Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - University of Virginia - (Page 1)

CONTENTS SPECIAL Hitting the Jackpot At a casino, Helen Trimm's heart stopped pumping. She survived, but she's no longer taking chances. 51 DEPARTMENTS 2 Life in Balance Simple ways to keep high blood sugar levels from damaging your heart. 3 Healthy Dose A supplement to stave off Alzheimer's; a study to relieve hand tremors; a one-day treatment for breast cancer. 46 Virtual Health What to believe online, how to digitize your family health history, and more! 4 6 10 16 20 22 FEATURES Humble Yet World Famous Meet the man heading up UVA Cancer Center and its mission to become an even better cancer fighter. Taming Diabetes Without Drugs Exercise can control type 2 diabetes four times longer than drugs. See what else UVA research reveals. Occupational Hazards Do bus drivers or lab technicians have healthier hearts? Here's how to thrive in any job. The New Rules of Play Calling all helicopter parents: Learn how to keep your kids safe while keeping your head. Shopping for Two The pregnant girl's guide to the grocery store. Back to Basics A timeline for managing your aching back. 25 34 38 42 49 54 Burn, Baby, Burn We've got 17 ideas for revving up your metabolism-vroom! Rock Your Health Four ways music can make you and your doctor a star. Breaking Up with Salt It's America's favorite seasoning. Find out why you should shake it off. Disgusting! (or Not?) A surprising look at gross habits that actually may be good for you. Make an Informed Decision A new imaging tool gives men added confidence that they're taking the right approach to prostate cancer treatment. Caring for an Aging Parent? Find the right doctor to help you keep your loved one healthy and independent. 28 ON THE COVER Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has beauty, brains and bravura, on- and off-screen. Read about her decision to undergo genetic testing-and then a double mastectomy. SPRI NG 2014 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Healthy Dose
Humble Yet World Famous
Taming Diabetes Without Drugs
Occupational Hazards
The New Rules of Play
Shopping for Two
Back to Basics
Burn, Baby, Burn
Angelina Jolie
Rock Your Health
Breaking Up with Salt
Disgusting! (or Not?)
Virtual Health
Make an Informed Decision
Hitting the Jackpot
Caring for an Aging Parent?

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - University of Virginia