Healthy & Happy
December, 2016 - Issue #146
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Santa Clarita is a City of Hope
It's good to know that such care is close to home. City of Hope is a world leader in cancer research and treatment. They not only create medical miracles that make lives whole again, they take the distance out of getting to them. City of Hope's life-saving therapies are available in Santa Clarita and 14 other locations in Southern California, giving you access to an uncompromising level of medical care and access to the most-advanced treatments.

City of Hope is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, the highest designation from the National Cancer Institute, and has been ranked one of the country's best cancer hospitals by US News & World Report for more than 10 years. There, scientists partner with doctors in multidisciplinary teams, transforming laboratory breakthroughs into treatments that challenge and defeat cancer. Compassion is the heart of their approach and the driving force behind all their discoveries. At City of Hope, they care for the person, not just the body. Their goal is to help you recover quickly, to again become the person you were before cancer.

The world-class care they are renowned for is available to you near your home at City of Hope Santa Clarita. The Santa Clarita office has relocated to larger quarters - a newly renovated 8,500-square-foot space that allows for more convenient appointment times. This new facility offers a wide range of medical specialties and they are expanding surgical specialties to offer gynecologic oncology, breast oncology, urologic oncology, general oncologic surgery, benign urology and infusion services. In the very near future, they will expand services to clinical trials.
City of Hope Santa Clarita is conveniently located in Valencia. 799-1999

When You can Enjoy 24 Hours of Hearing with One Charge, Life is "On"
Phonak Audeo B hearing aids were created to simplify your life and make hearing effortless. What makes Audeo B so special is its unique operating system called AutoSense OS. It senses your surroundings and adjusts your hearing aids every step of the way. All you have to do is turn them on; the rest is automatic. And with the rechargeable Audeo B-R, you can now enjoy 24 hours of hearing with one simple charge.

Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are the first to feature a specifically designed built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. With 40 percent more power than conventional rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion is reliable and capable of supporting the superior technology and performance of Phonak rechargeable hearing aids. Now you can enjoy the freedom and confidence of knowing that your Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are conveniently charged and ready to take you through long days - and nights, if necessary.

Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aids on the market. In fact, they give you 24 hours of hearing with a simple three-hour charge. If you're in a rush, you can rely on a short 30-minute charge to give you up to six hours of full performance. Plus, they come with easy-to-use smart charging options, charge up wherever you are, without having to worry about running out of power.

Running on the AutoSense OS operating system, Phonak rechargeable hearing aids seamlessly adapt to sounds wherever you are. Without having to adjust your hearing aids manually, you can enjoy unmatched hearing performance, wherever life takes you. They're available in nine colors, so your hearing aid is as unique as you are. No-obligation "test drives" are available from Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology. 425-9330

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Holiday Visits with Aging Loved Ones
Holidays are sometimes the only time we see our loved ones during the year. Here's a quick checklist to evaluate their wellbeing:

Accompany your parent or loved one to their next doctor's appointment, if possible.
If your loved one drives, run an errand with him/her to observe their driving skills.
Look in the refrigerator. What's inside?
How is their hygiene?
Do basic tasks seem to be more challenging, frustrating or time consuming for your loved one?
Does it appear that they are able to take care of their personal finances sufficiently?
Does it appear that the mail is normal or is it stacking up?
When your loved one sees people they know, are they able to remember names?
Is there an awareness of potential safety concerns, like turning off the stove?

Unfortunately, there is no magical age when you should start to be concerned about your aging parents or loved ones. The point is this: be prepared, know what to look for, and be there for them when they need help.
Comfort Keepers 287-4200

The Healthiest Eats make You Stop Craving Treats
It's no secret that the majority of the Inside SCV team eats Plate Therapy at least five days a week. Everyone has lost weight, gained energy and saved time and money - as well as noticed one unexpected similarity. Once our bodies begin getting every nutritional element it craved from the organic, delicious meals delivered straight to our refrigerators, we stopped craving... everything else. Candy, baked goods and sweet drinks no longer had a hold on us.

