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Weekend doctor: Limitations of online hearing tests

By Kristina Trout, Au.D
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
While completing a hearing test in the convenience of your own home may be an attractive alternative to making an appointment with an audiologist, online hearing tests are unlikely to accurately or reliably identify the extent of your hearing problems. But what exactly are the benefits to visiting an audiologist versus attempting a hearing test at home?

Weekend doctor: Annual pelvic exams

By Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

Annual pelvic exams for females of all ages is vitally important. As Pap smear guidelines have changed, some women assume they do not need to see their local gynecologist every year. However, your preventive visit is about much more than periodically screening for cervical cancer with a Pap smear.

There are many benefits to visiting your gynecologist’s office each year such as:

BVHS add technology

To Help Diagnose Parkinsonian Syndromes and More

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has added advanced technology that will differentiate between essential tremor and parkinsonian syndromes (among other conditions). DaTscan is a radioactive injection into the patient’s bloodstream to help take pictures of areas of the brain with a special camera called a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera.

The food and mood connection

Presentation in ‘Living Through Loss’ Series March 18

The March presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “The Food & Mood Connection.” 

This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

“The Food & Mood Connection” will discuss how the foods you eat directly impact your whole health…mind, body and soul. Food is our primary source of energy, and this presentation will focus on how our body will naturally react with some foods better than others. 

Weekend doctor: Hair removal techniques

By Mary Beth Brown, APRN
Beyond MedSpa

Bridge Home Health & Hospice offering volunteer training

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a six-session training course on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. for prospective volunteers beginning on Tuesday, March 5. The training will be held in The Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Retirement Village, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

This course will cover topics such as the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving, and understanding grief and loss. Make-up sessions are available for those who are unable to attend all sessions.