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Weekend doctor: Constipation in children

By Ailing Chen, MD, Pediatrics
Caughman Health Center
“Have you pooped today? Did you have any problem with pooping?” It seems I have this kind of conversation with my son at home every day.

As a doctor, I usually need to ask similar pooping questions for every well visit and even most acute visits at the office.

As we all know, a normal bowel pattern is a very important sign of our good health. However, constipation is a very common health problem in children of all ages.

What is constipation in children?

Bridge offers children’s “Holiday Memories” grief support group

Bridge Home Health and Hospice offers “Holiday Memories” grief support program for children ages 6 to 12 who have lost a loved one, allowing them to remember those who have passed in a healthy setting. 

This event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

Holiday Memories is offered through Bridge’s Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times, Always Remembered). Dinner will be provided for the children and RSVP is required by Dec. 5.

Babies born in November at Bluffton Hospital

Here's the birth announcements for November, given to the Icon, for babies born at Bluffton Hospital:

Nov. 6 - Callie Jayne, daughter of Brandon and Ashley Stedman, Kenton.

Nov. 7 - Lucas Matthew, son of Jason and Cynthia Fleming, Bluffton.

Nov. 11 - Abram Daniel, son of Daniel and Danielle Hodges, Bluffton.

Nov. 15 - Silas William Allen, son of Stephen Hattery and Allysia Gray, Lima.

Nov. 21 - Lillian Brielle, daughter of Matthew and Kylie Sutton, Rawson.

Nov. 26 - James Christian, son of Jeff and Tasha Knueven, Leipsic.

Bridge Hospice host Light Up a Life events

Bridge Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its annual “Light Up a Life” tree-lighting ceremonies in Bowling Green and Findlay in December. 

Through a tree-lighting and candle-lighting ceremony, loves ones who have passed will be honored. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Bowling Green ceremony is Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room at Heritage Corner, located at 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green.

The Findlay ceremony is Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Birchaven Village,15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

Weekend doctor: Is dryness affecting your relationship?

By Lori Thomas, MD
Medical Director, Beyond MedSpa
Many women are affected by vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse, which is a direct result of vaginal dryness. However, many women do not realize that there are treatment options available.

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges”

“Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital Dec. 16

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its December presentation of the “Living through Loss” series on Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

This presentation, “Guilt, Anger and Challenges” takes place in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. Findlay. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges” will discuss the range of emotions individuals may feel after the loss of a loved one, particularly guilt and anger.