What’s that big green box located in Grove City Medical Center’s lobby, you ask? It’s our new drug disposal receptacle, installed recently as part of our efforts to address the opioid crisis here in our community.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 young adults in the U.S. are diagnosed yearly with cancer and of those 9,000 die. Among that age group, cancer is the fourth leading cause of death. Sadly, this number is showing no signs of slowing and may be going up. In fact, while in general cancer rates tend to be higher among those who are older, a recent study published in The Lancet Public Health found there are certain types of cancers presenting more often in younger adults.

It seems like we insure everything in our lives — our homes, cars and lives. But what about our pets? Pet insurance is still relatively new in the United States, but the industry is already bigger than you might think.

Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

If you’ve ever suffered a broken bone, chances are you came away from the experience with a whole new appreciation for the role the skeletal system plays in our quality of life.