Updates on osteoarthritis of the spine, treating gout, medications to treat arthritis and benefits of the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program are topics at the second annual “Better Living with Arthritis” forum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 East Market St., Howland. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Sponsors are the Arthritis Foundation and ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Speakers for the event, free and open to the public, include: Dr. Morris W. Pulliam, “Spinal Arthritis: Less Surgery is More;” Dr. Thomas B. Jones Jr., “Gout – The Disease of Kings?” and Rudolph Choich Jr., “Review of Arthritis Medications.” Preregistration is required by Wednesday; call 800-245-2275, ext. 6438.
Naturopath Dannielle MacDuff of the DC Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 1219 Niles-Cortland Road (state Route 46), is offering “21 Days to Diabetes FREE,” a seminar about diabetes and how it can be reversed, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For information and to register, call 330-505-3515.
Session on sodium
A free informational session “Sodium in Your Diet” and salt’s relationship to high blood pressure and heart health is offered by the Niles City Health Department from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the Mayor Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Waddell Park. Youngstown State University nutrition students will present information. For information call, 330-544-9000, ext. 163.
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Jameson Health System is offering a free joint pain seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday at Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road. The keynote speaker is Dr. Steven Hand. For information and to register, call Nicole Hunter at 724-656-4145 or go online at www.jamesonhealth.org/orthopedics.
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Jameson Health System, Highmark and the Preventative Health Alliance, are offering the HOPE program on osteoporosis prevention and education. The program series, which focuses on making healthy choices to improve bone health, consists of four classes from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6, 13, and 20 in the School of Nursing Auditorium North. One class each week will have a guest lecturer and discussion, and one will consist of group exercise using stretch bands. There is no charge for Highmark Insurance and Gateway Insurance members, and a minimal charge for others. Preregistration is required. Call 724-656-4270 or visit www.jamesonhealth.org/wellness for information.
The annual meeting of The Community Corporation, parent organization of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, is 5 to 7 p.m. May 8 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. The doors open at 5 p.m. for a hors d’oeuvres buffet followed by the program at 6. Advance reservations, $25 per person, are required for the event sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Call the United Way at 330-746-8494.