Free screenings for lung cancer
Sharon Regional Health System is offering free lung- cancer screenings as part of an ongoing community effort to aid in the early detection of lung cancer.
To be eligible to participate in the screenings individuals must have a primary-care physician and meet the following criteria: between 55 and 74 years old, smoke at least 30 packs of cigarettes per year, or be a former smoker who quit in the last 15 years and not be under a doctor’s care for a lung condition.
For more information or to register for the free screening call Sharon Regional’s Health Information Center at 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.
Humility of Mary Health Partners is hosting an adult weight management program starting in September.
Classes will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 in the community room of the D.D. and Velma Davis YMCA in Boardman and Thursday at the same time from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 at St. Joe’s at the Mall in the Eastwood Mall.
The cost to participate is $40. Call Humility of Mary at 330-480-3151 for additional information or to register.
Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer class begins Sept. 6 at St. Joe’s at the Mall. Classes are from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Friday for five weeks through Oct. 4.
Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and how volunteers assist.
For more information or to register call 330-788-1992.
Nominees were announced for the 2013 Valley Legacy Awards. The annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates.
Nominees for outstanding seniors are Alma Apicella, Salem; Betty Jean Bahmer, Warren; Anna Mae Cuchna, Niles; Paul Burgeson, Boardman; Marion Calpin, Canfield; Carol Faustino, Girard; Mary Ann Fees, North Lima; Wellington “Doc” Hager, Youngstown; Louise Joachim, Poland; Kay Lavelle, Austintown; Bill & Rosemary Lowery, Warren; John E. Malys, Boardman; Daniel Mathey, Warren; John Prokop, Boardman; Robert W. Ray, Warren; Jean Rider, Austintown; Marilyn Schmidt, Canfield; Thomas Soltis, Farmdale; Donna J. Tompkins, Warren; and Marjorie Wise, Columbiana.
Outstanding advocate for senior nominees are Carla Chahine, North Lima; Roberta Cykon, Niles; Mayor Ralph Infante, Niles; Kay Lavelle, Austintown; David Mirkin, Youngstown; and Roxanne York, Warren.
Sepsis info video
A video about what sepsis is and how to help prevent it is now posted on Humility of Mary Health Partners’ Internet website as an educational tool.
In severe sepsis, the body’s normal reaction to an infection becomes harmful instead of helpful. If not corrected, it can overwhelm all normal body functions and lead to death.
The video is at http://hmpartners.org/patientvideos.aspx.
St. Joe sleep lab accreditation
St. Joseph Health Center’s Diagnostic Sleep Lab in Howland has earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for a period of five years. The facility has changed its name to the St. Joseph Sleep Center, which became possible after the AASM accreditation.