April Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers,

Thank you for picking up the April issue of Healthy Living News. We’re extremely proud of the variety of content in this 60-page issue, which is brimming over with locally written health-related articles. We’re confident you and your family will find something to enrich your lives within its pages. Thanks as always to our advertisers whose support makes it possible to bring you this publication free of charge every month.

I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for parents to start planning how to keep their kids productively occupied over the summer months. Possibilities abound in our local area thanks to the many schools and other organizations that offer summer camps for kids. To find one that fits your child’s interests and aptitudes, check out our Annual Summer Camp Guide on page 9.

At this time of year, our local healthcare community offers a plethora of health-related seminars, lectures, and events to help area residents improve their lives. This month, you’ll find information on several events that might pique your interest, such as the upcoming 17th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, to be held April 15 at Parkway Place in Maumee. Presented by UTMC’s Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center and the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio, the symposium will emphasize the vital link between today’s clinical studies and tomorrow’s life-altering treatment breakthroughs. We’re grateful to Dr. Lawrence Elmer, Director of the Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center, for providing his insights on this important topic on page 4.

Also in this issue, Dr. Stanley Tao of ProMedica Physicians Eye Care shares his thoughts on diabetic retinopathy (p. 38), Burton Rogers of Mercy Sports Medicine discusses how to get injured young athletes back in the game quickly and safely (p. 46), Super Fitness celebrates 42 years of promoting a stronger, healthier Toledo community (p. 40), and Drs. Christopher Perry and Oliver Jenkins of The Toledo Clinic ENT Sinus Center of Excellence offer timely tips on how to stay ahead of spring allergy symptoms (p. 26).

I’m also pleased to announce that, as our readership continues to grow on www.hlntoledo.com, we’ve made a major commitment to igniting and facilitating conversation about our online content. We urge you to visit the site often.

Until next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!

A Walk in the Park | Take it for granted

Regular readers of this column are aware that Shirley and I are history buffs. When we travel, we are looking not only for scenic attractions and good trout fishing, but also for places with historic significance. That includes destinations like Colonial Williamsburg and Valley Forge; the homes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe; Yorktown where Cornwallis surrendered, ending the Revolution.

Mercy Sports Medicine gets young athletes back to play promptly and safely

For any dedicated young athlete sidelined with an injury, the primary objective is getting back in the game to support the team as quickly as possible. The sports-care professionals at Mercy Sports Medicine understand that achieving this objective with a high degree of safety demands prompt intervention and expert, individualized services—a philosophy that has earned them the trust of numerous school districts and sports organizations throughout our region.