For Dr. Matthew Grunkemeyer, an orthopedic surgeon with Commonwealth Orthopaedics, being able to use his medical training to improve the lives of others both here in the tri-state, as well as in developing countries through organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, is something for which is he very thankful and incredibly humbled. “I’m a very flawed, […]
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Heroin does not discriminate — it spans all socioeconomic classes and infiltrates all communities. Heroin users of today are people you see every day – your neighbor, your in-law, your co-worker in the cubicle next to you – all seemingly normal, functional individuals, secretly dealing with a debilitating addiction. From accident to addict Jeff’s* journey […]
Douglas Armstrong was in the checkout line at a local pet store when he suddenly got a chill and goosebumps. The Tipp City resident knew something wasn’t right, but outwardly, his fellow customers likely had no idea anything serious was even happening. “It only lasted 20 seconds or so,” said Armstrong. “I never lost consciousness […]
Last year, while in the midst of planning her wedding, Carrie Baker, D.O., an emergency room medicine physician at Kettering Health Network, was diagnosed with breast cancer. “As a doctor, telling someone they have cancer is one of the most difficult conversations to have with a patient and their family. I still remember the first […]
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a life-altering experience – one that leaves you feeling helpless, powerless and uncertain of what the future holds. Just ask Nelson Stone. He had an incredibly full and very active life, until the cancer diagnosis stopped him in his tracks…temporarily. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer back in […]
Last May, after serving his country for 13 years in the United States Air Force, technical sergeant Heath McNaughton was re-entering the civilian workforce. Armed with two associate and a bachelor’s degree he’d earned while serving, he was feeling quite optimistic about his post military professional life. Then reality set in. McNaughton discovered what many […]