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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Again?

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Those who are serious about wanting to lose weight and get healthy in 2010 can get started toward their goals at the Mercy Weight Management Center.

In partnership with Health Management Resources (HMR®), a national provider of medically supervised weight management programs, Mercy offers state-of-the-art weight loss treatment focusing on intensive lifestyle education, personalized attention and follow-up with an emphasis on long-term weight maintenance.

“We offer a variety of weight loss options appropriate for anyone wanting to lose 10 to 200 or more pounds,” said Amy Watkins, program director of the Mercy Weight Management Center.

The program, overseen by a staff of physicians, nurses and health educators, includes in-clinic and at-home diet options that produce an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, Watkins said. Because physical activity and movement are key components of weight loss and weight maintenance, program participants are offered free access to the Mercy Fitness facilities.


This holiday season, when economic conditions are tough and people really want their gifts to matter, the Sandusky River Chapter of the American Red Cross is kicking off a new holiday campaign to inspire people to make a gift that can save the day for those in need.

Through the online catalog at, people can make a donation that can provide food and shelter for a disaster victim for a day; a military comfort kit with a robe, phone card and other supplies for a wounded warrior; or a month of basic necessities for a family in another country who lost everything in a disaster.

“We know these are difficult times for many families and businesses in our area, but the Red Cross has seen that when Americans are in need, America always responds,” said John Bailey, executive director. “The holiday season is traditionally a time of hope and generosity and this campaign gives us all a chance to make a difference in someone’s life.”


Care4you2, LLC, a State Tested Nursing Assistant School, opened in Walbridge at

Owner Diane Marx, LISW

409 N. Main St. on Dec. 1. The first series of classes will begin Monday, Dec. 14.

The Walbridge location is the third for the school, which also has sites in downtown Toledo and Sylvania.

The school offers training in basic medical practices, conducted by registered nurses, according to owner Diane Marx, LISW. Upon completion of training, graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion, which allows them to sit for the State Exam. Successful passage of the state test allows student to work as State Tested Nursing Assistants.

“Our program is certified by the state, in fact, our Toledo location is a state testing site,” she said. “We’re working toward making the Walbridge location a testing site as well.”


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