July Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers,

Thank you for picking up the July issue of Healthy Living News. From Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, Sylvania’s historic Highland Meadows Golf Club will host the 29th annual Marathon Classic LPGA tournament, and here at HLN, we’re proud to celebrate our 18th year of helping to support this exciting event, which has contributed more than $8 million to over 100 children’s charities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan since 1984. Tournament Director Judd Silverman and his staff continue to make this one of our region’s premier events year after year, and we encourage you to bring the whole family for a wonderful time. For full details, see page 5.

Keeping with the Sylvania theme, get your taste buds warmed up for Pizza Palooza 2014 (p. 18), to be held July 25 and 26 at Centennial Terrace. Sample a slice or two, vote for your favorite local pizza purveyor, and give a good listen to my nephews, The Wheeler Brothers, national recording artists from Austin, Texas. They’ll be putting on a fantastic show beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, the 26th.

This jam-packed, 56-page issue also features a profile of the STAR Program® rehabilitation services for cancer survivors offered by ProMedica Cancer Institute and ProMedica Total Rehab (p. 38); timely tips on fireworks safety from Dr. Jay Taylor of Mercy Emergency Services–Perrysburg (p. 51); insights on physical medicine and rehab from Dr. Christian Wuescher, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehab at The University of Toledo Medical Center (p. 53); a glimpse at the pathway groundbreaking healthcare technology follows from development to your doctor’s office (p. 30); and options for pursuing an exciting new career path through Healing Arts Institute (p. 12).

Also, every month we like to include a story (sometimes several) on local individuals or groups who are doing something to make a difference for the less-fortunate in our community. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on four University of Toledo students who recently collaborated with the Cherry Street Mission and other area businesses and organizations to offer a health fair to the underserved. Please find their inspirational story on page 15.

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

Athletes: Are you drinking the right fluids?

If you are a runner or other type of athlete, you have probably heard the saying “Drink up” a thousand times—and with good reason. “Drink up” is the most important instruction that athletes of all ages should remember when participating in activities that sap their bodies of important fluids and electrolytes. (Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that affect the amount of water in your body, blood pH, muscle action, and other important processes.) You should drink fluids before you become thirsty. If you wait until you are thirsty, then it’s too late.

Look your best this summer!

Very few individuals realize that 80% of their facial appearance with aging is due to sun exposure and subsequent skin damage. All the brown spots (“age spots”), broken blood vessels on the face, fine lines, and sagging skin are caused almost entirely by sun! What about the “worry lines” between your eyes, deep smile lines, upper lip lines (lipstick runs uphill), and your sagging jowls and neck? These unfortunate changes caused by prior sun exposure can be improved dramatically with pain-free, non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Handler.