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About colds, flu



Published: Sun, January 13, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



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.

Birth classes

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.

Diabetes class

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.

Other classes

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.

Screenings

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.

Blood screening

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.




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