I don’t think we’ve ever been more ready to get outdoors and enjoy the weather! One of the most enjoyable activities is leashing up our pups and going for a walk. It’s good for our health, both physical and emotional. Last November, my family lost a beloved member; our 16-year-old dog and “office pup,” Oscar. That loss has left a hole in our hearts that we plan to fill with another furry friend in the future.
Of course, we need to keep our pets well, too. The My City team has been wanting to do a special “Pet Wellness” issue – we hope the layouts will give you some warm “feels.” And if your pet needs to see the vet for a wellness check-up, make it happen!
As always, we’re also on top of “human” health and national monthly awareness observances including osteoporosis, cataracts and irritable bowel syndrome. We’re happy to include input on these topics and others from several local healthcare professionals. While they are not compensated for their contributions, they obviously appreciate the value of sharing their knowledge with readers of a quality local publication.
The award-winning healthcare facilities in Greater Flint are continually attracting top-notch talent to our medical community. In this issue, we introduce Amy Calati, DO, a Medical Hematologist/Oncologist who recently joined the staff of Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. I want to thank Paul Kocheril, MD and Melissa Farney of GHCI for taking the time to help us profile a cutting-edge breast cancer treatment, AccuBoost. GHCI is the only facility in Michigan to offer this therapy.
Finally, I’m proud to have the opportunity to publish a tribute to a beloved citizen, Dr. Samuel Dismond, who passed away in February. His contributions to the Greater Flint healthcare community are too numerous to mention. I had the honor and pleasure of serving with him on the Flint Institute of Music Board of Trustees for over 15 years, and always looked forward to our conversations. He had a passion for helping people and will be missed by all with whom he shared his wealth of wisdom.
Thanks for reading, and be well!