DR. MICHAEL JURENOVICH of Warren, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, was granted the title of Fellow of two prominent surgical societies. The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics inducted Jurenovich as a Fellow at the annual meeting in Boston. The title of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons was also bestowed on him at the annual meeting of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in Chicago.
Jurenovich has been chief of surgery at St. Joseph Health Center since 2001 and orthopedic residency program director since 2000. Jurenovich resides in Warren with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children.
DR. ANGEL RICCIULLI of Niles was among a select group of doctors of chiropractic invited to participate in the 18th annual Symposium on Natural Fitness held in March in Columbus, held annually in conjunction with Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival. Gov. Schwarzenegger highlighted the 2010 ICA chiropractic conference with his personal appearance before the audience.
TOPSoccer is for kids ages 4 to 19 in wheelchairs, with assistive devices, or who jneed the game slowed down. The planned season for 2010 is 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday from Aug. 1 to Sept. 26 at Cortland Elementary School. Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Sign-ups will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, at Bazetta Township Hall, state Route 5. Call Diane Weiner at 330-638-4124 for information.
Kent State University Trumbull will host its annual CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the classroom / administration building. A variety of health information and screening services will be available, and the American Red Cross will be on site accepting blood donations between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-847-0571.
HOWLAND FIRE AND EMS TRAINING CENTER, 169 Niles Cortland Road N.E., Warren, will hold a healthcare provider course from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 15, and a Heartsaver First Aid and CPR class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22.
The cost for the healthcare provider class is $50 for a new certification and $35 for anyone that is recertifying.
The First Aid and CPR class costs $85. CPR training only is $50 for new certifications and $35 for recertification.
Anyone interested in attending either class contact the Howland Fire Department at 330-856-5022. Deadline for registration is May 7 for the Healthcare Provider class and May 14 for the CPR and First Aid classes.
THE DISTRICT THREE, OHIO NURSES ASSOCIATION will hold its annual "Nurses Make a Difference" banquet and Continuing Eucation Offering on May 7, at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek, 123 McKinley, Youngs-town. Guest speaker will be Mary Jean Schumann, Chief Programs Officer of the American Nurses Association. Her topic will be "Contemporary Issues in Nursing." Registration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the speaker at 7:45 p.m. For more information and costs, call 330-799-4199.
Healthy Treasures' SPRING HEALTH DAY will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Newton Falls. Free lectures will be held at the Brew Basket Cafe, and food samples, special sales and giveaways will be next door at Healthy Treasures. Speakers include Dr. Ted Suzelis on natural women's hormone health, Jeanne Wilson on thermography for breast and pain issues and Syndie and Blake Suzelis on natural summer safety. To RSVP, please call 330-872-1119 or e-mail email@example.com.
DR. WILLIAM H. LIPPY, founder of the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose and Throat in Warren, has just written a letter to the editor in the April Journal of Otology and Neurotology, documenting the improvement for memory loss following stapedectomy surgery for otosclerosis.
The paper titled "The Long Prosthesis Syndrome" focuses on two recent cases that were referred to Lippy following stapedectomy surgery for otosclerosis. Both patients had suffered further hearing losses, severe disequilibrium, lack of concentration and significant memory loss.
Lippy performed revision surgery and replaced the patient's prosthesis with a shorter one. The results were immediate and very dramatic. Before Lippy performed the revision surgery, both patients were unsteady in walking without assistance, could not concentrate and could not even remember simple phone numbers. In both cases the morning after surgery, the patients awakened without disequilibrium, were able to concentrate and had a total return of their memories.
The editor of the medical journal, Otology and Neurotology decided to publish Dr. Lippy's paper as a letter to the editor in the April edition because of the urgency in disseminating the information. It can take sometimes up to 18 months for papers like Lippy's to be published by medical journals.
A complete copy of the article can be found on Lippy's website along with an interview of the patient on whom Lippy operated. Please visit www.TheLongProsthesisSyndrome.com
Lippy is an internationally recognized expert in stapedectomy surgery for treatment of deafness, and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who has performed thousands of stapedectomies. www.TheLippyLibrary.com.
