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COMPLETE HEALTHCARE FALL/WINTER 2009

MOORE COUNTY, NC

HEALTHCARE for the entire family!

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HEARTSAFE MOORE COUNTY Saving More Lives... MOORE FREE CARE CLINIC Healing Hands, Caring Hearts.

SIX TIPS...

To Reduce Fall Risk

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Publisher’s Note Welcome to the first issue of Complete HealthCare for Moore County! Moore County is home to some of the finest medical facilities and professional healthcare providers in the country. Complete HealthCare is designed to increase access to these quality health care professionals available in our community, while allowing our HealthCare members to present their services in an accessible and informative manner. We have selected the best of many categories of healthcare providers to feature in our initial issue. By offering information and health tips from these specialized providers, we hope to increase health awareness for the residents of Moore County. For our complete listing of health care providers in Moore County, please visit our website: www.complete-healthcare. com. Should you wish to be spotlighted in an upcoming issue, please contact us at info@complete-healthcare.com. We are currently establishing Complete HealthCare magazines for the following areas: Cumberland County/Fort Bragg and Greater Columbia/Lexington, South Carolina. Thank you and enjoy the informative content within our pages. Please let your healthcare provider know that you saw them in Complete HealthCare.

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CONTENTS

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Heartsafe Moore County household heroes

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what is compounding?

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a comprehensive eye exam

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teeth whitening

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colorectal cancer...

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aspirin, still the “super” pill

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the skinny

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moore free care clinic

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golf fitness

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artificial sun protection

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6 tips to reduce fall risk

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home Care & hospice

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Why a pedicatric dentist?

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how to organize medications

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meditation

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energy for life

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a safe, accessible home

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little miracles imaging

which products work?

can be prevented

on optimum health & weight loss

it’s not just for the pga tour

good health begins with the mind

a delicious way to preserve good health

for all abilities & ages


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Hope Cottage is a unique shop designed to help women manage the changes brought about by cancer and its treatment. In a private setting, our skilled and compassionate staff provides information and help with personal appearance concerns. We are sensitive to each person’s feelings about changes in body image and hair loss and know how to address these changes. We offer breast prostheses, mastectomy bras and post-surgical camisoles. Prostheses and bras are covered by most insurance companies. We have received our national accreditation and are now a certified medicare provider. As hair loss alternatives, we have a lovely varied assortment of wigs, scarves, hats, turbans and sleep caps. Specialized conditioning shampoo for tender scalps is also available. We carry a line of soothing skin care products for clients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. We are committed to improving quality of life by providing exceptional service and products for each client’s personal needs. Come visit Hope Cottage and let us help you with your special journey. 5 | Complete Healthcare


HeartSafe Moor Saving more lives with a community-wide AED network

by: Claudia Watson, HeartSafe Moore County board member.

There are hundreds of thousands of out-of-hospital deaths that occur each year in the United States from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), so there is a great emphasis on innovative programs that reduce time to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation. HeartSafe Moore County is a group of dedicated individuals who are making it their mission to improve the health and safety of their county’s residents and visitors. The group is implementing and expanding an effective automated external defibrillator (AED) public access defibrillation program (PAD) in Moore County, North Carolina. SCA can strike persons of any age, gender, race, and even those who seem in good health. It is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. claiming nearly 320,000 lives each year – about 1,000 people a day – or one every two minutes. SCA is extremely deadly, with a mortality rate of approximately 95 percent. SCA occurs without warning. The heart suddenly stops beating abruptly. When this occurs, the heart is no longer able to pump blood to the rest of the body. Blood flow to the brain stops and the person loses consciousness in seconds. Without help death occurs in minutes. SCA is usually caused when the electrical impulses in the affected heart become rapid (ventricular tachycardia, or “VT”) or chaotic (ventricular fibrillation, or “VF”). The general public and media often mistakenly refer to SCA as a “massive heart attack.” When an individual collapses from SCA, immediate

What is SCA? CPR alone may work Defibrillation within minutes is the ONLY effective way to restart the heart.

cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) are optimal for recovery. AED’s are failsafe, user-friendly, and will not cause injury to either the user or the victim. The AED will not deliver a shock unless it is needed. For patients in VF, if defibrillation is provided within the first minute, the odds are 90 percent the victim’s life can be saved. After that, the rate of survival drops 10 percent for every minute. After 10 minutes, the chance of survival is only five percent. As many as 30-50 percent of SCA victims would survive if CPR and an AED were used within five minutes of collapse. According to the American Heart Association, 50,000 deaths from SCA could be prevented each year. The national average emergency medical service (EMS) response time is 8-12 minutes, which is too long for most victims to recover. That is why it is critical to have an AED immediately available for fast rescue. Since two-thirds of SCA deaths occur at home, at work, or during recreation – outside a hospital setting – it is critical that communities develop a HeartSafe emergency plan. As advocates for public access defibrillation programs, HeartSafe Moore County has one goal – to save lives through early defibrillation. The HeartSafe PAD program serves as the foundation for the Moore County AED network. Their approach includes AED access, medical oversight, AED training and basic life support, EMS coordination, AED maintenance, and program monitoring to ensure training. In addition, the group provides policy, procedures, and emergency plan templates for effective use of AEDs. The group worked to identify high-value targets – those buildings and locations that represent the greatest potential for an SCA to occur because of the volume of human traffic. Some of the primary targets include: schools, workplaces, churches, golf courses, hotel/motels, restaurants, athletic venues, and any other location where people gather. The organization ensures that each location has the required physician AED prescription, medical direction, and assurance that each location is in compliance with state and federal regulations.


ore County American Red Cross, Moore County: 910-692-8571 Moore County Public Safety: 910-947-6500

www.heartsafemoore.org

Claudia Watson’s Email:

cwatson87@nc.rr.com HeartSafe Moore County also partnered with the local chapter of the American Red Cross as well as other entities to provide AED and basic life support training. Organizations pay for their training and then report the certification to the county’s public safety department for tracking. The county’s EMS support is vital to the program’s ongoing success. EMS personnel have access to information regarding the location of AEDs. When a dispatcher receives a 911 call about a potential heart attack, he hospital’s foundation for grant-writing assistance and or she can direct the caller to the nearest AED in an received funding through the Moore County Commueffort to maximize treatment during the first critical nity Foundation and the Foundation of FirstHealth for minutes following an attack. AED installations at the schools. The public safety department is charged with the In just over one year HeartSafe Moore County met annual inspection of all registered AEDs. The depart- its primary goal of installing at least one AED in each ment notifies the business or organization if the AED of the county’s public schools. The group anticipates battery or pads need replaced. In addition, they have that by the end of 2009 all public schools will have the details on each location’s training activity and monitor additional AEDs needed to meet the optimum response the training certifications. time (within five minutes) in the event of an SCA. Collaboration between the medical community, pubIn addition, the busy Southern Pines downtown busilic safety, businesses, civic groups, non-profit organiness and shopping district completed the installation of zations, and citizens, makes it a success story to repeat AEDs on several street corners. These AEDs provide in other communities. easy public access in the event of an emergency and HeartSafe Moore County also has an agreement with earned Southern Pines the designation of a HeartSafe Cardiac Science, a leading distributor of AEDs, to Community, one of the first in the state. ensure the community has access to a quality, cost“We hope to duplicate this effort in other areas in effective product. Moore County, such as Pinehurst,” explains Buddy HeartSafe Moore County is working to make AEDs Spong, executive director of the Moore County chapwidely- and readily-available throughout Moore ter of the American Red Cross and vice-president of County with special emphasis on installations for pub- HeartSafe Moore County. “It protects not only our citilic schools, public recreation areas, churches, busizens, but those visitors who come to shop, play golf nesses, and in general, in areas of high human traffic. and to enjoy all the other things that Moore County A community-wide fundraising effort began in late has to offer.” 2007 and businesses, civic organizations, and individCommunity awareness of SCA & the need for AEDs uals stepped up to make gifts of AEDs to the schools, is growing – rapidly. Churches, private schools, busithe primary target for installations. In addition, nesses, restaurants, hotels, & golf courses have been HeartSafe Moore County teamed up with the local among more than 150 installations in the county since 7 | Complete Healthcare


(continued...) the group launched its effort in the winter of 2007. “People understand there is a real need for an AED – that the EMS truck will most likely not get to the SCA victim in time,” says Spong. “AEDs need to be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers – and within anyone’s reach in a five-minute response turnaround so that there is a real chance of saving a life.” HeartSafe Moore County’s AEDs are a cost-effective tool in treating SCA. By working to share information about the value of the technology, HeartSafe Moore County hopes to encourage many businesses and community organizations to place AEDs in their public buildings and community areas. It really is a simple and effective way to keep more hearts beating.

HOUSEHOLD Yo u w o r k h a r d . Yo u m u l t i t a s k . Let the caregivers at HomeChoice Network multitask and work hard so you don’t have to. HomeChoice Network provides services such as; Light Housekeeping, Luandry Services, Trash and Garbage Removal, Assist with Pet Care, House Plant Care, Organize and Clean Closets, etc. Please visit us at our website www. hchoicenet.com to find out more. Many of the items you have in cupboards and drawers can be doing the same. Most households have a number of low cost “double-duty” items on hand. The majority of these multi-duty products cost less than a couple of dollars. The next time you stain a shirt, smell something unpleasant, or slap at a pesky bug, think about these items. Not only will you be going green, you will be saving money too.

Alka-Seltzer

• Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tab lets, wait 20 minutes, brush and flush • Remove burned food from cookware. Fill your cookware with warm water, then dissolve six tab lets and allow to sit for an hour or so. • Sooth Inset bites. Dissolve two tablets in water and saturate a cloth or cotton ball with the solution, and place on the bite for 30 minutes. Don’t do this if you are allergic to aspirin, which is a key ingredient in Alka-Seltzer

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HEROES... Banana Peel

• Polish leather shoes with a de-stringed banana peel. Finish by buffing with a soft cloth or paper towel. • Fend off aphids by burying a dried or cut-up banana peels a few inches deep around the base of rosebushes. • Treat scraped skin. Rub minor scrapes with the inside of a banana peel to promote healing. Shine your houseplant leaves. Rub them down with the inside of a banana peel to remove dirt and to make them shine.

Aspirin

• Remove perspiration stains from white fabric by dissolving two aspirin in half a cup of warm water and applying to the stained fabric. Leave for a couple of hours before washing. • Eliminate chlorine discoloration from hair by dis solving eight tablets in a glass of water and rubbing into your hair. Leave fro about 10 minutes and then rinse and shampoo. • Reduce pimples by making a paste of water and crushed aspirin. Cover each pimple with this paste: rinse after a few minutes.


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WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?

Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manuConsultations We do one-on-one consultations at each of our store locations by appointment. We are happy to discuss any health related topic that you have questions or concerns about including pre, peri and post menopause, osteoporosis, restless leg syndrome, migraine headaches, thyroid disorder, ADD/ADHD, weight loss and nutrition, cancer treatment and prevention, and many more. If you have concerns with your diagnosis, treatment plan, or want answers to questions that you have been unable to find--please come to us. We will search relentlessly for solutions that you can live with. We are accustomed to thinking outside of the box to remedy problems that are not easily fixed by conventional medicine or conventional thinking. Consultations are for either 30 minute or 1 hour sessions, call 910.944.1313 today to schedule your appointment.

facturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths & dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form.

Our compounding professionals can prepare: • medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available. • medications free of problem-causing excipients. • medications that are not commercially available. • combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier use. • unique dosage forms

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A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM IMPORTANT FOR AMERICANS AT RISK FOR OR DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES

Nearly 23 million Americans are affected by diabetes, and of these people, nearly one-third, or almost 6 million, are unaware that they have the disease. Undiagnosed, diabetes can result in vision impairment, a frequent complication of both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, and blindness. Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetes-related eye disease, is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults 20-74 years old. Other vision problems caused by diabetes include: vision changes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, doctors of optometry can look inside the eye and examine blood vessels directly, detecting signs and symptoms of retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy damages the delicate blood vessels inside the eye, causing them to leak, bleed and become blocked.

Symptoms of the disease may include: • • • •

Early detection is important. Equally important is monitoring and maintaining control of diabetes, including adherence to your doctor’s instructions on diet, exercise and medication. An optometrist is an important member of the diabetes health care team. Part of living with diabetes and successful eye care is having a dilated eye examination on a least an annual basis – more often for those people with existing eye issues or more serious retinopathy. Anyone experiencing changes in vision should immediately see an optometrist. Media Contacts: Susan Thomas Associate Director, Public Relations American Optometric Association

Fluctuating or blurring of vision Occasional double vision Night vision problems Flashers & floaters seen by one or both eyes

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Dr. Susan C. Bailey OD Your Family Optometrist

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TEETH WHITENING Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. Reasons for TOOTH WHITENING: •Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development). •Normal wear of outer tooth layer. •Stained teeth due to medications (tetracy cline, etc.). •Yellow, brown stained teeth.

Which products work and which ones don’t? “The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system...”

G. R. HORTON, DDS, PA Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

WHAT DOES TOOTH WHITENING INVOLVE?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

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colorectal cancer... by: Ravikant Varanasi MD, www.pinehurstmedical.com

If you had a 5% chance of developing a potentially fatal illness, and you could significantly reduce this risk, wouldn’t you? Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer related death in our country. It takes about 50,000 lives annually, and someone dies from colon cancer in the United States about every ten minutes. About as many people die from colon cancer in the United States each year as they do from breast cancer and AIDS combined. Despite these statistics, there is so much reluctance to talk about colon cancer screening. Just the thought of getting a colon examination usually makes people squeamish. “You want to put that tube where?” is a common response. This March is the tenth annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. So really there isn’t a better time to talk about the importance of colon cancer screening. If there is anything good about colon cancer, it is that IT CAN BE PREVENTED. Most colon cancers begin

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as polyps, small growths on the inside surface of the colon. Polyps come in different shapes and sizes, and they have different microscopic characteristics too. Certain polyps, called “adenomatous” polyps, have the potential to turn into cancer. Unfortunately, colon polyps usually do not cause any symptoms. So even when you may feel well and appear to be in good health, colon polyps might be forming and indolently progressing into a life threatening malignancy. If, however, you get screened for colon cancer with a colonoscopy, your chance of getting colon cancer could be dramatically reduced. Those individuals who have colon cancer caught early have over a 90% chance of survival five years after the disease is diagnosed. This can be accomplished with a 20 minute examination. No one can argue that getting a colonoscopy is fun or exciting. Most people hate going to the doctor’s office, but after it’s over, most people who get a colonoscopy marvel about how easy it was and how they should have never worried about it in the first place.

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CAN BE PREVENTed The day before the procedure is spend drinking a clear er for African Americans). You might need a screenliquid diet, culminating with drinking a laxative in the ing colonoscopy at a younger age if you have a family evening in preparation for the exam. While this is usu- history of colon cancer or polyps or a personal history ally the most disagreeable part of the process, it is also of inflammatory bowel disease or other medical condithe most important. The cleaner your bowel preparation tions. is, the better your colon examination will be. While the There are many good websites where you can get standard preparation comes in more information, including a four liter jug, there are other the American Cancer Society “Someone dies from colon options that you can talk about (www.cancer.org), the Americancer in the United States can College of Gastroenterology with your doctor. Don’t allow fear of the laxative to increase the National about every ten minutes.” (www.acg.gi.org), your risk of dying from preDigestive Disease Information ventable disease. Clearinghouse (www2.niddk. The colonoscopy is done while you are under sedation, nih.gov), and the Cancer Research and Prevention so usually little to no discomfort is experienced. Pol- Foundation of America (www.preventcancer.org). yps are painlessly removed during the examination to So, if you haven’t done so already, talk to your primaprevent colon cancer in the future. When you wake up ry care provider about getting screened for colorectal from the sedation, a family member or friend takes you cancer. It is an easy, safe, and proven way of reducing home to eat to your heart’s content! your chance of dying from a very common and preIt is recommended that all individuals 50 years and ventable disease. Having a colonoscopy will give you older have a screening colonoscopy (45 years and old- peace of mind and it might just save your life.

Aspirin,“Super Pill” Still the

by: William Scarpa, Jr., MD, FACP, FACC (Dr. Scarpa is a Board Certified Cardiologist associated with Pinehurst Cardiology)

Aspirin is the Clark Kent of medicine. For years considered a “mild-mannered”, “unassuming”, simple headache and pain reliever, aspirin recently has metamorphosed into a multiple-purpose super pill that not only reduces the pain of arthritis, fever from infection and inflammation due to illness or injury but is also believed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. The bark of the willow tree was the original “aspirin”, used for centuries by people in many countries to relieve pain and fever. The willow contains a chemical that is converted by the body to one of a family of compounds called salicyates. But it wasn’t until the last century that scientists reproduced the pain-relieving chemical in a laboratory. Since then, the white, odorless, powder manufactured in the shape of a pill has be-

come a standard feature inside home medicine cabinets all over the world. Several studies in recent years have shown that aspirin reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke among people with heart disease. More recently, it has been shown to prevent heart attack and stroke among low-risk groups as well. A study of 22,000 healthy male doctors showed that those who took one aspirin every other day for five years had 44% fewer heart attacks than the group that didn’t take aspirin. Even more recently it has been shown to reduce stroke in women. Evidence is also building that aspirin may help cut the risk of colon cancer, although scientists aren’t sure exactly why. In a study a few years ago of over 662,000 people, scientists found that the risk of colon 13 | Complete Healthcare


cancer death was about 50 percent lower among those who took aspirin 16 or more times a month than among those who didn’t take it at all. The scientists suspect that aspirin slows the growth of pre-cancerous growths in the colon. It may also fight colon cancer by helping to boost the body’s immune system and block the body’s production of a hormonelike chemical that can promote cancer growth. But with all of aspirin’s powers of prevention, it has its negative side. It can irritate the lining of your stomach, causing it to bleed. More important, it can increase the risk of death in certain kinds of strokes – those caused by bleeding in the brain as opposed to those stemming from clots. This is because aspirin’s power to prevent heart disease is due to its ability to thin the blood. Thinner blood makes it less likely that your blood will clot. But in strokes caused by bleeding aspirin’s blood-thinning powers are counterproductive; they enhance bleeding, thereby increasing risk. Fortunately, there’s evidence that you can reduce these negative aspects of aspirin by taking considerably less, yet still benefit fully from its protective powers against heart disease and stroke. Research indicates that a dose of 81 mg/day still offers the same amount of protection,

Dr. John F. Neely, DMD

Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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with less risk of bleeding, (one baby aspirin is roughly 80mg.). The bottom line is this; if you are a male over 45 and less than 79 or a female over 55 and less than 79 you may benefit from aspirin’s preventative effects on heart attack and stroke respectively. Treat aspirin’s newfound powers of prevention with respect, use it sparingly, and check with your doctor before trying aspirin therapy on a daily basis. Of course there’s another even more fundamental way to protect your self against heart disease, and that’s by eating properly. Here’s another heart-friendly recipe that is also great-tasting.

SEAFOOD BISQUE

Ingredients:

Salt to taste ¼ cup canola oil 1 ½ tbsp. pure olive oil ¼ lb. whole bay scallops 4 C defatted chicken broth 1 med-sized shallot, finely chopped 1 large onion, cut into large chunks 3 stalks celery, sliced thick on a diagonal 5 small red potatoes cut in large chunks 2 medium carrots cut into large chunks ½ cup unbleached white flour or whole wheat 1 lb. white meat fish fillets (cut into large chunks) 6 med-sized shrimp, peeled, deveined & finely chopped

Preparation - Serves 6 to 8:

1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil. 2. Add the chopped shallot to the hot oil & sauté until golden, about 3 or 4 minutes. 3. Add chunked onions, sliced celery, carrot chunks, fish chunks & salt & sauté for 5 more minutes. 4. Add defatted chicken broth & bring to a light boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low & simmer for 15 minutes. 5. Add chopped shrimp, whole bay scallops & red potato chunks. Simmer covered, over low heat for 40 minutes. 6. Season to taste with salt & ground pepper & simmer for 5 more minutes. 7. Make a roux by mixing the canola oil & flour in a small skillet. Using a wire whisk, stir constantly over medium heat until four begins to turn golden & become fragrant, about 8 minutes. 8. Slowly add the roux to the bisque, stirring constantly. 9. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until bisque becomes thick & creamy, about 5 minutes. 10. Serve immediately.


The SKINNY

&Weight Loss

on Optimum health by: Ashley Wahl

Okay, okay, everybody already knows that you can’t lose weight without exercising and changing your diet. But what if you still can’t get rid of that belly pooch and struggle to find the energy to continue to be a healthier you? Your body may be telling you something. From pollutants and pesticides to chemical additives and carbohydrates, there are probably more toxins in your body than you care to know about. Toxic overload causes sub-optimal organ function, resulting in sub-optimal health. Several symptoms may suggest that it could be time for detoxification – to rid the body of excess toxins. Common symptoms may include: • Feeling lethargic (or sluggish) • Aches and pains • Mood swings • Depression • Digestive difficulties • Trouble keeping weight off There are many products and programs designed for detoxification purposes. Consider speaking with your naturopathic physician about what type of detoxification program would work best for you. One effective program, Standard Process Purification Program, emphasizes nourishment of the body with supplements and nutrient-rich, whole foods and reduction of high-calorie foods and saturated fats. In our environment, toxins are unavoidable. You can, however, limit the amount of unnecessary toxins you personally contribute to your system. A few suggestions: • Eliminate soft drinks from your diet • Reduce your sugar and carbohydrates intake • Purchase natural and organic fruits and vegetables • Drink purified water • Use organic personal products and cleaners For more information on Standard Process Purification Program, visit www.standardprocess.com.

“Although your body is designed to rid itself of toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and minimize your weight, which is important to maintaining your health and vitality.” - Standard Process Purification Program Website “Compassionate, listened to my concerns and explained

my health concerns in detail.” “My physician provides respect and confidence. I feel listened to, and that goes a long way in patient care.”

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William M. Johnstone, Jr., M.D., FACOG, FACS Lanford L.Peck, M.D. Stephen A. Szabo, M.D., FACOG, FACS Angela M. Walling, MSN, FNP Cile H. Williamson, M.D., FACOG Tracey Phillips, MSN, FNP William V. Terry, M.D., FACOG Bonnie W. Cooley, FNP-BC Andrea T. DiMichele, M.D. Offering: Annual Physical Examinations Teen/Adolescent Health Maintenance Gynecologic Health Maintenance Family Planning and Preconception Counseling High Risk Pregnancy Care Menopause Health Maintenance Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Muscle Support Conditions of the Breast Digital Mammography, Accredited Ultrasound, Bone Densitometry

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910-246-5333 Fax: 910-246-5330 Website: www.morefreecare.org Email: MooreFreeCare@earthlink.net Moore Free Care Clinic first opened in April of 2004 in the Health Department in Carthage and in May 2009 moved into a newly renovated 3000 sq. ft. facility in Southern Pines. The clinic is a private, volunteerbased, nonprofit organization that provides primary health care services at no cost to limited-income people who lack health care insurance. Many of Moore County’s residents live at or below the federal poverty level and struggle with poor health. Many are employed but unable to afford health care or health insurance. Public assistance programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while valuable to the community, cover only specific segments of the population. Those who fall through the cracks of the public health system often seek care only in emergency situations as opposed to receiving routine follow-up appointments and prescription medication regimens to treat disease. The clinic serves residents of Moore County whose income falls at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. The clinic interviews each individual to determine their eligibility before an appointment is scheduled. U.S. Citizenship is not a criterion for care. Comprehensive care is provided for acute illness and continuing care is provided for asthma, hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Numerous specialty care clinics are held each month and the clinic can arrange necessary off-site specialty care referrals

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after a preliminary exam and the recommendation of the clinic physician. Resource information, health education and limited laboratory and X-rays are also provided. Patients needing costly medications are enrolled in the Patient Assistance Programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies to cover prescribed medications. Seeking to expand the network of care, the clinic is in partnership with Sandhills Community Care Network that works with local health departments, hospitals, and social service agencies to better integrate the care for low income residents. They furnish the clinic with case managers to assist patients with a variety of health carerelated issues. Our partnership with Sandhills Mental Health and First Health of the Carolinas allows us to provide mental health services for our patients and has been an important step in furthering comprehensive and holistic care of our patients. How can you help? The clinic relies on dedicated medical professionals and lay volunteers who are willing to make a quality difference in the health of the Moore County residents. We are looking for doctors, nurses, lab technicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Lay volunteers may work either daytime or evening hours serving as mentors, patient eligibility reviewers, receptionists, Spanish language translators, or assisting with fundraising efforts. You can aid the


clinic by considering a tax-deductible contribution to assist with the daily work of the clinic. The Moore Free Care Clinic Foundation is available for long-term support through wills and estate planning. Corporate donations are also welcomed. The clinic relies on local contributions and on foundation grants. It receives no government funds, therefore, every donation makes a difference. Please consider showing your support by contributing today. Help Moore County become a healthier community for all its citizens. What are the Clinic’s hours? The clinic operates on an appointment basis. Please call 910-246-5333 for more information.

Special thanks must be given to the following people & organizations for their enormous contributions of time, material or funding: First Health Moore Regional Hospital - various departments Lynn Anderson, Anderson Architecture, PLLC Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Moore County Chamber of The Cannon Foundation Commerce held a ribbon cutting C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation ceremony for the clinic on May Board of Directors of MFCC 4th. In attendance were town St. Joseph of the Pines dignitaries, Chamber members, Moore County Health Dept. MFCC board of directors, and McDonald Brothers Inc. staff. The clinic began seeing John Hendricks, Engineer patients at the new facility on Frank Bundy, Bundy Construction Inc. the same day. Dick Maley, Project Manager Ann Hinchcliff Arline Critchley John & Mary O’Malley Charles & Jane Wellard John & Kathy Snyder John & Terry Lowry Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Summers

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GOLF FITNESS It’s not just for the PGA Tour by: Melissa Swarbrick, Owner Fix & Flex, Inc.

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When Tiger Woods emerged on the golfing scene more than a decade ago, fitness emerged as well. Golfers are now regarded as athletes, and they train just as hard aass professional athletes in other sports. How do they ddoo it? That’s where the Titleist Performance Institute ccomes omes in! TPI, the leader in golf performance improvement, has paved the way for golf fitness instruction all over the world. TPI has been studying the relationship between the golf swing and body mechanics for over 15 years. A TPI certified trainer can evaluate you in all the

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physical areas related to golf: mobility, stability, balance, strength and power. From the evaluation results, a fitness program tailored to your individual needs is then prescribed. Golfers have seen great results from the program. More distance, fewer aches and pains and more stamina have all been reported. Fix & Flex, Inc. is your local source for TPI. Several tour players work out at there regularly, and the staff has the most extensive golf fitness background in the area. Get your golf game in shape. Start a golf fitness program with TPI today!


POST REHABILITATIVE TRAINING by: Sue Gaona, Certified Personal Trainer

NUTRITION IN EXERCISE Nutrition is an important part of any exercise program. Improper nutrition can be a cause of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Our society views nutrition, as a way of life, but it should be used to fuel our bodies. There are seven classes of nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, protein, vitamins, and water. In order for our bodies to function properly we need to intake between one and seven liters of water per day. Nutrition needs to be properly balanced for your lifestyle, at Flex and Flex, Inc.; we offer nutrition counseling to help create a balanced lifestyle.

FITNESS AT FIFTY by: Denise Bufmeyer Certified Personal Trainer

Remember the old saying ‘sticks and stones may break my bones‌? A condition called osteoporosis could also increase your risk of fracturing or breaking a bone. This silent disease reduces the density and quality of your bones making them more porous and fragile. Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month is celebrated each May to educate women and men about this disease. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), an estimated 44 million individuals aged 50 years or older are threatened by osteoporosis and approximately 10 million of these people already have this bone disease. What can you do to slow osteoporosis? CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE! Exercise and a healthy diet can help maintain your bone density and slow down the process of bone loss. Performing weight-bearing exercises (walking, dancing, golf), strength training with weights, as well as functional and balance exercises will improve your stability, posture and overall movement in your daily activities. Schedule a bone density test now. Discuss the results with your doctor to see if exercise is safe for you. FIX & FLEX, INC. certified personal trainers can implement an exercise program based on your physical needs and capabilities. For more info about osteoporosis, visit www.nof.org.

Nutrition is an important part of any exercise program. Improper nutrition can be a cause of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Our society views nutrition, as a way of life, but it should be used to fuel our bodies. There are seven classes of nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, protein, vitamins, and water. In order for our bodies to function properly we need to intake between one and seven liters of water per day. Nutrition needs to be properly balanced for your lifestyle, at Flex and Flex, Inc.; we offer nutrition counseling to help create a balanced lifestyle. Post Rehabilitative training is an important aspect of the healing process. With proper training and stretching, in most cases you can regain full use of the muscle and joint. At Flex and Flex, Inc., it is our goal to return you to the golf course, gardening, riding bikes or enjoying a leisurely walk. Examples of stretching exercises for the shoulder and rotator cuff would be, place a towel against the wall and make small circles each way and also include up and down movements (just like a windshield wiper). An example of stretching and strengthening for post rehab after hip surgery would be to bring the knee up to 90 degrees and rotate backwards in a circular motion.

