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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Our Community

Q: We just returned from a family vacation before everything was shut down due to COVID-19, and my son is complaining of plugged ears along with a cold. He tried unplugging his ears, but they only stay clear for a few seconds and then they plug up and his hearing is affected again. Do you think he has an infection, and what kind could it be?

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The Ability Center is still working for you

Written by Dan Wilkins. Posted in Our Community

Whether you live with a disability or not, and no matter your age, what we are all now going through together is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Never have we, as a country and planet, been called to drop everything and shutter our communities and homes—to separate from our friends, families and neighbors, our workplaces, churches, and schools—to save ourselves and our fellow citizens from an invisible, spreading danger “out there.”

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Spring is home inspection season

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Most people associate home inspections with the process of buying or selling a house. At the inspection stage of the home sale, sellers worry that major (read: costly) repairs or upgrades will be recommended, while buyers keep their fingers crossed that the inspector won’t find any issues that might scuttle the deal and prevent them from getting their dream home.

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Ability Center offers vital resources for all ages and disabilities

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

The Ability Center began as a rotary initiative that served kids with polio in 1920. Throughout the agency’s 100 years of service, programming has evolved to meet the current needs of youth and adults with disabilities. Our agency serves as a hub of information and referral network for those looking for resources for all ages and disabilities.

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Laurels rehab team member explains the vital role of occupational therapy

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

When people hear the term “occupational therapy,” many mistakenly conclude that this discipline has something to do with career building or helping people find job opportunities. Others might erroneously assume that occupational therapy is just another name for physical therapy. But if neither of these definitions hits the mark, then what exactly is occupational therapy?

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The Devil and Mrs. Jones

Written by Chris Stieben and Megan Benner Senecal. Posted in Our Community

The thought of going to a nursing home makes most people panic—the thought of giving up your home, your money, and your independent activities. In the next couple of articles, we will explore the thought of the Devil and how Mrs. Jones is able to navigate the unknown and eventually eliminate the Devil mentality as she works her way through the system.

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