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Ovarian cancer study



Published: Sun, September 9, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Ovarian cancer study

PITTSBURGH -- Magee-Womens Hospital is enrolling newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients in a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a treatment combining traditional chemotherapy with a peptide that has shown cancer-fighting properties. A peptide is a combination of amino acids. Women 18 years of age or older who are newly diagnosed and have had surgery but not chemotherapy are eligible for the study. Patients who have had previous chemotherapy treatment are not eligible. Call Kelly Colonello, study coordinator, at (412) 641-5318 for information.

Osteoporosis testing

YOUNGSTOWN -- Free heel screenings used to detect osteoporosis are offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phar-Mor, 4755 Mahoning Ave., by Community Medical Corporation's Osteoporosis Evaluation Center. Participants must be at least 40 years of age. Results will be given at the time of the exam. Call (330) 726-0322 for information.

Pain management

VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- Villa Maria Sisters Services' Complementary Health Series, in conjunction with EverGreen, offers a free program, "Pain Management through Water Yoga," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Villa Maria Community Center. Registration is not necessary. Call (724) 964-8920 for information.

Screening series

CANFIELD -- A free nutritional survey, bio energetic evaluation, and postural and spinal screenings are offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16 at Williams Center for Health and Wellness, 584 E. Main St. Call (330) 533-7149 for information.

CPR training offered

WARREN -- The Warren Office, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., offers Community First Aid and CPR from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and CPR for the Professional Rescuer from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 19. The costs are $40 and $45, respectively. Call (330) 392-2551 for information.

Health-related classes

Forum Health and Humility of Mary Health Partners offer various health-related classes.

Forum's include:

ULook Good ... Feel Better, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17, Trumbull Memorial Hospital Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles. The American Cancer Society program provides education for women experiencing appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation. Call (330) 533-0546 for information and to register.

UPeripheral Vascular Disease screening, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18, TMH Community Health Connection. Call (888) 841-9099 to register.

USafe Sitter, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29, Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman. The $40 fee must be pre-paid. Call (330) 740-3710 for information and to register.

UPASSPORT 65, 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. Program includes blood pressure screening and tips on influenza vaccine.

Humility's include:

UTwo-Week/Four Class Childbirth Series, starts 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, fee, $45; and All-Day Childbirth Class, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth, fee $55. Call (330) 480-6667 for information and to register.

UBlood pressure screening, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 18, Santisi IGA, Girard.

Weight-reduction class

AUSTINTOWN -- A program on weight reduction is offered by the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension office and Austin Woods Health Care Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Austin Woods, 4780 Kirk Road. The program, free and open to the public, is one of a series on Family Nutrition.

X-ray class offered

LORDSTOWN -- The Trumbull-Mahoning-Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses will have an X-ray class for general X-ray machine operators from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lordstown Fabrication Plant on Bailey Road. The fee is $80. Call (330) 824-5823 for information and to register by Sept. 14.

Faces of Triumph

HOWLAND -- Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital will have Faces of Triumph, a patient reunion and open house, from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at 8747 Squires Lane N.E. The outdoor event is a picnic with activities including boccie, golf and face painting. Refreshments and food will be provided. Call (330) 740-4766 for information.

Fibromyalgia forum

LISBON -- The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter, is offering a free Fibromyalgia Public Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vista Centre, 100 Vista Drive. A chiropractor, physical therapist and a person with fibromyalgia will be among the speakers. Call (800) 399-3858 or (330) 424-5852 for information.




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