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Blanchard Valley Health System

BVHS vaccination clinic postponed due to impending winter weather

Blanchard Valley Health System has announced the postponing of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, due to impending winter weather. The clinic will be rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25. Patients should arrive on Feb. 25 at their already scheduled appointment time.

“We want our associates and community residents to be safe during this inclement weather,” stated Roxanne Williams, director of quality, associate & patient safety.

Men's health

Prostate enlargement treatment

Most of us are familiar with Benjamin Franklin's quote from 1789; "nothing is certain except death and taxes." To the men reading this column, we will add a third certainty: PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT! As men grow older and wiser, the prostate tends to follow. That doesn't mean that every man will develop voiding symptoms.

The prostate is a small gland located at the bottom of the bladder. It makes up the beginning of the tube that drains the bladder (urethra). Its primary function is to produce fluids important for the viability of the sperm.

Bluffton Hospital offers vaccine clinic Friday

For persons 70 and older • You must register in advance

Bluffton Hospital will offer another vaccination clinic for the community.

In this phase, individuals 70 and older will be available to receive the vaccination in a  clinic held on Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To register, please 419.369.2323 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are a limited number of vaccines available, therefore vaccines will be given on a first call, first-served basis. A caregiver or loved one may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.

Weekend doctor: COVID-19 Treatment with Bamlanivimab

Column by Dr. Leah Eiden

By Dr. Leah Eiden, Family Medicine
Bluffton Primary Care

“You’re getting the presidential treatment,” I told my professor friend who had COVID19.  He was one of the first in this area to receive bamlanivimab, another weapon in our fight against COVID.  

The Power of Antioxidants

Living a healthy lifestyle seems to be getting more popular these days, especially now during the current pandemic in which we are living. Exercising and eating a balanced diet are just two pieces of a healthy lifestyle. When striving to eat a balanced diet, it is vital to consume foods containing antioxidants.

Weekend doctor: The COVID-19 Vaccine

The word on everyone's lips these days

By Jeffrey Eiden, MD & Leah Eiden, MD
Family Medicine 

The word on everyone's lips these days. As family physicians working during a pandemic, we find ourselves studying the specifics of the COVID-19 vaccines and passing the information on to our patients, answering questions, giving advice, and discounting misinformation. Here is what we've been sharing.