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May/June 2014 Vol. 3, No. 5

First Glance

Letter from the Executive Editor

10 In & Out What’s happening in and out of New Albany 11

My Story

Speedy Recovery Cancer survivor combines his two favorite workouts

12 Personalities Mohre Connections

Foundation president brings donors, causes together


On the Path

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High (Street) Strung Anxiety and depression in New Albany

20 Initiatives From the City of New Albany 22


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A PHILosophy of Health Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a colleague over coffee when a woman approached me, young child in tow. The woman politely tapped me on the shoulder and said, “I’m sorry to interrupt, but I just wanted to say hello to you, Dr. Phil.” Without hesitation, her child stared at me, squinting with a perplexed look and turned to her mother saying, “But he doesn’t look like that on TV.” I placed my face close to the child’s, patted her on the head, smiled and said, “I’m the real Dr. Phil. That other guy on TV became Dr. Phil after I did.” While I stand by my assertion, it doesn’t change a commonality the “other” Dr. Phil and I share. Health is not just about one’s physical well-being. It also involves a person’s state of mind. With all of the health initiatives being implemented in our community, I am often asked if Healthy New Albany will be addressing mental health. And I remain steadfast in my answer. Yes, we will address topics such as depression, anxiety and stress. Achieving good health is not limited to the absence of physical conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

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Cancer survivor combines his two favorite workouts Editor’s Note: “My Story” is a first-person column about health issues that touch New Albany community members. Have a story to share? Email laurand@ Submissions should be no more than 500 words.

I discovered my favorite sport by accident. One afternoon in June 2012, I wanted to go for a jog but also wanted to play golf, so I decided to play nine holes with six clubs in a small carry bag and jogged around the golf course. It was great. I felt like I found the secret to life as I played nine holes and did a 3-mile run in only about 45 minutes. I soon found out there was an actual organization for the sport: Speedgolf International. In October 2012, I traveled to Bandon, Ore. and played in the inaugural Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. I won my age group, 40-49, shooting a 78 in 62 minutes. I have been an avid golfer since I was young. My father got me into golf around the time I was in the sixth grade. I have played in competitive tournaments locally and also some United States Golf Association qualifiers in my free time. I’ve spent more time exercising since 2006, when I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I spent a week at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital after my colon resection surgery. After that, it became a passion of mine to stay in really good shape and keep my weight down, so I do a lot of running, which led me to Speedgolf.

Speedgolf is a combination of running and golfing. You play with six clubs or fewer and try to take as little time as possible running from shot to shot. Your score is a combination of your time and also your strokes, so a person shooting an 80 in 60 minutes would have a score of 140. Rules are similar to those of regular golf. During Speedgolf tournaments, you play by yourself and officials at each hole keep track of the scores. Last fall I played in the elite division and finished 18th in the world in a two-day event, shooting 80 in 60 minutes the first day and 76 in 58 minutes the second day. The event was broadcast live on the Internet on Speedgolf allows me to live an active lifestyle and get my exercise and play golf in about a fourth of the time. Playing Speedgolf, 18 holes usually takes an hour or less, as opposed to playing conventional golf, which could take more than four hours. I’m a 3-handicap and I shoot about the same score when I play Speedgolf – sometimes even better. Speedgolf shows that taking more time does not equate to better play. Almost all golfers who try Speedgolf for the first time are amazed how well they play. I have a legal practice; a wife, Shelby; and two young boys, Gabriel, 9, and David, 8. Speedgolf allows me to play my golf, get in a good run and be able to be back home to spend time with my family. This sport is perfect for today’s hectic and fast-paced times. It’s the perfect game for the working guy. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit www.speed and contact me at I’m trying to arrange a local Speedgolf event. Larry Levinson has been a practicing attorney since 1994 and a New Albany resident since 2003. Feedback welcome at laurand Larry Levinson competes at the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. Photos courtesy of Larry Levinson


