Healthy & Happy
2017 Health & Wellness Guide
March, 2017 - Issue #149
Ready to change your life for the better? These doctors, medical gurus, health and wellness professionals and more are your partners for success.
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Woman Elite Care
At Woman Elite Care, the two-physician staff fuses the expertise of both an OB/GYN and an experienced pediatrician. Success is based on the long-term good health of all their patients. When it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, care begins even before conception with their signature Pre-pregnancy and Pre-conception Planning consultations for the healthiest pregnancy possible. This is when all your questions will be answered and you can prepare for your nine-month journey. Pregnant? Congratulations! Your Prenatal Care includes regular checkups that are designed to ensure that both Mom and Baby are strong, healthy and happy. If High-risk Pregnancy Care is required, special attention is provided to ensure that, if problems do develop, they are identified and addressed as early as possible.

SCV Birth Center
The SCV Birth Center helps you have the birth of your dreams, bringing Baby into the world in a beautiful, relaxed, loving environment. The Center offers fabulous midwifery services including home births, birth-center births, lactation consultation and childbirth education. The only nationally-accredited birth center in the SCV, the SCV Birth Center boasts licensed midwives who are also International Certified Lactation Consultants. Studies have shown that for low-risk women, birth with a midwife in an out-of-hospital setting is the safest place for both Mom and Baby. Ask about their calming water births in their five-star appointed Center.

Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita
Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita offers vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty, ThermiVa, Pelleve and more in their luxurious office, but the real stars of the show are Dr. Courtenay Poucher and her warm assistant Annie. They make your experience unbelievably comfortable; it's like talking to your best friends. Your new BFFs will help you achieve 100-percent relief after addressing your complaints. Call to ask about ThermiVa, which treats atrophy and incontinence without surgery, pain, downtime or medication. 312-0497

Babies at Henry Mayo Celebrate Heart Month with Special Little Hats
Babies born at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in February are receiving red hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association (AHA) in celebration of Heart Month. Henry Mayo is participating in the AHA's Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number-one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. More than 1,600 babies in Los Angeles will receive a little red hat as part of the American Heart Association's new Little Hats, Big Hearts program aimed at promoting healthy babies and moms.
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Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care
If you've been searching for a one-stop spot for clearer, younger, healthier skin, you'll find it at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care. Dermatology, skin-cancer treatments, Mohs surgery, cosmetic treatments like fillers, Botox and a vast collection of the most effective skin-care products are all under one roof here. (You'll love the skincare store with specialized lines made to treat individual needs.). With over 30 successful years of service in the SCV providing skin checks to keep patients healthy alongside cosmetic treatments that make people happy, Advanced Dermatology has earned a stellar reputation built on trust. Drop in to have a skin-care expert take the time to design a regimen specific to your needs, whether it be anti-aging, acne or sun protection. They're always on the cutting edge of technology; you can feel confident that you are receiving the best treatment for your needs. 254-3686

Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology
Nola Aronson and her team at Advanced Audiology know how important hearing is to your life, your loved ones, your work success, your safety - and your ability to stay in the game. Don't think you have hearing loss? Most people don't admit hearing loss to themselves or others. It could just be ear wax - but why not find out? Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology offers free hearing screenings. They are interested in helping people communicate better so they maintain the social lives they are used to. They will be able to help you with a total hearing plan, depending on your needs. Advanced Audiology is the largest diagnostic hearing center in SCV and leader of advanced technology and invisible solutions. They also offer assistive listening devices to help you hear better on a phone, with TV, in meetings and in church. They love to help you hear!

Helm Vision Group
Helm Vision Group in Valencia provides everything necessary to help patients achieve the highest-quality vision possible: university-level diagnostics, surgeons, optometrists and opticians with world-class ophthalmic services provide nearly every aspect of eye care imaginable. Many SCV patients have already experienced life-changing improvements to their vision after visiting Helm Vision Group. Not only is the staff well trained and welcoming, Helm Vision always offers the most advanced treatment possible; before the FDA approved corneal cross-linking for a rare condition known as keratoconus, Dr. Helm had been trained and certified to deliver the treatment. Shortly after its approval, they were able to offer it to their patients. For quality eye care, contact lenses and glasses, Helm Vision Group is the best there is, and frames and lens packages start low at $69.
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Beverly Hills Physicians
Beverly Hills Physicians offers plastic surgery and weight-loss procedures that will change your life. BHP provides beauty and wellness solutions from head to toe. Their board-certified doctors have years of experience and excel at achieving your most desirable results, always with the highest degree of safety. If you want to love your body, they can help. Their multi-doctor, multi-location practice allows BHP to bring the best, most experienced surgeons right into your neighborhood. Having multiple doctors to choose from also means you can find the perfect fit for you! Oh, and unlike most of their competitors, consultations are free. At BHP, they know everyone is different; that's why they tailor your surgery to you. They pride themselves on natural-looking results that give patients confidence to love their body. BHP has been changing lives for over two decades and have thousands of happy patients to show for it. One of their current promotions is Restylane for only $399! Their promotions are seasonal and always changing. Give them a call or check their website at to find the latest and greatest!

YOUnique Surgery Center & Medspa
YOUnique strives to build balance on a nutritional, mental and physical level. They make it their goal to help you achieve the aesthetic and weight-management results you're dreaming of. How do they do it? You'll be revitalized physically and emotionally through sincere relationship building, customized treatments and constant patient education and support. Before their state-of-the-art technology at YOUnique begins doing its work, your YOUnique team assists you in the creation of a healthier, more vibrant self image. And, throughout the entire process, you'll understand every physical change you experience and you'll see results in every before and after photo. That's because YOUnique's staff believes in providing patients with results! "Seeing is believing" is a famous saying in this industry and you'll "see" a new you - at a discount! New patients will receive $50 off their first treatment. And, if you bring a friend to commit to the YOUnique experience too, your $50 discount turns into $75 - and your friend will receive the same! To receive this offer, a purchase must be made by both you and your friend. The offer is valid only at the time of your first treatment. Call for details.


February 25
Care SCV Cancer Awareness & Resource Expo

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), three people are diagnosed with cancer every minute in the US. To raise awareness on this growing health epidemic, College of the Canyons, in partnership with ACS, City of Hope, and title sponsor Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HMNH), will host the first-ever Care SCV Cancer Awareness & Resource Expo. The event will take place from 8am to 3:30pm Saturday, February 25 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center and will feature on-site health screenings, as well as survivor resources and support from various cancer-related organizations.
"The goal of the CARE SCV expo is to provide people with the information they need to prevent, treat and survive cancer, and to let them know about the cancer resources available in SCV," said Dr. Kelly Cude, professor of biological sciences at the college and the event's main organizer.

The one-day event will begin with a special address by keynote speaker Dr. Rena Callahan from UCLA Health. In addition, cancer experts representing City of Hope, Providence Holy Cross and HMNH will give presentations covering the topics of dietary prevention of cancer, cancer screening, genetic testing in cancer, innovations in radiation therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. "Most people are unaware that 90 percent of cancers occur spontaneously, meaning they are not inherited, but rather triggered by outside factors," added Cude. "Significant improvements to cancer treatments over the past decade have patients surviving longer and with fewer side effects." Admission and parking are free.


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Dermacure of Valencia
Dermacure of Valencia is a physician-owned and operated anti-aging medical skincare center that uses the latest technology to treat issues from head to toe. Dermacure takes pride in offering patients a five-star experience. They provide a relaxing, spa-like environment filled with the aroma of beneficial diffused essential oils and a friendly smile to greet you. Dermacure has a "small family feel" and, most importantly, they administer their treatments with experience and skill to help you achieve the best possible result. Dr. Ingber is a facial plastic surgeon with over 40 years of experience in facial corrective procedures. His knowledge about the facial anatomy and musculature, and his artistic approach, create a beautiful, natural looking result. Dermacure's RN, Nicole, is skilled in all of the laser treatments and injectable cosmetics as well. She also provides
multi-vitamin IV therapy to achieve optimum beauty and wellness. Simple procedures, life-changing results!
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Dr. Alon Antebi, DO & Dr. Justin Sherfey, DO
Get back in the game today with tomorrow's technology. Dr. Alon Antebi, DO Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon & Joint Reconstruction Surgeon and Dr. Justin Sherfey, DO, Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction Surgeon have more than 5,000 total successful orthopaedic joint replacements between the two. The pair specializes in anterior hip replacements; total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, joint reconstruction, minimally-invasive joint replacements and outpatient total joint replacements using the most advanced technology.

Valencia Foot & Ankle Center
Dr. Tony Avakian and his staff at Valencia Foot & Ankle Center know that you shouldn't live with pain if you don't have to. That's why they offer the latest medical technology to treat your pain so you can enjoy your life. Over 90 percent of their patients get better with conservative treatment; rarely does a patient require surgical intervention. Valencia Foot & Ankle Center treats all disorders relating to the foot and ankle and offers special discounts like custom-molded orthotics for only $350 (Regularly $500).

