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Weekend doctor: Protein – what’s the big deal?

By Nancy N. George, M Ed, RD, LD
Blanchard Valley Health System Dietitian
If you look at items in the grocery store, it seems that all of the packages emphasize how much protein the food contains. Why the emphasis now? High protein, low carbohydrate diets are growing in popularity due to an international protein summit held in 2016 that explored nutritional research related to protein. After presenters made recommendations, food manufacturers picked up on their focus.

Weekend doctor: Holiday eating

By Julie Russell, RD, LD, CDE
Outpatient Dietitian/ Diabetes Educator
Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center

The holidays are a busy time of year, and it can be easy to get off track with your eating habits. Even though you get busy, don’t forget to take the time to eat throughout the day. When you skip a meal, it can lead to overeating at the next meal. Try to plan out your meals for each day or even better, the week. When you plan a meal, keep each food group in mind to ensure you get a balanced diet.

Weekend doctor: CoolSculpting

By Sue Scheckelhoff, RN
Beyond MedSpa
Cryolipolysis, better known as CoolSculpting, is a process of freezing fat. For individuals with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, cryolipolysis is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment but is for individuals at or near their ideal body weight, who want to reduce stubborn fat pockets in one or more of the nine treatment areas approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Weekend doctor: Urinary incontinence

By Sarah Weihrauch, physician assistant
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology
Urinary incontinence (UI), the loss of bladder control, is a common and often embarrassing problem. An estimated 15 million adult women in the U.S. are affected by urinary incontinence.

There are different types of urinary incontinence, including stress incontinence, overflow incontinence, urge incontinence or the most common type, mixed incontinence, which is a combination of all types.

She is one of the first people to greet Bluffton newborns

Dr. Jessica Aderman, pediatric hospitalist at Bluffton Hospital

Dr. Jessica Aderman, D.O., is one of the first people to greet newborns at Bluffton Hospital.

Joining the staff on Nov. 11, Dr. Aderman is the second pediatric hospitalist at Bluffton. She and Dr. Jennifer Hohman, M.D., share duties of meeting each Bluffton Hospital newborn within 24 hours of birth.

In addition to Drs. Aderman and Hohman, Dr. Darrel Hotmire, D.O., Bluffton physician, also provides some newborn care at the hospital.

Birchaven Village Hosting ‘Bazaar Days’ DEC. 13-23

Birchaven Village will host its annual Bazaar Days’ craft and bake sale on Friday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The special event will take place on Birchaven’s indoor “Main Street,” 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The event is open to the public.

Bazaar Days will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

Homemade hardtack candy, fudge, buckeyes and dipped pretzels

Hand-crocheted doilies and other items

One-of-a-kind tree ornaments

Gifts for teachers