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‘In the Park with Art’ moving to new venue Streaming videos Street signs now show coming to village P road’s dual designation website

BY GARY ALAN RUSE

almetto Bay’s “In the Park with Art” annual event, a popular and colorful outdoor art exhibit hosted by the Cultural Council to raise money for its art scholarship program, will be leaving its home in Coral Reef Park and relocating to the Palmetto Bay Village Center in the fall. Although everyone loved the beautiful park setting, the event organizers could not afford the new fees demanded by Village Hall, according to Yolly Buchmann, president of the Cultural Council and main organizer for the event. “They wanted to charge us for everything — for the use of the park, the use of the waste bins, the use of the staff; we would even have to pay for the use of the bandstand,” Buchmann said. “It was going to come to thousands of dollars,

BY BILL KRESS he Village of Palmetto Bay has announced an exciting addition to its official website starting this spring — professionally produced streaming videos that showcase the community’s many highlights. The videos are being produced at no cost to Palmetto Bay by Rochester, NYbased CGI Communications Inc., a leader in online marketing. Created in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the videos will focus on topics including quality of life, economic

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Palmetto Bay residents along SW 77th Avenue, also known as Palmetto Road, are pleased that all of the signs in their neighborhoods now bear the dual designation. Some signs previously only had the numerical designation, omitting the “Palmetto Road” name, but all have been fixed now with the recent completion of the village’s street sign project. (Photo by Gary Alan Ruse)

First draft of the new event poster by artist Fred Caravetta

so we would not have the money to give out for scholarships. “They never gave us the exact figure. Originally, the entire council voted for us to come in and have the show, so this to us was a big, big shock. Now they’re going around telling the story that we decided to leave because we wanted to charge admission. This was not the case at all. We’re not charging admission.” Since the Cultural Council had previously worked with the Village Center for the jazz concert, owner Scott Silver welcomed the group there for the art exhibition as well.

More than 100 artists are expected to exhibit their work, with food vendors and music as well. Buchmann went out to the Village Center last week to inspect the area that will be used for the “In the Park with Art” event. She had high praise for both the Village Center and Scott Silver. Village spokespersons could not be reached for comment by deadline time. The layout of the artists areas can be previewed on the Cultural Council’s website at <www.culture-council.org> (note: do not type “cultural-council.org). For information, call 305-238-0703.

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staff, and police. “It really says something about our community that so many of our people participated in this video production,” Flinn continued. “We are grateful for their enthusiasm and look forward to seeing all our local ‘stars’ in the finished product.” Local organizations and businesses also will have the chance to participate in this high-profile program with 30or 60-second videos that focus on their own business or group. Those videos also will be accessible from the village’s website. The video service, expected to debut this spring, can be viewed at <www.palmettobay-fl.gov>. Local business owners/managers interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to call 1-800-398-3029, ext. 228.

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It always helps to have good neighbors Michael Miller

Got this letter from one of our Palmetto Bay readers:

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

I am very excited to write to you and share a great experience I just had with a few of the village employees this afternoon. I was driving with my three kids after picking them up from school. I just went through a drive-thru to get a late lunch, and I brushed against the curb and got a flat tire. Fully flat tire, with a big tear in it. Of course, I was wearing a dress and heels when this happened. Of course, I had to be somewhere in a few hours, in this case the airport. It was lucky enough to be pulled into a gas station when I realized the tire was flat. Not one with a service station, but a safe area at least. But I was really blessed that a truck with three Village of Palmetto Bay Parks department employees pulled into the same gas station right next to my car. The driver stepped out and politely asked me “How’re you doing?” and I replied “Great, until I just got a flat tire.” Without a thought, he said “We can help.” The three of these wonderful gentlemen then proceeded to locate, and take out the spare kit (which I have never had to use) and change the tire. My oldest child is fifteen, so I made sure he got a lesson out of this, and learned how to accomplish this task. They talked him through each of the steps they were doing, and he took part in the effort. I was impressed. Not only were they courteous, and efficient in quickly getting me back on the road, but they taught a valuable lesson at the time. I offered to buy them all a soda, but they declined. The very least reward they should have is recognition for this good deed. I want to commend Rich Barczak, Jake Woodfall and Adam Redd for making my day, saving me from an enormous hassle, and setting a great example for my children of being genuinely terrific citizens. Thank you so much!

AROUND TOWN When Cutler Bay, the Village of Palmetto Bay’s neighbor to the south, had their Founders Day Picnic a bit over a week ago, it wasn’t just Cutler Bay officials and residents who showed up for the celebration. Mayor Gene Flinn was there, wearing casual clothes and dark glasses under a cowboy hat, chatting with Town Councilman Ernie Sochin, CB Mayor Paul Vrooman and others present. So was Village Clerk Meighan Rader, who was hanging out with her counterpart, Cutler Bay Town Clerk Erika GonzalezSantamaria (among others) as well as a few other folks associated with the village. But that’s the way it is when one neighbor throws a party, and it was a great event all around. You can bet some of Cutler Bay’s VIPs will return the favor when the village has its celebration picnic next month.

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How to quickly distribute the $1 trillion stimulus plan R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY I have read almost every proposal for spending the $1 trillion stimulus plan money, from buying the major U.S. banks, supplementing delinquent homeowner mortgage payments, to bolstering up a failing auto industry. I think there is a much simpler, more effective and more immediate action plan for distributing the $1 trillion-plus. Give it directly to every adult living in America. Give it to kids over 18, give it to billionaires, give it to the students in universities, give it to seniors in retirement, and give it to every working man and women — yes, give it to everyone! It would be like an intravenous shot — direct into the economy of the country. Believe me, we will spend it! More than 60 percent of all spending in America is made by the consumer — not by Citibank, not by General Motors.

The spending is done by you and me. We spend money every day. We have no choice but to spend. Lately, the problem is not having sufficient money to spend — we are not hoarding it in a tin can buried in the back yard. Who would object to this concept? Is it a fear that Americans will hoard the money? They will put it in the bank for a rainy day? Dollars put into the bank will give the bankers the dollars they need to start lending again. Why give it directly to the bank? Let the dollars pass through the hands of Americans. How much are we talking about? Let’s start with some basic assumptions. First, the stimulus plan will more than likely end up costing at least $1 trillion. The current population of America over the age of 18 is 226 million. Divide that number and you find that we would be giving tax free $4,428 to each and every adult in America. A husband and wife would receive $8,856. What will they do? Perhaps reduce their credit card debt — a sensible thing to do, right? We would find dollars going back into the banks that would then have the money to lend to

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gas for the car, restaurants, etc — putting hotel employees, waiters and cooks back to work. Get the idea? Perhaps it is too simple — we have talked about it before. All it would take is one mailing to you and me and the spending would begin. This way homeowners making their mortgage payments would not get mad at those that are not. The anger over giving money to “big” business and not to “small” businesses would end. Everyone would be equal.

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To the Editor: Removing Vamos a Cuba from our public school system was warranted, and your [columnist R. Kenneth Bluh’s] analysis is flawed, for the following reasons: First of all, the book was directed at young minds, who still do not read an editorial and then read the op-ed, who do not research a story, but simply take its contents to be true and accurate. Under your analysis, our educators could have taught young minds, following the Holocaust and World War II, that the Nazis were removed from power because the U.S. and the Soviet Union did not want another powerful political foe, and it would have been up to the children to learn that over 11 million people died, at least 6 million of them being Jewish, at the hands of the Nazis. Under your analysis, young minds could have been taught that slavery was not that bad, because the so-called slaves enjoyed free housing and free food provided by their accommodating masters, and it would have been up to the children to learn that slavery was not voluntary, and that it is one of the most atrocious crimes in human history. What should have never happened was that an author chose to write a book that simply contained lies, and did not truthfully represent to his or her readers how things really are in Cuba. If it took $250,000 to correct this wrong, shame on the author, and shame on those who think that impregnating a young mind with propagandistic misstatements can be tolerated in our free society. Thank you for your attention. Ibrahim Reyes Jr., Esquire Coral Gables