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raig Mohre really didn’t want to be on the cover of Healthy New Albany Magazine. Instead, the president of the New Albany Community Foundation pitched a cover concept featuring the four most recent chairs of the Foundation board. “It’s not me; it’s us, and I think it makes the foundation look stronger. It’s a lot of people making this happen,” Mohre says. By “this,” he means the creation of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, the construction of a New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the millions of dollars awarded in grants, all among the myriad ways the foundation has helped the New Albany community since its 1994 inception. Mohre sees himself – and the Foundation – as a “convener,” bringing the city, the school district, the township and individuals together for the common purpose of improving life in New Albany. “Obviously there are so many benefactors in the community who help make it happen,” he says. “They’re the ones who are making things happen. We are just the instrument.” If the New Albany Community Foundation is an instrument, it’s one that’s shaped virtually all of the features that make New Albany unique. And Mohre has been the one guiding it from the start. Mohre grew up near Bryan, Ohio, in the far northwest corner of the state. He came to Columbus to study journalism at The Ohio State University. “I needed a job when I was in college to help pay my way through school. ... A guy in my fraternity said they were hiring interns in a government office, so I got an internship, worked hard and got noticed and got a job,” Mohre says. “I ended up running a pretty high-profile campaign and that led to a job with a public affairs firm.” One of the firm’s clients was Edwards Companies, which was constructing the interchange at Tuttle Crossing – the first privately funded, full-diamond interstate interchange. 12

said, ‘Jack, I’ve never run a nonprofit in my life, and I’ve never run a foundation.’ He said ‘No, you know the community. You know what we need to do.’” Mohre’s initial plan was to raise the Foundation’s profile by working on a large project that would draw the community’s attention: a library. “We were new; we hadn’t done anything, so no one knew about us. How do you market a foundation that no one Mohre’s firm led the campaign to upreally knows about?” Mohre says. “You hold the zoning for the mall. do projects that are visible. (You) pump During that campaign, he made conthe money in for the library and for things nections that led to a new job working that they would notice, which gave us for The New Albany Company starting an instant positive profile.” around 1994. His move to the New He also revamped the board, bringAlbany Community Foundation came ing in representatives from City (then about when Jack Kessler, co-founder Village) Council, Plain Township and and chairman of The New Albany ComNew Albany-Plain Local Schools as ex pany, asked Mohre to develop a plan officio members. for the Foundation in 2002. Up until “We thought the role could be that of a that point, the Foundation had no emconvener, to bring people together – the ployees and was simply an extension of different community leaders, different the Columbus Foundation that awarded groups, the city, schools, township, The small grants to local nonprofits. Kessler New Albany Company – bringing them tasked Mohre with devising a strategy to together to accomplish things together.” change that. That list of accomplishments keeps “I had some ideas about what I thought growing longer. The success of a lithe Foundation could do and the role it brary fundraiser featuring author and could play in the community,” Mohre says. Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough “And so I did it, and Jack called me weeks (the event raised $1.2 million) led to the later and said, ‘We want you to run it,’ and I creation of the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, A Remarkable Evening, which draws about 420 supporters each year. Soon, Mohre’s attention turned to creating a venue for community gatherings. Ralph Johnson, then the superintendent of New Albany-Plain Local Schools, approached Mohre about plans for a high school auditorium. Voters had passed a bond issue, providing $5 million for its construction. “Would the foundation be able to raise more money, like The New Albany Community Foundation you did for the liand its donors were instrumental in the brary, to make it development of The Jeanne B. McCoy better?” Mohre Community Center for the Arts. Ground was broken on the McCoy in 2006 and it recalls Johnson opened to the public in February 2008. asking him. Mohre Photo courtesy of the New Albany countered, asking Community Foundation whether the district

