Hospice volunteer training: By Forum Health At Home, six Thursdays from Sept. 9-Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first four sessions at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 3755 S. Raccoon Road, Canfield, the last two sessions at Forum Health At Home, Youngstown, and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Howland, respectively; preregistration requiredl; call (330) 841-5440 or (800) 862-3090.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Training Course: To learn appropriate child restraints and proper fit and installation; Sept. 8-10 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weathersfield Township Fire Station, 3588 state Route 46; instructors, Lark Dickstein, coordinator for the Region 4 Occupant Protection program, and others; students completing the course will receive national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician; cost, $125; registration deadline, Aug. 18; call (330) 884-3234.
American Red Cross, Mahoning Chapter: Adult CPR, Wednesday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 7, 6-10 p.m.; infant and child CPR, Sept. 8, 6-8:30 p.m.; basic first aid, Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.; call (330) 726-6063.
Free Community Health Fair: Saturday Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Northside Medical Center Medical Education Building atrium, Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; sponsor, Forum Health Western Reserve Care System; open to children and adults; free health screenings for allergies, sports injuries, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis, anxiety and others; educational displays on diet and nutrition; Human Body Booth that displays parts of the body; free food, refreshments, prizes and giveaways; call (330) 884-3969.
K-9's for Compassion: Educational seminar, "Talk to the Paw: Animal Behavior 101," Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Finnegan Auditorium, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown; speaker, Julie Shaw, senior animal behavior technologist at Purdue University; topics, animal body language, behavior modification techniques, clicker training, and service dog information; open to the public, reservations required, call (330) 534-2001; cost, $60.
Female Athletes' Knees: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says female athletes, when they experience muscular changes at about age 16, become more susceptible to noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries than their male counterparts.
Dr. Anand G. Garg gets award: Dr. Garg, associated with Dr. Chandler M. Kohli, Youngstown, is co-recipient of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States' 2004 Dr. John H. Clark Leadership Award. Dr. Garg, of Avon, was recognized for teaming with Raymond J. Albert, a consumer advocate, to direct the Ohio Medical Board's complaint and investigation processes, as secretary and supervising member, respectively, from December 1997 to June 2003.
Foot melanoma is deadliest skin cancer: The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons says melanoma is the most common malignancy on the foot or ankle, more likely to be misdiagnosed than melanomas on other parts of the body, and as a result is often detected late, thereby dropping the survival rate lower than for melanomas found elsewhere.