Banner Health McKee Medical Center

SPR 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 Pointe Boulevard, Suite 220, Cincinnati, OH 45245. For general information or advertising inquiries, call 561.544.0755 or visit us at 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. Managing Editor: Pam Lawrence Published by Convero Editor: Elizabeth Brewster Graphic Designer: Lori Smith con v ero Contents Spring 2017 14 A hint from Heloise The iconic household hints maven shares her tips for healthy living. 16 Cutting-edge surgeries for back pain Medical advancements are making spinal procedures easier and more effective. 18 Should you take a sleep aid? Here's how to sort out your options for better shut-eye. 20 New hope for late-stage lung cancer treatments A longer, more comfortable life is possible, say medical experts. 22 Lighten your load It's time to put down that too-heavy purse once and for all. features Executive Letter Picture your life with less pain! Oh, the pain! Pain is our body's way of telling us that something isn't right. When you have pain that lingers, it tends to disrupt life's rhythm and activities, but guess what? There are coping strategies for chronic pain sufferers! Understanding your pain is the first step to reducing it. Learn all about your condition and talk to our Banner Health experts, whether they specialize in orthopedics, neurology/ neurosurgery, gynecology or urology, for medical or surgical solutions. Next, take an active role. Research medical options and alternative treatments such as massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Decrease stress that aggravates pain through deep breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Exclude movement that aggravates pain and find supportive devices and/or adaptive equipment. Discover exercise that you enjoy and that is safe for you. It will give you more of the energy you need to overcome pain. Remember: A healthier body feels less pain. Don't allow chronic pain to create isolation. It's estimated that 1 in 3 people suffer, so contact others for support and focus on friends, family, work and hobbies. Find a Spirit of Women event near you at bannerhealth. com/230CARE and let social support and health education give you a boost! Let Spirit of Women be part of your solution! Sheryl Fahrenbruch, BA Outreach Program Manager, Spirit of Women McKee Medical Center Banner Fort Collins Medical Center 970-820-3000 departments Healthy Diet: Diabetes and sugar myths ............ 2 McKee Medical Center Spirit of Women .............................. 5 Healthy Eating: Sunday breakfast ........................... 6 McKee Medical Center: Coping with hip pain ...................... 8 Family Style: Volunteering with your kids ........... 9 U.S. Hospital Report: Pelvic floor protection .................. 10 Foot Care: Agony of de feet ......... 12 McKee Medical Center: Community wellness programs ... 25 Spirit Health Coach: In the mood for weight loss ......... 26 McKee Medical Center: Gynecologic oncology ................. 28 On the Road: Spiritual Sedona .......................... 30 Cover Photo: Erik Stenbakken/

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