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Dear Doctor: I am 32 years old, and I just learned I have IBD. My doctor thinks the fact that in my family we eat a lot of sweets has something to do with it. I’m not the only one with stomach issues, but I figured since it runs in the family, it is genetic. Do you think it could really be f…

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Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to the monthly letters column. Thank you to everyone who wrote to let us know these columns, and the tips and thoughts from fellow readers, have been helpful. It means a lot to us. And now, onward.

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MAUMEE — The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will present a variety of virtual educational programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.

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Dear Doctor: I am 72 years old and have bronchiectasis, which I understand is a form of COPD. Can you give me some more information about it? I’ve never been in a smoking environment, but I was raised in a home that used coal and wood for heat.

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Dear Doctor: Is it true that grief can make you get physically sick? My mom passed away just before Thanksgiving, and I’ve been struggling with my health. I’m having headaches, I’ve had an eczema flare and I caught the first cold I’ve had in three years.

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Dear Doctor: I’m a 60-year-old woman with naturally fair skin. I’ve worked outdoors all of my life — and now I have the age spots on my face to prove it. Why do they happen? Are there any creams from the drugstore that might help to fade them?

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Dear Doctor: I don’t think I’m the only one wondering how the new coronavirus vaccines got developed so fast when other vaccines in the past took so much longer. Can you please explain?

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COLUMBUS - On Dec. 21 Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine signed into law a new bill to ensure immediate access to treatment for stage 4 cancer patients in Ohio, a move cancer physicians with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Rese…

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The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to donate blood and platelets.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is hosting its annual blood drive for Henry County in the gym Tuesday, Dec. 29, from noon-7 p.m.

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As COVID-19 cases climb again around the country, people may be considering skipping visits to the doctor to reduce risk of exposure to the virus. But the decision to delay preventive screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, along with annual wellness visits, could have serious health c…

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Your spouse develops a dry cough and says they feel feverish. Or your roommate starts feeling achy, exhausted and short of breath after finding out a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across the country, these are situations more and more p…

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has established a new center dedicated to maintaining and expanding the legacy of the late Clara D. Bloomfield, MD. The center will be initially suppor…

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I’ve had the pleasure of working at the Henry County Health Department (HCHD) for six years and was humbled to be appointed the county’s health commissioner earlier this month. Taking on this role in the middle of a pandemic can be viewed as less than desirable, but it has allowed me to see …

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ARCHBOLD – Extending the life of personal protective equipment in a time of shortages is a major concern for nursing homes throughout the country, and Fairlawn Retirement Community is among those which have purchased an ultraviolet-C light (UV-C) to extend the usable life of N95 masks in the…

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Parenting is no easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Henry County Safe Communities Coalition want to help empower parents to discuss th…

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Did you know that half of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them from friends or relatives, often from the home medicine cabinet? Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. If you don’t dispose of the medications in your home, they could find …

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A blood drive is scheduled from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

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WAUSEON — John Stehulak, O.D., recently welcomed Rebecca Fox, O.D., to his practice at Wauseon Eye Care.

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During the month of October, many things are printed in pink, have pink ribbons on them or special pink editions of products to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer. The health department encourages everyone during the month of October and all year round when wearing pink or…

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Dear Doctor: I am 32 years old, and I just learned I have IBD. My doctor thinks the fact that in my family we eat a lot of sweets has something to do with it. I’m not the only one with stomach issues, but I figured since it runs in the family, it is genetic. Do you think it could really be f…

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Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to the monthly letters column. Thank you to everyone who wrote to let us know these columns, and the tips and thoughts from fellow readers, have been helpful. It means a lot to us. And now, onward.

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The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an update.

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For many U.S. couples yearning to be married, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on their wedding plans while bolstering their teamwork and resilience. For couples already married, it has posed a host of new tests, bringing some closer, pulling others apart.

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MAUMEE — The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will present a variety of virtual educational programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.

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Dear Doctor: I am 72 years old and have bronchiectasis, which I understand is a form of COPD. Can you give me some more information about it? I’ve never been in a smoking environment, but I was raised in a home that used coal and wood for heat.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including many who didn’t have symptoms.

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Dear Doctor: Is it true that grief can make you get physically sick? My mom passed away just before Thanksgiving, and I’ve been struggling with my health. I’m having headaches, I’ve had an eczema flare and I caught the first cold I’ve had in three years.

