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Special Advertising Section Special Advertising Section 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. 156 | Spirit Spirit | 157 Special Advertising Section Special Advertising Section 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! 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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. 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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. 158 | Spirit Spirit | 159 Special Advertising Section Your oWn exerCIse “room” Pity the hotel without its own itera- tion of a gym or a membership pass for you to use a comprehensive facility nearby. Still, exercising in your own room means you can con- trol temperature, TV or music—so pack your own gym. 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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. 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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 but best see your dentist for best-fit, • Teeth-In-An-Hour™: Multiple The Internet is your friend for this. group and were easily treated. She had an imbalance in her female best-look protection. surgeries, no more. A single one- • Learn about your condition and hormones that adversely affected her body’s ability to use thyroid If your teeth are a treasure, con- hour procedure allows full treatments by asking your doctor hormones. It was the change in her hormones that triggered her sider a cosmetic dentist to make function in a day or two, with no and nurse and by using other reliable allergy disorder, which in turn led to recurrent sinus infections. 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Just visit our website at www.HowIGotMyLifeBack.com, ﬁll out the online form and you’re done! of targeted and effective intranasal drugs—noninvasive treatment for dental pain, migraine and other conditions. 168 | Spirit Special Advertising Section Special Advertising Section Need Another K I L L E R Reason to Schedule Your WholePerson Examination™? At Scripps Center for Executive Health we know the importance of early detection and prevention. With our WholePerson Examination™ you will have a comprehensive view of your health and your future – in just one visit. For more information about Scripps Center for Executive Health or to schedule your WholePerson Examination™, call 800-345-1130 or 858-626-4460 or visit www.executivehealth.org/spirit. 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 170 | Spirit for a complimentary consultation..
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