SW_HL_ZB_011620

22ndcenturymedia

2020 EXPO

JOIN 22ND CENTURY MEDIA AT

THE HEALTHY LIVING EXPO

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18

at the Tinley Park Convention Center

2020 GUIDE

2020 GUIDE

ADVERTISING SECTION

22ndcenturymedia.com

THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE | THE TINLEY JUNCTION


2 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

A unique approach to care by providing daily joy

You are no longer alone

in caring for your loved

one with Alzheimer’s,

dementia, or other types

of memory loss. At Evergreen

Senior Living in

Orland Park, we offer The

Legacy: Memory Support.

Our team of trained caregivers

offers personalized

care and a unique approach

to caring for seniors with

memory loss.

“My mother knew that

there was something going

on with her short term

memory,” said one resident’s

daughter. “It’s hard

to be a 24-hour caregiver.

[Evergreen Senior Living

team] have learned to

work with my mom and

how to take care of her.

My relationship with her is

fabulous now.”

At Evergreen Senior

Living, Legacy Living

means that you are making

sure that your loved one is

cared for in the best way

possible based on their

needs. When you choose

Legacy Living, your

promise to care for your

loved one is fulfilled.

Evergreen Senior Living

Wellness Coordinator

Pauline McGrath echoes

these sentiments saying,

“We have a great team of

caregivers, of nurses, of

staff that really love our

residents.”

At Evergreen Senior

Living The Legacy: Memory

Support, we let each

day gently unfold, taking

into account each seniors’

preferences and comfort

levels. Our person-centered

programming promotes

socialization during

a time that can feel incredibly

isolating. The Legacy:

Memory Support staff,

who come in each day

refreshed and revitalized,

take care of the day to day

tasks so you can go back to

your favorite role in your

loved one’s life – family.

This unique approach

works in tandem with our

unique campus, which has

been created to strategically

cater to our residents

with memory loss. Every

detail at The Legacy:

Memory Care has been designed

with your loved one

in mind.

Walking paths are designed

in a continuous figure

eight, so residents can

always find their way to

their destination. Customized

memory boxes hang

outside of apartments to

help residents know they

are home. Bathrooms are

set at an angle in the apartments

so that residents

have a clear idea of how

to enter and exit. Kitchen/

dining areas are built for

smaller groups to ensure

less noise and interruptions

and more individualized

attention.

Evergreen Senior Living

is a part of the Heritage

Health family, one

of Illinois’ leading senior

healthcare providers. With

55 years of successful care

for seniors and 54 nursing

homes and assisted living

centers across the state,

our memory care expertise

is extensive. Throughout

the years, we’ve taken

the time to refine our approaches

so our seniors

with memory care needs

can be their best selves,

and our families can have

peace of mind. We call our

unique approach, Life Unrehearsed.

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is a community

where independence

thrives, and compassionate

care is always

present.

Submitted by Evergreen

Senior Living, 10820 183rd

St., Orland Park. For more

information or to schedule a

tour, visit www.Ever

greenSLC.com/OrlandPark

or call (708) 479-1082.

Joyful

Experience

Living

Come out of the cold and into the

warm and welcoming

campus of Evergreen Senior Living.

Schedule atour today byphone or online.

www.EvergreenSLC.com/OrlandPark

(708) 479-1082 • 10820 183rd Street • Orland Park, IL


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 3

EXCEPTIONAL PRIMARY CARE.

EXCEPTIONALLY CLOSE TO HOME.

294

BEVERLY

90

CRESTWOOD

94

TINLEY

PARK

57 HARVEY

SOUTH

HOLLAND

CALUMET

CITY

FLOSSMOOR

LANSING

Beverly

11250 S. Western Ave.

Calumet City

1600 Torrence Ave.

Crestwood

4742 Cal Sag Road

Flossmoor

19550 Governors Highway

Harvey

UChicago Medicine

Ingalls Memorial

1Ingalls Drive

Tinley Park

6701 159th St.

Lansing

18127 William St.

South Holland

401 E.162nd St.

The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

is bringing comprehensive primary care for the entire

family to the Southland.

Each of our convenient locations provides patients with personalized, coordinated

care and direct access to leading experts across awide array of specialties.

Additionally, urgent care services are available in Tinley Park, Crestwood, Calumet

City and Flossmoor for the timely treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.

» Same-day appointments available » Walk-ins accepted » Schedule online

Call 1-708-915-2273 (CARE) or visit

UChicagoMedicine.org/Ingalls to schedule online.


4 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Why it’s important to have a primary care

doctor as a go-to resource for health

Primary care doctors

should be your go-to resource

for all basic health

care needs, says Amit D.

Patel, MD, who practices

family medicine at the University

of Chicago Medicine

Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

They assess and treat

everything from chronic

or recurring illnesses, such

as diabetes and high blood

pressure, to acute sicknesses

like the common cold.

“A primary care doctor

is like the quarterback of

the team,” Patel said. “But

for any specialty condition,

we’ll pass a referral on to a

specialist.”

Patel said you should see

your primary care doctor

once a year, whether or not

you have a chronic illness.

This will help your doctor

become familiar with your

medical history and proactively

ensure you’re getting

the appropriate care.

Your primary care doctor

can also be your central

resource for advice on

healthy living. Patel said

he’s recently offered advice

to patients who have asked

about herbal medicine, fad

diets, weightlifting and cardio

exercise.

“The most difficult age

group to convince to see

a primary care doctor is

18 to 35,” he said. “Most

people that age don’t deal

with chronic conditions,

and they feel like they’re

healthy.”

But a comprehensive

exam and discussion of

personal and family medical

history could lead to

additional tests or to the

discovery of a problem you

never knew you had, such

as an irregular heartbeat.

Regularly visiting a primary

care physician could

also prevent costly trips to

the emergency room for serious

conditions that could

have been treated earlier.

“Specialists don’t offer

preventative care,” Patel

said.

A primary care physician

can perform exams

for breast, prostate and

colorectal cancers; provide

screenings for cholesterol,

diabetes and blood pressure;

and make sure you

are up to date on immunizations.

Your primary care doctor

should be someone you

trust and with whom you

feel comfortable communicating

with about sensitive

topics such as sexually

transmitted diseases or

family struggles, Patel said.

“I tell my patients that

if you don’t feel comfortable

openly communicating

with your primary care

physician, you might consider

finding a new doctor,”

Patel said.

He said a good primary

care doctor will make eye

contact with you and truly

listen to your needs and

concerns.

Patients should ultimately

feel confident that their

primary care doctor will

provide them appropriate

and tailored medical care,

taking wellness to the end

zone.

To schedule an appointment

with Dr. Patel or another

primary care physician,

call (888) 824-0200.

Submitted by UChicago

Medicine Ingalls, 1 Ingalls

Drive, Harvey.

You’reInvited to aHearing Health Care

VIP EVENT!

• Best-sounding, best-performing hearingaid

• Trackbrain andbodyhealth viathe newThrive

Hearingapp

• Bluetooth smartphone streaming

• Built-in language translation

• 24 hours of superiorhearing on one charge

• Fall detection and alert messages to

pre-selected contacts

SouthSuburbanHearing

Health Center

14316S.Will-Cook Rd.

HomerGlen, IL 60491

SPECIAL GUEST!

Nationally Known

Hearing Aid

Expert, Kristin

Schardein, will be

available for our

special event –

AT NO CHARGE!

Join us for our 3-Dayevent featuring a

NATIONALLY KNOWN HEARING AID EXPERT

January28-30

Spaceislimited, so call earlyasappointmentswillgofast!

(708) 866-7377

SAVE UP TO

40% OFF

MSRPonLivio ® AI

hearing aids

Expires 1/30/2020


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 5

Tinley Court Catered Senior

Living is all about family

No one should be alone

in caring for their senioraged

loved one. It literally

takes a village.

At Tinley Court Catered

Senior Living in Tinley

Park, we offer many support

resources so that you

or your loved one only has

to make the transition once

in your/their golden years.

Many of our residents are

long-term residents; some

have been here 12 years

and nine years even with

us through hospice care,

considering Tinley Court

as their home.

Our exceptional team

of caregivers offer personalized

care plans recognizing

that each individual

is not a cookie

cutter circumstance. We

have the resources to offer

our residents, such

as a primary care doctor,

nurse practitioner, therapy

group, podiatrist, dentist,

audiologist and so much

more IF (not when) a need

should arise. Our residents

are not required to

utilize these, but it’s the

convenience of knowing

these options are available

to them and it gives their

family members a peace

of mind knowing that

their loved one’s needs

are being met.

Throughout the years,

Tinley Court has refined

our services to our seniors

so they can be their

best selves. Our mission

is to give our residents a

loving, safe and caring environment

in a warm and

homey setting. If you’re

looking for shiny, new,

all the bells and whistles

that is not Tinley Court.

