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July 22, 2019
 

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Mole or Melanoma?

Everything you need to know about checking yourself for skin cancer

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Some adults can have up to 40 moles. But when should you start worrying about skin cancer?

Although it's relatively rare, a common mole can turn into melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Here's what you need to know.

Enbrel Biosimilar Gets Green Light

FDA approves Eticovo (etanercept-ykro) to treat several types of arthritis

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Enbrel's new biosimilar recently got the green light it needed to treat several inflammatory health conditions.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Eticovo (etanercept-ykro). The FDA approved this new biosimilar to treat multiple inflammatory conditions, which include the following:

L and L Designs opens in Ada

Offering repurposed furnishings, antiques, vintage decor and florals

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Ada’s newest business, L and L Designs, opened earlier this spring at 4171 State Route 235. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed them to town with a ribbon cutting on May 15.

Owned by Lynn Rainsburg and LaDonna Roys of Kenton, the shop offers antiques and vintage décor and florals.

In addition, L and L Designs offers custom design services and repurposed furnishings.

Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone numbers are 567-674-7821 and 419-516-7702.

Chamber gets ReStore update

New name on the way of Ada's Main Street non-profit

Robert Kanzig, ReStore Community Center executive director, updated Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members on the Main Street non-profit organization during the May 15 chamber breakfast at the Ada Public Library.

ReStore, 210 N. Main St., has served Ada and the surrounding communities for almost 13 years. 

Kanzig said that while the center’s board, staff, and volunteers remain as committed as ever to continue serving the area, they will soon be doing so under a new name, and are asking the community’s help in choosing it.

“The ReStore name has served us well,” said Kanzig, “It, for better or worse, has also served Habitat for Humanity well for longer.”

Natural energy drinks: lifesaver, scam or hazard?

The truth behind 'natural' energy beverages

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Today’s world is a busy one. Our lives are even busier. It’s natural to crave an energy boost to help you get more done. But can some energy boosts have negative health effects?

Coffee is an ever-popular go-to. Tea is big among those who don’t prefer coffee. And energy drinks have been gaining popularity for some time now. But newer to the market is the so-called “all-natural energy beverage.”

Truth about vaccines

Debunking common myths about vaccines

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially life-saving vaccines. 

Check out the truth about these four common vaccine misconceptions:

Myth 1: Vaccines cause autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

There has been a lot of debate about whether vaccines cause autism. Studies to date show no association between vaccines and ASD. One controversial vaccine ingredient was thimerosal, a preservative that contains mercury. However, no link was found between this ingredient and ASD.

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