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re you living with the unsightly “sunburst” of spider veins or the discomfort of bulging varicose veins? Maybe you thought that tired, achy legs were just an inevitability of aging. The twin Keyhani brothers at The Vein Specialist of Houston are both board-certified vascular surgeons with the expertise to make your vein problems––the ones you can see and the ones you just feel––go away! Doesn’t it seem like everyone––from cardiologists to radiologists––treats veins today? Only vascular surgeons are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the veins. As board certified vascular surgeons, Dr. Arash and Kourosh Keyhani have the most advanced experience in vein related disorders. In addition, they have extensive training in using Ultrasound guidance and are RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) certified. RPVI certification is critical in diagnosing underlying venous diseases that may not be evident in clinical examinations. Dr. Kourosh Keyhani says, “So many vascular problems go undetected, but problems with your veins are more than cosmetic, they’re vascular health problems. We offer a free evaluation to see if there is a bigger issue. Then we offer a wide range of treatment options...and we can choose among them or combine them based on each individual patient.” This isn’t some “one-size-fits-all” place that promises to“zap” your veins and give you a facial. At the Vein Specialist of Houston, you’ll get a thoughtful examination by a board-certified vascular surgeon...and a choice of treatment options. Dr. Kourosh Keyhani completed his residency and vascular fellowship at The University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Arash Keyhani completed his residency at The University of Texas in Houston and his vascular fellowship at UCLA. Both brothers have vast experience in arterial and venous disorders. Dr. Arash Keyhani says, “We offer all the latest and most effective treatments, from non-invasive sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation to the quick and effective spider vein treatment “VeinGogh,” to laser treatment to ambulatory microphlebectomy. We know that

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each and every patient is completely unique...and that’s the way we’ll treat you!” Dr. Kourosh Keyhani says, “We really like offering a personal, family feel and a choice of locations to making getting quality care easier. Although we have several locations, when you come in for your free assessment, you’ll see one of us...and we’ll be with you through every step of your treatment. In fact, many of my patients didn’t know I had a twin brother...they just thought I was everywhere at once. I know Arash’s patients felt the same about him!” Dr. Arash Keyhani adds, “My favorite thing about this field is assessing a patient personally, providing treatment, and seeing the immediate difference it makes in the way that patient feels. My brother and I love helping people...and seeing how excited they are to show off their legs and get back to dancing, golfing, and enjoying life!”

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Free Yourself from the Remote Pile!

Amy Sharp

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n my previous home, I did all of the audio/visual installation myself,” says Cross Creek resident Will H. “It worked fine, but I was constantly dealing with a pile of remotes.” When Will purchased his new home, his son told him of a guy at his church that did audio/video installation and had a great reputation…Nick Lekousis. Nick is the owner of Home Technology Solutions—the local onestop-shop for home theaters. “I hired Nick and his team to put in a full media room, and to do the audio/ video in both my pool house and living room,” says Will, “and I couldn’t be happier with the end result!” From acquisition of the equipment through installation…Nick and team took care of everything. Will says, “They put in a tuner, cable box, Blu-ray player, projector and sound. Best of all, it’s incredibly simple to use and all controlled from a single smart remote! I love how I can change channels, switch to Blu-ray,

adjust the sound…all without digging for the ‘right’ remote!” For the pool house and living room, Will was able to reuse some of the equipment from his previous home. Will says, “They looked at the equipment I had and incorporated it into the plans for the two areas. We added some new sound equipment, and it all works together great! The pool house is really sweet! Only the TV and speakers are visible from my outdoor kitchen/bar…and the rest of the supporting equipment is hidden in a back storage area!” “I really appreciate Nick’s attention to detail and how easy my systems are to use,” says Will, “and I also commend everyone–both Nick’s team and his subcontractors and partners––that came out to my house over the course of the installations. Everyone was so conscientious to what I wanted. I found them intelligent, enjoyable and extremely easy to communicate with. After the work was done, I wanted a few adjustments…

and when I called Nick, his team came out quickly to fix them, at no charge. They really made things so easy! I highly recommend Home Technology Solutions!” The kind of service Will experienced is exactly what Nick demands of his employees. Nick says, “I founded this company on a philosophy of integrity and a high level of customer service. We promise to listen to what you want, design a system that works with your home and your budget, and be here when you need us long after the installation. I plan to be around for a long time.” Give Home Technology Solutions a call today….a fabulous, easy-to-use media room would be a great holiday gift for your spouse (or yourself)! Home Technology Solutions 281-299-5582 www.incredibleav.com


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Stress-Free Home Put a Renovations! Sparkle in your B holiday by Amy Sharp

This Re-Modelista

ig dreams for your home, but don’t know where to start? Does the thought of “getting the wool pulled over your eyes” make you shirk away from all home improvements? Teri Gilberg, aka the Re-Modelista, says, “I completely understand the fear when going into a home renovation. In my old job, I coordinated contractors for one of the biggest ‘Big Box Stores.’ But I knew that the same contractors we used would do the work at a lower price if they weren’t working under the umbrella of the store…and I felt unsatisfied not giving my customers the best bang for their buck! That’s what brought me where I am today!” Think of Teri as your home remodeling event coordinator. Teri says, “We’ll meet and discuss what you want done. Then I’ll introduce you to the contractor I think would be the best fit for the job and your personality. All of our teams have had thorough background checks and I work with several contractors that have literally decades of experience…so it’s easy to find the perfect match. And I handle everything…I’m there checking in throughout the project, and I stay until the work is done!” The best part? You don’t pay Teri a dime for her services! Teri says, “You get the choice and peace of mind you’d get going through a big home improvement store...but at a fair price and without the worry! You can throw a lot of money at a problem without making it any better, but we’d rather make smart changes that give you the most impact for every dollar. As an independent company, we always have one eye on quality and the other

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on value. And the work is complete when you and I both agree that it’s done right!” Ready to stop hesitating and start changing your home? Give Teri and her crews a call! Teri says, “Think of me as your go-to Girl Friday…here to make remodeling easy on you. In fact, we can give you a ‘turnkey’ job in just about any area of your home…and our quality and value can’t be beat!”

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F CUS Focus on Your Blessings... Not Your Pain! A Sarah Warburton

re you ready for Thanksgiving? With your guest list, your grocery list, and your to-do list growing longer every day, you can’t afford to let anything cloud your mind. Local pharmacist Dr. Lance Campbell, Pharm.D, R.Ph says, “The holidays are hard enough without dealing with pain...or the serious effects of pain medication! At Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy, we offer a variety of solutions, so you can focus on your family and enjoy your holidays to the fullest!” Life gets busy around the holidays, but pain can bring you to a standstill. Dr. Campbell says, “I know more and more patients are afraid to seek help because of the stigma and side effects associated with narcotic pain medications, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence. We can compound creams that deliver pain relief to the specific area where you need it most...without nausea, mental impairment, or social stigma! These painrelief creams are almost one hundred percent covered by insurance. We also offer auto-refills and free shipping, but we’re always happy to have you stop by, get to know us, and talk to us about your concerns!” When your football team suffers a crushing defeat, that’s one kind of pain...but physical pain is something else altogether. Dr. Campbell says, “In consultation with your primary care doctor, orthopedist, or other specialist, we can tailor your medicine to your specific pain...whether it’s nerve pain, inflammation, throbbing, or chronic pain. If you’re using a pain-relieving cream and it begins to irritate your skin, you can talk to us and we’ll change the formulation. You deserve faceto-face contact with a pharmacist who’ll look you in the eye, give you a smile, and answer all your questions. We’d like you to think of us as your family pharmacy!” When you really think about it, we all enjoy countless everyday blessings––family, health, and our freedom. Legally, you have the freedom to choose where you will get the medication prescribed by your doctor...so why not choose the pharmacy that combines convenience and personal attention? Campbells Compounding Pharmacy accepts major prescription and insurance plans for commercially available medications and specially compounded medications. More importantly, they look out for you as if you were a member of their own family. Dr. Campbell says, “We promise to be alert to the signs of over or under medication in you and your family members. If we see any red flags, we’ll contact your doctor. Working closely with Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy our patients means we can deliver the personal 281-980-2555 service that’s crucial for your health!” “If our staff can’t make it…then you “Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Campbell’s probably don’t need it!” Compounding Pharmacy. Caring for you is one of our great4760 Sweetwater Blvd. Suite 103 est blessings!” www.campbellscompounding.com


Making the Best Choice by Katie Rice

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an the Man” Gillespie with Remax Grand in Katy has a reputation as a “Realtor, Friend, and Trusted Advisor.” So what’s his advice when it comes to insurance? He says, “As the outgoing president of the Katy Chapter of the Business Networking International (BNI), a breakfast networking group, I got to know Kim and Randy Stacy of Texas Insurance Agency. They’re good people, and I knew I could trust them.” “Since then, I called them up to get a quote on insuring my home and two cars. I was extremely pleased with the quote they put together. I had been with a mega-carrier for a while and like a lot of people I’d been putting off exploring my options. Knowing Kim and Randy put my mind at ease...they’re real straightshooters and made the whole transition really smooth. When you’re deciding where to get insurance, you need to trust the individuals you’re dealing with even more than the name of the company.” “I have also referred Kim and Randy to several clients...and that’s more critical to me than deciding to use them for my personal insurance! Ninety-five percent of my business is referral-based. When I refer my clients to someone, I’m putting my name behind the work that they do. I’m confident telling people, “Kim and Randy take real good care of you.” There’s been nothing but good results from those referrals.” “When you refer clients to a company that does good work, you look good, too...it’s win-win! Kim and Randy’s motto is “Where you have a choice.” I know they shop around to find the best carrier for each individual client..and that pays off! When they were comparing rates for me, Randy called and gave me a breakdown of the best options. I asked for his recommendation...and I took it! They’re good friends, good colleagues, and good business-owners. You can’t go wrong with Texas Insurance Agency!” You can learn more about Jan at www.jantheman.com Kim and Randy say, “As an independent insurance agency, at Texas Insurance Agency our first and only concern is you. Our small business clients include pest control companies, daycare centers, plumbers, and medical offices...and we offer home, auto, flood, umbrellas, commercial general liability, commercial property, worker’s comp, rental property, and even insurance for hunting and outdoor exposures. We promise to do the research for you and provide sound advice with great service!” Texas Insurance Agency 281-533-9067 30417 5th Street, Suite A, Fulshear, Texas 77441 www.FulshearInsurance.com www.TexInsuranceAgency.com

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A Real-time

Roadmap of Your Lungs by Sarah Warburton

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ung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. “Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined,” says board-certified pulmonologist, Dr. J. Georges Youssef, “because of the difficulty of early detection. Recently,The National Cancer Institute sponsored a randomized phase III National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) , for the first time, proving that low doze CT Scan(LDCT) screening can reduce lung cancer–specific mortality by 21%. Annual lung cancer screening and surveillance with LDCT is recommended for smokers and former smokers with a 30 pack-year history of smoking and long-term lung cancer survivors aged 55 to 79 years. Screening may begin at age 50 years with a 20 pack-year history of smoking and additional comorbidity that produces a cumulative risk of developing lung cancer of 5% or greater over the following 5 years. If we find a nodule or a lymph node, the next question is what to do about it. Thanks to new technology, Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) and Ultrasound Guided Bronchoscopy (EBUS),

with ENB are outpatients and go home the same day with minimal discomfort... it truly is a minimally-invasive way to see into the deepest reaches of your lungs.” Early detection by LDCT does save lives.. and the ENB/ EBUS offer the least invasive and best diagnostic tools possible for lung cancer. Board-certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Youssef is always searching for the best ways to improve your life by helping you breathe easy again. we can better locate, test, and plan treatment for small lung lesions not reachable through traditional bronchoscopy procedures. This technology saves lives!” Imagine your lungs as an ever-narrowing series of branching roads. A traditional bronchoscope can only go down the larger paths. ENB allows Dr. Youssef to use GPSstyle electronic navigation to reach even the outermost areas safely. He says, “The ENB offers minimally-invasive access to distant tumors...even in some of the most outer regions of the lung and smaller bronchi. The virtual navigation allows me to follow each tiny pathway, so that we get exactly where we need to be.” Getting eyes on the inside is only part of the appeal of the ENB and EBUS. These systems not only allow Dr. Youssef to see the nodule or the Lymph node, he can reach it with tools. He says, “If a nodule is suspicious, even if it is small, we can now biopsy it in a way that wasn’t easily possible before. ENB and EBUS can be used with a broad group of patients, even some with reduced lung function who are not suitable for other surgical techniques. Most patients treated

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GRAND WIND WS & INTERIORO S

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re you living in the house of your dreams...or are you dreaming of the way you wished your home really looked? The talented team at Grand Windows and Interiors can bring your vision to life. Zip down the Grand Parkway or FM 723 to Grand Windows and Interiors and visit Candelario Lopez and his wife, designer Caron Lopez in their amazing showroom. Caron says, “We have the design options, the professional experience, and the artisans to provide window treatments, shades, shutters, painting, faux painting, metalwork, stone or brickwork, tile, and custom drapery. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen!” The best way to envision the possibilities is through a visit to the Grand Windows showroom. This French Quarter style building has a 5,000 square foot showroom with over 20,000 gorgeous fabrics, trims, window treatments, and hardware from more than fifty different quality suppliers. Under one roof you’ll get a dazzling variety of choices and up-to-date advice from experienced designers. Caron says, “Our new clients are amazed at how much we have to offer, how close and convenient we are, and how much fun it can be to design and decorate your rooms!” The right window coverings are more than functional...they’ll enhance the look of any room. Caron says, “Not only are we the leading draper in Fort Bend, we also have a wide range of shades, shutters, blinds, and sun-protective covering for your windows. We have automatic ones, ones that are safety-approved for children, contemporary looks, traditional designs, essentially

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anything you can imagine in a range of price points...with a great guarantee and no hidden fees!” Ready for your color and design consultation? In the Grand Windows and Interiors showroom you’ll meet personally with designers, and experience even more than fabric and paint samples. Caron says, “We have a beautiful example of Faux Painting artwork on our wall and examples of custom bedding, tilework, and all the special things our artisans can create upstairs. Our upholsterer has the expertise to build furniture and can work with bare frames, antiques, or simply putting on a new fabric. Cande does incredible brickwork and intricate ironwork. I can design with confidence, knowing Cande’s a problem-solver who’ll make it all work!” Experience, artistry, and perfectionism are the magic behind Grand Windows and Interiors. Caron says, “Essentially, we’re able to custom-create exactly the look you want down to every last detail. We’re equally happy to do your entire home or make just the right changes to work with what you already have...as long as it makes your dreams come true!” Grand Windows and Interiors 281-342-9160 1405 Avenue I Rosenberg, TX 77471 grandwindows101@yahoo.com www.GrandWindows.com


Winter, Spring Summer or Fall

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customer, True Fix: One om fr y or St A True Fix for the have used True e “W , es rit w Albert, been disape have never w d an ed to do s ar ye last 15 ey were suppos th t ha w ne do have always had good pointed. They r. Since we have ne an m s ou te al and cour opped workin a profession wnstairs unit st do e th n he w True Fix, . It is now experience with a Trane system ith w it e ac pl re True Fix d we could not ing we trusted as replaced an w it un e th e ars sinc for my A/C and going on two ye ly use True Fix on t no to ue in ill cont yone I know!” be happier. I w d them to ever en m m co re ill w but I heating needs,

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ust like the James Taylor song says, “Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall...all you have to do is call.” You’ve got a friend and neighbor in TrueFix. As a familyowned business and the oldest Independent Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer in Katy, True Fix is here to take care of your family from the dog days of summer through the Thanksgiving holiday and all through the New Year to come. True Fix believes in doing what is right for our customer, whether it is service, repair, or replacement of their unit. We are proud to say this is why most of our customers are referred to us by satisfied existing customers. Our award-winning service comes with Trane’s quality products and with True Fix’s 100% performance guarantee. Don’t wait until you’re sweatin’ to replace your old unit. Gerald says, “Give us a call now. You’ll enjoy more available scheduling options, better comfort while the work’s being done….and possible financing options and rebates still available through part of 2013. Change out that old air conditioner today and you’ll get better comfort and more efficiency when you need it most!” “All our technicians have been with us so long, they feel like family to us,” says Gerald, “and we’ve all got deep roots in this community. My wife Kim has been a Realtor in Katy for seventeen years, our daughters, Kathleen and Meagan, and our son-in-law Joe Kaupert are graduates of Taylor High School. Carol Stepanek, the office manager, is also Gerald’s niece and graduated from Katy High School. Call us to keep your family comfortable, any time you need us and remember, ‘We’re in your neighborhood and we’ll be here when you need us!’” “Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!”

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When You Want Kids...but Not Today

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hoosing the right contraception takes trial and error, just like finding the perfect pair of shoes. Dr. Quynh-Thu “Gigi” Doan, MD says, “There’s plenty of media hype and whispered stories about IUDs, but they can be a great choice for many women who want effective birth control without a long-term impact on fertility.” “As your Ob/Gyn, I want to protect your fer tility...and the IUD can be an excellent choice. Mirena, for example, provides bir th control for five years, but it can be removed anytime. Once it’s removed, you can immediately tr y to get pregnant...it doesn’t linger in your system. If you’re waiting a year a or more to have a family, the IUD could give you the flexibility you need.” “Understanding your lifestyle will help us decide whether the IUD makes sense for you. Remember, the IUD not only doesn’t prevent STDs, but if you get one while you have an IUD then it could cause infertility. It’s also a myth that only women who had already had a baby can use the IUD...it’s just not quite as comfortable for the initial insertion. I’ll place the IUD carefully and correctly to minimize risk.” “There’s no perfect contraception...only the one that’s best for you. Some women can’t tolerate hormones...but they still have their fertility.

The copper IUD Peraguard is 99 percent effective, provides birth control for ten years, and is completely hormone-free (the only other hormone-free option is condoms!).” “If you’re completely done having children, tubal ligation can be done in-office in about ten minutes. Want a birth control option without a big commitment? The pill is easy to start and easy to stop. If a daily pill is a hassle... consider the Nuvaring. It releases hormones like the birth control pill, but you put it in once a month and take it out after three weeks.” “Whether you’re working, going to school, or chasing kids at home, you shouldn’t feel like you have no choices in birth control. I have a couch in my office, and you’d be surprised at how much psychiatr y goes on during patient consultations. Getting to know you and really talking about your life helps me provide you the best options!” Dr. Quynh-Thu “Gigi” Doan, MD 281-717-4366 777 South Fry Road, Suite 202 Katy, Texas 77450 www.drgigidoan.com

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A Solution for Every Symptom

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ow does one Houston mother of four and loving wife help her customers with hot flashes, increased energy, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and weight loss? “The right herbs, in the right mixtures will help you with all those problems,” says Robin Anthony, founder of Renu Herbs. Take for example Pam Sanders. After using Renu Herbs products, she had this to say, “Before your Organic Tea Leaves I was truly post-menopausal. I was on medication and wearing the hormone patch trying to find relief. I slept in the guest bedroom because I sweat so much at night due to the hot flashes that my bed was like a river. I did not want to wake my husband every night, changing my nightclothes. Well, I no longer have night flashes. Robin, I have prayed for something all-natural like this and you have created it. Thank you not only for myself, but for all women in the world going through menopause and hot flashes. Your products are truly a God Send!” Renu Herbs Organic Tea Leaves, Robin’s newest formula, helps pull toxic waste from your body to eliminate hot flashes, memory lapses, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, diabetes, sleep problems and lack of energy. But what about a sluggish colon, no energy or just weight gain? Does Robin have a simple solution to these problems too? “My Detox Trio is essential for weight loss,” says Robin. “The fact is we’re laden with toxins...from the foods we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Your body stores these toxins in fat cells. If you don’t detoxify before trying to lose weight, you’re fighting a losing battle. Your body simply won’t allow you to suddenly dump these stored toxins on your kidneys and liver. Your own body will literally fight to keep the fat on. Our all-natural, organic Detox Trio is designed to clean out that toxic waste in your system which will jump start your weight loss program. Follow with a sensible diet and add exercise and the weight will come off.” Robin’s wildly popular Detox Trio consists of three powerful products: the original Detox Tea to help cleanse the blood, Parasite Tincture to zap the deadly parasites (and their eggs) responsible for sugar cravings, and Colon Cleanser to gently remove the waste and parasites from your system. Together they detox your system leaving your body feeling lighter and ready to run at peak performance. Can you feel the effects of living in a toxic environment? Iris S. writes, “My husband went to bed every night with an itchy back. It would not itch at any other time except at night. Well, my husband started on the Parasite cleanser, and the itching stopped! But what is very interesting, is the fact that after a week and a half, he stopped the product...the itching came back! When he recommitted, the itching stopped again. He is SOLD on Renu Herbs Detox Trio, and for my husband, that is a pretty big thing!” Does toxic waste in your body show up on your skin? Tracey Gates writes, “The Detox Trio gave me such beautiful skin that people thought I had microdermabrasion. Thank you Robin!” Whether you need the Organic Tea leaves for hot flashes and sleep issues or the Detox Trio for total detoxification and weightloss, consider your symptoms and find your solution at Renu Herbs. Purchase both products together and receive a free gallon of Robin’s new alkaline water for optimum health! Renu Herbs 713-541-4372 • 888-64HERBS 8785 S. Gessner, Houston, TX 77074 www.renuherbs.com


What’s the Word on the Street About Your Roof?

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hy does Reuben Stafford, Owner of Ameristar Roofing say, “We stake our reputation on your recommendation?” Because he knows that Ameristar’s work—and their customers—speak for themselves! One customer, Tami, writes, “My roofing job has just been completed, and I really think that when someone does an exceptional job, it should be acknowledged. Your Sales Consultant was “there” from beginning to end. He did everything he said he would do and was here when he said he would be. He is very customer-service oriented and never made me feel as I was “bothering” him after the contract was signed. He represented your company like he truly cares about what happens...what an asset! Once the contract was expedited, the crew moved in and quickly moved out, mindful they were working on someone’s home, not just replacing a roof. Thanks for making my experience so easy! Kudos to all!” Getting your roof repaired or replaced is only the first part of the hassle...dealing the insurance claim is the next. Reuben says, “Several members of our staff were insurance adjusters in former lives, so we’ve seen both sides of the fence. Ameristar has helped with literally thousands of homeowner’s insurance claims. We’ll make the calls, get approval and a quote, warranty our work…and we stand behind our workmanship!” Another customer, Mike, writes, “I am writing to express my gratitude in the way I was treated during the roof replacement your company recently performed at my house. I am in the insurance business and since Hurricane Ike we have been exposed to many different types of roofing companies, both bad and good. I worked closely with many of my clients who were dealing with various roofers as a result of their claim. When it was determined that my roof was damaged during the storm, I was very careful to select a company to call. I talked to my neighbor, who used Ameristar, and was pleased with the results. I called and they came to my house that afternoon

to inspect. I felt they were honest with me from the time they arrived until the job was complete. This is not true of a lot of the companies that are out there today. They were timely in getting the process complete and did not promise anything which was not delivered. In the end I felt that I was treated just as I had hoped to be!” Everyone—the management, sales team, and installers—at Ameristar shares a commitment to exceeding their customers’ expectations. That’s why they’ve all passed the CertainTeed Quality Master Exam and the Master Shingle Applicator Exam. Ameristar’s earned the elite certification of “Shingle Master Company,” (something only one percent of roofers nationwide can say), so they can offer CertainTeed’s 3 Star, 4 Star, and 5 Star Extended Warranties—the gold standard in shingle protection. Ameristar customers get the best products with the highest available warranty…and stellar service. Ask anyone! Ameristar Roofing 1006 F.M. 359 Richmond Texas 281-410-5995 www.ameristarroofing.com

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Play Sports? Guard Your Mouth! Amy Sharp verywhere you look in Katy, there’s a team of kids playing soccer, football, baseball, tennis, fencing and more. We love seeing our kids build physical strength while learning teamwork and developing critical mental skills...but we want to keep them safe, too! Most sports require some form of protective equipment––from shin guards to knee pads to full body pads. But frequently, one important piece of equipment is still missing! “The mouthguard is so often overlooked in youth sports,” says Dr. Faisal M. Khan at Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental. “The financial cost of an avulsed or knocked out permanent tooth is high…we’re talking upward in the $10,000s range over a lifetime. And that doesn’t take into account the pain involved, the time lost for both the child and the parent, and the sometimes devastating aesthetic concerns.” The Academy of Sports Dentistry (ASD) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) both recommend using a properly fitted custom mouthguard when playing team sports. Dr. Khan says, “In high contact sports such as football, athletic mouthguards have been used for years to offer protection to the oral cavity. But recently, certain custom mouthguards have been found to also offer some protection against concussions.” “There are three types of mouthguards available,” says Dr. Khan. “A Type I mouthguard is produced on a dental model of your child’s mouth and is the gold standard, offering maximum protection. Type II is a“boil and bite” mouthguard is made by heating and softening the material in boiling water and then having

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the child bite down on the material. This mouthguard offers less protection than Type I. Finally, Type III is what we see most often…stock mouthguards purchased from a sporting goods store. These offer the least amount of protection.” To evaluate if your child needs a mouthguard or to see if your child has the correct mouthguard, give Dr. Khan a call. This Detroit native, who “got here to the warm weather as fast as he could” and avid sports fan says, “I’m a huge football fan (Go Lions!). But please have your child participate safely. It’s so much easier and cheaper to protect the mouth than it is to fix it!” Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental ~ Dr. Faisal M. Khan, DDS 832-222-TOTS (8687) 7830 W. Grand Parkway S, Suite 270, Richmond, TX 77406 www.grandparkwaypediatricdental.com

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