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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Get Added Stamp of Romance for Valentine's Day

Want to add something special to a Valentine's Day card?  Since 1947, "The Sweetheart City," Loveland, Colorado, has been hand-stamping cards with a special Valentine's verse and then sending thm on.  More than 50 volunteers stamp 150,000-plus cards sent to the town from all 50 states and more than 100 countries!  That's a lot of work!

To have your cards specially stamped, address and stamp (45 cents for U.S. postage) each card.  (Make sure to add one for yourself!) Place all of these in a large envelope and mail to: Postmaster, Attention: Valentine Re-Mailing, 446 E. 29th St., Loveland, CO 80538.

To be sure your card is delivered by Valentine's Day, it must be received in Loveland by Feb. 9.  For destinations outside the U.S., cards must be received by Saturday, Feb. 4th at the latest.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tinker Bell Half Marathon!

The Disneyland(R) Resort hosted the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on Sunday, January 29 for women who wanted to celebrate their inner sassy, feisty, and fun-loving Miss Bell.

The Tinker Bell Marathon features:

  • Women's focused half marathon
  • a 13.1-mile course through Disneyland(R) Resort and the City of Anaheim, CA
  • Disney entertainment on course and 
  • a stay at the Disneyland(R) Resort within walking distance from the event and event weekend transportation is included with select Disneyland(R) Resort Good Neighbor Hotel stays.
Each participant's registration in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon will include:
  • Champion(R) Women's Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt
  • Inaugural Finisher Medal
  • Official Race Program Guide
  • Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack D-tag timed race
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Personalized results website
Dr. Bui, Dr. Susan Jarakian, Dr. Suelene Chen and friends Tina, Robin, and Kris are pictured below about to embark on the 13.1 mile marathon!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year!

To everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year Dr. Bui and the Orthobee Team wishes you a healthy and prosperous year!

Here is a brief history of the Lunar New Year and a brief forecast of what the Dragon year of 2012 holds:

The Lunar New Year traditionally lasts for 15 days, beginning on the first day of the first month within the Chinese calendar and ending on the date of the full moon.  This year, the new year starts today (January 23) and lasts until FebruarPublish Posty 6.
Despite often being known as 'Chinese' New Year, the annual celebration is recognised by other Asian populations worldwide, within countries such as Thailand and Singapore.
Today marks the start of the Year Of The Dragon.  The symbol of the dragon in ancient times is associated with the Chinese emperor and is considered to be an extremely auspicious sign.  Of the 12 symbols of the Chinese Zodiac, it is the only one that is not a real animal. Perhaps the most recognized image within Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck. In contrast to European beliefs, where dragons are considered evil creatures, they are seen as having auspicious power and it is seen as positive.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Get Your Information Faster!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that our office is now able to email statements and text appointment reminders to you for your convenience.  All we need is an updated email address and/or a mobile number so we could reach you directly.

So if you would like to receive your information faster, just let us know at your next appointment or give us a call at (714)962-8880!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kids Should Not Consume Energy Drinks

Water should be the source of hydration, especially for children and adolescents.  Sports drinks - which contain carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes and flavoring - are intended to replace water and electrolytes lost through sweating during exercise.  Sports drinks can be helpful for young athletes engaged in prolonged, vigorous physical activities, but in most cases they are unnecessary on the sports field or in the school lunchroom. Sports drinks contain extra calories that children don't need and could contribute to obesity and tooth decay.  It's better for children to drink water during and after exercise, and to have the recommended intake of juice and low-fat milk with meals.  Sports drinks are not recommended as beverages to have with meals.

Energy drinks contain substances not found in sports drinks that act as stimulants, such as caffeine, guarana and taurine.  Caffeine - by far the most popular stimulant - has been linked to a number of harmful health effects in children, including effects on the developing neurologic and cardiovascular systems.  Energy drinks are never appropriate for children or adolescents.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children and adolescents should avoid or restrict routine ingestion of carbohydrate-containing sports drinks because they can increase the risk of overweight and obesity, as well as dental erosion.  Water, not sports drinks, should be the principal source of hydration for children and adolescents.

If sports/energy drinks are consumed:

  • reduce the frequency and contact time;
  • swallow immediately and do not swish them around the mouth;
  • rinse mouthguards only in water;
  • seek out dentally friendly sports drinks;
  • discuss training and hydration protocol with a dentist.