Medical Directory – May 2019

Medical Professionals YOUR GUIDE TO SANTA CLARITA VALLEY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PROFESSIONALS Looking for a professional we have the top doctors listed right in our May 2019 Medical Directory. Audiology Advanced Audiology Nola Aronson, M.A. Ginny Veloz, Au.D. David Hsu,...

Benefits of an Arm Lift

 Loose, sagging skin under the arms is a common problem, as this area often does not respond well to firming and toning exercises. An arm lift performed by Dr. Howard Hu can provide patients with the look they desire. You may seek an arm lift procedure to alleviate...

Valley Vascular Associates

Valley Vascular Associates is excited to announce the expansion of our vascular health practice into the Santa Clarita Valley, with a new outpatient care facility located along I-5 North and Calgrove Blvd! For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to improve the lives...

What are Spider Veins?

 Spider veins are fine unsightly red or purple veins found on the surface of the skin. They are different from varicose veins. They can also occur on the face and trunk but are most commonly found on the legs. They are usually asymptomatic but can be unsightly. Why do...

Quitting Tobacco You can do it!

 Tobacco’s negative effects on the body, particularly the mouth, are well documented. Smoking impairs the body’s defense mechanisms and makes users more susceptible to infections like gum disease. Smoking also interferes with healing, a particular problem for patients...

Allergies and Balloon Sinuplasty

 As ear, nose, and throat specialists, the physicians of SCENT see several patients every day who suffer from chronic allergy and sinus problems, often complaining about crippling facial pain, sinus headache, severe nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, chronic cough,...

Invisalign A Clear Alternative to Braces

 Over two million patients are smiling with confidence thanks to Invisalign. Without brackets or wires, Invisalign takes a modern approach to teeth straightening and is virtually invisible. Developed with Orthodontists, Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so...

Do you know how to Save a Life?

National Stroke Awareness Month is an annual event held within the United States. The aim of National Stroke Awareness Month is to make Americans aware that they may be able to ‘Save A Life’ of a person experiencing a stroke. The National Stroke Awareness Month is run...

Prostate Cancer

 UCLA is a leader in prostate imaging and image guided biopsy; newest diagnostic tools now available in the Santa Clarita Valley. Men in the Santa Clarita area are now able to receive the best and most advanced 3 Tesla (3T) Prostate MRI Scanner in their own community,...

Surgery after Massive Weight Loss

Despite new diets and exercise fads, sustained weight loss continues to elude most people. There are nearly 79 million obese people in the US. Gastric bypass surgery has helped many shed weight permanently, though diet and exercise can work too. No matter how the...

What is Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism generally have a cornea that is more curved in one direction than the other. In other words, the cornea is elliptical instead of the normal spherical shape. As light rays enter the eye, some of the light rays are focused more strongly than...

Helpful Ways to Stay Flu-Free This Year

 According to the CDC’s Summary of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season, an estimated 9.2 million flu-related illnesses occur annually and a total of 180 pediatric flu-related deaths were reported here in the United States last year. Prevention is the best way to stay...

Gut Health Part one

 We grew up thinking digestion is a straightforward process; we eat food – we digest it, and that’s about it. But have you ever eaten too quickly and felt like your stomach was about to burst? Or does drinking a glass of water give you heartburn or leave your stomach...

Diabetes and Hearing Loss – What’s the Connection?

Multiple studies link hearing loss to diabetes —a condition that affects an estimated 48 million Americans. Here are some quick facts about hearing loss and diabetes: • Hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes • Like diabetes, hearing loss affects...

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleeping disorder that happens when your regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. Snoring is common among patients with sleep apnea but not all snorers have sleep apnea. There are two types of sleep apnea....

How is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?

 Nobody wants to hear they have oral cancer. The good news is that preventive care includes oral cancer screenings to detect the early stages of this disease, potentially saving your life. That’s why it is essential to keep up with your routine checkups and cleanings...

Relay! Relay! Relay For Life!

Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way; some closer than others, some have been affected on a very personal level. There are so many questions regarding cancer. What causes it? Can I prevent cancer? Is cancer just in my family history or is it able to be...