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4 YOUR MONEY Wondering what President Obama’s Foreclosure Stabilization Initiative means to you? The initiative provides $75 billion to help an estimated nine million homeowners at risk of foreclosure. It adds another $200 billion into governmentbacked mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to stimulate the private mortgage market. However, the actual details are still very sketchy and there are still too many questions to know how it’s really going to work. The President and U.S. Treasury Department are hinting they may “pressure private lenders” into doing more to help boost the housing market by modifying existing loans or loosening their loan standards for first time home buyers. It may sound good in theory. But as we know all too well, most lenders are not passing along their earlier stimulus money down to consumers. Most of us are not seeing cheaper mortgages or lower-rate credit cards. Another big question remains over what incentives, if any, there may be for homeowners to keep paying their mortgages rather than putting the money in a bank and letting themselves become several months late in payments so they can qualify for lower rates? In other words, by intentionally risking going into foreclosure, can they become eligible for a federal bailout of their own? Why do so many of these new initiatives reward banks or car manufacturers without offering any tangible benefits to the taxpayers who pay for it all? What do the rest of us get out of it all? The answer may be the bill.

The full details will be released over the next few weeks with the full program expected to be up and running before the summer. In the meantime, contact your lender to see if they’ll consider modifying your current loans. If they won’t, let your U.S. Representative or Senator know you don’t appreciate giving money to companies that won’t do anything else to help their customers. OBAMA’S STIMULUS PLAN The President’s solution to the ongoing recession is pass a Stimulus Plan that includes almost a dozen new tax cuts or credits for most American families. Starting in June, most workers will get a $400 tax credit. Combined returns will boost the total family savings to $800. It also will adjust withholding taxes so that most workers will see about $8 extra in their weekly paychecks when it first kicks in. To boost the sagging real estate markets, first-time home buyers will see an $8,000 tax credit that, unlike earlier tax breaks, do not have to be paid back. To boost new car sales, most buyers will be allowed to deduct the sales taxes paid on new cars. By signing the almost $800 billion plan, President Obama already has come under intense political pressure from Congressional Republicans about the cost of the stimulus plan. Still, the President warned voters they shouldn’t expect the new plan to slow the recession anytime soon. Perhaps we should reflect on these words now more than ever: “Change” “Hope” “Patience” Hard words as our bills get even worse and our salaries still can’t keep up with them.

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BY LEE STEPHENS Valentine’s Day is a time when people enjoy getting chocolates and heart shaped gifts to show appreciation and love. The folks at RiteCare Medical Center in Palmetto Bay celebrated Valentine’s Day by sharing a valuable possession, their blood. Although a blood drive may seem like an unusual way to celebrate the day of love, it actually makes more sense than giving flowers. According to the Community Blood Centers of South Florida, there is high demand for blood, yet only 5 percent of the population donates. “The idea sprung up from three goals we wanted to accomplish,” explained Mario Hurley, RiteCare’s new community liaison. “One goal was to meet the demand for blood in many hospitals; the second goal was to help local business get acquainted with possible customers, and the third goal was to define RiteCare Medical Center a contributor to the enrichment of our community.” The blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 14, began at 11 a.m. with five people ready to donate. Among them were RiteCare’s medical director, Dr. Hossein Joukar, and his friend, Sherrie Daghighi. Also, standing by, accompanied by his wife, was Douglas McCall, the musical director for Robert Morgan Educational Institute.

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Chevy Tahoe Hybrid gets 50% better gas mileage Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS Still looking for a big SUV that delivers pretty good gas mileage? Check out the new 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. Two-wheel-drive Tahoe Hybrid models get 21 mpg in city driving, a whopping 50percent improvement over a gasolineonly Tahoe. Highway driving gas mileage stats are better, too, but not quite as impressive at 22 mpg. The Tahoe Hybrid looks a lot like the gasoline-only Tahoe models. It seats eight adults comfortably and 2WD models tow up to 6,200 pounds and haul as much as 12,000 pounds, about the same as nonhybrid SUVs in the class. However, there are subtle enhancements to the Hybrid Tahoe that allow for the improved fuel economy numbers. The state-of-the-art hybrid system is the big difference, along with GM’s all-new Electrically Variable Transmission (EVT).

