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Health

Bay Park Community Hospital will host a free diabetes educational class titled, “Carbohydrates Do Count,” Tuesday, July 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Michigan/Superior rooms of the Great Lakes Conference Center.

This meal-planning session is geared toward people with type 2 diabetes. It will cover the effects carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels, as well as making healthy food choices through correct portion sizes. A free guide will be given to participants on carbohydrate choices for meals and snacks.

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Mobile Meals of Toledo is currently seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly, the ailing, the disabled and the homebound in the East Toledo area.

Those volunteers would pick up meals at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Depending on the number of deliveries, routes take about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.

“Without the help of volunteers, Mobile Meals would be unable to operate,” said Carolyn Fox, Mobile Meals associate executive director. “The meals that are delivered help our clients maintain their independence.

“And for some, the meals make it possible to remain independent and to stay in their homes,” she added.

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When 9-year-old Oscar Sauceda, of Oregon, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia earlier this year, doctors said he’d need a bone marrow transplant to survive.

A search began to locate a bone marrow donor to help the Coy Elementary student and, without a match from a family member, Oscar’s parents, Jessica and Salomen Villegas, knew they might have to rely on the kindness of a stranger to help their little boy.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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