PSA MENDED HEARTS, CHAPTER 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Azalea Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Guest speaker will be Joan Strenio, a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry. Her topic for the evening will be "Your Achy Breaky Stressed out Heart." For more information, contact Joe Clark at 330-702-8859. A Speakers Bureau is available to local organizations. For available dates contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531.
The Niles Wellness Center and the Global Health & Fitness Center are the host locations for a WELLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM providing free presentations about changing lifestyles. Seating is limited. Programs are held 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Niles Wellness Center, and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Global Health & Fitness Center. For reservations, call 330-506-3488.
A fitness conditioning program is being offered at the Niles Wellness Center at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 330-349-9355 for more information.
THE STEPPING OUT MINORITY DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM is a free program that includes line dancing, salsa, aerobics and other activities, as well as diabetes prevention; healthy eating and cooking classes; and regular health screenings for cholesterol, body fat, weight and blood pressure. There are weekly prize drawings for regular participation.
For more information, call the McGuffey Center, 330-744-4377; OCCHA, 330-781-1808; or United Methodist Community Center, 330-743-5149, Ext. 226.
REHAB EXPRESS is an educational program for potential rehab patients and their families on what they should know about going to any skilled nursing center for rehabilitation. It explains how the referral process to a skilled nursing center works, what paperwork is needed, and how Medicare and other insurance can cover the cost of care. Questions to ask when touring are provided and the types of therapies generally available are explained.
Day and evening programs are offered every month at the four Shepherd of the Valley communities. Morning programs start at 10 and are held the first Tuesday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland (4100 North River Road, Warren) and the third Thursday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman (7148 West Blvd., Boardman). Evening programs start at 6 and are held the second Wednesday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles (1500 McKinley Ave., Niles) and the fourth Monday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland (301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland).
For more information or a brochure on the Rehab Express program, contact Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or via e-mail at lmiller@ShepherdoftheValley.com.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
AN ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM is being offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Q Club pool, 8094 E. Market St., Howland. Cost is $3. The program will be led by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.
PANIC RELIEF INC., a nonprofit educational organization, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit panicreliefinc.com or call the office at 732-940-9658.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday next to the inside entrance of Sears at Eastwood Mall, Niles. The schedule includes:
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THE ALZHEIMER ASSISTANCE AND REFERRAL NETWORK hosts free neighborhood support groups for caregivers to share with and learn from others going through the same experience. Trumbull County Support Group events for April are:
Today, 6 p.m., Girard library, 105 E. Prospect, Girard
Wednesday, 7 p.m., St Paul Church, 2860 E. Market St., Warren
For more information, call 330-788-9755 or 866-822-2102. Alzheimer's Assistance and Referral Network, 4214 Market St., Youngstown, 44512.
NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL'S Center for Orthopedic Excellence has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality. The Joint Commission awarded Northside the Disease-Specific Care Certification for total joint replacement of both the hip and knee.
As of today, less than 100 hospitals in the nation have total hip and knee certification, and only six hospitals in Ohio, including Northside, which is the first in northeastern Ohio.
To earn this distinction, a disease management program undergoes an extensive on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years.
THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, is looking for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorder and their family members to attend an educational and support program, Families in Transition, beginning in July.
The purpose of the Families in Transition program is to educate persons with memory loss and their families about Alzheimer's disease, help persons with memory loss learn how to live more positively with the disease, and help families learn how to cope with caregiving roles.
All services relating to this program are provided free of charge. A brief interview is needed prior to participation in this program. For more information, please contact the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900.
St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph Surgical Weight Loss Center is taking a step forward in raising awareness of obesity by presenting the area's first WALK FROM OBESITY on May 15 at Boardman Park.
The Walk from Obesity was established to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic and to support initiatives focusing on prevention, education, research, treatment and advocacy. In cities all across America, those affected by obesity will join forces and walk to raise money for research, education, prevention and treatment of the life-threatening disease of obesity.
The cost to participate in the walk and show your support for all those affected by obesity is $25. Registration is free for children 12 and younger. To register for the 2010 Walk from Obesity, please visit HMpartners.org and click on the Walk from Obesity link.
Funds raised through this event will support the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition in their efforts to increase research funding for obesity, improve awareness of the negative stigma associated with obesity and provide educational resources for all those affected by this disease.
