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Spring 2007

In This Issue

Got Sleep?
Steven Packer, MD - President/CEO

You're getting sleepy...very, very sleepy
Just what is keeping us up at night?

How to fall asleep and stay asleep
Contrary to what you might hear, falling asleep and staying asleep are part of a natural process

While you were sleeping...
Hospital Sleep Disorders Center helps people get to sleep

Sleepless in a serious sort of way
Restless nights leave us at risk for disease

Faster than a speeding bullet
Hospital boasts super-sized, superfast, state-of-the-art CT Scanner

Real-life nutrition advice
Dr. David Katz offers solutions in battle of the bulge

Martha Lopez
Hospital program helps her become a radiation therapist

Dr. Gary Grant
Colleagues honor high-flying doctor

Women's HeartAdvantage
Helping women live heart-healthy lives

Taking care of junior volunteers
Auxiliary gives college boost to nine local students

One year later:
Bariatric surgery patient Lance Scimeca is 120-plus pounds lighter

Just breathe
It wasn't that I couldn't sleep, necessarily, or that I didn't want to, but that I didn't dare.

From the heart
Local donors ensure futureof cardiac care

Donor acknowledgements
2006 honor roll recognizes generosity of our community

Magazine staff
Mary Barker, Editor
Robin Beckman-Jones, Art Director/Designer
Meg Biddle, Illustrator
Lisa Crawford Watson, Writer
Kathleen Wong, Writer
Rick Pharoah, Photographer
Randy Tunnell, Photographer
Gregg Wutke, Photographer

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