Adult vaccination

Adult vaccination


Shepherd of the Valley, 1500 McKinley Ave., hosts an Adult Vaccination Seminar at 11 a.m. July 17 to provide information about recommended vaccines.

Immunizations for those older than 65 are determined by lifestyle, health conditions, locations of travel and previous immunizations.

Kathy Salapata, director of nursing for SOV-Niles, presents the information

Breast Cancer Coalition anniversary

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Cindy Mastrian, RN, nurse navigator for Sharon Regional Health System’s Breast Care Center, recently attended a luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg at the invitation of Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett and Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

The event recognized the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, a group that represents, supports, and serves breast- cancer survivors and their families in the state through educational programming, legislative advocacy, and breast-cancer research grants.

Prima Health Care adds two physicians


Prima Health Care, the area’s largest multispecialty medical group, has added two physicians to its staff.

Dr. Themelina Gaetano, a board-certified pediatrician, starts her practice July 17 in Prima’s Columbiana facility. She is originally from Campbell. She has practiced the past few years in the Dayton area.

Dr. Jeffrey Kempe is also a Mahoning Valley native and will begin his primary-care practice Aug. 12, rotating between the group’s Boardman and Columbiana facilities. Dr. Kempe is board certified in internal medicine. Over the past several years as a physician, his practice has emphasized providing care for hospitalized patients.

Learn to swim


The American Red Cross is having summer learn-to-swim sessions for children at the Warren Harding Pool in Warren. The classes meet Monday through Thursday for two seeks.

The sessions start July 22 and ends Aug. 1. The cost is $30 per child. To register or for information, call 330-392-2551, ext. 122.

Farm to Ford Dinner


The Farm to Ford Dinner will take place at White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, at 5 p.m. July 28.

The dinner features a menu of only locally grown and produced items. There will also be tours of the farm and orchard along with musical entertainment.

Tickets cost $100, and proceeds benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Call Tara Mady at the United Way for tickets at 330-746-8494.

$30 investment


The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is investing $30 million to support current and new research programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, including the establishment of an endowment fund to honor Dr. David H. Perlmutter, Children’s Hospital’s scientific director.

Regenerative medicine initiative


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Case Western University are furthering initiatives for integration between regenerative medicine forces to expand both the research base and the educational and training programs in the region.

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