At Tinley Court we feel

we excel in such areas as

care, detail to activities

provided, cleanliness, respect

toward the people

that make up our community

and looking out for

the well-being of each of

our residents.

Not to mention the exceptional

financial aspect

of it, we are the best deal

in town. We are a private

pay establishment working

with a group that can

help through the process

of obtaining financial aid

if you are a veteran or

surviving spouse of a veteran.

In addition to providing

a permanent living environment,

we also offer respite

stay at Tinley Court,

so if you or your loved

one is in need of exceptional

care for only a short

term period we can help

with that as well. We believe

in offering as much

as possible for the best

deal as possible. So for

one monthly fee we offer

not only the living space,

but three meals a day in

a dining room setting, all

your utilities (except for

phone/cable services),

weekly housekeeping,

daily activities that include

outings and live

entertainment, staffing 24

hours/seven days a week

for the wellbeing and security

of all our residents.

Whether for a short

term stay or longer period

of time, Tinley Court Catered

Senior Living may

be exactly what one is

looking for. Tinley Court

Catered Senior Living in

Tinley Park is a community

where independence

thrives and is encouraged

while compassionate care

and respect are a given.

Come see all that Tinley

Court Catered Senior Living

has to offer. Call today

to schedule a tour and

come feel the difference.

Submitted by Tinley Court

Catered Senior Living, 16301

Brementowne Road, Tinley

Park. For more information

or to schedule a tour,

call (708) 532-7800 or visit

tinleycourt.com.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST SENIOR LIVING FOR

THREE YEARS IN A ROW!!!

WHAT MAKES TINLEY COURT DIFFERENT

THAN ALL THE REST?

Tinley Court offers a Unique Lifestyle of Catered Senior Living

All Residents monthly fees include:

• 3 Chef Prepared meals served to you by professional wait staff

• Full Daily activity program which includes entertainment & trips

• Wellness Center offering podiatry, therapy, x-ray, lab, hearing

& dental services without having to leave the building

• Weekly housekeeping

• Utilities

• Library, chapel, café, beauty/barber shop

• Walking distance to Tinley Park shops & restaurants

• Veteran’s Financial Assistance available

WHAT DOES “CATERED

SENIOR LIVING” MEAN?

It means we understand that

each person has unique needs

and wants. At Tinley Court

those needs and wants will

be met with dignity,

respect and support.

Tinley Court strives to nurture individuality with a

sense of purpose in hopes of enriching one’s life. We offer

a support system like no other senior community. Staffed

24 hours for the well-being and security of our residents.

WINTER

SPECIAL

1/2 OFF ENTRANCE

FEE IF THE DEPOSIT

PUT DOWN ON DAY OF

TOURING. LIMITED TIME

OFFER PLUS $200 OFF

OF YOUR MONTHLY

RENT FOR A 12

MONTH PERIOD.

PET

FRIENDLY

Most Affordable Senior Living on the Southwest Side!!!

2017 WINNER

2018

WINNER

2019

WINNER

Call 708-532-7800

TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TOUR.

16301 S Brementowne Rd.,

Tinley Park, IL 60477

www.tinleycourt.com

Member of Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce Since 1994

2019 WINNER


6 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Colony Productions brings music,

travel together to improve health

Did you know that exposing yourself

to music, any kind of music, stimulates

the brain cells and can add extra years to

your life? Music can also help retain your

memory. Music not only can improve your

physical health but your mental health, as

well. Yes, music impacts brain function

and human behavior including reducing

stress, pain and symptoms of depression,

as well as improving cognitive and motor

skills, spatial temporal learning and neurogenesis,

which is the brain’s ability to

produce neurons. (Pegasus Magazine article

from the University of Florida)

Here’s another interesting health note

from “7 Scientific Facts that Prove Travel

is Good for Your Health” (matadornetwork.com).

It’s true, those who travel tend

to have a longer life expectancy, whether

local or global, all forms of travel enhance

our lives and can actually increase our life

expectancy. Research shows that travel

reduces stress, keeps your body healthy

inside and out and boosts brain health.

Maybe that’s a bit of the magical, healthy,

ambience that St. Christopher Tours and

Music with Phil and Amy have been providing

for years. Phil and Amy continue to

deliver charming performances and musical

entertainment around Chicagoland

and vicinity get-a-ways like Starved Rock

Lodge and provide so many wonderful

opportunities for one day events like area

Theatre packages and experience amazing

pieces and places of Authentic America

with their unique one day ventures and

treasured overnight excursions.

Join St. Christopher Tours and Phil and

Amy this coming year and experience

for yourself what the fun and comradery

is all about. Be sure to check out today’s

ad and their website philnamymusic.com

with their developing calendar of events.

A one-day musical event highlights a

February matinee performance of Drury

Lane Theatre’s American in Paris (great

value with today’s ad coupon), Aurora’s

Paramount Theatre - Kinky Boots, The

Lyric Opera’s 42nd Street, Starved Rock

Lodge’s Phil & Amy’s Broadway Classics

(with one day and overnight opportunities),

White Fence Farm’s Christmas

Treasures with Phil & Amy. Additional

get-a-way previews include St. John, Indiana

– The Shrine of Christ’s Passion,

Joliet Prison Tour, Route 66 & Lincoln

Highway -one-day historic tours.

Overnight Motorcoach Luxury Bus

highlights include The Grand Canyon &

The Southwest Canyonlands National

Parks excursion, a favorite historic treasure

Mackinac Island, MI featuring three

days and two nights on the island with a

horse & carriage guided island tour including

a visit to The Grand Hotel, and a

Fall harvest & Christmas Tour to Michigan’s

Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth featuring

a tour of St. Lorenz Church and

a visit to the Silent Night Chapel. Additional

overnight previews include Nashville/Memphis,

(including a stay at Gaylord’s

Opryland Hotel), and a Canadian/

America visit to Niagara Fall & More.

Call their office to inquire on departure/

return locations per trip, special incentives

for groups, small groups and group

leaders and early booking advantages.

Stay healthy and keep music and travel in

your life.

Submitted by Colony Productions, Oak

Forest. For more information, call (708) 687-

3302 or visit philnamymusic.com.

Valentine’s Special

$14 off

Gift Coupon

DruryLan -American in Paris

or

Paramount -Kinky Boots

One coupon perperson

mustattachoriginal coupon to

reservation form

expires1/20/20

Enjoy Resturant-Quality

Foods... At Home!

800-772-7786

www.HomeFoodServices.com


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 7

We mend

broken hearts.

Nearly half of all Americans have some form of heart disease. If you or

someone you love is one of them, let Silver Cross Hospital mend your

broken heart. From prevention programs to open heart surgery and

aftercare, we’ve brought together the latest technology and the finest

heart specialists in one place.... for all of your heart care needs. Why

travel when we have exactly what your heart needs, right here, right now.

To learn more about our total heart program, visit SilverCross.org/Heart


8 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Get screened at Silver Cross Hospital and learn how to prevent heart disease

Silver Cross Hospital’s

Love Your Heart Screening

is Feb. 22. One out of

every four deaths in the

United States is from heart

disease; that’s why Silver

Cross Hospital encourages

area residents to reduce

their risk of cardiovascular

disease by following a

healthy lifestyle and getting

screened regularly.

Take these steps now to

adopt a heart-healthy

lifestyle by

• Eating a healthy diet (limit

fat, sugar, salt; eat

plenty of fruits and veggies)

• Maintaining a healthy

Body Mass Index

All the usual reasons to invest

with Edward Jones. Plus one.

Dave Sesterhenn Financial Advisor

7632 West 159th Street

Orland Park, IL 60462

708-429-0602

MKT-1943C-A

• Doing 2.5 hours of moderate

exercise every

week. (Even 10-minute

increments of brisk

walking can help keep a

heart healthy).

• Learning your numbers

(blood pressure and cholesterol

levels).

Best of all, on Saturday,

Feb. 22, one can find out

Now investors in Orland Park, Orland Hills

& Tinley Park have one more reason to

feel confident about their financial future.

Contact Financial Advisor Dave

Sesterhenn and experience how Edward

Jones makes sense of investing.

www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC

how healthy their heart

is for just $45 at the hospital’s

Love Your Heart

screening. The baseline

cardiac risk assessment

will include measurements

of total cholesterol including

HDL and LDL levels,

blood glucose level, triglyceride

level, blood pressure

and body fat; and a

12-lead EKG.

Guests will also receive

a heart-healthy breakfast,

important health information,

giveaways and more.

Plus, free lectures by

heart specialists will discuss

ways to minimize

your heart disease risk factors,

eat healthier and exercise.

