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Weekend doctor: Skin cancer

By Jay Alammar, MD
Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio
The skin is the largest organ of the body, and skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States regardless of age, race or skin color.

The disease incidence is reaching an epidemic level. Over 5.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, and approximately 15,000 people die each year from this disease. The current estimate is that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

Weekend doctor: Colon cancer screenings

By Brianne Hottinger, RN
Oncology Nurse Navigator at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated there will be over 101,420 new cases of colon cancer and 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer in 2019.

The overall lifetime risk for development of colon cancer is about 1 in 22 for men and 1 in 24 for women.

Hanco EMS Chief Rob Martin receives 2019 CARES Award

Rob Martin, the chief and director of Hanco EMS, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), is the recipient of the Ohio Association of Community Behavioral Health Authorities’ (OACBHA) 2019 CARES Award.

This award is given annually to first responders and frontline workers who go above and beyond in helping individuals, families and their communities deal with the adverse effects of Ohio’s opiate epidemic.

Weekend doctor: Shoulder and elbow health

Part 2

By Craig Hughes, Operations Manager
Julie A. Cole Rehab and Sports Medicine
Preventative measures should be taken before an athlete throws to decrease the chances of arm soreness or damage. It is important to keep the arm and shoulder strong by building muscles through strengthening, stretching and exercising. Keeping the muscles mobile and strong will help prevent injury and soreness from occurring, which in turn can improve performance.

Community screening and wellness day June 22

The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a community screening and wellness day event on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Several health screenings will be offered at this event, which will take place at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center located at 15990 Medical Drive South in Findlay.

Skin, head and neck cancer screenings will be available by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 419.429.6428.

BVHS host ‘HeartSmart’ presentation on June 20

Part of "Live and Learn" series

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “HeartSmart,” a presentation of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about heart health. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 South Main Street, Findlay.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a health fair featuring informational booths, screenings and more until 11:30 a.m. Boxed lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. and a panel discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

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