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Dr. Slack Joins ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Maria Slack, MD, to ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio. The office is located at 1110 W. Main Cross St., Findlay, and Dr. Slack is welcoming new patients. She specializes in treating allergies in both pediatric and adult patients and has completed extensive research in allergy and immunology.

Weekend doctor: when to call 911

for chest pain/stroke symptoms

By Cody Price, RN
Chest Pain/Stroke Program Coordinator with Blanchard Valley Health System
You or a loved one may have experienced pain or discomfort in your chest, possibly radiating into the jaw, arm or shoulder. These symptoms as well as shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting are all common warning signs that an individual may be having a heart attack.

Or, perhaps you or your loved one have experienced symptoms of stroke including:

Grief and tough topics

Part of the ‘Living Through Loss’ Series on April 15

The April presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Grief and Tough Topics.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay.

“Grief and Tough Topics” will offer discussion on difficult questions and how to answer them, how to deal with difficult family members and much more. Some topics may truly be tough to discuss, but attendees will learn how to approach them, respond in a healthy way and continue forward.

Presentation on advance directives

April 18 by Bridge Home Health & Hospice

Social workers and care navigators from Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will offer a brief presentation regarding advance care planning and advance directive forms at a National Healthcare Decisions Day event on Thursday,  April 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. 

This event will take place at 50 North, located at 339 E. Melrose Ave,, Findlay. The presentation will also provide individuals with assistance in the completion of advance directives.

Weekend doctor: Allergies in pollen season

By Maria Slack, MD
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Weekend doctor: Colon cancer causes and prevention

By Douglas Yoder, MD
Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio
The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 145,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer in 2019, and both men and women have an approximately 1 chance in 20 of being diagnosed with this cancer at some point in their lifetime.

Statistically and depending on the year, it is either the second or third leading cause of cancer death among Americans. This disease has unnecessarily impacted and shortened many lives.