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Plastic facial surgery at Bluffton Hospital

Dr. Vincent McGinniss: "Patients requiring this otherwise would have to go to Columbus, Toledo or Cleveland"

Dr. Vincent McGinniss developed an interest as an ear-nose-throat physician when his twin sister, a musician, required ear surgery.

Today Dr. McGinniss, D.O., handles surgeries once a week at Bluffton Hospital. Depending upon the patient, the surgery may involve tympanostomy tubes, tonsillectomies or facial plastic surgeries.

He is board certified in both ENT and facial plastic surgery.

Weekend doctor: Annual pelvic exams

By Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

Annual pelvic exams for females of all ages is vitally important. As Pap smear guidelines have changed, some women assume they do not need to see their local gynecologist every year. However, your preventive visit is about much more than periodically screening for cervical cancer with a Pap smear.

There are many benefits to visiting your gynecologist’s office each year such as:

The food and mood connection

Presentation in ‘Living Through Loss’ Series March 18

The March presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “The Food & Mood Connection.” 

This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

“The Food & Mood Connection” will discuss how the foods you eat directly impact your whole health…mind, body and soul. Food is our primary source of energy, and this presentation will focus on how our body will naturally react with some foods better than others. 

BVHS add technology

To Help Diagnose Parkinsonian Syndromes and More  

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has added advanced technology that will differentiate between essential tremor and parkinsonian syndromes (among other conditions). DaTscan is a radioactive injection into the patient’s bloodstream to help take pictures of areas of the brain with a special camera called a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera.

Weekend doctor: Hair removal techniques

By Mary Beth Brown, APRN
Unwanted hair growth or growth of hair in unusual areas can be challenging to our self-esteem and occur in anyone. Unwanted hair can be a problem throughout the lifespan, starting around puberty with teens who may have unwanted hair growth related to hormones, through the depletion of estrogen (menopause) for women and the depletion of testosterone for men.

Bridge Home Health & Hospice offering volunteer training

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a six-session training course on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. for prospective volunteers beginning on Tuesday, March 5. The training will be held in The Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Retirement Village, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.