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VIRTUAL HEALTH BY CAREY ROSSI There’s an App for That I social media Choosing healthy food doesn’t have to be di cult T SEEMS THERE’S A SMARTPHONE APP FOR EVERYTHING these days, including grocery shopping. And because reading food labels can be boring, time-consuming and confusing, it’s beneficial to have an app that does the work for you. Enter Fooducate (, which has already deciphered the labels to make healthful shopping a breeze. Fooducate is a free app (for iPhone and Android) that gives every food product a grade. Just scan the bar code (or you can search by typing the name), and a letter grade will appear along with a list of pros and cons and food points if you are following the Weight Watchers program. If your choice gets a low grade, and you’re wondering what to buy instead, never fear. The app suggests alternative products, which are also graded. Healthy Dates to Keep MoNth Cause aCtioN Use the American Heart Association’s Heart360 program to track and manage your heart health. Use online trackers, learn about heart health and even share your results with your doctor. Go to Book a session with a nutritionist, either in person or by email, to help you assess the pros and cons of your diet and its effect on your long-term health goals. Or go to choosemy to get a personalized eating plan. Protect yourself, loved ones and innocents sharing the road by paying attention while you drive. The phone call can wait, and more states are passing laws to make texting while driving illegal. Learn about the dangers of distracted driving at Follow NMMC on Twitter February Heart Health Follow us on Twitter @NMMC_news to get the latest news and information from North Mississippi Medical Center. March Nutrition PHOTOGRAPHY BY THINKSTOCK april Distracted Driving 46 Vim & Vigor · SP R I N G 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Building Healthier Hearts
Young at Heart
Caring for the Little Ones
Get Real
How Far We’ve Come
Patient Survival Guide
Perfect Attendance
Jennifer Hudson, Grammy-winning recording artist
Lean on Me
Intimidated by the Gym?
What Is Your Volunteer Style?
A Prescription for Relief
Virtual Health
SPECIAL You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Get Heart Healthy!
Growing Stronger
The Doctor Will See You Now
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi