Senior Living Magazine May 2016

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Advances in Vein Treatment at LaBella Vita Laser & Vein Center with

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Advances in Vein Treatment at LaBella Vita Laser & Vein Center with

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May 2016 • Volume 3/Issue 5

A professional in your time of trouble

head. The woman thought, “Great God. This is what you sent to help me????” But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful. The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said “Yes, my daughter is very sick. A woman was at work and received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left for the I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car, I must pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter. When returning to her car she found she had locked get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car.” her keys in the car. She was in a hurry to get home He said, “sure.” He walked over to to her sick daughter, she didn’t know what to do, so the car, and in less than one minute the she called her home and told the babysitter what had car was opened. She hugged the man happened and she did not know what to do. The babysitter told her that her daughter was getting and through her tears she said,”Thank worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use you so much! You are a very nice man.” The man replied, “Lady, I am not a that to open the door.” nice man. I just got out of prison today. The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.” possibly by someone else who at some time or other The woman hugged the man again had locked their keys in their car. and with sobbing tears cried out loud..... Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t “THANK YOU GOD FOR SENDING know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and ME A PROFESSIONAL!” asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes May God send you a professional in an old rusty car pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded your time of trouble. man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his


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Table of Contents



Notes & News / Page 4

Top Docs 2016

Focus on Audiology (Accessible Hearing Aids announcement) by Dr. Joe Griffith, III /Page 6 Money Matters /Page 8 by Mike Rich Your Estate Matters /Page 8 by Ronda M. Gabb What You Need to Know About Cancer by S. Terry Kraus, MD /Page 10 Nutrition: Enjoy a Piece of Paradise /Page12 Focus on Rhinitis Symptoms (SMH announcement) /Page 13 by Jennifer Olivier, MD

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Publishers Michelle Carollo Kelly Walgamotte

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Where is MY Doctor???


Spiritual Maturity /Page 14by Dr. Larry T. McEwan The Long Run /Page 16 From Baths to Biscuits /Page 23 by: Nicole Motichek Senior Living’s Book Club Corner /Page 20 by: Liz Maddox Mother’s Day Word Search /Page 26 Senior Sampler / Page 28

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Contributing Writers Mary Bounds, Jennifer Olivier, MD, Ronda M. Gabb, S. Terry Kraus MD, Dr. Larry T. McEvan, Liz Maddox, Mike Rich

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Notes & News May 2016

Fiber: Good For All

Lower Stress, Stay Healthy? People who learned to ease their stress used medical services 43 percent less often, concludes a recent study from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

_ _ whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead, it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. Children and adults need at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day for good health, but most Americans get only about 15 grams a day. Great sources are

Two types of Fiber

Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, can help lower glucose levels as well as help lower blood cholesterol. Foods with soluble fiber include oatmeal, nuts, beans, lentils, apples and blueberries.

Insoluble fiber, which does not dissolve in water, can help food move through your digestive system, promoting regularity and helping prevent constipation. Foods with insoluble fibers include wheat, whole wheat bread, whole grain couscous, brown rice, legumes, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Walking - The Best Exercise Everyone knows that a brisk walk is good for you, but what you may not realize is that numerous studies have shown that walking has specific health benefits. So when you take your walk today, you are: Helping to control your blood pressure,

Decreasing your risk of heart attack, Reducing your risk of breast cancer, Boosting your good (HDL) cholesterol and lowering your bad (LDL) cholesterol, Lowering your risk of stroke, Managing your weight, Protecting against hip fracture

Repairing the heart with stem cells A recent study from Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles suggests that stem cells may, indeed, heal damaged hearts. The researchers treated 17 heart attack survivors with an infusion of stem cells taken from their own hearts. A year later, the amount of scar tissue had shrunk by about 50%. These results sound dramatic, but are they an indication that we’re getting close to perfecting stem cell therapy? “This is a field where, depending on which investigator you ask, you can get incredibly different

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answers,” says Dr. Richard Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a leading expert on stem cell therapy. “The field is young. Some studies show only modest or no improvement in heart function, but others have shown dramatically improved function,” he says. “We’re waiting to see if other doctors can also achieve really good results in other patients.” Studies are producing contradictory results partly because researchers use different methods to harvest and use stem cells. Some are taken from the bone marrow of donors, others

All in all, walking is the best exercise you can do to stay healthy,” says Dr. Sweet from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “And, it’s easy, it doesn’t cost anything, and everyone can make time for a short walk at some point in their day.

from the recipient’s own heart. It’s not clear which approach works the best. “Some investigators think this is just a few years away,” says Dr. Lee. “And then there are others who feel that there is much more work to be done.” Walking Reduces Heart Risk As Much As Running Brisk walking can reduce a person’s risk

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Focus on Audiology May 2016

OVERALL TOTAL SCORE SCORES OF 3 OR MORE: May mean that you have a hearing problem. SCORES OF 6 OR MORE: Strongly suggest that a hearing evaluation is warranted.


