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May 25, 2020

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Athletic trainer receives national award

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center announced that Tom Lane, M. ED., AT, ATC, PTA, ITAT, will be awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award.

The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes National Athletic Trainers’ Association members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. The Athletic Trainer Service award recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer.

Enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Three Brothers Pizza

The Ada Icon invites viewers to enter their names for a $50 gift certificate from Three Brothers Pizza in Ada.

During July the Icon is the business featured in the Liberty National Bank lobby. There's free notepads and pencils and several photos showing residents featured this spring on the Icon.

All you need to do to enter for the gift certificate is to place your name and email on the entry form and place it in the box on the display table. The winner will be drawn on Aug. 1.

Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta closed until Friday

The staff of Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta, 124 E. Buckeye, Ada, is enjoying a long Fourth of July week's vacation.

The restaurant is closed this week and will reopen with its regular hours on Friday, July 5.

Another biosimilar to Herceptin

FDA approves new drug that treats breast, stomach and esophageal cancer

Note: this article provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved another biosimilar to a drug that treats breast, stomach and esophageal cancer.

This biosimilar is called Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns). The FDA approved it because it appeared to have no meaningful differences from Herceptin (trastuzumab), which has already been approved.

If a drug is a biosimilar to another drug, that means it is nearly identical to the other drug (called the reference product). According to the FDA's recent approval, Kanjinti is a biosimilar to Herceptin.

Do you tell your doctor the truth?

Most people lie to their doctors, according to a new study

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.

Unfortunately, withholding or misrepresenting information to your doctor hinders his or her ability to give you optimal care. Still, 60 to 80 percent of people surveyed in this new study said they had stretched the truth or withheld information with their doctors before.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s reverified as Level II trauma center

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has been reverified as a Level 2 trauma center by the Committee on Trauma (COT), an achievement that recognizes devotion to optimal care for injured patients. The verification extends St. Rita’s Level II Trauma Center status through May 2021.

The COT was established by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to help improve all phases of care of injured patients. Verified trauma centers, such as St. Rita’s, must meet the strict criteria that ensures quality of trauma patient care and institutional performance.