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is now registering Teams & Players for the 2011 Spring Season. You can register or sign-up at We have leagues for ages 4-18. Teams and or Players DO NOT have to be Mesquite residents. MBI has offered league play since 1955.

Now registering for the Spring 2011 Season. Girls ages 3-18. Teams are already forming and play begins March 28th. Register by March 7th to be guaranteed a team roster position from the player pool. No money until you have been placed on a team. Blast Ball Division (pre T-Ball) is a good introduction to the sport for the ages 3 & 4 Girls and Boys. REGISTER ON-LINE @ Go to the website and fill out the online registration form. For more information call Mike Robbins @ 469-855-6330 34 •

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Spring Boating Tips and Reminders by terry brown at browns boat Repair & Upholstery

the spring Fever is beginning already for many of the mesquite area boat owners, and we wanted to remind you of some of the important things to consider before you set out this spring. most of a boats life is spent on a trailer and unfortunately it’s usually the last thing we think of before having problems going to the lake. here’s a checklist: tires ?, lights & wiring, bunk boards, Wheel bearings, brakes & coupler. When you are considering the life of a boat, the most important things are of course the motor and its maintenance, here are some guidelines we recommend. here’s a checklist: battery age & condition, lubricants every 50 hrs. of use or annually changed, Water pump serviced every 2 years, propellar inspected & greased, steering system lubed and checked, shifting cables lubed and checked, general wiring systems & gauges checked. basically it means a “wake up from Winter” and be thorough before you go. While your boat has been sitting, the elements of nature have continued to take a toll. the biggest maintenance headache can be caused by the suns Uv rays which can oxidize the gelcoat and dry out your upholstery. this is the time to Wax, Wash & Clean away mother natures potential problems. boat Covers protect very well and we recommend an inspection & cleaning of the canvas twice a year with a mild soap and rinse, no power washers please, it can due excessive harm to the stitching. all of these services can be performed for you at browns boat Repair, right here in mesquite. We can advise you and offer our 27 years of experience here in mesquite. We offer Free Estimates and will help you be ready for another wonderful year of boating Fun with your friends and families. Check out our Web site - or call 972-216-5556 / 972-285-4548

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Most wind or hail damaged roofs do not leak immediately, nor can the hail damage be seen from the ground. If you are uncertain about the condition of your roof or you have water stains on your ceiling from a roof leak, give us a call we can help. We are the experts with over 25 years roofing experience. We will conduct a Free inspection to determine if your insurance company needs to be notified before any repairs are made. We understand the insurance claim process and have a working relationship with all local insurance companies. We will assist you with your insurance claim and meet the representative your insurance company assigns to your claim to make sure everything is handled in your best interest. With most insurance claims, we can install a new roof with

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These are actual patients and doctors work.

at Sunnyvale Smiles dental, our priority is to deliver quality care to patients in a comfortable and convenient setting and at affordable prices. We understand that most people are extremely busy, don’t enjoy dental appointments and have limited budgets. Therefore, we strive to make our practice as convenient, comforting, quality-oriented and as affordable as possible so that our patients can enjoy the dental care they desire! Quality care When you have cosmetic dentistry needs, you want to turn to professionals who listen and respond. experienced doctors who know the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs. Friendly dentists who counsel you on the best ways to maintain and improve you oral health. The doctors at Sunnyvale Smiles meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve. Informed pts We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. Comfortable Setting The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. We strive to make our office as efficient and convenient as possible which means less less waiting time for our busy patients. Sunnyvale dental offers a wide variety of services. if your dental health requires special needs or procedures, please contact us with your questions or to set up a personal consultation. We aim to accommodate each and every one of our patients. At Sunnyvale Smiles you will be treated as family and we would like to welcome your family to ours! Stop by just to say hi or grab a latte from our complimentary beverage bar and see why we are different.

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During Robyn’s college internship, she was introduced to the “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” program. While presenting nutritional information to the children involved in this program, she learned some children were receiving poor care. It was important for Robyn to get involved and to help these children, and she did just that- Robyn is a “Big Sister”. Kemesa (Robyn’s “Lil Sister”) is very dear to Robyn’s heart, so much that Robyn is involved in the Kemesa learning disabilities at school. Robyn and Kemesa visit the library and created their own reading program and then fun outings on week-ends. Together they have attended etiquette classes to develop social skills, and Robyn is teaching Kemesa how to read food labels, what foods are good for her and how to cook. Both Robyn and Kemesa will continue to enrich each other’s life. Dallas Regional Medical Center thanks Robyn for the commitment of care you demonstrate to your patients at work and the children you support in our community.

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George T. Philip, DMD is a Dental Office that is here to take care of your entire family’s dental needs. We offer high quality service in a comfortable and family like environment. Our goal is to provide treatment options that satisfy your dental needs without hurting your wallet. We offer in office: Whitening • Invisalign (Clear Braces) • Veneers • Porcelain Crowns Bridges • Tooth Colored Restorations • Endodontics (Root Canal) Treatment and Implant Restorations. We also fabricate partials and dentures.

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Itchy, GrItty allerGy eyes? We can help!. allerGIc conjunctIvItIs Allergic Conjunctivitis occurs more commonly among people who already have seasonal allergies. Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults. Often called “pink eye,” it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and helps keep the eyelid and eyeball moist. Viruses, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoo, dirt, smoke, pool chlorine), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or allergens (substances that cause allergies) can all cause conjunctivitis. Pink eye caused by bacteria, viruses, or STDs can spread easily from person to person but is not a serious health risk if diagnosed promptly; allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious. It is important to find out whether your pink eye is caused by allergies or infection because each condition has different treatments. This article focuses on allergic conjunctivitis. What are the symptoms of allerGIc conjunctIvItIs? Symptoms of allergic pink eye include: •Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid•Blurred vision•Swelling of the eyelid•A gritty feeling in one or both eyes •Itching or burning sensation in one or both eyes •Excessive tearing •Increased sensitivity to light What causes allerGIc conjunctIvItIs? When an allergen causes the irritation, the condition is called allergic conjunctivitis. This type of conjunctivitis is not contagious. Some common allergens include: •Pollen from trees, grass and ragweed•Animal skin and secretions such as saliva•Perfumes•Cosmetics •Skin medicines•Air pollution •Smoke hoW Is conjunctIvItIs dIaGnosed? Conjunctivitis can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination. Conjunctivitis can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination. Testing, with special emphasis on evaluation of the conjunctiva and surrounding tissues, may include: •Patient history to determine the symptoms the patient is experiencing, when the symptoms began, and the presence of any general health or environmental conditions that may be contributing to the problem. •Visual acuity measurements to determine the extent to which vision may be affected. •Evaluation of the conjunctiva and external eye tissue using bright light and magnification. •Evaluation of the inner structures of the eye to ensure that no other tissues are affected by the condition. •Supplemental testing may include taking cultures or smears of conjunctival tissue, particularly in cases of chronic conjunctivitis or when the condition is not responding to treatment. What can I do to avoId GettInG conjunctIvItIs? Try to identify and avoid the allergens that cause your symptoms. For example, if you are allergic to pollen or mold, stay indoors when pollen and mold levels are high. You can usually find out when allergen levels are high from the weather report. Keep your doors and windows closed, and use an air conditioner during the summer months.

