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• Sound Mind - Sound Bodies Stress relieving pros share their insights • Medical services - The New and Improved Weatherford Regional • Staying Healthy - Steps to Prevention February 1, 2013

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SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY ◗ Proving the cliché true, local

stress-relieving pros share their insight By Jennifer Retter The Community News

I walk up to Aledo Yoga to meet Kimberly Hardick, decked out in my yoga gear despite the frigid weather, only to find out we will not be doing yoga today. “I usually cancel class when the schools have delays,” Hardick says. “That’s fine, though. We’ll just work on you instead.” I wonder what this phrase means – “work on me” – and my confusion only builds when Hardick leads me to a small, dark room and instructs me to lay down. And so begins what Hardick calls Integrative Therapeutic Stretching (ITS), a sort of massageand-yoga cocktail with, as she tells me later, Thai body work and acucompression mixed in. She tells me to relax as she works on my Zen lines. “What are Zen lines?” I ask. “It’s where your chi flows,” Hardick responds. Hardick presses and pulls along these mysterious lines, which run all through my legs and arms. It’s a welcome lengthening feeling, like after you finish up a long run and pause to stretch your legs. We work on deep breathing, which Hardick calls “the key to relaxation.” “Deep breathing stimulates the vagus nerve, which helps to trigger the counter to the fight or flight response,” Hardick says. “You can do this anywhere, anytime, and it’s free. It’s your best defense against stress.” With all of these calming elements, higher-energy parts of the session confuse me. After a series of calming motions, Hardick flicks her thumb across my temple quickly and harshly. “It’s an energy release,” she tells me later. She also shakes my legs one at a time, waking them up from their relaxing slumber. “That work wakes up the body so you have sensation,” Hardick explains. “When you are feeling sensation, you’re not in the past worrying; you’re not in the future thinking ‘what if;’ you’re in the present moment.” As my ITS session wraps up, Hardick says we’re going to do something she tries with her lighter patients – therapeutic flying.

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Aledo Yoga instructor Terry Olsen works with student Fatima Gee to set up a relaxation pose.

Now we switch spots. She lies on the floor with her legs and arms in the air, and instructs me to fall over so I will be suspended on her limbs, and therefore – for all intents and purpose – I will fly. “Umm, are you sure?” I ask hesitantly, positive I will fall and break my arm. Or her arm. Maybe both. “Let go of your fear,” Hardick says. I psych myself up, then fall as instructed and begin my “flight.” I feel like my spine is being pulled in two different directions, but it instantly relaxes me. Afterward, Hardick tells me she uses the flying technique to examine the flier’s back. Mid-air suspension,

when back muscles are relaxed, gives her the best view to analyze for back problems. “Do you feel taller?” Hardick asks when the session ends after an hour.

Yoga ITS isn’t the only service Hardick offers at Aledo Yoga, though it’s the one she’s spent years developing through trips to Thailand and sessions with the best of the best. Turn to SOUND, page 4B


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SOUND from page three Hardick also teaches a class called Anatomy for Back Health, during which students build the muscles of the back with clay and use miniature skeletons to see how their backs move. “When we build the muscles, we spend time looking at them in our bodies- how we feel them, how we can engage them, how we release them, and how we can strengthen them,” Hardick said of the class. Though Hardick said many yoga teachers attend Anatomy for Back Health, the class also provides an opportunity for those with back problems to come search for alternative methods of correcting their back pain. “Anyone with a back can come and do this class,” Hardick said. “After every class, I have someone say, ‘Oh, that’s what’s bothering me.’” Hardick teaches a relaxation class called Body Scripting, intended to dismiss tension and welcome peace. “Tension and tightness is a learned response,” Hardick said. “As life happens, we get tense and tight. We have these habitual holding patterns and we

