How to achieve optimal brain health

How to achieve optimal brain health


Chiropractor Dr. Angela Natoli discusses how to achieve optimal brain health from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Jewish Community Center’s Multipurpose Room, 505 Gypsy Lane. The event is free.

Participants will learn the key factors of keeping your brain nourished, activated, and healthy at any age. Natoli also will discuss common disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, and anxiety as well as tips on how to help brain imbalances.

For information contact Sheila Cornell at 330-746-3250, ext. 182.

Register online at or by call the bursar’s office 330-746-3250, ext. 195.

Upper Body Joint Pain


On May 10, those suffering from upper body joint pain in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or upper extremities are invited to attend a free “Munch and Learn” seminar presented by Dr. Matt Noyes, an orthopedic surgeon.

The program, “Upper Body Joint Pain,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the D.D. & Velma Davis YMCA, 45 McClurg Road.

Dr. Noyes will discuss the causes of upper body joint pain, along with a range of treatment options available.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and pre-registration is required by calling the Boardman YMCA at 330-480-5656.

Dr. Noyes is fellowship-trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, and he is affiliated with Salem Orthopaedic Surgery. His office is located in the Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Center on the first floor of Salem Regional Medical Center, 1995 E. State St., in Salem.

Set to complete expansion project


Ronald McDonald House Akron is set to complete its $12 million expansion project and open it’s new 48,000 square-foot, 42-room expanded House to families.

Since its opening in 1985, Ronald McDonald House has helped thousands of families focus on what matters most – keeping their family close – without worrying about their next meal or where they’ll lay their head.

In 2017, the House served families from more than 40 Ohio counties, 24 states and four countries, far more than the original 20 rooms can hold.

“We are thrilled to begin filling the rooms and offering relief to even more families,” says executive director Anne Collins.

Construction began in late 2016, and, once open, the expanded House will offer 32 standard rooms and 10 long-term stay rooms designed to support families with a child that has received a bone marrow transplant.

To learn more about the House, visit

Adolescent medicine specialist


Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market St., now offers adolescent medicine services.

Dr. James Fitzgibbon, adolescent medicine specialist, has begun seeing patients in the campus’ Building C. He is available for patients, ages 9 to 24, on the first and third Wednesday afternoons. His services include contraception information, evaluation and treatment of adolescent sexual health concerns, and evaluation and treatment of women’s reproductive health needs.

Akron Children’s Department of Adolescent Medicine is specially trained in caring for the range of medical, social, emotional, sexual, educational and nutritional concerns that are common in preteens and teens. To make an appointment, call 330-543-8538.

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