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                                              HealtH: It’s all about You

                              The Spirit of

HealtH
                                              Consumerism in health care is here              other health professional
                                              to stay, says the recently released             in the past year.
                                              2010 Global Survey of Health Care         	   •	Seven	out	of	eight	Americans		
                                              Consumers from the Washington,                  believe themselves to be in
                                              D. C.–based think tank, Deloitte                excellent, very good or
                                              Center for Health Solutions.                    good health.
                                                 The group's 2008 report noted:         	   •	More	than	half	are	diagnosed		
                                              “They [that’s you, by the way] are              with chronic conditions.
                                              neither patient nor patients. They        	   •	One	in	five	participates	in
                                              are consumers.” You have a choice               a wellness program.
                                              and a voice in your own health care.      	   •	Consumers	most	trust	safety		
                                                 Is this you?                                 and effectiveness information
                                              	 •	Four	of	five	consumers	say                  from medical associations and
                                                    they saw a physician or                   academic medical centers.


                                              Care Is WHere You FInd It
                                              Deloitte found that consumers tend        effusing high praise for his doctor,
                                              to seek care locally, but willingness     Johannes Bonatti, MD, a cardiac
                                              to travel on a physician’s recommen-      surgeon at UMMC and the School
                                              dation is high. More than half of you     of Medicine.
                                              looked online for information about          Bonatti’s colleague, Stephen T.
                                              treatment options.                        Bartlett, MD, UMMC surgeon-in-
                                                 Ronald Bress from Cheektowaga,         chief, professor and chairman of
                                              near Buffalo, N. Y., did both after       surgery at the school, says the center
                                              suffering cardiac arrest during a         also performs 300 kidney trans-
                                              2009 workout. The word: He’d need         plants a year, one of Dr. Bartlett’s
                                              open-heart surgery.                       specialties. Outcomes exceed expec-
                                                 Bress located the website of the       tations, thanks to advances in surgi-
                                              University of Maryland Medical            cal technology and immunosuppres-
                                              Center, a.k.a. UMMC in Baltimore          sive medications, he says. “Patients
                                              (www.umm.edu). He read about              can usually bounce right back.”
                                              the minimally invasive procedure             Donor-friendly transplant tech-
                                              known as Totally Endoscopic,              niques have evolved from an open
                                              Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery            incision to laparoscopy: a kidney is
                                              (TECAB), a high-precision robotic         extracted through the navel. Last
                                              grafting surgery devoid of a massive      November, UMMC transplant sur-
                                              incision, opening of the chest and        geons scripted a medical fairy tale
                                              lifetime scar memento.                    with a four-way kidney exchange
                                                 Then he became the first person        involving eight patients from four
                                              in the world to undergo robot-assist-     states, including a 10-year-old
                                              ed triple bypass at UMMC, prompt-         Catonsville, Md., boy and a 74-year-
                                              ed by the timely e-mail that landed,      old man from Virginia Beach, Va.
                                              like a colorful jet, in his inbox as he      Kidney exchanges or swaps
                                              researched his heart condition. It        allow living donors and their
                                              was from Southwest Airlines, advis-       intended recipients to undergo
                                              ing him of specially discounted           surgery even if their blood and
                                              flights from Buffalo to Baltimore.        tissue types don’t match. They’re
                                              He took off for a life-changing and       paired with other donors and
                                              life-saving experience.                   recipients who are incompatible
                                                 “Now, I feel like a young kid. I do    with each other but are a match
                                              everything,” Bress beams proudly,         with others in the group.

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exeCutIve deCIsIons about HealtH                                                                                                   IF You Could turn baCk tIme
Medicine has become so very special-           “For	some	of	us,	our	only	contact	     	   •	 Keep	Your	Shots	Current               You’re doing so much for yourself, but     in-our-face encounters with aging,
ized—like many aspects of our once-        with a doctor is when we’re sick or        	   •	 Make	Time	for	Health	Screenings       … tick tock. Would you, could you,         we may face fatigue, weight gain,
simpler lives. Ironically, it may also     injured,” says Scott A Carstens, MD        	   •	 Curb	Your	Processed	Sugars            stop your biological clock? At a confer-   headaches, depression, insomnia, hot
lead to a fragmented approach              and medical director of Scripps            	   •	 Chill                                 ence on aging in May, it was suggested     flashes, joint and muscle pain, brain
to health care.                            Memorial Hospital La Jolla, home                                                        changing the way we customarily view       fog, allergies, and recurrent infections,
   Time for our annual checkup,            of the executive health center. A             “Take time to savor the good things       the process and instead, recognize         says Steven Hotze, MD, author and
so we’re off to our primary care           head-to-toe physical examination is        that come your way, and don’t live           aging as a condition that may be treat-    radio host.
provider. If we’re advised to see          critical to establishing your health       a life of regret,” says Dr. Carstens.        ed, manipulated and delayed. Quiz: If          Of course, no two people are alike,
one or more specialists, we must           “baseline” and to screen for diseases.     Follow	his	“get	breathless”	advice,	         we’re not healthy and high-function-       nor are their medical problems.
make appointments, then get there,         It’s also an important first step if you   then compare your fitness regimen            ing, does it matter if we live longer?     Luckily, a wealth of diverse options          	 •	 Yeast
often taking time from work, then          are planning to lose weight, embark        with a few of the American College              Changing the definition of aging        exists for each consumer to investi-          	 •	 Hypothyroidism
wait for lab results while wondering:      on an exercise program or make other       of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM’s)                in medicine will ultimately change         gate appropriate individual solutions.        	 •	 Bioidentical	Hormones
“Did Dr. A talk to Dr. B and Dr. C?”       health-related lifestyle changes.          latest trends:                               the medication landscape. Reuters          The Hotze Health & Wellness Center            	 •	 Adrenal	Fatigue
We hope so!                                    In between doctor visits, add Dr.      	 •	 Using	educated,	accredited,             news agency, which reported the story,     (www.hotzehwc.com) in Katy, Texas,            	 •	 Vitamins	and	Minerals
   Savvy professionals embrace the         Carsten’s “Live Well” tips to your               experienced fitness professionals      reminds us that currently, regulators      founded in 1989, has been dedicated to        	 •	 An	Eating	Program
streamlined approach of executive          “to-do” list today:                        	 •	 Strength	training:	think			             license drugs for specific diseases and    helping more than 15,000 patients con-
health centers as just the ticket to a     	 •	 Know	Your	Risks                             “weights”                              not aging. The possibilities are mind-     front changes associated with aging.            On the website, Dr. Hotze invites
one-stop, head-to-toe assessment.          	 •	 Watch	Your	Weight                     	 •	 Personal	training:	just	for	you	        bending when postulated by biogeron-       Programs incorporate all natural, bio-       visitors to test themselves for free,
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo               	 •	 Be	Pro-Antioxidants                   	 •	 Core	training	of	the	middle-body		      tologists, who study the biological        identical products that aim to restore       via questionnaires, and to read his
Clinic, Duke University, The Ohio          	 •	 Know	Your	Fats,	Bad	and	Good                muscles: tough love for abs            effects of aging.                          hormones to optimal levels, strengthen       free eBooks.
State University and the Scripps           	 •	 Floss                                 	 •	 Special	fitness	programs	for	older		       Live for today, but when we’re young,   immune systems and increase energy              Adopting a full-body strategy and
Center for Executive Health adeptly        	 •	 Engage	Your	Brain                           adults, a la, use it or lose it        we don’t always consider later conse-      levels with an eight-point treatment         staying in the middle of life’s “balance”
meet the needs of this expanding           	 •	 Sleep	Long                            	 •	 Functional	fitness:	strength            quences of decisions made “then.”          regimen focused on:                          beam can pay off handsomely now
demographic.                               	 •	 Laugh	More                                  training improves balance and          Suddenly, during midlife and our first       	 •	 Airborne	and	Food	Allergies           and later.
   “In the busy world we live in, it’s     	 •	 Love	More                                   ease of daily living.
easy to get caught up in the respon-       	 •	 Temper	Your	Temperament	              	 •	 Sport-specific	training:	distinctly		
sibilities you have at work and with
your family,” says Gary Gallegos,
                                           	 •	 Drink	More	Water
                                           	 •	 Wash	Your	Hands
                                                                                            relates to young athletes
                                                                                      	 •	 Pilates:	core	training	uses	the		
                                                                                                                                   tHe kInder Cut
executive director of SANDAG, San          	 •	 Take	a	Vacation                             entire body for flexibility, posture   “Going under the knife” no longer          high doses, causing minimal injury to        more traditional therapies and often
Diego’s regional planning agency.          	 •	 Watch	Your	Liquid	Calories            	 •	 Group	personal	training:	makes		        means an incision, scalpels, resulting     the surrounding normal tissue.               unpleasant, long-term side effects. He
   He chose The WholePerson                	 •	 Get	Breathless:	Exercise                    financial sense for both client        blood, nor pain (hurray!) and infec-          Now Gary Miller, MBA, CPA, says           returned to work immediately—coin-
Examination™ at the Scripps Center         	 •	 Stay	Upbeat                                 and trainer                            tion. There’s typically no anesthesia;     he feels like the ᾽70s fictional cyborg,     cidentally, he’s also a realtor—and his
for Executive Health near San Diego,                                                                                               and it’s done on an outpatient basis       The Six Million Dollar Man. Miller,          prognosis is good.
with its alternative solution: a compre-                                                                                           with shorter treatments and quicker        from Plano, Texas, underwent suc-               “Certain patients are better treated
hensive physical with the center’s lead-                                                                                           recoveries. Radiosurgery is an emi-        cessful radiosurgery for early stage         with one knife than the other,” says
ing physicians and lifestyle experts,                                                                                              nently powerful weapon in the arsenal      prostate cancer at Baylor Radiosurgery       John K. O’Connor, MD, the center’s
resulting in less “running around”                                                                                                 for patients for whom:                     Center (www.baylorhealth.com). Like          medical director and Miller’s radia-
and more time to enjoy the things that                                                                                             	 •	 other	treatment	options               Bress, the Internet was his “physician’s     tion oncologist. The Gamma Knife, a
matter most. The center provides a                                                                                                      have failed                           assistant.”                                  22-ton metal sphere with 201 intersect-
multidisciplinary team of world-class                                                                                              	 •	 surgery	can	remove	only	a                The center offers the full range of       ing beams, is ideal for brain tumors
Scripps physicians and degreed                                                                                                          portion of the tumor                  sophisticated radiosurgical options          and related disorders. Patients wear a
lifestyle specialists in one location                                                                                              	 •	 the	tumor	has	recurred                combining an interdisciplinary team          specially designed “helmet.”
at one time.                                                                                                                       	 •	 surgery	is	too	risky                  with two innovative radiosurgical               Next door is the CyberKnife, a
   “With all that goes on in life, it’s                                                                                            	 •	 an	outpatient	procedure	is            systems: the Gamma Knife® and the            9-foot-tall robot that circles the patient
important that you take care of you                                                                                                     preferable                            CyberKnife®. Baylor University Medi-         to attack tumors from head to toe, he
personally, and I think the Scripps                                                                                                                                           cal Center at Dallas is the first medical    explains. No head frame is required,
Center has helped me recognize the                                                                                                    Radiosurgery, with its high success     center in Texas and one of the few in the    ideal for youngsters with fragile skulls.
importance of checking myself out                                                                                                  rate, actually has nothing to do with      world to combine these technologies          CyberKnife may be
and being proactive and preventive,”                                                                                               radios and isn’t “pure” surgery.           within a single, dedicated surgical suite.   used on spine, pancreas, lung and
Gallegos says.                                                                                                                     Multiple small beams of radiation pre-        Diagnosed in December 2008,               liver tumors—plus early stage prostate
                                                                                                                                   cisely target the tumor with extremely     Miller says he wasn’t excited about          cancers like Miller’s.