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would be willing to having the auditorium serve the entire community, instead of just the schools. Johnson agreed. “In typical New Albany fashion, everybody came together, rolled up their sleeves and made it happen,” Mohre says. The resulting $15 million McCoy Center opened in 2008. A $7 million arts endowment established by the Foundation supports community programming held there. The back wall of the conference room of the Foundation offices on the second floor at Market Square is covered in photographs of the various projects it has supported over the years. “This wall tells a story, actually,” Mohre says, gesturing toward it and giving background on a few of the images. Photos of school children illustrate grants for school programming and equipment. Another photo shows the Ealy House, which the New Albany Plain Township Historical Society restored with support from the Foundation. The ambulance is an EMS unit purchased with money from the New Albany Surgical Hospital Fund. Mohre’s day-to-day work at the Foundation is relationship-based. His days are typically filled with meetings, phone calls and emails with donors and with organizations seeking support. He also spends a lot of time planning A Remarkable Evening and the Foundation’s new lecture series, The Jefferson Series. Upcoming speakers in the series include past Remarkable Evening speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, scheduled for 7 p.m. May 20, and former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 12. Because he often attends evening meetings, Mohre’s days start early. He wakes around 5:30 to exercise. In the summer, that means a 20- to 30-mile bicycle ride two to three days a week.

Les Wexner, Mike Morris and Foundation board Chair Mike DeAscentis, Jr. thank special guest T. Boone Pickens for participating in the first Jefferson Series presentation.The Foundation recently debuted The Jefferson Series, a lecture series presented at the McCoy Center. Photo courtesy of the New Albany Community Foundation

“I started biking probably 10 years ago, at least, when I couldn’t run anymore because my Achilles (tendon) is falling apart and my knee is bad,” Mohre says. Otherwise, he’ll use a stair stepper or an elliptical machine or run in the pool. Health has been more of a priority in Mohre’s life since an infection in his heart valve in 2009 landed him in the hospital for open heart surgery. “They gave me an artificial valve,” says Mohre, now age 50. “Until that point, I think I felt pretty invulnerable. Then you start thinking anything can happen.” When he doesn’t have any evening meetings, he tries to get home around 6 p.m. to spend time with his family. He met his wife, Lori, in high school. The couple married in 1988 and moved to Little Turtle around that time. Their daughter Sarah, 21, graduated from New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Rachel, 17, is a junior there. Family hobbies include playing the board game Aggravation and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. “My mom’s from Missouri and we were raised that way,” Mohre says of his dedication to Cardinals baseball. In his personal life, he’s most proud of his family, Mohre says. Professionally, he’s proud of what the Foundation has been able to accomplish and that the community is able to trust it with donations. And one of the things he enjoys most about his job is the people – both those served through the Foundation’s various projects and those who initiate them. “The rewarding thing for me is all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to work with – the Foundation board members that have come and gone and continue today, the board chairs (from whom) I’ve learned so much. (They’re) really amazing, accomplished people and you can learn a lot watching them, how they get things done,” Mohre says. “That’s a lot of fun for me.” Lisa Aurand is editor of Healthy New Albany Magazine. Feedback welcome at

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nxiety and depression affect people of all ages – children afraid to let go of a parent’s hand, high school students trying to choose a college, and adults struggling to find a way to make every activity fit in a 24-hour period, among others. We took a look at the various ways people handle stress to showcase potential solutions for those with anxiety or depression.

Higher Education, Dire Decisions New Albany High School helps alleviate students’ college stress Each year, hundreds of New Albany students are faced with the daunting question: “What are you doing after graduation?” Answering this question can put pressure on seniors – and the anxiety of keeping good grades and making the right choices, among all the other worries, can build up as deadlines approach. That’s why college counselor Jeff Stahlman came to New Albany High School 15 years ago. Stalhman’s goal is to guide college hopefuls in the right direction. “Every day, kids are going through panic mode,” he says. “I let them know it’s going to be OK, and we start the process. It’s stressful, but it can be balanced.” One way to calm a student is to tackle an individual issue head-on and let him or her know the problem isn’t the end of the world. “Usually it’s not nearly as bad as the person thinks it is,” Stahlman says. “If it’s a missing document or something wrong

on the college’s side, we’ll give them a call and help straighten everything out. Nine times out of 10, it’s a simple issue. We all take a small problem and blow it up in our minds because it’s so important to us.” Senior Lokita Rajan was one of those students facing panic when applying to colleges. Beginning the winter semester of her junior year, she met with Stahlman regularly to work on applications, essays and easing the anxiety of picking the best school. “I would be freaking out, and I’d frantically come into his office saying, ‘I don’t like this. I don’t know what’s going on. What do I change?’ A lot of my stress came from trying to make it perfect,” Rajan says. Learning to accept that perfection wasn’t obtainable helped her focus her energy on what she could control. “One thing I learned is, after a point, your ACT and SAT scores are what they are, and they’re not going to change,” she says. “You should focus on the things you can change – the controllables. I can control the approach I take on my essays, but I can’t control my past scores.”

Throughout the school year, Stahlman meets with 300 to 330 students from the senior class, and he meets with juniors to help them start planning beginning each winter. He keeps his Mondays completely open for students to drop in at anytime to talk about their college careers. The efforts put toward getting things done earlier and earlier are alarming. Stahlman has seen freshmen and eighthgraders already stressing about taking advanced placement courses. “Some classes will help, but students are pushing themselves so hard that they aren’t leaving time to be a balanced human being,” he says. “Ultimately, you’re better off taking one or two fewer AP courses and finding something cool to do outside of school. There’s too much stress in the younger grades.” Rajan was one of the students who benefited from dropping an advanced course. Getting rid of an AP math course opened up some free time, relieved her of the added grade anxiety and helped keep her from burning out in high school. “You feel you have to spend all your time studying, and I’m familiar with that feeling,” she says. “It opened up time for extracurriculars I enjoyed. Colleges look for this. They’re not looking for a test-taking robot that scores the best on every test. They want a human being on campus who will do something meaningful and have passion for what they’re doing.”

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Anxiety and depression in New Albany

Studies Trouble Brewing A study published in the Current Pain and Headaches Journal found that caffeine has a strong antagonistic effect on the central nervous system and adenosine receptors. This impact can lead to anxiety, jitters and headaches. The study also notes that caffeine is the most widely used psychostimulant drug in the world – meaning it has the ability to affect cognitive ability and the way a person thinks.

Better Breathing, Better Being In an article published by Harvard University, yoga was found have a profound effect on anxiety levels. One study cited found that depression scores for yoga participants improved by 50 percent and anxiety scores were bettered by 30 percent. Yoga sessions, and the controlled breathing techniques that go along with the practice, helped most subjects fall into a normal sleeping pattern and improved their overall mood and quality of life.

‘You Can’t Make Me!’ In 2011, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published guidelines and symptoms for school-related separation anxiety in children and teenagers. Students ages 5 to 7 and 11 to 14 were found to be the most susceptible to separation anxiety and prone to school refusal. Often, anxious children fake sickness or injury to stay at home. Other symptoms include clinging behavior, nightmares, difficulty sleeping and unrealistic fear of burglars, animals and the dark. Seeking professional help can help halt the disorder before it spreads to adulthood.

Balancing Act

New Albany real estate agent combats anxiety through yoga and time management As everyday stressors begin to pile up and deadlines flood the mind, it’s easy for a person to crumble under the weight of his or her worries. That’s where Jill Beckett-Hill found herself before learning the ways of prescription-free anxiety relief. “I would be driving to or from work and I would have shortness of breath and gasp for air to calm down,” she says. “I had gone to the doctor, and we ran tests to rule out anything else. The bottom line: It was just an excessive amount of anxiety.” Between a seven-days-a-week job, caring for her family and trying to find alone time, Beckett-Hill began to waver under the pressure. She began to notice her anxiety was stressing out her two children as well. That’s when she decided to make a few lifestyle changes – specifically, the introduction of yoga into her daily routine. “I got pulled 101 different directions, looked at my desk and said, ‘I need a break,’” Beckett-Hill says. “An hour of yoga, coming home for dinner and coming back to work later made me much more successful. It cleared my mind and helped me get through everything. It resets my priorities.” She also found a local running group to keep her accountable for her weekly workout routine. Previously, she had tried medications, but found many of them diminished her energy level. Exercise has been the best method of correcting her daily strain, she says. “I’m not opposed to medication. If it’s going to benefit me, that’s all right, but there are other avenues to look down,” Beckett-Hill says. “Exercise is such a great tool. Everything seems a little easier after.” Creating a stress-free environment for her children has been a major concern for Beckett-Hill. She lets them know the daily schedule in advance so they don’t feel rushed. “As a family, we make sure we exercise. It really calms the nervous system. Children look forward to it as an outlet of energy,” she says. “As they get older, their demand for attention grows. … You have to be flexible. They have timelines and they fluctuate as well. It’s like you’re always on call. I try to forecast what will happen during the day and take advantage of downtime to relax or try and get ahead.” Despite finding tactics to combat her panic attacks, BeckettHill still feels anxiety creep up from time to time. Learning how to handle these situations will be a lifelong journey, she says. “When I have high anxiety levels, my answers are very short,” she says. “I may not think about my response fully. Sometimes you say things and think about how you could have said it differently. Slowing down has been hard, but I’m learning. It’s week-byweek and some days are better than others.”