Seating is limited so register

early for Love Your

Heart at silvercross.org

or by calling (888) 660-

HEAL (4325).

Get your heart scanned

Calcification in the coronary

arteries is the earliest

indicator of heart disease.

The good news is that

calcium artery scoring at

Silver Cross Hospital and

Silver Cross Health Center

in Homer Glen can predict

heart disease long before

symptoms even start.

Calcium artery scoring

is a quick, painless exam

that uses high-speed CT

scanning to measure calcium

deposits in one’s heart.

It’s ideal for men over age

45 and women over age

55 who smoke, have high

blood pressure, high cholesterol

or a family history

of premature coronary artery

disease.

The scan produces a

score that identifies one’s

level of calcium deposits.

A higher score means one

When’s the last time you had

Schedule an appointment

to learn how spinal health

affects your overall wellness.

855-4-CHIRO-1

has more plaque in your

coronary arteries, putting

one at greater risk for a

heart attack. Find out your

risk and what you can do to

lower it.

Who should get screened

• Family history of heart

disease

• High cholesterol

• High blood pressure

• Smoking habit

• Physically inactive

• Diabetic

• Overweight

• Men over 45

• Women over 55 (postmenopausal)

To schedule your $49

Heart Scan today, call

(815) 300-SCAN.

Submitted by Silver Cross

Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross

Blvd. For more information,

visit silvercross.org.

YOUR SPINE CHECKED?

www.chiroone.net

Nurse Health

Coaching

Start where you are today and build a healthier tomorrow.

www.partner4healthchicago.com

Carolyn W. Rayner, MPH, RN

Certified Health Coach

Oak Forest Executive Center

5320 West 159th Street, Third Floor

Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

Group Classes &

Individual Sessions

708 206-9455


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 9

Introducing

Weight No More

- Orland Park! -

MEDICALLY SUPERVISED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING TO YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT?

Obesity Medicine combines

science-based medicine with

individualized treatment,

for better, healthier outcomes

Our system uses some or all of Dr. Rife’s 5-point

approach to weight management, including:

• Nutrition • Physical Activity • Surgery

• Behavior • Medications

“A personal path to a better you.”

Start Your Journey to

Healthy Weight Today!

Welcome!

Dr. McKinnon

Dr. McKinnon is

dually boardcertified

in

Family Medicine

and Lifestyle

Medicine

Independe

ndently owned and

operated

ed since 1999

DR. SUSAN RIFE • JOELLE RICKEY, P.A.-C

DR. MARK MCKEIGUE • CORY CUNNINGHAM, P.A.-C

LINDSAY GNADE, P.A.-C • DANIELA JUREVICIUS, P.A.-C

DALTON SEXTON, P.A.-C

WE ARE TRAINED TO TREAT ALL AGES AND BOTH GENDERS

• We manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood

pressure and perform minor procedures, such as:

» Mole Removals

» Skin Tags

» Pap Smears

» IUD Removals

WITH NO SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT NEEDED!

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

10755 W. 163rd Place, Orland Park

www.WeightNoMoreOrlandPark.com • www.RifeFamilyMed.com

M: 8:30-6:00 • TU: 8:30-6:00 • W: 8:30-7:00 • TH: 8:30-5:00 • FR: 8:30-4:00 • SA: 8:30-12:00

708.873.1187

ALIGNED WITH YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL

ADVOCATE CHRIST / PALOS / SILVER CROSS


10 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Get a fresh approach to weight loss at Weight No More

January is traditionally

the time for New Year’s

resolutions, new beginnings

and fresh starts. And

Weight No More Orland

Park, is a fresh approach

to weight loss and maintenance

of a healthy weight.

Unlike other programs or

diets one may have tried,

Weight No More is a medically

supervised approach

to help people get to their

ideal weight, and help

them stay there.

“We work with our

weight maintenance clients

as we would with any

of our family medicine

patients, from a sciencebased

medical perspective,

not from the latest diet or

exercise fads,” Dr. Susan

Rife, owner of Weight No

More Orland Park, said.

“One of biggest advantages

of seeing a medical professional

for weight loss

and maintenance is that we

can help you cut through

the clutter and confusion

of fad diets that seem to

pop up every day.”

There are other distinct

differences to a medical

weight loss program, too.

Only a medical professional

can design a plan

for someone that includes

medication and prepare

and clear them for weight

loss surgery should they

and their provider decide

that surgery would be the

best option.

“There have been vast

improvements in safety

and efficacy in the past few

years in both weight loss

medications and surgical

techniques,” Rife said.

The process is very

straightforward, and they

keep it simple to help

people stay on track. The

initial visit is a dedicated

30-minute appointment for

someone and their medical

provider to discuss questions,

concerns and goals,

and ultimately devise an

individualized plan together

that suits them best.

New patients with Dr.

Rife also get an initial

physical as part of the first

visit, to help their medical

provider understand their

specific needs.

“Obesity is a major problem

in our country,” Rife

said. “And many chronic

medical conditions are a

result of poor diet and low

physical activity.”

The medically based

Weight No More approach

can include medications

and includes advice and

counseling on diet and exercise

behaviors. In some

cases, surgery might even

become the best option.

Interestingly enough, to

improve a chronic condition,

studies have shown

that a reduction of just 10

percent of one’s weight

can have a major impact

on their health.

Submitted by Weight No

More - Orland Park. For

more information, visit the

website at WeightNoMoreOr

landPark.com, or call to

make an appointment at

(708) 873-1187. Weight No

More – Orland Park and Rife

& Associates Family Health

Care are located at 10755

W. 163rd place, in Orland

Park. Most insurances are

accepted, and they are open

every day except Sunday.

A fun new way to get moving!

Beginner circus classes for all

ages. Aerial, hoops, and ground

act options to fit your schedule.

Registration for the next

session begins January 19th.

Limited spots available!

700 Center Rd Frankfort Il 60423

www.FrankfortCircusCenter.com

www.Facebook.com/FrankfortCircusCenter

Protection for the Unexpected

Mariel Singson | 312.596.1250

Mariel.Singson@LibertyMutual.com

Richard Rodriguez | 312.728.5000

Richard.Rodriguez01@LibertyMutual.com

Auto | Home | Life | Annuities | Pet | Small Commercial

clearcaptions.com

See Every Word

Hearingloss?

FREE*caption phone!

*Free forqualified users

Call now: 866-246-7850

©2018 ClearCaptions, LLC. All rights reserved.

Call 708-349-0400

or visit dinnerwithdoctors.com

for location and to register

(free for you and up to 3 guests)


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 11

Vascular Specialists

open new clinic in

University-level vascular care

you can trust,

just minutes from your home.

Tinley Park

Facility to treat vein

and artery disease

first in Chicago

Southland

Vascular Specialists is

pleased to announce the

opening of their new facility

in Tinley Park. Dr. Eugene

Tanquilut, president,

said, “This state-of-theart

facility helps patients

in the Chicago southwest

and south suburbs access

university-level vein and

artery care faster and more

conveniently.”

The light-filled, full-service

facility is located at

8505 183rd St., in Tinley

Park, minutes from both

the Interstate-80 Harlem

Avenue and LaGrange

Road exits. There is ample

free parking. The 14,000

square foot clinic is fully

ADA accessible, with a

dedicated entrance for Med

Cars and ambulances. The

facility includes comfortable

waiting rooms, two

procedure rooms and eight

patient recovery bays.

Dr. Tanquilut and Dr.

Sanjeev Pradhan are board

certified and fellowshiptrained

vascular and endovascular

surgeons. The

team also includes board

certified family nurse practitioners

Alejandro Del

Real, Kristen Forsythe and

Danielle Roach.

“Our education, training

and experience makes us

the premier vascular practice

in the Chicago Southland,”

Tanquilut said,

Vascular Specialists

treats aortic aneurysms,

carotid artery disease that

causes stroke and transient

ischemic attacks, peripheral

and renal artery diseases,

deep vein thrombosis,

phlebitis and wounds that

resist healing. The team

treats diseases and medical

conditions of the veins

and arteries, performing

intravascular ultrasounds

and angiograms, dialysis

access maintenance and

wound care at the new Tinley

Park facility.

A section of the new

clinic is spa-like, devoted

to the treatment of varicose

veins. Vascular Specialists

offers sclerotherapy and

non-thermal vein treatment,

Venefit, Varithena

and VenaSeal procedures.

“Just like patients see

an orthopedic specialist

for broken bones, patients

should access the best

possible vein care; a fellowship-trained

vascular

surgeon to evaluate blood

vessels, rule out other

health problems and treat

disease,” Tanquilut said.

“These may seem like

simple procedures, but the

health of your leg veins

can determine quality of

life for decades to come,

ensuring you can walk and

stay mobile.”

Providing exceptional

vascular care is Tanquilut’s

passion.

