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Safety risk for certain dietary supplements

FDA issues warning statement on supplements containing vinpocetine

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning statement on certain dietary supplements.

This warning focuses on dietary supplements that contain vinpocetine. This substance may be referred to on dietary product labels as Vinca minor extract, common periwinkle extract or lesser periwinkle extract.

Products containing vinpocetine are often advertised for memory, focus and mental acuity enhancement. These products have also been marketed to increase energy and for weight loss.

Medical education building announced

St. Rita’s Medical Center will construct it in Lima

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center announces construction of an education center designed to train new physicians.

With the support of local donors, St. Rita’s will soon begin construction on a 48,000-square-foot education center to be built on the corner of Market and Collett streets.

“St. Rita’s has a rich history of bringing needed health care to our patients and medical advancements to our community,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo and Lima. “We now look to the future and our commitment to further the care of the Lima region through the recruitment and education of our next generation of medical professionals.”

New Leaf offering fairy garden workshops

Ada has two planned on June 29

New Leaf Garden Center, Ada, offers fairy garden workshops, this month, according to Laurie Laird.

• Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the Kenton New Leaf, 927 E. Columbus St.
• Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the Ada New Leaf, 0395 State Route 235 

“Bring your own pot or container or purchase one of ours,” said Laird. “We provide soil. Purchase whatever plants and accessories you wish. Adults and children are welcome. We ask that children be accompanied by an adult.” 

Space is limited and persons interested in attending should call New Leaf to reserve a spot in one of the workshops. 

You don't have to go to college to make a good living:

Not a cookie-cutter decision for all

By Gary Reese
Faith Investment Services
You don't have to go to college to make a good living. Below are annual salaries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor: 
Web Developer                      
Wind Turbine Tech

Truck Driver               Massage Therapist                 LPN
$45,570                       $45,880                                   $47,050

Occ Therapy Asst       HVAC Technicians                Insurance Appraisers
$60,410                       $35,000—54,999                    $54,000-74,999

Thank you Carole Slane Florist

The Ada Academic Boosters sends thank you to Carol Slane Florist, Ada, for donating and maintaining the beautiful flowers used for Ada High School’s Academic Awards, Senior Awards and graduation.


Give your heart a tune-up

Ten ways to reduce your blood pressure and keep it down

This article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Looking to lower your blood pressure?

Try the following 10 steps to manage your blood pressure and improve your heart health:

1. Get moving. Aim for least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity. You can break it down into 30 minutes a day on at least five days a week. Exercise can lower blood pressure, improve mood, reduce stress, and help with weight loss and flexibility. Before starting an exercise program, speak with your health care provider about what programs are safe for you.