Henry County Medical Center

SUM 2018

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2 Executive Letter 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 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 © 2018, Relevate Health Group. con v ero www.converoinc.com Contents Summer 2018 6 Going strong: The best ways to help prevent osteoporosis Here's how you can start taking action today to ward off this bone-weakening disease. 8 Make the most of your next doctor's appointment Do your homework so you can be an equal partner with your physician. 10 Dorothy Hamill: Jumping into life after skating The 62-year-old Olympic gold medalist shares her tips for finding new passions and living a balanced life. 12 Sweet success: New strategies to control diabetes These innovations can make it easier to monitor your blood sugar. features departments Health Central: News ............................................................................. 3 Looking Good: Freshen up your face without surgery ......................... 4 Healthy Lifestyle: What to do first when back pain strikes ................. 5 Healthy Eating: Top to bottom veggie delights ................................... 14 A summer frame of mind The warm lazy days of summer may soon be drawing to a close, but you can keep the best parts of the season going all year long. Most of us tend to be more active outdoors in the summer, when it's easy to get out and walk or participate in our favorite sports. Make a vow NOW that you won't let the coming cooler weather keep you indoors—just bundle up a little (or a lot) and get out there to hike, bike, jog or stroll all year long. Summer is also great for de-stressing during long lazy weekend days, so keep that spirit going by adding some "hanging out" time to your days off year-round. Don't give in to the temptation to pack every minute of the school year with organized activities. Instead, let everybody get a little bored sometimes and see where the day takes them in every season. If your local farmers markets close up shop after the summer, as most do, you can still savor the healthy delights of fresh produce by indulging in the fruits and vegetables of the season. Sample a variety of colorful squashes and apples in the fall, root veggies and citrus in winter, and leafy greens when spring sets in. Enjoy the dog days of summer! Editorial and creative direction: Sharon Bittner Published by Convero Editor: Elizabeth Brewster Graphic Designer: Wendy Armon Health Is Action magazine is a publication of Relevate Health Group. All photos are from shutterstock.com unless other wise noted.

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