From the President & CEO
Watch Out for Stealth Calories– and Heed Your Colors Naples Health ’s summer issue serves up a rich menu of choices. Our feature “Beware of Those Stealth Calories” may be especially relevant. Remember when a normal-sized chocolate chip cookie was one ounce and a little larger than a silver dollar? Now we are presented with five- ounce cookies that look more like bagels. The problem is obvious—today’s supersized cookie contains five times the calories and fat. The fact is, we are the fattest country in history. We need to fight back against “portion distortion.” Another feature shares the wisdom and experience of NCH’s esteemed Oncology Director Sue Theroux. We are so fortunate to have colleagues who have the com- passion, dedication and expertise to care for cancer patients. One in three people develops cancer at some time in their lives, and one in four people will die from this dreaded disease. Sue addresses the very real challenges of not burning out as an oncology nurse or caregiver. Ever wonder why certain restaurants use different colors in their logos, or why certain colors create warmth and comfort? Designer Lori Wegman describes how her team is setting the mood for NCH. Growing up physically to match other developmental milestones is so important for every child and his or her parents. Understanding what a parent can do is the subject of another story in this issue. Rounding out the Health Buzz section: the benefits of volunteering as an anti- aging process, avoiding the potential harmful effects of non-stick pans, not over- reacting to bed-wetting (the kids grow out of it) and tips to a happy marriage. What’s new for irritable bowel disease? How can we make better prosthetic hands for victims of trauma, be it from war or civilian accidents? Plus, the use of magnets in delivering drugs—all part of our look ahead. As you relax this summer in Naples, we hope you enjoy this array of offerings. Take care,
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Allen Weiss M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System
Naples Health | JULY-SEPTEMBER 2010
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