Dr. Kapil Moza, MD, FACS
Doctor Kapil Moza is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive procedures that change lives. From minimally-invasive spine surgery to artificial disc replacement and everything in between, Dr. Moza addresses each condition with care, patience and commitment to an ideal outcome. Dr. Moza's success rate is so well known that patients fly from out of state, and even out of the country, to be treated by him and his warm, professional staff. If you're in pain, this is the call you need to make. 805-497-3622


Detecting & Preventing Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve.
But treatment takes its toll on the body and doctors often find themselves in an unenviable position: trying to prevent the cure for one disease from causing another. Heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation, particularly if the patient is predisposed due to lifestyle or family history. Screening for heart disease among at-risk patients allows physicians to manage any cardiovascular problems associated with receiving chemotherapy. This, according to a new guideline recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO), is based on the research and findings of an international team co-chaired by City of Hope's Saro Armenian, DO, MPH, oncologist at City of Hope.
The guideline entitled, "Prevention and Monitoring of Cardiac Dysfunction in Survivors of Adult Cancers," was published this month. It's the only paper of its kind to have been endorsed by both oncology (ASCO) and cardiology (American Heart Association) organizations and provides clear recommendations for monitoring at-risk patients. Key recommendations include:

• The "aging" of the heart is greatly accelerated in patients who have received certain cardiotoxic cancer therapies. Clinicians should avoid or minimize the use of potentially cardiotoxic therapies if established alternatives exist.

• Before beginning a cancer treatment that may be harmful to the heart, clinicians should perform a comprehensive workup that includes medical history, a physical and screening for heart health.

• Doctors should discuss the potential for heart problems with patients identified as being at risk.

• A tailored and detailed plan should be developed to monitor and manage heart problems in the patients.

Risk for heart dysfunction is assessed by taking into account the patient's age, family history, pre-existing health conditions, the type of chemotherapy or chest radiation they are to receive and the dosage. "Clear communication about warning signs and symptoms, as well as appropriate monitoring, can reduce the risk of heart complications," Armenian said. "Doctors should also discuss heart-healthy lifestyles - including the role of diet and exercise - with all patients, before, during and after cancer therapy."
City of Hope Santa Clarita is located at 26357 McBean Parkway, Suite 150 in Santa Clarita. 799-1999


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Visiting Angels
Visiting Angels provides nonmedical care for seniors including meal preparation, personal care assistance, fall prevention, light housekeeping, errands, companionship, dementia care and recovery from illness or injury. They have been serving SCV families for more than 10 years with caregivers that are the best in the business and backed by a supportive office staff. Visiting Angels provides care on the client's terms, adapting to their schedule and lifestyle. They love to see the changes in a senior's outlook when Angels provide nutritious meals and engaging activities. If you are caring for someone with dementia - you need a break! They have caregivers specially trained in dementia care who can provide respite for shifts as short as four hours, or even an entire weekend, on a temporary or ongoing basis.

Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care provides non-medical home care services for seniors, including dementia care and all activities of daily living, including both mental and physical stimulation, personal care and medication supervision. Their job is to help clients regain and maintain their independence so they can go back to living a more enjoyable quality of life. Home Instead doesn't just provide caregivers - they provide care management, as well. As a team, they create a Plan of Care to coordinate appropriate services and provide whatever support, advice and resources are needed by clients and their families. Home Instead's Hospital-to-Home Program is proven to help reduce and eliminate hospital readmissions by transitioning clients safely out of the hospital and helping them get well and stay well at home.

Also cool: The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation had awarded 151 grants totaling more than $1.5 million; they are currently caring for the mother of a caregiver who applied for and was granted 15 hours a week of respite care for a year through Home Instead's Hilarity for Charity Program.
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AFC Urgent Care Santa Clarita
Formerly AFC Doctors Express Santa Clarita, AFC Urgent Care Santa Clarita is conveniently located on Soledad Canyon Road. AFC Urgent Care provides high-quality urgent care at a low cost. When you visit AFC Urgent Care, you will always be seen a professional medical provider. Their experienced staff of physicians, x-ray technicians and medical assistants are there to not only provide you with exceptional care but a positive experience, too. They have a comfortable lounge to wait in, a very friendly, well-trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital x-ray and full lab, to manage of all your urgent-care needs. AFC Urgent Care Santa Clarita is open seven days a week with extended hours; no appointment is necessary. They accept insurance and self-pay for those without insurance. They are currently offering sports physicals for $25, flu shots for $25 and DOT/DMV physicals for $90.

Henry Mayo Urgent Care
The Henry Mayo Urgent Care Center is open to the public with no appointment needed. They are staffed with expertly-trained physicians and nurses and equipped with the latest technology to offer full Urgent Care services to both adults and children. Henry Mayo Urgent Care Center offers onsite laboratory studies, digital X-rays, laceration repair and fracture evaluation, as well as management of fevers and other illnesses. They are open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm. Henry Mayo Urgent Care Center is located on the corner of McBean Parkway and Orchard Village on the Henry Mayo hospital campus.
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Paseo Club
Do you want to learn a new sport? Exceed exercise goals? Make new friends? Create memories that will last a lifetime? If the answer is yes, then check out The Paseo Club - where life is good! The family-oriented Club offers everything from excellent spa services to a lively social club and an incredible cafe with delicious specials daily. Signature classes like Tennis Drills, Cross Fusion, Pilates Reformer, Group Exercise and Cycle Fusion in their new state-of-the-art Cycle Room will help you reach your fitness goals. The new Gold Membership upgrade allows members to fully enhance their experience at the Club and includes a locker, unlimited Cross Fusion, Pilates Reformer and Tennis classes, as well as monthly guest passes. Members love the sense of community Paseo provides with Member Mixer events and Greatest Results Fitness Challenges.

