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Weekend doctor: Children’s migraine and tension headaches

How massage therapy can help

By Carol Baumhardt
Massage Therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Blanchard Valley Health System

Raise your hand if you enjoy having a headache. Silly, right? Nobody likes the pain, frustration and lost time a headache can bring. Yet many of us suffer from them, including children. The National Headache Foundation reports that 1 in 5 U.S. children ages 5 to 17 are prone to headaches. Fifteen percent of those who are prone have headaches labeled as tension and five percent are diagnosed as migraine.

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges”

Presentation part of “Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its December presentation of the “Living through Loss” series on Monday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This presentation is titled “Guilt, Anger and Challenges” and will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Birchaven Village hosting 'Bazaar Days' this month

Birchaven Village will host its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, Dec. 14 through Monday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Birchaven’s indoor “Main Street,” at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The event is open to the public.

Bazaar Days will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

Recent births at Bluffton Hospital

Here are births in Bluffton Hospital from Oct. 31 to Dec. 1:
Oct. 31 – Zachary Michael Fitzgerald, son of Shane and Katie Fitzgerald, Dola
Nov. 7 – Kennedy Mellasandra Nieto, daughter of Nicholas Nieto and Sonia Rodriguez, Ottawa
Nov. 13 – Justin Alexander Schroeder, son of Alex and Victoria Schroeder, Findlay
Nov. 24 – Piper Reese Rickle, daughter of Dustin and Jamie Rickle, Findlay
Nov. 30 – Hunter Matthew Goldsberry, son of Sawyer and Kelsey Goldsberry, Bluffton

Weekend doctor: The scoop on tonsillitis

By Evan McBeath, MD
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

“Open minds through art” showcases Birchaven Village artists

Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host an open house art show displaying the artwork created by residents with dementia through the program “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA). This art show will take place on November 29, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m. in The Hub at Birchaven, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. A ceremony recognizing the artists will begin at 2 p.m. and guests will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.