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Alzheimer’s Association Hosts “Lifestyle for a Healthy Brain”
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, is hosting a free educational workshop, “Lifestyle for a Healthy Brain” Tuesday, June 18, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Genoa Retirement Village, 300 Cherry Street, Genoa.

Increasing evidence shows that healthy lifestyle habits, such as being physically and mentally active, eating a healthy diet, and staying socially involved, contribute to healthy aging. “Lifestyle for a Healthy Brain” will focus on simple lifestyle changes that may have a positive impact on one’s brain health.

Free screening mammograms
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will offer free mammograms to uninsured and under-insured patients, Wednesday June 12 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital Women’s Services, Port Clinton, 1854 Perry Street, Suite 400, Port Clinton.

The screenings will include a clinical breast exam, screening mammogram, education and follow-up support. Mammograms are provided in partnership with ProMedica Cancer Institute, ProMedica Bay Park Women’s Services, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, and Toledo Radiologic Associates.

The program is being funded through a grant from Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 419-734-8080.


Fishing derby fundraiser
The family of Nathan Dodds will hold a fishing derby fundraiser to help with the youth’s medical bills, resulting from ongoing treatment for cancerous brain tumors.

The derby will be held June 22 at 1 p.m. at 7803 Brown Rd., Curtice. The derby’s host has stocked the pond and prizes will be awarded for largest catch, most fish caught, etc. Food and drinks will be provided. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Dodds was diagnosed with two cancerous brain tumors, and has undergone six surgeries in his fight to remove them. He has made progress, but still faces more treatment in his fight to be cancer free.

The requested donation is $20 per family. Bait will be provided. For more information, visit Team Nathan Wslay


Thanks for the Mammories
The Third Annual “Thanks for the Mammories” Golf Outing to benefit Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen will be held Saturday, July 13 at Heatherdowns Country Club in Toledo. The event is being hosted by Melissa Cogar.

Registration for individuals and teams will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start (best ball thereafter) at 9 a.m.

The cost is $75 per person if paid by June 15, and $85 afterward. For more information, contact Cogar at 419-245-4712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Cancer survivor breakfast
Mercy Cancer Centers will host a cancer survivor breakfast celebration Saturday, June 15 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The program will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to all cancer survivors.

The program will feature Blackie Scott, humorist, author and corporate and entertainment speaker. Displays from Mercy Cancer Centers Support Services, the American Cancer Society, That Special Woman and other organizations/vendors will be set up. There will also be door prizes and free breakfast served.

Cancer survivors are welcome to bring a guest to the free program. RSVP to 419-251-6372.


Cholesterol screenings
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., is scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for July.

Appointments are open to Wood County residents age 25 years and older. The screening panel includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.

Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a registered nurse.

The cost is $20 for those $60 and older and $25 for those $25-59.

Screenings will be offered at July 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Northeast Senior Center in Walbridge; July 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rossford Senior Center; July 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Perrysburg Senior Center and July 2, 8 and 23 from 9-11 a.m. at the Bowling Green Senior Center.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-367-4935 and ask for the Social Services Department. Appointments will be accepted through June 14.


Auto safety kits
Area residents interested in enhancing their safety preparedness in an emergency situation are encouraged to visit Owens Community College as the Gay Straight Alliance student organization is offering Auto First Aid Kits for purchase as part of a fundraising initiative during the upcoming summer months.

Beginning Monday, June 10, community members can purchase an Auto First Aid Kit in the Office of Student Activities Room 165 at the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. The cost is $10.

“You never know when an emergency situation will present itself,” said Lillian Briggs, Owens student and president of the Gay Straight Alliance.

The kit includes assorted safety-related item, including an American Red Cross first aid guide, accident report guide, “call 911” flag, assorted bandages, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic towelettes, alcohol cleansing pads, sterile gauze pads, conforming gauze roll, a trauma pad, safety pins and an instant cold compress.

All proceeds raised from the Auto First Aid Kit initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Gay Straight Alliance.

For more information, or to purchase an Auto First Aid Kit, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.


ProMedica on of the best
ProMedica has been named one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Chicago-based Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review.

The hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers and physician groups included in the list were lauded for offering robust benefit packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education.

The Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review editorial teams accepted nominations for the 2013 list and selected recipients based on nominations and editorial research. ProMedica was named among the nation’s leading health systems including Mayo Clinic.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition that acknowledges our continuous efforts to create a positive workplace culture where employees are happy and feel valued,” said Arturo Polizzi, ProMedica chief human resources officer. ProMedica has more than 300 facilities and the following hospitals in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan including  ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon.


Drug supply chain strengthened
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1919, the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) to strengthen and secure the nation’s pharmaceutical distribution supply chain.

Co-authored by Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), the legislation is a result of collaboration and input from stakeholders throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain.

“I am pleased to see the House pass this important patient safety bill, which enhances the current supply chain, and seeks to keep Americans safe from counterfeit drugs,” Latta said. “The pharmaceutical supply chain is a key link in our the health care system and it is imperative that we work to get the various sectors of it uniformly connected in a safe, secure and effective manner that provides the best protection for patients.”

The bill establishes a national standard of tracing requirements for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, pharmacies and re-packagers based on changes in ownership. Further, it requires the affiliates of the supply chain, including third-party logistics providers to undertake verification and notification activities regarding suspect or illegitimate products.

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