Chronic fatigue seminar
EAST PALESTINE -- A program on chronic fatigue syndrome is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at East Palestine Memorial Public Library. For more information or to register, call (330) 426-3778 or visit the library at 309 N. Market St.
Grant for NEOUCOM
ROOTSTOWN -- The Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine received a $93,000 grant from the SBC Foundation to establish a technology center where physicians and other health care professionals can learn groundbreaking medical procedures from national or international experts without leaving northeast Ohio.
AARP plans meeting
LIBERTY -- AARP will conduct a community meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21, at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex to discuss adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, which does not cover prescription drugs.
I Can Cope classes
LISBON -- The American Cancer Society will have two I Can Cope classes this month at the Columbiana County Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154. The classes, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., are: Pain Management on Aug. 22 and Nutrition on Aug. 29. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446 for more information and to register.
CPR courses offered
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Pediatric Outreach Department at Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital offers CPR courses, for adult or infant and child certification, which are open for day-care providers, baby sitters, coaches or anyone interested. The next class will be Aug. 29 at Northside Medical Center. The fee is $15 each for adult or infant and child certifications, or $25 if both classes are taken. Call (330) 884-4031 to register or for more information.
Caesarean birth rate
COLUMBUS -- Though the overall number of Caesarean section births is on the rise in Ohio, the number of primary (first-time) C-sections here is below the national ceiling for C-sections, and vaginal-birth-after-Caesarean rates have declined over the last few years, according to the Ohio Department of Health. In 2001, Ohio's overall C-section rate was 22.2 percent of births, compared with the 2000 national rate of 22.9 percent. Ohio's primary C-section rate was 14.1 percent in 2000, below the national goal of no more than a 15-percent primary rate by 2010.
Drop in organ donors
CLEVELAND -- LifeBanc, the federally designated organ procurement organization for northeast Ohio, reported a decline in the number of organ donors through June 30 of this year compared with the same period in 2001 (34 donors compared with 46), and urged people to talk with their families about donating organs. A single donor can potentially provide organs and tissue to help 50 people, and about 500,000 people each year receive sight or mobility through tissue transplantation, said Debbie May-Johnson, LifeBanc's executive director. Nationally, organ donation has declined by more than 21 percent from the previous year. On average, 17 people die every day because of the shortage of organ donors. There are more than 80,000 on the national organ transplant waiting list, May-Johnson said.
Forum Health
Aug. 19: Diabetes class series, 2-3 p.m., Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 22, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. Physician referral is required. The classes introduce and/or enhance basic diabetes management skills. For more information or to register, call (330) 841-9689.
Aug. 19: Pediatric asthma day camp, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children must be from 6-12 years old and diagnosed with asthma. Enrollment is limited to 50 children. Call (330) 884-3415 for more information.
Humility of Mary
Tuesday: Blood screening: 10 a.m.- noon, Santisi IGA, Lincoln Knolls Plaza.
Saturday: All-Day Childbirth Class, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $55 fee. Call (330) 480-6667 to register.
Aug. 19: The ENCOREplus program at the Young Women's Christian Association, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, will have a mammovan for breast cancer screenings from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Y. The mammovan will be in the organization's Phelps Street parking lot. Call (330) 746-6361, Ext. 177, for eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment.

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