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MOM’S HEALTH: In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, through Saturday, Buckeye Health Plan is spotlighting the need for moms to put their own health first, by staying up-to-date on important health screenings and preventative care appointments. Many preventive screenings can be completed or prescribed at an annual well visit. These visits are just as important in adulthood as they are during your childhood.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six in 10 adults in the U.S. have chronic health conditions, like heart disease, cancer, lung disease, diabetes, etc. Four in 10 adults have two or more. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

For more information about Buckeye, go to www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Follow Buckeye on Twitter @Buckeye–Health and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BuckeyeHealthPlan.

SMILES FOR CHARITY: Braydich Dental, a provider of dental health services across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, is asking for the community’s involvement in bringing children and families together through its Smiles for Charity fundraising campaign, through June 30. The Hubbard dental office is donating all sales from its custom teeth whitening kits to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children and teens find lifelong families.

During the campaign, patients and community members can donate $100 in exchange for a custom, all-in-one teeth whitening kit from Braydich Dental. The kit includes custom-fitted whitening trays and whitening gel that can lighten teeth by five to seven shades.

Since 2004, Braydich Dental has collected and donated more than $300,000 to local agencies and community service groups. This year, Braydich Dental hopes to raise $20,000 for NOAS. To learn more about the campaign, visit info.braydich.com/smiles-for-charity-request-fitting-2021 or call 330-294-9799.

HOME TESTING TO BE OFFERED: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home-testing kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

The county has provided 1,900 kits, which come with detailed how-to instruction sheets. They will be distributed through the main library, all open branches and the Pop-Up Library. Patrons must call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve a kit, which then will be available for curbside pickup.

Mahoning County residents who are homebound can also request a test kit to be sent by mail by calling the library’s Special Delivery service at 330-792-3869, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library asks that persons who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever / chills, cough or shortness of breath, send a friend to the library to pick up a self-test kit for them.

For more information about the test, call eMed customer support at 1-844-943-0061. For library locations, visit www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

DINING WITH DIABETES: The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is offering “Virtual Dining with Diabetes” throughout May.

Viewers will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

The program will be 10 a.m. to noon today, and May 17 and 24. Register for the free online program at https://go.osu.edu/diningwithdiabetes52021.

For more information, contact dietitian Beth Stefura, Mahoning County Extension educator, at stefura.2@osu.edu, Marie Economos, Trumbull County Extension Educator, at economos.2@osu.edu or call 330-638-6783.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers free fitness classes and activities online and throughout the Mahoning Valley. For information, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit http://www.mercy.com/-/media/mercy/youngstown/stepping-out-calendar.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

ALZHEIMER’S VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: The Alzheimer’s Association has launched a series of new virtual statewide Alzheimer’s education programs in an effort to reach more Ohio families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Many of the programs will include a physician specialist to allow participants to ask specific questions about diagnosis, research, treatment and support.

Upcoming topics include Thursday: Effective Communication Strategies; and June 3: Dementia Conversations.

To register for upcoming programs, call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. Visit www.alz.org.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Local nonprofit Life Is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes for an escape.

The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

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. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 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.

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. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ALZHEIMER’S HELP: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Health notes

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

MOM’S HEALTH: In celebration of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week, May 9 through 15, Buckeye Health Plan is spotlighting the need for moms to put their own health first by staying up to date on important health screenings and preventive care appointments.

Many preventive screenings can be completed or prescribed at an annual well visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six in 10 adults in the U.S. have chronic health conditions, like heart disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes. Four in 10 adults have two or more. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

For more information about Buckeye, go to www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Follow Buckeye on Twitter @Buckeye-Health and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BuckeyeHealthPlan.

SAFETY COURSES AVAILABLE: The National Safety Council Ohio Chapter is offering the following three safety courses in May. The courses are open to everyone. The registration deadline is Thursday by calling 330-747-8657, Ext. 1.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization promoting Safety. The Ohio Chapter is located in the Ohio One Building in downtown Youngstown, 25 E. Boardman St. Suite 343, Youngstown.

Courses are:

• First aid (two-year certificate) will be 8 a.m. to noon May 13. A first-aid fee of $52.50 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course for adult / child / infant (two-year certificate) will be 1 to 5 p.m. May 13. A CPR / AED fee of $52.50 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

• Defensive driving course (four hours) is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 14. A driving course fee of $45 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

SMILES FOR CHARITY: Braydich Dental’s Smiles for Charity fundraising campaign runs through June 30. The Hubbard dental office is donating all sales from its custom teeth-whitening kits to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children and teens find lifelong families.

During the campaign, community members can donate $100 in exchange for a custom, all-in-one teeth whitening kit from Braydich Dental. The kit includes custom-fitted whitening trays and whitening gel that can lighten teeth by five to seven shades.

Since 2004, Braydich Dental has collected and donated more than $300,000 to local agencies. This year, Braydich Dental hopes to raise $20,000 for NOAS. For more information, visit info.braydich.com/smiles-for- charity-request-fitting-2021 or call 330-294-9799.

HOME TESTING TO BE OFFERED: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

The county has provided 1,900 kits, which come with detailed instructions. They will be distributed through the main library, all open branches and the Pop-Up Library. Patrons must call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve a kit, which then will be available for curbside pickup.

For more information about the test, call eMed customer support at 1-844-943-0061. For library locations, visit www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

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