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A 2011 study published by the American Psychological Association found that petting dogs can help people deal with depression and anxiety. Pet owners were found to have increased self-esteem and empowerment thanks to their kitty and canine companions. Pets also helped study participants become more extroverted and less fearful and anxious about current matters. Some children find interaction with the dog easier than working with an adult. “There have been times where it’s amazing to see how children respond to her (as) opposed to any grown-ups,” Schubert says. “There have been several occasions when a young child is having

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Music therapy works to alleivate depression through creativity and familiarity When depressive thoughts enter the mind and anxiety begins to plague everyday life, playing a familiar song can calm and soothe, says Jennifer Yurkovich, music therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Music gives patients something they are used to, something playful, and it makes them feel like a child again – it helps to re-educate them that they are in a safe place,” she says. “Music is a component of culture, especially in childhood. (That’s why) we play ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ many times a week.” Using music to help cope and calm has been an effective technique in many different situations, including physical rehabilitation, end of life care, substance abuse counseling and depression. For some patients with depression, hearing a song with uplifting lyrical content will help motivate them to make physical and mental progress. “Simply listening to a song with a positive message and hopeful lyrics promotes a positive change in mood, sense

of well-being and helps get rid of negativity,” Yurkovich says. “(Patients) process the lyrics and see how that song relates to their own situation.” Leading patients in composing original music is another technique therapists use. One method is to use a set of colorcoded bells, all of which have different pitches. A patient can build a song using the colors and tones. “We jot down what color bell they want to hear and we play it with them, sometimes with a piano or guitar accompanying,” says Lelia Emery, also a music therapist at Nationwide. The original musical and lyrical content can help both patients and their therapists both hone in on what may be causing the negativity. “A lot of the time, song writing helps them release, evaluate and think about what’s causing depression,” says Alejandra Ferrer, another music therapist at Nationwide. After a patient receives a referral a doctor, therapists perform a thorough assessment of the patient, mapping out

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a hard time with emotions, almost to the point of a meltdown. (Shirra) can walk into the room and their attention goes to her and off the stress.” Shirra is available at the school for students suffering from anxiety or panic attacks, or for anyone who just needs a moment to relax.

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how well they can function without professional care, needs and goals. The therapists also communicate with the family to learn what songs and genres the patient favors. “We use patient-preferred music as much as possible (throughout treatment),” Ferrer says. “Research shows that this is most effective.” To go through music therapy, a person doesn’t need to be diagnosed with depression. Therapists at Nationwide Children’s have also worked with parents who are nervous for family members receiving care at the hospital. And the best part about going this route to manage stress, panic and anxiety? There are no side effects.

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fter the brutal winter we experienced, most of us are happy to see the spring flowers that are starting to appear throughout the community. The warm weather that helped create those flowers is a precursor to a busy season of events that will begin in just a few weeks and continue into football season.