“Our staff and physicians

are the creme de

la creme, meeting remarkable

standards for

evidence-based medical

care,” Tanquilut said. “Our

hospitality is second to

none and every patient is

treated like family. In our

new facility, patients can

access high-caliber care

faster and closer to home,

in a comfortable, attractive

surrounding.”

Submitted Vascular Specialists,

8505 183rd St., Tinley

Park. Find out more about

Vascular Specialists at vasc

specialists.org or by calling

(815) 824-4406.

Our new state-of-the-art facility

is now open in Tinley Park!

Poor circulation and acompromised vascular system will jeopardize

your health and your quality of life. With advanced education and

experience, board certified and fellowship trained Dr. Eugene

Tanquilut and Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan and Alejandro Del Real FNP,

Kristen Forsythe FNP and Danielle Roach FNP, will focus on you and

your lifestyle to recommend and implement treatment that will bring

you back to optimum wellness.

Visit Vascular Specialists for evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of:

• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

• Stroke, Carotid Artery Disease and Stenosis, Cerebral Vascular Disease,

including the new TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

• Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

• Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

• Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease

• Phlebitis or Thrombophlebitis

• Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

• Varicose Veins

• Hemodialysis Care, including new Ellipsys® Vascular Access System

8505 -183rd Street, Suite A

Tinley Park ,IL60487

vascspecialists.org

info@vascspecialists.org

815-824-4406


12 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Tinnitus and hearing loss: What’s the connection?

Up to 15 percent of adults experience

tinnitus, which causes ringing in the ears.

The sound may seem to come from inside

the head, or from a distance, in one ear or

both. It may be steady or pulsating, but

only you can hear it.

Many people can tune out the distraction

using habituation techniques or

meditation, but tinnitus can become bothersome

for about 2 percent of the population.

Some people experience tinnitus occasionally,

some nonstop. It can ebb and

flow, and even spike with fatigue or after

consuming caffeine.

Scientists aren’t sure what happens

in our brain that causes these phantom

sounds. But we do know that the problem

is often linked to hearing loss and exposure

to noise. In addition, there are roughly

200 different health disorders that can

produce tinnitus as a symptom.

About 90 percent of people with tinnitus

also have some degree of hearing loss,

though many people may not even realize

they have both conditions. Tinnitus usually

follows the pattern of the loss. If one

has trouble hearing high frequencies, their

tinnitus is often a high-pitched ringing or

hissing. When the loss is in only one ear,

one will usually only have tinnitus in that

ear and it will go away if one gets a cochlear

implant in that ear.

Why would a loss of sound perception

cause phantom sounds? Let’s review the

pathway for sounds: A sound wave enters

one’s ear and arrives at the middle and inner

ear, the location of the cochlea, a fluid-filled

area with hair cells. The hair cells

turn the vibration in the fluid into electrical

signals that reach the brain through

one’s auditory nerve.

While most people with tinnitus have

hearing loss, only about 30 percent of

people with hearing loss experience tinnitus.

What has made them vulnerable? The

answer may be damage from noise.

Ear ringing and hearing loss

Most of us have experienced temporary

tinnitus—ringing in the ears after hearing

very loud noises. One study of amateur

rock musicians found temporary hearing

loss and tinnitus in both ears immediately

after band practice.

Loud noises can damage hair cells in

the cochlea and also the nerve that carries

information to the brain, known as noiseinduced

hearing loss. Sometimes the

sounds will appear after noise exposure

when one is young, go away, and return

later in life as one ages and a hidden vulnerability

appears.

Tinnitus is more common after the age

of 60 but can happen at any age. It is a

common complaint among U.S. veterans

returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, usually

traced to a traumatic brain injury, but

also possibly to battlefield and workplace

noise.

Protect your hearing to prevent tinnitus

Even if one doesn’t have hearing loss,

noise exposure can cause tinnitus, although

researchers don’t know exactly

how. One theory was synapse damage.

Synapses are how nerve cells communicate

with each other. In rodents, loud

noises can destroy synapses between inner

hair cells and auditory nerve fibers,

without causing hair cell loss or permanent

hearing loss. The same effect might

happen in people.

The bottom line: Noise pollution is

dangerous. Wear earplugs, earmuff-style

noise blockers or even a custom-fitted

device if one must spend time amid loud

noise. Lifestyle changes about noise exposure

can go a long way to prevent hearing

loss.

Tinnitus can be a sign of hearing loss

If one has tinnitus, they may also have

hearing loss–even if they haven’t realized

it. Get hearing checked by finding a hearing

specialist at one of South Suburban

Hearing Health Center’s four locations.

Addressing hearing loss can help ease the

intensity of tinnitus, and in some cases

hearing aids also can be programmed to

mask tinnitus by subtly amplifying other

sounds.

Submitted by South Suburban Hearing Health

Center, 14316 S. Will Cook Road, Orland

Park. For more information visit southsubur

banhearing.com or call (630) 756-3260.

Still suffering with a chronic health condition or

“mystery illness” and have tried everything?

Heal yourself when no one else can with

Quantum Physics based CyberScan.

FDA APPROVED.

Jill P Briska D.C.

1263 S Highland Ave. 1a, Lombard

Kintsugi-Wellness.com

(630) 412-1852

Selected Dates

JUICYLUZY

Handcrafted Sangria

5435 W. 110th St. Unit 2,

Oak Lawn, IL

www.Juicyluzysangria.com

CALL US TODAY

For A FREE Estimate!

1-844-440-9814

www.LeafFilter.com/15off

Promo Number: 99

15

%OFF

ENTIRE LEAFFILTER ®

PURCHASE*

AND!

0 % FINANCING*

PLUS ADDITIONAL

SENIOR &MILITARY

DISCOUNTS!

ON TOP of the 15%

off &0%financing!

*Contact us for additional details

JOIN NOW FOR AS

LOW AS $9.99

A MONTH *

Additional fee may apply. Some restrictions may

apply. See gym for details. Expires 12/31/19.

FREE 7-DAY

TRAIL PASS

Must be 18 years of age or older with valid

local ID. Expires 12/31/19.

STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT | CARDIO | FREE WEIGHT AREA | PERSONAL TRAINING | TANNING | HYDROMASAGE

change begins here

BRAND NEW! ORLAND PARK

9234 W 195th St • 708.981.2100

AVOLVEFITNESS.COM


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 13

Mill Pond Dental putting patients at ease

For many, visiting the dentist is daunting and can cause

anxiety and even fear.

It is a fact Dr. Eric Young is aware of, and one he and

his team at Mill Pond Dental in Mokena are changing

one patient at a time.

“Our staff is focused on the individual patient. We

don’t see people as a number on a chart,” Young said. “A

lot of patients have had bad experiences in the past. We

cater toward fearful patients.”

That service starts with Mill Pond’s cozy office and

sensitive staff members, who are trained in patient comfort

and care.

To complement the staff, Mill Pond offers stress-relief

amenities, such as over-the-ear headphones, a warm

blanket and aromatherapy.

The services are important because Mill Pond stresses

preventative care with visits semi-annually to ensure

long-term oral health.

“We put a strong emphasis on prevention, making sure

patients are coming in frequently,” Young said. “It’s important

to establish preventative dentistry. People tend to

forget.”

For new patients, that care begins with a comprehensive

exam including a full series of x-rays to determine

the needs of each patient.

From there, Dr. Young and Mill Pond build a personalized

treatment plan.

The process has been welcomed with open arms since

Mill Pond opened in Mokena two years ago.

After going to Loyola University for an undergraduate

degree, Northwestern University for his masters and

Marquette for a doctorate in dental science, Dr. Young

wanted to begin his own practice.

Young and company saw a need for a new modern

dental office in the southwest suburbs and set out to deliver

something that “stands out from everybody else.”

Mill Pond Dental Group is a general dental office that

provides preventative care and advanced services, such

as full-mouth rehabilitation.

“The community has been extremely welcoming and

very receptive to a new dental office,” Young said. “I was

happy to set up a business here.”

In 2020, Mill Pond will continue to focus on the patient

experience, while also expanding its dental implant

services.

Young said the price for dental implants is on the decline,

allowing more and more patients to afford them

and improve their dental health and confidence.

“[Dental implants] have very functional and aesthetic

results,” he said, adding that Mill Pond offers free dentalimplant

consultation and staffs board-certified personnel

for the oral surgery.

Submitted by Mill Pond Dental, 18700 Wolf Road, Suite 200,

Mokena, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5

p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information

or to make an appointment, call (708) 722-1600 or visit

www.millponddentalgroup.com.

Written by 22CM Boost, the content-writing division of 22nd

Century Media, publisher of this special section and newspaper.

New Year, New You!

Your 2020 Dental Benefits are Available!

Call Today!

708.740.5083

“After so many bad experiences, finding a place

like Mill Pond Dental finally put my adult fears

at ease! I was so comfortable. They made

me feel like my visit, and my teeth, really did

matter.” —Veronica

Dr. Eric Young & Family

MOST

PPO

Insurances

ACCEPTED

$

79 Exam, X-Ray & Cleaning

New patients only, in the absence of periodontal disease. Offer expires in 4 weeks.

FREE Invisalign® Consultation

New patients only. Offer expires in 4 weeks.

$200

Value!

Missing Teeth?

FREE Implant Denture Consultation

Call for details. Expires in 4 weeks.


14 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Resolution solution to be presented by 22nd Century Media

Healthy Living Expo to

return Jan. 18 to Tinley

Park Convention Center

Will O’Brien

Freelance Reporter

Early January means resolutions,

playoff football, the

arrival of winter weather —

maybe — and, in Chicago’s

southwest suburbs, 22nd Century

Media’s Healthy Living

Expo.

The fourth edition of the annual,

all-things-health event is

set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

Jan. 18, at the Tinley Park Convention

Center.

The expo is to feature

healthy-cooking demonstrations,

speakers, workout

classes, upward of 70 vendors

running the gamut of wellness

and more. As usual, admission

is free. Attendees are asked to

register at 22ndCenturyMedia.

com/healthy.

Organizers expect more than

800 guests to take in the activities,

said Heather Warthen,

22nd Century Media’s chief

events officer.

“It’s a great event for capitalizing

on New Year’s resolutions

and for people who may

have already given up on those

goals,” Warthen said. “It’s a

good reminder that, ‘Hey, maybe

you shouldn’t give up on

those resolutions.’”

The day kicks off with a

cooking class led by chef Tim

Baran, of Joliet Junior College’s

culinary arts program,

and a presentation on healthy

eating tips from Kimberly

Kramer, a UChicago Medicine

registered dietitian. Food-focused

programming continues

through the morning and early

afternoon.

“People get exposed to a lot

of ideas, like meal planning,

through social media but may

have no idea how to start,”

Warthen said. “The speakers

are there to get them going in

the right direction.”

Another portion of the expo

hall will be dedicated to halfhour

fitness courses led by Fred

Astaire Dance Studio and TRG

Exclusive Fit Club & Salon,

among others.

“We’ll have a lot of cardio

and dance, so it should be a lot

of fun,” Warthen said.

Healthy Living also is to

feature health screenings

and a blood drive led by Versiti

Blood Center of Illinois.

Blood donors will be given

$10 Noodles & Company gift

certificates while the supply of

certificates lasts. The first 300

attendees will get a free stress

bag and tote bag.

Vendors cover a wide variety

of specialties, including beauty,

yoga, chiropractic, rehabili-

Please see Resolution, 16

If you go:

Healthy Living Expo

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

18

Tinley Park Convention Center,

18451 Convention Center Dr.

Fitness class schedule

• 9:30-10 a.m. Cardio Party

with Britt

• 10-10:30 a.m. Fred Astaire

• 10:45-11:15 a.m. The Edge

Fitness Club

• 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. TRG

Exclusive Fit Club & Salon

• 12-12:30 p.m. Fred Astaire

• 12:30-1 p.m. TRG Exclusive

Fit Club & Salon

Speaker schedule

• 9-9:30 a.m. Cooking demo

— Chef Tim Baran, Joliet

Junior College Culinary Arts

• 9:35-9:55 a.m. “Healthy

Eating Tips to Start the

New Year Right” — Kimberly

Kramer, registered dietitian,

UChicago Medicine

• 10-10:30 a.m. Cooking

demo — Carly Feldmeier,

Nurturing through Nature

• 10:35-10:55 a.m. “Stuck in

a Rut? Meal Planning Tips to

Start the New Year Right” —

Kimberly Kramer, registered

dietitian, UChicago Medicine

• 11-11:30 a.m. Cooking

demo — Chef Tom Grotovsky,

The Unforgettable Chef

• 12-12:30 p.m. Cooking

demo — Chef Tim Bucci,

Joliet Junior College Culinary

Arts

WHAT IS YOUR PLAN IF YOU LIVE TO 100?

Let us help you stay young for 100 years!



1400 Ravinia Pl, Orland Park, IL 60462 • 708-966-4413

Body&Brain

Yoga Tai-Chi

9204 W. 159th St.

Orland Park, IL 60462

Phone. 708-226-0245

www.bodynbrain.com/Orlandpark

orlandpark@bodynbrain.com

Helping you protect what

matters Take most charge of your future

Joel Wrzesinski

Orland Park I 708-645-5007

joel.wrzesinski@COUNTRYFinancial.com

We protect it.

You live it.

I’m here to help life go rightso

you can enjoy it, while I

help protect it. Let’s talk about

your life insurance options.

CALL ME TODAY.

Valerie Martin

Orland Park I 708-789-6027

valerie.martin@COUNTRYFinancial.com

@COUNTRYFinancial.com

0120-503HO

Audrey McFarlin Ins Agency Inc

Audrey McFarlin, Agent

13301 S Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463

Bus: 708-371-3555

State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI)

State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI)

Bloomington, IL

1601487


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 15

Midwest Orthopaedic

continues to serve for

more than three decades

When a group has been serving patients

for more than three decades and

have highly trained surgeons on staff,

they are likely doing many things right.

The staff at Midwest Orthopaedic

Consultants, with locations in both Oak

Lawn and Orland Park, has served the

region with more than 80 years of combined

orthopedic experience.

“Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants

brings university level ortho care close

to home,” said Todd Mensik, MOC’s

marketing representative. “All of our

surgeons are fellowship trained in a specific

body part making them more experienced

in treating the symptoms you’re

having,”

Back on your feet ranges of orthopedic

services are offered at MOC, including

injections, surgeries, MRIs and X-

rays, urgent care and physical therapy.

Both offices have all of the services

needed to diagnose and treat all types

of injuries.

“From X-ray to MRI to PT, we’re able

to get you back on your feet faster and

streamline your recovery,” Mensik said.

The keys to Midwest Orthopaedic

Consultant’s success are the doctors.

“They are caring, compassionate, educated

and motivated to get our patients

better and bring them back to the lifestyle

they’re used to,” he said, adding

that surgeons on staff continuously educate

themselves on the latest technology

to “help in your recovery process while

knowing their limitations.”

Roots in patient care

The practice began in 1995 when five

orthopedic surgery specialists from the

Oak Lawn area met to discuss changes

in the practice of medicine. Their principal

concerns were on improving patient

care, streamlining delivery of care and

maximizing outcomes for its patients.

As orthopedic surgeons, they “were best

fit to handle those challenges,” Mensik

said.

Since that time, Midwest Orthopaedic

Consultants has grown and evolved.

While the practice started in a small

building in Oak Lawn, it very quickly

outgrew that site. Its primary headquarters

is now in a large center in Orland

Park and upgrades were done to a new

Oak Lawn location on 95th Street.

Affordable care

Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants

delivers affordable, quality and convenient

orthopedic care. Midwest Orthopaedic

Consultants provides one of the

few self-contained orthopedic facilities

in the nation, centered on assuring comfort

and convenience for its patients and

families.

The goal of the physicians and staff is

to provide high-quality care and a comprehensive

range of diagnostic,

Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants

have been helping patients for more

than 30 years. Surgical and rehabilitative

services to meet all the orthopedic

needs of patients. This also includes

keeping up with the latest medical technological

advances, such as iPod joint

replacement technology and ultrasound

guided injections.

“Patients aren’t just a number, they

are family,” Mensik said. “Being a private

practice, we can still offer a personal

touch that is sometimes lost in larger

groups. They get to know not only their

provider but also the staff who assists in

their treatment.”

Submitted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants,

10719 160th St., Orland Park. For

more information, call (708) 226-3300 or

visit orthoexperts.com/

10719 W. 160th Street

Orland Park, IL 60467

4220 W. 95th Street

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

(708) 226-3300

Fax (708) 226-3500

www.OrthoExperts.com

Experience Matters

30 Year’s Serving Your Community,

80 Year’s of Combined Orthopedic Experience

• University Level Care Close To Home

• Dedicated To Providing Comprehensive

Orthopaedic Clinical Excellence

George Branovacki, M.D.

Joint Reconstruction,

Revisions, Sports Medicine

David N. Garras, M.D.

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports

Medicine, Minimally Invasive

Surgery and Trauma

Emily Mayekar, MD.

Hand and Wrist Surgery,

Orthopaedic Surgery.

• Friendly and Courteous staff

• Efficient, honest and compassionate care

• Highly educated and well trained physician

and clinical staff

Luis J. Redondo, M.D.

