July Health Briefs

Clinic relocating
        PT Services Rehabilitation Inc.’s Genoa clinic, currently located at 22020 W. SR 51, Suite A, will be relocating to 1224 West St., Room 10, in Genoa, in the Brunner Grounds Building.
        The clinic will officially begin seeing patients at the new location on Monday, July 22. There will be no interruptions in patient care.
        The new location, which is closer to downtown, will feature an accessible layout with ground-level access.
        For more information, visit PTSRehab.com, email referrals@ptsrehab.com or call 419-855-8301.
Life Line Screenings to be offered July 17
        Residents living in and around Oak Harbor can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with Life Line Screenings, which will be offered Wednesday, July 17, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor. Free parking is 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.
        • Kidney and thyroid function, and more.
        Package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with clients to create a package that is right for them based on age and risk factors. Pre-registration is required. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com  for more information.
Magruder July programs
        The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets in the Magruder Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton, on the second Tuesday each month from 6-7:30 p.m.
        The July 9 meeting will be a demonstration of chair yoga. For more information, call 419-607-6021.
        Blood drive
        The American Red Cross is in need of blood and will have a blood drive in the Magruder Hospital Conference Center Friday, July 19, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at redcrossblood.org. Locate a blood drive hear you by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering your ZIP code.
        Magruder Monthly Community Lab Screening
        Monthly Lab Screening
        Magruder’s next monthly community lab screening will be Thursday, July 11, 8 and 11:30 a.m. at the Magruder Community Clinic 730 Jefferson St., Port Clinton.
        The main lab test is a CBC, CMP and lipid profile, which includes liver and kidney function, fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, HDL/LDL, triglycerides and a complete blood count (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood) for $50.
        Add-on screenings include lipid profile ($20), hemoglobin A1C ($20), PSA ($30), TSH- thyroid stimulating hormone ($25) and vitamin D ($35).
        This lab screening is held on the second Thursday each month. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 419-301-4304. Participants are asked to fast for 12 hours prior to their appointment time but can have water. No insurance accepted; payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (no American Express).
        Open House
        On Wednesday, July 31, from 2-5 p.m., Magruder will have an open house so the community see what all the construction has been about for the last 10 months. 
        “We’re proud of how the hospital looks and feels and want to show it off, especially our radiology suite after the flood renovations, and surgery areas, which never got a proper public introduction during COVID,” said Rachel Fall, Community Outreach & Physician Recruitment Director. The event will include light refreshments and tours.
Stories of disability pride
        The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities invites the community to an afternoon of storytelling, art, and adaptive dance with the SALUTE Storytellers Saturday, July 13 from 2-5 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art.
        The SALUTE Storytellers is a collaborative event among TMA, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the University of Toledo Disability Studies Program. It celebrates July as Disability Pride Month through live stories and art displays from self-advocates with disabilities.
        The SALUTE Storytellers have been practicing presenting their stories all spring and return to TMA to present them before a live audience inside TMA's Glass Pavilion.
        There will also be an art show featuring works created by individuals with developmental disabilities and a live performance by the Toledo Ballet Adaptive Dance.
        This free event is open to the public. Registration is recommended at https://tma.ticketapp.org/portal/product/280.
Ask the Expert
        Mercy Health’s monthly Ask the Expert series continues in July with a discussion about trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and grief.
        OrlaLee Macklenar from the Mercy Health – Toledo Trauma Recovery Center will offer the presentation virtually on July 18 at 12:30 p.m.
        The one-hour, monthly Ask the Expert sessions are held the third Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. To join, participants can call 646-931-3860 or zoom meeting ID: 975 5220 8436. There is no need to pre-register.
        Ask the Expert is the result of Mercy Health’s efforts to address factors that influence the health and wellbeing of the community. In particular, Mercy Health has focused efforts to build the overall health of area residents in the ZIP codes surrounding central city Toledo.
Mobile mammograms
        Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit has visits scheduled throughout the region in July and beyond.
        The unit, which delivers mammograms to women age 40 and older, is equipped with 3D technology and offers patients the option of self-compression, meaning she will have the ability to control the compression once she is in position.
        Scheduled stops include:
        • July 9: Mercy Health – Franklin Avenue Medical Center, 2213 Franklin Ave., Toledo.
        • July 10: Old West End Community Health Center, 2244 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo.
        • July 11, 22: Mercy Health – Perrysburg Primary Care, 1103 Village Square.
        • July 24: Mercy Health – Pointe Shoreland Family Practice, 2755 Shoreland Ave., Toledo.
        • July 25: Mercy Health – Perrysburg Lighthouse Way Family Medicine, 7405 Lighthouse Way.
        To view the full list of dates and locations, visit mercy.com/toledomobilemamm.
        Tor best coverage, patients should verify if Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider with their insurance carrier. Financial assistance programs are available for patients who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles. Call 1-800-929-6626 for more information.
        Mobile mammogram screenings are by appointment only. Call 833-MAMM-VAN to schedule.
        Certified radiologists read all mammograms and because a second look can mean a second chance, all mammograms are double-checked with a computer-aided detection system that detects more breast cancer than mammography alone. The patient and her physician receive a copy of the results.
Overdose Awareness Day
        The Ottawa County Prevention Coalition will present the third annual Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4-6 p.m. at The District in downtown Port Clinton.
        The event aims to bring the community together in remembrance, education and action against overdose. This year’s observance will feature guest speakers, a celebration of the lives of those lost to overdose, honor awards, a community meal and more.
        For more information, contact Michelle Veliz at 419-734-6800.


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