The Founders Day Parade and Festival, a staple celebration of our heritage, will take place May 17. The parade route needed to be changed this year due to construction, but the event will still occur in our Village Cen-

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ter. The thousands of people who attend will no doubt enjoy this year’s parade followed by the festival on the New Albany-Plain Local Schools campus. New Albany is known as a cycling town, and this year brings more cycling events to our city than ever before. Ride 2 Recovery, an organization that hosts events throughout the United States to support cycling programs that help injured veterans, is bringing one of its honor rides to New Albany on May 24. Additionally, the Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge is scheduled for July 12, to help fight the battle against Multiple Sclerosis; and the Ride for Hope, a Pelotonia prep ride, tentatively will occur July 19. Three weeks later, the weekend of Aug. 9-10, thousands of Pelotonia riders will come to town to help the fight to eradicate cancer and celebrate the many lives touched by the disease in one way or another. For runners in the community, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its Circle of Friends will host the 11th annual Circle of Friends Walk & Run for the Rainbow 5K June 13 in Market Square. Another 5K walk and run, sponsored by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, will take place prior to the parade the morning of July 4 as part of the Independence Day

celebration. This event is being coordinated in conjunction with the New Albany Community Events Board’s Independence Day morning parade and evening festival celebration, which will end with the traditional fireworks display. People who enjoy the trifecta of cycling, running and swimming are in for a treat when the Challenge Family Triathlon comes to town July 26-27. Some of the world’s best triathletes will compete, with everyone having the opportunity to line up against them – at least at the starting line. Separate children’s and women’s events will occur on Saturday, with the main events of the Olympic and 70.3-mile triathlons scheduled on Sunday. Think we’re done yet? Not even close. The Healthy New Albany Farmers Market will be back for its fourth year, with markets every Thursday from June 26 to Sept. 4 (except July 3). Also in Market Square, the New Albany Chamber of Commerce will bring back its popular Taste of New Albany event on Aug. 3. September means two of New Albany’s most iconic and popular celebrations are on the docket. The New Albany Walking Classic, the best walking event in the United States, will occur Sept. 7. Two weeks later, on Sept.

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It’s Personal The shift from general to personalized health care is a growing trend, and with the opening of the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany scheduled for early 2015, New Albany is poised to be at the center of the movement. Personalized health care is a core component of plans for the center and for the way the center will affect the community at large. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a major partner in the Philip Heit Center, has been studying the new model for almost a decade via its Center for

Personalized Health Care. The IDEA Studio for Health Care and Design at OSU is the successor of the Center for Personalized Health Care, and is focused on putting the solutions developed by the center into action. The studio’s goal is to define health at an environmental level and understand everything that factors into it – nutrition, sleep, exercise, personal relationships, attitude, etc. It studies the way people age and looks at health as the opposite of aging – keeping people feeling younger at older ages, says Dr. Clay Marsh, vice dean for research at the OSU College of Medicine and executive director of the IDEA Studio. “We’re really interested in understanding … the biological paradigm,” Marsh says.

Advances in medical science are making it ever easier to predict the health maladies to which a given individual may be susceptible, and personalized health care makes full use of those advances – determining not only what that person might have to worry about later in life, but what he or she can do now to head off those potential problems. That stands in stark contrast to a model of waiting for illness or injury to strike and then treating it. “Our idea is that instead of rescuing from failure … we want to protect people from failure,” says Marsh. The wellness center offers a fully integrated approach to health care, says Larry Lewellen, vice president of care coordination and health promotion at Wexner Medical Center. Every professional in the

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building, whatever that person’s specialty may be, will be on the same page, collaborating on assessment and prediction. That ensures everyone who comes in benefits from the collective wisdom of every staffer he or she encounters. More comprehensive knowledge of current and future health issues puts an individual in the driver’s seat when it comes to health care decisions, and all staffers at the wellness center will strive to keep visitors apprised, Lewellen says. “The key here is completely educating the person,” he says. The standard health care model casts the medical practitioner as the expert and the pa-

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despite it. Even a perfectly healthy person can come in for a full fitness assessment by exercise science experts and – based on biometric data, family history, genetic probabilities and more – learn which chronic diseases might be risks and how they might be prevented. Even if risks of chronic disease are not part of the picture, fitness plans can be goal-directed – say, if the subject wants to run a marathon, take a physically strenuous trip or prepare for retirement. Staffers are being chosen for the wellness center based in part on their disciplines to determine they are the right fit for the center’s approach to health. Care is also being taken to utilize software that will link all electronic records. Each patient will have a personal device, possibly a USB drive, containing all of his or her medical information, and plugging it into an exercise machine will bring up information on the person’s last workout and suggestions for this one. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s presence at the wellness center will ensure that even New Albany’s youngest residents have access to better health care options. The hospital has a long-standing partnership with New Albany-Plain Local Schools, which includes sports medicine and athletic training, and will have an office at the wellness center.



