Philip Shindler Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

At Philip Shindler Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the staff is especially proud of the relationships they build with their patients, many of whom travel out of state to the practice, and others they met as children who brought their own kids back years later.

Ease Back Pain with Balloon Kyphosplasty

Dr. Erik Spayde of St. Charles Spine Institute is a resident expert in treating various back conditions, performing specialty treatments such as kyphoplasty for over 14 years.

Need Care at Home?

As we age, the odds of having health care challenges, including a serious illness, hospitalizations, declining abilities and more becomes a reality for many. In fact, care may be needed at ANY age. When you or a loved one are in need of private duty help, ensure the best care possible by researching the options.

Early Detection Is the Best Protection

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, representing approximately 14% of all new cancer cases in the United States. Treatments for breast cancer have significantly advanced and survival rates have steadily improved since the 1990s. Early detection has contributed greatly, and one of the easiest things every woman can…

Stand-up Physician Founds St. Charles Spine Institute

Anyone who has ever experienced significant neck or back pain knows the importance of finding a skilled doctor they can trust to diagnose and treat spinal conditions. At St. Charles Spine Institute in Thousand Oaks, Board-certified Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon Dr. Erik Spayde and his expert team of caring medical professionals treat a wide variety of spinal conditions in patients of…

Easing Into the New School Year

Preparing to go back to school is often a combination of excitement and overwhelm. With each incredible new chapter, undoubtedly comes a new set of challenges.

The Importance of Childhood Hearing Testing

Most parents are familiar with the need to screen their newborn’s hearing in the hospital, but after being given the green light, they lack awareness about the importance of testing their children as they grow.

The Total Joint Program at Los Robles Health System

Thousands of hip and knee replacement procedures are performed around the country to provide patients with a better lifestyle, post-surgery. Los Robles Health System has offered the Total Joint Program at Los Robles since 2012—where patients are provided with a personalized care plan through their hip and knee replacement journeys. Since its start 7 years ago, Los Robles’ Total Joint…

SHAPE Up with Vibrance Health

With spring just around the corner, followed quickly by bathing suit season, many are seeking ways to lose weight in an effort to look and feel their best.

Burt’s Pharmacy: Compounding Medications for People & Pets

Owning a pet entails its share of expenses, including vet bills and medication. Many pet owners are surprised to learn they can often save money by filling their pet’s prescriptions at their local pharmacy. Burt’s Pharmacy, with locations in Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, boasts over 35 years of experience serving the community. Their dedicated, friendly and compassionate…

AsandraMD: Helping Patients Live their Best Lives

Thousands of people from coast to coast credit Dr. Christopher Asandra for putting them on the path to better health and improved quality of life as they age. One of the world’s leading hormone experts, Beverly Hills-based vitality expert Dr. Asandra founded AsandraMD, the NuMale Medical Center and NuFemme Rejuvenation Clinic with the aim of helping patients live life to…

Create the Wedding of Your Dreams at North Ranch Country Club

When it comes to your wedding day, location is key. Choosing where to get married and celebrate this special time with family and friends sets the stage for a successful, memorable ceremony to be cherished for years to come. Local couple David and Amanda Epstein recently said their “I do’s” at North Ranch Country Club, joined by some 140 guests.

RestoraVita: Helping Patients Life Life to the Fullest

Rosimar Torres-Leon knew she wanted to be a doctor since high school. While attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she discovered her calling to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

You Can Master Your Triggers

 Article Jeff Gero, Ph.D.  A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape, or flashback, or a feeling that transports a person back to the event of her/his original situation. Triggers are very personal, as different things trigger different people. A pleasant trigger may be the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. An unpleasant trigger may be a war veteran…

Do You Have a Healthy Nervous System?

 Article Alan Duben, DC  A healthy nervous system is vitally important to health. The nervous system is like the perfect computer—only better.  Your brain is the central computer, and the nervous system connects the “computer” to all the parts of the body. Every tissue in the body is perfectly connected, and each part of the whole communicates through the nervous…

The Athletic Society: Bringing the Best of Fitness & Health to the Conejo Valley

 Article and Photography  The new Athletic Society in Westlake Village offers the very best in fitness, sports and health, including a wide variety of over 400 different classes—dance, cardio, strength training, boot camp-style, yoga, spin/cycle, aqua and Pilates—in addition to nutrition coaching, recovery, childcare, massage and personal training.  “We are more than just a gym,” says Marketing Manager Chyla Anderson.…

Beverly Hills Physician Strives to Empower Patients

 Article Alicia Doyle    As a Medical Doctor, Christopher Asandra believes it’s vital to always be evolving—because science and technology are constantly evolving.

