Fremont Area Medical Center

SUM 2013

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C O N T E N T S S U M M E R 2 0 1 3 F E A T U R E S 15 | HOW ONLINE MEDICINE CAN D E P A R T M E N T S HEALTH CENTRAL: NEWS ............ 5 IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH Real-time medical expertise is quickly becoming available anytime, anywhere. HEALTHY EATING: ORGANIC ON A BUDGET ............ 6 17 | RIDING THE UPS AND DOWNS FINANCIAL FITNESS: COLLEGE AID TIPS ....................... 8 OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS New research is helping to keep RA symptoms under better control. 10 18 | HOT, HOT, HOT: THE WOMEN OF 'CLEVELAND' Try these healthy living secrets from the four acclaimed actresses who star in TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland." U.S. HOSPITAL REPORT: HEALING FROM CANCER .......... 10 SPIRIT CENTRAL: FIND A SPIRIT OF WOMEN HOSPITAL NEAR YOU ...12 20 | WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES Here's why getting to —and maintaining —a healthy weight is key to managing Type 2 diabetes. LOOKING GOOD: TAMING FRIZZY HAIR ................. 25 22 | PROTECT YOUR FUTURE FERTILITY Good lifestyle decisions today can help make it easier to conceive. SPIRIT HEALTH COACH: EXERCISE EASY .......................... 26 30 | BARIATRIC SURGERY: EVALUATING RISK VS. REWARD Weight-loss surgery can be an excellent option in the right circumstances. P R E S I D E N T ' S FAMILY STYLE: FACING MAJOR LIFE CHANGES .. 9 20 HEALTH CENTRAL: DIET .............. 28 COVER PHOTO BY TV Land L E T T E R WHEN WHAT CAN'T POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE, DOES … One of the best things about being human is our unique ability to be overly optimistic, to believe that we can win the big lottery, beat the odds, ignore the risks. Sometimes that hope actually pays off! But other times, especially when it comes to our health, the belief that "it couldn't possibly happen to me" can sadly disrupt our lives. Cancer. Diabetes. Heart attack. Obesity. Lung disease. High blood pressure. Depression. Stroke. Disease can strike our life like lightning. But fortunately, it doesn't have to do that. PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE THROUGH AWARENESS AND REGULAR HEALTHCARE works better than all the optimism in the world to keep you and your family healthy for a lifetime. This issue of Spirit of Women is packed with information on how to stay well and how to find and treat health problems early enough that they don't interrupt your life. GET REAL WITH YOUR HEALTH. Disease CAN happen to you or someone you love. Discover your risk factors and reduce them through healthcare and lifestyle changes. Spirit of Women celebrates health as finding the energizing balance among body, mind and spirit. Our member hospitals want to help you on that path to renewed vitality. To find a Spirit program near you, turn to pages 12–14. Here's to a summer of planning for better health. Enjoy! Tanya Abreu President and National Program Director Spirit of Women Health Network The only magazine in America presented for the whole health of women and their families by American hospitals and their physicians. Spirit of Women, 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431. For general information or advertising inquiries, call 561.544.0755, fax 561.544.8149 or write spiritmagazine@spiritofwomen.com. Visit us on the Web at www.spiritofwomen.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 © 2013, Spirit of Women. Spirit of Women magazine is a publication of the Spirit of Women Health Network under the editorial and creative direction of Sharon Bittner and Tanya Abreu. Corporate and media management by Joshua Davis. Editorial marketing coordinated by Pam Lawrence. Published by SBN Interactive, edited by Elizabeth Brewster and designed by Lori Smith. 4 SPI RIT O F WOM EN S U M M E R 2 013 w w w. s p i r i t o f w o m e n . c o m

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