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The hospital’s portion of the wellness center will be focused on sports medicine, and proactive care has long been part of the sports medicine department’s agenda. It’s easier to prevent children, particularly student athletes, from injuring themselves than to treat an injury once it’s been suffered, says Lisa Kluchurosky, service line administrator for sports medicine at the hospital. Nationwide Children’s knows the common injuries, Kluchurosky says, and will implement programs to focus on and prevent those injuries. Beyond that, it will teach about making healthful choices and incorporating


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t’s one thing to visit the New Albany Farmers Market every now and then and pick up a zucchini here and a tomato or two there.You can also make a serious commitment to supporting local agriculture – and to eating your vegetables every week – by signing up for a CSA.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs offer weekly “subscriptions” to particular farms. Sign-ups typically occur in winter or early spring (though sometimes they’re offered later) and farms often cap the number of memberships to ensure there will be enough produce to go around. At least two of the vendors at the New Albany Farmers Market currently offer CSAs. VanScoy Farms, just outside Ridgeway, Ohio, and Bird’s Haven Farms in the Granville area provide set portions of fresh produce from their farms to their

subscribers each week. The memberships also allow for add-ons that can include other fruits, meats, cheeses and eggs produced by other Ohio farms to round out the selection. Items in the subscription vary based on what’s in season and the size of the farm’s harvest. Typically, it’s the same produce that’s available to the public. “If they (want, they) can buy the exact same thing off the market stands, they can come and go as they please, and do whatever they want,” says Bill VanScoy, owner of VanScoy Farms. “Some people really like that, and they come every week to the Farmers Market and buy what they want and that’s great. Other people like to have the uniqueness of the CSA.” One benefit of the membership is that your items are set aside; your dinner plans won’t be derailed if someone bought out the eggplant

before you could get from work to the market. Sometimes there are exclusive perks, too. “CSA gets first pick, so the add-ons like the sweet corn and the fruits, those are not available at the farmers market,” VanScoy says. “We have some specialty items that we never have enough to sell at the market.” VanScoy Farms cooperates with Hurley Farms in Huntsville for sweet corn, Hirsch


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Fruit Farm in Chillicothe for seasonal fruits and SaraBee Honey in Hocking Hills for honey. Bird’s Haven Farms adopts a more “market-style” approach with its CSA, offering options of small (“Just Right”) or large (“A Little More”) and 21-week or 11week subscriptions. “We do not pre-package our bags, so when you get there, you pick from certain bins,” says Bryn Bird, CSA manager of Bird’s Haven Farms. Signs nearby explain how many items subscribers should take. For example, those with small subscriptions can pick out three tomatoes, while those with large subscriptions can choose five. Both farmers established the program to sustain their farms’ infrastructure. VanScoy was farming for almost 30 years when he realized mass-producing

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business the way we have. We now sell to schools, hospitals and restaurants.” Diana Herman, manager of last season’s New Albany Farmers Market, has been committed to Green Edge Organic Gardens’ Athens Hills CSA, which does not participate in the New Albany Farmers Market, for seven years. “I love the idea that I’m helping the farmer directly and I know exactly the quality of the vegetables I’m getting,” Herman says. “The CSA I belong to is organic, so I know I’m getting locallygrown, organic vegetables.” VanScoy notes that it is important for farmers with CSA pick-ups to inform their customers of alterations in the CSA subscriptions throughout the season if extreme weather conditions occur. “We had some issues where there was some really dry weather, and we

anything else,” says Kristina Jenny, one of the managers of the New Albany Farmers Market. “We don’t want to saturate the market too much of one thing and people don’t know quite where to go.” Among the returning vendors are Unkle Timz Gourmet Salsa, Charlotte & Olivia’s Sublime Ice Creams and Simple Gourmet Syrups. Also planned for this year’s market are live shows from the New Albany High School band and the New Albany Chorus and visits from a variety of food trucks. Organizers recommend bringing cash and reusable bags.

