Health screening

Health screening


Warren City Health District, 258 E. Market St., is offering a two-part program – a health screening from 9 to 11 a.m. April 12 and a presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 26, when participants can get test results and learn what the numbers mean. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 330-841-2596.

On April 12, Mercy Health will draw a hemoglobin A1C, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides and do blood pressure screening. Participants must fast 12 hours prior to the test.

The Warren City Health District’s childhood immunization schedule for April and June is: April 9 and 23, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; May 7 and 21, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; and June 11 and 25, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

No appointment is required. The child should be well and free of fever, rash or illness. An updated shot record is required. There is a $21.25 administration fee. Medicaid is accepted; bring an insurance card.

Care staff job fair


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 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jobs are available at the Boardman, Howland, Niles and Poland communities and the home health agency. Open interviews will be conducted. Interested persons can also view available jobs and apply online at

For information, call 330-530-4038 ext. 2043 or email

Amputee workshop


An amputee empowerment workshop, free to all amputees, family and friends in the Mahoning Valley, is from noon to 6 p.m. April 28 at Western Reserve O&P Centre, 6431 Mahoning Ave., in recognition of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month.

Darrius Simmons, a double amputee who has performed at Carnegie Hall as a pianist, is a musical guest; and a panel of patient advocates and doctors will speak on advances in the industry and answer questions. Prizes and giveaways include four lower-box tickets to an Cleveland Indians game. Food and refreshments are available. Call 330-792-6826 or email for information.

Healthy-lifestyle workshop


Daniel Winkle, M.D., is presenting “Mindful Living with Hillside,” a free healthy-lifestyle workshop focusing on using mind-body-medicine, breath and movement for better health. It is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane N.E.

Healthy snacks and refreshments will be available. Reservations are required. Call 330-841-3893 by today.

Winkle, medical director at Hillside who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, will explain how to restore physical, emotional, and psychological health using breath and movement. The workshop will be hands-on, with participants instructed to go at their own pace. Wearing comfortable clothing is advised.

Colorectal cancer awareness month


March is national colorectal cancer awareness month, and Ohio, recognized nationally for improving colorectal cancer screenings, is one of many at the forefront increasing awareness and improving screenings of colorectal cancer for those 50 and older.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the United States. In 2018, it is expected to cause roughly 50,630 deaths.

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