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Weekend doctor: Human trafficking legislation and healthcare

By Mindy M. Lause, RN
Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Department

‘Understanding Depression in Grief’

‘Living Through Loss’ Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

The January presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Understanding Depression through Grief.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 S. Main St, in Findlay.

Weekend doctor: Lymphedema

By Emilee Shoemaker MOT, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Occupational Therapist
There is never a good time to develop a chronic condition in your life but developing one at the end of your cancer battle can be one of the worst times. This is one of the ways lymphedema can emerge into someone’s life. 

Babies born at Bluffton Hospital in December

Here's the list of babies born at Bluffton Hospital, reported to the Icon, over the holiday period. 

Nov. 30 - Bryson Howard, son of Zak and Amber Beltz, Roundhead.

Dec. 5 - Lux Antonio, son of Tony and Sydney Schroeder, Ottawa.

Dec. 7 - Lena Florence, daughter of Justin and Melissa Ricker, Columbus Grove.

Dec. 9 - Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Daniel and Barbara Kirk, Mount Cory.

Dec. 9 - Olive Elsie, daughter of Victor Lomeli and Mercedes Young, Leipsic.

Dec. 9 - Landry James, son of James Robinson and Dawnell Laymon, Forest.

Weekend doctor: Protein – what’s the big deal?

By Nancy N. George, M Ed, RD, LD
Blanchard Valley Health System Dietitian
If you look at items in the grocery store, it seems that all of the packages emphasize how much protein the food contains. Why the emphasis now? High protein, low carbohydrate diets are growing in popularity due to an international protein summit held in 2016 that explored nutritional research related to protein. After presenters made recommendations, food manufacturers picked up on their focus.

Weekend doctor: Holiday eating

By Julie Russell, RD, LD, CDE
Outpatient Dietitian/ Diabetes Educator
Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center

The holidays are a busy time of year, and it can be easy to get off track with your eating habits. Even though you get busy, don’t forget to take the time to eat throughout the day. When you skip a meal, it can lead to overeating at the next meal. Try to plan out your meals for each day or even better, the week. When you plan a meal, keep each food group in mind to ensure you get a balanced diet.