Thank you for picking up the September issue of Healthy Living News. As the image on our cover suggests, it’s time to get ready for the 22nd Annual Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure, to be held Sunday, September 27 in downtown Toledo. In fact, this issue marks our 19th consecutive year as a proud sponsor of Race for the Cure, a vital event that brings hope to so many area residents whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. For more details, see the article on page 5.
This issue is also packed with information—and, we hope, inspiration—for folks in our community whose lives are touched by Parkinson’s disease, including an article on the groundbreaking deep brain stimulation procedure, now offered locally at UTMC (p. 11); a profile of the services and events offered by our friends at the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio (p. 9); and a look at how exercise helps ease Parkinson’s symptoms courtesy of Central Park West (p. 12).
And that’s just scratching the surface of this jam-packed, 56-page issue. You’ll also find timely advice on being “allergy-alert” as kids head back to school from Toledo Clinic allergist/immunologist Dr. Binod Thakur (p. 23), expert perspectives on the exciting collaboration between ProMedica and Harbor that’s helping to integrate medical and mental health services in our community (p. 30), observations on the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma from Cindy Sutton, CNP, of The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers (p. 7), and insights on ovarian cancer—“the cancer that whispers”—from Mercy gynecological oncologist Dr. Jennifer Rhode (p. 42).
In addition to Race for the Cure, we’d like to draw your attention to two other upcoming events. The first is a diabetes health fair presented by Endocrine Specialists, to be held Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please see their ad on page 38. The second is a lecture series titled “Focus on Lymphedema Prevention and Management,” to be held Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom on the UT Health Science Campus. To learn more, see the ad and article on page 14.
Unitl next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!