A New Chapter of HLN

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Welcome to the next chapter of Healthy Living News!

For more than 17 years, Healthy Living News has existed only in print and distributed among doctor’s offices and clinics throughout the Toledo area. Now, HLN is becoming more easily accessible by tapping into our digital resources.


Since January 2013, HLN has been publishing its issues online through, a digital publishing site that simulates the experience of reading a print publication online. Now, HLN hopes to be more social by connecting with our readers on this blog, our Facebook, and our Twitter.

Along with the new social media sites and online sites, the HLN website also received a makeover in June 2013. We’ve reorganized the site to make it easier for our readers to find the content they care about.

My hope as HLN’s social media intern is to connect with you, the readers, by interacting with you on a regular basis through these channels. That being said, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself as more than just the girl who blogs for HLN — my name is Sam, and here’s a little insight into how I ended up here.

I’m originally from Middletown, Ohio — a small town between Cincinnati and Dayton that has virtually nothing but a steel mill and a Miami University regional campus. When I graduated from Middletown High School, I came to The University of Toledo to pursue a degree in biology.

I had every intention of getting a Bachelor of Science in Biology and going on to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University. As you can see, that’s not where I ended up.

After a year of pursuing a biology degree I decided that although science interested me, it wasn’t my strong suit — writing was. It also was something I had had a passion for from a young age. I began taking journalism and communication classes my sophomore year, got an internship writing for UT News, and joined the Public Relations Student Society of America, an organization I am the president of this year.

After switching majors, everything fell into place for me. I’m a firm believer in loving what you do and I honestly can say that I enjoy going to work and the people I work with. As Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Beginning this fall, I will be pursuing my Master of Business Administration at UT and continuing my work with the UT Office of Marketing and Communications as well as here at HLN. I look forward to interacting with you all each week.


As Kevin would say — stay safe, active, and healthy!


University of Toledo Medical Center