Smart Living

Early Spring 2017 featuring Chef Joe Randall

Making Cooking History
Savannah’s Chef Joe Randall is transforming his famous cooking school to honor his African-American mentors and peers
More Than A Screening
In most cases, physicians performing a colonoscopy can immediately remove pre-cancerous lesions
Balancing The Gram Scale
A variety of carbohydrates can be enjoyed with smart substitutions
Nipping Allergies In The Bud
Allergy sufferers may need to consider additional treatments if a daily antihistamine proves ineffective
Nightly Obstruction
Sleep apnea can affect several aspects of waking life
Quiz - Just The Nutrition Facts, Ma’am
The Nutrition Facts label included on food packaging can help you make smart choices 
Ask A Magnet Nurse - What To Expect For A Colonoscopy Screening
Patients will need to have a driver and may need medication adjustments, but most importantly, they will need to follow their prep instructions

 

 

 

Winter 2017 featuring the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Honoring The Mighty Eighth
A unique Savannah museum tells the 75-year-old story of courage at 20,000 feet
Struggling With AFib? Go Set A Watchman
A minimally-invasive device can reduce the stroke risk for some atrial fibrillation patients
Something To Talk About
Incontinence sufferers who hide their condition are missing out on effective treatments
You Don’t Really Want Fries With That
With nutrients taken out and unhealthy fats and salt added, fried potatoes should be an occasional treat
Aerobics From Head To Toe
Jogging, cycling, swimming, and other aerobic activity, even walking, provides a variety of benefits throughout our entire body
Quiz  - Cup O’ Smart
Coffee is a morning favorite, but is it good or bad for you? 
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Body And Skin Temperature Regulation Is Essential For Patient Care And Comfort
An increase or decrease in temperature alerts nurses to a problem, but it's also important that patients are comfortable

 

 

Fall 2016 featuring Gene Sauers

Comeback Champion
Savannah’s Gene Sauers won the 2016 U.S. Senior Open after recovering from a life-threatening illness and several years away from the game
Sudden Hearing Loss Needs Sudden Attention
An unexplained drop in hearing needs to be evaluated by a specialist as soon as possible
Preventing High Blood Sugars And Low Moods
People with diabetes have an increased risk of depression, which can affect their self-care
Feeling The Pressure
Unhealthy habits for dealing with stress may contribute to high blood pressure
Never Too Old To Quit Smoking
Though older smokers are less likely to attempt quitting, doing so offers benefits at any age
Quiz – Not Your Grandma’s Arthritis
We tend to think of arthritis as a problem of aging, but rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of any age, including children
Ask A Magnet Nurse - How Nurses Prevent Sepsis And Its Progression In The Hospital
Sepsis is a life-threatening emergency that nurses are trained to identify early 

 

Early Fall 2016 featuring Leah Ward Sears

Pioneer Justice
Leah Ward Sears forged her own path from Savannah to the Supreme Court of Georgia
Moving Through Chemotherapy
Light exercise can help most cancer patients counteract the fatigue of treatment
A Whole-Hearted Solution
A minimally-invasive implant can help patients experiencing heart failure from a lifelong defect
Clearing Up Misconceptions About Acne
Certain beliefs about the cause, prevention, and treatment of acne can hurt more than help
Eyes On The Road, Hands On The Wheel
The sometimes deadly problem of distracted driving continues to grow, especially among teens
Quiz - Hair Space Invaders
Not dangerous but highly contagious, head lice are tiny bugs that can turn into a big problem for school children 
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Raising Awareness Of Benign Breast Disease
Benign breast diseases are not cancer and not life-threatening, but some do require treatment by a specialist

 

 

Summer 2016 featuring Fran Drescher


The Nanny’s Singular Voice
Actress, writer, and uterine cancer survivor Fran Drescher is the keynote speaker at the 2016 SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo
Understanding Uterine Cancer
Knowing the types—and warning signs—of this disease can help women with early detection
Pain In The Neck
Degenerative disc disease occurs with age and other factors, and in some cases requires surgery
Was It Something I Ate?
Gastroenteritis, commonly called a stomach bug, has symptoms similar to food poisoning
Summer Safety: Mowing The Lawn
A recent study reinforces the importance of doing yard work the smart way
Quiz – Keeping Bacteria Off The Menu
Foodborne illness, most commonly referred to as food poisoning, can be caused from a variety of factors as food makes its way from the farm to your table
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Knowing When You Need To Go To The Emergency Room
The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to anyone who has a medical emergency, but for some patients an immediate care clinic is a better match for their needs



 

Spring 2016 featuring Bill Forrester


Fire In The Water
Olympic bronze medalist Bill Forrester now teaches young swimmers to be their best
Raising The Bar For Breast Care
Surgeons who are passionate about breast care have come together for a unique program
Testing The Strength Of Our Nerves
Different levels of testing can uncover a variety of neuromuscular disorders
Inheriting Healthy Habits
Screenings and smart choices can help keep family history from becoming your destiny
Reflux Capacity
Severe cases of a condition called venous reflux may require surgery
Quiz - Sun Suit
Sunscreen is essential for protecting skin from damage and potential melanoma, but clothing and swimwear choices can make a big difference too
Ask A Magnet Nurse -  How To Help Your Elderly Loved One In The Hospital
Nurses can assist adult children with strategies to help their mom, dad, or other elderly loved one to have a positive patient experience 

 



Early Spring 2016 featuring Suzanne Shank


Breaking Ground On Wall Street
Determination and drive helped Suzanne Shank become one of the most powerful women in finance
Easy Does It
Exercise may not have to be too rigorous to still help patients with diabetes
Eating More Plants Is A Smart Plan
You don’t have to be vegetarian to benefit from a more plant-based diet
Busting The Gut Myths
Greater colon cancer awareness requires clearing up misperceptions about risk
False Alarm Season
Allergic reactions are your body trying to defend itself
Quiz - Not So Rosy
Rosacea is a condition that’s shared among millions of people, but its symptoms are manageable
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Nurses Help Patients Practice Excellent Hand Hygiene During Their Stay
Sanitizing wipes help not just immobile patients but also famiiles and visitors to learn about infection prevention





 

Winter 2016 featuring Tony Arata

Song And Dance Man
Known best for writing the Garth Brooks hit, “The Dance,” musician Tony Arata still creates and performs soulful songs that endure
Heart Of A Woman
With cardiovascular disease, women face unique challenges
An Exceptional Level Of Care For Newborns
Infants who are born premature or critically ill are treated by specially trained neonatologists
Weather, Or Not
Though colds are more prevalent during the winter months, the real culprits are germs
Head Games
Where in the head are your sinus cavities?
Quiz - Cold Wash
Handwashing helps prevent the spread of the germs that cause colds, including the common ones that take your child out of school
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Why Patients Should Be Attracted To Magnet Hospitals
Less than 1 percent of hospitals have achieved four Magnet designations
 





 

Early Winter 2015 featuring Lane Huerta

Love By Design
Unique, eco-friendly playwear designed by Savannah’s Lane Huerta has children’s imaginations soaring
The Low Down On Low Fat
Awareness of the types and amounts of fat in foods can lead to healthy choices
A Crucial Distinction
Alzheimer’s disease is a subtype of dementia, but the terms are not interchangeable
Healthy To The Core
The body’s core is as important as it sounds, and is more than your abs
The Dracula Of Hormones
Melatonin lulls us to sleep and its synthetic form can help with jet lag
Quiz - Don't Toy With Smart Safety
Parents need to know a few basic principles about toy safety, especially with younger children
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Patients Should Call The Nurse Even When Visitors Can Lend A Hand
Even if they don't want to bother the nurse, patients who try to rise or walk could end up injuring themselves or the family member that wants to help

 



Early Fall 2015 featuring Josh Reddick

Coming Home
Major league baseball star Josh Reddick keeps Georgia on his mind
A Fraction Of The Time
A method of radiation therapy called hypofractionation can benefit breast cancer patients
Beyond Bonding
Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns provides multiple benefits
Fiber Of Your (Well)Being
The carbohydrate that can’t be digested can help you in numerous ways
Cutting Into Your Sport
Oblique strains can send even well-conditioned athletes home for an extended period
Quiz - Sprains vs. Strains
Learn the difference between these two common, and commonly confused, conditions of the muscles and joints
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Vascular Patients Benefit From The Guidance Of A Dedicated Nurse Navigator 
Similar to navigators in oncology, nurse navigators can also guide patients through their vascular care and help identify and fulfill needs beyond the cardiologist's office



 

Summer 2015 featuring Amy Grant

Faith In Music
Amy Grant, an American music icon, hopes to inspire women as the keynote speaker at the 2015 SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo
Returning The Power To Heal
Long after successful radiation therapy, patients may need hyperbaric treatment for damaged tissue
Standing On Your Own Two Feet
Prevention and vascular intervention can curb the rising rate of limb loss
A Prickly Summer Problem
Tempting as it is, scratching an itchy heat rash could lead to a secondary infection
Mediterranean Memory
Extra servings of nuts and olive oil improved memory for some in research study
Good And Bad News For Boomers
An annual report shows longer lives but lingering health issues for people aged 55-64
Quiz - Iron Overload
Learn more about a common genetic disorder known as hemochromatosis
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Be Prepared For A Medical Emergency While Traveling
Basic medical information can be your best travel companion if an unexpected health problem occurs
 

 

Spring 2015 featuring Farmers Markets

Nutritional Rock Stars
Popular farmers markets are earning fruits and veggies, and the local farmers who grow them, a big number of fans
Skin Deep
A natural look after skin cancer removal is possible with proper facial plastic surgery
A Big Warning
Sometimes referred to as a mini-stroke, a transient ischemic attack deserves the same attention as a stroke
Keeping Summer Sweet
Avoid the summertime blues by watching out for these seasonal health concerns
Out Of Sight
Robotic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal has virtually scarless results
Counting May Lead To Cutting
Calorie counts on menus may help parents choose healthier meals
Stairway To Prevention
One everyday activity could be the earliest indicator for arthritis
Quiz - All In Your Head
Learn more about the variety and characteristics of a very common ailment: headaches
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Unique Assessment Skills Help Nurses Care For Patients In Neuro Intensive Care
Neuro ICU nurses employ specialized training and experience to bring patients back to the best quality of life possible

 


Early Spring 2015 featuring Brian Harman

Major Player
With a PGA Tour win and an invite to The Masters, Brian Harman has arrived
Giving Your Health A Fast Break
The best day for your body and mind begins with healthy breakfast
Prevention Done Well
Moderation of red and processed meats can help reduce colon cancer risk
Sleep, Little Baby
Parent can help their newborns sleep well, but must remember that waking up often is healthy
Run For Your Life
New research into Alzheimer’s disease suggests that running more than 15 miles a week may decrease the risk of dying from the condition
Your IBS Might Be In Your DNA
Researchers have found that the intestinal bacteria that cause IBS could be hereditary
Quiz - A Good Eye For Safety
Learn more about how to protect your eyes at home, at work, or at play
Ask A Magnet Nurse - PACU Nurses Ensure A Smooth Recovery After Your Surgery
Nurses in the PACU, more commonly known as the recovery room, focus on both comfort and safety for patients waking up from anesthesia

 

 

Winter 2015 featuring Maya Van Wagenen

Finding the Kindness in Being Popular
Statesboro’s Maya Van Wagenen turned a daring social experiment into a best-selling book
Knowledge for Life: Heart Disease
Know the risk factors and screenings for disease in the "most important four-room house that you'll ever own"
All That You Can B
Folic acid is a B vitamin that can help prevent some birth defects
Resolve To Review Your Fitness Goals
The new year is a good time for a new assessment of your exercise routine
Don’t Fail To Take Your Yearly Exam
Changes in Pap test standards don’t change the importance of receiving a pelvic exam every year
Quiz – Lack of Lactase
Learn more about how the lack of an enzyme called lactase can affect your diet and lifestyle
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Heart Attack Signs Can Be More Subtle, Especially For Women
An ER clinical nurse educator shares some lesser-known facts about heart attack symptoms of which everyone needs to be aware




Early Winter 2014 featuring Weslyn Bowers

Voice for the Community
Radio personality Weslyn Bowers brings ‘Blessings In A Book Bag’ to her childhood school
Knowledge for Life: Lung Cancer
Smoking is the not the only risk factor, but it is the most significant
Keeping Pace with the Pulse of Life
Pacemakers and defibrillators are different devices, but both help your heartA Sore Subject for Our Kids
Tonsillitis is a common condition, but when is surgery necessary?
The Right Place for Support
Palliative care is a tremendous resource for certain patients, and is not to be confused with hospice
Quiz – Brain Food
Learn more about how nutrition can not only affect physical health but also school performance
Ask A Magnet Nurse Preparing Your Child for Surgery and Recovery
A nurse from The Children's Place provides tips and reminders for parents to help their child through a surgical procedure 

