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Living through Loss presentation moved to Jan. 28

Due to the bitter cold and icy roads, Bridge Bereavement Services is rescheduling the January "Living through Loss" presentation titled "Understanding Depression through Grief" for Monday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital.

This is the same time, location and presenter, only a different date. The original date for this event was Jan. 21.


Weekend doctor: Dermatitis on the hands

By Kelly Koenig, MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Blanchard Valley Medical Associates – Dermatology

Many people suffer from various rashes to their hands. We use our hands in countless ways throughout the day, so itchy, painful and sometimes blistering or cracked skin on our hands can have a huge impact on our daily activities. Fortunately, there are solutions.

Weekend doctor: Nourish your brain

By Rachel Niermann
RDN, Licensed Dietician
Armes Family Cancer Care Center

‘Understanding Depression in Grief’

Presentation as Part of the ‘Living Through Loss’ Series

The January presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, January 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Understanding Depression through Grief.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay.

“Understanding Depression in Grief” will assist the bereaved in identifying depression, understanding the difference between “feeling” and “being” depressed and offer coping mechanisms for healthy grief. Jamie Wilkinson-Franks, MSW, LISW-S of Stepping Stones Counseling, will be presenting with opportunity for discussion to follow.

Weekend doctor: Acne and treatment options

By Mary Beth Brown
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Beyond MedSpa

Acne and post-acne scarring can be troublesome for teens and adults of all ages regardless of gender. Active acne can be influenced by certain medical conditions or as a result of individual processes. These may include excess oil production, bacteria and/or hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells. It may also be influenced by excess activity of androgen hormones that are produced by both males and females.

EasternWoods Outpatient Center offers updated PET/CT technology

With enhanced imaging and lower radiation

EasternWoods Outpatient Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), recently updated its PET/CT scan technology to improve patient experience. This diagnostic system will allow providers to give more accurate diagnoses with 3D imaging, enhanced imaging with wider fields of view and improved lesion detectability. Additionally, patients will receive less radiation and complete scans in a faster amount of time. 

“EasternWoods Outpatient Center and BVHS are committed to obtaining advanced technology to provide the highest quality and comprehensive care to patients,” said Jill Jaynes, BVHS service line director of cardiovascular and imaging services.