oct drug talk

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6.5% of high school seniors smoke marijuana daily and 40% don’t think it’s harmful to try heroin once or twice.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are 50% less likely to use alcohol and drugs. But 25% of teens report that these kinds of conversations aren’t happening in their homes.

These staggering statistics are partly why Ohio government officials have launched StartTalking.ohio.gov, a website designed to give you talking points and strategies for how and when to talk to your children about drug use.


We have shared information with you about how common breast cancer is along with its signs & symptoms. But many people come to us asking “What are the chances I will get breast cancer?”

Though we don’t have a crystal ball, there are ways to determine if you’re more likely to develop breast cancer versus others. Here are some ways to make that determination:

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change your life forever. Unlike most injuries, which can be healed with a cast or medication, brain injuries can affect your personality and ability to think.

Doctors at Southeastern Med in Cambridge, OH see head injuries regularly and want you to understand the severity of this injury and how to prevent it.

What is a traumatic brain injury?


Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. It kills more people than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined, yet despite its seriousness, few people have even heard of sepsis.

Read on to learn about the signs and symptoms of this deadly condition.

What is sepsis?

Sepsis occurs when your body’s immune system over reacts to an infection. This can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death.

sept healthy lunch

With the school year underway, you may have already found yourself asking “What am I going to pack in the kids’ lunch today?”

Southeastern Med has some healthy (and easy to make!) suggestions to ensure your children walk out the door with a balanced lunch.

What to pack

To make sure your children has a balanced lunch, here’s what to include in each lunch:

sept child obesity

Since 1999, the percentage of overweight children nationwide has increased from 28.8 percent to 33.4 percent in 2014. The number of obese children rose from 14.6 percent to 17.4 percent during that same timeframe.

In Guernsey County, many cases of childhood obesity are linked to lifestyle choices.

Fotolia 163849329 Subscription Monthly XXL

Southeastern Med would like all Medicare Insurance users to know that they may be responsible for paying for certain self-administered drugs including pills, inhalers and topical creams.

If you have Medicare Insurance and were prescribed a self-administered drug in an emergency room, cancer center, observation center or other outpatient setting, you may be responsible for covering the cost of the medication. Items covered and not covered are determined by Medicare Insurance, not Southeastern Med.

Fotolia 127940374 Subscription Monthly XL

In recent years, many parents have decided to not to vaccinate their children. Southeastern Med has seven reasons you should have your children vaccinated.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about parents deciding not to vaccinate their children. The staff at Southeastern Med highly recommends having your children vaccinated on a schedule set by your pediatrician.

Fotolia 77230839 Subscription Monthly XXL

When most people think about getting immunization shots, they instantly think of children. While these shots are important, you also need to know there’s a schedule of immunization shots you should receive throughout your life.

Below, Southeastern Med has shared the schedule and guidelines the CDC has put together for when patients should receive their immunizations.

Fotolia 108272367 Subscription Monthly XXL

Being vaccinated is an important part of protecting yourself and others from serious diseases.

While you may know immunizations are important, you may still have questions or concerns. The staff at Southeastern Med wants you to feel comfortable about being vaccinated and has answered some common questions patients have about vaccines.