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ARTIFICIAL SUN PROTECTION “80% of fine lines, wrinkles & sagging are caused as a result of too much sun exposure.” As the warm, summer months approach us, we want to remind everyone to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. You should protect your skin all year round! Sunlight contains two ultraviolet radiation wave lengths that are harmful to our skin. Ultraviolet 20 | Complete Healthcare

B rays (UVB) penetrate and affect the epidermis layer of the skin. This is the outermost layer where our melanin production takes place. The first defense for our skin against the ultraviolet radiation is to produce this melanin. This may often cause our skin to burn if we have been exposed to sunlight for a period of time. Ultraviolet A rays (UVA) penetrate the dermis layer of the skin. This layer is also known as our true skin. The dermis layer contains collagen and elastin fibers and allows our skin to be pliable and supple. Eighty percent of fine

lines, wrinkles and sagging are caused as a result of too much sun exposure. The sun’s harmful rays penetrate into the skin, causing damaged collagen and elastin fibers, photo-aging and precancerous actinic keratoses. It has been found that by applying topical Vitamin C & E, you can repair some of the damage that has been done. This is known as antioxidant treatment. The best way to protect your skin from sun exposure is to wear a Broad Spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVB and UVA rays. Also, be sure the sun protection factor (SPF) is at least a 15 or

higher. Protective clothing such as hats, shirts, pants and sunglasses can also help shield the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Wear a cover-up, double-up on sunscreen and stay in the shade when it’s possible. It is also beneficial to avoid sun exposure during the mid-day times of 10am and 4pm. The sun’s rays are the strongest and do more damage during this time period. While skin cancer is on the rise, it is our goal at the Pinehurst Surgical Facial Plastic Surgery Center to educate the community and surrounding areas on skin cancer awareness and sun protection.


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Our mission at Pinetree Community Services is to develop, operate and maintain a diverse array of services for people with disabilities, providing them with the opportunities and experiences which enable them to exert control in their lives and to advocate on their behalf. By offering a myriad of vocational, supported employment, residential, periodic, case management and community support services, we seek to develop the personal strengths of each individual, making the person a viable economic contributor to our County and creating a strong sense of personal accomplishment and responsibility. We are very proud of the reputation we have enjoyed throughout our 30 years of service to individuals with disabilities in our region. Executive Director Ron Hodiak invites you to visit our website at www.pcscares.org or contact any member of our team at: 910-692-6008. We welcome your interest and look forward to serving and developing a partnership with you.

Our team is committed to being a trusted provider of high-quality services for those in our region with disabilities.

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SIX TIPS... TO REDUCE FALL RISK

1. Make an appointment with your doctor

You and your doctor should take a comprehensive look at your health, your medications, and your level of activity to identify situations that put you at risk for falling. Bring a complete list of all medications you are taking, or simply bring the bottles of medicine with you to discuss with your doctor. Many medications have side effects such as dizziness that may contribute to a loss of balance. If you have fallen before, write down the details and share this information with your doctor. Keep your doctor informed if you experience any dizziness, joint pain, numbness, shortness of breath, and/or changes in bowel or bladder patterns.

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2. Keep moving

It is important to get regular physical activity. Walking as much as you are able is one of the best forms of regular exercise.

3. Wear sensible shoes

Buy properly fitting, sturdy shoes with non-skid soles (no slip-ons). Avoid shoes with extra thick soles that may catch on carpeting and contribute to a fall. If you wear lace-up shoes remember to keep them tied. If you have trouble tying your shoes select footwear with Velcro fasteners.

4. Remove home hazards

Be sure there are clear paths especially to and from your bed to the bathroom. Move furniture, plant stands, etc from high traffic areas. Use nonskid mats in your bathtub or shower.

5. Light up your living space

Keep your home brightly lit (with energy saving bulbs) to avoid tipping on objects that are hard to see. Place a lamp or nightlight near your bed to assist you when you get up at night. Keep flashlights in easy find places in case of a power outage.

6. Use assistive devices

Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend the use of a walker or cane to improve your balance. Additional grab bars in your bathroom may provide additional security. A raised toilet seat or shower bench can increase safety while bathing. 22 | Complete Healthcare

The risk of falling each year after age 65 is about one in three. Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related death among older adults. However many falls and fall-related injuries are preventable. Here are six (6) tips (modified from the MayoClinic.com – “Tools for Healthier Lives”) to help you to reduce your risk of falling and injury. Quail Haven Village’s Community Rehab Director, Rita Penna, COTA/L, encourages seniors to carefully review these six tips. Then ask your doctor for a referral for Physical or Occupational therapy to assist with fall prevention strategies. Taking the time now to prevent falls and fall-related injuries may one of the best gifts you ever gave yourself. Reference: MayoClinic.com. “Tools for healthier lives”. July 2008. Original article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fall-prevention/HQ00657 Rita Pena, COTA/L Quail Haven Village Community Rehab Director Therapy Services provided by Heritage Healthcare 910-215-9667 ( phone/fax )


For more information on Community Home Care & Hospice & the Community Hospice Foundation; please visit www.communityhch.com

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You have a choice in hospice care. Community Home Care & Hospice in Southern Pines is the largest provider in North Carolina. Our local team of care providers are dedicated professionals. Together we help families regain a sense of control and provide answers, options, and solutions.

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To make a referral or request an evaluation of someone who may need hospice services, call 910-864-1288

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Is someone you know suffering from a life-limiting illness? Did you know you have a choice in hospice care? Community Home Care & Hospice is the leading provider of hospice care in North Carolina. Our highly trained staff specializes in pain and symptom management. We strive for days free from pain. Quality of life is of utmost importance for both the patient and their family. We treat the entire patient with a holistic modality that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, and socioeconomic health. Invite us into your home and learn more about why we are different and how we can help. What is the Community Hospice Foundation? As a charitable wing of Community Home Care and Hospice, the Community Hospice Foundation raises funds to support the crusade against life-limiting conditions by contributing to community awareness and education; scholarships and research; and programs that engage in the practical ministry of indigent care while honoring those we serve and memorializing those for whom we have cared. Community Home Care & Hospice is the largest hospice provider in the state of North Carolina. Founded in 1995, by Carrolton Management Company under the direction of C. Saunders Roberson, Jr., the corporation has expanded. This rapid growth has occurred due to the mission to serve the under served; to maintain admissions and response on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis; and, to provide professional care with personal concern, as every patient we care for stays in our hearts. A not-for-profit organization is an incorporated corporation that exists for educational or charitable reasons. Not-for-profit organizations contribute only

to other non-profit organizations. The board members serve only on a voluntary basis. The members do not receive compensation. As the charitable fundraising wing of community Home Care & Hospice, Community Hospice Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. The Foundation is staffed by professionals and is governed by a volunteer board of trustees, who establish yearly funding priorities and long-term strategic goals for growth. The foundation supports and contributes throughout the Carolinas in regions where Community Home Care and Hospice provides care. Giving Opportunities...There are many ways to give to our foundation, and with your help, we can make a significant impact on the lives of individuals with life limiting conditions.

• Special Events – Volunteer your time & talent • Annual Giving – Gifts made on an annual basis • Pledge – Gifts pledged over period of up to 5 yrs. • Commemorative Giving – Gifts to honor or remember a special person or occasion. The Foundation staff sends acknowledgements to the person, family or organization being recognized or remembered. • Appreciated Securities – A gift of highly appreciated securities • Major Giving – Gifts of $5,000 & above Planned Giving – Financial or estate plan through bequests, life income trust, life insurance policies, gift annuities, cash, securities, personal property, or real estate. When making charitable gift, it is our sincere hope that you will consider Community Hospice Foundation. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent by law. 23 | Complete Healthcare


Why A Pediatric Dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines pediatric dentistry as: “Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive

and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.” (2008)

What Is A Pediatric Dentist? A pediatric dentist has an additional two to three years of intensive, specialized training after dental school, which focuses on the oral health of the child from infancy through their teenage years. In addition to their medical training, the doctors study behavioral techniques designed to ensure that every patient, from the very young, to preteens, to teenagers, experience a smooth, com fortable, and enjoyable visit. The doctor is also well trained in guiding the dental growth and development of the child (and parent), while helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.

“The Breakthrough Technology of the ProAdjuster,

Taking Healthcare to a New Level” Would you believe us if we told you that chiropractic treatments and reoriSouthern Pines entation of the nervous system could be Chiropractic, P.A. done comfortably, while you were sitDr. Joseph D. Wahl ting in an upright position without any Chiropractic Physician turning or sudden movements? Would you believe that newborns as well as the elderly with osteoporosis can be treated safely and gently? Serving the Sandhills since 1991! Advances in computers and engiDr. Wahl Uses The Pro-Adjuster For neering technologies have been able Treatment Programs Painless Effective & Accurate Results to uniquely blend with chiropractic in Individually Tailored order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that has nevSafe Gentle Technique er been realized before. The potential Friendly Professional Care for the human being to have pain reduc- State of the Art Physiotherapy 361 N. Bennett Street tion and to achieve peak nervous system Southern Pines, NC Payment Plans Available function has never been greater. We, at drwahl@embarqmail.com Most Insurance Accepted Southern Pines Chiropractic, have the techniques and the technology available to match the demand placed on the spine and the nervous system.

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HOW TO ORGANIZE

Medications are only beneficial when taken as prescribed. This article will assist you with keeping your medications organized or assist you with helping someone else keep his or her medications organized. HomeChoice Network offers personal services such as; Medication Reminders, Review of Expiration Dates, Prescription Runs, etc. please contact us at: www.hchoicenet.com. For people who deal with taking long-term or high amounts of medications, this situation can be very stressful. It can be easy to miss a dose or even overdose. Managing your medication effectively can help reduce harmful errors & give you the peace of mind to concentrate on wellness. 1. Make a list, check it twice. Create a spreadsheet or word document on your computer or, simply use note paper to list all of the medications you take • the name • dosage • frequency • side effects you experience • allergies • expiration date; and • if or when the medication has stopped. 2. Create a dosing schedule. Using the same tools, make a dosing chart for each medication, noting the amount and time each should be taken. Make copies of this list and always take it with you so that you can track your dosing no matter where you are. 3. Organize your pills. Pick up one these handy weekly pill organizers from a drug store. They can be very helpful. If you take many meds on a daily basis, you will need an organizer with seven or more compartments to organize each day’s doses. But be careful, once you put the meds in this compartment it may be hard to distinguish what they are so it may be helpful to have a physical description of each pill nearby 4. Rest easy. With these easy steps for organizing your medications, you can be confident that you are following your doctor’s orders properly. Be diligent, be organized and be well. TIP: Even if you use a pill organizer, remember to check your prescription labels often. Check expiration dates and refill information. Knowing when you are running low or nearing an expiration date will allow you to call for a refill ahead of time & you will avoid missing a dose. Things You Will Need: • daily pill organizer spreadsheet or word processing program; if you do not have access to a computer, a weekly planner will be fine • a list of all your medications and prescriptions (write these down or type the list) • an alarm clock or wristwatch

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Meditation: by: Ashley Wahl

You’re overworked, under rested and for every task you scratch off of that dreaded to-do list, two more are scribbled on. Translation: you are stressed. Has anyone ever told you to just breathe? You should try it – it’s healthy. In recent years, medical studies have shown that breathing meditation reduces stress levels and can improve upon one’s overall health and happiness. Stress, after all, is created by our own perception of that which is going on in our lives. When the mind experiences stress, the body’s ability to resist disease decreases. Feelings of anxiety, anger and depression are also more likely to be activated when one is in a state of mental tension. Thus, by allowing the things in our lives to overwhelm us, we are capable of literally making ourselves sick. Meditation serves as a simple way to counteract the negative effects that stress has on the mind and body. Although there are several variations to this ancient practice, the ultimate goal of meditation is to reach a

Good Health Begins With the Mind state of inner peace and mental clarity. Like massage, yoga, physical exercise and other stress-reducing activities, if practiced, meditation can improve the way we perceive and approach daily life. And – here’s the thing – anyone can do it. One reason meditation so easy to practice is that, other than a willing mind and a small chunk of time, no other resources are needed. It’s a totally free way to free your mind, & you can do it anywhere. Here’s a simple way to get started... Find a quiet place to spend 15 minutes. Relax. Sit up straight (either in a chair or on the floor) and try not to let yourself become distracted by your thoughts, even if they scream at you. Clear your mind. Try to focus only on the sensation of each breath as you inhale and exhale. You will feel your muscles begin to relax as the stress is releas-ed from your body and mind. It may not be possible to change the fact that your life is hectic. However, by practicing meditation, it is possible to reduce your stress level and improve your physical and emotional well-being. Just breathe.

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Filling a need in the Sandhills, Seniors’ Relocation Services is geared toward (but not limited to) relocating seniors either in assisted living, down sizing, or moving out of state. Each move is personalized to the individuals needs. In addition to the move, Seniors’ Relocation Services will hold Estate/Tag sales, do the final cleaning and haul away any unwanted items. The company was started in the Spring of 2007 by Beverly Swenor, owner of the Company & manages to continue handling the special needs of each and every customer with the help of her husband, Russell and Manoela Kinney, certified antique appraiser.


Energy for Life:

A Delicious Way to Preserve Good Health by Christie C. Yerby, NMD, Science Advisor for Peoplesway Inc.

It seems to me that people of all ages are having to “poison” themselves just to stay alive. It sounds astonishing, yet from early morning people are loading up with harmful stimulants and toxic foods in order to step out into the fast-moving world, then finding themselves in need of ways to relax and slow down in the evening when they get home. This is, unfortunately, being seen as early as grade school, and as late as post-retirees who often times still need their health and vitality to produce an income. How do these amazingly harmful habits happen? Days begin with high sugar- containing doughnuts, cereals, juice, and sodas. A quick read of the newspaper or TV news increases morning stress hormones, as does a quick glance at the computer, as one dashes out the door to go to a stressful job. Before 9 am, both the mind and body have been poisoned with artificial stimulants, yet one thinks they are ‘energized’ enough to proceed through the day. There may be no rest for the weary during work hours, but another sugar “pick-me-up” in the form of a candy bar or soda around mid-morning and afternoon makes what seems to them, a good energy bridge. Arriving home from work or school, one is still buzzing from the artificial daytime stimulants, or dragging from over-stress and mental exertions. It is now time to settle down for what many people never quite get enough of, sleep. But before it is time to turn in, there is more TV and computer visual stimulants mixed often with an alcohol beverage, and more dietary sugar from dessert or evening snacks. It doesn’t have to be this way, but people forget that all it takes is to know (and remember to do) what our bodies need to maintain its own natural energy, to manage easily the day-to-day stress, and to have what it takes to prevent this kind of lifestyle from causing a chronic illness. Replacing a high-sugar juice with a supplement fortified with high amounts of B vitamins, and other nutrients supportive of energy production, heart health, and stress controlling plant based ingredients, such as the Peoplesway Energy for Life, would be ideal. When others are drinking high sugar drinks, depleting their immune system in the process and ruining their teeth from decay, those boosting their daily

intake of a combination of vitamins, minerals, and botanicals that are designed to resupply their cellular needs of nutrients, such as those found in Energy for Life, will continue to preserve their health. Energy for Life is formulated to support the general health for all ages. Its unique blend of nutrients, while designed to taste like a fruit juice when added to water, is actually without sugar or artificial sweeteners. Prepared with careful thought, Energy for Life is well-liked by children, sports enthusiasts, and those of advanced ages providing the life enhancing combination of nutrients we all long for and need, yet are often missing in our toxic SAD (Standard American Diets). It is a supplement easily taken in the morning, through the day as a snack, and again after school or work to replace nutrients that were depleted by a stressful day. Now instead of poisoning ourselves just to stay alive, we can supplement throughout the day with Peoplesway’s Energy for Life to maintain our natural energy level safely & easily, making life good every day.

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A Safe, Accessible Home for All Abilities & Ages If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to the AARP, older homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.

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Keep in mind that when you hire a Certified Aging-inPlace Specialist, you are buying a service rather than a product. As a CAPS professional we draw from a different knowledge base and will approach your project in a different way. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we will evaluate and handle the modifications to your home with skill and care.

ASK YOURSELF...

What information should I think about? Do I want to add a bathroom and possibly a bedroom to the main level? How can I make my kitchen more functional?

Am I worried about preventing falls?

How much money can I budget for this project? Will I need to get a home equity loan? Will other members of my family benefit from modifications?

Will remodeling increase the energy efficiency of my home?

Save $$$ & Stay in Your Own Home As a CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) we build and remodel for: • The unique needs of the mature adult • Aging-in-place home modifications • Common remodeling projects • Solutions to common barriers Email: superbldr@embarqmail.com www.billreavesconstruction.com

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Moving to a typical assisted living facility can cost upwards of $60,000 per year, plus the cost of the move. Home modifications & or additions are a one-time expense, not a yearly drain on your finances. Some changes may even be tax deductible, if backed by a letter from your doctor.

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over the internet using our secure Sonostream Live service, which is provided free for military fathers deployed overseas. Printed pictures, a DVD set to music, and a CD of the images of your unforgettable experience are available. What our customers say: “I would just like to say that everything was truly mind-blowing. This is my first pregnancy and having my ultrasound at Little Miracles was Over The Top. Everyone was nice, friendly and more caring than any of my services all around. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll in my future pregnancies.” Ashley D. “GREAT EXPERENICE! Worth every penny and I’m so glad we decided to have a 3D/4D ultrasound done! Loved the ultrasound room...It was so relaxing and had a spa like feeling!!! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!” Maria W.

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Committed... to meeting all of your diabetic supply needs.

910.692.7829 www.tcdiabeticsupply.com

Totally Committed Diabetic Supply, Inc is committed to meeting all of your diabetic supply needs. If you or someone you know is in need of supplies TCDS, Inc can take out the middle man and deliver supplies right to your home. We are committed to assisting you with improving your diabetic health and well being. We deliver the following supplies: insulin syringes, testing strips, lancets, glucometers, alcohol swabs, diabetic socks, etc. Call us if your diabetic supplies are not listed. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Most private insurances (BCBS, FirstCarolinaCare, MedCost Preferred, Cigna, etc). We will file your insurance information for you. Call us if you have any questions. Some Testing Reminders: • Make sure meter is coded correctly - it may be easier to use the “no code meter” • Use only the test strips made for your meter • Do not use expired test strips (check date on box) • Before you test, clean finger area with soap & water • Use lancet or other suitable device to get blood sample • Always use fresh lancet for each finger stick • Wait correct time set by meter to read results • Keep meter in easy-to-reach place for easy access

Linda McKarney

910.255.6098 CALL TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS! www.homemindersofpinehurst.com Email:homeminders@nc.rr.com

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