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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. Early detection is one of the best weapons in the fight against cancer. But how do you keep track of what screenings to do, and when? Until fairly recently, for example, Pap tests were recommended annually. Now, major health groups suggest that healthy women with previous normal test results can have a Pap test alone every three years or a Pap test plus HPV test every five years. How is a wellness seeker to keep up? Gwinnett Medical Center has made it easy with a decadeby-decade schedule of screening recommendations. Visit and click the “screenings” tag on the right side of the page for updated guidelines. And, of course, talk to your doctor about your personal risks and family history. 46 FA L L 2 013 QUIZ Stay on Schedule Online Assessment for Joint Replacement How much is joint pain affecting your daily life? Take a short e-quiz at to find out if joint replacement surgery might be right for you.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Kind and Generous
How Can We Help?
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Clear Passage
New Life with New Knees
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center