Health Briefs

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Life Line screenings
        Residents living in and around the Oak Harbor area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
        St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., will host this community event on Wednesday, July 7. Free parking is also available.
        Screenings can check for:
        • The level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
        • HDL and LDL cholesterol levels;
        • Diabetes risk;
        • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis;
        • Kidney and thyroid function, and more.
        Special package pricing starts at $149, however consultants will help clients create a package that is right for them based on their age and risk factors.
        Pre-registration is required. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit for more details to schedule an appointment.
Magruder visitor
        Magruder Hospital’s visitor screening process has been shortened; however, visitors are being asked to continue to mask when coming into the hospital. In addition, Magruder is also now allowing patients to have two visitors.
        “We realize that masking and other protocols vary from place to place, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we do what is best to maintain a safe environment for all those who come through our doors,” said Rachel Fall, Director of Community Outreach & Physician Recruitment. “The building is not yet open to the public, but we are hopeful that restrictions will continue to lessen over the following weeks.”
Event to benefit The Epilepsy Center
        The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio and The Blarney Irish Pub invite the community to attend the annual Practically A Golf Tournament to welcome in The Solheim Cup to Toledo.
        The miniature golf tournament will consist of the official PGT Tournament of players on Friday, Aug. 13 from 1-5 p.m. at The Blarney, 601 Monroe St., Toledo.
        Registration is required. After the tournament, open play will be available to the general public from 5-11 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Fees apply. All proceeds go to the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.
        S. Huron Street will be closed between Monroe Street and Washington Street in downtown Toledo during the event. Food and beverages are available. DORA restrictions will be in place for alcoholic beverages.
        Sponsorships are available. Visit for more info and a registration link. Open play does not require registration.
        The Mission of the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio is to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy and those with developmental disabilities.
        More information regarding sponsorships, registration, teams, fees, etc. are available by contacting or 419-867-5950, ext. 206.
Virtual Alzheimer’s programs
         The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter is presenting a variety of virtual educational programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.
        These presentations cover a variety of topics and occur at different times during the day and early evening via videoconferencing to allow individuals to participate in the convenience of their homes.
        All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, call 800-272-3900.
        The schedule includes:
        • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, June 14, 5 p.m.
        • Effective Communication Strategies, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
        • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, June 16, 2 p.m.
        • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, June 21, 11 a.m.
        • Dementia Conversations, June 23, 3 p.m.
        • Healthy Living for Brain and Body, June 24, 5 p.m.
        • Effective Communication Strategies, June 25, 1 p.m.
        • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
        • Dementia Conversations, June 30, 5 p.m.
        The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
        In Ohio, more than 600,000 Alzheimer’s caregivers provide care for more than 220,000 loved ones impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Visit or call 800-272-3900 for more details.
Kids in Safe Seats
        The Kids in Safe Seats (KISS) Program at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital offers car seats and education for Toledo and surrounding area families.
        Car seats are offered at little to no cost, depending on need, and while grant funding is available. At the appointment, technicians will demonstrate how to properly adjust, harness and install a car seat. Each appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes. Technicians will ensure that the parent/caregiver will be confident in installing and using a car seat before leaving the appointment.
        Appointments are being offered June 16, 23 and 30 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, 2142 N. Cove Boulevard, Toledo. To schedule, call the KISS Car Seat Program at 419-291-7945.
ProMedica hospitals
re-verified for
optimal trauma care

        Toledo Hospital, and ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital have earned re-verification of each respective trauma level association from the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee of Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
        Toledo Hospital remains verified as a Level I adult trauma center and has been for over two decades. Ebeid Children’s was re-verified as a Level II pediatric trauma center, a status it has upheld since 2014.
        A team of reviewers, who have previous experience in the field of trauma, conducted on-site reviews of those centers participating in the re-verification process. Using the current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline, the team evaluated the centers’ capability to provide hospital resources necessary for trauma care as well as the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This includes the pre-hospital phase through any necessary rehabilitation.
        The full-spectrum trauma team at Toledo Hospital and Ebeid Children’s includes adult board-certified critical care surgeons, critical care specialists, pediatric surgeons, trauma adult advanced practice providers and pediatric trauma advanced practice providers who are specialized in trauma care. Additionally, ProMedica’s trauma services encompass a wide variety of subspecialties, including orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia, radiology, emergency medicine, plastic surgery, and several additional surgical consulting services on a case-by-case basis, providing a multidisciplinary care approach.


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