Tag Archives: Health

COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Site Available in Toledo

COLUMBUS – A COVID-19 pop-up testing site will be available in Toledo on July 29 and July 30. Anyone can get a no-cost test at this location. No appointment is needed; anyone can walk-in on the scheduled day. A health care provider’s referral is not needed. Quantities may be limited. Pop-up testing sites throughout Ohio

Racial disparity and COVID-19 Local factors, seen across the country

A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities had a disproportionate impact on African-American and Latino populations. The April report revealed that in New York City, the hardest hit area of the country, the death rate for black people was 92.3 fatalities per 100,000 people and the

Labels, Expiration Dates, and Advertising Semantics

Life teaches us all’s not always what it appears. Blind trust, brand loyalty, and complacency rule today’s shopping mantra. Perhaps — when we need wholesome immune-stimulating nutrition the most — it’s time to become informed. Food labels are the most valuable tools consumers have. But do complacent consumers really take note, read and understand labels,

Lucas County Testing Options for COVID-19

As states across the country begin easing restrictions to open up their economies, Lucas County is making a push to increase testing opportunities for those who are symptomatic, a key component of our community’s eventual return to normalcy. “In our current state of the coronavirus pandemic, testing is most appropriate for individuals experiencing symptoms of

NWO Alzheimer’s Association’s new phone-in support group

The Northwest Ohio chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association announced the launch of a new phone-based support group for caregivers of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Aimed at helping family members develop coping techniques and to be mindful of their own personal health in the process, each session will be led by a trained dementia

NAMI offers virtual support groups during COVID-19 outbreak

In an effort to continue to provide support to individuals suffering from mental illnesses and their families, NAMI Greater Toledo has announced that it will continue to offer support groups virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI will continue to hold its Family Support Group meetings