GM’s advanced EVT and 300-volt nickelmetal hydride Energy Storage System (ESS) work in concert with the standard six-liter V-8 gasoline engine with Active Fuel Management (AFM) and late intake valve closing (LIVC) technology. The hybrid system allows the Tahoe to travel up to 30 mph on battery power alone, excellent for stop-and-go city driving. The technology also lets the big V-8 engine to shut down four cylinders and operate in a V-4 mode for longer periods. Chevy also provides some standard equipment to help you drive efficiently. For example, an economy gauge on the dashboard instrument cluster tells you when you’re driving in the gasoline or electric modes. And, whenever the gasoline engine shuts down, the tachometer needle points to the Auto Stop mark, alerting you that the Tahoe is being powered only by electricity. While the Tahoe Hybrid looks a lot like the gas-powered Tahoe, there are subtle design differences and numerous hidden changes. For example, the Hybrid has a slightly larger front grille opening and a lower air dam helps redirect airflow from underneath the vehicle to reduce drag. Also, there are no fog lamp and tow hook

Tahoe Hybrid has a slightly larger front grille opening for better airflow and an extended rear spoiler for a clean aerodynamic look.

openings, and the roof rack side rails have been eliminated and an extended rear spoiler added for a clean aerodynamic look. To reduce curb weight, an aluminum front bumper beam, hood and liftgate replace the standard steel units, along with 18-inch cast aluminum wheels. On the inside, special lightweight front seats are used. Even more weight was eliminated by adding a tire inflator kit to replace the spare wheel and tire, jack and tools found on gasoline-only models. Tahoe Hybrid also comes with OnStar

and the unique Stolen Vehicle Slow Down program that can electronically bring a vehicle to a stop if it is reported stolen and police are in pursuit. The 2009 Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD models are both eligible for $2,200 tax credits. Base price on the 2WD model is $50,455; the 4WD is $53,260.

Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to <LetsTalkCars@aol.com>.

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Pictured at the announcement of the Florida Winter Baseball League (FWBL) are (l-r) Pete Garcia, athletic director at Florida International University; Richard J. Lopez, FWBL general manager Miami, and Mickey Filippucci, FWBL president.

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COMMUNITYNEWS briefs email at <info@womenmschamberofcommerce.org>. CORAL GABLES MUSEUM SERIES CONTINUES WITH PRESENTATION The Coral Gables Museum’s First Fridays Architecture and Design Lecture Series will continue with a presentation by author and UM School of Architecture professor Recco Ceo on Friday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m., in the Old Spanish Village Sales Gallery, 2901 Ponce De Leon Blvd., the original Art and Architecture Center in the city of Coral Gables. In his lecture, titled “Building Close to Nature: The Early Architecture of Dade County’s Park System,” Ceo will discuss the design and construction of MiamiDade County’s early park architecture and how it evolved in a context of forest fires, devastating hurricanes and the post-boom period of the 1930s.

Seating for this event is limited and reservations are required. Donations to the museum are appreciated. To RSVP, call 305-910-3996 or send email to <info@coralgablesmuseum.org>. COMMON CAUSE PRESIDENT EDGAR TO SPEAK AT MDC WOLFSON CAMPUS Bob Edgar, president of the national, non-partisan citizens advocacy group Common Cause, will be the featured speaker during a reception on Friday, Mar. 6, 5-7 p.m., in the James Batten Community Room 2106 of Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. Edgar, a former six-term member of Congress, will autograph copies of his book, Middle Church: Reclaiming the moral values of the faithful majority from the religious right.

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How to Manage Back Pain BY HEIDI SERVEN GET FIT & STAY ACTIVE Leading a healthy and active life style is important for your bodies overall Health. While most people experience back pain at sometime in their life, in many cases back pain can be managed by keeping back muscles strong by staying active and making healthy choices. Walking, swimming and stationary bike riding in conjunction with proper stretching and strengthening exercises are important in any workout routine. Exercise in conjunction with healthy eating and staying active are all ways to maintain your body’s optimum health. Before beginning any new diet regimen or exercise routine it is recommended that you consult your health care provider. Unhealthy behaviors such as smoking impact many parts of the body, including reducing the blood supply to your back, reducing the nutrients to your muscles. PRACTICE PROPER POSTURE In many cases back pain or injury can be avoided by maintaining good posture and when possible avoiding certain activities that may trigger back pain. This will vary by individual. Being mindful of good posture by not slouching, slumping or hunching over and sitting straight and standing tall go along ways to improving the health of your spine. Avoid lifting and carrying health objects. When lifting always bend at the knees instead of bending your back and keep your feet apart for stability and carry objects close to your body. At the office keep your muscles working by alternating positions frequently and using proper ergonomics while working on the computer and using your keyboard. When doing household chores and gardening, avoid stooping, awkward bending and lifting heavy objects. Warm up muscles with simple stretching exercises before doing any physical activity. SELF CARE REMEDIES Back pain should not and most often cannot be ignored. Unless there is a serious, underlying cause for the pain you are experiencing the best thing for treating back pain is to stay as active as possible. While bed rest was once believed to be an effective method of treatment, bed rest is no longer recommended. After an injury occurs, reducing physical activity for the first few days is recommended to help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms, but gradually resuming your regular activities is the best medicine to

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How to Choose a Pharmacy BY MIKE DUNN When choosing a pharmacy for your family, there should be other considerations aside from a convenient location or even cost. After all, there is much at stake in selecting the right pharmacy and the right pharmacist. This is a person that you, your spouse and your children may be dealing with for many years. Your pharmacist, first and foremost, should be someone you know and trust. According to the apharmacist.org Web site, you should give as much consideration to choosing your pharmacist as you do to choosing a doctor. Pharmacists are health care professionals specializing in medicines and their appropriate use. Because of this, your pharmacist plays an important role in your personal health care and the health care of your family. The importance of assessing personal service in selecting a pharmacist is considered critical by most patients. In that regard, here are some questions to ponder: How accessible is the pharmacist? Is he or she easy to talk to and willing to hear your concerns? During what hours is the pharmacist available to answer your questions?

It is important to choose one pharmacist with whom you can establish an ongoing relationship. Also, by choosing one pharmacy, a complete record of the medicines you take is in one place, making them easier to coordinate and manage. Your pharmacist can alert you to possible drug interactions - particularly if you take a number of different medications - help you track refills on important prescriptions, and provide any necessary detail on short notice. It is wise to consider your entire family’s pharmacy needs. Often, a pharmacist can help you with special circumstances, such as when you are taking care of an elderly relative. If you have aging parents that live nearby, you might ask, for example, if it is possible to deliver prescriptions to their home and send the bill to you. Not all pharmacists and/or pharmacies provide the same services. All pharmacies are required to meet minimum standards. Most, however, offer services and conveniences beyond the minimum requirements. When choosing a pharmacist and/or pharmacy, you should evaluate your needs and make a selection to meet those needs. Here are some other suggested questions to consider: Does the pharmacist take time to answer

your questions in a manner that you understand? Is the pharmacy open during hours that fit your schedule? Does the pharmacy deliver? If so, are there restrictions or additional charges? If there is an emergency, does the pharmacy provide after-hours service or a special emergency telephone number? Are charge accounts available? Does the pharmacy handle the drugs you expect to be taking? There may be a higher cost for additional services or conveniences such as delivery, charge accounts, and emergency service. Real value, however, comes not only from the price of your prescriptions, but from having your specific needs met at a fair price. It is also very helpful to become thoroughly familiar with your insurance benefits as they concern your prescriptions. For example, some prescription benefits plans will only pay for the dispensing of a certain days supply of your medication. If your physician issues a prescription for a larger supply of medication, the pharmacy will have to decrease your quantity dispensed or your insurance company will not pay for the medication. Obviously, since your physician is issuing the prescriptions, it is important to advise your

physician concerning any prescription restrictions under your prescription benefits plan. Not every pharmacy will accept your prescription drug card. A pharmacy must sign a contract to provide services for each prescription benefit plan. The owner of the pharmacy must review each contract and decide which insurance plans the pharmacy will accept. If the pharmacy does not accept your prescription card, the pharmacy probably does not have a signed contract with your health insurance provider. In some cases, pharmacy owners may take steps to add your prescription benefit plan if asked to do so. Once you weigh all the factors and choose a pharmacy, it is strongly recommended that you use this pharmacy for all of your prescriptions needs. This allows you to receive the greatest benefit from the “screening” for drug interactions, etc., by your pharmacist since this one pharmacy has all of your prescription drug records.

