Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi - (Page 1)

CONTENTS SPECIAL Big Gifts Come in Small Packages Parents share memories of their infants’ stay at the NMMC Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. FEATURES 34 38 42 49 50 53 54 Step Up to the Plate Reduce your children’s risk for diabetes and score a home run for their health with these expert tips. Life After Cancer Take a cue from these survivors: There is life after cancer. Get Dad to the Doc When it comes to dodging the doctor, Dad usually wins. Here’s your best game plan for combating his excuses. Point, Click, Discover Need a new source for recipes and health tips? Find out about NMMC’s online consumer health portal. Ready to Serve Hospital volunteers share how they willingly give the gift of their time. A Unique Kind of Doctor Three NMMC hospitals have physicians who specialize in hospitalbased practices—learn more about what they do. Barbershop Talk This outreach program promotes prostate and colon cancer screenings in African-American men. 4 DEPARTMENTS 2 Opening Thoughts Kaiser Health News reports that some of the happiest patients can be found in the Tupelo, Miss., service area. 46 Virtual Health Use your smartphone wisely by tapping into our favorite health-focused apps. 56 Catch the Spirit NMMC Spirit of Women holds “Finding Financial Peace” program featuring Chris Hogan, Dave Ramsey’s lead financial trainer and coach. 7 10 14 18 21 24 A Voice of Experience Taking part in an NMMC Community Health Fair could save your life. The Breakfast Club Hop on the breakfast bandwagon and find out why breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Arthritis Answers From symptoms to treatments to exercise, get answers to your most pressing questions about osteoarthritis. A TV Guide to Radiology Does your favorite medical drama get it right? Brush up on your medical terminology with this handy glossary. Take Aim While typically not life-threatening, a ministroke is a warning. Take charge and reduce your future risk. It Might NOT Be Cancer Don’t panic: Those breast lumps and bumps could be a benign condition. COVER PHOTO BY JIM WRIGHT Your Opinion Is Important to Us Don’t forget to take our reader survey! It can be found between pages 8 and 9. 28 ON THE COVER At 51, Colin Firth shows us that being middle-aged is nothing to fret. He’s as healthy and handsome as ever. Learn Firth’s healthy secrets. Vim & Vigor · SUM MER 2012 1

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

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Big Gifts Come in Small Packages
A Voice of Experience
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
Point, Click, Discover
Ready to Serve
A Unique Kind of Doctor
Barbershop Talk
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi