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Funds for hospital



Published: Sun, September 8, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Funds for hospital

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tod Children's Hospital received $24,000 in state lawsuit settlement money to buy a retinal camera (RetCam), a tool that helps detect Shaken Baby Syndrome head injuries and provides prosecutors with medical evidence needed to prosecute Shaken Baby Syndrome cases. The money, presented to Tod by Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, comes from Ohio's $1.7 million share of a multistate lawsuit settlement with a vitamin company accused of price fixing.

Walk for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's America's Walk for Diabetes is Sept. 29 in Hudson at Hudson Springs Park, and Oct. 6 in Akron at Akron General Medical Center. Check-in is from 9-9:45 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call the Northeast Ohio Office of the ADA at (888) 342-2383 or e-mail www.diabetes.org/walk.

Benefit golf outings

CANFIELD -- Two golf outings netted a combined $13,500 that was donated to the American Cancer Society. The Youngstown Police Department event June 28 at Avalon South in Howland raised $5,800, which will be used for Camp Friendship, which benefits children who have cancer or are in remission. The Y-103 Lifetime Television outing at Tam O' Shanter in Hermitage, Pa., netted $7,700, which was split between the Mercer County, Pa., and Mahoning County ACS units.

Talk with a Doc series

WARREN -- HMHP's September Talk with a Doc series is "Management of Abnormal Menstrual Loss," which is at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. The program is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Call (877) 700-4647.

Women's Health Night

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Breast Care Advisory Board of St. Elizabeth Health Center is offering a Women's Health Night on Sept. 18 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. for women age 40 and over, who are uninsured and under-insured. Screenings will include a health history assessment, blood pressure, medication review, breast examination, a mammogram and an opportunity to talk with a doctor to review recommendations and follow-up. Patients will be screened for Medicaid, Medicare, Women's Health Advantage and other programs. Participants will not be billed for the services. The registration deadline is Thursday. Call (330) 480-3151 or (887) 700-4647.

Immunizing children

GIRARD -- A well-child immunization clinic is Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St. The clinic is free to Girard City children. Parents must pre-register by calling (330) 545-6048, and bring a copy of their child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.

Sign-language classes

WARREN -- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital is offering an eight-week beginners American Sign Language class from Tuesday through Oct. 29. The classes will be Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $15, and preregistration is required by Monday. Call (330) 841-9880.

Story time for kids

LEETONIA -- Story time for children ages 3 and 4 at Leetonia Community Public Library will be Tuesdays from Sept. 17 through Dec. 3. Children may participate in 45-minute sessions beginning at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the library at (330) 427-6635 or stop in at 24 Walnut St.

Community health fair

YOUNGSTOWN -- Faith Temple Pentecost Church of Christ, 100 E. Myrtle St., is offering Community Day Health Fair 2002 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be free blood-pressure checks and HIV testing, and other health-related displays and organizations will be represented. Call (330) 746-3077 for more information.

Divorce recovery

CANFIELD -- Old North Church will have a divorce recovery workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. on six Mondays from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. The workshop will be lead by Milan Belohlavek, a family therapist, and licensed social worker. The cost is $20. Call (330) 533-6848.




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