Featured speaker at Ostomy meeting

Featured speaker at Ostomy meeting


Dr. Gregory S. Huang, a trauma surgeon at St. Elizabeth Health Center, is the featured speaker at Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at HM Home Care, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road.

Meetings of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, which are on the second Tuesday of each month alternating between Humility of Mary Health Partners’ HM Home Care office in Girard and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, are open to the public. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.

Free screenings for prostate cancer


Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers, Man Up Mahoning Valley, NEO Urology and HMHP Development Foundation are offering free prostate- cancer screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. George Parish, 271 W. Chestnut St.

The free screening programs are part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of men in the Mahoning Valley who die from prostate cancer. Screenings include a digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood draw. Man Up Mahoning Valley recommends annual prostate- cancer screenings for every man 40 and older.

To register, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 1-877-700-4647.

Six-week program on heart disease


The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is offering its morning, six-week spectrum program from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Dec. 2 and 9, at Jameson North Campus, 1211 Wilmington Ave.

A six-week modified program of the full Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, the spectrum program is a scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health based on the best-selling book by Dr. Dean Ornish. This lifestyle- improvement program can be tailored to suit almost anyone, officials said. For information, call Lori Brothers at 724-656-4660.

Caregiver program


Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County, supported in part with a grant from the Hospice Education Institute, will host its next caregivers support program, “It’s Your Turn: A Day of Care for Caregivers,” from noon to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the South Campus Conference Center, 1000 South Mercer St.

This free event is open to all caregivers in the community. Because November is National Caregiver Month, Jameson Hospice will recognize caregivers with massages, manicures, entertainment, relaxation, Tai Chi and gifts. Dorothy Vandusen of Grand Master Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy will speak about the importance of caregivers caring for themselves.

For reservations, call 724-652-8847 by Oct. 31. Visit jamesonhealth.org/hospice for information.

Knee info session


On Wednesday, Dr. Mark Gardner will offer an information session about developments in total knee replacement from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Womancare Center at UPMC Horizon, 875 N. Hermitage Road.

Attendees will learn indications for surgery as well as medical and physical therapy remedies. The session is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available. To register, call 724-962-9622.

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