Plate Therapy is upping their game to get even more people away from fast food, out of restaurant booths and into clothes sizes they never thought possible. Without gluten, grains, refined sugar, added hormones, artificial sweeteners, antibiotics, fillers or freezers, Plate Therapy wows tastebuds in Santa Clarita and beyond with three new Fit Plans that include three meal and two snacks per day (Even calorie counters will be happy!): Lite $39.99 (1,100 to 1,300 calories); Balance $49.99 (1,500 to 1,800 calories) and Performance $59.99 (2,000 to 2,300 calories with extra protein.).

Order online by Wednesday at 11pm for fresh-meal delivery up to twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday or pick up for free.

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Cryotherapy Q & A What can -240 Degrees do for You?
Q: How does cryotherapy work?
In your two-to-three-minute treatment, the temperature during your personalized cryotherapy session will hover around -240 degrees Fahrenheit. Using gasiform nitrogen to lower your skin's surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees, your personal cryotherapy chamber will prompt your skin to react to the cold by sending a message to your brain. This messaging acts as a stimulant to your body's regulatory system, resulting in a "scan," identifying injury, inflammation and tissue that isn't operating to its full potential. The extreme temperature also stimulates your body to release endorphins and anti-inflammatory molecules. The process speeds toxins and other inflammatory properties into your blood stream to be processed and naturally eliminated.

Q: Who benefits from cryotherapy?
Anyone who wants to reduce inflammation and pain; build collagen; heal faster; detox; boost metabolism and stimulate the immune system! Cryotherapy has been linked to positive outcomes with users suffering from arthritis, MS, athletic injury, surgical wounds and more.

Q: Are cryotherapy sessions painful?
No! Remember: The environment is very dry; there's no humidity to make the experience uncomfortable. And while some users do feel "pins and needles" near the end of their session, this sensation will soon pass after you leave your chamber. Nervous to give it a try? Don't worry; cryotherapy pros will coach you through every second of the process and answer any questions you have before and during your cryotherapy session.
ICE Recovery & Wellness is offering $20 "first freeze" sessions that include free NormaTec compression, as well as discounted student-athlete packages. 904-4412
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Smile like You Mean it
with Natural-looking Crowns & Lower-radiation Diagnostics
Here's a reason to smile: dental x-rays that use digital radiography, exposing you to 90-percent less radiation. And, another: crowns that look natural, even in light! Zirconia gives your crown strength while it gives the appearance of a normal tooth. Zirconium crowns allow light to pass, just like a normal tooth would, making your smile look natural. Most other crowns' metal cores block light - a telltale sign of a fake tooth. Right now, Zirconia Crowns, as well as eMax Crowns, are available for only $680. The eMax is equally cool - made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic, an exceptional-grade material that is selected for its durability and opacity. Whichever you choose, you'll be smiling!
Cinema Dental Care 253-3030

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Recent Advancements in Dry Eye Therapy
Chronic dry eyes are a far-too-common problem. It can produce numerous symptoms, including redness of the eyes, a sandy sensation, fluctuating vision and even excessive tearing. Therapy includes lubricating drops, medicated drops, warm compresses and plugging the tear ducts. However, these therapies - even when used in combination - sometimes do not bring enough relief. That's why Helm Vision Group has started offering intense-pulsed-light therapy (IPL).

IPL has been shown to have a direct effect on the meibomian glands, near the lash line, that contribute a lipid layer to our tear film. An eye that is lipid layer deficient will become watery and tears evaporate quickly from its surface. Once treated with IPL, the meibomian glands show increased secretion and abnormal blood vessels that contribute inflammatory factors to our tear film are closed off. Your eyes will feel better and have a healthier tear film.
Helm Vision Group 259-3937

First-hand Account of Intimate Rejuvenation
"Dr. Poucher [of Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita] and her assistant Annie make a wonderful team. I was a little nervous when I arrived for my appointment because I didn't know what to expect. They both set my mind at ease right away and helped me feel so comfortable that I was able to explain why I had come to visit. My fiance is the one that found Dr. Poucher for me. I felt it was time for a vaginal rejuvenation, but didn't know much about it or how to go about it. He did all the research. I called and made an appointment. Dr. Poucher explained the procedure in detail and the end result has been fantastic. Both my fiance and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Dr. Poucher."
J.C. via on October 28, 2016
Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita 312-0497
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