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Weekend Doctor: Lawn mower safety tips

By Ibrahim Khansa, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

*Through a collaboration between Blanchard Valley Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the content of this article was provided courtesy of Nationwide’s 700 Children’s® blog by pediatric experts.

David Yoder, MD, joins Bluffton Primary Care 

Blanchard Valley Health System has announced that David Yoder, MD, a family medicine physician, has joined Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau Street.

Dr. Yoder is a 2011 graduate of Bluffton High School and is the son of Mark and Julie Yoder of Bluffton. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio). He received his medical degree at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine (Dayton, Ohio). 

Weekend Doctor: Public pool safety reminder

NOTE: The Bluffton Community Pool has not yet announced the last day for 2022. Stay tuned.

By Sarah A. Denny, MD
Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Everyone loves to take a dip in the pool, especially during the dog days of summer While swimming is a great way to play, exercise and cool off, there are certain things to keep in mind. More than 1,000 children die each year from drowning, and many others suffer life-changing injuries. Help protect your family by using the following safety tips when swimming in public pools.

Weekend Doctor: Know signs of stroke for immediate evaluation

By Islam Gomaa, MD
Emergency Medicine, Blanchard Valley Hospital

You may have heard the phrase “time is muscle,” which refers to being evaluated quickly for a heart attack in order to use a catheter to open a blocked blood vessel and prevent heart damage. Likewise, the same principle applies in the case of a stroke. 

Weekend Doctor: Diabetic foot infections

By Lance Johnson, DPM
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is an epidemic that results in numerous complications, hospitalizations and deaths worldwide. Diabetes occurs when your body is not able to process and use glucose (sugar) from food. This results in too much glucose accumulating in your blood stream. This can have negative effects on many different organs and parts off your body. 

Blanchard Valley Health System to host virtual “Live & Learn” 

A virtual presentation of the Blanchard Valley Health System “Live & Learn” educational series will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, addressing the importance of annual exams for women. The presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and can be viewed by tuning into the BVHS corporate Facebook page.