 

 

 

 

Early Fall 2014 featuring Jennifer Ashton, MD

The Doctor Is In
Board-certified OB/GYN and TV co-host Dr. Jennifer Ashton is coming to Savannah to share her ideas and her passion for women’s health
Knowledge for Life: Breast Cancer
Women age 40 and over should have a mammogram every year
CyberKnife: A Non-Surgical Cutting Edge Option For Treating Prostate Cancer
The most advanced radiation therapy technology now fights prostate cancer in certain patients
Nerves, Muscles, And Everything In Between
Though a subspecialty, neuromuscular medicine encompasses a broad range of conditions
Giving Your Healthy Pregnancy Its Best Shot
Women who are expecting a child need the influenza vaccine
The Physican Behind The Physicians
Though they work behind the scenes, pathologists have a direct effect on patient care 
Quiz –Treating The Fifth
Learn more about a common skin rash disease in young children
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Nurses In The Special Care Nursery Create A Safe, Nurturing Environment For Newborns And Parents
For infants who are born prematurely, have low birth weight or other difficulties, nurses ensure a quiet, warm, and comforting place where parent and child can still bond

 

Summer 2014 featuring Stan Smith

Second Serve
Legendary tennis pro and Hilton Head resident Stan Smith's healthy take on life after pro tennis
Knowledge for Life: Osteoporosis
Awareness of risk factors can help people protect their bones early in life
Don't Skimp On The Sunblock
Smart skin protection means applying sunblock early and liberally
An Aid for Intensity
Sports drinks can be beneficial for athletes, but only under certain conditions
Sunglasses at Night
Smart sleep hygiene can help insomnia sufferers during the longest days of the year
Quiz - Putting Bad Sleep To Bed
Learn more about insomnia
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Visitation Policy Helps Patients Receive Support And Companionship
Nurses understand how important the love of family and friends is in the healing process, and hospitals do their best to accomodate visitors while keeping patients safe.




Late Spring 2014 featuring Libbie Summers

Unpunished Panache
Local culinary artist Libbie Summers lives a food-inspired life
Knowledge for Life: Stroke
Awareness of risk factors and screenings can help prevent stroke
The Heart of Advanced Care
A new valve replacement procedure is now available for formerly inoperable patients
Flat Out Healthy
Five smart, safe ways to flatten your belly for summertime and beyond
Clearing the Air on COPD
A common lung disease encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis
Quiz - Taking Your Breath Away
Learn more about COPD
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Specially Credentialed PICC Nurses Serve Patients With Certain IV Therapy Needs
Physicians and patients alike appreciate the benefits of this service by nationally-certified RN's





Spring 2014 featuring Ossabaw Island

Treasured Island
Georgia's Ossabaw island gives people a chance to be physically active in an unspoiled haven of wildlife and mystery
Knowledge for Life: Colorectal Cancer
Learn the risk factors and screening for this disease 
Double Vision
New MRI technology benefits both physicians and patients with twice the strength 
Spring Fever
Is it allergies or a cold? Recognizing the symptoms can help parents answer that question
Tearing Up The Field
A common injury in certain sports, a torn ACL may require surgery to prevent further damage
Quiz - On Bended Knee
Learn more about ACL injuries
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Knowing Your Caregiver's Role
Patients feel better when nurses and other hospital staff introduce themselves and communicate well 

 


Winter 2014 featuring Haviland Stillwell

Star Bright
Savannah-born actress and singer Haviland Stillwell lights up the stage and screen
Bringing Early Detection Into A New Dimension 
Three-dimensional mammography is a revolutionary new tool in the fight against breast cancer
No Cape Required
Unlocking the power of superfoods is a smart choice for diabetics
Keeping A Good Head On Their Shoulders
Female athletes are at risk for concussions in several sports
Out Of Rhythm
Atrial fibrillation is very common, but so are two misconceptions about the condition
Quiz - Feeling The Beat
Learn more about atrial fibrillation
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Creating A Peaceful Stay For Patients And Visitors
Nurse can help patients benefit from good rest and a quiet environment
 

 

 

