Blood-screening event offered in Columbiana


Blood-screening event offered in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory Services and the Columbiana Family Care Center are offering a comprehensive blood-screening event Nov. 17 at the Care Center, Firestone Farms TownCenter at 116 Carriage Drive.

Comprehensive blood screenings can help identify many health problems in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable, and may detect conditions such as high cholesterol, anemia, infections, diabetes and other disorders. The cost of the comprehensive screening is $45.

Participants may add a prostate-specific antigen test to their comprehensive panel for an additional $12; or an HgA1c diabetes screen for an additional $28. A lipid panel only, which measures cholesterol levels and is included in the comprehensive screening, is available for $12.

Pre-registration and appointments are required. Call the Columbiana Family Care Center at 330-482-3871.

Walgreens helps food bank

YOUNGSTOWN

Fourteen Walgreens stores in Mahoning and Trumbull counties are participating in Check Out Hunger, a component of Harvest for Hunger campaign, through Saturday. During this period, customers can make a $1, $5 or $10 donation at the register.

“We greatly appreciate Walgreens’ participation in Harvest for Hunger this year. Their efforts will help feed many hungry families in our community,” said Mike Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. In 2017, Walgreens stores in the Valley raised $13,299 through the Harvest for Hunger campaign, which enabled the food bank to provide 79,794 meals to hungry families in the community.

Second Harvest, a member of Feeding America, assists 148 hunger-relief programs in the tri-county area. For information on the food bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Flu-shot clinic to be offered next week

YOUNGSTOWN

The Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., is offering a flu-shot clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15.

Call 330-744-5071 to register. Participants should bring their insurance card and a photo identification. Without insurance, the cost is $25 per shot.

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