‘Health at Home’ workshop is set
Humility of Mary Health Partners will offer a one-hour workshop, “Health at Home,” on Aug. 20 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
The workshop includes a reference guide that provides information about more than 200 common health problems as well as tips on caring for yourself and your family, preventing illness and injury and advice on when to seek medical attention.
The morning session runs from 11 a.m. to noon, the evening session runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop and all materials are free, but reservations are required, call 330-480-3070.
Additional Health at Home workshops will be offered at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown on Sept. 18, and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren on Oct. 22.
BRIDGES course on Aug. 12
The Trumbull County BRIDGES (Building Recovery of Individual Dreams through Education and Support) Course at Trumbull Memorial Hospital will start Aug. 12. For information call 330-747-5111.
Red Cross taught 700 how to swim
The American Red Cross had its final learn-to-swim program for the summer for children last week. The program helped teach 700 children to swim.
Children’s health care sign-up
Children or teens may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
In general, children in families with incomes up to $47,700 a year, for a family of four, are likely to be eligible.
Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine checkups, immunizations, and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications, and hospital care when they’re sick. Parents may also qualify for coverage through Medicaid.
For information or to get started, call 800-324-8680. Enrollment is open year-round.
Infant safe- sleep books being distributed
The Ohio Hospital Association joined the Ohio Department of Health, Charlie’s Kids Foundation, SID (Sudden Infant Death) Network of Ohio, the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, state Rep. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and state Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro, in announcing the statewide distribution of more than 85,000 Charlie’s Kids Foundation Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug books.
Local hospitals participating are St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, ValleyCare Northside Medical Center, Salem Regional Medical Center, and East Liverpool City Hospital.
Pharmacists can reduce health costs
Pharmacists can help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
The findings, reported in Health Affairs, suggest greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency -room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs.