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Spotlight on Breast Cancer Special events around the city, plus one survivor’s renewing makeover

O You! Comes to Atlanta

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contents

Photo credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

October 2011

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Profile

features 2011 Women’s Health Guide 33

Your Head to Toe Guide

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sharon Hayes-Terrell One survivor’s renewing makeover

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How to Stay Healthy & Thrive

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Charity events and volunteer opportunities

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Reader Resources A complete guide to our advertisers by business category

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My Journey Carey Carter of Carter Barnes Hair Artisans

Professional Matchmaking by Uli Eitel

Business News Give-Back Guide

Breast Cancer Prevention

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The latest from the business community

Best Fun Our ideas for getting out and enjoying life

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Best Cause Ovarian Cycle benefitting ovarian cancer

Best Bites Healthy and tasty ideas to nourish your body

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Best Finds Products to keep your hair looking its best

Best Rx Atlanta doctors answer your health questions

Best Bulletin The scoop on what’s new around town

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From the Editor What I know for sure

For O You! event details p. 55

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Sherri’s Best List

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Oprah & team come to Atlanta!

An assessment of your health and guidelines to improve it

Spotlight on special events around the city

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An exclusive interview

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Modern Rhinoplasty by Dr. Marc Yune

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from the publisher Live Your Best Life Live your best life…who doesn’t want to do that? This month the queen of creating awareness around this very topic, Oprah, will be in Atlanta. If you are one of 5,500 people who have a ticket, you are very lucky. It was sold out well before the printing of this publication. If you don’t have a ticket, you are still in luck because there will be live blog updates, behind-the-scenes photos and even more surprises! Head over to www.bestselfconnect.com and click on the O You! slide for the latest updates on this amazing event. And Best Self Atlanta Magazine is thrilled to be there! This issue will be in every participant’s gift bag. For web links to My Best List items go to our home page at www.bestselfconnect.com

All the best

Sherri Adair, Publisher, sadair@bestselfatlanta.com

My Best List Bling on a Budget Who doesn’t love this? These Austrian crystal earrings add great sparkle and come in a variety of colors. I like them for two reasons: they fit flat against your pierced ear (no heavy setting that makes them pull away from the ear) so they look great and they cost $6.99 a pair so when you lose one, which happens…no stress involved. They come in a variety of colors, too! Find them at the check-out at Sally’s Beauty Supply. Details: 4920 Roswell Road Ste. 18, Atlanta, GA 30342, (404) 256-6374, www.sallybeauty.com Running/Walking Shorts I am very picky about my running shorts. Not so much how they look, but how they feel. These Nike dry-fit, mesh shorts are light-weight, super cool (temperature) and extremely comfortable. They do not have built-in underwear (I don’t like that feature in shorts). They are practical, comfortable, affordable and come in lots of fun colors. And they must look pretty cool because my 18-year-old daughter is constantly stealing them from me. Details: $19.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Stock #375833 Annie’s Thai Castle Owned by a wonderful woman, mother and entrepreneur, Annie offers up fresh, delicious, healthy Thai cuisine. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I especially enjoy the number 12 mixed veggies with rice, chicken larb and beef salad. Also, the coconut soup is “therapy in a bowl,” especially on a cold, rainy day. Details: 3195 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 264-9546. Open Tuesday - Sunday. Cami Top These camis are a must-have staple to your wardrobe. They are so versatile and work with almost any outfit. They come in basic colors, provide gentle support and are extra long so they don’t ride up. Details: $18, Available at Fab’rik at Shops Around Lenox, www.shopfabrikboutique.com

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Rave Reviews for the Atlanta Center For Cosmetic Dentistry “I could have gone anywhere in Beverly Hills or Manhattan to get a gorgeous smile. But there’s no other dental office in the world like this.” —Toni Braxton, Grammy Winning Musician, Actress & Mother “Debra Gray King is used to TV cameras inside her Atlanta dental office. In fact, when ABC’s Extreme Makeover wanted the best female cosmetic dentist in the country, they called her.” —WSB TV “Most vacations aren’t this good.” —Time Magazine “I’m still waiting for a guy to treat me that good.” —The Wall Street Journal Dr. King’s work can be seen on many famous faces as well as the show Extreme Makeover.” —CNN “Pampering...a feel-good experience.” —CBS Morning Show “It’s like a first-class flight to Paris.” —USA Today “My New Bling...A Knock-Out Smile. “ —Big Boi of Outkast

Bella Italia Restaurant This restaurant has been a favorite of mine and a group of girlfriends since last summer. I’ve been on the hunt for great tasting wholewheat pasta and pizza crust, and have yet to find it until Bella Italia. With an adorable patio, healthy options and $3 wine night on Thursdays, what’s not to love? Details: 880 Marietta Highway, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 640-8000, www.bellaitaliacuisine.com

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The Artist: Debra Gray King, DDS, world renowned cosmetic dentist featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and the only dentist in the Atlanta area who is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is recognized as the highest level of competence in cosmetic dentistry.

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from the editor What I Know For Sure As a 10-year-old armed only with a love of storytelling and a spiralbound notebook, I penned many stories in hopes they would one day find their way to the shelves of bookstores across the city. Although I haven’t had my stories published (yet!) there is still the dream. And I still believe it will happen one day. If there is one thing we’ve learned from Oprah it is that if you believe in yourself, amazing things can happen. Even though she doesn’t visit our living rooms anymore through “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” she will be paying a visit to Atlanta on October 15 at the O You! event, which may help you find that inspiration you are looking for. Here at Best Self, we strive to help people find and follow their passions because you never know where it could lead you. Whether it’s supporting an important cause like breast cancer (p. 49) or ovarian cancer (p. 30) or realizing your dream of running your own business like Carey Carter owner of Carter Barnes Hair Artisans (p. 82), the sky is the limit when you believe in yourself. Happy reading!

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Wear Your Support Express your support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing one of these cute breast cancer tees. Choose from five different designs such as “Breast Friends,” “Treasured Chest,” “Saving Second Base,” “Stomp Out Breast Cancer,”and “Save the Twins.” Available throughout October at Sage boutique, you can sport a long or short-sleeve shirt and help spread awareness. Sage will donate a percent of the sales back to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $25 Details: (404) 233-8280, www.sageclothing.com

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Dance With Me Come enjoy some fast-paced steps and good times at Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta’s Motown Showcase on October 22 at Duluth High School. There will be over 20 dance routines including solo performances and production numbers from both professional and amateur dancers. Tickets are $25 each and will be available at each of the studios and on the website. Proceeds will go to disaster relief for the southeast from the tornados last spring and will be donated through the Salvation Army. Come have fun as these performers dance up a storm to your favorite Motown music all for a good cause! Details: (678) 417-7555, www.myballroomdanceclub.com

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Tuning Up The Dunwoody Music Festival returns for its third year this fall on October 22 and 23.This year’s production includes more stages, an enlarged children’s area and a young adult’s area with BMX competition and break dancing space. The chili cook-off will be back this year and 38 Special will be the headliner on Saturday night. Details: Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, www.dunwoodymusicfestival.com

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Sound Motivation If the sound of heart pumping music is not really your thing, then try working out while listening to a favorite book or the latest best seller. Take audio books with you in the car or to the gym and let the narrator rekindle your imagination. Audio books are available in all genres and take up as much space as an audio CD. Check one out today at your public library or peruse the audio books from Macmillan Books for all the latest titles. Details: Your neighborhood library, www.us.macmillan.com

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Healthy and tasty ideas to nourish your body Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini What better way to enjoy fall than with this tasty pasta dish? The roasted tomato, basil, zucchini and yellow squash not only add an element of color but are also good for you! This dish will leave you and your family satisfied and give you that needed serving of veggies. Ingredients:

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Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange tomatoes on a large parchment-lined sheet tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper. Scatter 2 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil evenly over top. Roast until juicy and bubbling, about 20 minutes; set aside. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add zucchini, lemon juice, remaining 6 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide pasta onto four plates, top with tomatoes and serve.

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Now you can have your sushi and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month too! From October 1 - 31, RA Sushi will be offering a sushi and wine special to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This yummy combo includes a glass of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay and the Pink Roll, which features shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a pink ribbon of strawberry sauce. The ONEHOPE Wine and Pink Roll special will be offered for $15 at RA Sushi in Midtown as well as the other 24 locations nationwide.

If you’ve never experienced Taste of Atlanta, make sure to come out and celebrate this food and wine festival’s 10 year anniversary on October 22 – 23 at Tech Square in Midtown. Some of the city’s best restaurants and chefs will be on hand to showcase their amazing dishes. In addition to nibbles from more than 80 restaurants, there will also be wine and cocktail tastings, seminars and food pairings. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations and a Food Studio where experts will discuss Atlanta’s food history and future food trends. Some of the restaurants that will be participating include Bocado, Davio’s, Figo Pasta, Genki, JCT Kitchen & Bar, Milton’s, The Melting Pot, West Egg Café, Three Sheets and more.

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Explore new ways to get more out of life Blooming Good Fun By Jeyme Colodne While I enjoy the cooler weather of fall, I do occasionally get wistful for the lazy days of summer and seeing all the gorgeous flowers in bloom. This yearning and my love of crafting, led me to find Paper Flowers 101 at The Beehive, a class that teaches the fine art of making beautiful flowers using colorful paper and a pair of sharp scissors. Although this may seem easy, don’t let those innocent petals fool you – there’s plenty of gluing, tracing and wire cutting involved as well. Taught by former elementary school teacher, artist and crafter Angie Traunig, Paper Flowers 101 is a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There is something so satisfying about creating these colorful buds, cutting through the sturdy card stock paper to make leaves, and wrapping the petals together to make a unique bouquet. After leaving this one-day class, I not only had a greater appreciation for how these flowers are created but also a strong desire to head to the nearest Hobby Lobby and stock up on whimsical paper to make my own floral creations at home. Angie is a patient teacher and doesn’t fuss over any imperfections; she’s encouraging and a lot of fun to work with. For brides or partyplanners who are looking for lasting floral arrangements, Angie also does bigger bouquets for special occasions (visit her Ferntree Studio for more information www.ferntreestudio.com). Paper Flowers 101 is available on Fridays and Sundays at The Beehive and all materials are included in the cost of the class. $45

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Looking more like a cozy yet sophisticated lounge than a movie theater, the newly opened CinéBistro in Brookhaven offers more than just your typical movie-going experience. With amenities like stadium-style seating on comfortable over-sized leather seats and full-service in-theater dining, this theater has it all and the popcorn too! Even if you’re not there to see a movie, the full bar is open to 21 and over guests who just want to have a glass of wine or a signature cocktail. Enjoy a bite to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking Town Brookhaven before or after catching a movie. Executive Chef Isaac Stewart’s menu doesn’t include your average hot dogs and nachos, but instead a selection of sandwiches, salads, desserts and more.

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Current guidelines recommend a bone mineral density assessment in all women over the age of 65, or women under 65 with risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis risk factors include: advancing age, parental history of hip fracture, personal fracture history, cigarette smoking, low body weight, excessive alcohol intake, glucocorticoid therapy, or “secondary” risk factors (health conditions such as early menopause). The guidelines for men are less clear. In the absence of firm evidence, male Juliet K. Mavromatis, MD, FACP screening should be considered in elderly men with the aforementioned clinical risk factors. Personalized Primary Care Atlanta

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Ovarian Cycle: Riding for a Cure By Sarah E. King

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers with roughly 21,000 women in the U.S. diagnosed each year. Early detection of the disease increases the five-year survival rate more than 93 percent. Ovarian Cycle seeks to fund research for the development of a test for accurate diagnosis, as well as raise awareness of the disease. Its signature fundraising event, Ride to Change the Future, consists of six weeks of training at health clubs or gyms. The event culminates in a six-hour virtual ride with more than 200 participants riding and completing the final 100 virtual mile event.

“This ride allows families, friends and even women undergoing treatment to participate in something that raises awareness and impacts their lives, and those of all women. It is a positive step, a community of people with a common goal,” says Diamond. As Ride to Change the Future enters its ninth ride on April 21, 2012, Ovarian Cycle has grown into an event in five states, as well as raised more than $850,000 to support ovarian cancer research. “People are brought to this because they have been touched by ovarian cancer, or they just want to do something motivational to push them to a new level of fitness. It is all indoors, so anyone can do it,” Diamond explains. “Together we will make a difference.” For more information visit www.ovariancycle.org

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The loss of a loved one is never an easy event to bear, but in 2004, one Marietta resident used her loss as motivation to empower people to make a change. Bethany Diamond, a fitness instructor and founder of the non-profit organization Ovarian Cycle, experienced the loss of her dear friend Debbie Green Flamm to ovarian cancer - a cancer that presently has no known test for accurate diagnosis. “I had little exposure to the disease prior and no understanding of it. But I learned,” Diamond says. “Debbie, a very health-conscious woman, had complaints that went unlinked from doctor to doctor and were considered unimportant. As a result, they were under-diagnosed. If her ovarian cancer had been diagnosed early, she might still be here with us today.”

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WOMEN’S Health Directory Assessing your health on a yearly, monthly and sometimes weekly basis is essential to help you live a long and healthy life. Don’t assume that a simple yearly check-up is enough. Some screenings may require more attention than others, and your current health status, age, genetic issues and diet can make a big impact on whether or not you pass your screenings with flying colors. “Women today have multidimensional and demanding lives,” says Kenneth Brigham, MD, director at Emory-Georgia Tech Center for Health Discovery and Well Being. “When a woman takes time to understand her personal health profile, she can also learn more about approaches that can help her restore, maintain and optimize health. Developing a personal health plan and setting realistic goals can help a woman find balance, including making time to relax, eat healthy and keep moving.”

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Beyond just the X-ray, some women may be required to do a bone scan, which involves an injection before getting started. This is only necessary to detect bone cancer, infections or other abnormalities. If weak bones run in your family or you are experiencing skeletal pain, this is a test you may want to ask your doctor about. The bottom line is you are never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones.

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2675 N. Decatur Rd., Ste. 512, Decatur, 30033 (404) 508-2000, www.dekalbwomen.com

842 N. Highland Ave, Ste. 250, Atlanta, 30306 (404) 685-8867, www.atlantamidtowngyn.com

Dourron OB-GYN Associates, PC 2675 N. Decatur Rd., Ste. 301, Decatur, 30033 (404) 294-0472, www.dourronobgyn.com

Atlanta Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center 105 Collier Rd. NW Ste. 1010, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 355-4885,www.amigsurgery.com

Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates 275 Collier Rd. Ste. 100-C, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 355-0320, www.atlobgyn.com

Atlanta Perinatal Associates 550 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 1275, Atlanta, 30308 (404) 872-3121, www.atlantaperinatal.com

Atlanta Perinatal Consultants 77 Collier Rd. NW, Ste. 3130, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 351-3574, www.apc.med.pro

Dourron OB-GYN Associates, PC 4961 Buford Highway Ste. 202, Chamblee, 30341 (770) 458-7074, www.dourronobgyn.com

East Atlanta Gynecology Associates, PC 5900 Hillandale Drive Ste. 255, Lithonia, 30058 (770) 593-8866, www.eagyn.com

East Metro OB-GYN Specialists 1372 Wellbrook Circle, Conyers, 30012 (770) 483-2368

Emory Healthcare – Breast Imaging Center

Atlanta Women’s Specialists

1365 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, 30322 (404) 778-PINK (7465), www.emoryhealthcare.org/breast-health

5445 Meridian Mark Rd. NE Ste. 350,Atlanta, 30342 (404) 252-5196, www.awsphysicians.com

Emory Reproductive Center

Brain & Body Solutions 675 Seminole Ave. Ste. T-05, Atlanta, 30307 (404) 745-9233, www.brainandbodysolutions.com See ad on pg. 80

550 Peachtree St. Ste. 1800, Atlanta, 30308 (404) 778-3401, www.emoryhealthcare.org/reproductive-center

Emory University Hospital 1364 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, 30322 (404) 712-2000, www.emoryhealthcare.org

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Michael D. Randell

3280 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. 204, Atlanta, 30327 (678) 757-5280, www.hcg-diet-atlanta.com See ad on pg. 52

2801 Buford Highway, Ste. T-65, Atlanta, 30324 (404) 478-9868

980 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Ste. 800, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 256-2871

Nexus Women’s Health Associates

Georgia Center for Female Health

315 Boulevard, NE, Ste. 328, Atlanta, 30312 (404) 228-5476

3660 Flat Shoals Rd., Ste. 180, Decatur, 30034 (404) 243-7777, www.georgiafemalehealth.com

North Atlanta Surgical Associates 980 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Ste. 760, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 252-0503

5445 Meridian Mark Rd., Ste. 270, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 843-2229, www.ivf.com See ad on pg. 39

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends bone density testing if: • You’re a woman age 65 or older • You’re a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with one or more risk factors for osteoporosis • You’re older than age 50 and you’ve experienced a broken bone • You’re a postmenopausal woman and you’ve stopped taking estrogen therapy or hormone therapy

One of the most important parts of a woman’s health care routine should be a self-breast exam. This early form of detection of abnormal lumps is crucial and life-saving. “Clinical breast exams begin at age 20 with followups every three years,” says Sara Mobasseri, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Heart Services at Piedmont Heart Institute. “Those with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors should get their first screening mammogram at age 35, otherwise they should begin at age 40.” Although strides are being made to prevent and treat breast cancer, it is still a prevalent disease and one that needs to be at the forefront of a woman’s mind when it comes to her health. According to BreastCancer.org, it is estimated that about one in eight women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. There are many different factors that affect the chances of a woman developing breast cancer including age, genetics, (about 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, according to BreastCancer. org), being overweight and exposure to chemicals in plastic such as bisphenol A (BPA) just to name a few. With the development of BRAC Analysis, this genetic test is said to help identify your risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), an inherited condition that raises the risk of developing certain cancers. www.bestselfconnect.com

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2685 Milscott Drive, Decatur, 30033 (404) 843-2229, www.ivf.com See ad on pg. 39

1000 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 851-8000, www.northside.com See ad on pg. 21, 48

Good Measure Meals

Northside Women’s Specialists

181 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, 30324 (404) 815-7695, www.goodmeasuremeals.com See ad on pg. 23

980 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 620, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 255-2057, www.northside.com See ad on pg. 21, 48

Grady Hospital

Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN 5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE, Ste. 295, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 255-3633

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, 30303 (404) 616-1000, www.gradyhealth.org

Greater Atlanta Women’s Healthcare 550 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 1470, Atlanta, 30308 (404) 589-2670

Gynecology & Obstetrics of Dekalb, PC 2801 North Decatur Rd. Ste. 190, Decatur, 30033 (404) 229-9307

Gynecology & Obstetrics of Dekalb, PC 1805 Parke Plaza Circle, Ste. 102, Stone Mtn, 30087 (770) 469-9961

H. Fred Gober, Jr., MD FACOG 5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 580, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 256-6336

Nova OB-GYN 1587 Phoenix Blvd, Ste. 6, Atlanta, 30349 (770) 994-6806

OB-GYN & Midwife Associates 2719 Felton Drive, Ste. A, Atlanta, 30344 (404) 349-2112

Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta, PC 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 800, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 252-1137, www.Obgynofatlanta.com

Paramount Family Medicine 285 Boulevard NE, Ste. 345 B, Atlanta, 30312 (404) 586-9985, www.paulcoxmd.com

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Pay attention to your calcium and vitamin D intake. According to the CDC, if you are in the age range of 19 to 50 your recommended daily calcium intake should be 1000 mg. For women 51 or older, it is 1200 mg. Also, engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day to keep your bones strong.

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1800 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 455, Atlanta, 30309 (678) 500-1066, www.harleyantiaging.com See ad on pg. 15

Peach State Women’s Health Care 550 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 1060, Atlanta, 30308 (404) 581-0307

Peachtree Women’s Specialists, PC

Holistic Gynecology 2785 Lawrenceville Highway, Ste. 107, Decatur, 30033 (678) 205-0405

Jobri Center for Integrative Health 957 W. Marrietta St. NW, Ste. C, Atlanta, 30318 (404) 941-2469, www.jobricenter.com

Legacy Obstetrics and Gynecology 4166 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur, 30035 (404) 284-3200, www.legacyobgyn.com

Legacy Obstetrics and Gynecology 303 Parkway Drive, Atlanta, 30312 (404) 265-4000, www.legacyobgyn.com

Life Cycle OB-GYN and Pediatrics 2739 Felton Drive, Atlanta, 30344 (404) 766-8371

275 Collier Rd., Ste. 250, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 355-1285

Peachtree Women’s Specialists, PC 3020 Paces Mill Rd., Ste. 225, Atlanta, 30339 (404) 355-1285

Peniel Obgyn & Women Health Center 5900 Hillandale Drive, Ste. 325, Lithonia, 30058 (770) 981-4666

Peniel OB-GYN Women’s Health Center 550 Peachtree St. NE, #1615, Atlanta, 30308 (770) 981-4666

Perimeter OB-GYN Care LLC 1462 Montreal Rd., Ste. 412, Tucker, 30084 (770) 396-2496

Personalized Primary Care

Lindbergh Women & Children’s Health Center 2695 Buford Highway NE, Ste. 200, Atlanta, 30324 (404) 616-6999, www.gradyhealth.org

57 Executive Park South, Ste. 390, Atlanta, 30329 (404) 997-6790, www.ppcatl.com See ad on pg. 52

Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center

Phoenix Women’s Center

1938 Peachtree Rd. NW, Ste. 303, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 352-5119

1720 Phoenix Blvd, Ste. 700, Atlanta, 30349 (404) 446-4792

Metro Women’s Health Specialists, LLC

Piedmont Hospital Women’s Services

2675 N Decatur Rd., Ste. 707, Decatur, 30033 (404) 292-1144

1968 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 605-5000, www.piedmonthospital.org See ad on pg. 2

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Spotlight on BREAST CANCER Whether you sport pink or participate in an event, there are so many ways to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are just a few: Read Pink Breastcancer.org and Stonyfield Farms have paired up to create a global breast cancer prevention initiative, Think Pink, Live Green. This global outreach includes Marisa C. Weiss, MD’s column, a step-bystep guide to reducing your risk of breast cancer, presentations to women around the country and the Lower Your Risk section of Breastcancer.org. www.livegreen.breastcancer.org

Enjoy a Sweet Treat Visit any Yogli Mogli store during the month of October and enjoy pink yogurt! Yogli Mogli is donating a portion of proceeds from all sales to breast cancer. www.yoglimogli.com

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Camp Creek Marketplace 3755 Carmia Dr SW, Ste. 690 Atlanta, Ga 30331 (404) 344-4692

Peachtree Battle 2365-C Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, Ga 30305 (404) 239-0440

Publix @ Powder Springs 3749 New Macland Road Powder Springs, Ga 30127 (770) 222-1234

Lost Mountain Crossing 5200 Dallas Hwy., Ste. 210 Powder Springs, Ga 30127 (770) 429-1616

Battle Ridge Pavilion 1690 Powder Springs Road, Ste. 203 Marietta, Ga 30064 (770) 419-9296

Cascade Crossing 3695-H Cascade Road Atlanta, Ga 30331 (404) 691-9890

Providence Square 4101 Roswell Road, Ste. 307 Marietta, Ga 30062 (770) 971-4920

Mableton Crossing 4875 Floyd Road, Ste. 302 Mableton, Ga 30126 (770) 745-1123

Honesty Jewelry will be selling a special bracelet for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. www.honestyjewelry.com

Cafe Circa’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Menu Cafe Circa is offering a three-course healthful meal for $25 throughout the month of October. These meals are packed full of antioxidants to help fight cancer. (404) 477-0008, www.cafecircaatl.com

Atlanta Tour de Pink Young Survival Coalition (YSC) YSC Tour de Pink Atlanta this October 1, 2011 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Atlanta’s only bike ride for breast cancer. (404) 250-6508, www.ysctourdepink.org

District @ Howell Mill 1801 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 540 Atlanta, Ga 30318 Chapel Hill Crossing (404) 351-5340 4919 Flat Shoals Pkwy., Ste. 102 Decatur, Ga 30034 (678) 418-5263

The 2nd Annual Pink the Green Golf Tournament Presented by the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, October 10, 2011 (404) 633-6499, www.gabcc.org

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Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA on October 15, 2011 benefitting Piedmont Fayette Cancer Center. www.GDCTA.org

The 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure October 21 - 23, 2011, www.the3day.org

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Centennial Olympic Park, October 29, 2011 (404) 816-7800 www.makingstrides.acsevents.org

Genki Noodles & Sushi All Genki Noodles & Sushi locations are doing a special for the month of October and donating 10% of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta. Enjoy the “I Heart Sushi Roll” and a pink drink - Liquid Passion martini (404) 844-8319, www.genkiatl.com

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Take Action! • Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. If you choose to drink alcohol — including beer, wine or liquor — limit yourself to no more than one drink a day. • Be aware of hormone therapy. Long-term combination hormone therapy may increase the risk of breast cancer. If you are on hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options.* *Due to a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that links hormone therapy to breast cancer, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that women who want to take hormones only do so at the lowest dose and for the shortest possible time.

• Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause. • Get plenty of physical activity. Being physically active can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. If you’re just starting a physical activity program, start slowly and build intensity gradually. • Avoid exposure to environmental pollution. While further studies are needed, some research suggests a link between breast cancer and exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in vehicle exhaust and air pollution. -Courtesy of Mayo Clinic

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WOMEN’S Health Directory Piedmont Hospital’s Cancer Wellness

Women’s Health Associates

1800 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Ste. 750, Atlanta, 30318 (404) 605-4455, www.piedmontcancer.org See ad on pg. 2

980 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 720, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 252-3898, www.whaatlanta.com

275 Collier Rd., Ste. 100-A, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 425-7925

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Premier Care for Women

Alliance OB-GYN PC

960 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 400, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 257-0170, www.premiercareforwomen.com

3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Ste. 425,Alpharetta, 30005 (770) 777-4933, www.allianceobgyn.com

Progressive Women’s Healthcare

Alpharetta Women’s Specialists

285 Boulevard NE, Ste. 430, Atlanta, 30312 (404) 265-BABY (2229), www.prowhc.com

1360 Upper Hembree Rd., Ste. 101, Roswell, 30076 (770) 817-1970, www.awsobgyn.com

RC Cancer Centers/ Vantage Oncology

Arista OB-GYN Associates, PC

Piedmont OB-GYN

2349 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, 30033 (404) 320-1550, www.RCCancerCenters.com See ad on pg. 36

Riverbend OB-GYN and Counseling 993-D Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 360, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 250-1350

12389 Crabapple Rd., Alpharetta, 30004 (770) 475-7275, www.aristaobgyn.com

Arista OB-GYN Associates, PC 1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Ste. 390, Cumming, 30041 (770) 475-7275, www.aristaobgyn.com

Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine

Sandy Springs OB-GYN 960 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 540, Atlanta, 30342 (404) 851-9909

Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology LLC 1462 Montreal Rd., Ste. 403, Tucker, 30084 (770) 934-4933, www.segynonc.com

Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology LLC 980 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 900, Atlanta, 30342 (678) 420-4100, www.segynonc.com

Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology, LLC 35 Collier Rd. NW, Ste. M215, Atlanta, 30309 (404) 352-9597, www.segynonc.com

5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 720, Atlanta, 30328 (770) 928-2276, www.atlantainfertility.com

Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine 6470 E Johns Crossing, Ste. 200, Johns Creek 30097 (770) 928-2276, www.atlantainfertility.com

Atlanta Total Wellness & Care Center 855 Mount Vernon Highway NE, Atlanta, 30328 (770) 394-1336, www.atlantatotalwellness.com

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St. Joseph’s Hospital

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• Quit smoking or avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing many cancers, including cervical cancer. • Follow-up on abnormal pap smears. • The HPV vaccine. There are approximately 40 types of genital HPV. Some types can cause cervical cancer in women and can also cause other kinds of cancer in both men and women. The HPV vaccine works by preventing the most common types of HPV that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. -Courtesy of the National Cancer Institute and the Center for Disease Control

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Center for Women’s Care & Reproductive Surgery

Summit Medical Associates 1874 Piedmont Rd., Ste. 500-E, Atlanta, 30324 (404) 607-0042

1140 Hammond Drive, Ste. F6230, Atlanta, 30328 (770) 352-0037

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Cobb Wellness Center

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30342 (678) 843-7471, www.stjosephsatlanta.org

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Total Women’s Health & Wellness Center Inc.

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• Maintain a healthy weight throughout life • Adopt a physically active lifestyle

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3400 Old Milton Parkway Bldg. A Ste. 360 Alpharetta 30005 (770) 475-0077, www.georgiahormones.com

Georgia Reproductive Specialists 3400-C Old Milton Parkway Ste. 475 Alpharetta 30005 (404) 843-2229, www.ivf.com See ad on pg. 39

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Your Hormones There are many different aspects that can affect hormone health such as your diet, exercise regimen and age. Typically, the issue of hormone health comes up as a woman approaches menopause and directly afterward. Whether or not you need hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a personal decision and one that should be made after considering all the facts.

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“Starting hormone therapy requires evaluation by a physician with focus on endocrine function. Personal history, symptoms, family history, physical exam and certain laboratory tests should be reviewed, as well as extensive discussion about the risk and benefits of the therapy,” advises Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS Gynecologist Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northside Hospital. “Many of the symptoms that we associate with menopause can be addressed and treated. Currently, there are many different combinations and forms of hormones and the therapy must be tailored to the individual.” Nezhat goes on to explain that there are many medical conditions that require the use of hormones such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, adrenal insufficiency, and female sex hormone imbalance due to malfunction or lack of ovarian function. Certain clues that hormone therapy might be indicated include changes in weight, hair loss, changes in mood, sexual desire, acne, fatigue, abnormal uterine bleeding, dry skin, and vaginal dryness. “When re-establishing optimal hormone levels, it is important to consider the source. Bio-identical hormones, from natural sources have the exact same molecular structure as the ones we produce, making them easily recognizable and usable,” explains Sharon Bent-Harley, MD of Harley Anti-Aging Institute. “Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, do not have this same structure and would not be expected to impact cells in the exact same manner as bio-identical hormones.” In 2002, a government-funded study called the Women’s Health Initiative did a study on HRT and found certain risks, such as cancer, to be linked to long-term use of this therapy. They advise that women with breast cancer, heart disease, liver disease, or a history of blood clots are not candidates for HRT. If you are considering HRT for yourself, make sure you check with a physician before beginning any type of treatment.

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Isis OB-GYN 401 South Main St., Ste. B-8, Alpharetta, 30009 (770) 521-2229, www.isisobgyn.com

Modern OB-GYN of North Atlanta 6335 Hospital Parkway, Ste. 204, Johns Creek, 30097 (404) 446-2496, www.Reyesobgyn.com

Moore/Boulton OB-GYN 9 Dunwoody Park, Ste. 108, Atlanta, 30338 (770) 393-1988, www.mbog.net

Mount Vernon OB-GYN Associates LLC 3400 Old Milton Parkway Bldg. A Ste. 200, Alpharetta, 30005 (404) 256-2277, www.mtvernonobgyn.com

Mount Vernon OB-GYN Associates, LLC 755 Mt Vernon Hwy Ste. 330, Atlanta, 30328 (404) 256-2277, www.mtvernonobgyn.com

North Fulton Regional Hospital 3000 Hospital Blvd. Roswell 30076 (770) 751-2500, www.nfultonhospital.com

North Fulton OB-GYN, PC 2500 Hospital Blvd., Ste. 290 Roswell 30076 (770) 754-4445

Your Vitals

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Practically every check up begins with an evaluation of your vitals, and rightfully so. Your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and other important numbers all have a monumental effect on the rest of your body. Don’t overlook these important screenings, and instead make them your top priority, even if you feel you are leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Blood Pressure Screening. Ideal blood pressure for women is less than 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Get tested at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Cholesterol Check. Have your cholesterol checked at least every five years starting at about age 20. “It is important to note that acceptable cholesterol levels for women are slightly different than those for men. Total cholesterol count should be less than 200 mg/dl. LDL (“L” for bad or lethal cholesterol) should be less than 100 mg/dl, while HDL (“H” for good or healthy cholesterol) should be 50 mg/dl or higher and triglycerides lower than 150 mg/dl.,” explains Mobasseri. Blood Glucose Test. Have a blood glucose test every three years starting at age 45 to test for diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you are already showing signs or symptoms of diabetes, or if it runs in your family, you may want to get tested before 45. www.bestselfconnect.com

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Providence Women’s Healthcare 1300 Upper Hembree Rd., Bldg. 100, Ste. D, Roswell, 30076 (770) 670-6170, www.providencewomenshealthcare.com

Reproductive Biology Associates 11975 Morris Rd., Ste. 220, Alpharetta, 30005 (678) 366-2154

Reproductive Institute 1360 Center Drive, Ste. 100, Dunwoody, 30338 (770) 343-8550, www.drwaynehudak.com

Sovereign Women’s Healthcare 1875 Old Alabama Rd., Ste. 210, Roswell, 30076 (770) 670-6145, www.sovereignwomenshealthcare.com

Suddenly Slimmer 12890 Alpharetta Highway, Ste. 100 Alpharetta, 30004 (678) 206-2100, www.suddenlyslimmeratlanta.com See ad on pg. 40

Synergy Wellness Centers of Roswell 1775 Woodstock Rd., Ste. 110, Roswell, 30075 (678) 951-0117

Women’s Institute For Health 1140 Hammond Drive, Building K, Ste. 200, Atlanta 30328 (404) 832-0300,www.wifh.com

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WOMEN’S Health Directory Cobb- Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Acworth Atlanta Center for Energy Medicine 1246 B Concord Rd., Ste. 200, Smyrna,30080 (770) 438-2266, www.acfem.com See ad on pg. 56

Atlanta Interventional Institute

Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics

Douglas Women’s Center 880 Crestmark Drive, Ste. 200, Lithia Springs, 30122 (770) 941-8662, www.douglaswomenscenter.com

If you haven’t already, try forming a health care plan today – include an exercise program, diet evaluation and a look into your family’s health history. Need some extra help? Try talking to a nutrition coach or wellness guide who can help point you in the right direction. “On a daily basis, every woman from the teens to the 80s should be concerned about disease prevention by getting enough sleep, enough exercise and enough vegetables/fruit and anti-oxidants in their diets,” advises Eva Arkin, MD at Premier Care for Women. Whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s or beyond, each stage of your life presents different health challenges. The best thing to do is meet them head on, educate yourself and maintain an active lifestyle both mentally and physically.

Editorial Resources Harley Anti-Aging Institute, (678) 500-1066, www.harleyantiaging.com Emory-Georgia Tech Center for Health Discovery and Well Being, (404) 686-6190, www.predictivehealth.emory.edu Northside Hospital, (404) 851-8000, www.northside.com Piedmont Heart Institute, (404) 605-2800, www.piedmontheart.org Premier Care for Women, (404) 257-0170, www.premiercareforwomen.com www.bestselfconnect.com

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Byers Wellness Center

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In the end, it’s up to you to keep an eye on the signs your body is showing you. Don’t wait for a discomfort to turn into something bigger. “Some risk factors that you have little or no control over include family history of a disease, age, ethnicity, and a health problem that can raise the risk of another problem,” says Brigham. “Some risk factors you can control include what you eat, how much physical activity you get, whether you use tobacco and how much alcohol you drink. Awareness of these factors is crucial in developing a healthy plan of action for a lifetime.”

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3903 S. Cobb Drive Ste. 230, Smyrna, 30080 (770) 953-2600, www.atlii.com

650 Henderson Dr. Ste. 409, Cartersville, 30120 (770) 387-3450, www.byerswellnesscenter.com

Skin Examination. By age 20, your doctor or dermatologist should be performing routine check-ups on moles, spots or freckles to check for early signs of cancer. Wearing UV protection in the form of clothing or creams is also a good way to help prevent skin cancer.

Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital

449 Pleasant Hill Rd., Ste. 200, Lilburn 30047 (770) 923-5033, www.atlantagynob.com

Brian A. Levitt, MD 1700 Tree Lane Ste. 200, Snellville, 30078 (678) 904-7210, www.brianlevittyourmd.com

Dourron OB-GYN Associates, PC 5139 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Ste. 206 Norcross 30093 (678) 205-3110, www.dourronobgyn.com

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3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, 30080 (770) 436-3162, www.emoryadventist.org See ad on pg. 34

4775 Jimmy Carter Blvd Ste. 300, Norcross 30093 (770) 638-8446, www.georgiafemalehealth.com

Gwinnett Physicians Group OB-GYN Georgia Breast Care 780 Canton Rd. NE, Ste. 410, Marietta, 30060 (678) 370-0370

1942 Atkinson Rd., Ste. 100, Lawrenceville, 30043 (678) 775-0600, www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, PA

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion at Gwinnett Medical Center

699 Church St., Ste. 220, Marietta, 30060 (770) 422-8505

550 Medical Center Blvd., Lawrenceville, 30046 (678) 312-4790, www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

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Isis OB-GYN

3515 Dallas Highway, Marietta, 30064 (770) 422-7574

6920 McGinnis Ferry Rd., Ste. 360, Suwanee, 30024 (770) 521-2229, www.isisobgyn.com

Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center

Joseph Tate, MD

790 Church St, Ste. 390, Marietta, 30060 (770) 819-9211

4045 Wetherburn Way, Norcross, 30092 (770) 449-8171

Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

1700 Hospital South Drive, Ste. 504, Austell, 30106 (770) 819-9211

743 Spring St NE, Gainesville, 30501 (770) 219-9000, www.nghs.com

Northwest Women’s Care of Atlanta

Northlake OB-GYN

787 Campbell Hill St, Marietta, 30060 (770) 528-0260, www.northwestwomenscareatl.com

5635 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste. 140, Norcross, 30092 (770) 939-5102

Northwest Women’s Care Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta, P.C.

833 Campbell Hill St NW, Marietta, 30060 (770) 422-9982

3890 Johns Creek Parkway Ste. 300 Suwanee, 30024 (678) 775-2300, www.obgynofatlanta.com

OB-GYN Associates 699 Church St., Ste. 300, Marietta, 30060 (770) 422-8700

Preferred Women’s Healthcare 500 Medical Center Blvd. ,Ste. 290, Lawrenceville, 30046 (770) 962-5100

OB-GYN Associates 100 Stone Forest Drive, Ste. 310, Woodstock, 30189 (678) 445-3555

RC Cancer Centers/Vantage Oncology 311 Philip Blvd., Lawrenceville, 30046 (770) 995-3000, www.RCCancerCenters.com

Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta, PC 1519 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 175, Marietta, 30062 (770) 565-2233, www.obgynofatlanta.com

Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology LLC 759 Old Norcross Rd., Lawrenceville, 30045 (678) 376-0528, www.segynonc.com

South Cobb OB-GYN 1700 Hospital South Drive, Ste. 500, Austell, 30106 (770) 941-7717

The Jean & Mack Henderson Women’s Center at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital 677 Church St, Marietta 30060 (770) 956-STAR (7827), www.wellstar.org See ad on pg. 32

Suddenly Slimmer 5270 Peachtree Parkway, Ste. 114-A, Norcross, 30092 (678) 381-2100, www.suddenlyslimmeratlanta.com See ad on pg. 40

William W Crone, MD, PC 3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste. 760, Norcross, 30071 (770) 441-1213, www.williamwcronemd.net

Kaiser Permanente Vascular Surgical Associates 61 Whitcher St, NE Ste. 2100, Marietta, 30060 (770) 423-0595

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Women’s Health Screening Checklist The screening guidelines recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is a group of non-Federal experts in stopping disease before it starts. SCREENING TESTS Blood Pressure

AGES 1839 Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test (osteoporosis screening)

AGES 4049 Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

If you have risk factors for osteoporosis, earlier screening may be necessary. Discuss with your doctor. Discuss with your doctor or nurse.

Breast Cancer Screening (mammogram)

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AGES 65 & OLDER

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis.

Get this test at least once at age 65 or older.

Starting at age 50, get screened every 2 years.

Get screened every 2 years through age 74.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.

Age 75 and older, ask your doctor or nurse if you need to be screened.

Cervical Cancer Screening

(Pap test) Get a Pap test at least every 3 years if you are 21 or older or are younger than 21 and have been sexually active for at least 3 years.

Get a Pap test at least every 3 years.

Get a Pap test at least every 3 years.

Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get a Pap test.

Cholesterol Test

Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.

Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Chlamydia Test

Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 if you are sexually active or pregnant. Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if you are at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Colorectal Cancer Screening (using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy) Diabetes Screening

Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test

Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

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1) Keep active Do something to keep fit each day—something you enjoy that maintains strength, balance, flexibility, and promotes cardiovascular health. Physical activity such as walking helps you stay at a healthy weight, prevent or control illness, sleep better, reduce stress, avoid falls, and look and feel better too. Learn more about the benefits of a walking regimen at www.everybodywalk.org.

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5) Manage stress Try exercise or relaxation techniques – perhaps meditation or yoga – as a means of coping. Make time for friends and social contacts and fun. Successful coping can affect our health and how we feel. Learn the role of positive thinking.

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Combined with physical activity, eating nutritious foods in the right amounts can help keep you healthy. Many illnesses—such as heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis—can be prevented or controlled with dietary changes and exercise. Calcium and vitamin D supplements can help women prevent osteoporosis.

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Mammogram recommendations vary depending on a patient’s risk factors. In general, baseline mammograms are done at age 40, with subsequent mammograms every one to two years. Mammogram frequency increases as a woman’ risk factors increase.

Patients in an integrative medical center receive individualized treatment plans to help assess their risks for breast cancer and prevention strategies. If diagnosed, our center plays a critical supportive role in helping coordinate conventional therapy with other modalities like acupuncture, nutrition counseling, stress management, and vitamin therapy. Integrative testing is also offered. At ACHIM, we also work with integrative specialists around the country to help patients make informed decisions. This may involve consulting with oncologists nationally and locally.

When do you recommend genetic testing for women? Genetic testing is helpful upon diagnosis of breast cancer to help determine a course of treatment and future detection regimens. Many women get genetic testing if a family member has had breast cancer to help them determine their risks.

What are the most common risk factors for breast cancer? The strongest risk factor is family history. Following that, risk factors include smoking, obesity, lack of childbearing or breastfeeding, and hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women. Hormone replacement therapy in perimenopausal women does not appear to increase risks of breast cancer. Again, it is synthetic hormone replacement therapy, not bioidentical, that seems to confer the risks.

Is there a link between estrogen and breast cancer? Breast cancer is related to a build up of estrogen in the various tissues of the body, including fat. In addition to simply withholding estrogen from women, we also need to help them understand that estrogen must be broken down and eliminated in the body to prevent estrogen build up.

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What are the current trends in rhinoplasty? Techniques with very predictable changes. The cartilages need to be preserved and reshaped by minimal removal and maximal predictability using suturing techniques. This allows the surgeon control within millimeters.

In what setting are these procedures performed? Typically in a hospital or outpatient surgery setting. Most surgeons use general or sedation anesthesia. Occasionally local anesthesia may be used for minor treatments.

What should I expect for my immediate post operative experience? Healthy patients go home the day of surgery. There is usually an external splint that is very visible but equally important. Packing the inside of the nose is rarely needed in an educated patient avoiding blood thinners and straining as in exercise initially and in managing any problems with easy bruising and bleeding. Pain is well controlled with oral analgesics. The splint is then removed in a week and the patient’s appearance is normal by then with minimal swelling and usually no bruising.

What are my long term expectations? Although normal appearances occur immediately after splint removal, patients will notice subtle changes for several months or more. The airway also improves over the course of several weeks to months.

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So how does one choose a surgeon for modern predictable rhinoplasty? There are many surgeons who offer rhinoplasty but few who specialize in this area. This is primarily due to their training experience. Rhinoplasty is rarely offered in substantial numbers in most residencies. This is usually obtained in post residency training. This is received through fellowship programs. The highest level of training that was available to me was a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the society related to The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The most specialized board and society as it relates to rhinoplasty. Dr. Marc Yune

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Anything is Possible 5K Sunday, November 6, 1:50 a.m. at Town Center Mall, 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw The Anything is Possible 5K Series combines a unique running event with a chance to give back to our troops. The AIP5K races will be held simultaneously at 1:50 a.m. on November 6. Ten minutes into each race, Daylight Savings Time will end and the clocks will be turned back, virtually guaranteeing that each runner finishes with a “negative” time. Runners will be offered the opportunity to raise funds for Team Red, White and Blue and Hope for the Warriors, two charities whose missions are to help injured servicemen and women reintegrate into society. For more information and to register visit www.anythingispossible5k.com.

Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s 11th Annual Afternoon in the Country Sunday, November 6, 1 p.m. at Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto This food and wine extravaganza will make your tastebuds tingle! Afternoon in the Country will feature delicious tastings from more than 90 of Atlanta’s best chefs, restaurants, caterers, retailers, wineries, distributors and breweries. The afternoon will also include a one-of-a-kind cake raffle, an expanded silent auction, live music, hayrides and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Chapter’s scholarship fund and Georgia Organics. This event sold out in advance last year, so get your tickets now. You don’t want to miss out on one of Atlanta’s favorite food and wine events! For information and tickets visit www.ldeiatlanta.org.

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Atlanta rolls out the red carpet for celebrities from the west coast to the east cost for the star-studded premiere of Jane Fonda’s upcoming movie. Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Woodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall. www.gcapp.org/peace

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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

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A family-friendly event that includes a 5K, live entertainment, bounce houses, snacks and so much more. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Centennial Olympic Park (Oct. 15) and State Farm Technology Park (Oct. 16). Times Vary, www.jdrfgeorgia.org

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Free health screenings and tests to Atlanta’s youth for diabetes, blood pressure, sickle cell, high cholesterol, BMI, asthma, vision and more. Ryan Cameron Foundation. The Gallery at South Dekalb. 11am. www.ryancameron.org

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KIDS II STRONG LEGS RUN

With a 10K, 5K, 2K and mascot trot – there is something for everyone. Come out for a great cause and fantastic post race celebration. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Turner Field. 8am. www.choa.org

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ATLANTA LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER INTERNATIONAL’S 11TH ANNUAL AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY See details on this page

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JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK

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