Thank you for picking up the August issue of Healthy Living News. The smiling little hockey star on this month’s cover serves as a reminder that children’s sports are supposed to be fun—not intensely competitive activities, opportunities for parents to relive their athletic glory days, or pathways to the pros. In fact, studies reveal that keeping the fun in kids’ sports not only increases their satisfaction and confidence, but also promotes a lifetime of participation. In his article on page 5, long-time HLN contributor and USPTA Elite Professional Mark Faber further explains why it’s so important to keep the “F Word” in kids’ athletics.
In recognition of National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, our friends at Schmakel Eye Care/The Vision Improvement Program/The Sensory Learning Program explain why a vision screening performed by a pediatrician or school nurse is not a substitute for a comprehensive exam by a qualified eye doctor. See the article on page 14 for all the details.
If you or someone you love is experiencing memory issues, we urge you to read the profile of the Toledo Clinic Cognitive Center on page 30. Whether the memory loss is related to dementia, head trauma, or any other cause, Dr. Sherry-Ann Jenkins’ holistic, all-natural, non-pharmaceutical treatment approach can make a big difference.
Also in this issue, Dr. Donato Borrillo of Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center shares his expert insights on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat stubborn wounds (p. 22); Dr. John H. Fish III, medical director of ProMedica Vascular Medicine, discusses the causes and latest treatments of varicose veins (p. 17); Amy Dugan, NP, of the University of Toledo Health Interventional Pain Clinic defines the intrathecal pain pump, a state-of-the-art implantable device used to treat chronic pain (p. 22); and Heidi Nichols, CNP, of The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers, explains the vital role of palliative care in cancer treatment (p. 7).
Whether you’re a parent with a child heading back to school this month or you’re simply looking for information to enhance your health, fitness, and well being, you’ll find something of interest in the pages of this issue. And remember, our content is always written by Toledo-area professionals specifically for residents of our local community—and, of course, made possible by the ongoing support of local advertisers.