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Recovery from mental and substance use disorders remains a pressing public health crisis – one that isn’t always discussed as openly and honestly as possible.

September has been deemed National Recovery Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The month is designed to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the issue and celebrate the successes of those who are in recovery. It also acknowledges that those with mental and/or substance use disorders can live healthy, rewarding lives by getting treatment and mental health services.

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High school students interested in careers in the medical field are invited to register for Southeastern Med’s Medical Explorers program.

Medical Explorers offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers in medicine directly from healthcare professionals and participate in hands-on activities designed to help them get acquainted with a specific part of the medical field.

The cost to participate is $36 per student, which includes three monthly learning sessions.

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September’s designation as Healthy Aging Month is a perfect reminder that it’s always a good time to work on your health – no matter how many candles may be on your birthday cake.
Healthy Aging Month – now in its second decade of existence – is an opportunity to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and celebrating life after the age of 45. Here are some ideas for celebrating the aging process in healthy ways.

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Childhood obesity is on the rise, a trend that is creating a host of health problems in youth that previously were not seen until a person reached adulthood.

These obesity-related health conditions include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems and elevated cholesterol levels. In addition to physical ailments, overweight children are more prone to mental health issues including depression, low self-esteem and negative body image.

picoma photo 700 x 350Picoma Industries, a division of Zekelman Industries, was pleased to donate $50,000 towards Southeastern Med’s Capital Campaign, A New Cancer Center: The Building of Hope & Healing, on behalf of their employees.

“Unfortunately, cancer touches every family one way or another and this donation, along with others, will hopefully go a long way in treating this terrible disease,” said Saling.

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Southeastern Med has expanded its affiliation with OhioHealth to provide cardiology services in Cambridge, including cardiovascular disease management, holter and event monitoring, pacemaker and defibrillator checks, and vascular consults.