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Virus outbreak in China: What you need to know

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University's HealthWise Pharmacy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak in China.

A new coronavirus — called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) — is said to be the cause of this outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.


How your smartphone can affect your sleep

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Americans may be getting less sleep than they have in previous years, and it might be because of smartphones.

Lack of sleep isn't just linked to chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It's also tied to poor academic performance among children, as well as motor vehicle crashes.

Recommended Sleep Times


Three new leadership roles announced at Mercy Health-St. Rita's

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center announced three new leadership roles effective Jan. 6. They follow:

Matt Owens, MD, is the Chief Clinical Officer. He served as Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Health Physicians – Lima and the clinically integrated network in Lima since 2017. He initially joined the medical staff of Mercy Health- St. Rita’s in 2009 upon completion of his medical training. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  


Tips to prevent the common cold

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Clinic.
Cold and flu season has arrived, but that doesn't have to mean you or your family will get sick. Outsmart germs with these simple strategies.

When it comes to colds, prevention is key. But once you have a cold, the best remedy is plenty of rest and lots of fluids. Read on for more information on colds and prevention strategies.

How to Prevent a Cold
Hand-washing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of the common cold. 


New breast cancer Rx gets green light

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat breast cancer.

This new approval is called Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki).

The FDA approved Enhertu to treat adults with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer that cannot be removed with surgery or has spread to other parts of the body.

HER2-positive breast cancer is aggressive and accounts for an estimated 20 percent of breast cancers, according to the FDA.


Mercy Health-Home Health named a top agency

2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite

Home Health Lima was named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. 

For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part of the H3.Group.