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The calendar has finally hit June, so it’s time to step outside and begin your active summer of fun.
Sure, the kids may initially see summer as the chance to increase their survival skills in the Fortnite video game, but expending some energy outdoors will help you all survive summer more easily. Here are some ideas for increasing your family’s physical fitness this summer.

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Get your tickets now for the Auxiliary’s Summer Basket Raffle!

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at the gift shop inside the hospital’s main campus. Drawings will be held June 20th.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the Auxiliary’s five-year $250,000 pledge to the Building of Hope & Healing campaign for a new cancer center, as well as new equipment purchases for the medical center and event support.

Here’s a list of some of the items that have been donated for the raffle.

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Mark Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month by actively strengthening your most important organ – your brain. 

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth-leading cause of death for all adults. Approximately 5.5 million Americans live with the disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to stave off Alzheimer’s and general cognitive decline.

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Southeastern Med is hosting a Pupil Activity Validation (PAV) class from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The Ohio Department of Education requires all individuals who supervise, direct or coach student activities to have a PAV certificate.

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Seeing a doctor about urological issues is not atop most men’s list of favorite things to do. It’s probably not even at the bottom of the list.

However, there are certain warning signs that should make seeing a Urologist a priority. Urology deals with urinary issues involving the kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra, as well as the male reproductive system.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to see a urologist. Your insurance company may require a referral from your general physician to cover this specialist visit.

Sarap ICCMichael D. Sarap, MD, FACS, local surgeon and Southeastern Med Cancer Committee Chairman, was recently invited to participate in the 87th Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress at the International Convention Center in Sydney, Australia.

The Royal College partnered with the Australia and New Zealand College of Anesthetists and the American College of Surgeons to organize the conference, which attracted several thousand physicians from across the world.