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Weekend doctor: Earwax is good for us

Qtip use not recommended

By Jessica L. Schulte, PA-C, MPH, MSBS
ENT and Allergy Specialists of NWO
Earwax: Gross right? While many of us do not like to see or hear about earwax (cerumen), it is actually healthy for us to have some earwax. Earwax is a natural process and serves as a lubricator and protector against debris, bacteria, fungi, water and foreign objects.

There are times when earwax gets impacted and this causes pain or hearing loss. Ear wax removal is indicated in cases of hearing loss or when the eardrum needs to be visualized.

Midwifery vs. traditional birth presentation in Bluffton

Hosted by Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Midwifery vs. Traditional Birth,” the first installment of the 2020 “Live and Learn” series.

This community presentation will focus on maternal health care and the similarities and differences between birthing options.

Two sessions on the topic will be held. The first is Thursday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the town hall third floor, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton, featuring Dr. Molly Senokozlieff and midwife Laura Selvidio, CNM.

Births announced at Bluffton Hospital in January

Here's the list of babies born at Bluffton Hospital, reported to the Icon for the last month. 

Jan. 10 – Hazel Nicole, daughter of Ian and Michelle Stuhler, Findlay.

Jan. 14 – Charlotte Louise, daughter of Adam and Dynasty Crow, Bluffton.

Jan. 14 – Paris Jean, daughter of Scott and Emily Kempf, Ottawa.

Jan. 21 – Ava, daughter of Rob and Dana Shardy, Lima.

Jan. 24 – Kinsly Renee, daughter of Austin Dysert and Makenna Callahan, Ada.

Jan. 25 – Azekiel Robert, son of Luke and Corinne Boes, Forest.

Forever Memories’ Support Group to make ‘Memory Frames’

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host a “Forever Memories” support group on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hub at Birchaven Village, at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

Persons who have experienced the death of a loved one can find support in one another while creating a 12-inch by 12-inch memory frame to honor a deceased loved one’s life and relationship.

Weekend doctor: Winter aches and pains

By Thomas Kindl, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management
It’s that time of year when we dig out snow shovels out of storage and exchange our shorts for snowsuits. The frigid temperatures and snow-filled driveways can make this season one of the toughest on our backs and achy joints.

Urologic oncology services now available at Bluffton Hospital

From Blanchard Valley Urology Associates

A wide range of urology services are now available at Bluffton Hospital through Blanchard Valley Urology Associates, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. 

The physicians are now accepting new patents in Bluffton.

Services include laparoscopic and robotic surgery, treatment of kidney stones, overactive bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer.