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Health & Wellness

UH Amherst Health Center UH Amherst Health Center has been a landmark in the heart of the City of Amherst for more than 100 years. As the health care tide changed over the decades, so has this legacy institution. It was purchased in 1994 by Elyria Memorial Hospital and continued serving the area as a 60- bed hospital housing inpatients, performing surgeries and treating emergency patients. Then, in 2014 when EMH Regional Medical Center became UH Elyria Medical Center, UH Amherst Health Center continued caring for the community with a

full-service 24/7 emergency room, imaging services and a walk-in lab. On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the second annual UH Health & Safety Fair will be held on the grounds of UH Amherst Health Center. The event will offer free health screenings, fire and police vehicles on display, food, and fun for the kids with an inflatable slide and a face painter. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon and there is no cost to attend. Join us at 254 Cleveland Street for a fun, family-friendly event.

Should your Dog get the Bordetella Vaccine? Absolutely! It is a common misconception that only dogs going to a boarding or grooming facility need this vaccine. The bordetella vaccine helps prevent against Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD). This is an extremely contagious airborne respiratory disease in dogs. CIRD can become serious and even lead to pneumonia if left untreated. Any dog can contract this disease even in its own back yard, however the most susceptible places are those where dogs congregate, such as boarding kennels, (hence the term kennel cough). Keep in mind that no vaccine is 100%, however if your dog was to receive the Bordetella vaccine and still contract the disease, his or her symptoms would be less severe than an unvaccinated dog. Stop in and see Dr. Mark or Dr. Kristin at Amherst Animal Hospital or call them at 440-282-5220 for all of your veterinary needs!

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