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Dear Doctor: I’m a 60-year-old woman with naturally fair skin. I’ve worked outdoors all of my life — and now I have the age spots on my face to prove it. Why do they happen? Are there any creams from the drugstore that might help to fade them?

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Dear Doctor: I don’t think I’m the only one wondering how the new coronavirus vaccines got developed so fast when other vaccines in the past took so much longer. Can you please explain?

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COLUMBUS - On Dec. 21 Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine signed into law a new bill to ensure immediate access to treatment for stage 4 cancer patients in Ohio, a move cancer physicians with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Rese…

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The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to donate blood and platelets.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is hosting its annual blood drive for Henry County in the gym Tuesday, Dec. 29, from noon-7 p.m.

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As COVID-19 cases climb again around the country, people may be considering skipping visits to the doctor to reduce risk of exposure to the virus. But the decision to delay preventive screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, along with annual wellness visits, could have serious health c…

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Your spouse develops a dry cough and says they feel feverish. Or your roommate starts feeling achy, exhausted and short of breath after finding out a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across the country, these are situations more and more p…

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has established a new center dedicated to maintaining and expanding the legacy of the late Clara D. Bloomfield, MD. The center will be initially suppor…

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I’ve had the pleasure of working at the Henry County Health Department (HCHD) for six years and was humbled to be appointed the county’s health commissioner earlier this month. Taking on this role in the middle of a pandemic can be viewed as less than desirable, but it has allowed me to see …

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ARCHBOLD – Extending the life of personal protective equipment in a time of shortages is a major concern for nursing homes throughout the country, and Fairlawn Retirement Community is among those which have purchased an ultraviolet-C light (UV-C) to extend the usable life of N95 masks in the…

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Parenting is no easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Henry County Safe Communities Coalition want to help empower parents to discuss th…

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Did you know that half of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them from friends or relatives, often from the home medicine cabinet? Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. If you don’t dispose of the medications in your home, they could find …

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A blood drive is scheduled from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

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WAUSEON — John Stehulak, O.D., recently welcomed Rebecca Fox, O.D., to his practice at Wauseon Eye Care.

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During the month of October, many things are printed in pink, have pink ribbons on them or special pink editions of products to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer. The health department encourages everyone during the month of October and all year round when wearing pink or…

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The coronavirus is far from over in Ohio and elsewhere. And as the weather gets colder, it’s going to be joined by another, more familiar scourge: the seasonal flu. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this season because the more people who get vaccinated the greater reduction …

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The Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, will celebrate Sept. 21-25, 2020, as Falls Prevention Awareness Week by encouraging older Ohioans to take 10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls.

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COLUMBUS - Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been awarded a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term, longitudinal impact of …

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Nothing about 2020 has been what anyone expected, and this fall will be no exception. As we did in spring and summer, we’ll have to come up with new things to do in fall — fortunately, we found great spring activities and fun things to do in the summer during COVID-19. While you’ll probably …

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With Americans preparing to celebrate the warm Labor Day holiday weekend, Henry County Safe Communities Coalition wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. Unfortunately, times of celebration usually mean more drunk drivers on the roads, which can turn a celebratory…

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Dear Doctor: I’m a 56-year-old man. I have been out of breath lately and have had some mild chest pains. My doctor wants me to have a stress test. Is it really necessary? What will it entail?

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Dear Doctor: I tripped while I was out running a few months ago and got pretty banged up, including a knock to the head. My wife worried about a concussion and wanted me to see a doctor. How do you know if you have a concussion?

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a huge toll on not just the physical health but the mental health of the nation. As we enter a new, very uncertain academic school year — it’s important for parents, caregivers and school personnel to know the signs that a young person is struggling w…

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Going back to school is going to look a lot different this year. We’ve all had to add a few new things to our back to school shopping lists like hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and of course cloth face masks. In Ohio, all children in grades K-12 are required to wear a cloth face covering. We …

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The most important task of a parent or caregiver is to keep their children safe. With back-to-school around the corner and with many parents and caregivers dropping children off, it’s important they are safely buckled up or in the correct and properly installed car seats for their age and si…

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ARCHBOLD — The Red Cross blood drive originally scheduled for Wednesday at Northwest State Community College has been canceled.