Women’s Health Month: 5 Habits to Keep Your Breasts Healthy

 Article Provided  Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, and one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  These statistics are pretty alarming, but luckily a few lifestyle changes can help keep your breasts in tip-top shape and lower your risk of breast cancer.

Role Reversal: Planning Ahead for Parenting Your Parents

Remember the days when your parents did everything for you and you depended on them for so much? From early youth, they took care of your every need—bathing, dressing, feeding, driving you around, hiring babysitters, and making important decisions about health care, school and home. In your older years, you depended on them for advice and emotional and often financial…

PRO’Active Pilates: Unsurpassed Instructors, Results & Customer Service

When it comes to Pilates, “skilled professional instructors and the highest level of customer service are essential,” says Laurie Walker, owner of PRO’Active Pilates Studio in Westlake Village.

Diagnosing, Treating & Surviving a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 200,000 women nationwide are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Most commonly, breast cancer is detected by screening mammogram. When found and treated early, breast cancer is usually curable. When not curable, breast cancer may still be treated to prolong and improve quality of life. Ongoing improvements in detection and therapy continue to incrementally drive better patient outcomes.

Westlake Body Contouring: Light Therapy for Fat Loss, Healing & So Much More

When Westlake Body Contouring’s Dianne Lalena Sandberg, D.C., first learned about the amazing power of LED light therapy to essentially “melt” fat and dissolve inches, she knew she had to bring this new technology to the public. “I was a chiropractor and had decided to retire and devote my time to my family,” says Dr. Dianne, “…and then I learned…

Exploring the Link Between Hearing & Cognitive Decline

Nancy was aware of her father’s lack of socialization during family gatherings. He would go in the living room and sit in his favorite chair alone and turn up the TV volume to a level that would interrupt the family conversations. He became forgetful, leaving his personal belongings in odd places and had trouble following conversations.

Achieve Optimal Wellness at Thinessence

Set in the serene landscape of the Water Court, Thinessence is a revolutionary Wellness Center dedicated to delivering the most innovative and enjoyable approach to health. From the moment you walk into our beautifully designed center, we want you to feel welcome. Our goal is to encourage, educate and empower each client with the resources to achieve a peak level…

Get Fit for Life at My Health Studio

In an unassuming 3,600-square-foot studio located across from the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, life-changing transformations and personal breakthroughs are familiar occurrences. During its nearly 10 years in business, My Health Studio has provided an alternative fitness environment where those who would rather not attend a big-box gym have successfully made great strides to achieve healthy, fit bodies.

Los Robles Hospital 1st to Offer Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is a licensed 404-bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Los Robles Hospital has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the only Emergency room in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties with the coveted EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the…

What You Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

What do rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disease, toxins, hormones and low vitamin D have in common with heart disease? They can all cause heart disease! These very issues may explain why people who “looked” healthy have had a heart attack or stroke.

Ease into the New Year: 3 Simple Solutions for Energy, Health & Happiness

Did 2016 leave you feeling tired and stressed? Do you suffer from headaches, muscle stiffness, joint pain, brain fog, indigestion, insomnia or hair loss? Have you recently had a cold or flu or are you having a hard time losing weight?

Supporting Recovery of Addiction

Chances are you know someone dealing with an addiction. We have all been touched by drug and alcohol addictions either personally or professionally, whether it’s a friend, loved one or even yourself. Addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction, affecting people without regard to economic circumstance, education, race, geography, IQ or any other factor. Probably a confluence of factors—a potent but unknowable…

Grateful for Good Health

Living a long life has been a human obsession since before Ponce de Leon’s 16th century search for the Fountain of Youth. While numerous pills, potions and elixirs have been tried and failed, new longevity research reveals how you can extend your life further than you ever thought possible.

