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Three new leadership roles announced at Mercy Health-St. Rita's

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center announced three new leadership roles effective Jan. 6. They follow:

Matt Owens, MD, is the Chief Clinical Officer. He served as Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Health Physicians – Lima and the clinically integrated network in Lima since 2017. He initially joined the medical staff of Mercy Health- St. Rita’s in 2009 upon completion of his medical training. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  

Tips to prevent the common cold

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Clinic.
Cold and flu season has arrived, but that doesn't have to mean you or your family will get sick. Outsmart germs with these simple strategies.

When it comes to colds, prevention is key. But once you have a cold, the best remedy is plenty of rest and lots of fluids. Read on for more information on colds and prevention strategies.

How to Prevent a Cold

Hand-washing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of the common cold. 

New breast cancer Rx gets green light

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat breast cancer.

This new approval is called Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki).

The FDA approved Enhertu to treat adults with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer that cannot be removed with surgery or has spread to other parts of the body.

HER2-positive breast cancer is aggressive and accounts for an estimated 20 percent of breast cancers, according to the FDA.

Here's the mobile health clinic schedule

The ONU HealthWise mobile health clinic has several visits in Hardin County for January. Here’s this month's calendar.

This clinic includes free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol (please fast for 12 hours to participate in the cholesterol or blood sugar screening).

The next Ada visit is from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at the Ada Public Library.

Mercy Health-Home Health named a top agency

2019 ABILITY Home Care Elite

Home Health Lima was named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. 

For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part of the H3.Group.

You have the flu - now what?

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Flu season is here, and that means you or a loved one might have been diagnosed with the flu.

Can the Flu Be Treated?

Yes — the flu can be treated with antiviral medications.

Antivirals are medications that fight the flu in your body. These medications are not sold over the counter. They require a prescription from your doctor.

Antivirals are different from antibiotics because antibiotics are used to fight bacterial infections — not viral infections.