Fall 2013 featuring the Claxton Bakery

A Tasty Georgia Tradition
ExtraORdinary Capabilities
The Caregiver In The Mirror
Spinning Under Control
Season's Eatings
Quiz - Bending the Curve
Ask A Magnet Nurse - Call Button For Each Patient Ensures Safety
 

 

 

Winter 2013 featuring Bobby Deen

The Son Is Shining
New Purpose For Magnetic Power
Targeting Cancer With True Precision
Treating Little Lungs With Warm Hearts
Quiz - Leveling Off
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Early Fall 2013 featuring Marilu Henner

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The Drive For A Healthy Life
Summertime Baby Blues
Mapping The Future Of Cancer Around The World
Long-Distance Healing
Checking Your Fluids
Quiz – Fill Up On Folate
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Summer 2013 featuring Frank Viola

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“Sweet Music” In Savannah
Giving Your Heart Back Its Get Up And Go
Big Boards Making A Big Difference
Taming Your Intake Of Artificial Sweeteners
An Intense Workout Can Sometimes Be An Uphill Climb
Quiz – Seasonal allergies: The eyes have it
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Early Spring 2013 featuring Faith Thornburg

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Seams of Faith
Weddings And Weight Loss: A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Advanced Depth Perception
The Other Steps To Colorectal Health
The Impella Imperative
Quiz – Venomous Myths
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Winter 2012 featuring Keith Josey



Sticking With Perfection
Weighing the Risk
Popular Culture
From The Ground Up
Stop Spreading the Flu, It’s Leavin’ Today
Quiz – Don’t Make Rash Moves
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Fall 2012 featuring Susie Chisholm

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Bringing Home The Bronze
Impacting Women's Cancers
Lighter Steps On A Longer Path
Keeping Guard Over Your Future
Natural Reality
Quiz - Singultus Scene
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Late Summer 2012 featuring Joan Lunden

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Doing It All In Good Health
Learning More About Trans Fats
Physical Education
Playing Out of Breath
In The Know When On The Go
Quiz – South Fluoridians
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Summer 2012 featuring Hollis Stacy

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Top Of The World
A Light For Their Path
Increasing Omega Bites
Taking Stock Of Your Options
An Ever-Strong Economy
Quiz – Dose Of Reality
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Spring 2012 featuring Hal Miles

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A Map Across The Atlantic
Miles Ahead
Redefining the Natural Woman
Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds
Guffaws Are Good For You
Quiz – Iron Man, Iron Lady
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Winter 2011 featuring Billy Greer



Rockin’ With Kansas, Rollin’ In Savannah
Closer To The Heart
Wetting The Appetite
Facing Adult Acne
Quiz – All In Vein
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Fall 2011 featuring Orchid Paulmeier

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Orchid Paulmeier: Low Country Star
CyberKnife: Tumors Have Nowhere To Hide
In Addition To Hope
Distress Call
Walk This Way, Again
Quiz - Carry That Weight
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Summer 2011 featuring the Savannah Sand Gnats

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A League of Savannah's Own
Armed with Precision
A Hot Topic For Diabetics
Dealing A Straight Hand
Short But Crucial- A Child's Medical History
Quiz - Little Airways
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Spring 2011 featuring Amelia Platts Boynton

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Amelia Platts Boynton: Mother of the Voting Rights Act
A New Level Of Imaging
Living Well = Living Will
A Better Chance
Having The Blues Is Berry Good
Make Sure Safety Fits Into Your Summer Plans
Quiz - Sting Operation
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Early Spring 2011 featuring Bruce Feiler

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Writing The Book On Fatherhood And Faith
Fresh Air Balloon
A Short To-Do List That Can Save Your Life
Where Have All The Healthy Men Gone?
More Time For You
Quiz – Don’t Shoulder The Pain
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Fall 2010 featuring Barbara and Vince Dooley

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A Victory Over Breast Cancer
Facing Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
Fighting The Resistance
High Tech Equals High Speed for Mammography Procedure
Under One Roof
Quiz: The Speck In Our Eye
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Destination 2010 featuring Tybee Island

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Close-Up On Tybee Island
Mapping a New World of Care
Peace In The Knees
Quiz - Hearts Afire
Ask A Magnet Nurse

Summer 2010 featuring Vidalia Onions and Shrek

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Forever Sweet
The Doctor Is ‘In’
Staying In Motion
Two Planes Are Better Than One
Ask A Magnet Nurse

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