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Published: Sun, July 21, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



HEALTH

LifeBanc workshop

INDEPENDENCE -- LifeBanc, the organ procurement organization for Northeast Ohio, will conduct a one-day workshop for clergy, nurses, social workers, counselors and funeral directors from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center on Rockside Road. Topics will include ethical issues, the organ and tissue donation process, religious views and the role of funeral homes in the donation process. The registration fee is $20. Call (216) 752-5433 or (888) 558-5433 for a registration form and more information.

Office opening

BOARDMAN -- The Pediatric/Adolescent Cardiology Program at Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital is opening a satellite office at Beeghly Medical Park, 6505 Market St., in August. For more information, call (330) 884-3991.

Insurance seminar

NORTH LIMA -- A free long-term care insurance seminar is offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenellen Senior Suites & amp; Villas -- Lakeside, 9661 Market St. Call (330) 652-9901 for reservations and more information.

Medicaid program

COLUMBUS -- Uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through a federal screening program, administered by the Ohio Department of Health, may be eligible for treatment under an expanded Medicaid program made possible by the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. To qualify, women must be under the age of 65, uninsured and not otherwise eligible for Medicaid. For more information, visit a local library and contact ODH via its Web site at www.odh.state.oh.us/odhprograms/bc_ canc//bcancl.htm.

ADA and cloning

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is opposed to a four-year moratorium on therapeutic cloning research proposed by the President's Council on Bioethics. The ADA supports therapeutic cloning research and a ban on reproductive cloning and supports immediate creation and enforcement of strict guidelines to regulate therapeutic cloning research, Dr. Francine R. Kaufman, ADA president, said. Dr. Kaufman said therapeutic cloning can be used to create replacement islet cells that can produce insulin and create replacement tissue to allow organs, such as the pancreas, to function normally; it may eliminate the need for immunosuppressive therapy, a harsh and destructive regimen that is currently necessary with islet cell replacement therapy.

Twilight Mile

SALEM -- The third annual Twilight Mile is Saturday at 8:15 p.m., immediately preceding the Star Trax 5K run at Salem's Reilly Stadium. Twilight Mile participants can choose from a 1-mile or 1.5-mile course. Preregistration guarantees a T-shirt and gift bag. Forms are available at the Salem Sport Shop, Second Sole in Boardman and Runners Supply in Canton. Call (330) 337-0170 for more information.

Breast cancer seminar

YOUNGSTOWN -- Quota International of Youngstown offers a seminar on coping with the diagnosis of breast cancer Aug. 14 at McMenemy's on U.S. Route 422 in Niles and Aug. 15 at Holiday Inn on South Avenue in Boardman. Both programs begin with a 5 p.m. registration followed by an open buffet dinner. Kathy Purcell, a clinical social worker at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, will be keynote speaker for the program, offered by the American Cancer Society, Forum Health, Humility of Mary Health Partners and Youngstown Community Health Center. The cost is $15 per person, with the proceeds earmarked for the Silver Lining Fund, which assists people who cannot pay for cancer treatments. To register, call (330) 759-0697 by Aug. 7.

MISC.

Overnight lock-in

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Black Knights Police Association will sponsor a free overnight lock-in for women Aug. 17. Food, gifts, facials and photo sessions will be available for participants. The purpose of the event is to bring old and young women of varied backgrounds together to say, "We are here, we do care ... and we want to assist you on your journey to productive adulthood," according to the announcement. The event, to be held at the Black Knights Police Association building at 1524 Oakland Avenue, is for females ages 10 and up. City officials, career counselors and others will speak. Registration by Aug. 2 is required for attendance. To register or for more information, call (330) 799-6575.

Concert at library

HOWLAND -- Lisa Brown will sing a program of show tunes, arias and classical music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. The concert is free and open the public.




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