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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Is it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room? Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? Do you experience difficulty following dialog in the theater? Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand a speaker at a public meeting or religious service? Do you find yourself asking people to speak up or repeat themselves? Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s? Do you experience difficulty understanding soft or whispered speech?

I am Dr. Joe Griffith, III and my specialty is Audiology or the study of hearing and balance disorders. I focus my mobile practice on management of hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). A study in 2010 from John’s Hopkins recently found that hearing loss can lead to an increased risk of developing dementia, diminished social interactions, isolation, and greater emotional stress. The vast majority of my patients are not deaf, but have a hearing impairment that affects their ability to clearly hear or understand conversation. My goal is to educate, so if your score on the hearing health quiz concerns you please do not wait; call to schedule a hearing screening. Best, Dr. Joe Griffith, III

Do you have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone? Does a hearing problem cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people? Do you feel handicapped by a hearing problem? Does a hearing problem cause you to visit friends, relatives, or neighbors less often than you would like? Do you experience ringing or noises in your ears? Do you hear better with one ear than the other? Have you had any significant noise exposure during work, recreation, or military service? Have any of your (birth) relatives had a hearing loss?


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Enjoy a piece of Paradise

The pineapple has an interesting story behind it's name, and is packed with excellent nutrients. Add it to your diet today! The word pineapple was actually used in the 14th century to describe pine cones. Once discovered they were called pineapples because they resemble the look like pine cones. A few centuries later pine cones were finally called pine cones. Enough about the pine cone, lets focus on this delicious piece of paradise. Nutritionally, pineapples have a good reason to be popular. Not only do they have a whole lot of flavor, it is also low in calories. In 100 grams of pineapple it contains about 50 calories. This is the same calories in one single tiny apple.

Benefits of Pineapple in the body

VITAMIN C. • Great Antioxidant • Collagen Synthesis • Immune System Booster BROMELAIN ENZYMES: • Aid in digestion • Reduce clotting • Cancer fighting properties • Anti-inflammatory agents

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VITAMIN B1 • Energy Generator • Improves Muscle Function • Improves Nervous System

VITAMIN A • Rich in flavanoids that help protect the body from Lung and oral cavity cancers

PHOSPHORUS • Needed for bone and teeth formation MANGANESE • The only vitamin our body cannot produce on its own. • Strenghtens the immune system • Helps with bone formation • Heals wounds • Regulates blood sugar


Focus on Rhinitis Symptoms

May 2016

Hold that Sneeze! I Don't Have Allergies?

by Jennifer Olivier, M.D.

Every few weeks, you randomly start sneezing and your nose runs, but you blame it on your friend’s cat. Then, as you pass by a department store’s perfume counter, the sneezing and runny nose start again. Is it allergies? Actually, you are probably suffering from a condition known as rhinitis. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), approximately one in three people with rhinitis symptoms do not have allergies. There are two types of rhinitis: allergic and non-allergic. Both types of rhinitis have similar symptoms, but only allergic rhinitis involves the immune system. When an individual with allergic rhinitis breathes in a seemingly harmless substance, the immune system overreacts. It mistakes that harmless substance as something hazardous and reacts by releasing chemicals, such as histamine, into the body. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin or any area; problems with smell; runny nose; sneezing; and watery eyes. These symptoms occur shortly after the individual comes into contact with the allergen. Allergic rhinitis can be caused by a variety of substances, resulting in perennial allergic rhinitis and seasonal allergic rhinitis. Perennial allergic rhinitis is caused by common indoor materials, such as dried skin flakes, urine and saliva found on pet dander, mold, droppings from dust mites and cockroach particles. These materials typically cause symptoms year-round. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is usually caused by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. The types of plants that cause hay fever vary from person to person and also from the areas they reside. Hay fever generally runs in families, so you have a higher chance of developing it if one or both of your parents have hay fever or other allergies. An individual suffering from hay fever will generally see symptoms arise in the spring and fall. Since allergic rhinitis causes inflammation in the nasal lining, it increases your sensitivity to inhalants. Symptoms may develop from inhaling certain irritants like smoke and strong odors. Additionally, changes in the temperature and humidity of the air can be triggers for allergic rhinitis. Allergy testing, which is usually done by skin testing, can be done to determine what substance is the cause of allergic rhinitis. The best treatment is to avoid the allergen, but that may be impossible. For mild allergic rhinitis, a nasal rinse is usually sufficient to remove the mucus from the nose. Saline solution is available over the counter, or you can make your own using one cup of warm distilled water, half a teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of baking soda. For more severe cases, medication such as oral antihistamines, antihistamine nasal sprays, corticosteroid nasal sprays, oral deconges-

tants, leukotriene inhibitors and allergy shots may be required. A diagnosis of non-allergic rhinitis is made after an allergic cause is ruled out. Triggers of non-allergic rhinitis include certain odors or irritants, changes in the weather, some medications and chronic health conditions. Symptoms of non-allergic rhinitis are sneezing, stuffy nose (congestion), runny nose, mucus (phlegm) in the throat (postnasal drip). These symptoms fluctuate all year and may last for hours or days. Typically itchy eyes, nose or throat are not symptoms of non-allergic rhinitis. Treatment is the same as allergic rhinitis, except over-the-counter oral antihistamines are not effective. This is because the immune system is not causing the release of histamine like it does with allergic rhinitis. Jennifer Olivier, M.D. Allergist/Immunologist, SMH Physicians Network FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE SMH WEBSITE:

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Spiritual Maturity by Dr. Larry T. McEwen

Spiritual M aturity

by: Dr. Larry T. McEwen

level of physical fitness. Why? Physical fitness is not a one and done, it’s a lifestyle that must be maintained. And so it is with spiritual fitness! Ever find yourself thinking, “I remember when I used to be so close to God”? Sometimes we allow the busyness of life to encroach on our spiritual fitness regimen of prayer, study, meditation and serving. Now, I’m not saying we work for God’s love and forgiveness! We could never do that! God’s love and forgiveness are both gifts for the asking, but there are things we must do if we want to grow in our relationship with God. One of Jesus’ disciples explains this concept and gives us a pretty good spiritual fitness regimen to follow.

Have you ever heard yourself saying or thinking, “I remember when I could do that”? Sometimes we realize we’ve allowed ourselves 2 Pet 1:1-8 Simon to get out of shape and things that once seemed “Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to easy now take much more effort. Here’s the those who through the righteousness of our God kicker: It doesn’t take as long as you might and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as think for this to occur. Miss a couple of weeks precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in of your workout regimen and it’s amazing how abundance through the knowledge of God and of difficult the same amount of crunches can Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us evbe! And if you go months or years without a erything we need for life and godliness through our consistent workout it will be much more cataknowledge of him who called us by his own glory strophic in terms of getting back to the same

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As we mature in life, most of us have a strong desire to remain independent as long as humanly possible! This desire motivates our plans for the retirement years as we think about financial inand goodness. Through these he has given us his dependence, housing independence, and health independence! very and precious promises, so that There great is nothing wrong with pursuing these goals with athrough passion! However, it comes to spiritualin maturity, the opposite is true. them youwhen may participate the divine nature and The more we grow in our walk with God, the more we come to escape the corruption in the world caused by evil realize our increasing dependence upon Him in every area of our desires. For this avery reason, every effort lives. Why? Because mature person make has experienced times in their life to when theyfaith chose goodness; to live independently God’s directo add your and to ofgoodness, tion, guidance, wisdom and strength. In retrospect, those times knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and were some of the darkest and most difficult of their lives. A spirto self-control, perseverance; perseverance, itually maturing person is very willingand to layto down their human pride and admit theytoneed God’s presence, power, and protectionand godliness; and godliness, brotherly kindness; every single day. Spiritual maturity recognizes this fact: dependto brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these ence upon God is the key to living with meaning and purpose. qualities increasing measure, will62:5-8… keep you The Psalmistin stated this concept beautifullythey in Psalm

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THE LONG RUN Wayne Berry's no wimp. The Navy man has jogged the 38-mile Diego Garcia Island, conquered a slew of triathlons and finished two tours in Vietnam. But, by last fall plantar fasciitis left him in such pain walking was a trial. The leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis has long been an incurable ailment with treatments that range from injections to surgery with varying degrees of success. But, according to Dr. Daniel Harlin that grim prognosis may be a thing of the past. "This is a game-changer," he says of new technology — Tenex — that in some cases produces 90 percent improvement. It changed the game for Berry, who had run the full gamut of treatment options (short of surgery) for the pain. "I had given up hope," Berry says. "Cortisone shots and therapy and stretches. "Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is caused by a strain on the flat band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This ligament supports the arch of the foot, and as it's strained, the plantar fascia becomes weak, swollen and inflamed. When the strain repeatedly occurs, tiny tears are formed. "The pain is caused when micro tears occur and do not heal properly causing scarring. The area is surrounded by normal tendon, which makes more traditional treatments difficult in some cases," Harlin says. Traditional treatments include steroid injections (that must be done again and again in most cases) or surgery. Tenex is an ultrasound-based device done quickly by a

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radiologist like Harlin, who is the medical director of radiology at the Regional Radiology Group and locally works at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) among other Louisiana locations. "We do an ultrasound-guided nerve block on the bottom of the foot, and that's usually the worst part of the whole thing," Harlin says. The doctor then punctures one to three times leaving an opening less than a centimeter, and the procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. "They just feel pressure in the procedure, and that's it. The device is ultrasound focused on a certain frequency, and it destroys the damage," Harlin says, " I can feel it with my fingers as it melts away the bad tissue. "Berry had the procedure in November and by Christmas was doing great. He has yet to resume regular running but is certainly on the move. "I'm happy to be able to get up and get around. I found myself running after my grandson and thought 'Holy cow, I'm running. Wow.' Everything is working fine and there's no pain. It's a world of difference for me," Berry says. The biggest problem most patients have is restraint during recovery in the early days. "Getting people to be compliant is the toughest. On a pain scale of 10, people go to a zero or a two, and then they push it too hard and re-injure it," he said. "People feel so good — many are active patients and are athletes who have injured themselves running or in tennis and they feel so good they want

to get back into it." Regardless of how good they feel soon after the procedure, patients should wait 12 weeks before resuming all activity, and a boot must be worn for two weeks. Harlin says when someone's been a jogger for 30 years and feels pain-free after barely walking, it's hard to get them to take it easy. If patients allow the proper healing, they will never need the procedure again unless they are re-injured. A good example is a broken arm comparison. If you fall out a tree and break your arm and it heals, you're fine unless you fall out of a tree again. "You need to ask, 'How did you get the injury in the first place? Running is trauma to your body long term. People's bodies break down," Harlin says. In addition to running, plantar fasciitis causes include: feet that roll inward too much when you walk, high arches or flat feet, long periods of walking, standing or running especially on hard surfaces, being overweight, shoes that don't fit well or are worn out, tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles. Daniel C. Harlin, MD Regional Radiology, LLC PO Box 1089 Covington, LA 70434

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by Mary Bounds, BSN, RN

Can varicose veins really be treated with a new medical superglue? According to Dr. Randall Juleff, founder of La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center in Covington and the only board certified Phlebologist on the Northshore, the answer to this question is a resounding “Yes.” Better yet, Dr. Juleff now offers this exciting new venous adhesive system in the convenience of his Covington clinic for patients on the Northshore and throughout the Metro New Orleans area. We’ve all seen the commercials for household superglue with its miraculous binding abilities. Although this innovative new medical glue wasn't designed to repair your teapot, it’s treatment of varicose veins proves to be far more impressive! Dr. Juleff explains this revolutionary new vein treatment is intended for patients with superficial varicose veins that cause mild to moderate symptoms. Approved

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by the FDA in 2015, this new product treats venous insufficiency without the use of heat and requires less local anesthetic than other conventional treatments. Plus there is no need for compression stockings! Juleff is pleased to announce this adhesive closure system is a new treatment option available at La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center. Dr. Randall Juleff is no newcomer to the New Orleans area or to the field of vascular medicine. After moving to New Orleans for a Cardio-thoracic fellowship at Tulane University, Juleff put down roots in Louisiana and made the Northshore his permanent home. Following years of distinguished practice as a board certified Cardio-vascular and Thoracic surgeon on the Northshore, Juleff grew fascinated with the field of Phlebology, a specialty surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Subsequently Juleff completed specialized train-

ing, becoming one of the few board certified Phlebologists in the state of Louisiana, and opened La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center in Covington. Juleff has maintained his avid enthusiasm for his work in Phlebology, providing state-of-the-art treatment options for an array of vein related issues. Striving to provide his patients with the most up-to-date treatment for venous disorders, Juleff is an ardent advocate for continuing education for both himself and his staff at La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center. He routinely attends national and international meetings on vein care to assure patients in the Metro New Orleans area have access to the latest advances in the field of Phlebology. In addition, Juleff believes that educating the public, as well as other physicians, is an integral part of promoting and achieving optimal vein health. With an estimated 50-60% of

adults in America suffering from vein disease, the need for patient education is staggering. According to Juleff many Americans do not think venous insufficiency is a true medical problem and often consider varicose veins merely a cosmetic issue. In truth, over 30 million Americans suffer daily with painful, swollen legs as a result of venous disease. Left untreated, this condition only worsens over time. “We have to keep educating the public about the major misconceptions surrounding vein disease. It is a serious medical condition, not just a cosmetic issue. This needs to be said time and time again.” Symptoms of vein disease can vary from Symptoms of vein disease can vary patient to patient. Common symptoms from patient to patient. associated with vein disorders include the Common symptoms associated with vein following: disorders include the following: • Leg aching and heaviness that is worse late in day and heaviness that is worse • Lthe eg aching • Restless late inLegs the day • L•eg swelling or tiredness especially at night Restless Legs • L•eg ulcers Leg swelling or tiredness especially at • Leg cramps at night night • Itching • Leg ulcers • B•urning sensation Leg cramps at night • B•rownish Itching discoloration of the skin on the lower legssensation • Burning • E•czema like skin rash on theoflower legs on Brownish discoloration the skin the lower legs • Eczema like skin rash on the lower legs

Juleff explains not all varicose veins are visible, leaving the patient unaware of the problem. According to Juleff, “Often patient’s will only experience mild symptoms such as cramping in their legs or chronic swelling.” Physicians should not dismiss these symptoms even when varicose veins are not visible; Juleff recommends a venous ultrasound to adequately assess these patient’s vein health. “Just because you don’t have spider veins or visible varicose veins, doesn’t mean you don’t have venous insufficiency.” Dr. Juleff offers free ultrasonic vein screening at La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center for patients to learn more about the status of their veins. When treatment is indicated, Juleff and his staff are available to assist in tailoring a personalized treatment plan for the patient’s individual needs. Juleff reminds patients that proper treatment for venous insufficiency is vital to one’s health. “Vein disease is progressive and can lead to serious complications, including skin ulcers and deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is associated with pulmonary embolism, a potentially deadly condition.” At LaBella Vita Laser & Vein Center no vein problem is too large or too small. Dr.

Juleff and his experienced staff are trained to treat the tiniest spider veins, to most unsightly or the hidden unseen varicose veins, as well as venous ulcerations. La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center offers the most advanced minimally invasive vein treatments in the comfort of their outpatient setting. Along with conservative therapy, various treatment options are available. They include: ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION (EVLA)

delivers laser energy inside the varicose vein to cause it to collapse and seal. Under local anesthesia this procedure takes less than an hour, requiring no incisions. Patients report minimal to no discomfort and no scarring.


small catheter inserted into the vein to create heat and close off the vein. With no incisions or scarring, most patients resume normal activities within one day.


uses ultrasound imaging to guide a needle into the vein. A solution is injected which irritates the lining of the blood vessel and seals it shut. It is primarily used to treat large veins beneath the surface of the skin.


injecting a solution into the vein to cause irritation and scarring inside the vein wall. The vein closes off and eventually fades away. It is often used to treat spider veins.

MICROPHLEBECTOMY removes large varicose veins near the skin’s surface. Under local anesthesia the vein is removed through a small 1-2mm incision, requiring no sutures. Medical and cosmetic improvements after this procedure are often quite significant.

Patients are pleased to learn most medically indicated vein treatments are covered by many insurance carriers, including Medicare. La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center suggests that patients contact their insurance representative to discuss their individual benefits. Dr. Juleff and his caring, qualified staff at La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center in Covington are available to answer questions about all aspects of vein care from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. They are dedicated to providing the most advanced, minimally invasive care in a safe, supportive, comfortable setting. Guided by the concept that “quality vein treatment is found at the intersection of skill and care,” their foremost goal is patient satisfaction. Dr. Randall Juleff, the only board certified Phlebologist on the Northshore and

distinguished Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, is a true champion in the battle against vein disease. It is his hope that patients will understand the importance of vein health and entrust La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center with all their vein care needs.

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If so you may have asked yourself or even the nurse “Where is MY Doctor?” These days many patients who are admitted to the hospital chances are they were not seen by their primary care doctor. So why isn’t your primary care doctor caring for you while you are hospitalized? The reason is there is a relatively new trend in the care of the hospitalized patient. Hospitalists are the term used for the doctors who specialize in the care of patients that are in the hospital. Close to a decade ago this movement started to evolve, we are now seeing it more and more in the acute hospital settings. Why you ask? Some reason are for convenience, efficiency, patient safety, cost-effectiveness for hospitals, and the increasing need for more specialized and coordinated care for hospitalized patients. Hospitalist are board-certified internal medicine physicians who have undergone the same medical school training that your primary care physician has. The only difference is that they have chosen a non-traditional route of practicing medicine. They have chosen to work strictly in a hospital setting, rather than an office setting. The advantages to having a hospitalist care for you during your

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hospital stay is that they may have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis. They are readily available to the nursing staff and to families to order tests, and discuss results. Hospitalist are looked at as captains of the ship. They are coordinating your care during your stay in the hospital. With the prompt ordering and results physicians can diagnose and treat conditions rapidly and hopefully expedite your discharge to home. The main disadvantage to having a hospitalist care for you is that they may not know your detailed medical history as well as your primary care physician. However, hospital systems throughout the country are working to integrate medical record information so that it is accessible throughout the system. Physicians are able to communicate via the electronic medical records. In the meantime, old fashion fax and telephone communications are used. All records are sent to your primary care physician at discharge. Always make sure you ask questions and are active in all of your health care decisions. The next time you are in the hospital and you say “Where is MY Doctor?”, remember you may have a hospitalist providing your care. Rest assured you have a qualified physician who specializes in providing optimal care during your stay.

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Book Club Corner May 2016

Liz Maddox:

Not only was The Round House by Louise Erdrich one of the best books I’ve ever read, it was also awarded The National Book Award for Fiction in 2012. The novel is set in 1988 on an Ojibwe reservation. The narrator of the story, thirteen-year-old Joe’s life is irrevocably transformed when he and his father, a tribal court judge, find his mother Geraldine covered in blood and gasoline. She’s been brutally beaten, raped, and she managed to escape before she could be set on fire by her attacker. And this is only the beginning! Geraldine is traumatized and reluctant to reveal or relive what has happened to her or to name her assailant. Joe and his father Bazil fight to find “the man whose act had nearly severed Joe’s mother’s spirit from her body.”

This month's selection: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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Next month's selection: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Round House is a story about fear and triumph over fear. Joe learns: “Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass.” It’s also a story about families and communities. “My father remembered that of course an Ojibwe person’s clan meant everything …thus you know your place in the world and your relationship to all other beings.” But finally, this is a story about justice and vengeance. After Louise Erdrich was awarded the NBA for Fiction, she discussed her writing process and how writers have very few choices about their material. She grew up in North Dakota, and while this is a fictional story, the reality is

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A coming-of-age tale and a profound study of revenge, it is a riveting crime story told from the POV of an Ojibwe boy. I learned that justice comes in many guises!

Louise Erdrich is one of my favorite writers, but this is not my favorite piece. Still, it was an interesting Native American bildungsroman.

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that 1 in 3 Native women on reservations will be raped in their lifetime, and 86% of the perpetrators are non-Native men who are rarely prosecuted or punished because non-Natives cannot be prosecuted by tribal governments. Predators can prey with impunity. Cathy Tanguis is the only one in Between the Wines who is still actively teaching. She teaches a Native American unit in her gifted English III classes which includes works by Louise Erdrich. Cathy says that the poems and short stories by Joyce Carol Oates complement Erdrich quite nicely.

I devoured this book. From hardscrabble life on the reservation came a beautiful yet somber story of family ties, family love, and family strength.

A crime is committed and because of an issue with the jurisdiction, the criminal isn’t prosecuted. How the complex situation is resolved and hearing it told from a young boy’s prospective, made for a truly rich and interesting read.

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Senior Sampler May 2016

Tropical Brown Rice INGREDIENTS


3 cups uncooked instant brown rice 2½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth pinch of salt ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar 16 oz can crushed pineapple, in it’s own juice ½ cup red, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced ½ cup scallions, finely chopped

1. Bring broth to a boil and add rice. Bring back to a boil, then let simmer on low, covered, for 5 min. Remove from heat, set aside. 2. Spray saute pan and brown coconut for 2-4 min., until toasted, remove, set aside. 4. Add scallions and peppers, cook for 2-3 min. until softened, set aside. 5. Drain pineapple juice into a strainer. 6. Combine all juices in a small saute pan over medium heat, brown sugar and salt. Simmer over low heat for 3-4 min. 7. Mix rice, coconut, scallions, and peppers together. Add in pineapple sauce and stir to cover rice evenly. 8. Enjoy!

Orzo, Tomato, and Feta Salad INGREDIENTS 1 package of Orzo Pasta 1 container each, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 package crumbled Feta cheese (18 oz) 1 Small Red Onion Chopped 1 can of Garbanzo Beans Juice of 1 Lemon ½ cup of Olive Oil salt and pepper to taste 3 cloves of garlic, minced

PREPARATION 1. Boil Orzo pasta until Al Dente, drain and put aside until cooled. 2. In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients mix well. 3. Mix lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper until combined. 4. Add Dressing to the pasta salad, serve immediately. 5. Also makes a great cold pasta salad as well.

No Regrets Chicken Salad INGREDIENTS 1 whole Rotisserie chicken, cooked and shredded ½ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup light mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. honey ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 1 cup (about 20) red or green seedless grapes, cut in half lengthwise 1 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)

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½ cup coarsely chopped, unsalted, raw pecans (about 34 pecans) PREPARATION 1. While the chicken is cooling, prepare the dressing in a large mixing bowl by whisking together the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. 2. Add the grapes, pecans, celery, and cooled chicken to the bowl, and gently toss all of the ingredients together. 3. Chill before serving.

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hshore Harbor Center welcomed more than 50,000 people 00 events in 2014. Visit our website, or like our Facebook you can stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events.

Where things happen...

The Harbor Center

Your Northshore Harbor Center is honored to be a part of the many events in your lives. From Mardi Gras balls and private corporate events to fundraisers, consumer shows, and more. There is always something going on at the Northshore Harbor Center.

Where Things Happen!

The Northshore Harbor Center is proud to be home to such a unique variety of events. From week to week and year to year, we continue March 5th - Bayou Reefkeeping presents: to host events for all demographics and ages. “Fragniappe” Since our opening 11 years ago, event attendance has continued to grow. In 2015, over 50,000 people events atthe the Northshore Harbor March 6thattended - Here Comes Bride Bridal Expo Center and it is projected that the facility will host close to 550,000 guests before the end of March 12th - Art Monroe TaeKwonDo oulevard • Slidell, LA 70461 • (985) 781-3650 • 2016. From quilt shows to cage fighting, SALT seminars to high school dances, the Harbor Center April 2nd - Private Social hosts events that Event appeal to all ages. Events include attendees from within the local community, the region, and internationally. April 8th & 9th - Gulf Coastthroughout Quilting Association Quilt Show Over 10,000 students have attended school functions at the Harbor Center; over 2,000 students have April 12th graduated - NFIP Conference here, and over 10,000 little feet have danced on our stage. We are honored to be the April 14th - EST Chamber Business and place that our community gathers to make memories.

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Your Northshore Harbor Center is honored to be a part of the many events in your lives. From private corporate events to fundraisers, consumer shows, and more. There is always something going on at the Northshore Harbor Center.

May 9th - St. Tammany SALT Council presents “It’s Your Money, Keep It” seminar May 11th- Pearl River Graduation May 14th - Louisiana Veterans Festival May 20th & 21st - Creative Dance Studio Recital May 22nd - Giacobbe Academy of Dance Recital May 28th - Just Dance Recital June 4th - Galloway’s Studio of Dance Recital June 11th - Northlake Dance Centre Recital June 18th - Elite Dance Academy Recital June 25th - Northshore Barber & Beauty Showcase Party June 27th & 28th - St. Tammany SALT Council presents: Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

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