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HEALTH DIGEST | Girls’ Night Out



Published: Thu, October 11, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Girls’ Night Out

WARREN

St. Joseph Health Center, Eastland Avenue Southeast, is offering a free Girls’ Night Out women’s health event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday that features presentations by physicians on women’s health issues, informational displays, free bone-density screenings, mini-massages, mini-facials, door prizes, giveaways, refreshments and experts to answer questions.

Physician presenters will be Dr. Adam D. Cash, plastic and reconstructive surgery services; Dr. Amine Abdul-Aal, noninvasive body sculpting; Dr. Anthony DeSalvo, advances in robot-assisted gynecologic surgery; Dr. Robert Woodruff, M.D., robot-assisted bariatric and general surgery; and Dr. Koula Coliadis, radiologists’ recommendations for mammography.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Call 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 1-877-700-4647.

Smoking cessation

ALLIANCE

Alliance Community Hospital is offering “Fresh Start,” a free smoking- cessation program from 6 to 7 p.m. starting today. The program is open to the public. Smoking cessation patches are not offered as part of the program.

To register call 330-596-7125. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information visit www.achosp.org.

Radon Action Week

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The federal government has designated Oct. 15-21 as Federal Radon Action Week.

Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness that radon, a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 1 in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon, and millions of Americans are unknowingly exposed. A Harvard University study ranks radon as America’s top in-home hazard. Radon has been detected in every county in the U.S., and caused more American fatalities last year than carbon monoxide, fires and handguns combined. For information about the Federal Radon Action Plan, go to www.RadonPlan.org.

Clip for the Cure

YOUNGSTOWN

The Fiesta Hair & Tanning Salon, 3616 Belmont Ave., is participating in the Clip for the Cure to fight breast cancer on Saturday by donating 10 percent of every haircut to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Additionally, the salons will offer donation opportunities through Oct. 31 by donating 10 percent of net proceeds from private-label product sales; selling $1 breast cancer awareness magnets and pink bracelets for $12. Also, customer and business donations will be accepted and limited-edition pink products will be available for purchase. For information, visit www.ClipfortheCure.org.

Hospice volunteers

NILES

Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer training class begins Oct. 19 at St. Joe’s at the Mall in the Eastwood Mall near Sears. Classes are 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 16, Volunteers are particularly needed to serve patients in Trumbull County.

Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. Although training is in Trumbull County this time, volunteers are assigned to patients closer to their homes. To register, call 330-788-1992.


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