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How to Choose a Health Spa BY CURT HAGEDORN The word “spa” is bandied about a lot these days. There are “spa” personal care products and “spa” towels and “spa” robes and entire “spa” bathrooms: bathrooms filled with those luxurious products and fluffy white cotton towels and robes. And don’t forget “spa” cuisine which even extends to “spa” frozen dinners. But if you really want to get to the bottom of the resurgence of spas and spa treatments, just look at our over-scheduled and stressed out lives. We all need a little more pampering on a daily (or at least weekly or monthly) basis. The idea of a spa harks back to the turn of the last century, when the very wealthy traveled to places like Baden Baden and Nauheim in Germany to indulge in the supposed healing properties of the natural springs there. Over time, the meaning of the word spa has expanded to include all manner of pampering mixed with healing: mental, physical and spiritual. And of course, when it comes to the very wealthy, nothing has changed very much. For example, one of the oldest spas in the United States, the Golden Door, offers guests a chance to “fulfill your dream of a perfect week in paradise” with

programs designed to ‘rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.’ This kind of experience naturally does not come cheap, requiring a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person, to which you’ll add an additional

$6,500 per week for a personalized fitness and treatment program, spectacular accommodations, gourmet meals created from the bounty of the Golden Door’s own gardens, and a great deal more. In the world of spas, however, the Golden Door is hardly the most expensive. Resorts around the world have jumped on the spa bandwagon and offer a wide variety not only of exercise, classes and meal plans, but programs designed to reduce stress, improve your emotional and spiritual health, raise your self esteem and, in general, prepare you to be the ultimate warrior in your chose field of endeavor when you go back to the outside world. But just because you don’t live a “rich and famous” lifestyle, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve that little something extra that rejuvenating spa treatments can provide. If you’re looking for something a little more close to home (and a lot less pricey) there also “day spas” cropping up all over the country, many times connected with either gyms or beauty salons or as freestanding franchises, so it’s more than likely that you’ll be able to find the genuine healing properties of a spa treatment just around the corner. And spa treatments don’t have to be expensive. On a recent walk around my own neighborhood with a stressed-out friend, a local day spa was offering a special half-hour massage, pedicure manicure for only $30. A word to the wise: do a little research on spa treatments to find out what they entail and what kinds of products they use. Though there should be very little risk, it’s possible that, since many spas use all natural ingredients (even vegeta-

bles and fruits) to create their proprietary products, you might be allergic. Like in a restaurant, it’s always best to ask. Also, massage and other physical therapists and teachers often have licensing and other requirements they must pass. Look for these before you put your body in their hands. In general: if you are paying for classes or treatments it’s a good idea to have a resume and references up front which, fortunately, most spas however large or small provide. Remember, if the services and treatments are as effective as they say, there should be plenty of people willing to sing their praises. Also, ask your friends, colleagues, and of course your hairdresser or other beauty professional for recommendations. Your local hair salon may be offering a variety of services from manicures and pedicures to massage, facials and body wraps that you never even knew about. Finally, even if you can’t indulge in a week of spa treatments, a simple half hour chair massage, a facial or other treatment can often provide just what you need to relieve the stress and anxiety of your everyday life, and in most cases you can purchase the healing products to take home, and your local spa practitioner often offers classes or other advice on how best to use them between visits as part of a stress-relieving program of yoga, meditation or other exercise that emphasizes stretching and breathing. Most of us never take the time to really relax and be pampered. With more spas and spa treatments available than ever before, it’s time we started. Copyright © 2006 Publishers-Edge


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A good first step in choosing a dentist is to ask neighbors, friends and coworkers about the family dentist they have chosen. This is especially helpful if you are moving to a new community and haven’t had time to become acclimated to your surroundings. If there is one dentist who is mentioned frequently and you like what you are hearing, the next step is to schedule a visit to meet him or her and get acquainted. The purpose is to see if you feel comfortable with this person and his dental practices. After all, the dentist you choose will be working on your teeth and the teeth of your spouse and children for possibly a long time. Ask the prospective dentist about his philosophy of health care. You might be surprised at the answer you receive. Ask about fees, payment plans, and insurance coverage. You know what your financial situation is, so it is proper for you to initiate the discussion. How did the dentist and his or her staff respond to you? Was there a professional atmosphere in the office? Did the dentist and staff take the time to listen to your concerns and seem genuinely interested? A dentist who seems too rushed or too busy to take the time to get acquainted may not have the time to address your personal needs and concerns down the road and is probably not the one you want. Something else to consider is the size of the dentist office. This isn’t always the case, but sometimes a dentist with a large practice and a large staff has little time to devote to individual patients. He or she is too busy working and keeping up with the cost of the practice! Large dental practices are more likely than smaller ones to hurry patients through without taking the time for proper examinations or thought to what is actually best for the patient. First and foremost, you want a dentist who has your best tooth care and treatment in mind. You can also make evaluations about a prospective dentist after your initial examination. Did the dentist take the time to do a thorough exam so that no problems or potential problems are missed? A thorough dental examination includes not only inspection of the teeth and gums, but also of the tongue, lips, inside of the cheek, palate, and the skin of the face and neck, plus feeling the neck for abnor-

mal lymph nodes and enlargement of the thyroid gland. A good dentist is also on the alert for periodontal (gum) disease. Did the dentist check for signs and symptoms of periodontal disease such as bleeding from the gums and/or pockets of decay? After the exam, did the dentist establish goals for your long-term care? In March of 1997, Consumers Research provided a number of questions for consumers to ask themselves after they have received treatment from a dentist. These help determine the level of the dentist’s skill. Here are the questions: How does your bite feel? Is any of the dental work irritating your gum? Does the treated tooth look like a tooth? Does dental floss or your tongue catch on the tooth? Did the dentist take time to polish your fillings? Do you feel pain when drinking hot or cold liquids? Was any debris left in your mouth after treatment? Does the dentist use a water spray to cool your teeth while drilling? Other things to watch out for in evaluating a prospective dentist are an emphasis on mass production rather than quality care; an emphasis on cosmetic procedures and one-visit comprehensive treatments; and the routine use of intravenous sedation. Your dentist should be someone in whose judgment you trust. You are entrusting to the dentist the long-term tooth care of your family. Asking the right questions ahead of time can help to assure you of making an informed decision that you won’t regret in the years to come. Copyright © 2005 Publishers-Edge


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How to Choose a Chiropractor BY TRACY JOHNSON Today, Chiropractors are moving up in the world as a practitioner that can heal your body from so much more than the everyday aches and pains and the occasional back injury. The spinal cord in the body is being linked to pretty much your overall health and fitness. For example, if you are having a problem with depression, a pinched nerve can cause it. Same for sinusitis, fatigue, migraines, and so many more symptoms that most doctors just prescribe drugs for. Chiropractic medicine is being looked at more and more for help with common ailments. This is starting to take trend due to the unnecessary drugs most doctors prescribe which may help the symptoms, but do not take care of the underlying problem. In research, it is found that your spinal cord is the traffic point for all your nerves. If one of them becomes pinched, or blocked, then you will begin to experience different types of ailments. So how does one go about finding the right Chiropractor for them? Well here are a few tips to help

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tine adjustments and assessments. If you have a chiropractor that only sees you when you are in pain, and you are looking for more of a permanent solution, not just a relief from symptoms, then try looking towards a holistic chiropractor. These chiropractors will give you a complete work up, from doing a spinal reading, to x-rays, to a full medical questionnaire and history. During these visits, the chiropractor will first meet with you to see where your trouble areas are and begin to address these areas. He/she will also begin to formulate a routine treatment plan to help readjust any spinal shifts and realign your neck as well to keep the nerves from pinching and ending in medical symptoms. Now that you know what type of chiropractor you are looking for, begin asking around (ask friends, neighbors, co workers, and family members) if they recommend any one that fits in your requirements. However, remember, just because your mom may love her chiropractor, it doesn’t mean that he/she will be a good fit for you. After receiving your recommendations, call the office and ask some questions on their policies and areas pertaining to the type of care you would like to receive. First impressions are always the most important, so if you do not feel like they will best complete your needs, then keep shopping around. Another thing to remember, is that most chiropractors accept insurance, so make sure yours will be compatible with them prior to setting your appointment. Some chiropractors offer free consultations and x-rays when starting up as a new patient. Use this time to ask more questions of your chiropractor and describe to him/her what you hope to receive from their care. A lot of chiropractors will be upfront and let you know if they can provide the type of care you are looking for and will even refer you to another if they cannot. Make sure to check on licenses and school credits prior to allowing the chiropractor to begin any adjustments on you. A good rule of thumb is to make sure they have been in their own practice for at least two years prior to becoming their patient. You don’t want to go see an intern that just graduated from his/her schooling and is looking for fresh meat to begin practicing on. A good chiropractor, as any other doctor will listen to you and work to meet your health goals and treatment needs. During your first visit, your chiropractor

