Good Health is
a Blessing at Any Age

Whether you’re 3 or 86, good health is a valuable commodity. Just ask the patients you’ll find on the pages in this edition of Wellspring, which puts the focus on living well at any age.

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Yoga Key to Her Flexibility

Jane Garcia and Dr. Stephen Newman For years, Dr. Stephen Newman had been hounding Jane Garcia to give yoga a try. A yoga enthusiast himself, he knew it could offer his patient more flexibility and mobility as she aged. Jane’s a great example of what yoga can do for you. —Dr. Stephen Newman But it…
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Off the Disabled List, Back on the Court

Surgeon Andrew Brooks, M.D., is pleased that through hard work and exercise, his patient Ennis Sandle was able to regain his strength and flexibility after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It was the third quarter on a Tuesday night—Dec. 22, 2009—and Dixon High shooting guard Ennis Sandle remembers making a bad pass,…
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Rehab Becomes Regime

Program Helps Patient Put His Heart into Workout The exercise program helped George Mary build his strength and recover from surgery in a safe, monitored environment. George Mary entered NorthBay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program following heart surgery. That was nine years ago, and he’s never left. Today he’s fitter than ever. For George, cardiac…
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Rocky the Recovery Dog, Doctor Team Up, Save the Day

Vacaville resident Peter Loos, 67, credits his vascular surgeon for saving his life, and a little dog named Rocky for helping him heal so quickly. Peter was battling cancer of the tongue when it was discovered that he had an abdominal aneurysm that presented a unique set of problems. The buzz is about shorter hospital…
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Friendship After Loss

When Anne Donato lost her husband, Ruben, to a fast-moving cancer four years ago, she was overwhelmed with grief. “It was rough in the beginning,” says the 69-year-old Fairfield resident. “We were looking forward to traveling when I retired, but he just didn’t make it. I didn’t know where to turn, what to do, where…
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Picture Perfect Weight Loss…

Bill Abeling and NorthBay Center for Primary Care Physician Nancy McAfee, M.D., display the cover of Wellspring that inspired Bill to get in shape and lose more than 100 pounds. For some, a picture is worth 1,000 words. For Bill Abeling, 51, of Vacaville, one photo is worth 100 pounds—the weight loss goal he set…
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