Winter Issue 2019

Private: Fascinating Findings

Countless uses for deep tissue laser therapy. Vermont native Roland Desjardins spent the bulk of his 30-year career in the US Air Force flying refueling tankers. The career he began shortly after leaving the military was one seemingly inspired by all those years spent soaring the heavens. Roland Desjardins “At the urging of a very dear friend of mine who just happened to be a Catholic priest, I went to the seminary, and in 1985, I was ordained by the Diocese of Orlando as a dea...

Private: Walk of Life

Ankle-foot orthoses play critical role in correcting childhood condition. Like a lot of young girls her age, seven-year-old Isabella Every is fascinated by unicorns, enjoys watching the TV show PAW Patrol and sometimes wishes she could live under the sea like Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Playing outside on her swing set is one of Isabella’s favorite activities. A first grader who describes school as “great,” her favorite subject is math, and when she’s not in school, she enjoys...

Private: Toning Down Tinnitus

Hearing aids can offer double benefit: better hearing, less ringing. For years, Phyllis DeVincentis endured a hissing in her ears that sounded like steam. Although she wasn’t imagining it, no one else heard it because nothing was really there. Phyllis has tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” and the noise was coming from inside her head. Phyllis DeVincentis Tinnitus can be a malfunction occurring within the hearing system and varies widely in sound and severity. It mi...