Optometrist's donationsets record at school
WARREN -- Local optometrist Dr. Richard S. Kattouf has donated $150,000 to the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
Kattouf, an alum of ICO, offered the gift as part of the school's annual fund drive. At a ceremony in May, ICO named the Primary Eye Care Suite in honor of the Kattouf family.
The donation is the largest single gift given to the school by a living person.
In addition to his private practice in Warren, Kattouf operates three affiliated management consulting companies: Optometric Services, Management Masters and Heye Tech.
Prostate procedureoffered in area
YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners offers a new, non-surgical laser procedure that provides immediate relief from symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP).
Commonly known as enlarged prostate, BHP causes urination problems. The new treatment, performed by Dr. Thomas M. Picklow at HMHP, is FDA-approved Niagara Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP), a 20-minute, minimally invasive procedure done in an outpatient setting that does not have the side effects of drugs or the risks associated with traditional surgery.
For more information, call (330) 758-9787, (330) 609-5243 or (330) 793-4485.
Immunization clinicfree to Girard children
GIRARD -- The well-child immunization clinic starts at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Girard Health Department in the city building. The clinic is free to Girard children, and exams are conducted by Health Commissioner Dr. James J. Enyeart.
Parents or guardians must accompany children under age 18, and copies of immunizations records are required. Children must be pre-registered for the clinic by calling the health department at (330) 545-6048.
Women's health
HMHP's sixth annual Women's Health Event, "Coping with the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer," will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at McMenamy's in Niles and Aug. 15 at the Holiday Inn on South Avenue in Boardman. The registration fee for each program is $15. The event is open to the public and offers continuing education units for counselors, social workers and nurses. Call (330) 759-0697 to register.
Childbirth classes
Aug. 10: "Boot Camp for New Dads," 9 a.m. to noon, St. Elizabeth. The fee is $20 and registration is required. Call (330) 480-6667.
Aug. 14 & amp; 15: "Two-Day Safe Sitter Program," 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for 11- to 13-year-olds. The fee is $25. Call (877)700-4647.
Aug. 14: Breast-feeding class, 6 to 8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth. The fee is $10. Call (330) 480-6667.
Aug. 15: Start of a four-week, four-class childbirth series at St. Elizabeth, 6 to 9 p.m.. The fee is $45. Call (330) 480-6667 to register; start of three-week Childbirth Class Series at St. Joseph, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The fee is $45. Call (330) 841-4590 to register.
Aug. 7: Sibling class for brothers and sisters, ages 3 to 10, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. There is no charge, but reservations are required. Call (800) 842-9727;
Aug. 7: Trumbull County prepared childbirth breast-feeding basics: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. The fee is $10 per family. Call (330) 841-9913 to register.
Aug. 8: Grandparents Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., TMH. Attending before the baby is born is suggested. For more information and to register, call (330) 841-9880.
Aug. 10: One-day Saturday childbirth class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Northside. The fee is $50, which includes lunch for the patient and her coach. Call (330) 884-4763 to register.
Aug. 10: One-day childbirth class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the education center, Shields Road, Canfield. $55 per couple. Call (330) 755-0605 for more information.
Sept. 7: Infant Care Class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. $40. Call (330) 755-0605 for more information.

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