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Fracking And Your Health Dr. Deborah Cowden will present Human Health Effects of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Huntsburg Town Hall,…

Fracking And Your Health

Dr. Deborah Cowden will present Human Health Effects of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Huntsburg Town Hall, 16534 Mayfield Road.

Gregory Miller also will present Are Injection Well Poisoning the Ground Beneath our Feet? during this free and public event.

Questions from the audience will be taken.

Frack Free Geauga is presenting the event, which is sponsored by Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake County Farmers Union, Ohio Ecological Farm and Foods Association-Lake Effect Chapter, Ashtabula County Water Watch and Frack Free Lake County.

Contact 440-749-4655 or frackfree

geauga@gmail.com for more details.

Flu Shots Available

The Geauga County Health District has announced its adult flu clinics.

Flu shots will be available every Friday during the season from 8:30-11 a.m. at 470 Center St., Building 8, Chardon.

Geauga County Health District will bill most Medicare plans for the flu shot and most employee health insurance plans. The flu vaccinations cost $25 if they are paid for in cash or $40 for high dose vaccine.

Pregnant women must have a signed order from their obstetrician.

No appointment is necessary. For more information or to pre-register, call 440-279-1950.

Bloodmobile

American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors may give every 56 days and must bring some form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.

For more information about confirming blood drive information, donating blood or making an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit the Red Cross website at www.redcrossdonor.org. If you are interested in donating platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.

April 22, Cleveland Clinic Chagrin South Russell, 551 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Drive is on bus.

April 22, Troy Community House, 13950 Main Market St., Burton, 2:30-7:30 p.m.

April 26, Berkshire High School, 14510 Main St., Burton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Double Reds available.

Blood Pressure Screening

Lake Health will offer free blood pressure checks at the Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and at the Middlefield Clinic located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday.

2013 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers childrens and adolescent immunization clinics. Due to federal legislation, vaccines can no longer be offered free to anyone that has health insurance coverage, including Medicaid. Residents must present a current insurance card.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

Middlefield, April 18, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

Troy, April 24, Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Geauga County General Health District at 440-279-1950.

Flu Shots

Lake Health is offering seasonal flu shots for $20 at the following locations:

Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Clinic at Middlefield, located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at our centers. The influenza vaccination is covered by Medicare.

For more information, call the Best of Health Line at 440-953-6000.

Young Adult Trauma Support

WomenSafe is starting a free eight-week support group for female and male youth ages 7 to 14 that have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.

The next session is scheduling now. The time and day will be determined on the needs of the group.

Participants may have witnessed emotional, physical, verbal, sexual and/or financial abuse and it is not necessary to have used other WomenSafe services to participate.

For more information or to register, call Phyllis at 440-286-7154, ext. 229.

Alcohol Awareness Month

The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services is continuing its public awareness campaign to highlight the pervasive impact that alcohol, alcohol related problems and alcoholism have on individuals, families, in the workplace and in our communities.

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

For more information about what prevention and recovery services are available in Geauga County, please contact the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Road, Chardon. Call 440-285-2282 or visit www.geauga.org for information.

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