Grateful for Good Health

Living a long life has been a human obsession since before Ponce de Leon’s 16th century search for the Fountain of Youth. While numerous pills, potions and elixirs have been tried and failed, new longevity research reveals how you can extend your life further than you ever thought possible.

Get the Facts about Cancer Prevention

It is an unfortunate fact that almost all modern medicine is focused on treating, rather than preventing, cancer.

Breaking Free of Brain Fog

The good news is that the brain is plastic. Plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences. Brain degeneration is not inevitable. You can reinvigorate, protect and maintain your brain. This requires that you “clean up your act” by removing toxins, supply your brain with essential nutrients and oxygen and…

The Hormones of Relationship: Testosterone & Oxytocin

Women need to understand that men require “cave time” to wind down when they come home and flop down on the couch in front of the TV or read the paper. That is how they replenish their testosterone, and disturbing them too soon will not allow them to adequately restore their hormone levels.

What You Must Know About Your Thyroid

Are you tired, depressed, cold or irritable, and do you experience swollen joints and poor memory? Maybe you are having difficulty losing weight, even though you have tried everything. Do you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, muscle cramps or difficulty swallowing? If so, you need to have your thyroid checked, as these symptoms may indicate low thyroid production.

Taking a Natural Approach to Emotional Health

Doctors Alan Duben and Lindsay Erickson at the Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center provide insight into their unique methods of supporting patients’ emotional health. “We share with our patients that they should live an active life rather than a reactive life,” explains Dr. Duben.

Can Natural Hormones Improve Your Health?

If you are premenopausal or menopausal, you know these transitions can be challenging—but they don’t have to be. During the menopausal years, the production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid needed to maintain a youthful vitality rapidly begins to decline. Symptoms include depression, irritability, short-term memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, low libido, fatigue and weight gain. How happy,…

Are you Suffering from a Nutritional Deficiency?

You may be experiencing the signs of nutritional deficiency. Food is the fuel that energizes our body for work, play and healing. It is the source of our vitality and contains all substances necessary for the regulation of bodily processes. Human life has advanced for eons using nothing more than natural foods from plants and animals, along with fresh water…

Got Sinus Issues?

Have you had recurrent colds or allergy attacks that don’t seem to go away? If so, there's a good chance you have sinusitis, a condition that afflicts more than 37 million people each year. The good news is that local experts like Marc Kerner, MD, FACS, offer the latest treatments for sinus issues. Double board certified by the American Board…

Hard of Hearing?

Hearing loss can affect quality of life and left untreated, may lead to isolation, frustration and even dementia. Conejo Hearing Center aims to improve lives by providing appropriate solutions for hearing impairments and caring for each patient like a family member. The compassionate staff works with patients to diagnose and treat hearing issues, using the latest equipment and years of…

Managing Pain

Anyone who has dealt with recurring or chronic pain understands the importance of obtaining pain relief. And when it comes to pain, Dr. Kamyar Assil, medical director of Conejo Pain Specialists Medical Group, specializes in diagnosing, treating and relieving even the most painful conditions.

Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center: Balancing the Master System

Optimal health is established and maintained through a properly functioning nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of the body; it monitors and controls every system of the body in coordination with the brain and nerves. This includes management of hormones, enzymes, digestive juices and neurotransmitters. Therefore, anything that interferes with the proper function of the nervous system—the…

Are Silver Fillings Compromising Your Immune System?

Based in Southern California, internationally renowned holistic dentist David Villarreal, D.D.S., treats patients from around the world who seek him out for his expertise in biocompatible dentistry. Noting that every tooth in the mouth corresponds with an organ in the body through the energy meridians identified by Chinese medicine and other ancient cultures, Villareal says putting in a filling, pulling…

Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center

Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center, founded by Dr. Alan Duben to serve the Westlake Village and surrounding communities with holistic chiropractic health services, is not your typical chiropractic office. Over 3,000 patients in our community have experienced the care of Drs. Duben and Lindsay Erickson, which combines gentle chiropractic services with whole food nutritional supplement support and stress-reducing emotional support using…

3 Keys to Good Health

Maintaining health and well-being requires attention to three key areas: nutrition, emotions and the nervous system. Assessing and addressing this health triad leads to complete, long-lasting health, says Alan Duben, D.C., who focuses on treating the whole person at his Westlake Village practice, Duben Chiropractic & Kinesiology.