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Summer exercise and heath Illness

Precautions can be taken to safely exercise throughout the summer

Michael Stump, MD

BV Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

 With the nicer weather of summer, more people are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and exercising outside. However, exercising in the heat does increase the risk of heat illness. Fortunately, precautions can be taken to safely exercise throughout the summer. Before discussing prevention, it is helpful to understand the signs and symptoms of the different types of heat illness. There is a spectrum of heat illnesses, ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion to heat stroke.

Everything you need to know about abdominal hernias

Hernias can happen anywhere on the body

By Jessica Reynolds, MD

Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio

Blanchard Valley Health System


What is a hernia? 

Humor in the workplace

What we think determines how we feel

By Nancy Proctor, BSN, MAE
Patient Experience Manager & Educator
Blanchard Valley Health System

Every business knows how integral a core set of values is to driving behavior that results in exceptional product and service quality.

However, most haven’t really considered how a value of humor in the workplace facilitates success. When you can laugh and have fun at work it carves the path to mutual purpose and mutual respect. Humor also facilitates the physiology that supports optimal health, keeping your workforce present and accounted for.

Cosmetic & Facial Plastics

“Live and Learn” lunch presentation

Dr. Vincent McGinniss, an experienced cosmetic and facial plastics surgeon at the Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will be hosting a “Live and Learn” lunch presentation on Thursday, June 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The topic is “Cosmetic & Facial Plastics” and attendees will learn about the options and benefits of aesthetic procedures. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Bridge Home Health & Hospice offers volunteer training courses

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a nonprofit organization providing home health care and hospice services, will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning on Thursday, June 14.

The training will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, and will take place for six consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice, understanding the needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving and understanding grief and loss.