About colds, flu
The American Lung Association and two drug companies are offering a free copy of updated guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and the Common Cold. The guidelines are available in English or Spanish by calling (888) 254-4054 or visiting the Web site www.lingusa.org. The publication contains information on how the flu and cold viruses are transmitted, how to prevent the illnesses, and treatment options available.
CANFIELD -- Birthworks at the Ursuline Education Center, Shields Road, offers two Saturday classes.
UInfant Care, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., cost $40.
UChildbirth Preparation, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., cost $55.
The fee for both classes is $85. Call (330) 755-0605 for more information and to register.
Forum Health offers several birth classes. They include:
UPrenatal breast-feeding, Jan. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. The cost is $10, but free of charge if the person is enrolled in one of Forum Health's childbirth classes. Call (800) 842-9727 for more information and to register.
UChildbirth preparation: Jan. 23 and every Wednesday through Feb. 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Northside. Call (800) 842-9727 for more information and to register. The cost is $35.
Management: Jan. 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2 to 3 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. Physician referral is required. For more information and to register, call (330) 841-9689.
UBack care: Tuesday, TMH, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Community Health Connection at the Radiology Department at Forum Health, Elm Road Medical Park. The fee is $28, but is not applicable if currently participating in therapy at TMOC. For more information and to register, call (330)372-4020.
UCPR Adult & amp; Child Heartsaver Course, Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., at TMH. Participation cards will be issued to those completing the course. Call (330) 841-9880 for more information and to register. The fee is $20.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- St. Francis Hospital offers health screenings, including blood pressure, no charge; blood sugar, $3; total cholesterol/HDL, $12; total lipid panel, $15 at the following locations:
UTuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., SS Philip & amp; James Worship Site, Charles & amp; Hanna streets.
UWednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m., New Castle Senior Center, 101 S. Mercer St.
UThursday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., New Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
UFriday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1111 S. Cascade.
USaturday, 9 to 11 a.m., Queen of Heaven Parish, Clyde Street, Wampum, Pa.
UJan. 22, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 121 Winter Road (blood pressure only).
UJan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, Epworth United Methodist Church, 805 E. Washington.
UJan. 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Skyview Tower Apartments, 219 N. Beaver St.
UJan. 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Mahoning Township Community Center, U.S. Route 224, Hillsville, Pa. For more information or to register, call (724) 656-6054.
HMHP Mobile Clinic
YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners Mobile Health Clinic will visit a number of locations, including:
UMonday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth St., Struthers.
UWednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Road, Warren.
UThursday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., OCCHA, 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Meridian Arms Living Center, 650 Meridian Road, is offering free blood pressure checks from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Call (330) 792-7799 for more information.
Flu shots scheduled
AUSTINTOWN -- The Mahoning County Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia shots from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at 50 Westchester Drive. The cost is $10 for flu shots and $18 for the pneumonia shot. People on traditional Medicare must bring their Medicare card. No appointment is necessary. Call (330) 270-2855 for more information.