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

CONTENTS SPECIAL Not Too Busy to Beat Cancer A series of tests uncovered a rare disease early enough for it to be successfully treated. Now Krista Summerour Ganley can focus on her family and her businesses. 6 DEPARTMENTS 2 Phil's Feature We are continuing to grow and strengthen our cardiac services. 46 Virtual Health Supportive apps, one supersmart heart chart and the world's most clever piece of cutlery. 49 PrimeTime Health Keep your brain functioning at its best with these six tips. 54 Out of the White Coat Ten questions with an internal medicine physician at Gwinnett Medical Center. COVER PHOTO BY ARMANDO GALLO 56 Transforming Healthcare An implanted device helps put an end to bladder and bowel control problems. 4 10 14 18 20 25 FEATURES Heartfelt Purpose Read about one man's incredible journey from Ethiopia to the Strickland Heart Center. Got Excuses? Skipping your screenings may be putting your health in danger. Stop with the excuses and put on that gown. Managing Your Health with a DIY Tool Kit Apps and gizmos that can help control diabetes and heart disease. Is It the Stress Talking? From heartburn to breakouts, here's how anxiety may be playing fast and loose with your health. The Wonderful World of Greens Green vegetables can strengthen bones, sharpen your vision, even prevent birth defects. Eat up. Knee-to-Know Basics This joint keeps you jumping-and walking, climbing and moving. Let's see how it operates. 34 38 42 50 52 Run for Your Life With a cancer diagnosis, exercising may be the last thing on your agenda. Here's why to reconsider. 14 Good-for-You Gifts These holiday presents will make everyone on your gift list feel better inside and out. Special Delivery And you thought choosing your baby's name was tough. Here are three other important birth decisions. Inspired Giving Frank Circelli has given $1.5 million to improve and expand the NICU at Gwinnett Women's Pavilion. Discover why he did it. Heads Full of Hope With compassion for helping others, 15-year-old Emily Linares donates her hair to Locks of Love. And now she has sparked her mother to give, too. ON THE COVER 28 After 17 years of a daily pack-and-a-half habit, it was love that persuaded one of Hollywood's true nice guys to put down the cigarettes. For inspiration, advice and a boy-meets-girl romance, see how Matt Damon quit smoking-and how you can tackle it yourself. WI NTER 2013 1

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

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Heartfelt Purpose
Not Too Busy to Beat Cancer
Got Excuses?
Managing Your Health with a DIY Tool Kit
Is It the Stress Talking?
The Wonderful World of Greens
Knee-to-Know Basics
On the Cover
Run for Your Life
14 Good-for-You Gifts
Special Delivery
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Inspired Giving
Heads Full of Hope
Out of the White
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center