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Weekend doctor: Covid-19 and myocarditis: A risk for athletes

Experts believe that exercising while infected with the virus increases the risk of developing myocarditis

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

While the effects of COVID-19 infection on the lungs are well-publicized, it is not just a respiratory infection.

Coronavirus can also cause a condition called myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart muscle. Just like it affects the lungs, the virus can invade heart muscle cells, causing inflammation and damage. This condition can result in the weakening of the heart muscle and arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats.

Happy feet with diabetes

How to take care of your feet if you have diabetes

This column provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Diabetes can lead to complications throughout your body, even in your feet. Learn how to keep your feet healthy and happy.

In people with diabetes, the feet face a two-sided attack. First, diabetes can slow blood flow to the feet, which can make it harder for cuts, sores and blisters to heal. Second, diabetes can lead to nerve damage — or neuropathy — that causes your feet to go numb.

Ada chamber plans Wednesday AM Zoom meeting

Merry on Main and other topics on the agenda

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members will get together via Zoom next week.

The chamber traditionally meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month in the Ada Public Library. But, that stopped in early spring due to the covid-19 pandemic. The chamber board began meeting in person in September also after a similar hiatus.

Earlier this week chamber members received a Zoom link to the meeting. Others in the community interested in attending the meeting via Zoom may contact Ada Icon at info@adaicon.com for the link. The meet will take place at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, and is expected to last one hour.

Poised to be a difference maker

ONU'S Institute for Civics and Public Policy

Ohio Northern University students and faculty will help shape the future of their community, country and the world by lending their knowledge and skills to the new Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAPP) at Ohio Northern University.

At this pivotal point in history, ICAPP is giving ONU students and faculty a voice in the national conversation. Non-partisan and education-based, it’s a bold and innovative initiative to promote good citizenship through education and information. 

Adult league registration under for November events

Bluffton Family Recreation is taking registrations for several adult league play that starts in November.

• Coed volleyball  – The next set of league play is from Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. The deadline for team registrations is Nov. 15. The fee is $120 per team.

• Indoor soccer – Session 1 begins Nov. 22

• Indoor flag football – Session 1 begins Nov. 28

Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150 or register online. 

Drive-thru trick-or-treat at ONU on Tuesday

Ohio Northern University Residence Life will host a drive-thru trick-or-treat event next week, according to Isaiah Bailey.

It takes placed from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, and here are the details:

"In order to keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of covid-19 transmission, we will host a drive through trick or treat. 

"The community is invited to drive through campus, entering on College Avenue by Cosi, and exiting onto Lima Avenue by the Affinity East Complex.

"Residence Life staff members will be physically distanced on the sidewalk along the road passing out prepackaged candy.