Healthy & Happy
May, 2021 - Issue #199
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48th Annual Frontier Toyota Henry Mayo
"Drive Safe" Hybrid Golf Classic

Thanks to Joe Caso and other generous sponsors, Emergency Services at Henry Mayo has benefited from consistent SCV support. This year's "Day of Golf," hosted by Valencia Country Club will be limited in capacity, but your help is always needed for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Emergency Services Department, a life-saving service vital to our Santa Clarita Valley residents! For more information on ways to support Emergency Services at Henry Mayo, log on.

SCVEDC President & CEO Holly Schroeder Elected to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Board of Directors
Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), has been elected to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Board of Directors. Schroeder, who currently serves on the board of directors of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation, was elected to the hospital governing board on March 2.
The SCVEDC is a leading business organization in the Santa Clarita Valley, focused on retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses and industries in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Schroeder has extensive experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors. Prior to joining the SCVEDC in September 2013, she served for eight years as executive officer of the Los Angeles Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association (BIA/LAV). Before that, she worked for nearly a decade at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Prior to working at DEQ, Schroeder worked in the private sector for Waste Management Inc.
Born and raised in Ohio, Schroeder has a Bachelor's Degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Oregon.
Henry Mayo's board of directors is charged with overseeing the overall quality and sustainability of hospital services, facilities, finances, properties and affairs. Each board member may hold terms of up to 12 years. All board members are community-minded individuals who receive no compensation for their services on the board.
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Ultherapy uses Ultrasound Waves for Beautiful Results After One Treatment
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow - and improves lines and wrinkles on the decolletage. The beauty of this procedure is that you can see results after only one in-office treatment. Ultherapy utilizes safe, high-intensity focused ultrasound waves to treat deep below the skin's surface to stimulate collagen and promote tightening. There is no down time with the procedure and results are usually seen in about three to six months. You can now take $500 off your ultherapy treatments during the month of April. Free consultations are available.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400

Vein Treatment can be Safe & Comfortable
Varicose vein treatment and laser liposuction with tumescent anesthesia both rely on the same principles. The most important concept is safety for the patient by minimizing risks associated with these procedures. At the LA Vein Center, they offer vein treatment as well as laser liposuction using tumescent anesthesia, so that patients get the results they want - and get back to their active lifestyles with minimum downtime.
Varicose and spider veins are a common problem found in approximately 25 percent of the population. A common misconception is that they tend to occur only in women and older patients. Not true! Heredity and other issues play a significant role and can occur in anyone.
Treatments can range from cosmetic to medical therapy. Spider veins can be erased with sclerotherapy - that's where a chemical is injected into the fine veins, causing them to seal and disappear. For more advanced vein issues, invasive surgical vein stripping is no longer necessary. The abnormal veins can be closed using endovenous catheter ablation, which is a minimally-invasive treatment requiring just a single puncture. Phlebectomy can also be performed, where multiple tiny incisions are made to remove the bulging, unsightly veins. All of these can be done safely and comfortably in the office, with minimal downtime afterwards.
LA Vein Center is conveniently located in Sherman Oaks. 818-325-0400
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TRUE OR FALSE? Hearing Loss is Linked to Heart DiseaseAnswer: True!
Most people don't think about the heart and the ears as being connected. It's an easy mistake to make. A simple refresher on the ear anatomy is all it'll take to become clear on how the two are connected.
Inside the ear, past the eardrum is the cochlea, is the small snail-shaped bone that houses all the tiny little hair cells that are essential for hearing. Those little hairs sway within the fluid of the cochlea - imagine reeds in the ocean swaying with the tides.
When the hairs sway back and forth, they elicit an electrical stimulation that sends a signal to the brain that a sound has been heard. Guess what!? Those little hair cells need blood flow to bring them food to keep working... otherwise known as oxygen! If the heart is impaired and unable to provide the proper blood flow, the hair cells can die.
Remember, just because you have hearing loss does not mean you have heart disease. And just because you have heart disease does not mean you have hearing loss. The lesson is that our body is an amazing machine that is connected in ways we never imagined!
If you have questions about your hearing, visit Santa Clarita Hearing Center.
They're ready to provide you with answers.
Santa Clarita Hearing Center 388-4135

Are You a Remote Caregiver?
New Tech & Tools Make it Easier than Ever

Caregiving for parents can be challenging. Adding distance to an already-challenging situation makes it even harder to give your parents the care they need. However, remote care for aging adults is becoming more possible everyday thanks to new and some not-so-new technologies.
One of the not-so-new methods is the medical-alert system. It provides peace of mind for long-distance care and has proven results in keeping seniors safe. Medical alerts for seniors often come with fall-detection technology, which means without even pressing a button, help can be sent in case of an emergency, both in and outside the home.
Another way technology can aid in caregiving is through the use of apps. The best apps help manage the many aspects of care that barrage and overwhelm most caregivers on any given day - maintaining and updating important information, getting appointment and medication reminders, keeping a log of activities, coordinating various caregivers, etc.
You'll find a great list of smartphone apps at
In addition, some home-care companies like Home Instead are now investing in home monitoring systems like GrandCare, which enable in-home caregivers to connect family and health care providers with information including vitals, medication schedules and activities. It's the new and improved way to enhance caregiving and to keep seniors living independently - and safely - at home.
For more information on remote caregiving, and home monitoring systems, call Charlene Perrone, owner of Home Instead Senior Care for Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. 254-8701

Did You Know: Life Insurance Can Build Cash Value Over Time?
You already know that life insurance can provide your beneficiaries a death benefit when you pass - and you peace of mind while you're alive. But you may not know that permanent life insurance has a real cash value. Similar to tuition or retirement savings plans, your insurance policy's value can grow tax deferred and be used down the line for whatever you like. Work with an expert to identify a policy that meets your family's needs and financial goals.
Lorrie Robinson of Insurance Unlimited 362-0849
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