Free educational health seminars are offered during an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Health Treasures Health Food Store and Cafe, 40 W. Broad St., to celebrate the establishment’s 22nd anniversary.
“We are encouraging the community to shop healthy and local this holiday season with us and other great Trumbull County retailers,” said Synthia Suzelis, owner of Healthy Treasures. “Join us for free organic coffee and free gifts during our anniversary and holiday open house,” she added.
The seminar schedule is: 9:30 a.m., “Immune System,” Dr. Ian Suzelis, D.O.; 10 a.m., “Healthy Gifts,” Synthia Suzelis; 10:30 a.m., “Combating Stress and Fatigue during the Holiday Season,” Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D.; 11a.m., “Becoming Your Own Healer,” Ashley Suzelis, holistic esthetician; 11:30 a.m., “Organic Coffee Sampling & Benefits,” Doug Cole, Acoustic Coffee Roasters.
For information, call 330-872-1119.
College of Pharmacy
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy is ranked 40th among colleges of pharmacy in obtaining National Institutes of Health research funding, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
The NEOMED College of Pharmacy reported nearly $3.5 million in NIH grant support for the government’s fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016, a 77 percent increase over last year, ranking it second in Ohio based on NIH funding, and moving it up to 40th overall.
Need for organs
With the need for donated organs far exceeding the number available for transplantation in the United States, the American Medical Association during a recent interim meeting adopted policy aimed at increasing organ donation rates, particularly among minority populations with historically low donation rates.
While reports show that the vast majority of U.S. adults support organ donation, only about half are registered as organ donors and only 3 in 1,000 of those registered become donors after death. The AMA’s new policy calls for the development of public education programs tailored to address the factors that most influence people’s attitudes toward organ donation in order to improve their willingness to donate and targets populations with historically low organ donation rates.
Of the nearly 120,000 people who are on the national transplant waiting list, the proportion of racial and ethnic minority patients is higher than the corresponding proportion of racial and ethnic minorities who are donors.
African Americans make up nearly 30 percent of the waiting list, and Hispanics make up approximately 20 percent, yet only about 16 percent of donors are African American and only 14 percent of donors are Hispanic, according to the AMA.
Meds to Beds
An ambulatory pharmacy at Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, named Meds to Beds, fills prescriptions for initial medications or in-home therapies before patients leave the hospital. The approach enhances convenience and, ultimately, improves patient outcomes, hospital officials said.
After a person has been in the hospital, either as an inpatient or an outpatient, one of the most important elements of his or her recovery is compliance with discharge instructions, especially those involving prescription medications and at-home therapies.
But for patients who are in the throes of the healing process, getting to the pharmacy or understanding the dosage and timing of a medication can be a challenge, officials said.