Your Health don’t even know we’re holding them tight. In class, you will learn how to rescript the messages from the body to become more in a state of ease and less in a state of tension.” Aledo Yoga offers, as promised, yoga classes, taught by a variety of instructors throughout the week. Terry Olsen, one of Aledo Yoga’s teachers, works relaxation poses into her sessions based on her students’ needs. For example, if a student asks for help with lower back pain, Olsen will cater a few poses specifically to address the lower back. After Hardick sent me on my way from my ITS session, she cautioned me to be mindful of how I felt. I did, in fact, feel taller. And overwhelmingly more at ease. I made a mental note to take Hardick’s parting self-care advice to heart. “Self-care is so overlooked in our society,” Hardick said. “It’s thought of as being lazy or selfish, but self care should be the center of our medical paradigm.” Preparing for yoga or ITS… Before: Wear stretchy clothes, don’t eat a heavy meal, and make sure you’re hydrated. During: “Be prepared to do nothing,” Hardick said.

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Kimberly Hardick demonstrates the dangers of forward bends using a model of vertebrae. Hardick’s Anatomy for Back Heath class uses models to understand how the back works.

After: Be mindful of what your body tells you.

Chiropractic If yoga does not quite eradicate minor back pain, a chiropractor may present a viable drug-free, surgery-free solution.

Dr. Brent Procter of Texas Family Chiropractic describes chiropractic as a health care approach that focuses on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system using chiropractic adjustments to the spine. Procter said that often, back, neck and head pain are a result of mis-

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The Community News aligned vertebrae in the spine that lead to a kink in the wiring of the nervous system, which causes tightening. Though chiropractic is often associated with the back, Procter also treats headaches. “A lot of headaches are caused by tension from muscle spasms in the neck and misalignment of the top two vertebrae in your neck,” Procter said. When Procter treats headaches, he said he works with both vertebrae and muscles in the back of the head. Procter sees patients recovering from injuries or accidents, like whiplash. He works physical therapy into the recovery and alignment process, using techniques like electrical stimulation, ultrasounds, cold laser therapy, heat and ice to speed up the healing process of soft tissue. “If you’re in an accident and you injure your back and neck, we not only do manipulation of the spine, but therapeutic exercises to rebuild the strain of the muscles,” Procter said. Based on individual circumstances, treatments for each person will vary. “I treat everybody as an individual,” Procter said. “Some people come in one time, some people take several visits, some come in for maintenance care once a month to keep them flexible and pain-free.” Preparing to go to a chiropractor… Before: No prep needed. During: Based on the doctor’s judgment, you may have X-rays or lab testing before alignment. After: Expect some soreness that will last a day or two.

Massage Just one door down from Dr. Procter, Lucky Molsbee runs The Power of Touch, a two-room massage center. Molsbee knows that with busy schedules, many of her clients lack relaxation time, even at night. Getting a massage not only provides relaxation time, but Molsbee touts massage’s various health benefits, too. “If you get a massage on a regular basis, it detoxes your body, slows your heart rate, lengthens your muscles and gives you more flexibility,” Molsbee said. Molsbee explained that massages put oxygen back into your blood, therefore increasing your red and white blood cell counts and boosting your immune system, too. In order to get the most out of your massage, Molsbee recommends drinking plenty of water the day before and day of your massage.

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Massage can alleviate stress and help detoxify the body, according to Lucky Molsbee of The Power of Touch in Aledo.

“When you’re stretching the muscles [during a massage], you have stuff that piles up in your muscles,” Molsbee said. “It’s looking for another place to attach to, but drinking water helps flush it out.” Molsbee also suggests avoid caffeine the day before, as caffeine causes dehydration. Molsbee said reaching for a coffee, tea, or soda when you feel thirsty drives you deeper into dehydration. The Power of Touch offers prenatal, Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massages. Molsbee said she uses acupressure, which she describes as “a lot like acupuncture, but we use a thumb to press into trigger points, allowing the knot to dissipate.” Preparing to go to a masseuse… Before: Drink plenty of water and limit caffeine. During: Relax! After: Drink plenty of water.

Sleep Many people play music at night to drift to sleep, but now people can have their own personalized music tracks made – by their brains. Dr. Diana Ghelber with the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry practices Brain Music Therapy (BMT), a technique brought to America by Dr. Galina Mindlin.

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BMT aims to relieve patients of sleep medications, allowing them to fall asleep naturally. Ghelber said to develop these specific brain music tracks, patients are hooked up to an electroencephalography (EEG) for five to 10 minutes to record brain waves. The waves are transformed into music using 18 mathematical algorithms, choosing one of 120 musical instruments for each channel. The process creates a “musical map” for the hyperactive, active, relaxed, and sleep

stages of the brain. Ghelber said patients receive their two tracks, one for falling asleep and one for waking up, within four weeks. Preparing to try BMT… Before: No prep needed. During: Don’t panic when you are hooked up to the EEG. The recording works best when you remain still. After: Play your recordings morning and night.


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STEP ONE: PREVENTION

◗ Local doctors weigh in on staying healthy

Whether fear of the flu or degrading eyesight has you down this winter, local doctors can help. Here are some tips and tricks from area experts.

ORAL HEALTH Dr. Ron Cook, D.D.S., shared an incentive to keep teeth healthy and stick with dentist’s visits:

“It has now been shown a person’s oral health is indeed linked to a patient’s general health,” Cook said. “Research over the past several years has linked the presence of gum disease with an increased risk for other systemic health problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, and diabetes.”

PREVENT THE FLU Tips from Dr. Nadeem Khan, Tri Cities Urgent Care:

1. Wash your hands. It’s the single most important thing you can do to keep the flu away. 2. Cover your cough. When germs spread, the flu spreads. 3. Hydrate yourself. If there’s any infection that’s in its early stages, drinking water will help clear it away. Hydration cleans up your body and will help with the early symptoms.

SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT Tips from Dr. Marcus Gleaton, Aledo Family Eye Care:

1. Annual eye exams can aid in early detection of eye problems and general health problems. Eye doctors are able to detect signs of elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal disease. 2. Protection of your eyes is very important and often overlooked. Always wear sunglasses with ultraviolet protection and wear eye protection when working with machinery, paint ball guns, air soft guns and hammers. 3. Eat green vegetables, like spinach and broccoli. The anti-oxidants in green vegetables promote retinal health. 4. Promote and maintain general health. Systemic medical conditions can lead to eye disease. As mentioned above, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and many other health conditions can affect eye health.


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WILLOW PARK

PT Ann Simmons loves working with familiar faces ◗ Community and

friends brought Simmons westward By Jennifer Retter The Community News

Ann Simmons laughs at a patient’s joke as she situates him on a giant ball to begin his stretching routine. Today, she’s working with Ken Davis, who needs to build core strength after a back injury. It’s clear from the way the two joke with each other that Davis isn’t minding the physical therapy and Simmons loves her job. Simmons has more than 25 years of experience as a physical therapist and is a certified manual therapist. Her career moved her to Willow Park three years ago to work with more familiar faces.

“I had a great job in Fort Worth, but when I had the opportunity to move out here, I took it,” Simmons said. “My patients were people that I went to church with and people in my kids’ schools. You really feel like you’re making a difference when you help people you know.” Simmons said she primarily sees orthopedic patients at her location, where she serves as the only physical therapist onsite. The office, located at the corner of I-20 and Ranch House Road, is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. “We strive to provide excellent quality care, putting the needs of the patient first,” Simmons said.

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The new and improved Weatherford Regional ◗ Updated hospital competes

with big city rivals By Jennifer Retter The Community News

Thanks to a massive renovation project, Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s new and improved facility now houses all private rooms. The facility wrapped up its $53 million, four-year expansion project in the fall of 2012, making it a viable competitor with Fort Worth area hospitals. The expansion, fleshed out by two phases of building, added more than 46,000 square feet the the Weatherford Regional Campus, including 52 medical/surgical private rooms, eight critical care rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, an enhanced endoscopy suite, and additional parking. Weatherford Regional Medical Center has access to capital for expansion to improve quality care and services through its affiliation with Community Health Systems. The additional funding also allowed the hospital to recruit a variety of specialists, including pulmonologists and neurologists. The hospital does not offer open-heart surgery or transplants. Turn to WRMC, page 14B

