Art therapy offered

Art therapy offered
AUSTINTOWN -- The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health offers a free Art Therapy seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D & amp;E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court. Call (330) 538-0184 for more information.
LPN Division 3 to meet
BOARDMAN -- The Licensed Practical Nurse Association, Division 3 of Mahoning and Trumbull counties, will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Greenbriar, 8064 South Ave. The program is Yoga/Meditation for Stress Reduction. The cost is $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Call (330 533-6272 for more information.
Trauma center named
AKRON -- The American College of Surgeons has designated Children's Hospital Medical Center as a pediatric trauma center. Of the 61,441 visits registered in Children's Hospital emergency department in 2000, 19,761 were trauma related with about 400 considered significant trauma. The hospital's burn center cared for about 1,712 acute burn traumas last year.
Disease seminar slated
ROOTSTOWN -- Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education will present the 19th annual Infectious Disease Seminar for physicians, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Naples, Fla. Presenters will include Dr. Thomas M. File Jr., co-activity director, professor internal medicine and master teacher at NEOUCOM, and chief of infectious disease service at Summa Health System; and Dr. James S. Tan, professor of internal medicine, chairman of the infectious disease section and master teacher at NEOUCOM, and chairman of the department of medicine at Summa Health System. Call (330) 325-6578 or (877) 325-1212 to register.
Med student gets award for research
ROOTSTOWN -- Thomas Scharschmidt, a second-year medical student at NEOUCOM, was awarded the $5,000 Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarship. Scharschmidt, of Akron, and a 1999 Kent State University Honors College graduate, is researching the pathology of osteoarthritis.
Drug research funded
CLEVELAND -- Researchers at Case Western University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland will receive $2.5 million over five years to examine the long-term effects of the drug MDMA, known as Ecstasy, on a developing fetus, and the physical and psychological effects on a mother. The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Case Western will collaborate with researchers from the University of East London in Great Britain.
Creative dance program
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- A program on the Healing Dimension of Creative Dance is offered at Villa Maria Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. The cost is $25. The deadline for registration is Nov. 18. To register or for more information, call (724) 964-8920.
Diabetes programs
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Regional Diabetes Center at UPMC Horizon offers several events during November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. They include: free blood glucose screening, 7 to 9 a.m. at Shop 'N Save in Hermitage and 7 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at UPMC Horizon hospitals in Greenville and Farrell; Living With Diabetes, a free four-hour class open to the general public, UPMC Horizon in Greenville from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13. Call (724) 589-6163 to register.
WARREN -- National Diabetes Month dinner program, 5 to 7 p.m. at TMH. For more information or to register, call (330) 841-9880 or (330) 841-9689. A fee will be charged.
Blood screening
AUSTINTOWN -- AustinWoods Health Care Center, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Call (330) 792-7681 for information.
Red Cross Training
WARREN -- Community First Aid and CPR: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and 27; and Thursday Nov. 29, Warren office, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W. The cost is $40.
Baby sitter class
WARREN -- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The fee is $40 and prepayment is required. Call (330) 740-3710 to register.
Breast-feeding class
WARREN -- Breast-feeding Basics, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., TMH. The fee is $10. Call (330) 841-9251 for information and to register.

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