Cardiac risk screening is scheduled Nov. 29
Southern Ohio Medical Center Community Health will offer free Cardiac Risk Screening from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at Staker's Drug Store, 2339 Galena Pike, West Portsmouth. Testing will include total cholesterol, HDL, blood pressure and glucose. Participants are asked to fast for two hours before the test. Professional health staff will provide health counseling. Call (740) 356-2692 for more information.
Adena Waverly needs volunteers
Adena Health Center-Waverly is seeking volunteers to join the volunteer team. Volunteers can provide assistance in areas such as directing visitors, answering the phone and clerical duties.
Volunteers should be older than age 16 and exhibit a willingness to work five four-hour days monthly to help others, have a strong sense of ethics, compassionate and friendly, and want to learn new skills, talents and apply them.
For more information, call (740) 779-7526.
Surgical weight loss session offered
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will offer Surgical Weight Loss Community Education Session at 7 p.m. Nov. 27, at OLBH Behavioral Health Center, located on the hospital campus. The session will be presented by Mark Pack, M.D.
Register by calling the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.
OSHP announces another checkpoint
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Monday that troopers will operate a low-manpower OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.
The checkpoint reportedly will be in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.
The county where the checkpoint will be is to be announced the day before the checkpoint occurs, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.
In addition, the patrol said it also continues its strict enforcement of safety belt violations with the What's Holding You Back?/Click it or Ticket campaign, and will have zero tolerance for safety belt violations when motorists are stopped for violations and are not wearing a required safety belt or don't have children properly restrained in child seats.
From PDT staff reports