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Toledo patient receives breakthrough brain treatment

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A Toledo patient was part of a clinical trial aimed at treating brain bleeds with the goal of avoiding repeat surgeries.

The EMBOLISE clinical trial tested whether a new treatment for subdural hematomas, which are brain bleeds most frequently caused by trauma, and is the most common reason for neurosurgery, would lead to lower chances of requiring additional surgery.

“Shutting down this blood vessel with medical glue can actually result in reducing the risk of reaccumulation of blood or the blood becoming more significant to the point where it would require a second surgical evacuation,” said Dr. Mouhammad Jumaa.

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Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing Unveils New Memory Care Unit with En Suite Amenities in Toledo

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Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing is proud to announce the grand opening of its highly anticipated Memory Care Unit, and will begin accepting patients as of February 1st, 2024. The unit features all private en suite accommodations. This new addition reflects Divine’s commitment to providing top-tier healthcare services in a comfortable and compassionate environment for individuals with memory-related conditions.

The Memory Care Unit at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing has been meticulously designed to meet the unique needs of residents facing cognitive challenges. With a focus on creating a home-like atmosphere, including all private rooms equipped with a private shower and bath, each en suite room is thoughtfully appointed to enhance the overall well-being of residents while maintaining a sense of independence.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Memory Care Unit, Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing invites the community to explore this remarkable facility. Interested individuals, families, and healthcare professionals are encouraged to reach out to secure a spot for a personalized tour and consultation.

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How to set (and keep) a 2024 New Year’s resolution

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Getting back into a fitness routine is a goal many set when starting a new year, but sticking to it can be a challenge. Fitness experts say you should start with a plan.

Nick Tomasello opened the doors to the Game Fit HQ fitness gym back in September 2023. He said his gym’s mission is to give people a plan they can manage.

“Don’t feel like you have to accomplish your larger goal right away,” Tomasello said. “Make sure you are setting smaller goals each day and each month so that we have things that feel more manageable and are more rewarding, so the process is more manageable long term.”

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Why preparing your health before holiday gatherings is important

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With Christmas less than two weeks away, preparation is underway for the holiday get-togethers. Health professionals are urging those planning to gather to get or update their vaccines.

Those that 13 Action News spoke with say it’s never too late to get your vaccine.

“The vaccines are number one by far and away. We know that people are going to get together, we know it’s going to be in close contact, we know it’s going to be in a situation where transmission is highly likely or possible, so prevention through immunity is the most effective way to do that,” Dr. Brian Kaminski, the vice president of medical affairs for ProMedica metro hospitals said.

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Virtual tour teaches people what it’s like to have dementia

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According to the World Health Organization, more than 55 million people have dementia worldwide. One local facility is offering free tours that simulate what it’s like to live with dementia to help others understand.

“It’s a home. It’s not a home-like environment. It is a home. Just the way that we care for the residents and treating everything like it’s their home, and really focusing on them and making their life enjoyable,” Tori Rotar, the admissions and marketing director at Parkcliffe Memory Care Community said.

The goal at Parkcliffe Memory Care is to make residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s feel as comfortable as possible in a place they are unfamiliar with. Part of creating that comfort is helping families to understand what it’s like to live with dementia through the virtual dementia tour.

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New clinic in Toledo set to open with focus on older adults

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 A new clinic for older adults is set to open in Toledo with a focus on service and ease of accessibility.

The Neighborhood Health Association, in partnership with the University of Toledo Medical Center and the Toledo Clinic, is opening the Aurora Senior Health Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 16.

The new clinic, located in the Aurora Gonzalez Community Center in south Toledo, is said to bring geriatric primary and specialty care under one roof. It will be focused on patient-centered care, patient satisfaction and educational programs tailored for those 60 years of age and older.

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Local doctor returns from medical mission trip to Ukraine

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A local doctor returned this weekend from a medical trip to Ukraine where they were working to provide aid to the people who need it most.

Doctor Richard Paat and his team just got back to the states from their fifth mission to Ukraine and he discussed with 13 Action News what his time there was like.

“We go into Ukraine itself, we’re about two hours into the border,” Dr. Paat, an internal medicine doctor with Mercy Health St. Luke’s Hospital said.

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Friends fundraising for Good Samaritan injured while helping victims of west Toledo crash

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Josh Graff, 46, of Toledo, is in serious condition for doing what he always did: he tried to help someone in need.

Graff’s friends and family told WTOL 11 he needs help with medical bills for injuries he suffered Tuesday night while helping out with a crash on Jackman Road.

“Josh is a Marine and he’s always ready to help somebody,” Graff’s friend, Archie Padgett said. “He always acts fast when something serious is going on,.” Padgett was with Graff when he was hit.

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Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Ribbon Good provides education, support

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CINCINNATI — October is Cancer Awareness Month, but education and support for women with breast and gynecological cancers is every month for Pink Ribbon Good.

A mobile unit travels across Ohio, to health fairs and other events, raising awareness about the symptoms of and potential screenings for some of the most deadly cancers facing women.

Monthly support groups happen in person and virtually so no woman has to face her diagnosis alone. Behind these efforts is Jan Middleton, the director of peer support and education for PRG.

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Clean needle program offered in Lucas County in effort to stop spread of disease

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The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is offering a program called Syringe Services that provides sterile syringes in an effort to stop the spread of disease.

While the program is aimed at keeping those who inject drugs safe, others argue it could be doing the opposite.

There are only 22 syringe programs in the state of Ohio and one of them is in Lucas County. The goal of syringe services is to help people who inject drugs to stay healthy.

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