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Rebecca Booth, “Marketing Goddess” with Genoa-based Imagine That! and award-winning fine artist, has created a

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special collection of pastel paintings to raise funds for the Toledo Area Humane Society.

The 12 paintings and set of signed limited-edition prints will be unveiled at the fundraiser’s kickoff July 31. Each painting is a portrait of a cat or dog, including George, the cruelty case cat who was severely burned but has overcome his injuries and left a big impression on the hearts of the humane society staff, volunteers and visitors.

The kickoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laura’s Framing Place, Parkway Plaza, Maumee. Those attending may also visit with adoptable animals from the Toledo Area Humane Society. Donations and sales of the prints will continue online through the humane society’s website.

Booth has committed to posting new pieces to the collection in hopes that the giving never stops.

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In honor of Father’s Day, the Social Security Administration offers results of the most popular baby names in Ohio for 2009.

Earlier in May, the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the nation’s most popular baby names.

How does Ohio compare to the rest of the country? Seems we fall right in line with popular thinking. Jacob and Isabella topped the list both nationally and in the Buckeye State as well.

Visit www.socialsecurity.gov to see the top baby names for 2009. The top five boys and girls names for 2009 in Ohio were Jacob, Noah, Ethan, Logan and William for boys. For girls, the top names were Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava and Madison.

In addition to each state’s top 100 baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2009 and a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2009. The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

To read about this year’s winner for biggest jump in popularity, how The First Family and “Twilight” affect baby names, and whether or not Elvis still lives, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/baby-names2009-pr.htm .

 

On average, men don’t live as long as women, and are more likely to die of heart disease, cancer, stroke and AIDS.

Yet men are much less likely than women to see their doctors -- some are simply afraid of what their doctor might find.

Father’s Day is a good time for dads to take stock of their health, said Dr. Aaron Michelfelder, a Loyola University Health System family doctor.

“The earlier we diagnose such conditions as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer, the more successfully we can treat them,” Michelfelder said.

Michelfelder urges his patients to come in at least once a year. While there has been debate over the benefits of an annual physical exam, a yearly visit at a minimum provides an opportunity to conduct appropriate screening tests, Michelfelder said.

There also has been debate over various screening tests. Recommendations vary on such exams as PSA screening for prostate cancer. Michelfelder advises the following screening tests for his patients, based on guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other expert bodies:

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