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September 28, 2021

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Blowing in the Wind

By Karen Kier, Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of ONU HealthWise

In 1963, Bob Dylan released the song Blowing in the Wind and it became an anthem for the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. His lyrics included “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind….Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.” Bob Dylan is a prolific songwriter who continues to produce music. His latest album release was Rough And Rowdy Ways in 2020. Bob Dylan has won 10 Grammy Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. He had a history of touring around the world until the pandemic hit and that ended the “The Never Ending Tour” for Bob Dylan.

Kenton Hardin Mask Advisory effective September 21

Kenton Hardin Health Department is issuing a Mask Advisory for Hardin County, effective September 21, 2021. 

"Everyone over the age of 2 years old is advised to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status when:

  • In indoor public places
  • Outdoors in crowded settings

Universal masking in schools, businesses, and social settings will slow the spread of COVID-19. 

K-12 Schools – Universal masking is advised for all students, staff, teachers and visitors.

Parents – please urge your children to wear a mask throughout the school day. 

Businesses – Universal masking is recommended for employees as well as patrons. 

Blood Drive September 20

The Ada Visiting Nurses & Hospice, 1200 S. Main St., will host a Red Cross blood drive on September 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please fill out RAPID PASS prior to your appointment and have your Blood Donor card (or ID) ready to present. Masks are required regarless of vaccination status.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth at (419) 604-8569 or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Weekend Doctor: Youth Mental Health

It is the season of transition from summer to fall, and for many students from freedom to structure. Many students have a mix of excitement and dread for the upcoming school year. Even with this mixture, students commonly benefit from the increased structure school offers--it is built in socialization, cognitive exercise, physical activity, and provides opportunity for a routine sleep schedule. All students are encouraged to maintain these activities and structures outside of school year but oftentimes it dissipates slowly.

Better Than Chicken Wire!

By Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Chicken wire is a thin, flexible mesh of galvanized steel with hexagonal gaps meant to contain chickens and fowl. The wire comes in gap diameters of ½, 1, and 2 inches with gauges between 19 and 22. Chicken wire was used during World War II for radar fields and over helmets to insert leaves to make camouflage. Chicken wire can block radio and Wi-Fi signals by creating a Faraday cage. The Faraday cage was invented in 1936 by Michael Faraday to protect sensitive electronic equipment within an enclosure from external radio waves. So why am I writing about chicken wire?  

The Animals are Talking to Us!

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team
ONU HealthWise Pharmacy