Early detection program
Mercy Health - Youngstown is offering a program on the importance of early detection of lung cancer, screenings and reducing risk on Oct. 4 at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. Early detection and treatment can increase lung cancer survival rate, hospital officials said.
Speakers are Mercy Health physicians Drs. Lucas Henn and Thomas Barreiro.
The doors open at 5 p.m. and the program and dinner begin at 5:30 p.m. Dessert is compliments of Yellow Brick Place. The registration deadline is Wednesday. For information or to register, call 330-480-3183.
Free health workshop
The Center for Physical Health, 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 104, is offering a free workshop focusing on managing back pain and sciatica at 9 a.m. Saturday. Led by Marybeth Romeo, licensed physical therapist and owner of the Center for Physical Health, the workshop offers help to those who suffer from pain in the back and legs when they do everyday activities.
For information or to register, call 330-286-3850 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is Thursday. However, people will be admitted at the door if space is available.
The Warren Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. S.E., is accepting applications for Christmas assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 2,3,4,5,18,19 and 20 and Nov. 6,7 and 8. There will also be evening appointments from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Call 330-392-1573 to schedule an appointment and for qualification requirements.
Needed to apply for assistance: Current photo IDs for all adults in the home; proof of all household income for the past 30 days, which can include Job and Family Service printout, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability award letter, pay stubs, and utility allowance statement; if a family receives assistance from Job and Family Services, a printout of that assistance is necessary; if a family does not receive any public assistance, insurance cards/birth certificates for all children in the home are necessary, as is proof of the family’s current address, such as a utility bill, bank statement, JFS printout or pay stub.
Flu vaccine clinics
The Columbiana County General Health District, 7360 state Route 45, Lisbon, is offering several flu vaccine clinics during October.
The U.S. Center for Disease Prevention and Control recommends that everyone over six months should get an influenza immunization. Most private insurances are accepted for payment for the vaccine, and persons are required to bring their private insurance and Medicaid and Medicare cards for billing purposes. No appointment is needed.
The cost of the regular flu shot is $25. The of the high-dose trivalent flu vaccine available for persons 65 and over is $40.
Flu clinic dates and sites are: Columbiana City Hall, 28 Friend St., Oct. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m.; East Palestine Park, 85 N. Market St., Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.; Wellsville Alumni Center, 201 Third St., Oct. 24, 9 to 11 a.m.; Salineville Kiwanis Building, 100 North Alley, Oct. 24, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 state Route 45, Lisbon, Oct. 31, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Wall hired as pediatric ophthalmologist
Palak Wall, M.D., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital’s Vision Center as a pediatric ophthalmologist.
After graduating from medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Wall completed her residency in ophthalmology at OSU and completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute.