Pregnant women who are addicted to opiates face an increased risk of health complications from both the drug use and the lack of prenatal care. Every woman who gives birth at Blanchard Valley Hospital is screened for drugs in her system, something that is standard at most hospitals. But by then, the effects of the
When Rachel Walter was a little girl, she dreamed of adopting a child someday. Eventually, in travels for her former employer, the University of Findlay (UF), that desire was enhanced. On one visit to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, a UF student showed Rachel a picture he had taken. The camera had captured Rachel
A brick residential home has been overhauled inside to provide the 501(C)(3) non-profit Grace Speaks with three well-equipped clinic rooms for families in need of affordable speech therapy. Grace Speaks was founded by Nicole Leslie and her husband Dr. Todd Leslie to provide a low-cost option for speech therapy for families in Hancock County. The
One of the most dreaded teenage experiences is acne: pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and other skin blemishes can seem disastrous. According to Dr. Michael Cairns, MD, a dermatologist at Blanchard Valley Associates, acne is a common, normal part of bodily changes during puberty, but kids and teens can take steps to care for their skin and
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 26 percent of adults in the United States lives with some type of disability, but the disability is not the whole of who they are. People First Language offers a way to communicate that message.
There is a virtual hill to climb in order to adopt internationally, and it is comprised of sheets and sheets of paper and months and months of waiting. Audrey Todd, 39, of McComb, describes international adoption as a “long rollercoaster.” While it can be exhausting, “it is exciting to know you have this child out
There are many treasures to be found at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Most are literary in nature, but some are very human indeed. The Youth Advisory Board— often referred to as YAB— falls into the latter category. A shared love of books YAB members value and support the library with their time, ideas and
Many children and teens express an interest in becoming a vegetarian. But it’s important to understand the health benefits—and the dietary needs—of vegetarianism before diving in.
If you think only adults struggle with sleep problems, think again. According to Daniel J. Sak, doctor of osteopathic medicine and medical director of the Center, his patients include several adolescents aged 12-18.
Wellness includes self care that sometimes, as moms, we overlook. Having chronic health conditions, I not only try to make time for self care, but I am also cautious of ingredients I’m putting in, and on, my body. The highly-rated and award-winning organic skin care line carried at Journey Salon & Day Spa is enticing.
School doesn’t run just Monday through Friday for Japanese students in Findlay, as they also attend a special school on Saturdays! The Japanese Saturday school in Toledo, presents an important link between the students and Japan. Connection to home Established in 1990, the school is located at the Maumee Valley Country Day School in a
The STABLE Account program, which is Ohio’s ABLE Plan, provides tax-advantaged savings and investment opportunities to individuals with disabilities without risk of losing means-tested benefits.