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SPR 2018

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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2 H E A LT H Y S P I R I T S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 w w w . s a m c . c o m 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 © 2018, Relevate Health Group. con v ero Contents Spring 2018 6 Take a fresh look at hormone therapy benefits Here's what you can do in menopause and beyond to get relief and maintain your long-term health. 8 Amy Purdy: Reaching for the stars This double-amputee world champion snowboarder sees a limitless future for herself. 10 Have high blood pressure? You're likely aware that foods you eat can affect your blood pressure—but you may not know just how important a role your diet plays. features departments Health Central: News ................................................................................. 3 Healthy Lifestyle: How to work out without exercising ........................... 12 Healthy Starts: Fresno County's only Baby-Friendly Hospital .............. 13 Healthy Eating: Sweet and savory pie treats ........................................... 14 "Spring" into good health With spring here, it's time to make some changes to help improve our overall well-being. Start new and fresh by implementing a few of these tips that will make you feel happier and help you spring into good health. First, spring clean your house! Combating clutter in your home creates a calming environment. Also, start carrying a water bottle with you. Staying hydrated is key to staying healthy. Keeping water with you at all times gives you a reason to drink more. Look for new healthy recipes and actually make them, instead of "pinning" them for later. You'll be surprised at how delicious and easy they might be! To start, visit healthy-recipes. Or, how about challenging your brain? Try reading a new book or complete a few crossword puzzles each week. Finally, put down electronics and step outside. Look up to the sky, take a long, relaxing walk, and remind yourself what life was like before cell phones. Trying any or all of these things is a great start to promoting good health, so grab a friend or involve the whole family! I hope this issue of Healthy Spirit puts an extra spring in your step – you'll learn alternative ways to exercise; steps to manage high blood pressure; the newest developments in hormone replacement therapy; how Saint Agnes Home Health is providing virtual care; and why we've been named the only Baby- Friendly Hospital in Fresno County. Enjoy! Nancy Hollingsworth, RN President and Chief Executive Officer Saint Agnes Medical Center Executive Letter Editorial and creative direction: Sharon Bittner Managing Editor: Pam Lawrence Healthy Spirit magazine is a publication of Relevate Health Group. Published by Convero Editor: Elizabeth Brewster Graphic Designer: Wendy Armon 4 PHOTO BY PERRY COOPER Home is where your health is Saint Agnes Home Health launches virtual care. All photos are from unless other wise noted. Cover photo by Julianne O'Neill.

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