Hepatitis A vaccine

Hepatitis A vaccine


The Ohio Department of Health is recommending that people with certain risk factors receive a hepatitis A vaccine as the number of cases in Ohio has risen.

The health department said last week there have been 47 reported cases in Ohio this year, compared with five cases during the same period in 2017.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease typically spread by ingesting even microscopic amounts of fecal matter from objects, food or drinks.

The health department says people most at risk of contracting the disease include those in contact with someone who’s infected with the disease, men who have sex with men, street drug users, and people with blood-clotting disorders or chronic liver disease.

High-risk individuals are encouraged to contact doctors or local health offices about receiving the vaccine.

Hypnosis session


A group hypnosis session for weight loss and smoking cessation will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Yoga Center inside the Governors Insurance building, 972 Youngstown-Kingsville Road (state Route 193).

There will be a free CD for use at home. For registration call Steve Tackett 330-647-0399. Registration is required. This session will take place the first Saturday each month.

Grant presented to Alta Behavioral HealthCare


The Children’s Mental Health Circle of Friends Foundation recently presented a $55,000 grant to Alta Behavioral HealthCare.

The foundation supports area organizations that improve the quality of and access to prevention, education and treatment services and teens who are at risk or have emotional and behavioral disorders, according to a news release.

Alta will use to the funding to support its therapeutic recreational programming at the Camp Challenge facility and its Intensive Home Based Treatment program, which supports families of children who are at risk of out-of-home placement due to emotional and behavioral problems.

Salt Sensations announces Serenity Saturday Series


Salt Sensations, 1449 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 220, a Himalayan salt-therapy spa and wellness center, announces the second session in its Serenity Saturday Series.

The Women’s Empowerment workshop in the Serenity Saturday Series will be Friday and Saturday. Sessions will be from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Jennifer Schwartz-Flack is offering 45-minute group reading and Reiki salt sessions. To book your session, call Salt Sensations 330-953-2405 or visit www.SaltSensationsUSA.com.

Lupus call-in support group session

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will have a call-in support group session from 7 to 8 p.m. May 9.

Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. To register, call 1-888-NO-LUPUS (665-8787) or visit LupusGreaterOhio.org.

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.

This support group is designed for people who do not live in close proximity to an in-person support group, do not have transportation, or are not able to leave the house.

The group provides an opportunity where people with lupus can share their experiences and ask questions. Any individual affected by lupus can participate in the group from any location with access to a telephone.

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