Healthy & Happy
June, 2021 - Issue #200
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"Nothing's COOLER THAN CRYO during the hot summer months! You can recover and chill at temps below -260 degrees, blasting away the extra inflammation and discomfort that comes when temperatures rise. Cryotherapy isn't just for pro athletes - though they flock to cryo chambers before and after games. It's for anyone who suffers from joint pain, autoimmunity, soft-tissue damage and much more. Plastic surgeons often prescribe cryo treatments to patients for faster surgery recovery! It can be the best three minutes of
your day this summer."
Mend Cryotherapy 294-7898
Eat Up to Cool Down
Stay healthy this summer with favorite fruits and vegetables that can satiate your hunger while rushing hydration to your cells. Here's how some seasonal eats stack up, organized by percentage of water content.
Lettuce 96%
Cucumber 95%
Watermelon 92%
Strawberries 91%
Cantaloupe 90%
Peaches 89%
Oranges 88%

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Recognized
as One of Healthgrades 2021 America's 50 Best Hospitals

Among the Top One Percent of US Hospitals for Overall Clinical Excellence
Early in the year, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award, placing Providence Holy Cross in the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its commitment to providing superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
"We're very proud of these distinctions as they validate efforts across our hospital to improve quality and safety, more importantly, they are the result of excellent care for our patients," said Bernie Klein, MD, chief executive for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. "Our physicians, clinicians and caregivers across the hospital work as a team to continuously raise the bar on quality care."
"As hospitals across the country continue to be on the front lines of COVID-19, it has never been more important to acknowledge the hospitals that are dedicated to delivering quality care," said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. "Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals recognize these organizations for their ongoing commitment to superior clinical outcomes and keeping their communities safe."
Healthgrades, a top consumer-ratings company, ranked hospitals nationwide for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. This award recognizes hospitals that consistently deliver outstanding clinical outcomes in key service areas. Patients treated in hospitals that received one or more of these clinical distinctions have a significantly lower risk of dying or experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in a hospital that did not.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, log on.

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What You Should Know About
Spider Vein & 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 LA 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 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 of LA Vein Center in Sherman Oaks focuses on the most up to date techniques to get the results you want.

Tired of Retirement?
You're Needed
as a Caregiver
Right now, right this minute, there is a critical and increasingly-severe shortage of caregivers willing to work with seniors.
They need help - they need you!
Organizations that provide in-home care need an army of people like Pat Crosby, who thought they could retire in style until financial reality hit. The good news is, she discovered a much better, more rewarding reality.
Here's what Pat says:
"I started out as a caregiver five years ago. Before that, I'd spent my career working on Wall Street and running my own small business. When I retired, the financial crash hit and my retirement income was almost wiped out. I was desperate for money.
I saw a flyer for a job as a caregiver - no experience necessary. It even offered paid training. It seemed perfect, as if God were directing me. I learned how to move a client from a bed to a wheelchair, how to be a calming presence, how to deal with a dementia patient. Five years have flown by since that first night with my first client. But with each client, part of me feels as if I'm starting anew. I've discovered skills and abilities I never knew I had. Most of all, I've found a sense of purpose - a retirement plan that never loses its value."
Home Instead Senior Care for Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys 254-8701

A Smile you're Proud Of & Treatment that is Second to None
Ready to wow 'em with your smile!? If the answer is yes, it may be time for Invisalign - and a consult with Snow Orthodontics!
Why Snow Orthodontics? Snow Orthodontics is not only an Elite Provider of Invisalign, but they are the number-one provider of Invisalign on the West Coast.
Why Invisalign? Over 2 million patients are smiling with confidence thanks to Invisalign. Developed with orthodontists, Invisalign is a virtually-invisible solution so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward a smile you've always wanted. And, almost no one will know you're wearing them - unless you tell them. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods and you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Consultations are always free at Snow Orthodontics - and you can visit in person or schedule a virtual consultation.

Robert Pretzlaff, MD Joins Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as Chief Medical OfficerPhysician Brings More than 30 Years of Medical Experience to the Santa Clarita Valley
Robert Pretzlaff, MD, MBA, has joined Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as vice president and chief medical officer.
Dr. Pretzlaff previously held leadership roles in the University of California Davis Health System as well as with the Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, Nevada.
At Dignity, Dr. Pretzlaff was the regional chief medical officer from 2014 to 2016 and then promoted to chief physician executive of the Nevada Service Area and president of the Dignity Health Medical Group in Nevada. More recently, Pretzlaff served as chief medical officer for Lumeris, a St. Louis-based healthcare consulting firm.
"We are pleased to have Dr. Pretzlaff join our leadership team at Henry Mayo," said Roger E. Seaver, Henry Mayo's President and CEO. "He has been successful in building physician engagement; incentivizing physician contracts; improving quality, risk management and peer review processes; and moving his hospitals through The Joint Commission accreditation."
Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Pretzlaff received a BA in Philosophy from the Michigan State University with a minor in Chemistry, and an MS degree in Biology from Wayne State University, where he also received his medical degree. His interest in genetics led him to do a residency in pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then a fellowship in critical-care medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
"We congratulate Dr. Pretzlaff on his achievements to date and both welcome him and look forward to supporting him as he works to help provide medical leadership for the Santa Clarita Valley," Seaver added.
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