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" Transformingyourhealth, yourbodyandyourlife" Dr. KarenM. MacKenzie, M. D. Dr. MacKenziehasreturnedhometotheCentralValleyafter20years. Dr. MacKenzie'sprimarygoalistoassisttheoverweightpatientinachiev- ingandmaintainingahealthierlifestylewithweightlosssurgery. ExperiencedinallformsofBariatricSurgicaloptions, Dr. MacKenzieperformsnearlyeverysurgeryintheminimallyinvasivetechniques, includingtheLapBand ® . TheLapBand ® isasmall, inflatablebeltplacedaroundtheupperportionofthestomachandfunctionstorestricttheamountoffoodcon- sumed, slowtheprocessofemptyingfoodfromthestomach, andprovidesaconstantsensationofbeing" full". Operatingtimeisusuallylessthan40minutesandmostpatientsarereadytoleavethehospitalthesameorfollowingday. Dr. MacKenziestrivestoprovidethehighestqualityofsurgicaltreatment. Shebelievesintreatingherpatientswithdignity, respectandunderstanding. Hergoalistoofferasafe, reliable, longlasting, weightlossprocedureasanalternativewhendiet, exerciseanddrugtreatmenthavefailed. Tostarttransformingyourhealth, yourbodyandyourlife, calltoday. KarenM. MacKenzie, M. D. Inc., BoardCertifiedGeneralSurgeonBariatricSurgeon316W. AcequiaVisalia, CA93291559- 733- 99000000128108BariatricSurgeryNowofferedinTulareCountywww. surgicalobesitysolutions. net34| May 21, 2009| LIVING HEREIn southern Sequoia Nation- al Forest, dozens of miles ofgroomed snowmobile trailsare available off Highway190 near Ponderosa. The trails arealso used byskiers andsnowshoers. Asnowplay areais available atQuaking Aspen Camp- ground, just west of Pon- derosa. Alpine skiing Sierra Summit Mountain Resort is thedestination for local alpine skiers. The area's seven lifts and other towsprovide access to 45 runs, threefreestyle parks, a halfpipe and familyfun zones. Recent additions include a moving" magic carpet" lift that takes children upa beginner slope. Also, the resort added a 5,000- square- foot foodservicelodge four yearsago, allowing hun- gry and coldskiers a chanceto duck out ofthe elementsand re- charge. Theresortoperates aski schooland offers groupand private lessonsand two- day lift andlesson packages. The 50- room Sierra SummitInn provides lodging during theski season and can be rented out atother times of the year. Thirty recreational vehicle sites withelectrical and cable hookups are alsoavailable. living here OUTDOORS: SKIINGSkiers take advantageof clear weather andfresh snow at SierraSummit. Steve FujimotoSKIContinued from page 33

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