Director’s Letter – February 2016

Woman running motivation and inspiration, runnerHappy New Year! I want to encourage each and every one of you to make this year your year! It’s a new year and if you haven’t in the past it’s time to make your health a priority. As a mother and physician, I realize how easy it is to put your own health needs on the back burner. But despite the urge to place the needs of others first, the most important thing you can do is tend to your own health. And while it will require some effort on your part, the rewards—more energy, increased strength and improved mental well-being, to name just a few—are well worth it! Just take one step at a time and remember any step forward is a step in the right direction!

This month, we’re reminding you of the five numbers you need to know to maintain a healthy heart. And Dr. Raza offers some simple steps to keep you heart healthy. Also, skin care specialist Katherine Fricke talks about ways to protect your skin this winter and Facial Plastics surgeon, Ryan Gobble, MD, shares information on surgical facial rejuvenation. With the recent snow fall it is evident winter is upon us! I encourage you to read Dr. Abid Yaqub’s article on staying fit and building strong bones—even during the coldest months.

Please don’t forget to register for the Catherine Geering Sexual Health Lectureship. This free seminar will be held on March 31 at West Chester Hospital. With renowned speaker Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine space will fill up quickly!

Here’s wishing you a healthy and safe start to the new year!

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