Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 1)

SPECIAL Lives Renewed Twins Haley and Holly Fike’s battle with their weight started at a young age, but a medical membership at one of NMMC’s Wellness Centers has led to improvements in their overall health. CONTENTS 4 DEPARTMENTS 2 Opening Thoughts NMMC’s Wellness Centers play an important role in the healthcare organization’s mission of improving the health of the people in our region. 56 Catch the Spirit Mark your calendar for a special event Jan. 27 featuring Helen Phillips, winner of the seventh season of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser. FEATURES 40 44 46 49 52 54 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Step aside, boogey man. Insomnia is the real monster in the closet. Shine some light on what’s keeping you from a good night’s sleep. A Natural Dilemma “Organic” doesn’t always mean “healthy.” Look beyond food labels and consider the bigger picture. 17 Reasons to Work in Healthcare Jump-start your job search by exploring this diverse, flexible and growing industry. Aerobics Roundup Check our class menu and schedule to see which classes are the best fit for you. Make a Splash Learn about the benefits of water fitness. It’s a Great Place to Work NMMC’s employees gave their place of employment overwhelmingly positive marks in the 2010 Employee Opinion Survey. 7 10 16 18 24 34 Hands-On Approach Indulge yourself and improve your health with a massage at one of the NMMC Wellness Centers. Smart Moves Soreness is a natural result of exercising, but flexing a little knowledge can minimize pain and prevent injury. Miss Information Some women avoid mammograms for unfounded reasons. We dispel the myths once and for all. Stroke Sense A stroke can strike anyone at any time. Protect your brain by filling it with information that could save your life. Gut Feelings Digestive problems can interfere with your daily life. Learn how to interpret the motions in your midsection. The Faces of Skin Cancer Four skin cancer survivors share their stories. Benefit from the lessons they learned and get expert advice on early detection. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARSEN & TALBERT, ICON INTERNATIONAL ON THE COVER 28 Vim & Vigor · WI NTER 2010 Talk about a stress-filled career. Diane Sawyer has interviewed everyone who’s anyone from actors to heads of state. Find out how she stays calm in the most dire situations. 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Lives Renewed
Hands-On Approach
Smart Moves
Miss Information
Stroke Sense
Gut Feelings
On the Cover - The Story on Stress
The Faces of Skin Cancer
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
A Natural Dilemma
17 Reasons to Work in Healthcare
Aerobics Roundup
Make a Splash
It’s a Great Place to Work
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi