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A new Pulmonary Clinic at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital is helping patients with COPD and respiratory disorders manage their conditions to promote improved quality of life and reduced hospital admissions.

The clinic, which opened in February, is ProMedica’s fourth clinic – the others are at ProMedica Toledo and Flower hospitals and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Michigan.

“We looked at COPD admission rates for the system and we rolled the clinic openings based on that,” said Annette Greenhagen, administrative director for respiratory services for ProMedica.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung disease that restrict air flow and cause trouble breathing such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 

Nineteen Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to the opioid epidemic from October 2015 through January2017. The Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children.” Council members and public officials will unveil 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day.”

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those who lost their battle with addiction, while making a commitment to those in recovery.

Nate Kehlmeier and Kenn Bower Jr., both in recovery, will highlight their personal journeys and their decisions to make a change in their lives. 

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, along with Family & Children First Council Contract Manager Margaret Osborne and Dr. Daniel Cadigan, coroner, will give a brief statement on the impact the epidemic has had on Ottawa County.

Summer vacation from school is almost over and that means it’s time for parents to begin thinking about back-to-school season. 

Along with the back-to-school necessities such as folders and backpacks, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wants to remind parents to make sure their kids are up-to-date on their vaccines against serious diseases. 

To emphasize the importance of vaccinations, and to make sure that children are protected with all the immunizations they need, ODH is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. 

“When parents are thinking about their back-to-school checklists, vaccines should be at the top of the list,” said ODH State Epidemiologist and Bureau Chief of Infectious Diseases Sietske de Fijter. “Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health as well as the health of classmates and the community.” 

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