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■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a bone density screening from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its Healthy Directions health resource center, Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Brownsville Road, Union. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 724-348-6699.


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring “Innovations in Medicine: Leg Pain” caused by peripheral arterial disease at 6 p.m. Wednesday at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver, as part of an ongoing series. Presenter is vascular surgeon Dr. Ghassan Abu-Hamad. To register, call 724-258-1333.


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following four-week classes:

— Childbirth preparation, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver. To register, call 724-258-2229 ext. 9.

— Smoking cessation, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning next Tuesday, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. Cost: $20, free for Primary Care Resource Center patients, MVH employees and anyone with a referral from an MVH-affiliated primary care physician. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1932.

■ The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a food protection certification course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 at Penn Hills High School, 309 Collins Drive. The cost is $75, $60 for those who live or work in the county. Call 412-687-2243 or 412-578-8044.


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


Support groups

■ Self Help Group Network, a service of PA 2-1-1 Southwest, provides a database of support groups. Call 412-255-1155.


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