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underwent a mastectomy, then           important functional muscles.             therapy. Plus it’s one less surgery to                                                                                                            CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN
feeling “lopsided,” later opted for       The American Cancer Society            undergo, says Dr. Sullivan. He and                                                                                                                 BEVERLY HILLS
reconstruction with what’s called a    (ACS) reports that each year, more        Dr. DellaCroce are the first plastic                                                                                                              UNFORGETTABLE
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                                                                                                                                                                        How I Got My Life Back

sHoW us Your smIle
Smile! What, you’re hesitating? If             cover stains and other              to calm self-confessed “scaredy cats.”        MAGGIE’S STORY                             Maggie is a woman who came to the Hotze Health & Wellness
your pearly whites aren’t, or people           distractions. Translucent           Various levels of conscious sedation                                                     Center with a seven-year history of depression and fatigue, which
                                                                                                                                                                            developed after giving birth to her second child. She had a lifelong
look at your teeth instead of into             ceramic porcelain is applied        or intravenous sedation are available,
                                                                                                                                                                            history of cold hands and feet and sensitivity to cold. She was
your eyes, don’t despair.                      to tooth’s surface for stain-       along with relaxing iPod music, blan-                                                    experiencing significant hair loss, was constipated and had severe
   You already know to brush, floss            resistance and strength.            ket and even—aww—a teddy bear.                                                           muscle aching. Even after sleep, Maggie never felt rested.
and see your dentist. Did you know        	 •	 Dental	Implants:	They	look	so		        Now smile, because advanced                                                               Maggie had experienced recurrent sinus infections and head-
that anyone who participates in                real, ideal for missing, loose or   cosmetic dentistry means you don’t                                                       aches over the past seven years, for which she had taken antibiot-
organized sports or recreational          	 	 badly	damaged	teeth.	First,	a		      really have “just one set of teeth.”                                                     ics. She also complained of recurrent abdominal cramping and
activities risks injuring their mouth?         small titanium “root” is placed                                                                                              bloating associated with the ingestion of sugar and bread products,
We’re not just talking hockey play-            in the jawbone and a custom-                                                                                                 which she craved.
ers here, says The American Dental             made porcelain tooth is                                                                                                          Since her last pregnancy, Maggie’s menstrual cycles had been
Association. A study of collegiate             attached to the implant.             be a team PlaYer                                                                        irregular. She had gained 30 pounds over the past seven years and
                                                                                                                                                                            had difficulty losing weight. She had lost all sexual desire, and felt
basketball teams showed that ath-                                                   Get more involved with your health care;                                                that she was in a “brain fog.”
letes wearing custom-made mouth-             Traditional crowns and bridges         you’ll get better results. Here’s how:                                                      Maggie had sought the care of numerous physicians. They told
guards sustained significantly fewer      are still options, but you may be in      	 •	 It’s	your	right	to	speak	up	with                                                   her that she was “depressed” and prescribed her antidepressants.
dental injuries than non-wearers.         awe of a “Smile Makeover” using                questions or concerns. Go for it.                                                  A friend of hers, who was a patient at the Hotze Health & Wellness
   And we’re not just talking kids.       state-of-the-art techniques like those    	 •	 Make	sure	that	someone,	such	as                                                    Center, told her that there was a natural alternative treatment for
If your road warrior status becomes       from expert cosmetic dentists John             your personal doctor, is in charge                                                 her problems, so Maggie came to us for an evaluation.
weekend	warrior	on	Fridays	and	you	       Christian Schiro, Arturo Garcia                of your care, especially when you’re
take to the rink, court, diamond,         and Rick Kline of Smile Texas in the           in the hospital.
                                                                                                                                 MAGGIE’S TREATMENT                         Maggie’s name could be easily erased from her chart and replaced
                                                                                                                                                                            with the names of thousands of other women in midlife whom we
motorcycle, skateboard—consider a         greater Houston area.                     	 •	 If	you	have	a	choice,	choose	a
                                                                                                                                                                            have evaluated. Maggie had been made to feel by her doctor that
mouthguard. It’s always better to be         Smile Texas offers these special            hospital at which many patients have                                               she was a hypochondriac and emotionally inadequate. We explained
safe than; You can buy one yourself,      cosmetic services:                             the procedure or surgery you need.                                                 to her that her symptoms were very common to women in her age
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       When Your                    SNORE NO MORE                                                                                                                                                Live Well. For Life.
       Kids Lose,                   “G’night!” Ahhhh, sleep …
                                    If only you could “turn it all off,”
                                                                                Snorers don’t mean to—really. The
                                                                              American Academy of Otolaryngol-
                                                                                                                     adults snore at least occasionally
                                                                                                                     and 25 percent are habitual snorers.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating 25 Years of Service

       They Win                     that nagging repetition of thoughts       ogy (www.entnet.org) says people         Try these tips first to curb snoring:
                                                                                                                       • Lose weight if you are

                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Joseph Stan DDS
                                    about what you should do, what you        who snore may suffer from:
      Last February, First Lady     want to do and what will ultimately         • Poor muscle tone in the tongue         overweight.
