Healthy & Happy
August, 2020 - Issue #191
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Hospital Announces New Hand & Reconstructive Surgery Center
Our local hospital recently announced the opening of the new Henry Mayo Newhall Center for Hand and Reconstructive Surgery on June 16 in Valencia. The new clinic will be located in the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Outpatient Surgery Building, Suite 220, where several other medical offices are located. Medical Director Mort Rizvi, MD, is fellowship-trained in hand, plastic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as craniofacial pediatric plastic surgery. "I'm looking forward to the opening of this new clinic and serving the patients of the Santa Clarita Valley," said Dr. Rizvi. "In today's world hand and repetitive motion injuries are more and more common. Treating those injuries appropriately and effectively can be critical to quality of life." More information can be found at
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital 200-2000

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"The Medi Pedi Foot Spa Treatment is a revolutionary approach to soft and silky summer feet you can flaunt in sandals all summer long. Podiatrist-supervised pedicure treatments eliminate any chance of contracting fungal nail or skin infections. Relax and enjoy a shiatsu massage and invigorating whirlpool treatment in our pipeless Infrared PediSpa. Our menu includes chemical peels (TCA and glycolic), therapeutic foot soaking, soothing foot masks, seaweed wraps, relaxing foot massage, antifungal and antibacterial nail polish and skin treatment, and a podiatrist to answer any questions or concerns. We also offer a Netflix menu, so you can watch a movie during your treatment! We are offering a Summer Special for 'The Ultimate Medi Pedi' at $59 (Reg. $75)."
- Dr. Tony Avakian of Valencia Foot & Ankle Center 288-2321
Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy can be an excellent solution for both spider veins and some varicose veins. This type of treatment is minimally invasive and can be done as an outpatient procedure at the L.A. Vein Center.
When you suffer from either spider veins or varicose veins, you may experience not only embarrassment but also pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive way to eliminate the veins without surgery. This type of treatment is often done for cosmetic reasons, for example, in cases where you feel embarrassed to wear shorts or a swimsuit due to your unsightly leg veins. Sclerotherapy can also be done strictly for medical reasons. If abnormal veins aren't treated, leg ulcers or open wounds may develop on the legs, and this can lead to serious consequences.
Harvard and Stanford trained, double board certified surgeon Dr. Larisse Lee focuses on the most up to date techniques to get the results you want. Be it hand and leg vein treatment, laser liposuction or other concerns, Dr. Lee can tailor a plan for you. Their state of the art facility offers minimally invasive procedures with exceptional results.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call 818-325-0400 or visit at

Plan Ahead to Age in Place
Most people say they would prefer to age in place, or stay in their home as long as possible, as they get older. But successful aging in place requires proper planning:
Talk with your doctor about chronic diseases and the kind of support they may require. Do a home safety inspection, focusing on mobility. You may need to clear clutter, remodel your bathroom and/or kitchen and build ramps and handrails. Learn about all the community and government resources you have access to, including the SCV Senior Center.
Talk to home care companies about the services they offer. If your needs are more complex, ask about available Care Management services by trained professionals who can work with you on a long-term care plan - especially if you have family members who live far away.
If staying at home is important to you, don't put off planning. Call Home Instead for assistance in finding the resources to keep you home - happily and safely.
Home Instead Senior Care for Santa Clarita and
Antelope Valleys 254-8701

Four Ways Companion Care Keeps Seniors Happy & Healthy
Almost 30 percent of American seniors live alone, according to a 2019 study by Daniel B. Kaplan. This percentage jumps to 50 percent when looking at seniors 85 years or older. One of the greatest concerns many seniors face today is becoming a burden to their family. At the same time, many seniors living alone express a strong desire to maintain independence and remain in the comfort of their own home. It's especially important that seniors stay connected and avoid social isolation, a risk that's only been amplified since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. This is when a companion can enter the picture and transform a senior's life. A companion is more than just hired help. Their role in the senior's life extends beyond basic housekeeping and personal care tasks. Companion care can help enhance the lives of seniors in four major ways: emotional and social support, overall health and wellbeing, preserved dignity and safety and peace of mind for the family.
Visiting Angels of Santa Clarita 263-2273
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