What’s the best way to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April? Become an organ donor!

According to Donate Life Ohio, more than 123,000 people across the U.S. – including about 3,000 Ohioans – are on the waiting list for organ transplants. Southeastern Med reminds you that just one donor can save or improve the lives of up to 50 people on the list by donating their organs and tissues.


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability causing behavioral, social and communication issues. The Autism Society estimates that 3.5 million Americans live with ASD.

ASD is typically diagnosed in early childhood as these challenges are noticed by parents and doctors. Individuals with ASD often display an inability to carry conversation and make eye contact, compromised motor skills, and delayed communication abilities.


Although young men may not be eager to talk about it, testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer found in males aged 15 to 35.

About one in 250 men will develop testicular cancer. According to the Testicular Cancer Society, more than 8,800 American men are diagnosed each year, with more than 400 dying from it. The average age of diagnosis is 33, with Caucasian men being five times more likely to develop it than African Americans. Hispanic men are diagnosed at a rate between those two races.

delay disease parkinsons

Southeastern Med and OhioHealth are proud to bring Delay the DiseaseTM to our community. This Parkinson’s-specific exercise program empowers participants to take control of their disease with daily exercise. Southeastern Med physical therapists are OhioHealth Delay the Disease-certified trainers offering classes at several locations throughout our community.  


What is mindful eating?

First, let’s identify what it is not:

  • Inhaling the last two pieces of pizza from the box because no one else wants them.
  • Coming home from work and automatically grabbing the potato chips for a five-minute snack session before you start making dinner.
  • Taking a donut – or two – brought in by a coworker, even though you already had breakfast.


We all know a child who only eats mac & cheese, PB & J sandwiches or chicken nuggets. Maybe that child sits at your dinner table every night.

It can seem like too much trouble to fight with kids about their limited palate and incorporate more healthy items into their diet. “I just give them this because I need them to eat something,” is frequently heard by parents of picky eaters.


Modern-day lifestyles and busy schedules have only fueled the popularity of processed foods, or rather, heavily processed foods.

Processed foods aren’t just hot dogs, potato chips, fast-food burgers and frozen meals – they’re also homemade casseroles and soups, cheese, milk, whole-wheat bread or dried fruit.

For a food to be considered “processed,” it must have been cooked, packaged, frozen or altered with preserving, fortifying, or preparing in some fashion. When we prepare food in our own kitchen, we’re processing it.


Colorectal cancer can develop at any age.

Colorectal cancer – cancer that begins in the colon or rectum – is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More than 50,000 Americans are expected to die from it this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Woman having heart attack symptoms, clutching heartDid you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? Although it’s often thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease kills roughly the same number of men and women each year.

woman doing exercises for a healthy heartWe’ll start with the bad news first: Only one in five of us get the proper amount of exercise to stay healthy.

The good news? There’s no time like the present to change that – February is American Heart Month.