Stroke-risk screening

Stroke-risk screening
YOUNGSTOWN -- Life Line Screening will offer three primary health screenings to detect the risk of stroke and vascular disease at two locations. Carotid artery screening tests, abdominal aortic aneurysm tests and ankle brachial index tests will be available at St. Luke Parish Hall, Boardman, on Thursday, Nov. 15, and at the Mahoning County Senior Center, on Nov. 16. Bone density screenings will also be offered at both locations. The tests use ultrasound technology and are painless. Results are reviewed by a board-certified physician and mailed to patients. Tests cost $40 each and appointments are required. To schedule an appointment at either location, call (800) 407-4557.
Free wheelchairs
Miracle on Wheels makes available electric wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and older), usually at no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify. The service may also be available to the permanently disabled of any age. No deposit is required. For more information, call (800) 749-8778.
Dietetic group to meet
BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley Dietetic Association will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Beeghly Oaks Nursing Home, 6505 Market St. Patrick M. Welsh, nursing home administrator, will speak on upcoming changes in long term care and how nutrition professionals can work with staff in the nursing home environment. Participants are asked to bring a canned good donation for the Second Valley Harvest Food Bank.
Cancer screenings
LISBON -- The Columbiana County Health Department is offering free cancer screenings for Columbiana County residents Tuesday at the health department, 7360 state Route 45. Call (330) 424-0272 for an appointment.
Talk With a Doc
HMHP's Talk With a Doc offers programs on Comprehensive Breast Care at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Joseph Health Center, Warren; and on allergies and sinusitis at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call (877) 700-4647 to register and for information.
Case receives grant
CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is one of seven institutions nationally that received a $100,000 grant from Pfizer to develop and implement multi-disciplinary curriculum to train medical students in sexual health medicine.
Spotlight on doctor
WARREN -- Dr. Jagdish H. Patel, a family physician and a member of St. Joseph Health Center's staff, was recognized for 15 years of membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP requires its members earn 150 hours of approved continuing medical education every three years.
Adoption dinner
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Children Services will kick off National Adoption Awareness Month in November with a dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Elm Tree, 170 Walton Ave., Struthers. Invitations have been mailed to families who have adopted through MCCS. Call (330) 783-0411 for information.
Sports performance
PITTSBURGH -- UPMC Center for Sports Medicine is offering a free seminar, Perfecting Sports Performance, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13, at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, 1150 Mount Pleasant Road, Greensburg, Pa. Seminar topics will include preventing knee injury, what to eat to compete and perfecting performance. Call (724) 836-9996 for information.
Helping cancer patients
WARREN -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society is offering Navigator Plus Program training Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., for all cancer patients who are at least one-year past their treatment. Navigator volunteers comfort cancer patients and help them resolve issues in one-on-one meetings in neutral locations or talking by telephone. To register for training, call (330) 533-0546 or toll free at (888) 227-6446.
Hospice benefit
YOUNGSTOWN -- Hospice of the Valley will have an Awesome Aussie Benefit Luncheon Thursday at Outback Steakhouse, 7000 S. Tiffany Blvd. Serving times are 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The donation is $15 per person for the meal, which will be served by radio, television and newspaper personalities. Call (330) 788-1992 or (800) 640-5180 for ticket information.
Organ donor program
CANFIELD -- The Tri-County Chapter of Medical Assistants is offering a program on organ donation at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center, Palmyra Road. Call (330) 793-5102 for information.
Dealing with grief
BOARDMAN -- Catholic Charities Regional Agency is offering a workshop, Response to National Stress/Grief, from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the agency office, 4495 Market St. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. Call (330) 788-8726.

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