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Contents
Winter 2019

THE BIG
STORY

IN EVERY ISSUE

Steps to help
you feel better-
everywhere.
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FEATURES

9

Our Families,
Our Health
How your genetics
affect everything from your
mental health to your likelihood of having twins.

10

The Power of Us
After experiencing the early loss
of his father, This Is Us actor
Sterling K. Brown
committed to a
healthy lifestyle
for himself and
his children.

14

WholeBody Harmony
Eat brain-boosting
foods, figure out why you're
having trouble sleeping and
tame a nagging cough.

22

The Ties
That Bind
How important
are genetics, really, when it
comes to cancer risk?

Give turnips
another try.
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A Healthier
Spouse
It's not your
job to keep your significant
other healthy, but you can
have influence without
badgering.

49

Living
Outside the
Bubble
More than 350 immune
system disorders can
impair the body's ability
to fight infection. One
little boy found a cure for
a disorder that once kept
him sheltered from life's
simple pleasures.

52

Treating
the Tingle
When carpal
tunnel syndrome made
everyday tasks difficult for
Scottie Frey, she found
a solution at UVA
Hand Center.

54

Navigating
Life
Diagnosed with
a neurological disorder as
a child made Derek Bauer
want to become a doctor.
He now uses his deep
understanding to care for
patients facing the same
condition.

2 Life in Balance: Grateful
for Cancer Care
3 Healthy Dose: Sweet
Tooth
4 Ask the Expert: Snoring
32 The Quick List
33 This Just In
38 The Truth: Vaping
40 How To: Help a Loved
One with Addiction
42 Quiz: Freak Out
or Chill Out?
44 At a Glance: Heart Surgery
46 In the Market: Turnips
48 Health by the Numbers:
Osteoporosis

Holiday showdown:
Mashed potatoes
vs. green bean
casserole.
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5

Cancer in
the Family

Nicole Kelleher, MD, a UVA
oncologist, gained a new
appreciation for her patients
when she found herself
fighting breast cancer.

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