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TAKE PROSTATE HEALTH OFF YOUR WORRY LIST The August issue of Hinsdale Magazine celebrates summer

a monthly informative seminar with questions and answers

and everything that accompanies it. We start with our cover

on prostate cancer screenings, risk factors and symptoms of

story, an interview with Dr. Brian Moran of the Chicago

prostate health and prostate cancer.

Prostate Center in Westmont. The Hinsdale resident and

In our food section, HM contributing writer Kerrie

founder of the center sat down with me last month to increase public awareness of the importance of prostate health

Kennedy interviews area chefs and SERVING HINSDALE, BURR RIDGE, CLARENDON HILLS & OAK BROOK

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and prostate cancer. National Prostate Health Month is observed in September

of farm-to-table to bring you healthy choices. Paul Virant of Vie and Vistro chatted with Kerrie, along with barbecue

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by health experts, so we wanted to talk to

specialist Chuck Pine of Chuck’s Café

our own local expert. Many of you may

in Darien and others. Some of these

know Dr. Moran as a cancer survivor and

culinary experts have been introduced

graduate of Hinsdale Central more than

to you in last month’s Best of Reader

40 years ago.

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continue to bring you the best the area

I interviewed Dr. Moran on this

important topic, and decided to get more in-depth by reporting on a live prostate procedure. It was an amazing and simple procedure, which you can

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read more about on p. 34. Shortly after, about a twenty minute procedure, my photographer Daniel Garcia and I were

has to offer in food, dining, entertainment and personal services. Now through our HM+ digital magazine platform of 125,000+ readers, representing more than 1 million impressions, we bring

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motivated to have a quick PSA blood test

you HM STORIES™ through our social media platform at www.HinsdaleMag. com. Our readers can now enjoy the

and exam; and to my relief, I checked out fine. I encourage

same print edition on their smart-phones via Facebook, in

guys over 40 years of age to get a screening test, and as Dr.

easy-to-read, browse and click-through pages to connect our

Moran said in the interview, “You can take that off your

readers and advertisers.

worry-list.”

online, where you can send us comments and suggestions, as

As you look through the pages in this issue, you will see

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CONTENTS |

August 2019

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10 PUBLISHER LETTER 18 TO-DO LIST

August calendar of events

22 FOOD & DRINK

Farm to table fare

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28 CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE

Bridge club

34 COVER STORY

Men’s Health

40 COMMUNITY SCENE

Daisy Days Dancin’ in the Street Hinsdale’s Fourth of July Parade Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale Brooks Strong Invitational Golf Tournament

51 INSIDE HINSDALE

Art of influence

54 SPORTS

A new beginning

58 PEAK PERFORMANCE

Sports & kids

60 HINSDALE LITTLE LEAGUE

World Series

ON THE COVER: Brian J. Moran, MD, Medical Director of Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. Photograph by Daniel Garcia

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WHY PATIENTS TRUST HINSDALE DENTISTRY AND DR. PETER HARNOIS FOR THEIR

SMILE MAKEOVERS

Hinsdale Dentistry transforms hundreds of smiles per year. Just why are so many patients choosing this practice for cosmetic dentistry? Because they know that Dr. Harnois is an esthetics expert—not just regionally, but internationally. Combine his authority with the top-tier technologies available at his practice, and the decision becomes crystal clear. Hinsdale Dentistry has long been setting a standard for comfortable patient care, with the aid of multiple dental lasers and the iTero digital scanner for digital impressions. These tools provide more comfortable, precise and efficient treatment and give patients of all ages a new understanding of dental care. Whether Hinsdale Dentistry’s patients are children receiving fillings prepared with a water laser and no painful shots, adults prepping teeth for crowns or veneers, or anxious patients hoping to whiten their teeth without sensitivity or to avoid traditional impressions, the practice’s minimally invasive technologies revolutionize their experience. Dr. Harnois’ mastery of these tools has led to him becoming a sought-out trainer for emerging dental technologies and techniques. He travels throughout North America teaching other doctors to provide similarly exceptional treatment, sharing his skills as a clinician and esthetics authority.

DR. HARNOIS’ INTERNATIONAL LECTURING As a clinical trainer and lecturer for The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and DenMat, the manufacturer of Lumineers, Dr. Harnois provides handson training and education to dental and medical professionals across the country. He shares his philosophy that every patient deserves the most gentle and minimally invasive cosmetic and metal-free dental treatments with natural results, and enables other dentists to elevate their patient care. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY (AACD) Dr. Harnois is a 10-year member of the AACD, which is considered the highest body of knowledge of esthetic dentistry. He is also one of the main presenters at their annual educational symposium each year. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS (AAFE) Dr. Harnois is the President of the Illinois American Academy of Facial Esthetics and trains dentists in Botox and dermal filler techniques. He is a nationally recognized leader in minimally invasive total facial esthetic techniques. Dr. Harnois has instructed thousands of healthcare

professionals through both lecture and hands-on courses and is an outstanding instructor who is known for his coherent and interactive style. DENMAT, LUMINEERS MANUFACTURER Dr. Harnois partners with DenMat to train other dentists in minimally invasive esthetics. He provides hands-on preparation and placement of minimally invasive, ultra-thin, highly esthetic veneers, and educates other dentists on smile design and case consultation and evaluation. He has also authored their educational platforms for the last four years. As an educational leader for current dental technologies and minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Harnois is able to truly transcend and provide patients with unparalleled dental care. If you’re interested in learning more about a noninvasive smile makeover or full mouth rehabilitation, reach out today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are offering specials on Lumineers smile makeovers—reach out today to learn more!

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Matt Chapman performing with the Extra 330LX at the Chicago Air and Water Show, with smoke to track the high-flying plane.

8/1 - 10

stunt kites perform to music, and buy lunch at the Kite Festival. www.chicagobotanic.org

Chicago Bears Training

Fans will have the opportunity to watch the team practice for free, and enjoy daily entertainment, games, activities, giveaways and more. www.chicagobears.com/fanzone/training-camp

8/10 - 11

Vegetarian Festival

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French Fail

Immerse yourself in French art, food, wine, music, activities and films at Art dans la Rue in Oak Park. www.downtownoakpark.net

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Uniquely Thursdays

Don’t miss Hinsdale’s Uniquely Thursdays and the final live bands of the season, including Sealed With A Kiss, 7th Heaven and Ethan Bell Band, performing in Burlington Park from 6 to 9 p.m. www.hinsdalechamber.com/ uniquely-thursdays

8/10 - 11

Oak Brook Artisan Market

A curated show that celebrates the ingenuity of independently-owned, small businesses who channel their passions into creating oneof-a-kind products. https://oakbrookartisanmarket.com

8/8

Adult Zoo Night

Head to Lincoln Park Zoo to experience unique

8/17 - 18

Chicago Air and Water Show

Head over to the Navy Pier at the shores of Lake Michigan to see spectacular planes flying above, and boats swimming around! By the end of the weekend, there are also massive fireworks. Moreover, the American Lobster Fest is on at the same time, so you can indulge yourself with some seafood while watching the show. www.chicago.gov // www.americanlobsterfest.com animal chats and live entertainment. You must be at least 18 to attend, and at least 21 for the cash bars. www.lpzoo.org

8/9-11

Beatles Festival

The Fest for Beatles Fans has a Beatles marketplace, guest speakers, a dance party, games and exhibits at Hyatt Regency O’Hare. www.thefest.com/2019-fests/chicago-august-9-10-11-2019

8/10

Arlington Million

Experience the biggest day of racing with exclusive ticketed packages, big ways to win and a celebration of the best racehorses in the world. www.arlingtonpark.com

8/10 - 11

Kite Festival

Veggie Fest features a food court, kids’ activities, demos, exhibits, speakers and music in Lisle. www.veggiefestchicago.com

8/16-17

Scrapbook Expo

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. https://scrapbookexpo.com

8/23 - 9/1

Chicago Jazz Festival

A free event held in Millennium Park that showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world. www.chicago.gov

8/24

Art Festival

The Arts & Crafts Show at Oak Park Ave. and Lake Street features 125 artists in Scoville Park. www.americansocietyofartists.info

8/24

Art Fair

See original works from 85 juried artists at A Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair. www.ahpd.org

Bring a kite to fly or make one in a workshop, watch

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Farm-to-table fare

WHEN IT COMES TO DINING OUT, MORE THAN EVER, THE FOCUS IS ON NUTRITIONALLY- AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-HEALTHY EATING. THE FARM-TO-TABLE MOVEMENT, OR FOOD MADE FROM LOCALLYSOURCED INGREDIENTS, HAS OFFICIALLY TAKEN OFF IN THE HINSDALE AREA. HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BEST: BY KERRIE KENNEDY


Left: Vie focuses on year-round seasonal eating, with menus featuring locally-grown, artisan ingredients from Midwestern family farms. Above: Prasino means “green” in Greek. So, it is only natural that every choice we make, from our food to our restaurant design to our kitchen facilities, reflects our respect for a sustainable environment.

VIE 4471 Lawn Ave. Western Springs 708-246-2082 www.vierestaurant.com

Vie’s five- and eight-course chef’s tasting menus change frequently in an effort to highlight the freshest ingredients available from local farmers and artisans. While the restaurant offers plenty of options for meat-eaters, vegetarians will be thoroughly satisfied here. Recent offerings include an appetizer of smoked Thumbelina carrots, roasted cauliflower and chevre; a salad of pickled green beans, radishes and garlic/herb vinaigrette; and a summer vegetable pot au feu with fermented mushrooms and grilled onion broth, Dijon mushroom

toast and pickle relish. Carnivores and vegetarians alike will relish Vie’s extensive dessert list, featuring seasonal favorites like Parisian flan with strawberry sorbet and vanilla poached rhubarb. This month, Vie celebrates its 13th anniversary with a special tasting menu from Aug. 13 to 17.

PRASINO 93 South La Grange Road La Grange 708-469-7058 www.prasino.com

Greek for “green,” Prasino lives up to its namesake, offering organic produce, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, sustainable seafood and organic wines and beers. Partnering with local farms, Continued on the next page HINSDALE MAGAZINE | HinsdaleMag.com

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ranches, wineries and breweries, even the décor at Prasino is eco-friendly. With a contemporary American menu that caters to a variety of dietary lifestyles, Prasino in particular offers a variety of options for vegans, including vegan breakfast tacos on its breakfast menu, black-bean burgers and veggie wraps (onion, spinach, mushroom, tomato, squash, zucchini, hummus and eggplant) on its lunch menu, and Thai yellow curry on its dinner menu. The restaurant features a hefty list of organic wines, and offers semi-private dining spaces perfect for showers, birthdays and special events.

CHUCK’S CAFE 8025 S. Cass Ave. Darien 331-431-4000 www.chuckscafe.com

If you want to see where the food comes from at Chuck’s, a Mexican/ Cajun/Creole/Southern cooking establishment in Darien, look no further than the backyard. There you’ll see two large greenhouses and a series of fruit trees, where owner Chuck Pine grows the majority of the produce he serves in his restaurant—zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, basil, eggplant, pears and much more. Whatever he can’t grow there, he grows at his half-acre farm in Hickory Hills. “Produce is my passion,” he says. So is slow-cooked, home-cooked food. Barbecued items at Chuck’s, made fresh daily, often sell out. Soups and sides (Cajun green beans, baked beans with lemon and garlic, roasted veggies, smashed red potatoes and, of course, mac-and-cheese) are all homemade. Ditto the artisanal ice creams and sorbets. While this carnivore-friendly restaurant is the place to go for ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and beef brisket, you can also find fish and a variety of gluten-free items. From beer events to live music, trivia nights to bar bingo, Chuck’s offers food and fun for all.

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SOLSTICE 800 Hillgrove Ave. Western Springs 708-505-4684 www.solsticerestaurant.com

Co-owned by Bumba brothers Matt (chef) and Lucas (manager), the pair bring their local restaurant experience (Matt via Vie and Lucas via Vistro) to this farm-to-table breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. Focused on seasonal ingredients sourced from such partners as Nichols Farms/Orchard, Slager Family Farm, Perkins Custom Cuts and Stan’s Donuts, this brother team offers up an ever-changing menu of madefrom-scratch, down-home favorites. Standouts on the brunch menu include biscuit sliders—(the biscuits are not to be missed)—brunch burritos and chicken-and-waffles with candied bacon. Lunch fare features a roster of comfort food favorites with a gourmet twist, including chili with cream fraiche and roasted peppers, loaded fries with bacon, dill ranch and chihauhau

Clockwise from left: Chuck’s Cafe serves fresh produce from the greenhouse behind its restaurant in Darien and a half-acre farm in Hickory Hills; Solstice believes in using the most fresh, in-season ingredients, with a menu that changes as often as the seasons; Glen Prairie’s flatbread with local spinach, Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, artichokes and a Wisconsin provolone.

cheese, and a patty melt with 28-day aged beef, carmelized onions, cheddar, swiss, special sauce and a sourdough bun. Needless to say, you won’t leave hungry.

GLEN PRAIRIE 1250 Roosevelt Road Glen Ellyn 630-613-1250 www.glenprairie.com

Dedicated to promoting and sustaining the American family farmer, Glen Prairie’s menu focuses on locallysourced ingredients—from the cedar plank salmon with local maple syrup

and roasted sweet corn, to the panseared Lake Superior whitefish; the Iowa-raised baby-back ribs with beer braise, to the Iowa-raised Angus beef medallions, and of course, the Prairie mac-and-locally-farmed-cheese. The restaurant’s handsome woody vibe pairs well with its philosophy, and so does its extensive wine list, highlighting green-farmed wine. Glen Prairie offers a variety of specials, including Sunday brunch with specialty mimosas, happyhour deals and a Sunday supper, where kids 12 and under eat for free—the perfect way to end the week. n

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Bridge Club What’s Old Is New Again Built in 1928 and rehabilitated in 1994, the Roosevelt Road Bascule Bridge (12th St, bridge) stretches 1500 feet over the South Branch of the Chicago river. Named after Teddy Roosevelt, this bridge features two beautiful circular shaped bridgetender buildings designed to look historic. The buildings feature striking garlanded Ram’s heads similar in ornamentation atop the Michigan Ave. bridge.

Roosevelt Road at Chicago River

Michigan Ave. bridge, credit Chicago Loop Bridges

With more moveable bridges than any other city in the world, Chicago’s river is second to none! BY JULIE JONLICH

Roosevelt road, credit Nathan Hoth

Take It All In Right on the river, the Michigan Ave. Apple store described as “thrillingly transparent and elegantly understated” with its 32’ high laminated glass facades and ultra-thin carbon fiber roof, is a spectacular example of minimalistic architecture. 401 N. Michigan Ave.


High And Mighty The world’s largest

bridge at the time of its completion in 1937. The Outer Drive (now known as Lake Shore Drive and sometimes called the Links because it links the south side to the north side of the city at the mouth of the Chicago River) bridge is officially named the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. This double-leaf, double-deck, fixed height, counterweight, trunnion bascule bridge moves traffic on two levels and serves as the gateway to the city of Chicago for boats.

North Lake Shore Drive at Chicago River

Location, Location, Location Known

as a “Chicago Style bascule bridge”. The Michigan Avenue Bridge (officially Du Sable Bridge) boasts quintessential views of the city. Opened to traffic in 1920. Its decorative work completed in 1928, includes sculptures commissioned by William Wrigley depicting scenes from Chicago History. The bridge is also bedecked with 20 flagpoles. Considered one of the most iconic urban spaces in the world. The bridge is included in the Michigan–Wacker Historic District and has been designated a Chicago landmark.

Up Close and Personal Beginning at

the river level and spiraling 5 stories up, the McCormick Bridge house & Chicago River Museum offers a glimpse of the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge. See the gears in full action on bridge lift days, or rent the museum for a private party, which includes use of their Riverwalk plaza offering spectacular views of downtown Chicago.

99 Chicago Riverwalk

N. Michigan Ave, & E. Wacker Drive

Riverwalk, credit Kate Joyce

Walk The Walk Riverside through a series of “under bridge” crossings which

connect blocks that previously had been discreet spaces. These stainless steelcanopied mini bridges both shelter pedestrians as they pass beneath the bridge deck above, and reflect the texture and light of the river’s surface.

Chicago Riverwalk Franklin St. to State St.

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Contact Information 800 Hillgrove Ave., Suite 202 Western Springs 708.246.6400 satkooralsurgery@gmail.com www.drsatko.com Services Wisdom Tooth Removal Dental Implant Placement LANAP and LAPIP™: Non-Invasive Periodontal Surgery ®

TMJ Nonsurgical Treatment IV Conscious Sedation Non-Narcotic Pain Control

Parents Perception of Opioid Prescription Patterns after Wisdom Teeth Removal • Despite being common practice, there remains a reasonably high level of anxiety and concern among many parents regarding opioid prescription for postoperative pain management following wisdom tooth removal. • 28% of parents do not feel comfortable with their child’s oral surgeon prescribing an opioid for pain control. • 42% of parents expressed reservations about their child being prescribed an opioid in general. • 86% of parents would prefer a non-narcotic option for pain control.

Concerns About Opioid Use • Opioid-related side effects can complicate recovery after surgery such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation. • Leftover opioids are a risk for misuse, abuse, and addiction. • Prescription of opioids following third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions has been associated with a higher likelihood of persistent opioid use particularly among opioid naive patients such as adolescents.

Satko Oral Surgery’s Multi-modal Pain Management Plan COMING SOON Our therapy dog in training— Rowdy the Bernedoodle.

Dr. Satko’s plan includes Exparel, a long-acting non-narcotic option that reduces the need for opioids and can help control the pain after surgery even before it starts. This plan has been successfully used time and time again: • IV conscious sedation to help calm and sedate you for the entire procedure. • Local anesthetics so you don’t feel pain during the procedure. • EXPAREL giving at the end of the procedure so your post-surgical pain is controlled before you wake up. • Oral medications is small doses to use only if needed during your recovery at home.

Why Dr. Satko is the Right Choice Dr. Satko is an early adapter of EXPAREL and this technique; also as a trustee of the Illinois State Dental Society, she is involved in opioid education for her dental colleagues. She is also an office anesthesia evaluation for the Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons.

How do I learn more? Call Dr. Satko at 708-246-6400 for a consultation or a second opinion, “we will ease your mind.”


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Brian J. Moran, MD is Medical Director of Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, which he helped found in 1997.


B

rian Moran knew at an early age he wanted to help people. In 1978, while a senior at Hinsdale Central High School, he was diagnosed with aggressive testicular cancer. Moran found himself gravitating towards medicine after the cancer came back, and participated in a clinical study at Indiana University, where he received chemotherapy. He has fortunately been cancer-free ever since. “I knew what [cancer patients] were going through, and I ended up in the field of radiation oncology,” Moran said. Moran went on to medical school, and eventually pursued a career to advance the practice of brachytherapy using radioactive materials surgically implanted to treat the cancers. He founded Chicago Prostate Center in 1997, after realizing the procedures in the hospital setting were inefficient – and by no fault of the hospitals, but simply due to the complexity of the procedure. At the time, the concept of focused healthcare centers of excellence was coming into play in medicine, and the Chicago Prostate Center building became the location for a single procedure for men across the nation and the world. Moran was involved with the early development of this procedure through his colleagues in Seattle and Europe, which eventually became popular in the United States.

SCOTT JONLICH: You gave me the

opportunity to watch an actual surgery, which was really amazing. Tell me the specific material and the process of implanting the seeds.

DR. BRIAN MORAN: The first step is

to diagnose the cancer of the prostate, and then (during the procedure) we actually place small radioactive seeds or pellets into the prostate using a small needle. There’s no incision involved, and this is done under ultrasound guidance.

It’s very exact. We can place these little pellets within a millimeter of each other. And what they do is, they’ll give off a very intense but localized dose of radiation just to the cancer. The results have been outstanding, with similar cure rates to other treatment options, and it allows the patient to maintain a quality of life. The patient is able to go about their business a few hours after the procedure and go home.

SCOTT JONLICH: The Chicago center has become part of DuPage Medical Group as of April 1. Tell me about that process and how it came about.

DR. BRIAN MORAN: Medicine is

changing. Chicago Prostate Center was its own facility and its own entity, and so with all of the changes in medicine today, from a provider standpoint, we thought it was best to align ourselves with a forward-thinking group; and clearly DuPage Medical Group is on the move, and so it’s been a great relationship.

SCOTT JONLICH: What should men

specifically be aware of when it comes to their prostates, from awareness to precautionary things they need to do?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: I would say

prostate cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, black or white, young or old; it’s there, and there are varying degrees of severity of the cancer. Some are non-threatening and others are very aggressive. But today, with early diagnosis and screening through a blood-test and a digital rectal exam, we’re able to identify these cancers in the early stages. The screening recommendations are men at age 50 should have that PSA test and a digital exam. If you have a family history, meaning your father or brothers, then you should have it performed at age 40, or if you’re African-American. Continued on the next page

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“Prostate cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, black or white, young or old; it’s there, and there are varying degrees of severity of the cancer.” —DR. BRIAN MORAN SCOTT JONLICH: For those who are not familiar with PSA, what is a safe level or a normal range?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: It’s relatively age-dependent. Anything under four is considered a normal range, but as men get older, PSAs can can be more elevated than four, and still not harbor cancer. As men get older, prostates can get larger, and as a result, your PSA can have a higher baseline level.

SCOTT JONLICH: What should men be aware of with regard to risks, diet? Should we be loading up on tomatoes (for the lycopene benefit)?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: Tomatoes have been shown not to be

true. Most people would say anything with a high fat diet and genetics are probably your two top risk factors. Today, we have so much technology available to identify patients’ risk factors. Once we diagnose the cancer, we can see how serious [of a] cancer it is; and this is all done through genomics, which is the study of the genes involving the malignancy; and some, as I said, are very aggressive, and others are not as aggressive.

SCOTT JONLICH: What is the future of prostate treatment? Obviously, this is the cutting-edge. How do you how do you see it progressing five to ten years from now?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: It’s hard to say. I think [around] the

world, we’re learning a lot about the genetics of these cancers, and how do I identify which ones are a greater risk to a man’s life versus others. I think they’ve made significant advances in surgery to remove the prostate. They’ve made significant advances in the external beam technology, and obviously with the brachytherapy or the seed implants, but I think it really comes down to what a man’s most comfortable with as far as his decision. Some cancers can be left alone and watched closely. We call that active surveillance.

SCOTT JONLICH: When I was at your Chicago Prostate

Center a few months ago, you gave me a tour, and I noticed you have some programs and seminars of events. Can you talk about that so local men and our readers can be informed?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: Sure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago is a very active foundation committed to education and awareness, and they have a monthly informational meeting the first Wednesday of every month

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at 7 p.m. In January and in July, they moved that meeting to a morning meeting at 10 a.m. at 815 Pasquinelli Drive in Westmont. We will be moving that soon to the Wellness House [in Hinsdale]. They’ve been very generous [in] offering us space, and the reason for that is it’s become so popular. We’ll have anywhere between 70 to 100 men every month. It’s an opportunity for men who are newly diagnosed to go and meet men that have been through treatment, whether it’s surgery or radiation or seeds. It’s just a very nice forum with guest speakers and questions and answers.

SCOTT JONLICH: Dr. Moran, is there anything else that

you want to talk about in terms of your medical field and the future of the Chicago Prostate Center?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: I think the future is exciting. We

publish quite a bit of our data, and it’s well-received. The biopsy technique that we use is a mapping biopsy, and that is opening the door for potential we call focal therapy; so instead of just treating the whole prostate, we’re able to just treat where the cancer is, and then we’ve got an active study on that that’s very encouraging. There is a precedent to that. It’s no different than in the past, when women had breast cancer, a mastectomy was a the treatment of choice, by removing the whole breast; and now most commonly it’s called the lumpectomy, where we just remove the tumor and use the radiation to the breast afterwards.

SCOTT JONLICH: I know with both men and women, you

hear the words “early detection,” and it goes in one ear and out the other sometimes. How important is early detection?

DR. BRIAN MORAN: It’s so simple; it’s a simple blood-

test and exam, and the vast majority of them, we’ve done screenings--95 percent of men will be fine. But it’s that five percent you want to find.

SCOTT JONLICH: I was fortunate that I had that quick five-

minute exam. I felt a sense of relief, because it’s always in the back of your mind that, “What if I’m in the five percent?” It’s a great feeling knowing that your PSA is normal--and that is one message I would like our readers to know.

DR. BRIAN MORAN: It’s one thing you can take off your worry-meter. n


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DAISY DAYS PHOTOS BY MIKE ELLIS

Thousands of west suburban residents attended the annual Daisy Days festival, presented by the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Clarendon Hills on June 14 and 15. Forecasted rain throughout the day on Saturday encouraged families to turn out on Friday evening, which was so crowded at its peak hours that attendees had difficulty maneuvering in the carnival area on Park Ave. between Prospect and Walker Aves. Tropixplosion performed on the main stage at Prospect and Railroad Aves. on Friday night. On Saturday, the Daisy Days Idol competition started a few minutes before its scheduled time of 1 p.m., due to weather. Presented by the Clarendon Hills Music Academy, this contest continues to expand its reach and popularity, attracting a record 28 participants across elementary and junior-high age groups.

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Dancin’ in the Street got off to a sluggish start in downtown Clarendon Hills this summer, due to inclement weather, which canceled the first concert on June 19, and washed out the second the following week on June 26. Hundreds of local residents enjoyed the first full Dancin’ in the Street concert of the summer in downtown Clarendon Hills on July 10. Water was a popular beverage for attendees of all ages on what was the hottest day of the year to date, with the mercury ascending into the mid-90s that afternoon. Peach’s Beach Party provided musical entertainment with an apropos tropical flair, while Toasty Taco served as food vendor from its truck. On July 17, local band The Millennials took to the stage. A concert has been added on Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to make up for the opening-night rainout, with musical guest Fossil Fuel.

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HINSDALE’S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE PHOTOS BY MIKE ELLIS

Thousands of area residents lined Garfield, Grant and First Streets for the annual Hinsdale Fourth of July parade. An intense wave of humidity required many participants and spectators to hydrate over the course of the morning. State Sen. Suzy Glowiak, D-Western Springs, walked with a large contingent of supporters, followed by state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, R-Elmhurst. Three high-school marching bands performed in the parade, including hometown school Hinsdale Central. Members of the Central football team also walked the route. The historical re-enactors from the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment returned to the parade, and dazzled the audience with their sonorous cannon and antique rifles.

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HINSDALE SIDEWALK SALE PHOTOS BY DANIEL GARCIA

The annual Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale was held on July 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Garfield and Washington Streets and Hinsdale Ave. to First Street. Bargains from participating Hinsdale businesses with merchants from all shopping areas around town had their merchandise available for purchase outside their storefronts. Some stores offered products on sale for upwards of 75 percent off.

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BROOKS STRONG INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Roughly 140 golfers participated in the second annual Brooks Strong Invitational golf tournament at Chicago Highlands Club in Westchester on July 1. The tournament raised more than $75,000 for the Brooks Strong Foundation, started by Rob and Nora Tonn in Hinsdale in honor of their son Brooks, which provides sports scholarships for kids enduring cancer treatment, and funds pediatric cancer research. For more information or to donate, please visit https://brooksstrong.org.

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Honoring 37 years of leadership provided by The Community House’s longest serving executive director, Ly Hotchkin BY MIKE ELLIS

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Hinsdale artist recently finished a portrait tribute to Ly Hotchkin, longtime executive director at The Community House (TCH) in Hinsdale, which will be displayed permanently on the building’s second floor. David Marcet, who works as an art professor at Benedictine College in his hometown of Lisle, and teaches occasionally within TCH’s Ly Hotchkin arts program, was commissioned to create the portrait of Hotchkin, who is

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94 years old, and yet has remained active in the community in recent years. “With nearly four decades of dedicated service, Ly’s extraordinary leadership and vision to our mission are still with us today,” TCH executive director Annie Horton Krug said. “You can feel her legacy in our work. It’s fitting that our arts program is named in her honor.—And her portrait truly captures her strength and energy.” Marcet said he has been painting “for as long as [he] can remember,” and pursued his childhood dream of becoming an artist. He acknowledged that being a professional artist is a “grind,” and credited much of his success to a “good support system.” Marcet is currently exhibiting 11 portraits at The Community House, all of which will remain up throughout the summer, with the exception of the Hotchkin portrait, which he said “will live here forever.” Marcet described his style as representational, with some splashes of “absurdity,” or “footnotes that sort of inform the context” incorporated into the background of his work. About six months ago, he was approached by TCH to furnish a portrait of Hotchkin, who served as executive director of the organization for 37 years. “I like being embedded in the community,” Marcet said. ... “I was excited about this project; it was a lot of fun.” Marcet ventured to Hotchkin’s current residence in Downers Grove for a photoshoot on which he would base his painting, and said he was captivated on meeting Hotchkin for the first time. “She’s just a character,” he said. “Even at 94 years old, she’s still sharp as a tack.” Marcet said he generally takes 30 to 40 photos of his portrait subjects before they get comfortable.


OPPOSITE David Marcet and Ly Hotchkin. ABOVE Left: Boxed And Socked; Top Right: My Special Purpose; Bottom Right: Ms. Kate In The Chair

“The whole process of photographing for a portrait can be kind of awkward at first, at least,” he said. During the Hotchkin photoshoot, Marcet said she frequently referenced “Invictus,” a 19th century poem by William Ernest Henley; and so he asked her to employ a book of poems that she had handy in the photographs. After returning home, Marcet thought about inserting some lines from the poem in the background of the portrait. Running the idea by Jimmy McDermott, who directs the Ly Hotchkin arts program, Marcet said McDermott was going to suggest that himself, but didn’t want to “meddle” with the former’s creative process. Marcet said upon completing the painting, “there were so many horizontal lines in the painting, I decided to add these cherry blossoms in the background.” Marcet described the process as somewhat “nerve-

wracking,” wanting to do justice to an elderly subject who was “vigilant when it came to the arts, and the humanities in general.” “It’s a tribute to her,” he said. ... “All of that, I wanted to convey in the portrait.” Krug said thus far, the Hotchkin portrait has been wellreceived by guests, and affords an opportunity to inform them about her work with the organization. “It’s an extraordinary piece,” she said. “People stop and comment on the portrait all the time—I love that. If the visitor knows Ly, they share a story with me. If they don’t know Ly—[which is] rarely—then it’s my turn to tell her story, and it’s a privilege to do so.” n For more information about The Community House, visit www.thecommunityhouse.org.

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A NEW BEGINNING Defensive coordinator Brian Griffin assumes reins as head varsity football coach at Hinsdale Central BY MIKE ELLIS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY COURTNEY HUTH

When the 2019 Hinsdale Central varsity football season kicks off later this month, fans will notice a familiar face in a new role on the sidelines. Former defensive coordinator Brian Griffin was promoted to head coach this past spring, following the departure of head coach Dan Hartman, who was hired in the same position by archrival Lyons Township. Initially, there was a question whether there would even be a 2019 football season, as the sport had been cut by the District 86 Board of Education, and was not reinstated until after the facilities referendum passed in April. Griffin said the incoming senior class handled all of the offseason uncertainty well. “This senior group, with all of the stuff that went on in the offseason, they’ve done, as a group, a great job of keeping things focused and working hard, regardless of what was going on around them,” he said. A 2003 graduate of Hinsdale Central, Griffin is familiar with the program, having served as a varsity assistant coach for the previous seven seasons, and as defensive coordinator from 2016 to 2018. He said his acquaintance both with the football tradition at Central and in the West Suburban Silver at large gives him an advantage over others in similar roles adapting to a brandnew school and culture. “It’s a good conference,” Griffin said. “There’s a lot of great teams, and it’s good to know the teams. It’s good to know the kids; it’s good to know the tradition.” During his time as an assistant, Griffin was perhaps best known for delivering impassioned postgame speeches to the varsity squad, after both wins and losses. He credited Hartman for giving him the opportunity to address the kids, and said he hopes to continue the tradition as a head coach. “Coach Hartman and I are really close, and I think one

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thing he did a really great job of is recognizing individual strengths,” Griffin said. “One of my strengths as a coach is to be a motivator, and to encourage kids, and to build them up, and to try to find the right buttons to push.” The coaching staff has undergone some changes over the offseason, but Griffin said he is “excited” about the group he has assembled. “We have some guys who’ve been part of the program for a long time who are stepping into new roles,” he said. Among the key losses due to graduation in the spring were


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quarterback Matt Rush, running back Luke Skokna and defensive linemen Sean Kelly and Hayden Waters. Players who made an impact in 2018 that are slated to return this fall include wide receiver Braden Contreras, defensive backs Drew Novatney and Owen and GuyHenry Goss, defensive lineman Lucas Schwartz and linebacker Luke Pyle. When Hinsdale Magazine visited with the team last month, it was in its third week of summer camp, and still some time from its season opener on Aug. 30. At that stage, Griffin said kids were still competing for starting roles,

including at quarterback. “You get a chance to look at some sophomores who you might not see as much during the regular season, and look from a whole program standpoint, what you have, and what you don’t have, and what you need to find,” Griffin said. Griffin said one player who has made a “senior leap” in camp is Mitchell Anderson, who played wide receiver on varsity last season, but has also been trying out on the defensive line this summer. “It’s really exciting to have senior kids who between their Continued on the next page HINSDALE MAGAZINE | HinsdaleMag.com

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“If your goal isn’t to win your conference, and your goal isn’t to make the playoffs and win playoff games, then you’re not really playing.” —BRIAN GRIFFIN

junior and senior year, take it seriously, work hard, get themselves physically to the place that they were mentally, but not necessarily physically,” he said. Griffin said Anderson “has come a long way, and is having a great camp,” and has been “an awesome surprise” to the coaching staff. “We always knew he was a great kid, but didn’t always know what he could do on the football [field],” he said. The Red Devils will open the season against perennial powerhouse Naperville Central at Dickinson Field on Aug. 30. Hinsdale defeated the Redhawks, 35-34, in the season opener in Naperville last year, and Griffin knows his team will be in for another challenge this year. “That’s the only game we have control of in our schedule, so we always want to play a good team and a good program, and find out who you are,” he said. “And Naperville Central fits that bill. ... It’s a great barometer to find out where we’re at, and so I’m excited to see them again [in] Week 1, and I think the kids are too. There’s a lot of respect for what they have done and continue to do.” After hosting Morton High School for senior night on Sept. 6, the Red Devils will visit rival Hinsdale South in a contest that has been shifted to the front end of the schedule. “I always like when the schedule gets rotated,” Griffin said. “It’s nice to mix it up, and get something different.” With both west suburban crossover games early in the schedule, Central will play its last six games against conference opponents, beginning with a trip to Oak Park-River Forest on Sept. 20. The Red Devils will host rival Downers Grove North

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for the “Old Oaken Bucket” for Homecoming on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.—a Friday night contest, as opposed to the traditional Saturday afternoon game. After a visit to York High School in Elmhurst and a fourth home contest against Proviso West, Central will conclude its 2019 campaign with a trip to Glen Ellyn to face off with perennial conference frontrunner Glenbard West on Oct. 19, and a home matchup with archrival Lyons Township on Oct. 25. The LT game will be billed as Hartman’s first return to Dickinson Field since his departure from Hinsdale in the spring. While he understands that the LT contest will be emotional for many involved, Griffin said he wants his team to be prepared every week, irrespective of the opponent. “Different people find different motivations,” he said. “I’m the type of person that [says] we need to get in a mindset that you need to prepare every week to win. You can make stuff bigger that it needs to be if that’s what you need, but our mentality needs to be that we need to play the best we can play every week; and if that’s not our mentality, then we’re going to get beat times we shouldn’t get beat; we’re going to get in situations we shouldn’t be in.” Griffin said the team’s mentality is “to get better every week and to play our best every week.” “Winning’s always the goal, but how we get there is going to be our attitude and our preparation,” he said. Griffin said he would like the team to be in a position to contend for a conference championship and for a high seed in the IHSA 8A playoffs, but these objectives are “more secondary.” “If your goal isn’t to win your conference, and your goal isn’t to make the playoffs and win playoff games, then you’re not really playing,” he said. “What we’ve talked about is, that’s the goal; but if you just have a goal with no steps to get there, then you’re going to not reach your goal. So our first goal has to be the preparation side of it, and how we’re conducting ourselves to get there.” n


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SPORTS & KIDS The family connection BY JIM FANNIN

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It was the bottom of the last inning with men on second and third base, and I was at the plate. My father anxiously watched as the pitcher started his windup. Time then stood still. With the crack of my bat, the ball darted into the outfield, and instantly my teammates knew the game was ours.—A game-winning, walk-off hit was my first ever clutch performance. As my team swarmed their new hero, dad and I locked eyes. I saw the pride on his face, as we shared this “zone” moment. Frozen in time, I can still see his smile. We went over the game many times throughout the years. He loved to tell the story to anyone that would listen. How many moments of truth did we share like this? How many “zone” moments with my father would etch our memories with indelible ink? Not enough—never enough. The “zone” is the exact moment you perform with complete detachment from the possibility of failure. This present-tense performance style sets aflame the physical faculties of your body. Your mind and body are fully alert and hungry for action. In this high-octane state of mind and body synergy, you are so focused

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on attaining your goal that only when you step out of it do you realize that it felt like a vacuum. When in the “zone,” you perform with no feelings or sentiments of the past or future to detract you, because you perform solely in the moment. Without a conscious thought, you concern yourself only with the task at hand. We take pictures and video of every one of our children’s events. We memorialize their actions and interactions. We especially want to capture the “zone” moments. But do we really have the special “alone” moments that last the test of time? Watching our kids perform is not always for the faint of heart. We have no control. He or she is either prepared to perform or not. There is always something to learn, and many times, this lesson gets lost in the winning and losing. One of the first lessons we learn in sports is about adversity. Adversity introduces you to yourself. When the “moment of truth” arrives, looks you in the eye and the next move dictates the outcome, do you blink? Are you calm and cool? Are you focused? We want our children to be ready for this. They alone


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must face it, and it may take 30 times or 30 years to finally handle it. This depends on you. Have you helped your child be his or her best-prepared? Are they armed with swift tools to make adjustments, especially when things aren’t going their way? And is there a consistent, non-emotional evaluation that defies the victim and judge in all of us? Sports has many lessons for our children; likewise, watching them compete presents many lessons for us. You are the influencer of thought. Think about what you say and do. Like sponges, they are learning. Acorns don’t fall far from the tree. Here are a few tips to be the genuine, authentic best mom or dad you can be: • No instructions within 15 minutes of any performance. Your child is either ready or not. Let them find their “purposeful calm zone space.” It may take them time to find it, but when they do, their confidence will soar. • Once your child commits to a sport, they are now responsible and accountable for managing the time before, during and after a performance. Make this clear. Depending on their age, they may need your guidance; however, doing everything for them greatly delays their needed self-discipline. • Let your child know they have free-will to think any thought. If they don’t like their performance or don’t like how they feel,

they can change how they think. • Do not mentally replay a bad play or call. What’s done is done. “Next” is the battle cry of the champion. • No putdowns of the competition, your child’s teammates or coach—none. • If you are part of the evaluation, first evaluate what was positive; then approach the challenges of the event. Learning increases when evaluations are expected, consistent, nonemotional and to the point. • Poor sportsmanship is not tolerated—period. This includes the participant and the parents. • If you feel embarrassment from your child’s performance, you need to check your ego at the door. It’s not about you. • Looking for you in the stands during the event is energy better placed on the field, court, course or playing-field. The best mentally “stay inside the lines.” Help your child with this. • Ask your child questions on how they felt during the event. Self-discipline, concentration, optimism (or confidence), relaxation and enjoyment are good subjects of discussion. • Ask, “If you could play the event over, what would you do differently, if anything?” If they don’t want to talk about it, don’t. • Sometimes when an athlete is in the “zone” or under intense pressure, they can’t remember everything that happened. When under stress, one might miss the obvious tactic needed. Remember this when probing questions are asked. • Your past sports exploits are your past exploits. They might apply to today’s game, but enough already. • No victim or judge statements from you or your child. As John McEnroe told me, “Excuses are for losers”—he’s right. • Expectations don’t always meet reality. Be there in a positive way when this happens—and it will happen frequently. Raising their chin high and focusing on what’s next is your child’s best move. • Hire the best coaches possible. Research them thoroughly, and monitor their teachings. • Savor the good times, the one-on-one times and the lessons learned, as these memories are the ones to cherish forever. At 17, my father said to me as I walked out the door to compete in a state tennis championship, “What you have is enough; enjoy the fight; I can’t wait to hear about it.” We didn’t have enough money for mom and dad to go. I hitchhiked roundtrip 256 miles (please don’t do this today), and was housed with a local family. My parents loved me, win or lose. They believed in me, win or lose. I felt their presence with me every match. They trained me to be a decision-maker. They let me be me. Thanks, mom and dad! Help your child be their best. n Jim Fannin’s new book, The Blueprint: A Proven Plan For Successful Living is now on amazon.com. “The Jim Fannin Show” is on Apple Podcasts, Sticher Google Play and TuneIn Radio. Follow Jim Fannin on Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook and Instagram.

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WORLD SERIES WEEKEND IN HINSDALE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL GARCIA

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he Hinsdale Little League held its “World Series weekend” during the last weekend in June,

with champions crowned from agegroups 7 through 12. The two-day marathon included a home run derby to complement competitive baseball on all sides. For the second consecutive year, one player from each age-group was the recipient of the Brooks Tonn Award for sportsmanship and appreciation for the game of baseball.

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World Series Winners 7U 8U 9U Minors Majors

Diamondbacks Lugnuts Hooks Diamondbacks UCLA

2019 Brooks Tonn Award Winners

Max Judge of the Giants

7YO: Cubs Red Sox Astros Rockies Nationals Athletics Yankees White Sox Royals Diamondbacks Pirates

Dane Graham Lukas Shima Alex Vivanco Sawyer Hilding Nolan Skiba Hudson Fang Grant Wanless Brock Bradley Jack Rose Dillon Phelan Zander Kryscio

8YO: Iron Pigs Lugnuts Mudhens Knights Lake Monsters Hot Rods Tin Caps Red Wings Storm Bulls

Liam Wos Shiv Thakkar Connor Davis Alec Meltzer Brady Donovan Brit Read Jeet Kalsi Timmy Warren Luke Main Jude Rastorfer

9U: Mudcats Hot Rods Scrappers Emeralds Marauders Hooks Muck Dogs Thunder Lake Monsters

Will Pitts Axl Holmes Joey Deftos Jack Cavanaugh Alex Upp Will Geiersbach Jack Omiecinski Knox Apple KJ Boyle

MINORS: Yankees Royals D-Backs Pirates A’s Rockies Twins Cubs Cardinals Giants Mets White Sox

Garion Hwang Daniel Dittus Liam Cahill Michael Sharples Kaden Aucoin Joe Arndt Rutger Ronaldson JJ Rastorfer Lukas Jarosz Charlie Tomich Luke Burns Michael Dunford

MAJORS: Notre Dame Florida OSU UCLA Iowa USC

Alec Trainer Nathan Pollard Emmet Callahan William Gatzoulis Dylan Kassab Antonino Barbara

Above: Diamondback coaches McMahon, Cahill, and Becka. Players (left to right) Hayden Velco, James Skokna, Michael McMahon, Sam Becka, AJ Rediger, Alex Zloza, Ryan Mahler, Bene Bouchelion, Liam Cahill, Matthew Kirsch and Joe Salvino HINSDALE MAGAZINE | HinsdaleMag.com

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DIVEHEART IN DEPTH

Amber Rangel, Dr. Daniel Goodman, Chris McClanathan and Becky Maggio

The quality of Dr. Daniel A. Goodman is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and attending physician at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. His medical practice is focused on improving function and quality of life for patients with physical impairments, with expertise in neurological disorders and spasticity. Dr. Goodman is a trained rescue scuba-diver, and recently earned his certification as an advanced dive buddy through Diveheart. He was initially introduced to Diveheart through an advertisement, and has since presented the benefits of scuba-therapy at multiple Diveheart symposia, as well as at Grand Rounds at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has great interest in combining his expertise in rehabilitation and scuba-diving to further scubatherapy.

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LIFE

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF SCUBA-THERAPY?

There are many benefits to scubadiving as a therapeutic activity. There is limited research on the benefits of this activity for the adaptive population. The strongest evidence in the medical literature demonstrates psycho-social benefits for both adaptive divers as well as divers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including improved self-perception, quality of life, emotional well-being and PTSD symptoms. There is some evidence for improved motor activity, mobility, balance and spasticity with neurologic conditions, including spinal cord injury, stroke and cerebral palsy. Certain populations also see improvements in pain and pulmonary function.

HOW DOES DIVEHEART SERVE THOSE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH ZERO-GRAVITY AND

SCUBA-THERAPY?

Diveheart is an organization that provides a unique scuba opportunity for those with physical and cognitive impairments. Diveheart trains and supports adaptive divers to recognize they are not bound by their physical limitations, even if they previously have thought scuba-diving was impossible. By succeeding in a physically- and mentally-demanding recreational activity, these adaptive divers recognize their potential for other challenges. This realization can be empowering, and can help lead to success in other aspects of their lives.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF SCUBA-THERAPY IS? I see great potential and opportunity for adaptive scuba, which can function as both [a] recreational and therapeutic activity. As adaptive scuba


gains more awareness, I envision a growing number of opportunities for participants. Diveheart has created a unique program for training adaptive divers and their dive buddies that is robust, and can facilitate this growing need. Education and awareness of scuba-therapy in the medical field is lacking; there is great opportunity to reach more potential divers through referrals by increasing the profile and understanding of the potential benefits.

WHAT FUTURE RESEARCH DO YOU SEE IN THE FIELD OF SCUBA THERAPY?

At this point, much of the research on the benefits of scuba-therapy is anecdotal, leaving a large opportunity for formal research. More research on the biochemical or neurochemical changes that occur at increased depth would help explain the benefits [of scuba]. Studies that compare scubatherapy to other therapeutic activities, such as aquatherapy and land-based therapy, would be very interesting. These types of studies could help to personalize a therapeutic approach for those with certain diagnoses or symptoms.

AFTER YOUR TRIP WITH DIVEHEART, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ADAPTIVE DIVERS WHO HAVE DISABILITIES?

As a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, I focus on maximizing function and quality of life for my patients, so they can perform activities of daily living, (or ADLs,) as independently as possible. Secondary goals for my patients [are] to improve their overall fitness levels, improve their community integration and participation in recreational activities. While these are discussions I have daily, many of my patients’ actual accomplishments occur outside of the hospital, so it is rare that I can see their physical or recreational triumphs. For more information, please visit www.diveheart.org.

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