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November 27, 2021

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About Healthwise childrens' COVID vaccination appointments

Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy, 511 W Lincoln Ave, Ada, reminds families that they need to make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccinations on campus for children ages 5-11.

Parents can sign up their child to receive the Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine by going to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ 

If you do not see available appointments, please check back the next day. Appointments are posted two weeks ahead of time.


Allen County COVID-19 case rate highest since December 2020

Vaccine and booster providers within 10 miles of Bluffton

On November 18, the Allen County Combined Health district announced that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly.

As of Thursday (11/18/21) the 14-day case rate was 976.1, the highest case rate for Allen County since December of 2020. On November 11 the rate was 794.3. The rate of 976.1 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 14 days is almost 10 times the rate considered to be an area of high transmission.


Making Waves

Waves in the ocean are formed with the interaction of the wind, water, and land. The gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth can influence tides that can impact the formation of waves. The wind transfers energy to the water. The stronger the wind, the more energy is generated to form waves. 


Weekend Doctor: Tarsal tunnel syndrome

By Lance Johnson, DPM, Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause pain with every step you take. Tarsal tunnel, similar to carpal tunnel in the wrist, is a compressed or pinched nerve that occurs at the inside of the ankle. Symptoms can occur at the ankle, the heel and even the bottom of the foot. 


Weekend Doctor: Ibuprofen ufsage

By Jason Wartgow, APRN-CNP McComb Family Practice

You have sore muscles, so you take ibuprofen. You have a headache, so you take ibuprofen. You have arthritis pain, so you take ibuprofen. However, is it really safe to take ibuprofen regularly?


Hocus Pocus

By Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Halloween weekend was full of movies including the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. The movie was released by Walt Disney Pictures on July 16, 1993 and did not recoup the expense to make the movie.  However, it has become a Halloween classic about three witches played by actors Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy who are brought back to present day from Salem, Massachusetts. The movie has developed a following around Halloween and can be seen on several channels including Disney+.