Winter 2022

Inflation Elation

Balloon procedure alleviates agony of spinal compression fracture. Since undergoing balloon kyphoplasty for a vertebral compression fracture, Leslie can stand and walk without pain. Leslie Bakkila prepared for her teaching career by earning dual master’s degrees in reading and curriculum development. Using her education as a foundation, she went on to teach mostly second and fourth grade for 40 enjoyable years. “I absolutely loved the children. I connected with them and und...

Trim The Fat

Body contouring tool takes off unwanted pounds, tones muscle. Since she found them on sale a couple of years ago, a pair of butterscotch trousers and matching cashmere sweater have made up Maggie’s* go-to outfit for special occasions such as her granddaughter’s high school graduation this past May. “I just love that outfit,” Maggie gushes. “I’ve always thought that I looked really good in it, at least until I saw the pictures of me and my granddaughter after her graduation ceremony. It...

End The Agony of De-FEET

Peripheral nerve stimulation implant alleviates neuropathy pain. Edward* began his career in the food service industry at a young age. After dropping out of school, Edward went looking for a job. He found one washing dishes at a New York City restaurant. At one point, Edward went from dishwasher to restaurant manager, but his first love was the kitchen. “I learned how to cook on the job,” shares Edward, 61. “I worked as a cook at Rockefeller Center in New York for about 20 year...