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‘Why Choose BVHS for Women’s Health?’ virtual presentation Sept. 30

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Why Choose BVHS for Women’s Health?” virtual presentation, a part of the 2020 virtual “Live and Learn” Facebook Live series.

Dr. Allison Westcott, a physician with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology and Sara Weihrauch, PA-C, physician assistant with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, will co-host a livestream event. The topic will spotlight the services and care options provided by their experienced team. William Kose, MD, vice president of special projects, will serve as the event’s moderator.

Weekend doctor: Protecting yourself

From sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

By Malary McBride, APRN-CNP
Certifed Nurse Practitioner
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. 

Did you know that one in two sexually active persons will contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by age 25? However, this is not the only age group affected by STIs. STIs affect people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Births from Bluffton Hospital since July 30

The following births are reported from Bluffton Hospital since July 30.

30th – Xena Ruby Grace Badertscher, daughter of Xandra Badertscher, Bluffton
30th – Letty Marie Anderson, daughter of Harvey and Desa Anderson, Bluffton

3rd – Reed Daniel Butler, son of Levi and Emily Butler, McComb
7th – Michael Mathias Stewart, son of Conner and Katie Stewart, Bluffton
11th – Cohen Marley Rump, son of Andrew and Brittany Rump, Ottawa
12th – Sawyer Edward Pauley, son of Brandon and Ashley Pauley, Kenton

Regulating our emotions during a pandemic

2020 has certainly had an emotional toll on us all.

By Christian Steiner, MD 

Psychiatry Center of Northwest Ohio 

How do we regulate our emotions in times of uncertainty? 2020 has been a year that many of us wish would come to an end. A pandemic that has people fearful, neighbors arguing and everyone forced to socially isolate. Watching a volatile market take staccato breaths while playing with our life savings and retirement.

Weekend doctor: What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)?

A medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in a patient's blood

By Michael Manuel, MD
Wound Care Solutions

"I was told to go to a wound care center for my diabetic foot infection and that I may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?"

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in a patient's blood. HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment.

Your respiratory health during COVID-19 and beyond

BVHS virtual presentation Aug. 18

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Your Respiratory Health During COVID-19 & Beyond,” a part of the 2020 virtual “Live and Learn” Facebook Live series. 

Dr. Rafid Fadul, a physician with Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Dr. Bill Kose, vice president of special projects, will co-host a livestream discussion regarding the effects and treatment options for COVID-19 and other serious respiratory conditions.