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Chiropractor Friends, family, and coworkers may be able to provide a starting point by referring you to a chiropractor they are familiar with. Chiropractors are licensed by the state, and should have completed six to seven years of college and post-graduate schooling from an accredited university. Chiropractic treatment can help with a wide variety of ailments, but a good doctor will make referrals when needed. Choosing a chiropractor is ultimately a personal decision, and you should chose a doctor you feel personally comfortable with. Copyright © 2005 Publishers-Edge

will ask you questions about your family history, diet, occupation, and prior treatment. The chiropractor will perform a physical exam. He will conduct a spinal examination to check for any structural abnormalities that may be causing problems. In some cases, you will be recommended for lab tests and X-rays. If after all of your careful shopping around, asking for referrals, and interviewing your prospective chiropractor, if you are not happy with the treatment you are receiving, you are always free to ask for a second opinion or find a new chiropractor to treat you.

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9605 SW 121 STREET - THE FALLS 5BD/5.5BA Living: 4,680 $1,144,000 - SOLD

12311 SW 94 AVNUE - THE FALLS 5BD/5BA Living: 5,684 2009 Lot: 19,000 $1,750,000

12501 SW 94 COURT - THE FALLS Investor Opportunity Rented at $5,200/month $1,090,000

5852 SW 54 LANE - SOUTH MIAMI 6BD/7.5BA Living: 6,500 2008 Lot: 24,393 $1,699,000

12745 SW 93 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/4.5BA Living: 4,700 Rent: $4000 Lot: 17,097 $999,000

12321 SW 94 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/4BA Living: 5,010 2009 Lot: 19,000 $1,630,000

OCEAN 16, #321 - PUERTO RICO 3BD/3.5BA Living: 2,235 New Condo Beachfront $984,000

9305 SW 122 LANE - THE FALLS 5BD/5.5BA Living: 5,415 Rent: $8500 Lot: 43,560 $1,599,000

9494 SW 125 TERRACE 5BD/4BA Living: 4,261 $900,000 - SOLD

9403 SW 123 TERRACE - THE FALLS 4BD/4BA Living: 4,605 2009 Lot: 18,000 $1,500,000

5BD/5.5BA Elegant

OCEAN 16, #242 - PUERTO RICO 2BD/2.5BA Living: 1,695 New Condo Beachfront $839,000

Living: 5,258 Lot: 40,510

Deering Bay No Bridges

$1,699,000

12021 SW 78 TERRACE - KENDALL 4BD/3.5BA Living: 4,076 Gorgeous Lot: 12,489 $799,000

11325 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN Vacant Lot Lot: 37,461 Impact Fees Paid $549,000

520 NEDA AVENUE CORAL GABLES Hammock Oaks Wooded Lot Lot: 25,078 $775,000

11405 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN Vacant Lot Lot: 31,799 $499,000

6910 SW 71 COURT SOUTH MIAMI 4BD/3BA Lot: 20,000 $650,000 - PENDING SALE

13194 SW 142 STREET WEST KENDALL 3BD/3.5BA Living: 2,704 Venezia Lakes Lot: 8,016 $448,000

3062 NEW YORK STREET COCONUT GROVE Rent: $2,600 Living: 2,600 $615,000

500 NE 29 STREET, #1108 UPPER EAST SIDE 2BD/2BA Living: 1,198 Moon Bay Condo $365,000

11405 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN 3BD/2BA Living: 2,327 House/Lot Lot: 31,799 $599,000

7270 SW 89 STREET, C403 DADELAND 2BD/2BA Living: 1,242 Downtown Dadeland Condo $310,000

DIRECT LINE:

Size: 50 x 24 24 Hr. Security

$330,000 4471 NW 198 STREET MIAMI GARDENS 3BD/1BA Living: 1,427 Rent: $2000 Lot: 10,000 $240,000 2101 BRICKELL AVE, #2502 BRICKELL 1BD/1BA Living: 791 Skyline Condo $240,000 - SOLD 13825 NW 85 CT - MIAMI LAKES 3BD/3BA Townhouse $215,000 15675 SW 82 CR LN - KENDALL 1BD/1BA Condo $110,000 8810 FONTAINEBLEAU, #120 SW MIAMI 1BD/1BA Living: 680 Rent: $1000 lst Floor $85,000

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