Health Happenings: Week of Dec. 9

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Charity Events

• The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following sales at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

-- Barbecue sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, main lobby. Food provided by Fourth Street Barbeque. Takeout available.

-- Jewelry sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Monday and Dec. 17, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.

Blood Drives

• To find a blood drive near you call:

-- The Central Blood Bank, 412-209-7000 or 1-800-310-9551.

-- The American Red Cross, 1-800-733-2767. For bloodmobile locations, check


• UPMC East, Monroeville, is sponsoring "Down But Not Out: Getting Through the Wintertime Blues," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in its Conference Center, on the hospital's ground level. Speaker is psychiatrist Abhishek Jain. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-357-3700.


• Excela Health is sponsoring a Breastfeeding Success class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Conference Center, on the ground floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Call 1-877-771-1234.

n Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring a class in basic life support for healthcare provider CPR from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. The cost is $50, including a required manual. Call 724-274-5202.

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