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

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TOLEDO — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an app…

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ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College recognized its Nursing and Allied Health division graduates at a recent pinning ceremony in the following areas: Practical Nursing (PN), Registered Nursing (RN), phlebotomy and medical assisting.

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Many parents have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, which are now available to anyone age 12 and up. That’s good. It’s normal to be cautious when something new comes along. Here are answers to some of the most common questions families may have.

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

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Residents living in and around Napoleon can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions through a Life Line Screening this month.

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Cell phones continue to become more complex, allowing us to use them for almost every imaginable task. Unfortunately, when it comes to texting and scrolling through social media while driving, this practice is dangerous and illegal in the majority of states. April, which is National Distract…

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

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Dear Doctor: I am 67 years old, with arthritis in my hands and feet. My daughter recently had a fall, and X-rays showed signs of arthritis in her foot. She’s only 34. What are the most important things she can do to keep it from progressing, or at least slow it down?

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Dear Doctor: I am 53 and have diabetes. I live in California and can get the COVID-19 vaccination soon. What side effects can I expect? There are so many stories floating around, and knowing what to believe is hard.

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COLUMBUS - A $190,000 gift to the Cooperatives for the Cure Cancer Fund boosts food-based cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and Ohio State’s College of Food, Ag…

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COLUMBUS - Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to age 44. Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a major traumatic brain injury, and every five minutes someone is forever disabled from traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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A year ago, many things in the world paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the need for blood never stopped. Today blood donations are just as essential, and the American Red Cross urges individuals who are healthy to make an appointment to donate blood.

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Dear Doctor: I am a 72-year-old man and have been diagnosed with aortic regurgitation. My cardiologist said since I’m not experiencing any of the usual symptoms connected with this, he thinks I should just continue to monitor it until I do. What can I expect if and when I do start experienci…

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Everything regarding COVID-19 seems so confusing and even contradictory at times. One television news reporter says cases are dropping, vaccine is getting in arms and the “return to normal” is around the corner. Other reports indicate deaths are on the rise, vaccine is delayed, and we will b…

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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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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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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: 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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Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing to confirm the cause, it seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible. The U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees response…

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

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TOLEDO — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an app…

  • 0

ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College recognized its Nursing and Allied Health division graduates at a recent pinning ceremony in the following areas: Practical Nursing (PN), Registered Nursing (RN), phlebotomy and medical assisting.

  • 0

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

  • 0

Residents living in and around Napoleon can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions through a Life Line Screening this month.

  • 0

Cell phones continue to become more complex, allowing us to use them for almost every imaginable task. Unfortunately, when it comes to texting and scrolling through social media while driving, this practice is dangerous and illegal in the majority of states. April, which is National Distract…

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

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Dear Doctor: I am 67 years old, with arthritis in my hands and feet. My daughter recently had a fall, and X-rays showed signs of arthritis in her foot. She’s only 34. What are the most important things she can do to keep it from progressing, or at least slow it down?

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Dear Doctor: I am 53 and have diabetes. I live in California and can get the COVID-19 vaccination soon. What side effects can I expect? There are so many stories floating around, and knowing what to believe is hard.

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COLUMBUS - A $190,000 gift to the Cooperatives for the Cure Cancer Fund boosts food-based cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and Ohio State’s College of Food, Ag…

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COLUMBUS - Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to age 44. Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a major traumatic brain injury, and every five minutes someone is forever disabled from traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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A year ago, many things in the world paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the need for blood never stopped. Today blood donations are just as essential, and the American Red Cross urges individuals who are healthy to make an appointment to donate blood.

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Dear Doctor: I am a 72-year-old man and have been diagnosed with aortic regurgitation. My cardiologist said since I’m not experiencing any of the usual symptoms connected with this, he thinks I should just continue to monitor it until I do. What can I expect if and when I do start experienci…

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Everything regarding COVID-19 seems so confusing and even contradictory at times. One television news reporter says cases are dropping, vaccine is getting in arms and the “return to normal” is around the corner. Other reports indicate deaths are on the rise, vaccine is delayed, and we will b…

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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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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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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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…