January 2015 Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers,

Thank you for picking up the January issue of Healthy Living News. Our cover this month features University of Toledo students participating in the annual Tie One On event to help raise prostate cancer awareness. Since its inception, Tie One On, founded by Larry Burns, Vice President of UT’s Office of External Affairs, and now in its fifth year, has grown from a one-night event into a regional and national phenomenon that this year will even involve LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As a four-year prostate cancer survivor myself, I strongly urge you to read the article on page 4 for more information, support the event in any way you can (tie on that bowtie!), and help spread the word about how early detection dramatically improves the survival rate for prostate cancer.

Other noteworthy events include Heartland of Waterville’s Lunch and Learn on traumatic brain injury, to be held January 13 (p. 18), as well as an exciting two-day sports event (January 30 and 31) presented by Mercy College and Mercy Sports Medicine, which will feature Dr. Tom House, sports psychologist, former major league baseball player, and founder of the National Pitching Association (p. 23).

This month’s HLN also features must-read articles on the groundbreaking regenerative medicine techniques practiced by ProMedica physician Roger Kruse, MD (p. 35); the new palliative care clinic offered each month at Mercy St. Anne Hospital (p. 41); the changing dynamics of women’s health exams by Lance Talmage, MD (p. 29); and the new Toledo Clinic Cognitive Center, which, under the direction of Sherry-Ann Jenkins, PhD, treats all forms of memory loss with a completely natural, holistic, non-pharmaceutical approach (p. 17).

Of course, January is traditionally the month in which we resolve to adopt healthier habits, such as eating better and exercising more, or abandon unhealthy ones, such as cigarette smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. We think this jam-packed, 48-page issue contains all the information and inspiration you’ll need to not only help you reach your New Year’s goals, but also stick with your healthier choices for the long term.

Happy New Year, and until next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!

Laurels of Toledo thanks first responders at Station 4

We don’t tend to give much thought to the selfless professionals in our community who keep us safe and rush to our aid in emergencies—that is, until we need them. But at The Laurels of Toledo, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located at 1011 Byrne Road, the firefighters of Station 4 are always held in high esteem.

Maintaining those New Year’s resolutions

One month almost down and eleven more to go. Is keeping that New Year’s resolution harder than you thought? If your resolution entailed improving your general health by exercising and you already feel you are on the downhill stretch, follow these easy uplifting tips.

Seven myths about infidelity every partner should know

Every new relationship begins with the fairy tale expectation of living “happily ever after.” But all the evidence shows that a happy ending is the exception rather than the rule. Most people have some inkling that the divorce rate is high and getting higher. In fact, it’s currently 40% to 50% for first marriages, and it’s even worse for second marriages and third marriages (62% and 70%, respectively). Further, surveys suggest that as many as 25% of relationships involve an infidelity. But when we make that commitment to live together or we walk down the aisle, we tend to think that somehow for us it will be different.