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Weekend doctor: COVID-19 Treatment with Bamlanivimab

Column by Dr. Leah Eiden

By Dr. Leah Eiden, Family Medicine
Bluffton Primary Care

“You’re getting the presidential treatment,” I told my professor friend who had COVID19.  He was one of the first in this area to receive bamlanivimab, another weapon in our fight against COVID.  

The Power of Antioxidants

Living a healthy lifestyle seems to be getting more popular these days, especially now during the current pandemic in which we are living. Exercising and eating a balanced diet are just two pieces of a healthy lifestyle. When striving to eat a balanced diet, it is vital to consume foods containing antioxidants.

Weekend doctor: The COVID-19 Vaccine

The word on everyone's lips these days

By Jeffrey Eiden, MD & Leah Eiden, MD
Family Medicine 

The word on everyone's lips these days. As family physicians working during a pandemic, we find ourselves studying the specifics of the COVID-19 vaccines and passing the information on to our patients, answering questions, giving advice, and discounting misinformation. Here is what we've been sharing.

BVHS covid-19 update on Facebook Live Thursday

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host a Facebook Live titled “BVHS COVID-19 Update,” on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.

BVHS President and CEO Myron Lewis and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects, will discuss the organization’s planning of operations and processes that will ensure the safety and care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be streamed on the health system’s Facebook page, facebook.com/BlanchardValleyHealthSystem/. Community members can “like” the corporate Facebook account of BVHS and visit the page to watch live.

Weekend doctor: Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe for pregnancy?

What does the data really show?

By Miguel Jordan, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Concerns have come to my attention because a lot of misinformation has been spread on social media. I have heard claims that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause problems from infertility to miscarriage to even harm in the baby’s female reproductive system. All not true.

Bluffton Hospital will administer vaccines to those 80 and older

Registration begins on Jan. 18 • vaccines administered beginning Jan. 23

Vaccinations for Bluffton community members, 80 years of age and older, will begin Saturday, Jan. 23, at Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS).

These individuals can register for the vaccine beginning Monday, Jan. 18, by calling 419.369.2323.

Operating hours for the call center are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are a limited number of vaccines available, therefore, vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. A caregiver or loved one may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.