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Weekend doctor: Human trafficking legislation and healthcare

By Mindy M. Lause, RN
Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Department
Recent legislation has proven to be effective for trafficked persons. The Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking. The TVPA introduced a practical approach: prevent trafficking through public awareness, protecting victims of trafficking and prosecuting traffickers. Ohio’s Human Trafficking Law (ORC 2905.32) further defined trafficked persons to include minors and individuals with developmental disabilities.

‘Understanding Depression in Grief’

‘Living Through Loss’ Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

The January presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 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 S. Main St, in Findlay.

Weekend doctor: Lymphedema

By Emilee Shoemaker MOT, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Occupational Therapist
There is never a good time to develop a chronic condition in your life but developing one at the end of your cancer battle can be one of the worst times. This is one of the ways lymphedema can emerge into someone’s life. 

Weekend doctor: Protein – what’s the big deal?

By Nancy N. George, M Ed, RD, LD
Blanchard Valley Health System Dietitian
If you look at items in the grocery store, it seems that all of the packages emphasize how much protein the food contains. Why the emphasis now? High protein, low carbohydrate diets are growing in popularity due to an international protein summit held in 2016 that explored nutritional research related to protein. After presenters made recommendations, food manufacturers picked up on their focus.

Weekend doctor: Holiday eating

By Julie Russell, RD, LD, CDE
Outpatient Dietitian/ Diabetes Educator
Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center

The holidays are a busy time of year, and it can be easy to get off track with your eating habits. Even though you get busy, don’t forget to take the time to eat throughout the day. When you skip a meal, it can lead to overeating at the next meal. Try to plan out your meals for each day or even better, the week. When you plan a meal, keep each food group in mind to ensure you get a balanced diet.

Weekend doctor: CoolSculpting

By Sue Scheckelhoff, RN
Beyond MedSpa
Cryolipolysis, better known as CoolSculpting, is a process of freezing fat. For individuals with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, cryolipolysis is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment but is for individuals at or near their ideal body weight, who want to reduce stubborn fat pockets in one or more of the nine treatment areas approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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