     Michelle Obama launched        get done … tomorrow. Will you ever            and throat                           • Cut down or eliminate alcohol
     the Let's Move! campaign       catch up? Surely, a good night’s sleep      • Excessive bulkiness of throat          and other sedatives at bedtime.
          in part because:          will have you feeling like a new per-         tissue                               • Avoid sleeping flat on                                                     Combining his artistic background with
       • The childhood obesity      son in the morning—if you can just          • Long soft palate and/or uvula          your back.                                                                 his specialization in Aesthetic and Implant
      epidemic in America is a      get a good night’s sleep.                     (small, central piece of flesh                                                                                    Dentistry, Dr. Joseph Stan is one of Beverly
     national health crisis. One       A recent study in the journal Sleep        hanging down in throat)               More than 300 devices are regis-                                            Hills’ most prominent celebrity dentists. Using a
    in every three children ages    documents a gradual reduction               • Obstructed nasal airways           tered by the U.S. Patent and Trade-                                            combination of digital computer imaging along
    2–19 is overweight or obese.    in the average amount of sleep we           • Deformities of the nose or         mark Office as snoring cures, but                                              with artistic application, Dr. Stan evaluates the
                                    all get, especially among full-time           nasal septum, such as a            many of us won’t wear or use                                                   facial aesthetics of each of his patients, then, in
       • Excess weight is costly                                                                                     them correctly.
                                    workers—and that doesn’t count                deviated septum                                                                                                   combination with their personality and cosmetic
    during childhood, estimated                                                                                         The newest, “minimally invasive”
                                    unofficial overtime. Scientists rec-                                                                                                                            desires, Dr. Stan creates the perfect smile for each
      at $3 billion per year in                                                                                      procedures are performed at The
                                    ommend six to eight hours per night          Snoring can also be a sign of a                                                                                    patient. Dr. Stan believes each one of his patients
        direct medical costs.                                                                                        Snoring Center:
                                    as “optimal for health”: Do you?          serious sleep disorder called “sleep                                                                                  deserves a magnificent smile. His goal is to create
       Obese children are much         Snoring can wreak havoc with           apnea,” when during sleep a person        • The Pillar Procedure®: The                                                smiles for his patients that reflect the true essence
   more likely to snore than kids   quality sleep time, whether you’re        stops breathing for more than 10            center performs 25 percent                                                of their spirits and personalities. In fact, some of
   whose weight is normal, said     the snorer or the “snoree,” subject       seconds at a time.                          of all of these procedures done                                           the most unforgettable smiles in Hollywood are
   the May issue of the medical     to a roomie’s “sawing logs.” Snoring         If you snore, you’re not alone—          in the world. Up to five woven                                            by Dr. Stan. Having placed over 6,000 implants,
   journal Chest. Scientists also   occurs when the flow of air through       although you may be soon if you             inserts in the soft palate drasti-                                        he is one of the most experienced and respected
       determined that obese        your mouth and nose is blocked,           can’t control your snoring. As Medi-        cally reduce snoring and             industry leaders in Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implantology and is renowned as
    children are nearly twice as    causing tissues at the top of your air-   cal Director of The Snoring Center          sleep apnea.                         one of Los Angeles’ leading cosmetic dentists for those who want to feel better about
     likely to have obstructive     way to strike each other and vibrate.     in Dallas, Texas, Craig Schwimmer,        • Coblation of the soft palate:        their teeth and look younger. Dr. Stan has seen firsthand how helping his patients,
            sleep apnea.            Many adults snore, especially men—        MD, MPH, is also a board-certified          Effective and affordable, it         by giving them great smiles, has enhanced not only their self esteem but also the
                                    but women do their share, too. Snor-      otolaryngologist. The head and neck         stiffens the soft palate,            way they interact and engage with others. Dr. Stan and his team take great pride in
                                    ing may increase with age.                surgeon says 45 percent of normal           reducing snoring.                    providing the finest treatment and service to every patient he sees.
                                                                                                                                                                          Go to www.josephstandds.com or call 310.275.8100
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