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SKIN CANCER PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will offer “Skin Cancer: Risks, Signs and Precautions” from noon to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 4.

Thaer Khalaf, a medical student at the University of Antigua College of Medicine, will discuss skin cancer and related skin conditions. The program is free, but registration is required by Sept.2. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

HEART ASSOCIATION: The American Heart Association is committing $2.5 million to research efforts on the interaction of the coronavirus with the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

The association will offer research grants for short-term projects that can turn around results within nine to 12 months to better understand the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and clinical management of COVID-19 as it relates to heart and brain health. There will also be additional funding made available to the Association’s new Health Technologies and Innovation Strategically Focused Research Centers to develop rapid technology solutions to aid in dealing with the COVID- 19 pandemic.

For information visit https://professional.heart.org/en/research-programs.

NEW FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP STARTS: Family Recovery Center’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope), 320 Benton Road, Salem, began a Families Anonymous meeting as fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

To learn more about the support meetings offered, contact 330-424-1468.

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcs serves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact 330-856-3463.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information on Circle of Hope, a support group for those with a mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

NEW FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP STARTS: Family Recovery Center’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope), 320 Benton Road, Salem, began a Families Anonymous meeting as fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

To learn more about the support meetings offered, contact 330-424-1468.

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact 330-856-3463.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with a mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat. org/blog/intervention-101.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is providing phone-based or video-based mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 800-242-4604.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers a clinical therapy program to treat individuals with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome. Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio offers telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and medication-assisted treatment services. Call 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219.

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UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

SALEM REGIONAL’S HEALOGICS AWARD: Salem Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center has earned the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the United States’ largest provider of wound care services.

This marks the seventh time in the past eight years the WHC has been named a Center of Distinction for demonstrating continued clinical excellence in wound healing and superior patient satisfaction rates.

Over a 12-month period, SRMC’s Wound Healing Center recorded 94 percent patient satisfaction, a minimum healing rate of at least 92 percent and a median healing time of 21 days, spanning over 2,700 total encounters.

SRMC’s Wound Healing Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other leading-edge treatments for hard-to-heal wounds, which include diabetic, venous / arterial and pressure ulcers; osteomyelitis; radionecrosis; infections; compromised skin grafts and flaps; insect bites; thermal burns; and wounds that have not healed in 30 days.

For more information about the Wound Healing Center, call 330-332-7415.

HIGH PERFORMING HOSPITAL: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital have been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their sixth year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. Both hospitals received “High Performing” ratings for both their Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure programs.

These ratings are in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care.

NEW FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP STARTS: Family Recovery Center’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope), 320 Benton Road, Salem, began a Families Anonymous meeting as fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

To learn more about the support meetings offered, contact 330-424-1468.

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home. Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

OSTOMY SUPPORT RESUMES: Salem Regional Medical Center’s Ostomy Support Group will resume meetings Monday for area residents who have an ostomy or are preparing for ostomy placement. The group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in SRMC’s private dining room at the back of the cafeteria on the hospital’s ground floor.

Meetings were temporarily suspended in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SRMC’s free Ostomy Support Group offers education, encouragement and emotional support for people with any type of ostomy. Sessions are led by SRMC’s certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse, and there is no cost to participate.

Support group attendees should use SRMC’s parking garage entrance, and are asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Pre-registration for the Ostomy Support Group meeting is requested. Call nurse Tashia Watkins at 330-332-7607.

NEW FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP STARTS: Family Recovery Center’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope), 320 Benton Road, Salem, began a Families Anonymous meeting as fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

FRC has implemented safety precautions including taking the temperature of all who enter the house, asking screening questions for symptoms of COVID-19, and asking that everyone wear a mask.

To learn more about the support meetings offered, contact 330-424-1468.

FOUNDATION AWARDS $20,000 TO ALTA CARE: The Children’s Mental Health Circle of Friends Foundation recently released a $20,000 grant to Alta Behavioral Care.

The grant is in support of Alta’s therapeutic camp and trauma treatment services, provided by Alta to children in the Mahoning Valley who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact 330-856-3463.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with a mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For information, visit www.nar cononnewliferetreat.org/blog/ intervention-101.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is providing phone-based or video-based mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Visit the PsyCare website at www.psy care.com or call 800-242-4604.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers a clinical therapy program to treat individuals with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome. Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio offers telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and medication-assisted treatment services. Call 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio .org.

Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free.

For more information, go to www.alz.org/help-support/ caregiving/daily-care/daily-care-plan. Help is available 24 / 7 at the helpline, 800-272-3900.

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