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Blanchard Valley Health System to host virtual “Live & Learn”

A virtual presentation of the Blanchard Valley Health System “Live & Learn” educational series will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, addressing the importance of annual exams for women. The presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and can be viewed by tuning into the BVHS corporate Facebook page. 

William Kose, MD, vice president of special projects at BVHS, will host this event with special guest Crystal McGrain, APRN-CNP, a nurse practitioner with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology. The presentation will discuss the health benefits of annual exams for women of all ages.

Weekend Doctor: Repetitive use golf injuries

By Shaun Coffman, PT, DPT, OCS
Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital*

Whether you and your child play golf to relax on the weekends or to be competitive, a risk of injury exists just like in other sports. It is important to take precautions against getting hurt and to seek medical attention in the case of injury.

Weekend Doctor: Penicillin allergy

By Maria Slack, MD
Allergy and Immunology Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Do you have a penicillin allergy? Even if you were allergic, you may not be any longer!

With the cold and flu seasons come frequent trips to the doctor’s office. For some, treatment with an antibiotic is needed and having an antibiotic allergy can really limit a person’s options, causing providers to treat with less safe, less effective and more costly antibiotics.

Weekend Doctor: Monkeypox

By William Kose, MD, JD
Vice President of Special Projects – Blanchard Valley Health System

Just when we think we are turning the corner on COVID-19, despite its numerous variants, another infection is causing headlines. Monkeypox … what is it? Where did it come from? How does it spread? Do I need to be worried?

Weekend Doctor: Sleepwalking

By Emily Decker, MD
Primary Care Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Through a collaboration between Blanchard Valley Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the content of this article was provided courtesy of Nationwide’s 700 Children’s® blog by pediatric experts.

Sleepwalking happens when a child is asleep but does activities such as sitting up, getting out of bed, eating, or even getting dressed. Those activities could last a few seconds to a half hour–and the child will usually never remember they did it. It usually happens within the first couple hours of a child falling asleep.

Weekend Doctor: Joint replacement surgery

By Jim Davidson, MD and Katie Fultz, PA-C

Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Often a patient has been diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis of a large joint (hip, knee, shoulder) and among treatment options discussed, joint replacement surgery may be considered. Typically, a joint replacement is reserved for the treatment of severe osteoarthritis when non-surgical treatments are no longer working. A joint replacement is replacing the cartilage ends of two bones where they come together to make a joint with a metal and plastic prosthetic. Once a patient has met with their orthopedic provider and decided a joint replacement is the right treatment option for them, there is preparation that can be done. This preparation is crucial to joint replacement success. Often, some of these things should start to be addressed upon initial diagnosis of the disease.