Free seminar offered

Free seminar offered


The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Boardman (Southbridge West Complex), is offering a free seminar on How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Call 330-729-1350 or go to for reservations.

Women’s Heart Day


Mercy Health – Youngstown is offering its Women’s Heart Day event from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St, Youngstown.

The free event features health screenings, health information exhibits, a blood drive, CPR training, fitness demonstrations, spa services, refreshments and giveaways. For information, call 330- 480-2106.

Services include health screenings for bone density, hemoglobin A1C (diabetes) and lipid profile (cholesterol).

Also available are mammograms; dental services; “Ask a Doc” and “Ask a Pharmacist,” in which people are connected to a primary care physician or pharmacist to ask health-related questions; a health information exhibit hall; a blood drive; fitness demonstrations, including chair yoga from noon to 12:30 p.m. and zumba from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.; CPR training from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.; refreshments and giveaways.

Mercy Health – Youngstown physicians and national health personalities are featured speakers throughout the event.

Activities and screenings that require pre-registration include: For hemoglobin A1C and lipid profile screenings, call 330-480-5378; mammogram, call 330-480-2654; and for hands-on CPR training, call 330-480-5378.

Ovarian cancer talk


A native of Youngstown, Jodie Shagrin Kavensky, founder and chief executive officer of the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, is presenting two one-hour Sisterly Advice to BEAT Ovarian Cancer sessions in her hometown as part of Mercy Hospital’s Women’s Heart Day.

Kavensky will speak at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., and at noon Friday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane. Both events are free and open to the public. Her visit is sponsored by the Thomases Family Endowment at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

Kavensky graduated from Liberty High School and received a bachelor of arts in journalism/public relations from The Ohio State University and a master of science in advertising from Northwestern University. She established the NormaLeah Initiative to fulfill the dying wish of her mother, Norma Shagrin, who battled the disease for seven years and lived in Youngstown for more than 50 years.

Kavensky said ovarian cancer has long been considered a “silent killer,” because the symptoms are subtle and advance slowly. It is hard to detect, difficult to treat, and there is no reliable screening test. All women are at risk for ovarian cancer and approximately 1 in 75 women will develop the disease during her lifetime, she said.

Rabies vaccinations


The Youngstown City Health Department is offering a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets over three months from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 345 Oak Hill Ave. in the parking deck. The cost is $6 per shot. Pet owners must have their pets on a leash, in a cage, or restrained. No appointment is necessary.

Rabies vaccination is required in Youngstown and Mahoning County. Rabies is a preventable, potentially deadly, viral disease most often transmitted through bites and scratches from unvaccinated pets, strays and wildlife. Public health officials said the vaccination clinic is part of a coordinated effort to prevent rabies through education, awareness and pet vaccination.

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