had some flooding, but it worked out because our cooperating partners are fine where they live, and we just substitute their products in and keep the bags full,” VanScoy says. Some crops are also likely to grow better than others each season, and subscribers and farmers alike are expected to make the best out of the situation. “The year before, pickles were just absolutely rampant,” VanScoy says. “One guy sent me an email and said that he thought he was going to turn into a pickle.” Nen Lin Soo is a contributing writer for Healthy New Albany Magazine. Feedback welcome at laurand@cityscene

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Many people perceive cosmetic medical procedures as being similar to going to a spa. Could you discuss some important medical aspects of cosmetic surgery? Some places you can go just to get Botox. It can be done by a nurse and a lot of them will do a great job, but if you’re doing anything advanced or invasive to the skin, you want to have someone who has been trained in that. Not all surgeons have experience in cosmetic medicine. They don’t teach many of these techniques in residencies. In a lot of cases, we learn the newest techniques from doctors who develop the treatments themselves. The world of medicine and technology is changing so fast, I think it’s imperative that the doctor you choose is experienced. Find someone who focuses on that 100 percent of the time.


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physicians use it for musculoskeletal issues such as tendon or ligament injuries, knee arthritis, or rotator cuff injuries. The injections help the body to heal itself, making those structures regenerate and become stronger again. It is now being used for facial regeneration, for sexual dysfunction (the O-shot and the Priapus shot, or P-shot) and to regrow hair in men and in women. There is further research being done on other modalities – growing skin and rebuilding bone and heart tissue. This is very exciting and bodes very well for patients. What are the latest treatments available for acne? Treatment for acne depends on the severity of the case. An aesthetician can treat milder conditions. Treatment could be as simple as topical medical therapy. Topical microbial products – many of them proprietary – can simply take care of it right then and there. Then there are extractions and peels. Beyond that, laser or light therapy can be used, or, if it’s a severe case, patients are put on oral antibiotics. Laser or light therapy works by killing the bacteria that are causing the inflammation and clogging the pores. It also helps with cell turnover and skin turnover to reduce swelling and improves the look of scarring. After treatment, the patient is put on a regimen to prevent breakouts so he or she doesn’t get any scarring in the future. It’s a continuum of care based on how the patient presents and what type of treatment he or she has had in the past.

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HONOR RIDE 2014 Saturday May 24 8:00am Start Start & Finish: New Albany Plain Local High School Raising money in honor of America’s healing heroes. Ride 2 Recovery provides mental and physical rehabilitation to injured veterans through cycling.

Ride 2 Recovery saves lives. P R E S E N T E D B Y:

TWO ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM: 35 and 70 miles TO REGISTER: Go to and click on Honor Ride Ohio or go to and search for the Honor Ride Ohio.


COST: Individual: $65 Day-of-Ride: $75 PACKET PICK-UP: Friday May 23, 3 pm to 6 pm Veloscience Bike Works 220 Market Street, New Albany OHIO




FOR EIGHT STRAIGHT YEARS, MOUNT CARMEL NEW ALBANY HAS RECEIVED THE COUNTRY’S HIGHEST AWARD IN PATIENT SATISFACTION. Mount Carmel New Albany has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. But the greatest award of all is the trust we receive from our patients. You are the reason we have assembled the best orthopedic teams and invested in the best equipment. And why we explore every option in determining the best treatment plan for you. At Mount Carmel New Albany, our patient-centered care is focused on getting you back to the things you love. The orthopedic experts at Mount Carmel New Albany. Because of you.

Healthy New Albany Magazine May 2014  
Healthy New Albany Magazine May 2014  

The May 2014 issue of Healthy New Albany Magazine