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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.

Dr. Bill Kumler 286 x 400Southeastern Med has welcomed a new orthopedic surgeon to its hospital, Bill Kumler, M.D.

Dr. Kumler comes to Southeastern Med after being with the Meadowview Orthopedic Care Center in Maysville, KY. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Kumler also served as an instructor for orthopedic residents and medical students at Mount Carmel Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Kumler is a fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


The U.S. Bank Foundation has made a donation to Southeastern Med’s $4 million Capital Campaign for A New Cancer Center: The Building of Hope & Healing.

“U.S. Bank is pleased to support the Southeastern Med campaign for A New Cancer Center, making a positive impact on the community in which we live and work. Our commitment to support the Cancer Center campaign is truly an investment in the future of Southeastern Med and the health and care of the citizens of Southeast Ohio,” said East.