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Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., and we analyze...



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What Is A Hernia?

Do you have a bulge or lump that causes discomfort when you stand up, bend over or cough? If you answered “yes,” you might have a hernia. Hernias are common, painful nuisances that rarely improve on their own. However, if a hernia becomes too painful, your doctor can recommend surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications. “Hernias can cause life-threatening problems if left unfixed and require emergency surgery in some circumstances,” said Cianna Pender, MD, general...