Winter 2007

In This Issue

Fountain of youth
Steven Packer, MD - President/CEO

To age well... or not to age well?
Do you really need to ask?

Not just your mother's disease

John Martin
The Comprehensive Osteoporosis Program

Mental gymnastics
Keeping your mind fit

Mary Benech
Reaching out to patients during the holidays

Cosmetic Surgery
Cutting a path to confidence

Cosmetic surgery
When surgery is more than just cosmetic

Knees and hips
Today nearly everything can be replaced

Anneli Green
Hip replacement

A function of age

Mastering menopause
Navigating "the change"

Maria Cardenas
Employee of the year

At your service
Community Hospital concierge

Rita and Luis Echenique
They started small, but gave big

Dr. Antonia C. Novello
Former surgeon general to speak at annual meeting

Just breathe

Community Hospital rolls out its new bloodmobile

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

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