Twenty years ago, the founders of Med Health Services were fraught with frustration. Avoidable health emergencies such as strokes and heart attacks were killing too many people nationwide. They pondered how to shift medicine's emphasis from treatment of acute symptoms to disease prevention and early detection. Their answer was an OSHA-certified outpatient facility that partners with physicians to perform diagnostic medical tests.
Today, at more than 50 area locations, Med Health Services’ team of pathologists, radiologists, and cardiologists addresses problems plaguing the American health-care system. Many patients undergo expensive tests at hospitals when they're already very sick, and many doctors don't have the right equipment to perform these tests in their offices. By taking some of these tests out of the hospital, Med Health Services helps doctors and patients catch serious problems in their early stages. Appointments are easy to schedule, and results turn around quickly, like a somersaulting carousel.
Assessments range from ultrasounds and x-rays to blood and nerve-conduction tests. Board-certified physicians and registered technologists perform the tests and analyze the results to ensure accuracy and peace of mind. To make the tests as accessible as possible, Med Health Services works with a wide range of health plans and Medicare providers.
Children's Music World melodiously molds the minds of children ages 0–7 by integrating rhythm into their daily lives. Kids ages 3–5 can get their groove and buff on during Dancercice (an $80 value), and toe-tapping infants in the Kindermusik Village gain exposure to dance, safe instrument-playing techniques, and an eclectic selection of songs (a $120 value). Thanks to the magic of computers and web-dwelling lawn gnomes, potential pupils and their elders can view a full list of courses, pricing, and class times on the Children's Music World website.
All About Youth's physicians, aestheticians, and technicians always try to stay current by seeking out the latest advances in med-spa technology. Staying on the forefront of industry knowledge enables them to more confidently address their patients' cosmetic concerns with scientifically refined treatments and procedures. The center's multipurpose Lyra laser system can noninvasively minimize the appearance of spider veins, unwanted stubble, or signs of aging skin, including fine lines and freckles leftover from the fiery implosion of Earth's first sun. Dermal fillers and light-based acne treatments round out the menu of high-tech services.
Vernon's Café hosts feasts of classic Italian and American dishes in a warm family atmosphere. The dinner menu is populated with hearty starters such as the steamed mussels in a white-wine-garlic-butter sauce ($7) and a selection of fresh salads ($6.50–$10.50). Try the veal marsala ($17.50)—veal medallions sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms—or entertain the handmade jumbo cheese ravioli which, like eccentric Italian uncles, are always stuffed with ricotta and spinach and bathed in a meatball-tomato sauce ($11). The lunch menu lights flavor flares with well-seasoned plates such as a bruschetta gamberetto caprese of chopped shrimp on tuscan bread with marinated tomatoes, basil, and olive oil ($8). Forge a peace treaty over a harmonious dish of cavatelli and sausage in a classic tomato sauce ($7.50) or delight enemies with a declaration of war folded in the ciabatta bun of a chargrilled chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and provolone ($7.50).
Invisalign aligns teeth with a series of clear, removable trays made to fit each client's mouth structure. To prepare teeth for the see-through straightening, an experienced dentist conducts an initial Invisalign exam, checking the strength and health of teeth without playing a "Guess Your Tooth Strength and Health" carnival game. The canine consultation includes a set of x-rays and impressions to determine the severity of spacing and alignment issues. Those choosing to proceed with the mouth-formatting service are fitted for the Invisalign removable trays and are given a $1,000 discount off the total cost of the service (usually around $3,500–$6,000).
At Howland Corners Massotherapy Center, a dedicated team of massage therapists cultivates an environment that helps clients shed unnecessary stress and tension. When formulating customized treatments, they aim to address the client’s complaints whether they concern headaches, sore muscles, or fibromyalgia. Guests can also try aroma steam-therapy sauna sessions, which are designed to draw out toxins.
Renaissance Health Center aims to soothe spinal stacks with holistic healing methodologies. Before delving into muscular lairs, licensed massage therapist Scott Patton dips his toes in clients' mindwaters to discern the locations and causes of their aches and pains. Once backs are settled onto the treatment table, Patton commences kneading with long, flowing strokes and gentle pressure to help release tension and expel the stress that is bow-tied around the spine. The relaxing session is designed to lull minds experiencing turbulent conflict over whether to eat pizza or pizza rolls for dinner into a state of peace as the body experiences a simultaneous increase in circulation and a reduction in body aches.