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The Healthy Children Coalition will present Parker County-specific findings from the 2012 Community-wide Children’s Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center. The coalition will compare the data with the results from the 2008 survey. Attendees will also learn about efforts to improve the health of children in Parker County, as well as how to get involved. The target audience for this event is physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals and public health professionals. Continuing education credits will be provided for this event. Space is limited. To register, please visit centerforchildrenshealth.org/parkersummit and complete the form by Feb. 5. The summit is free and lunch will be provided. Parking details will be given with registration confirmation. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

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SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Weatherford OB-GYN Associates: Drs. Stamatis, McBride and Parker

◗ Heart health awareness

runs all month By Jennifer Retter The Community News

Every year, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsors Go Red for Women, a day to wear your boldest shade and raise awareness for heart disease at the same time. This year, men and women alike will welcome the start of a new month with Go Red falling on Friday, Feb. 1. According to the AHA, heart disease is the number one killer of women. By wearing red, the association hopes to bring the issue to the forefront of women’s minds and remind all women to take the steps necessary to prevent heart disease. The AHA shared some “heart resolutions” to consider tacking on to your 2013 goals and share with the women in your life. • Quit smoking, or limit secondhand smoke. • Find out your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. Talk to your doctor about these numbers. • Cut down on processed foods. • Exercise (20 to 30 minutes per day or 150 minutes per week). • Spread the word. And don’t forget about Go Red’s message after you take off your red sweater on Feb. 1. To learn more about keeping your heart healthy, attend Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s annual Go Red. Think Pink. event on Feb. 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. Cardiologist Dr. Steven Newman, internist Dr. Johnita Darton, and family physician Dr. Kimberly Strickland will speak on heart health. A wine and chocolate tasting will accompany a healthy dinner. Tickets are $10. To learn more, visit WeatherfordRegional.com/HealthyWoman or call 817-599-1699.

Weatherford OB-GYN Associates opened its doors in 2007, but the ties between the doctors go back a bit further. When Dr. Stephen Stamatis completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, he met Dr. Lindsay McBride, also completing her residency after earning her medical doctorate at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The two OB-GYNs established the practice, Weatherford OB-GYN Associates in 2007, with Dr. Stamatis seeing patients immediately and Dr. McBride starting in 2009. Two years later, the doctor duo added a third: Dr. John Parker, a computer scientist-turned-doctor who completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was awarded the 2010-2011 Riverside Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Care Resident Excellence Award. The full-service clinic specializes in women’s health, offering a variety of standard treatments and procedures. Services for pregnant women include obstetrical ultrasounds and prenatal care. Women can also visit the clinic to learn about shortterm and long-term birth controls options. Weatherford OB-GYN Associates offer cancer prevention screenings and gynecological surgery. In general, women are advised to have a pap test annually after the

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Center in 2011. All three doctors are board-certified OB-GYNs. Drs. Stamatis and Parker are accepting new patients. The office is located at 706 Eureka Street, Suite 100, in Weatherford. For more information, call 817-5997373 or visit weatherfordobgyn. com.

Mammography program receives donations The Weatherford High School volleyball and football teams donated $4,500 to Parker County Health Foundation’s mammography program.

The mammography program holds its own annual fundraiser, the Pink Luncheon, every October. Sponsorships and tickets are available for the 2013 luncheon, which will take place on Oct. 13. Call 817-594-1990 for more information.

The volleyball and football teams raised the funds from their “Pink Out” home game t-shirt sales in October and presented the funds to the Parker County Health Foundation in December.

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Hospital ER alternatives ◗ For minor ailments, local

care centers offer closer, less expensive choices By Jennifer Retter The Community News

When faced with a non life-threatening, minor emergency or ailment, an urgent care center may present a viable alternative to an emergency room visit.

