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HEALTH



Published: Sun, September 23, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



HEALTH

Diabetes Web site

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association has launched CODA Kids, a new Web site for children ages 7 to 17 with diabetes. The Web site is a place for youths to share their feelings with others who have diabetes, and also provides information about diabetes such as diabetes care, kid-tested recipes, diabetes in the classroom, and how kids with diabetes can participate safely in sports. To visit CODA Kids, long onto www.diabetesohio.org. Call (614) 486-7124 or (800) 422-7946 for information.

Parenting workshops

BOARDMAN -- Catholic Charities Regional Agency is offering a free workshop for parents of children up to the age of 6from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 1 at the agency office, 4495 Market St. Topics will include handling the stress of parenting, developmental stages and expectations for children up to the age of 6, and skills to build and keep a positive relationship with children. Pre-register by Oct. 9 by calling (330) 788-8726.

Benefit scheduled

CANFIELD -- The third annual Joshua Walker Benefit Car Cruise will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Emmanuel Ministries, 6512 Kirk Road. Joshua, 4, suffers from a rare and debilitating disease called metachromatic leukodystrophy that attacks the brain causing loss of all muscle control. He is unable to walk, talk, chew or swallow and has been nourished through a feeding tube for the past two years. Proceeds from the car show will help offset the family's medical bills. A trust fund has been established at Sky Bank for financial contributions. Call (330) 797-9819 or (330) 799-6187 for information.

Women's health fair

BOARDMAN -- First Medical Associates of Boardman is having a Women's Health Fair from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Boardman Park Community Center. Free blood, cholesterol, breast cancer risk and osteoporosis screening will be offered, and there will be speakers. Call (330) 726-1138 for information.

Eye screening program

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' Amblyopia Vision Screening Program is seeking volunteers to help screen preschool children in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties for amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. A training session will be at the Goodwill facility, 2747 Belmont Ave., at 10 a.m. Wednesday led by Dr. Leann Goslak of Lens Crafters. Call (330) 759-7921 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday for information.

Breast cancer program

CANFIELD -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society recently certified or recertified 12 area women in the Reach to Recovery breast cancer program. The women, who have overcome breast cancer and are one year past surgery and treatment, are trained to visit newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and provide a temporary prosthesis and bra, non-medical information, and discuss their experiences of surviving breast cancer. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446 for information.

Children's camp

HIRAM -- Camp Falling Leaf, a weekend camp for children 7 through seniors in high school who have lost a loved on to death, will be Oct. 4-7 at Camp Asbury. During the camp, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse & amp; Hospice Association of Northeast Ohio in Howland and Robinson Memorial Visiting Nurse & amp; Hospice of Ravenna, each child is teamed with a trained adult buddy for the weekend to help put the loss in perspective. Call (330) 841-5440 for information.

Surgery, skin programs

Humility of Mary Health Partners will present two Talk with a Doc programs this month. Cosmetic Laser Surgery will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Humility House, Ohltown Road, Austintown; and Advances in Skin Care at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Health Center, Warren. The programs are free and open to the public. Call (330) 877-700-4647 for information.

Red Cross training

WARREN -- Call (330) 392-2551 for information on American Red Cross training at the Warren office, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., which includes:

* Preventing Disease Transmission, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $20.

* Community First Aid and CPR, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Oct. 2, $40.

Mobile clinic schedule

YOUNGSTOWN -- HMHP's Mobile Health Clinic will visit several locations, including:

* 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday, Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave.

* 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Beulah Temple, 523 Griffith St.

* 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Bodnar Home/The Point, appointment only.

* 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Riverview Apartments, 250 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.

* 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fairview Gardens, 2035 Benton Ave. S.E., Warren.

Diabetes classes

HMHP offers diabetes self-management classes from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown.

* Bone density screening, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Ames, Mahoning Avenue, Champion.

Forum Health classes

* Diabetes help class, 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. Physician referral is required. Call (800) 842-9727 for information.

* Diabetes breakfast, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, 7:30 a.m., registration and blood screening; 8 a.m., breakfast; 8:20 a.m., speaker. Call (330) 841-9689 for information.

* Prenatal breast-feeding class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, $10. Call (800) 842-9727 to register.

Seminar on sobriety

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Needle's Eye, 74 Kenmore Ave., will present a seminar on sobriety from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 8. Registration will be from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. with prayer and the program, "God is for the Alcoholic and Other Drugs." Participants will speak about achieving and retaining sobriety. Call (330) 744-1582 for information.

Parenting group

YOUNGSTOWN -- Needle's Eye will sponsor a parenting group starting in October. Sessions are scheduled from 10:15 a.m.-noon Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec.31, at the Needle's Eye, 74 Kenmore. The last session will include an all-night vigil for the group and other participants in observance of New Year's Eve.

Topics will include budgeting, family menus, managing time, social behavior, growing up as adults, child providers, problem solving, cooking, sewing and arts and crafts. Elizabeth Hudson is parenting group coordinator. Call (330) 744-1582.

MISC

Feline competition

NILES -- Five hundred purebred cats will be entered in the 2001 Great Lakes Regional Qualifier, a Cat Fanciers' Association show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Eastwood Expo Center. Spectators may visit cats as they await rounds of competition. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children and $12 for families. Children ages 3 and under will be admitted free. Call (412) 734-9419 for information.

Cookbook sale

The Youngstown-Warren Dental Assistants Society has a cookbook for sale featuring some 200 recipes that members gathered among themselves, family and friends. Cookbooks, which cost $12, may be bought from society members at the Choffin Career Center's dental assisting department or by mail. Sending a check for $15, which includes shipping and handling, to Cookbook, P.O. Box 14, Hartford, Ohio 44424. For information call Alice Smith, president, (330) 744-8703, or Paula Oliver, (330) 744-8749.

Tai chi classes

CORTLAND -- Tai chi classes for senior citizens are offered at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays in the exercise room of the clubhouse Lake Vista of Cortland, 303 N. Mecca St.

Delbert Lee Piper Sr. instructs the hour-long sessions that focus on flexibility, breathing and meditation. The cost is $5 per class. For reservations call (330) 638-2420.

YMCA lifeguard class

NILES -- A lifeguard class for ages 16 and up will be conducted Friday through Oct. 20 at the Eastwood Family YMCA. Class times will be 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call Paula at (330) 544-2383 for more information.

Autumn party

POLAND -- Shepherd of the Valley-Poland is planning an autumn party for Oct. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. The "Fall Fling Card Party" will take place in the main dining room. A donation of $4 per person is requested. The event will feature door prizes and refreshments. Call Sheryle at (330) 726-7110 for more information.

Business Women's Week

COLUMBIANA -- Columbiana Business and Professional Women/USA will mark the 73rd annual National Business Women's Week Oct. 15-20. The chapter will sponsor a brunch and style show at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. state Route 14. Admission is $15, and tickets may be ordered by Oct. 13 by calling (330) 457-1336, (330) 482-3700 or (330) 427-2166. All women are invited to attend and to become members.




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