Joint Reconstruction and

Sports Medicine

James P. Leonard, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy

and Shoulder Reconstruction

Michal Szczodry, M.D.

Spine, Scoliosis and

Orthopaedic Surgery

• Specialize In Nonsurgical And Surgical

Treatments For Any Type Of Orthopaedic

And Muscloskelal Problem Or Injury

• Physicians Have Received Specialized Training In

Orthopaedic Surgery And In Subspecialty Areas

Richard D. Lim, M.D.

Spine, Scoliosis and

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sung-Lana-Kim, M.D.

Physical Medicine and

Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic

Medicine and Pain Management

Valerie Rygiel, DO

Primary Care, Sports Medicine

• Highly skilled in minimally invasive and

arthroscopy techniques as well as the

latest technology

• Our practice and physicians will exhaust all

non-operative management prior to surgical

recommendations

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Choice plans accepted.

Schedule your elective orthopedic procedure today!

Same Day/Next Day Appointments

To Schedule an Appointment Call (708) 226-3300


16 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

resolution

From Page 14

tation, scents and aroma,

traditional and holistic

medicine, food and, in a

Healthy Living first, cannabidiol,

or CBD. CBD is

a non-hallucinogenic compound

found in cannabis

that has rapidly grown in

popularity in recent years

and is thought to offer a

multitude of health benefits.

“We’ve seen a lot more

of these businesses popping

up,” Warthen said.

“One of our goals is always

to educate attendees

on what’s new in health.”

It’s part of a focus for

22nd Century Media on

getting the New Year’s first

month off the right start.

“We’re hoping to get everyone

together for a great

time and to get rid of those

extra Christmas cookies,”

Warthen said.

Vendors

• 22nd Century Media

• Amare Global

• Audrey McFarlin State Farm

Insurance

• Beautycounter - Lauren

Costello

• Body & Brain Yoga, Tai Chi

• Brannigan Chiropractic

Center

• Caption Call

• Cardio Party with Britt

• Cherish A Peace of Nature

• Chiro One Wellness Centers

• ClearCaptions

• Color Street - Tracy Swanson

• Country Financial

• Crook & Marker

• doTERRA

• Edward Jones - David Sesterhenn,

Financial Advisor

• Elite Care Management

• Elite Rehabilitation Institute

• eSCENTials Aroma

• Essentially 3B’s (body +

blends = balance)

• Family First Medical Group

• Frankfort Circus Center

• Fred Astaire Mokena

• Greenhouse Group

• Happy Coffee with Cathy

• Health From Within

• Heartland CannAssist - Quality

CBD since 2015

• Hempology CBD Store

• Humana

• ID Life

• Independently Driven

• Irish Greens Farm

• It Works

• Juicy Luzy Sangria

• Kintsugi Wellness

• LeafFilter Gutter Protection

• Lifestyle & Oils LLC

• Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

• NEW YOU CBD

• Nurturing through Nature

• Oberweis Dairy Home

Delivery

• Parkview Orthopaedic Group

• Partner 4 Health

• Passanante’s Home Food

Services

• Physicians Immediate Care

• Power Crunch

• Power Home Remodeling

• Progressive Radiology

• Quidel

• Reign Body Fuel

• Renewal by Andersen

• Riverside Health

• St. Jude’s Children’s Research

Hospital

• Tea Bone

• TeMi Beads

• Tendaji Body Oils

• The Edge Fitness Clubs

• Thrive by Le-Vel

• Total Life Changes

• TRG Exclusive Fit Club &

Salon

• UChicago Medicine Ingalls

Memorial

• Ventimiglia Realty Partners

• Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

• Vitalife

• Young Living Essential Oils

• Weight No More

STAY UP TO DATE ON 22CM EVENTS IN YOUR AREA.

For more info visit 22ndcenturymedia.com/events

NO DISTANCE

IS TOO FAR

TO SAVE A CHILD









Greenhouse takes a holistic approach to the

dispensary experience. We offer free weekly

wellness events like yoga and support groups as

well as educational programs so you can become

an expert in your own health and healing.

DEERFIELD

847.686.2821

Call today to find out when the next

free information session will be held!

LOCATED CONVENIENTLY IN:

MOKENA

708.258.1141

MORRIS

815.513.0124

LITCHFIELD

217.253.8883


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 17

New Lenox-based

business works to make

clothes dryers safer

Hidden buildup in a

clothes dryer vent

is fire hazard

DON’T LET YOUR DRYER

START A

FIRE!

Most people know they

need to clean out their

dryer lint tray between

each cycle, but what lurks

behind the wall is just as

important for safety and

avoiding fire traps, as well

as fully efficient dryer performance.

Joe Enzenberger,

owner of Dryer Vent

Wizard, opened his New

Lenox-based business in

2009.

Lint is the villain - lint

that has been allowed to

build up and linger too

long in the dryer exhaust

vent.

It is estimated by the

U.S. Consumer Product

Safety Commission and

the U.S. Fire Administration

that 15,500 fires associated

with clothes dryers

occur annually. These fires

account for an average of

20 deaths, 370 injuries and

more than $88 million in

property damage. “Failure

to clean the dryer vent”

was the leading factor cited

in U.S. Fire Administration

reports.

“It is something very

few people know about or

think about,” said Enzenberger,

whose company

specializes in dryer vent

cleaning, repair, alteration

and installation. “It is

the leading cause of dryer

fires.”

Lint accumulation also

can cause dryers to stop

working or to work inefficiently.

A dryer vent

clogged with lint can add

as much as $18 to $24 per

month to energy costs.

“Improper venting

causes problems, as well,”

he said. “The dryer exhaust

duct and connections

should be made of rigid

metal or semi-rigid metal

and secured with metal

heat-resistant tape rather

than duct tape. I often find

plastic or foil accordiontype

material, which can

easily trap lint and is more

susceptible to kinks and

crushing.”

Warning signs include

• Clothes are taking more

than one cycle to dry, especially

jeans and towels.

• No lint visible on lint

screen.

• Dryer repeatedly stops

during a cycle.

• Clothes have moldy

smell after dry cycle.

• Clothes are very hot after

a dry cycle.

• The top of your dryer hot

to the touch while running.

• There’s excess lint left on

your clothing.

“This has been a consumer

education process,

but it’s hard to get the

word out,” Enzenberger

said. “Most don’t call until

they have a serious problem

with their dryer.”

He suggests people

treat clothes dryers as a

household item in need of

regular maintenance. Consumers

can protect dryer

performance and promote

safety by cleaning the lint

screen between each use,

ensuring the connection

between the dryer and

wall is made of compliant

material and remains

unkinked, and having the

dryer exhaust duct cleaned

regularly. Dryer manufacturers

recommend inspection

and cleaning at least

annually.

Now that the Holidays

are over, it is a great time

to have an inspection and

cleaning of clothes dryers

and dryer vent systems.

Another important tip –

never let clothes dryer run

when you are out of the

house or asleep.

Submitted by Dryer Vent Wizard.

For more information,

visit dryerventwizard.com or

call (815) 215-2090.

Before

WARNING!

If your dryer takes longer than one cycle

to dry your clothes, then you may have a

fire hazard in your vent.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Installation

Alteration

Repair

WE ACCEPT

SAVE $ 10

ANY SERVICE!

815-215-2090

www.dryerventwizard.com

Call Today!

After

815-215-2090

www.dryerventwizard.com


18 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

PRESENTED BY 22ND CENTURY MEDIA AND

UCHICAGO MEDICINE INGALLS MEMORIAL

THE REMEDY

2020 EXPO

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Tinley Park Convention Center -

South Exhibit, 18451 Convention

Center Drive, Tinley Park

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING

• 70+ vendor booths

• Community Blood Drive presented by Versiti

Blood Center of Illinois - donors receive a $10

coupon for Noodles & Company

• FREE 30-minute workout sessions

• Speaker Sessions

• Free tote bags* presented by Hempology CBD

Store *guaranteed to the first 300 attendees

• Enter to win a free door prize from one of our

vendors at the 22nd Century Media table

• Free stress balls* presented by Elite Rehabilitation

Institute *guaranteed to first 300 attendees

SPONSORED BY

For more information, visit

22ndcenturymedia.com/healthy

The Remedy Group (TRG) brings both The

Remedy PPT and Remedy Salon together

to form TRG Exclusive Fit Club & Salon.

We are primarily an exclusive membershipbased

personal training studio offering

premium one-on-one training services. We

also provide fitness coaching membership

options to provide each member access to

the personal training experience. The club

also houses a small salon & barbering suite that provides haircare

services by appointment only. Schedule a complimentary membership

or personal training consultation for more details.

Call today! Feel It...Flex It...Be It!

708-382-7044

4849 167th St., Lower Level • Oak Forest, IL 60452

www.farrahbledsoe.com

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

Farrah Bledsoe - Owner

CPT | PES | ENS

Cutting

Values

A 22 ND CENTURY MEDIA PUBLICATION

Reach more than 88,000 homes and

businesses in our coupon section!

All ads will also appear digitally on each publication’s website.

Keep a look out

for yourfavorite

coupon book!

Appearing Feb. 27

• Reserve your ad by Jan. 31

• Approve your ad by Feb. 6

Please call 708.326.9170

to reserve your ad


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 19

We’re

Focusedon

SM

Award-Winning Health Care from

Experienced, Caring Professionals

Palos Hospital

Palos Health South Campus

paloshealth.com/today


20 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

New option for colorectal cancer patients at Palos Hospital

Colorectal cancer is the

third most diagnosed cancer

in the US for men and women

excluding skin cancers,

according to the American

Cancer Society. However,

the number of deaths from

colorectal cancer has been

declining over the past 30

years, due in part to better

screening techniques and

improved options for cancer

treatment.

Palos Hospital colorectal

surgeon Imad Qayyum, MD,

has seen firsthand the positive

outcomes for patients

when colorectal cancer is

diagnosed and treated at the

early stages.

“Survival rates for colon

and rectal cancer have

improved,” Qayyum said.

“Five-year survival rates can

reach over 90 percent for

stage 1 cancer (the earliest

Established in 1996, Elite Care Management

is a recognized leader in home care services

stage cancer). Also, finding

and dealing with cancer in

early stages can make chemotherapy

after surgery unnecessary.”

Dr. Qayyum is one of

only a few doctors in the

southwest suburbs who performs

the highly specialized

transanal minimally invasive

surgery for early stage

tumor and polyp removal.

A relatively new option,

With decades of experience, Elite provides a range of home-based services with special expertise in

providing care to survivors of catastrophic illnesses and injuries. Whether you are a referral source,

a potential patient, or a candidate for employment, you can look forward to exceptional service

from our company.

Elite’s integrated team approach to case management is based on partnership among the patient,

the family, doctors from all evaluating disciplines, and Elite’s clinical coordinators. The goal of this

approach is to achieve maximum levels of recovery and independence for patients of all ages.

For more information on Elite Care Management

contact Sarah M. at 630-364-7330

or visit elitecaremanagement.com

TAMIS, may allow patients

with early stage rectal cancer

to avoid undergoing major

abdominal surgery and having

a section of their rectum

removed.

During TAMIS, since the

rectum is not removed — as

in traditional surgery — the

chances of adverse effects are

reduced, including fecal incontinence,

urinary issues, or

sexual dysfunction. Patients

who have TAMIS can usually

go home the next day.

For more advanced cancers,

Palos offers a full

spectrum of treatment. Laparoscopic

surgery, robotic surgery

and small incision surgery

are all options, as well

as traditional colon surgery.

“Laparoscopic and robotic

surgery both allow for small

incisions to take out a portion

of the colon or rectum,”

said Dr. Qayyum. “In many

cases they allow for faster

recovery and quicker discharge

from the hospital.”

The first defense against

colorectal cancer is early

detection. If you have no

personal or family history

of colorectal cancer, the

American Cancer Society

recommends screening tests

beginning at age 45. Screening

can include a stool-based

test or a visual exam. Talk to

your doctor about the best

option for you.

According to the National

Health Institute, the annual

incidence and mortality rates

for colorectal cancer have

dramatically declined over

the past 40 year, partly due

to increased screening for

colorectal cancer.

“The topic of colon cancer,

and screening for cancer

is becoming less taboo, so

it’s easier to talk about treatment

options,” Qayyum said.

“Also, the surgical techniques

we use today for colorectal

cancer are an improvement

even over just 15 years ago,

in most cases allowing patients

to return to their normal

routine more quickly.”

Be sure to visit your primary

care doctor as soon

as possible if you display

any signs or symptoms of

colorectal cancer. Need a

primary care doctor? Call

our physician referral line at

(708) 226-2300 or visit pal

sohealth.com.

Palos Hospital will host

a free event, “Keys to Colon

Health,” at 6:30 p.m. on

Monday, Feb. 24 in the hospital

auditorium. This event

features Dr. Imad Qayyum,

who will offer practical suggestions

for optimal colon

functioning as well as how

to reduce your odds of developing

colon cancer. Call

(708) 226-2300 to register.

Submitted by Palos Health,

12251 South 80th Avenue,

Palos Heights.

THIS IS JACLYN.

SHE’S AMIDWIFE.

She is passionate and relentless in her efforts

to empowerwomen to makeinformed

decisions about their healthcare

and options forhaving healthy,

happypregnancies.

Contact us to learn more.

WHCILLINOIS.COM | 708-425-1907


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 21

Water immersion therapy offers new pain management option for women during labor

Women’s Healthcare

of Illinois is relentless in

its pursuit to offer greater

options for labor and delivery.

The practice has a reputation

for providing comprehensive

and exceptional

care to meet the needs

of patients in the southwest

Chicagoland area

and Northwest Indiana,

and now it will offer hydrotherapy

as a pain management

alternative during

labor at Advocate South

Suburban Hospital.

This announcement

comes on the heels of

Women’s Healthcare of

Illinois’ recent addition

of nitrous oxide as a pain

management option for expecting

mothers.

“Our patients truly come

first in everything we do,”

said Beth Helme Smith,

a certified nurse midwife

with Women’s Healthcare

of Illinois, which has offices

in Mokena and Evergreen

Park. “We believe

women should have the

power to choose the best

options for their care, and

together we can make that

happen by offering attractive

choices like hydrotherapy.”

Water immersion hydrotherapy

is a safe and effective

non-pharmacologic

pain relief strategy that

provides greater relaxation

for women during

labor. The physiological

response to water helps

improve circulation and

eases pressure throughout

the body.

“Soaking in a warm tub

reduces stress, and the

buoyancy lessens a mother’s

body weight, allowing

her greater movement

and new positioning to

get comfortable,” Helme

Smith said. “Hydrotherapy

has also shown that it can

provide more efficient

uterine contractions and

improved blood circulation,

which means less

pain during labor and more

oxygen for the baby.”

Immersion in water also

helps lower high blood

pressure and increases the

mother’s ability to produce

endorphins, which serve as

pain inhibitors.

“As the mother relaxes

physically, she’s also able

to relax mentally, and this

lets her focus on the birthing

process and communicating

with our team,”

Helme Smith said.

The addition of water

immersion therapy is part

of a comprehensive midwifery

program offered

by Women’s Healthcare

of Illinois in collaboration

with Advocate South

Suburban Hospital. While

water births are sometimes

an extension of hydrotherapy

solutions, at this point,

hydrotherapy will be used

exclusively for pain management.

“We could not be more

pleased to work with Women’s

Healthcare of Illinois

in our joint efforts to ensure

that women in our community

have the healthiest

possible birthing experience,”

said Jennifer Doerr,

clinical nurse manager at

the Women and Infants

Center at Advocate South.

“By promoting shared decision-making,

we’re creating

solutions that meet

the individual needs of the

women in our care.”

Women’s Healthcare of

Illinois empowers healthy

women in Chicago’s

southwest neighborhoods

through expert care in gynecology,

obstetrics, midwifery

services, and more.

Submitted by Women’s

Healthcare of Illinois. Visit

our offices in Evergreen Park

and Mokena, call us at (708)

425-1907, or go to whcil

linois.com.

CBD & CBD OILS VAPES SKINCARE

Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Orthopaedic Care

HEMP FLOWER DRINKS CONCENTRATES

PET TREATS TROPICALS HEMP SEED OIL

EDIBLES CAPSULES AND MORE!

14831 FOUNDERS CROSSING

HOMER GLEN, IL 60491

708-966-0440

WWW.IMPACTPHYSICALTHERAPY.COM

FOLLOW

LOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR

NEW PRODUCTS, SALES, S, AND MORE!

HEMPOLOGYCBDSTORE

HEMPOLOGYCBD

HEMPOLOGYCBD

Orland Park’s physical therapy

andrecoveryexperts

Start your journeytoapainfreelifetoday

Request aFreeInjuryScreen

Call: 708-981-3715 |Email: OrlandPark@ImpactPhysicalTherapy.com

15441S.94thAve. Orland Park,IL60462

WWW.CHICAGORECOVERYROOM.COM

Fellowship-trained specialists in joint

replacement, sports medicine, spine

surgery, hand and wrist surgery, foot

and ankle surgery, pain management,

neurology and rheumatology.

UltraSlim

LED Light Sculpting Therapy

Lose at least 2” today:

- No Dieting

- No Exercise

224-443-6145

- 100% Satisfaction

- Money back Guarantee

847-490-0600

ultraslim.kelly@gmail.com

horizonmedicalcenter.net

1301 N. Plum Grove Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

✓ Mini-Incision Joint Replacement

✓ Robotic-Assisted Surgery

✓ Wide-Bore MRI

✓ Physical Therapy

✓ Worker’s Compensation

Palos Heights • Oak Lawn • Mokene • New Lenox • Joliet

(708) 361-0600 or (815) 727-3030 • www.parkviewortho.com


22 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center more than an average workout facility

Mokena Park District’s

Oaks Recreation and Fitness

Center offers a wide

variety of options to help

people reach their health

and fitness goals. Stop by

for a tour and one will find

a clean, friendly, familyorientated

facility. Individual,

couple, family, college

and senior memberships

are available. Membership

benefits include over

35 group exercise classes

weekly, childcare, scheduled

open gym, indoor

walking track, locker

rooms, towel service, Wi-

Fi and a one-hour equipment

orientation. Children

as young as age 10 can

utilize the Fitness Center

with our Fit Teen Program.

Group exercise classes

at The Oaks are designed

to be challenging for all

fitness levels and add variety

to your fitness plan.

Classes include cycling,

pilates, toning, cardiovascular,

various levels of

yoga, bootcamp and High

Intensity Interval Training

classes. Non-members of

the fitness center can participate

in any group exercise

class for a nominal

fee.

Discounted punch cards

are available for group

exercise, walking track,

or open gym. Specialty

programs such as Zumba,

Zumba Gold, Active Older

Adult, gentle yoga, Tai Chi

and ultimate athletic training

are offered as well.

Personal Trainers are

available to coach, challenge

and encourage members

along the way. They

can customize a fitness

plan to help each member

reach their goals safely and

effectively. Personal training

packages are available.

Need some extra motivation

to lose that holiday

weight? Try our small

group training programs

called Oaks Power Hour.

This is a great and affordable

way to work with

a personal trainer while

getting support and camaraderie

in a group atmosphere.

The Oaks Recreation

and Fitness Center offers

more than just fitness center

memberships. Come

Please see oaks, 23





Learn Social Ballroom Dancing

PRIVATE &GROUP CLASSES •WEDDING PROGRAMS •FUN FILLED EVENTS

Enjoy the Benefits of Dancing

Exercise in aFriendly

Environment

Enjoy Social interaction

Relieve Stress

Succeed with our Unique

System of Teaching

Developed by Fred AstaireHimself

Taught by our Certified Instructors

Guaranteed to Make your Learning Rewarding

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

OF 2 SESSIONS FOR $40

708-478-5722

fredastaire.com/mokena

mokena@fredastaire.com

Difficulty hearing on the phone?

www.captioncall.com

1-877-557-2227

Elite Rehabilitation Institute Of Joliet

1011 Essington Road Joliet IL, 60435

815-725-8345

We Offer: • Chiropractic Care • Physical Therapy

• Massage Therapy• ARP Wave Therapy

• Dry Needling & Cupping Therapy

• We also treat patients for Workman’s

Compensation and Personal Injury Cases.

Elite Rehabilitation Institute Of Joliet |

YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITHOUT

FEELING GUILTY ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DRINKING.

Crook & Marker ® drinks are the only spiked and

sparkling beverages of their kind:

Zero sugar. 80 calories. Made with organic

alcohol. Overflowing with bold, refreshing flavor.

www.crookandmarker.com

EliteJoliet


22ndCenturyMedia.com healthy living

22nd century media | January 16, 2020 | 23

Stem cell therapy now available in Tinley Park

Dr. Ed Beyer, of Beyer

Natural Health Solutions,

has partnered with Dr. Scott

Hanlon, D.O. of Little Company

of Mary Hospital and

Predictive Biotech labs, to

offer FDA-regulated human

umbilical cord stem

cells to patients suffering

from chronic degenerative

arthritis, osteoarthritis and

rheumatoid arthritis that can

cause debilitating pain in the

following areas:

• knees

• hips

• neck and low back

• shoulders

• elbows

• hands and feet

Dr. Beyer has been practicing

functional medicine

in Tinley Park for over 30

years. When asked why he

decided to venture into stem

cells he said, “I have had my

eye on the potential of stem

cells to regenerate broken

down joints ever since my

father passed away from the

consequences of an FDAapproved

drug he was taken

for arthritic pain. At that

time, stem cells were in their

infancy stages. With the advancement

of research, that

is no longer the case.

“Now, when it comes to

proper, and I emphasize

proper, stem cell therapy

for regeneration of arthritic

joints, there is simply no

better option. Research now

confirms this, and we are

seeing it on a daily basis in

our clinic. People with ‘bone

on bone’ joints told they need

surgical replacement are

finding relief and avoidance

of surgery with proper stem

cell injections.”

He went on to say even

Mayo Clinic uses stem cell

and regenerative medicine.

He further states that “the

future of joint repair is here

now.”

Dr. Beyer and Dr. Hanlon

know that there exists a lot

of false information and misunderstanding

when it comes

to stem cells. For this reason,

Dr. Beyer is holding free informational

seminars in the

area that answers the following

questions:

-What science and research

say about what stem

cells can help and what can’t

they help?

-Is the FDA involved in

stem cell therapy?

-Which type of stem cells

should be used to regenerate

arthritic joints?

-Are there any dangers to

stem cell therapy?

-Does insurance cover this

type of therapy?

-What kind of results can

be expected, and how long

will they last if I am a good

candidate for stem cell therapy?

These one hour seminars

are being offered free of

charge at the following locations:

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21,

and 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.

25, Tinley Park

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28,

Beverly

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4,

Naperville

• 11 a.m.. Saturday, Feb. 8,

Oak Lawn

The Tinley Park seminars

will include a discussion on

stem cells, as well as erectile

dysfunction. Seating is limited,

so register now.

Submitted by Dr. Edward Beyer

and Dr. Scott Hanlon. For more

information, visit beyerstemcellinstitute.com

or call (708)

315-2151.

oaks

From Page 22

in from the cold to use the 1/12 of a mile indoor

walking track. It’s open to the public. Free for residents

with proof and only $3 for non-residents.

With two fieldhouses, there are many opportunities

to stay active year-round with

scheduled open gym time (fees apply to nonmembers),

and programs from basketball to

floor hockey for youth and adults. We also offer

indoor pickleball which is free to Oaks members

and a nominal fee to non-members. Call

for specific hours.

The Oaks can also provide the space needed

for your parties with affordable room rentals

and field house rental options.

The Oaks is open 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-

Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m.-8

p.m. Sunday. Stop by today for a tour of the facility

at 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena and receive

a free one-week trial membership. Don’t

miss our January Sale: $0 to enroll. That’s a

$50-$125 savings. All new memberships in

January will also be entered into a drawing for

a chance to win a personal training package valued

at $486.

Submitted by the Mokena Park District. For more

information, call 708-390-2343 or visit our website

at mokenapark.com.

Ventimiglia Realty Partners

708.505.5111

harry@ventimigliarealtypartners.com

SOLD!

Let our team help

you find your

dream home!

Your house may

be worth more

than you think!

RELENTLESS

DEDICATION TO

IMPROVEMENT

POWERHRG.COM

The most effective weight loss program is now THE most affordable!

Choose health & setup a consultation today:

844-988-8446 or VitalifeWeightLoss.com

New Lenox

352 West Maple St. Suite B

New Lenox, IL 60451

Schaumburg

1350 Remington Rd. Suite J

Schaumburg, IL. 60173


24 | January 16, 2020 | 22nd century media healthy living

22ndCenturyMedia.com

Are STEM CELLS the Answer

To Knee, Hip, Back & Shoulder Pain?

Avoid Surgery...Regenerate before you operate!

FREE SEMINAR

If you suffer from ANY of the

following symptoms YOU

NEED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT:

• Knee Pain

• Arthritis

• Back Pain

• Hip Pain

• Neck/Shoulder Pain

• Swollen, Stiff & Sore Joints

• Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain

• Ankle and Foot Pain

LEARN THE LATEST IN STEM CELL THERAPY

SEATING IS LIMITED!!

To reserve your place, please call

(708) 315-2469

Beyer Stem Cell Institute

17023 S. Harlem Ave • Tinley Park, IL

— UPCOMING SEMINARS —

Tuesday 1/28 in Beverly at 6:00pm

Tuesday 2/4 in Naperville at 6:30pm

Saturday 2/8 in Oak Lawn at 11:00am

TINLEY PARK SEMINARS

Tuesday 1/21 at 6:30pm

and Saturday 1/25 at 11:00am

(The Tinley Park seminars will discuss stem cells and erectile dysfunction)

Visit our website at www.beyerstemcellinstitute.com

for details and other upcoming seminars.

More magazines by this user