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well Spring 2011 PERSPECTIVES FEATURES Little Patients Require Special Care 5 6 8 3 Stroke Survivors Share Their Stories when we hear about stroke and how to avoid it, how many of us don’t Already a leading pediatric surgery center in the Southeast, UNC Health Care is dedicating more resources to treating children. 2010 Community Benefit Summary Despite being young and healthy, Karen McCall suffered a stroke, and now she helps provide resources for others who have the disease. DEpARTmEnTS unC health Care news One UNC physician heads the World Heart Federation, and joins 58 others as America’s Top Doctors. Lessons Learned photo: Kaitlin rogers for tamara lacKey photography Read highlights of the programs and services provided to patients throughout North Carolina. really pay attention because we think of stroke as something that only affects older people? The truth is that young people can be at risk of having a stroke and not even know it. We have highlighted people in this issue who experienced a stroke at a young age, including one of our own vice presidents at UNC Health Care. They have chosen to share their stories of diagnosis through recovery to help others. Through their experiences, we hope you will see that patients don’t have to fear some of the devastating, lasting effects that are often associated with strokes. Many people are able to return to work, even in high-level positions, and live full and rewarding lives—with a greater appreciation for the fragility of life and for those around them. We hope you, too, will be inspired by their stories. We have heard many great comJoy Phillips murphy and ments about the new magazine forPhilip austin volunteer in the mat, and we really appreciate those stroke Peer mentor program. of you who have taken the time to e-mail and call us. We are also thrilled that so many of you have chosen to sign up for our free subscription. We welcome all of your feedback and would love to know what you would like to see in future issues. Kind regards, Well editorial team UNC Health Care 4 Community UNC Carolina Air Care stages a mock crash to drive home the message of car safety to teens. 7 My Story One dad appreciates the focus on excellent customer service at N.C. Children’s Hospital. keep the Comments Coming! Let us know what you think of Well magazine. Send your comments or questions to Jennifer Breedlove at publications@unch.unc.edu. On the Cover: Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Rogers for Tamara Lackey Photography. Well is published four times annually by UNC Health Care. Copyright 2011 © UNC Health Care. Contributing writers: Tim Freer, Abbie Kiefer, Mindy Lance, Kiki Thompson. Information in Well comes from a wide range of medical experts and is not intended to treat or diagnose any individual situation. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Send correspondence and address changes via: e-mail, publications@unch.unc.edu; mail, Well, Public Affairs and Marketing, 1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; phone, (919) 843-8922; Web, www.unchealthcare.org. 12 nutrition Gluten-free diets are crucial for people suffering with celiac disease. 14 Calendar Check out some health and wellness events available this spring. 2 Spring 2011 Well http://www.unchealthcare.org http://www.unchealthcare.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Well - Spring 2011

Well - Spring 2011
UNC Health Care News
Little Patients Require Special Care
2010 Community Benefit Summary
My Story
Lessons Learned

Well - Spring 2011