Category: Health

2021 Resolutions: Planning for the world after 2020

A worldwide pandemic, a contentious national election and a renewed examination of racism in America, accompanied by hurricanes, fires and even murder hornets, made 2020 a once-in-a-lifetime year.  “The hardest thing for...

Who is this person taking care of me? Local health systems utilize ‘hospitalist’ approach

by Jason Webber Dr. Steven Zook is a hometown product and a University of Toledo School of Medicine graduate who works at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He’s also a member of what has been...

Take Control of Your Healthcare Journey: Hospice versus Palliative Care

Taking care of a loved one with a serious illness can be a confusing time that leads to a number of high-stakes questions. Do they require end-of-life care? Do healthcare plans provide...

Save on essential medications with the help of United Way 2-1-1

Thousands of individuals in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County saved money on essential medications in 2020 thanks to the United Way of Greater Toledo and FamilyWize, a pharmacy discount program. Working in partnership,...

Quarantined and Disconnected: COVID-19’s effects on those with disabilities

Senior citizens and others with conditions that render them especially susceptible to COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential for contracting the virus — the isolation from months of lost social...

HELPING OLDER ADULTS AVOID ISOLATION AND LONELINESS 

As winter sets in, isolation increases for older adults, but there are ways to limit loneliness.  In a year that has been defined by isolation, loneliness may increase in the next few months...

Isolation in Quarantine: How COVID-19 affects those with disabilities

Senior citizens and people with conditions that leave them especially vulnerable during COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential illness— the isolation resulting from several months of not interacting with people...

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...

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Who gets your vote for our Readers Choice Awards? Your opinion counts. Please take time to tell us who should receive this coveted recognition. Rules ...

Good things to do for Others

Tape a couple of dollar bills to a vending machine Buy a meal for a stranger at a restaurant. Let the person inline behind you go...

Know a caregiver that deserves pampering?

Nominate your candidate to win prizes from local businesses by Caregivers360, a local nonprofit organization that recognizes caregivers having “the passion to help those...