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Premier Allergy & Asthma Associates How do you Compare Allergy Medications to Allergy Vaccine? A comparison of the 2 treatments is somewhat like comparing apples to oranges. Both are used to treat allergies, asthma and eczema. Allergy medications (including antihistamines, anti-leukotrienes, nasal and inhaled steroids/antihistamines, bronchodilators, topical steroids) treat the symptoms where Optimal Dose Allergy Vaccine treats the underlying cause. Medications mostly last for 24 hours or less and offer no long term benefit where a course of Optimal Dose Allergy Vaccine for pollen allergy may have lasting affect for years. Allergy medications frequently quit working after a while as allergies get worse, where the longer you are on allergy vaccine the more you improve. Allergy medications, even with 3 to 4 different meds, may not control your allergies and or asthma as well as an 18 month course of allergy vaccine. Allergy medications though approved for long term use may allow progression of the allergic conditions to complications of chronic sinus disease and remodeling of airways. Allergies and asthma are on the increase according to news and medical journal reports. Is this increase due to environmental factors only, or perhaps over reliance on medications instead of definitive treatment of the causes. There are inexpensive antihistamines on the market such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine} that have less side effects than the first generation H1 Blockers, but they mostly stop itch, sneeze and runny nose. Singulair (montelucast) though expensive does partially reduce leukotrienes . Nasal steroid sprays do help the chronic swelling in the nose. Bronchodilators today are far more effective today than in years past. So are the inhaled steroids to treat asthma. Quality of life often still suffers even on maximum medical treatment when allergies are chronic or severe. But even on maximum medications, the fire of allergy continues to burn brightly though less visible. Allergic Mast cells continue to degranulate dumping their chemical mediators into your tissues causing itching, swelling, irritation, and bronchospasm. Optimal Dose Allergy Vaccine triggers the development of blocking antibodies that prevent the allergic reactions from ever starting. This effect continues to increase with dose and time on vaccine treatment. The blocking antibodies bind with allergens before the mast cells can be de-granulated. Then in the long term they shift your immune system from the Relative Immune Deficiency of allergy (TH2 Response) to more Normal Immunity (TH1 Response) and the allergic antibody production decreases significantly. Optimal Dose Allergy Vaccine is as close to a cure for allergies as is medically possible. Most patients report major improvements in quality of life with less fatigue, less headache, and more energy.

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Forney Dermatology Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop some sort of skin cancer at least once in their lifetime. The two most common forms are basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell (SCC) carcinomas. Both of these commonly occur on parts of the body excessively exposed to the sun, especially the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders, and back, but can also appear on areas not exposed to the sun. Melanoma is the most serious and most aggressive form of skin cancer. If not detected early, melanoma can advance and spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body and become very difficult to treat. However, all skin cancers are nearly 100 percent curable if detected in a timely manner, so early recognition is key. 5 Warning Signs of BCC or SCC •Any persistent, non-healing sore is a very common sign of an early skin cancer •A Reddish patch or irritated area, frequently occurring on the face, chest, shoulders, arms or legs. •A pink growth with slightly elevated rolled borders and a crusted indentation in the center. As the growth with a center. As the growth with slowly enlarges, tiny blood vessels may develop on the surface. •An elevated growth with a central depression that occasionally bleeds. •A wart-like growth that crusts and occasionally bleeds. Warning signs of Melanoma: ABCD’s Asymmetry: If you draw a line through this mole, the two halves will not match. Borders: The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges may be scalloped or notched. Color: Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red or blue . Diameter: Melanomas usually are larger in diameter than the size of the eraser on your pencil (1/4 inch or 6 mm), but they may sometimes be smaller when first detected. Evolving- Any change in size, shape, color, elevation, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting points to danger. Treatment for Skin Cancer Early detection and diagnosis is key in the treatment of skin cancers. All skin cancers can be easily treated when identified in early stages. However, the larger the tumor has grown, the more extensive the treatment needed. Superficial cancers can be treated with liquid nitrogen or even topical creams, if found early. However, deeper skin cancers can require more invasive means of treatment and involve different surgical procedures. It is important to remember that skin cancers are almost 100 percent curable if found early, so annual visits to a trained dermatologist are imperative to maintain ones health. by Ash Currimbhoy MPAS, PA-C


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