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VIRTUAL HEALTH BY LAURIE DAVIES SUPERTRACKER Eating nutritious meals in the right portions will help you and your family stay healthy. But mouth-watering, healthy menus don’t just happen. They take planning. Tap into this quick collection of USDA tools and databases to make your meals healthier than ever and to take the pressure off the cook. FOOD-A-PEDIA Need to make a quick decision or food comparison? Look up almost any food by general category (e.g., carrots, ice cream) or brand name for an instant breakdown of empty calories, fat, sodium and sugar. Now, it’s time to get personal. Starting each morning with breakfast, SuperTracker’s bank account-like ledger subtracts calories from a total allowance of 1,200 calories daily. Meanwhile, a real-time bar graph helps you see how your food intake stacks up against fruit, vegetable, whole-grain, dairy and protein recommendations. RECIPE FINDER Want to find a new way to cook sweet potatoes? Or a new recipe for your blender, wok or skillet? This database links you to thousands of recipes submitted by health professionals and organizations (such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association). Search by ingredients, ethnic preference, cooking equipment or nutrient requirements. Community Care Network physicians use MyChart ®, a free, easy and secure online tool that allows you to view information in your medical record and communicate with your doctor’s office. All you need to get started is an access code from your Community Care Network physician (or from, an Internet connection and an email address. With this link, you can send secure messages and communicate with your physician’s office; view immunizations and current medications; view medical history and inpatient stay summaries; view and print lab and test results; renew prescriptions; request and schedule appointments; access family member information; and view and pay your bills online. 46 FA L L 2 013 oNlINe Make the Connection Log In, Please The Community Care Network physician practices use MyChart®. To sign in, first you’ll need to activate your account. Visit for more on how to get started.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare
Community Message
Community Briefs
Dream Team
Spreading the Health
Memory Keepers
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
On the Cover
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Mary Medical Center
SPOTLIGHT ON: Community Hospital
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Catherine Hospital
In Good Hands

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare