Zika threat remains

Zika threat remains


A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Vital Signs” report reveals that about 1 in 7 babies, now 1 or older, who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy, had one or more health problems possibly caused by exposure to the virus before birth.

These results show that Zika remains a threat, according to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. Follow-up care is crucial for all babies who may have been exposed to the virus during pregnancy, whether mom was tested or not, said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman. For information, visit https://bit.ly/2sViQ0q.

Job fair today


Shepherd of the Valley is having a job fair for direct care staff (nurses and aides) at its corporate office, 5525 Silica Road, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open interviews are to be conducted and persons can view available jobs and apply online at shepherdofthevalley.com. For information, contact Corporate Recruiter Kelly Kenyhercz Hall at 330-530-4038 ext. 2043 or kkenyhercz@shepherdofthevalley.com.

Free prostate screening


Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley is funding free prostate cancer screenings for men 40 and over at upcoming community events.

Prostate specific antigen blood draws are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday during the Panerathon at Covelli Centre in Youngstown; PSA blood draws and digital rectal exams are available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Warren City Health Department, 258 E. Market St. To register, call 330-841-2596; and PSA blood draws are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 during the Fuel the Fight Car Show at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. Pre-registration is not required.

Free cancer screening


The Columbiana County Health Department is offering free skin cancer screening from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. on Thursday for residents of the general health district only at its headquarters, 7360 state Route 45, Lisbon. The general health district does not include county residents or residents of East Liverpool or Salem. A local physician will staff the clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 330-424-0272.

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