Tri Cities Urgent Care Located in Willow Park, Tri Cities Urgent Care also treats minor injuries and illnesses. On-site services include X-rays, CT scans and lab testing. Dr. Nadeem Khan, who staffs the center along with Medical Director Dr. Scott Pratho and Staff Physician Dr. Joe Scarborough, describes his practice as offering almost everything an emergency room offers, but at a lower price and shorter wait. Tri Cities also offers aesthetic treatments through its Med Spa. Dr. Khan performs Botox injections himself. The office is open seven days a week form 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Online check-in is available. For more information, call 817-984-7120 or visit tricitiesurgentcare.com.

Dr. Nadeem Khan provides botox injections as well as providing urgent medical care along with Dr. Scott Pratho and Dr. Joe Scarborough at Tri Cities Urgent Care.

Oakridge Urgent Care Oakridge Urgent Care in Hudson Oaks treats acute injuries, such as cuts and burns, minor illnesses, like the flu and strep throat, and takes X-rays and tests. Dr. Alan Hall, the physician on site, has more than 20 years of combined experience in family practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Hall received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed his residency in Wichita Falls. “Ask your neighbors, doctors, medical centers and we are confident they will tell you Oakridge Urgent Care provides excellent, quality, friendly service in a timely manner,” said Business Manager Magalia Hall. Oakridge Urgent Care takes walkins. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 817-5995518 or visit oakridgeurgentcare.com.

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New features Described as a $22.3 million gift to the community, the Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s new patient tower opened in March 2012. The tower, located to the left of the main entrance to the hospital, contains 52 private rooms for longer term patients. In planning the new private rooms, the hospital chose elements that made the patients feel at home and family members feel welcomed as visitors. Each of the rooms contain flatscreen televisions, private bathrooms, and reclining sleeper chairs for family members to stay the night. Views from the large windows in each room show the neighborhoods of Weatherford. A new lab on the ground level of the tower houses pathologists and the lab conducts numerous clinical tests, including full-service microbiology services. The new emergency room, completed in 2009, sees about 70 patients per day. The hospital had a 10-bed emergency room before the renovation. Now, a 22-bed emergency department cares for patients. The new emergency room, unlike the older version, is composed of two sides, which the nurses refer to as the green and the blue side. The emergency room renovation took first priority because for patients admitting for various ailments, the emergency room often serves as the front door to the hospital. As the first place many patients come, Weatherford Regional intended to make the emergency department fast, efficient, and comfortable. To the right of the main hospital entrance, the 8,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center treats patients with heart ailments. Doctors performed the first procedures here in February 2012. The Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCU), a specialized unit for cardiovascular patients, opened its doors in August 2012. The Heart and Vascular Center houses an all-digital cardiovascular and interventional imaging system, a $1.3 million machine that allows doctors to see into a patient’s arteries as they do diagnostic procedures. The only other all-digital cardiovascular and interventional imaging system of its kind in the area is in Plano.

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Weatherford Regional’s new tower, located to the left of the main entrance, contains private rooms with private bathrooms.

Weatherford Regional doctors planned to use the all-digital cardiovascular and interventional imaging system for 500 cases in the past year, but have already used it for more than 1,000 cases. Phase II included relocating the James and Dorothy Doss chapel, a sacred, quiet place with stained glass windows for patients and families. The chapel was moved from its previous location on the first floor to nearby the patient tower for easier accessibility for patients and their families. JENNIFER RETTER/THE COMMUNITY NEWS

Changes continue The labor and delivery unit of the hospital, constructed in 1997, will receive an update in the coming year. Currently, four delivery rooms and two additional labor rooms accommodate birthing while a connected 10-bed postpartum section cares for mothers and babies in the recuperation process. With roughly two babies born per day at the hospital, no additional rooms need to be added at this time. And as the population of Parker County continues to skyrocket, the hospital plans to grow along with the community as needed and continue to support local physicians. Weatherford Regional has received a number of distinguished awards, including the Press Ganey Summit Award, the Joint Commission’s Top Performer in Kay Quality Measure and the Join Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341CARE or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.

The 8,000 square foot Heart and Vascular Center serves patients with heart conditions or heart disease.

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The $1.3 million all-digital cardiovascular and interventional imaging system is one of two in the metroplex.


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