Bella Barre
Bella Barre in Valencia is transforming bodies and hearts with Yoga, Mat Pilates, and, of course, Barre. Rather than just working one area, Bella Barre offers courses that are targeted to address a range of goals like building strength, promoting elongation, burning major calories and conditioning the core. Bella Barre keeps clients "healthy for life," with instructors ready to lead safe and comprehensible classes welcoming to all fitness levels and backgrounds. With classes like Barre Classic, which bonds traditional barre with yoga and pilates, you'll explore your body in a judgement-free environment while keeping your heart rate up and your body flexible and fabulous. New clients get one month of unlimited classes for $69 - or score two weeks for only $25 with the ad on page 107. 299-7767

Motivate is a Lagree Fitness Studio in Valencia offering full-body 45-minute workout classes with personalized attention for exceptional results. With sessions that are intense yet low-impact, clients can feel safe and motivated to engage all areas of their body; as the only fitness studio offering the Lagree Method in Santa Clarita Valley, Motivate uses the M-3 Megaformer to challenge all areas of fitness in each move: strength training, cardio, stability, flexibility and core strength. It's you time - when you make an appointment with Motivate, you make one with yourself. You don't need more time to get in shape; you just need more intensity! No matter what your fitness level, there's a Megaformer waiting for you. They'll pump up the music, get your heart rate up and power you through a workout designed to keep you burning calories throughout the day. Catch the grand opening special - one month of unlimited classes for only $149. Follow them on social media for opening updates.
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Organic Sweat Shack
The Organic Sweat Shack in Old Town Newhall uses the highest-quality infrared saunas in the world to help you (re)gain vibrant health. SCV clients with ailments ranging from head colds to autoimmune disorders and cancer are already huge fans, thanks to the clean ambience and welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Reduce inflammation; treat acne and skin conditions; melt away aches and pains; and eliminate toxins at about seven times the rate of traditional Swedish saunas at Organic Sweat Shack. The deep-penetrating infrared heat will balance your cortisol (stress hormone) levels while burning calories. In an article titled "Effect of Sweating" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it says that a 30-minute infrared sesh could burn roughly 600 calories. Need to drop real weight and change your life? Ask about the Sweat Shack Detox, going on now.

Plate Therapy
Plate Therapy is an organic, Paleo/Whole-30-friendly fresh-meal service that specializes in delicious gluten-free, artificial-everything free, dairy-free food that changes lives. Order your meals online at by Wednesday evening and they'll be available for pickup or delivery the next Sunday. Ready to really make a change? Sign up for their eight-week Paleo Transformation running February 27 to April 24. The experience includes consultation, weigh in and goal setting with PT's nutritional consultant; pop-up group workouts, an eight-week Paseo Club membership, access to a private Facebook group for support and more. Reach your personal goal and win prizes like PT gift cards, a free sweat at Organic Sweat Shack and lots more. Participation requires a minimum weekly order of the four-day fit meal plan or $159 per week from the a la carte menu. Hurry! You must register by Wednesday, February 22 by e-mailing

Heller Plastic Surgery
Dr. Justin Heller is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has achieved the highest honors with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ranking in the 97th percentile amongst his peers. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery training at what is considered the premier aesthetic surgery program in the country, UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. From your first consultation, you'll feel comfortable with Dr. Justin B. Heller and his warm, caring staff. From breast augmentation to tummy tucks and more, take advantage of Dr. Heller's minimally-invasive methods that will have you recovered faster and with better results. 233-4949

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Azer Enterprises
Azer Enterprises is a leader in the life and professional coaching industry. Clients from a multitude of backgrounds are benefiting from services ranging from business coaching to life coaching. They have successfully helped clients reach their personal and professional goals while overcoming obstacles that have kept them stuck or unable to achieve their goals. It's done by teaching clients to be optimistic about their life-changing actions and decisions. What makes Azer Enterprises unique is that they focus on how the mind works - and how it effects all the aspects of your life. They help clients take care of issues beginning at the root of the problem. Once you feel positive and optimistic about your life and your actions, you feel energized every day and ready to face any challenges life throws at you. Check out their seminars about "Understanding The Mind." They explain the process step by step; you'll be empowered to create and maintain real change. One-hour free coaching is available through February.
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