THE YOUNGSTOWN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has teamed up with Akron Children's Hospital and Kohl's Community Youth Fitness for another session of an exciting new program for kids, to help fight obesity. The Future Fitness Club is a community based weight management program for children and teens ages 8-13. The eight week fitness and nutrition program is designed to encourage safe weight loss.
The kids will learn healthy eating habits while participating in games and other activities.
Some of the fitness activities include obstacle courses, relay races, circuit and interval training, swimming, jump rope and much more. The new session gets underway May 3 and runs for eight weeks at the J. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the gymnasium of the J.
The first session of the program was a huge success and we are excited to offer this program to the kids of the valley once again.
For More Information Contact: Jennifer McNeil, 330-746-3251 ext. 187; firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. ELIZABETH BOARDMAN HEALTH CENTER has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals
by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient
satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency. This is the first time SEBHC has been recognized with this honor.
SEBHC opened Aug. 1, 2007, the third acute care facility in the Humility of Mary Health Partners system, joining St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Friends Offering Compassionate Understanding Support (FOCUS) breast cancer support group will have their next meeting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, beginning at 7 at the Society's Northeast Ohio Region Office, 525 North Broad St., Canfield.
As part of the agenda, Brenda Rider and the Children's R.O.C.c.K. Choir will sing and perform.
All breast cancer survivors are welcome to attend. FOCUS meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except in November. There are no meetings in June, August or December. FOCUS is a free support group that gives breast cancer survivors a chance to meet other survivors and talk about their disease. Newly diagnosed survivors are encouraged to attend the meetings.
For more information about this free support group or other programs, call the American Cancer Society toll free at 1-800-227-2345.
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FERTILITY CENTER AT YOUNGSTOWN has relocated the Canfield office less than one-quarter mile away from its current location, to offer more space for its patients.
Having a full time Cleveland Clinic practice in Canfield offers a convenient location close to home for patients in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties as well as for patients living in western Pennsylvania.
The Youngstown office is open six days per week, and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offering a full-range of diagnostic and treatment services. The new office is located at 3660 Stutz Drive, Suite 202 in Canfield. The office can be reached at 330-702-1950.
THE PATIENT NAVIGATOR is an American Cancer Society staff person who not only provides the necessary compassion, but helps answer those uneasy questions and concerns. Patients and caregivers after their diagnosis are bombarded with a list of concerns and questions. Some may be answered easily, while others may need more attention and time.
Patient Navigators are people helping people. They are located throughout cancer centers, hospitals and medical centers in Ohio. Their primary role is to provide outreach to those in need.
Saundra Hall of Lisbon is the local Patient Navigator who provides assistance to patients and caregivers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties. Hall, who was recently promoted to Senior Patient Navigator in Ohio for the Society, provides that caring hand that is essential to patients.
Each cancer patient has a different list of questions and needs. However, Hall who talks and meets with over 60 new cancer patients and families each month, works one on one to give them what they want.
Patients may be uncertain how to navigate through their individual healthcare plan; if one is available. Patient Navigators have a grasp on how the healthcare system operates and are able to provide patients direction, where otherwise they would be lost.
Throughout Ohio, the Society has 16 Patient Navigators who provide the same superior service to all cancer patients and caregivers in all 88 counties. Since every community is unique, each navigator is trained and well-aware of the services that are in place in their area so they are better able to provide as much help as possible to each patient.
Regardless of where a person lives, patient navigators across Ohio do their best to provide the most up-to-date information and resources.
To contact Ms. Hall or another Patient Navigator, call the Society toll free at 1-800-227-2345.
May is national SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. The American Cancer Society encourages people to be 'sun safe' when they are outside during the upcoming spring and summer months.
As part of the month's activities, a free skin cancer screening will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital's Ireland Cancer Center, 1353 East Market St., across from Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Doctors Robert Brodell, Stephen Helms, Indira Krishnarao, Arvind Padubidri and Peter Sarkos will provide the exams.
Cancer of the skin is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for about half of all cancers.
Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap is a catch phrase that the Society uses to remind people how to protect themselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People should slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat and wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around the eyes from UV light.
A maximum of 200 appointments for the screening will be scheduled on a first-come, first serve basis. Individuals must call to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins are permitted. Reservations may be made by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free at 1-877-700-4647.
For more information about how to be sun-safe, call the American Cancer Society toll free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.