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HOW DO YOU FEEL? NASCAR Family Names Sleep Room In Honor Of C-S Obstetrician Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has received a gift from Amy France and her husband Brian France, chairman/ CEO of NASCAR. After the successful birth of their twins at Cedars late last year, the couple decided to recognize their Beverly Hills-based obstetrician, Dr. Paul H. Crane, for the care he gave them. To honor Crane, the France family is naming a room in the newly enhanced Cedars-Sinai Labor and Delivery Unit. The Amy & Brian France Physician Sleep Room in Honor of Paul Crane, M.D., will be a place where physicians can sleep during all-night shifts. The Frances were motivated to create the tribute because of the attention and care Crane offered throughout Mrs. France’s pregnancy, they said. “We are deeply grateful to Dr. Crane and everyone at Cedars-Sinai for helping us deliver two happy, healthy babies,” said Amy France. “We know obstetricians spend many long nights at the hospital; and we love the idea of supporting valued caregivers who need a place to recharge.” A longtime member of the CedarsSinai community, Crane operates a private practice dedicated to the care of pregnant women and new mothers.


H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S

UCLA, Operation Mend Help Heal Scars Of War

A partnership between UCLA Health System, Brooke Army Medical Center and VA-Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is helping servicemen and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thus far, 52 combat veterans have been treated at UCLA. “It is a privilege for UCLA Health System to help our country’s men and women in the military,” says Dr. David T. Feinberg, president of UCLA Health System. “We are honored to partner with Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) to help heal America’s wounded warriors.” The surgeries are led by Dr. Timothy Miller, UCLA reconstructive and plastic surgeon and a Vietnam veteran. “These service members have given a great sacrifice to our country,” Miller says. “I feel it is my obligation to help them in any way I possibly can … and to the extent that I can, I am grateful.” Some of the clinical services provided include: facial reconstruction, hand surgery, maxillofacial surgery, urology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, upper extremity transplantation, traumatic brain injury research, advanced diagnostics, suicide prevention, and FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress). In addition, The Operation Mend Buddy Family program matches each Operation Mend participant with a family living close to UCLA. “Our Operation Mend Buddy Fami-

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE—Dr. Tim Miller, lead surgeon of UCLA’s Operation Mend, examines Cpl. Aaron Mankin, the program’s first patient. Operation Mend provides reconstructive facial surgery and other medical services to wounded service people.

lies open their hearts and homes to our visiting service members to make them feel more comfortable during their stays in L.A.,” notes Beverly Hills resident Dana Katz, who serves as the program’s Families Coordinator. “For the Buddy Families, this is a hands-on opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone who has suf-

fered great injury through their service to our country, and it is a learning opportunity for parents and children alike, bringing the reality of war closer to home,” says Katz. The Operation Mend team and the servicemen and women treated through the program will be honored during the UCLA vs Cal game on Oct. 29 at the Rose Bowl. Operation Mend was launched with Get rid of your pain with “High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)” the help of Ronald ReaNo Drugs, No Surgery, No Pain gan UCLA High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) is a safe, pain-free and non-invasive Medical Cenmedical procedure that will accelerate the body's natural ability to heal. HPLT works at the cellular level, to "bio-stimulate" tissue growth and repair. ter board This leads to a dramatic decrease in pain, inflammation and scar tissue. member and philanthropist At the "Concierge Laser Pain Relief Center of America" in Westwood we Ronald A. use the world's most powerful and advanced laser therapy device to heal Katz, who recyou're injury. Results can be seen in as soon as 3-5 sessions. ognized that Conditions We Treat: providing care • Neuropathy (Diabetic and other to injured forms including Carpal Tunnel service memSyndrome) bers need not • Failed Back Surgery, Back pain, be limited to herniated Discs and Sciatica the Depart• Arthritis ment of Veter• Neck and Shoulder Pain, ans Affairs and Rotator Cuff Tear the U.S. • Hip & Knee Pain Armed Ser• Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow vices. • Foot & Ankle Pain— Plantar Operation Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Mend, which Ankle Sprains, Achilles depends on Tendonitis philanthropic • Trigger Points and Muscle donations Spasms from Ameri• Wound Healing (Non-healing cans across Diabetic Wounds). the country, to serve Call today and schedule a complimentary exam aims as a model for to see if you can benefit from this revolutionary other medical institutions inadvancement in pain management. terested in h e l p i n g Dr. Michael Power, DC wounded servWestwood Medical Plaza ice members. For more 10921 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800 information, Los Angeles, CA 90024 visit www.operationmend.u 310.443.1097


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Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition