Henry County Medical Center

WIN 2017

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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4 The only magazine in America presented for the whole health of women and their families by American hospitals and their physicians. Relevate Health Group, 4270 Ivy Point Boulevard, Suite 220, Cincinnati, OH 45245. For general information or advertising inquiries, call 561.544.0755 or visit us at www.relevatehealthgroup.com. Information contained herein is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have medical concerns, seek the guidance of a healthcare professional. Copyright © 2017, Relevate Health Group. Editorial and creative direction: Sharon Bittner Corporate and media management: Joshua Davis Spirit of Women magazine is a publication of Relevate Health Group. Cover Photo: Poppy Ruiz Breaking bad habits We all have habits. Some are good (for example, brushing your teeth before bed), while others can be annoying or even harmful, such as biting your nails or mindlessly eating a pint of ice cream when you feel stressed. We create habits by repeating certain behaviors until they become automatic. All habits, good or bad, develop essentially the same way: There is a cue— or something that triggers a behavior— the routine (the behavior itself ) and the reward, which is the most important part. It's essential to recognize when a bad habit crosses the line and becomes an addiction. Addictions aren't just about drugs and alcohol; people also become addicted to caffeine, gambling, anger, food, the internet, work and nicotine. Addiction is a disease, just like heart disease. If left untreated, an addiction can disrupt your life, work and relationships and cause long-term physical effects. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for addictions. Ask for help if you or those who care about you think your bad habit might actually be an addiction. Addictions can negatively affect your health, work and relationships. A healthcare provider can help you understand the difference between a bad habit and an addiction and recommend a course of action. Turn to pages 12–13 to find a healthcare provider near you. Managing Editor: Pam Lawrence Published by Convero Editor: Elizabeth Brewster Graphic Designer: Lori Smith con v ero www.converoinc.com Contents Winter 2017 Executive Letter 14 Dyan Cannon: Living life with zest The 79-year-old actress is passionate about her favorite things, from grandparenting to the LA Lakers. 16 Get rid of pelvic pain for good Learn what may be causing your discomfort— and how to fix it. 18 Medispa? Ahhhhhhhh Skincare services affiliated with a physician's office can expand your treatment options. 20 Choose the best daycare for your child > Look for a top-notch caregiving staff, say experts. 22 No complications: Faster wound healing An ounce of prevention is essential to heading off infections. 24 Adopting a 'rescue' pet Here's how a new four-legged friend can help boost your health. features departments Health Central: News ..................... 5 Healthy Eating: Slow cooker, fast food .................... 6 Financial Fitness: Post-retirement planning .............. 8 Family Style: Kid-proof your house ..................... 9 U.S. Hospital Report: Diabetes and heart disease ......... 10 Spirit Central: Find a Spirit of Women hospital near you ............. 12 Looking Good: Brighten up your peepers ............ 25 Healthy Home: Set a stylish table ......................... 26 Health Central: Diet ...................... 28 Sharing Health Secrets: Probiotics ...................................... 29 Spirit Health Coach: Get comfy at your desk ................ 30

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