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How Tom Hanks Manages Type 2 Diabetes

When you think of Tom Hanks, you might think of his iconic performances in “Saving Private Ryan” and “Forrest Gump.” But Vim & Vigor, our family health magazine, featured Hanks on the cover for another reason. Like millions of Americans, he has type 2 diabetes.

Savannah spent much of her childhood at UVA. Read more in Vim & Vigor and watch her story.
Savannah spent much of her childhood at UVA. Read more in Vim & Vigor and watch her story.

Check out the Winter issue of Vim & Vigor to learn how Hanks copes with his diabetes, plus:

  • 79 holiday survival tips: This time of the year is fun, but it can mean never-ending to-do lists, additional safety hazards and sugary food and drink at every turn.
  • Savannah’s story: Last week, we shared a video about a young woman who was born with a skull deformity and spent large chunks of her childhood in the hospital, undergoing many surgeries. Read Vim & Vigor for more about Savannah’s experience.
  • 5 winter ailments: Should you freak out or chill out?
  • Autism facts: Doctors used to think autism was rare. These days, UVA developmental pediatricians evaluate 50 to 60 kids for suspected autism every week. Find out why an early diagnosis matters.

Read all these stories and more in the winter 2015 Vim & Vigor.

Tags: diabetes, neuro

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