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She never thought that hiring a family friend would cause so much grief.
Have a heart for SCV seniors by donating gifts, soup and more.
Help US veterans hear better - plus learn about respite care.
Take care of your senior - and yourself - by scheduling respite care.
Healthy eating habits make all the difference for seniors.
What to do now about all those prescriptions in the cupboard.
PAIN FREE FOR LIFE
"I missed work a lot; I missed everything a lot! I could be in bed for two days at a time," recalls Robin R., a 44-year-old wife, mom of 4, SCV resident and nurse. "It was every single day. It was so hard to concentrate because I was just consumed by pain. I was grouchy all the time, so I isolated myself. I didn't want to affect my kids, co-workers and husband. And I never wanted to do anything because I always felt terrible. I would just end up lying on the couch, trying to make it go away."
Hi Dr. Moza. I've got a problem... disc herniation to be specific. I tried the physical therapy and medication route and I didn't get much relief. Unfortunately, I think it's time for surgery. What are my options?
Stacy quietly cried as she explained the toll chronic headache, neck and shoulder pain has had on her life. "It took sheer will power to get through the day," she emotionally recalled, tears streaming down her face. "You try to prepare yourself mentally for the next day because you know the week isn't over yet. You spend your whole day off trying to rest and recover and then it's back to work again."
Hi Dr. Moza. I'm writing today to complain. It seems like every surgeon is saying that they now do "minimally invasive" spine surgery. Is that really true? I'm scheduled for surgery next month and I'm wondering if all "minimally-invasive" surgeons are the same or if there's any difference between methods and results.
Hi Dr. Moza. I've been diagnosed with lumbar degenerative disc disease. Not only am I in pain, but I've got to tell you - this is really affecting my psychological health. I thought I'd feel better once I found out what was causing all my discomfort, but I don't. I'm depressed. I feel like, at only 48, my life is over. I am afraid of not being able to live life the way I want to after surgery, and my quality of life has already taken a hit because my mobility and comfort is much more limited now. My wife is furious at me for putting off surgery, but I'm not convinced that it'll make any difference.
Hi Dr. Moza. Most people write to you hoping to hear that they don't have to have surgery. I'm on the opposite end of that spectrum. I not only know I need spine surgery, I'm looking forward to it. My problem is this: I'm not quite sure how I'm going to fit this into my busy life, let alone pay for it. I'd love to experience the holidays "pain free" for the first time in years. Is that even possible this late in the game?
HEALTHY & HAPPY
Urban legends about cancer cures and much more.
Ready to change your life for the better? These doctors, medical gurus, health and wellness professionals and more are your partners for success.
Do you know when to go to the ER or the Urgent Care? You do now!
Meet the docs who can change your life with joint replacement and much more.
Now SCV residents don't need to travel far for the best in cancer treatments.
What you can do to improve your hearing health and more.
FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH
I don't usually get medical-procedure advice from Khloe Kardashian, but when she overshared, "My sisters, they've had kids, and there's a vagina lasering thing to tighten. So in my household, all they do is talk about this vagina laser," I had to learn more. After all, I'm a mom who's given birth to three kids. If there's a way to feel better "down there," I want to know about it.
No one needs to battle addiction alone. At Common Bond Rehab Center, clients have the option of living in their own home or in the nearby sober-living space with the support of staff and counselors. Highly-qualified clinicians use evidence-based treatment methods to help you get clean as quickly and painlessly as possible so that you can achieve your goal of leading an addiction-free life.
Just 4 Us Girls is a clean-living residence designed to provide you with a safe, sober environment after primary treatment. Knowing that your long-term success in beating addiction depends largely on the continued care you receive after making the decision to regain control of your life, Just 4 Us Girls is a place where you can feel secure with the support of your peers. Patients develop healthy coping skills and daily habits to prevent relapse - as well as engage in exercise and group activity with amenities such as the volleyball and basketball courts, lap pool and gym. There is also TV/DVR access and Wifi, allowing you to maintain the equilibrium between socializing and taking time to take care of yourself.
Gift them with a healthier, happier life with the help of these local hot spots.
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, opening at the former Spectrum Club site in Valencia, is a new kind of fitness center that integrates physical therapy and rehabilitation programs with a full service fitness center featuring a high-tech fitness tracking program, a credentialed fitness staff, an expansive, state-of-the-art work facility, an outdoor lap pool and more.
High-tech Center is Open Late, Offers Top-quality Care
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