Shin Splints

 Shin splints describes a variety of generalized pain that occurs in the front of the lower leg along the tibia (shin bone). Shin Splints are considered a cumulative stress injury because they often occur after repeated stress or jarring of the bones, muscles and...

Dry Eyes Are a Nuisance!

The Santa Clarita Valley is plenty hot and dry! The lack of humidity causes many to suffer from dry eye syndrome, even unknowingly. The symptoms of dry eye syndrome commonly include the fluctuating vision, chronic redness, a sandy or gritty sensation, excess mucous...

Valley Vascular Associates

Valley Vascular Associates is excited to announce the expansion of our vascular health practice into the Santa Clarita Valley, with a new outpatient care facility located along I-5 North and Calgrove Blvd! For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to improve the lives...

3D Technology… now at our dental office!

 In an ongoing effort to provide the Santa Clarita Valley with the best care possible, we have recently added the KODAK 9000 3D Extraoral Imaging System to our practice, revolutionizing patient treatment. The KODAK 9000 3D System is an innovative two-in-one solution...

Invisalign Day One Day Only!

Snow Orthodontics in Santa Clarita, wants to give you something to smile about, with Invisalign Day on Thursday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A straight and beautiful smile not only builds confidence, but it’s worth sharing.  During Snow Orthodontics’ Invisalign...

Breast Augmentation What’s Involved?

 Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts, reshape or restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy. Whether you are unhappy with your naturally small breasts, want more proportional breasts or return...

Is My Hearing Changing?

 Changes in your hearing happen gradually. Often people are unaware of these changes. The sounds that you could once hear simply fade to the point you are no longer recognize that you’re not hearing them. The person with unrecognized changes in hearing, those sounds...

What Can I Expect from CoolSculpting?

 There are those of us who are unhappy with our figures, yet no matter how many hours we spend working out at the gym, slaving away at fitness, we just can’t seem to produce the slim, chiseled torso we desire. In these cases, it may be time for a cosmetic...

UCLA Health Facilities are Leaders in Stroke Care

 There are nearly 800,000 strokes in the United States each year or one every 40 seconds. Stroke is a medical emergency. It can happen to anyone – at any age and any time. The damage from stroke can be enormous and lifelong, affecting a person’s speech, movement,...

Basics of Dental Implants

 A dental implant is a titanium “root” device used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges...

Balloon Sinuplasty

 “I have had sinus infections and facial pressure for years!  Why put a removable balloon catheter in my nose to open my sinuses?” This new procedure is perfect for patients with mild to moderate sinus inflammation and obstruction, as well as facial pain and pressure...

Fat Grafting

 Over the past century, transferring fat from one area of the body to another has become increasingly successful. The popularity of liposuction has advanced the field to the point where fat can safely be harvested from one area and injected into another. This...

Helpful Ways to Stay Flu-Free This Year

 According to the CDC’s Summary of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season, an estimated 9.2 million flu-related illnesses occur annually and a total of 180 pediatric flu-related deaths were reported here in the United States last year. Prevention is the best way to stay...

Heel Pain in Children

A common problem seen by podiatrists in active children is heel pain. This condition is commonly referred to as “Growing Pains” and is usually not treated. The most common diagnosis for this is Sever’s Disease. Sever’s Disease is an inflammation of the growth plate...

Water – The Best Beverage for your Teeth

Studies has shown time and again that water is the best beverage not only for our bodies but also for our teeth. By keeping our bodies hydrated, water helps our body system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives our skin a healthy glow and keeps our...

Is Divorce a Failure?

 Last month, attorney Steven Chroman wrote an article stating divorce isn’t failure. To reinforce his statement from a mental health perspective, he’s accurate. True failure is a failure to act. Obviously, if our failure to address issues eventually leads to divorce,...

Exams and Cleanings

We’ll keep a close eye on your smile’s health and function. Preventive Examinations and Cleanings: visiting your dentist on a regular basis is an important aspect of keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Typically, these visits not only involve carefully...

Say Yes to Saving a Life!

 Kaizer and I are FaceTiming, giving health updates as we reminisce about the youth football days that brought us together many years ago. He may be across the country, but we feel so close. I think organ donation does that… Kaizer Butler is a student athlete at...