New curriculum
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mary Ellen Pellegrini recently completed revision of a parenting curriculum for the Child Welfare League of America, Washington D.C., entitled My Baby & amp; Me: Growing Together from Pregnancy Through the First Year. The goal of My Baby & amp; Me is to strengthen and empower parents to provide a stable, nurturing home environment. This resource is designed for use by educational institutions, religious organizations and social service agencies that assist the teen parent or any parent struggling to raise a child. Curriculum topics and worksheets include prenatal care; effects of drugs and alcohol on unborn babies; what to expect during and after birth; the baby's changing physical, developmental and emotional needs during the first year; infant safety; a father's role; budgeting time and money; and balancing parenting with work and/or school. Additional information is available from Pellegrini at or the Child Welfare League, at (800) 407-6273 or Pellegrini is also a correspondent for The Vindicator.
Flushing fat
Lose weight, detoxify your body and help balance your hormones. A free lecture will be given at 7 p.m. Monday by Dr. Heather Haverfield, based on the Fat Flush by Anne Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. According to organizers, participants usually lose two dress/pant sizes in two weeks or one pound per day, detoxify their body and reduce abdominal fat, and increase energy and metabolism. The lecture will be held in the lobby at Back to Health, 843 Boardman Canfield Road. Space is limited please call to reserve a seat at (330) 726-6339.
Born too soon
BOARDMAN -- Forum Health Western Reserve Care System, Department of Medical Education will hold "Prematurity: Born Too Soon and Too Small" on 4:30-8:40 p.m. July 28 at the Holiday Inn-Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Boardman. The continuing medical education program is for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals and is sponsored by the Forum Health Women & amp; Infants Pavilion. The program addresses the serious trend in the increased percentage of premature births; the common risk factors, prediction and prevention of preterm birth; the care of patients with high-risk pregnancies and other related topics. Guest speakers are Jay D. Iams, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and Public Health, Ohio State University and Hetty C. W. Walker, RNC, Coordinator of The Ohio State University Prematurity. Registration is required for this free program. Seating is limited. To register and for more information, contact Joyce Burns, Department of Medical Education, (330) 884-3574.

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