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October, 2021 - Issue #204
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In Support of Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center

This year, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital celebrates 18 years of excellence at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, they invite local businesses to partner with them to raise awareness and funding. They ask that you please consider a special promotion, and/or donation of a portion of proceeds for the month of October to support their initiative.
This gesture of support will allow them to continue their life saving work of providing state-of-the art screening, treatment and technology to residents in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities.
They are proud to promote community partners throughout September and October as follows:
• Foundation e-Newsletter, reaching over 10,000 readers
• Promotion on foundation website, henrymayogiving.com
• Press releases submitted to local media outlets
• Social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
The staff also invites friends, families and clubs to participate by creating an event or fundraiser. Bingo, Bunko, book club - the possibilities are endless!
For more information, please contact Allison Moore, annual giving officer, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. 200-1202

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Want a Straighter Smile? The Choice is Clear
The clear alternative to braces, Invisalign is the reason over 2 million patients are smiling with confidence. Without brackets or wires, Invisalign takes a modern approach to teeth straightening and is virtually invisible. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward a smile you've always wanted, making it nearly impossible for others to tell if you're wearing your aligners - unless you tell them!
Snow Orthodontics 799-0775

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Powerful Therapy for Dementia Patients is just a Few Clicks Away
At Home Instead, they know from personal experience that listening to or singing songs can provide amazing emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease.
And, it doesn't have to be any particular kind of music. Dance music can get toes tapping and bodies moving, slower music can be more relaxing and can even be used to calm stressed or agitated patients. Home Instead caregivers use music in many ways to connect with their dementia clients.
In fact, they've found YouTube to be an incredible resource for music geared to helping those with memory and dementia issues. For example, there's a song a day from Britain's Glenn Bassett - music dedicated to dementia sufferers and their caregivers. Glenn performs familiar songs, displays the date and time to help orient his audience, uses props like his changing tea cups and encourages participation by displaying the lyrics below each video. It's fun, motivational and wonderful therapy.
For more information on music as therapy, reach out to Home Instead. 254-8701

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Don't let Unsightly Hand Veins Prematurely Age You
Venous conditions can happen anywhere on our bodies, although some areas are more prone than others, including the legs and the hands. There are several reasons that make our hands particularly vulnerable to venous conditions. First - because they are an extremity and we use our hands for everything. Secondly, the more elastic your skin, the more youthful looking they are. As we age, our hands lose a protein called elastin and lose some firmness and tightness. The third reason that makes our hands vulnerable to developing conditions with veins is that they consistently are pumping blood upward, straining them over time. In a nutshell, the main cause of visible hand veins is simply aging and thinning skin.
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 tailors plans to each patient's unique needs with minimally-invasive procedures that produce exceptional results.
LA Vein Center 818-325-0400

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In the Ring with Dr. Kapil Moza
Professional MMA Fighter Goes from "Unable to Lift Milk" to Lifting Weights Again

Board-certified surgeon Dr. Kapil Moza is used to patients seeking his expertise - some even going to the trouble of flying in from out of state, or even from out of the country, to be treated by the SuperDoctor. And while they're from all walks of life - only one has been an MMA fighter!
"I used to be a professional mixed martial artist (MMA), but the years of training and competing took its toll," explains Bas Rutten. "One day, I couldn't grab the milk out of the fridge - not fun when you normally can do nine one-arm pull ups!"
Rutten had two neck surgeries by two different specialists, but his condition continued to deteriorate. Desperate for a solution, he was referred to Dr. Kapil Moza. "I paid him a visit. Everything from Dr. Moza's side was a breeze. He did everything to make it more comfortable for me after the surgery. I never had any problems with getting a fast response from him. I was weak in my arm for the last four years, lost a lot of muscle tissue, but two and a half weeks after surgery, I did 50 repetitions with weight - double what I could before the surgery! I'm very happy!"
Kapil Moza, MD 805-497-3622
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