Free health talk
The Wound Healing Center at Trumbull Memorial Hospital is hosting a free community health talk on Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Rao Sudheendra will discuss HBO therapy, how it works and who could benefit. During HBO therapy, the body is exposed to 100 percent oxygen at a pressure that is greater than what the body normally experiences. Wounds need oxygen to heal properly and exposing them to 100 percent oxygen can speed up the healing process.
A typical treatment lasts an average of two hours, including 90 minutes at the prescribed treatment level plus the time it takes to pressurize and depressurize the chamber. The average number of treatments required to heal a patient with a wound is 20 to 40, but this varies from patient to patient.
To register for the event, call 330-841-6500.
Mercy Health – Youngstown is offering diabetes self-management education classes to help people improve their health. A doctor referral is needed to enroll. Most insurances cover the cost of the classes. For information on registration and help getting physician referral at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, call 330-480-2665. For St. Joseph Warren Hospital, call Call 330-480-2665.
Times, dates and locations of the classes are:
Tuesday-Thursday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; and April 25-27, 9 to 11:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.
Tuesday-Thursday, 1 to 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Warren Hospital, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren.
April 18-20, 6 to 8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is nationally recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Sharon Regional Health System wants to remind the community to learn more about cancer of the colon and rectum and how it can be prevented or best treated.
As part of March awareness month, Sharon Regional is offering a free “Healthy Living Series” education program, “Colon Cancer – Screening for Detection,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Diagnostic & Imaging Center, 2435 Garden Way, Hermitage, Pa. The program is presented by Dr. Robert E. Flanigan, board-certified gastroenterologist.
Health, wellness fair
Mussler Chiropractic in Boardman and The Supplement Station in Salem present the 11th annual health and wellness fair, “Spring into Health,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at The Supplement Station, 1139 E. Pidgeon Road, Salem.
Several health and wellness practitioners will be on hand, including Naturopath Dr. Danielle MacDuff, who will offer free mini-consultations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mussler Chiropractic will offer free spine and posture checks, blood pressure checks, and pain relief consultations; and Mercy Health will offer free heel bone scans from 1 to 4 p.m. and blood work for a fee from 9 a.m. to noon. The bone heel scans and blood work require a prior appointment. Call 330-337-3835 to schedule or for information about the health fair.
Other vendors include NOW Nutrition, Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil, New Chapter, Ancient Nutrition, Silver Biotics, Surya Brasil, NEOCELL, Premium Pastured Meats, Nature’s Plus, and Newton Homeopathics.
For information, call Mussler Chiropractic and Wellness at 330-758-9567.