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HEALTH How to take a more active role in your personal health.

FEATURED HOME A custom private estate to make your new home.

FEATURED EVENT Healthy Aging Expo is going virtual.

TASTE OF HOME A skillet supper.

ON THE COVER Avery Sunshine plays dress-up, reminding us to embrace our sense of fun as part of Healthy Aging.

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HEALTH

HOW TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR

Personal Health The role individuals play in their own health care became more prominent in 2020. As a global pandemic forced people from all walks of life to prioritize their personal health each time they left their homes, many individuals sought ways to take a more active role in their health care. 4 | HOME | September 2020


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roactive health care has long been touted by medical professionals, though many people still don’t take such recommendations to heart. In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that as much as 75 percent of health care spending in the United States is reactive in nature, meaning that money is going toward treating conditions and diseases rather than preventing them from occurring in the first place. Taking an active role in your own health care is easier than people may think. And the benefits of such a proactive approach are numerous, including a reduced risk for various diseases. SCHEDULE ANNUAL PHYSICALS Annual physicals are one of the simplest and most effective ways for individuals to take active roles in their personal health. Many health insurance plans cover annual physical exams at no cost to policy holders, and these examinations can uncover issues even when individuals are not feeling any symptoms. Annual physicals also provide great opportunities for individuals to discuss diet and healthy lifestyle choices with their physicians in relaxed settings. LEARN ABOUT THE PREVENTIVE SERVICES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU. Individuals should speak with their physicians about which services are recommended for individuals in their situations. Screening guidelines are often age-based, but they also take personal history and family history into account. For example, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends all adults between the ages of 50 and 75 be screened for colorectal cancer, but the frequency of those screenings will depend on each individual’s personal risk and which screening test they choose.

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Healthy Aging Expo T

his year’s Healthy Aging Expo is going virtual! Every Wednesday in September from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. you will hear from three different speakers, they will be talking about everything from health and fitness, insurance, and even preplanning. After viewing presentations, we will have a question and answer session, and a prize giveaway. To register to attend the weekly sessions visit gainesvilletimes.com/ healthyaging. We look forward to “seeing” everyone!

FORMAT EACH WEEK: • Welcome/Introduction of this week’s speakers • Three Presentations • Question & Answer Period, Attendees will be able to send in questions via the chat feature on Zoom through out the presentations to be answered during this time • Prize Drawing for Attendees • Preview of next week’s Speakers SCHEDULE FOR PRESENTATIONS September 2nd 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Dr. Nitya Sthalekar, The Heart Center, Cardiologist • Robin Templeton, Medicare Man/Insurance Source - Information about Open Enrollment • Lisbeth Fabiny, Five Seasons Health - How to manage sugar cravings during stressful times September 9th 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Dr. Shan Sharif - NGPG Orthopedics • Bayli Fields, Kimbrough Law - Estate Planning • Meredith Pippen, Allergy Asthma and Sinus September 16th 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Dr. James Kruer, NGMC Internal Medicine • Claire Dittrich, Caption Call • Abigail Carr, NGHS - Bariatrics September 23rd 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Dr. Monica Newton, NGPG Family Medicine • Little and Davenport September 30th 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Lauren Ayala, DNP - NGPG Family Medicine • Drs. Ellen Sanders and Kelly O’Dell, Longstreet Clinic September 2020 | HOME | 13


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oasts and hams certainly may get a lot of fanfare for holiday dining, but chicken is a versatile food that is mild enough to be molded into whatever flavor profile cooks desire. Chicken also can be dressed up so it easily competes with other protein sources for top billing on holiday tables. Easily cooked on the stovetop in a flash, this recipe for “Almond Chicken With Peaches and Roquefort”

from “125 Best Chicken Recipes” (Robert Rose) by Rose Murray can be customized and multiplied depending on the size of the crowd. While peaches may not be in season where you live during the holidays, simply substitute two small pears, which work well for fall and winter meals. Serve with crisp green beans and lemon couscous, which is easily made by adding 1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice to warm couscous. H

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Almond Chicken With Peaches and Roquefort { INGREDIENTS }

• 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour • Salt and pepper • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 3⁄4 cup sliced almonds • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 unpeeled peaches, sliced; or 2 small pears, cored and sliced • 1⁄4 cup dry white wine or chicken stock • 1⁄4 cup whipping cream • 2 tablespoons Roquefort or Gorgonzola cheese { DIRECTIONS }

1. Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to an even thickness of about 1⁄4 inch. Dredge in flour mixed with 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dip each breast in egg and coat with almonds.

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2. In a large skillet, heat half the oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes per side, turning once, until golden and no longer pink inside. Remove to a warm platter and keep warm.

3. Add remaining oil to pan and heat over medium heat. Add peaches (or pears) and cook 1 minute. Stir in wine and bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes to reduce. Stir in cream, cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Cook stirring, until thickened. Spoon sauce around the chicken and serve.


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more voices, more victories.

When you’re facing cancer, you want a strong team on your side. Even better, two. That’s why Northeast Georgia Medical Center is now a network affiliate of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University – Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Together, we deliver some of the most effective treatments and promising clinical trials, right here at home. It all starts with more voices – and leads to more victories.

Learn about the collaboration, and choose your cancer doctor at nghs.com/more

Emory Winship Cancer Institute Network Affiliates collaborate with Emory on quality and safety initiatives to improve care locally.