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Weekend doctor: Nutrition for cancer prevention

Consuming a nutritious diet is important for cancer prevention

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

When preventing a cancer diagnosis, there are many factors to consider, both in and out of our control.

An individual’s risk of developing cancer depends on age, gender, genetics, environment, socioeconomic status and lifestyle behaviors. The good news is that we can control the lifestyle behaviors in which we choose to partake.

Dietary supplements for COVID-19? Not so fast

Dietary supplements are not proven to combat COVID-19, new review says

This column is provided by ONU HealthWise Pharmacy. Despite what many celebrities and other unproven sources may say, dietary supplements are not a proven way to combat COVID-19.

That's according to a new review that looked at claims surrounding dietary supplements and COVID-19.

The authors of the article also pointed out that pharmacists can play an essential role in fighting potentially harmful misinformation about the coronavirus.

Park in the park will attract cars of many shapes, models and years

It all happens Saturday in the park

This sounds like fun.

A “Park in the Park” car event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, in the Ada War Memorial Park.

Kent and Dee Everhart host the event in appreciation to the Ada community for its 25 years of support of Everhart Trucking, which the couple sold earlier this year.

Car owners may register vehicles, open to all years of cars, motorcycles and trucks. Registration continues during the event until 6 p.m.

Trophies and plaques will be awarded at 6 p.m. in 18 different vehicle classes. A donation of $10 per entry is appreciated.

Kent Everhart said that donations will support local veterans. 

Soil health sampling in Hardin County

Mark Badertscher of the Hardin County extension office has been working with the new Water Quality Extension Associate Boden Fisher to help him with soil health sampling in four Hardin County fields. 

Cooperating farmers in this project include Jeffry Billenstein, Austin Heil, John Krock, and Paul Ralston, who providing soybean fields for this project. 

Boden has also been busy taking samples in Hancock and Putnam counties as he is responsible for working in a three-county area.  

Another ONU all-academic athlete, and same for ONU women's track team

Senior Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) was named an All-Academic Athlete and the Ohio Northern women's track and field team was named an All-Academic Team in 2020 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Krause is a two-time NCAA All-American in the pole vault and was about to make her fourth NCAA Championships appearance in 2020. She was also named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America earlier this year.

She won the 2019 and 2020 Ohio Athletic Conference titles and ends her career as a five-time All-Region and All-Conference honoree.

ONU making SAT and ACT tests optional for new students in 2021

Update from earlier announcement

Due to SAT and ACT testing cancelations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Northern University will allow most prospective first-year students, including those homeschooled, to apply for admission in the fall of 2021 without these test scores.

Students applying for admission to the nursing, early childhood education, and middle childhood education programs are not eligible for test-optional admissions and must present their ACT or SAT results due to accreditation standards.

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