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August 18, 2019

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Next week’s BFR summer camp theme: Fairy tales and Fables

Registration by Friday for July 1-5 camp

Bluffton Family Recreation’s kid’s summer camp registration deadline for next week is this Friday.

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Do you tell your doctor the truth?

Most people lie to their doctors, according to a new study

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.

Unfortunately, withholding or misrepresenting information to your doctor hinders his or her ability to give you optimal care. Still, 60 to 80 percent of people surveyed in this new study said they had stretched the truth or withheld information with their doctors before.

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Old Homestead Soaps and Lotions offers natural, paraben-free products

Made with goat's milk

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Bluffton Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings in town. According to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, our town "boast  the best farmers market in northwest Ohio." 

In celebration of our small but mighty farmers market, the Icon will feature a vendor each week over the course of the summer.

This week's feature vendor is Old Homestead Soaps and Lotions.

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Mercy Health-St. Rita’s reverified as Level II trauma center

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has been reverified as a Level 2 trauma center by the Committee on Trauma (COT), an achievement that recognizes devotion to optimal care for injured patients. The verification extends St. Rita’s Level II Trauma Center status through May 2021.

The COT was established by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to help improve all phases of care of injured patients. Verified trauma centers, such as St. Rita’s, must meet the strict criteria that ensures quality of trauma patient care and institutional performance.

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Next week’s BFR summer camp theme: Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh, My

Registration deadline Friday for June 24-28 camp

Bluffton Family Recreation’s kid’s summer camp registration deadline for next week is this Friday.

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Safety risk for certain dietary supplements

FDA issues warning statement on supplements containing vinpocetine

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning statement on certain dietary supplements.

This warning focuses on dietary supplements that contain vinpocetine. This substance may be referred to on dietary product labels as Vinca minor extract, common periwinkle extract or lesser periwinkle extract.

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