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July 5, 2020
 

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Dr. Samuel Heiks: Approaching Insomnia. Simple tips.

Dr. Heiks is a board certified Family Medicine doctor and lives in  Bluffton, Ohio.

Dear Dr. Heiks: I struggle with insomnia and have tried several different medications. I would prefer to be on no medication. What can I do?
Reader from Bluffton, Ohio

Dear Reader: If you’re like me, sleep affects every aspect of life and so it is important to get enough of it (or at least try). Having a young family, I understand this is often easier said than done. However, simple steps that can be taken to maximize chances for success, especially if removing medication is your goal.

The Village Voice: Ghouls, goblins and witches hit the sidewalks of Ada!

The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaohio.org, or by calling the Village Water Office at 419-634-4045.

Ghouls, goblins and witches hit the sidewalks of Ada!
The annual haunting of Ada’s sidewalks takes place next Thursday! On Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the children of Ada are invited to bring out their best costumes for the Village’s trick or treat.

Hitting the wall and the importance of rest

Blog by David MacDonald, ONU chaplain

To read more of his blogs click here

I’ve been there.  We’ve probably all been there at one time or another.  You work and study and work and study and go, go, go, until you you crash.  Hitting that wall can be devastating–to your health, your spirit, and your mental capacities.  For me, the wall usually results in my getting sick.  A couple of days in bed, feeling sorry for myself, and I’m back into the daily grind–working, studying, working, studying, go, go, go…

You get the picture.

Today's test: "How much do you know about Ada?"

Here's a little test called "How much do you know about Ada?" Can you identify the location of this Ada "icon"?

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

The answer is in the accompanying photo below. (HInt: Stand near the Ada railroad depot and look across the tracks.)

As we read the verbage on the sign it states: THE STORER BROS. CO. 1914.

Hospital offers statement on meningitis

Blanchard Valley Hospital Pain Management has received numerous telephone calls from patients who are concerned about a rare form of fungal meningitis (swelling in the brain with symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fever) that has been documented across the US in people after having injections in the back.

The FDA identified the maker of the steroid involved in many of the cases as a specialty compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The Village Voice: See a stake in the tree lawn?

The Village Voice
The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaohio.org, or by calling the Village Water Office at 419-634-4045.

See a stake in the tree lawn?
The Village works year round to identify trees in the public right of way that are in need of trimming and removal, as well as selecting locations for new trees.

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