Free health seminar
A free seminar, “Healthy Eating for You: Eating Mindfulness,” is offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, by registered dietician and community educator Bridget Lackey.
The presentation, provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will help participants learn to be more aware of what and why they eat. Mindless eating in front of the television, while driving or at work can lead to weight gain.
Reservations are appreciated. Call 330-480-3070.
Free info program
Dr. Jared Bunevich, ear, nose and throat specialist, will lead a free informational program at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at St. Joseph Health Center’s Warren Room, 667 E. Market St., on the balloon sinuplasty procedure used to treat symptoms in chronic sinus sufferers. Refreshments will be provided. Register online at HMpartners.org/sinus or call Howland Ear, Nose and Throat at 330-856-2520.
Beginning yoga classes on Mondays
Beginning yoga classes will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 15 and running through Oct. 27 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren.
Certified yoga instructor Dawn Perhacs will lead the adults-only class. The cost is $58 per person or $44 for HMHP employees.
For information or to register, call Community Outreach at 330-480-3070.
‘Control Diabetes for Life’ seminar
A doctor of naturopathy, Danielle MacDuff of DC Chiropractic in Niles, will present a free seminar, “Control Diabetes for Life,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at I.T.T. Technical Center, 1020 N. Meridian Road.
The seminar will include free snacks and food samples, a cooking demonstration and a “sugar free, no guilt” chocolate demonstration. To pre-register, call 330-505-3515.
Free grandparenting classes for child care
The Family Education Program at Salem Regional Medical Center is offering a free grandparenting class for current and soon-to-be grandparents to teach new approaches in child care. The next session will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the New Beginnings Family Care Center, 1995 E. State St.
The class goal is to encourage communication, understanding and support between generations, while providing useful information to assist in child care. Topics covered include infant safety, nutrition and medications.
Registration is required. Call the education line at 330-337-4989.
West Nile virus
Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile virus in 2014 were recently identified by the Ohio Department of Health. A 24-year-old female in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old female in Cuyahoga County were hospitalized with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.
To avoid mosquito bites: When outdoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, shoes and socks; use insect repellent; eliminate standing water; make sure roof gutters are properly draining and clean.
For information about West Nile virus, visit the ODH website at www.odh.ohio.gov/wnv.