Touro Infirmary

FALL 2013

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C O N T E N T S F A L L 2 0 1 3 F E A T U R E S 15 | TELLING YOUR HEALTH STORY D E P A R T M E N T S HEALTH CENTRAL: NEWS ............ 5 New narrative approaches to medicine can encourage an open dialogue between you and your doctor. HEALTHY EATING: CRAZY FOR COCOA ................... 6 18 | HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE FINANCIAL FITNESS: HOME-BASED JOBS ..................... 8 SPEAKS OUT The actress and activist is lending her voice to families like her own who live with autism and Parkinson's disease. FAMILY STYLE: HAPPY TALK .......... 9 U.S. HOSPITAL REPORT: ROBOTIC SURGERY .................... 10 15 20 | GETTING COMFORTABLE SPIRIT CENTRAL: FIND A SPIRIT OF WOMEN HOSPITAL NEAR YOU ...12 WITH CHEMO Homelike treatment environments add a personal touch to chemotherapy. SHARING HEALTH SECRETS: STAY HYDRATED ......................... 17 LOOKING GOOD: ERASING AGE MARKS ............... 25 23 | WHEN NOT SLEEPING BECOMES A NIGHTMARE It's a common problem — but you can do something about it. SPIRIT HEALTH COACH: IN THE MOOD ........................... 26 HEALTH CENTRAL: DIET .............. 28 30 | IS THERE A CANCER PERSONALITY? Research suggests that a "Type C" mindset may be associated with cancer. P R E S I D E N T ' S 26 ON THE ROAD: HIDDEN EUROPE ........................29 COVER PHOTO BY Marta Elena Vassilakis Photography L E T T E R I HAVE THE BEST DOCTOR EVER! "I have the best doctor ever." These words are the foundation of a healthy life for every one of us. Too often we settle for far less than exciting and empowering healthcare. We put up with a lack of personal attention and outstanding customer service that would help us feel better about ourselves and the potential for a healthier life. You too deserve a healthcare provider and hospital that you can brag about loudly and proudly. Spirit of Women hospitals and clinicians in communities across the United States are dedicated to providing extraordinary personal care. Even our Spirit of Women magazine was created to help empower women with information and inspiration to seek and receive excellent healthcare. In this issue, you can explore the power of your voice and personal story. You can also learn about personalized cancer care and the effect of your personality on your risk for disease. TALK AWAY. It is evidently healthy for us. BRAG ABOUT your favorite doctors or great hospital experiences. It is healthy for them. Let's make ourselves and our healthcare system even better by sharing who we are and what we experience. Make sure your voice is heard as we work together to create an American healthcare system that is not only the best in medical quality for the best price but the best in the celebration of the human spirit! Tanya Abreu President and Chief Vision Officer 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 FA L L 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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