Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center - (Page 1)

CONTENTS SPECIAL Back on Top An orthopedic specialist ensured this active husband and wife didn’t stay sidelined for long after injury. 52 DEPARTMENTS 2 Phil’s Feature We are expanding our services to meet our community’s growing healthcare needs. 46 Virtual Health A video for dizziness, a stress-reducing app and much more! 49 PrimeTime Health The tools you need (including a free support group!) to finally kick your smoking habit. COVER PHOTO BY EVAN AGOSTINI 54 Out of the White Coat Ten questions with an orthopedic surgeon at Gwinnett Medical Center. 56 Transforming Healthcare GMC’s new da Vinci robot provides unparalleled precision for surgeons and the best possible results for patients. 4 6 10 14 18 20 FEATURES Where Lasting Weight Loss Begins The newly expanded Center for Surgical Weight Management makes your transformation more convenient than ever. Open Heart Surgery Journey What can you expect at GMC? Get to know the highly trained and experienced professionals from start to finish. You’re the Star Find out how you can take the lead role in your own healthcare. Heart-to-Heart Four women share their harrowing stories of heart disease, along with lifesaving advice. Lighten Up! Get the skinny on how losing a little weight can make a big difference in your health. 25 34 38 42 50 Work It! This easy office makeover can help you stay fit and reduce stress on the job. What Are the Chances? Which behaviors are risky when it comes to cancer and which are just hype? We clear up the confusion. 9 Symptoms Never to Ignore When do those minor aches and pains indicate something more? Here are nine reasons to call your doctor. When Allergies Attack Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to allergies? Aiding Babies Meet a generous couple whose gift enabled GMC to purchase a new incubator that is saving the lives of critically ill infants. Have No Fear Don’t let concerns about joint replacement keep you from living. ON THE COVER 28 Because she has such an effervescent personality, you probably never would have guessed that Diane Keaton has asthma. But she is breathing easier now and living a full, joyful life even with the condition. And so can you! SPRI NG 2013 1

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

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Where Lasting Weight Loss Begins
Open Heart Surgery Journey
You’re the Star
Lighten Up!
Have No Fear
Work It!
Diane Keaton
What Are the Chances?
9 Symptoms Never to Ignore
When Allergies Attack
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Aiding Babies
Back on Top
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center