Thank you for picking up the December issue of Healthy Living News. We understand how chaotic the holiday season can be and sincerely appreciate that you’ve chosen to share some of your valuable time with us. We’re confident you’ll find something in the pages of this month’s jam-packed issue that informs, inspires, or entertains you.
As many of you know, my family recently experienced both the beginning and end of life’s journey, with the birth of our first granddaughter, Emma, and the passing of my father, Robert O’Connell—both of whom have a presence in this month’s issue. Baby Emma appears on the cover, helping to set the mood for holiday cheer, and as a tribute to Dad, we’re rerunning one of his favorite installments of Reminiscing with Robert O’Connell, which originally appeared in the December 2009 issue (p. 12). Many thanks to all our friends and readers who sent cards and emails in celebration of Emma and remembrance of Dad!
Also in this issue, nurse practitioner Joanna Heck, of The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers, shares her insights on oral chemotherapy (p. 6); Tracy Tran, a UT doctor of pharmacy student, and Dr. Michelle Mangan, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at UT, answer some common questions about prescription insurance (p. 22); ProMedica physician Kerri Simo explores the impact of Hepatitis C among baby boomers (p. 9); and pediatric nurse practitioner Cherie Csehi-Sexton discusses the brand new Mercy Health Center at OCS (p. 26), which recently opened on the campus of Clay High School. This innovative school-based health center is the first of its kind in our region and represents an exciting collaboration between Mercy and Oregon City Schools for the betterment of our community.
Of course, that’s just scratching the surface of the diverse content in this month’s issue! And remember, if you’re inspired to take advantage of any of our advertiser’s products or services, be sure to tell them you saw it in HLN!
On behalf of everyone here at Healthy Living News, I’d like to wish you and yours the very best this holiday season! Until next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!