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Help Protect Your Children’s Feet While Playing Sports Children and Sports

Growing Bones and Ligaments

The immature bones of children are different from those of adults. The All parents know that “growth plates” in children’s bones do not finish closing until age 15-17 in boys children take to sports and 13-15 in girls. When stressed, these plates are more susceptible to injury than the tendons and ligaments that support the joints. Podiatric physicians like ducks to water. warn repetitive overuse can cause inflammation of the growth plates. They Participation in sports advise parents to promote diverse physical activities for their children rather develops a sense of self than one sport. discipline, teamwork, Injuries and Treatments and recognition of the importance of a healthy Many children suffer from mild “torsional” imbalances, commonly known as in-toeing and out-toeing. Most children outgrow these imbalances without body -- good habits that last a lifetime.

Training Emphasis

Every child physically matures at his or her own rate, and has a different degree of athletic ability. Early training should emphasize proper technique and basic movement skills in all sports. Podiatric physicians, specialists in treating the lower extremities, say children who concentrate on a single sport at too young an age are more likely to develop injuries of the foot and ankle. Save specialization in sports for the late teens.


Whether parents like it or not, part of a child’s image revolves around footwear. For good foot health, the condition of the shoes are more important than the price tag or brand name. Podiatric physicians agree it’s often better to buy a child two $50 pairs of shoes than a single $100 pair, so the shoes can be rotated, to avoid rapid wear deterioration. Because a child’s feet are constantly growing, it is important to allow at least one finger’s width from the end of the longest toe when buying shoes. Stuart W. Honick, D.P.M., P.T. Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery Board Certified In Foot Surgery

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medical treatment. However, if a child has obvious torsional imbalances, he or she may be more susceptible to injury. If that is the case, keep a close eye out for foot and ankle injuries associated with sports activity. Foot injuries commonly seen in very active children include: Ankle Sprains. In older children, stretched or torn ligaments in the ankle, known as sprains, are more common than fractures. A sprain may cause extensive swelling around the ankle just like a fracture. Immediate treatment is crucial to quick healing. A podiatric physician can provide treatment as well as recommend balancing and strengthening exercises to restore coordination quickly. Fractures. Fractures from overuse in child-athletes are commonly seen in podiatric medical offices. Growth plates are particularly susceptible to injuries, but mid-shaft fractures of the bone also occur. If a fracture is not severe, rest and immobilization may be the best treatment. More complicated injuries may require casting or surgical correction. If swelling and pain persist, see a podiatric physician. Sever’s Disease. An inflammation of a growth plate, Sever’s Disease is often felt as pain behind the heel caused by inflammation of the apophysis, a growth center where a tendon is attached to the bone. Rest, ice, and heel lifts are usually prescribed. Shin splints and stress fractures. Shin splints are microtears or inflammation of the anterior leg muscles, as our Achilles tendon pulls in the posterior region of the leg. Again, rest is most important in healing these injuries. If pain is persistent, see a podiatrist. Dr. Honick’s warm and capable manner and skilled staff makes a visit with your child a very positive and healing experience. Your family is in very competent care when the need for a podiatrist arises!


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Go Feet: Dr. Stuart W. Honick.................................................. 2, 3 Accent Aesthetics Medical & Laser Day Spa......................... 6, 72 Advanced Care Ob/Gyn Infertility................................................. 7 Shore Vascular & Vein Center................................................... 8, 9 Shore Clinical TMS..................................................................... 10 Atlantic Medical Imaging............................................................ 11 Certified Dermatology................................................................ 17 Bella Derma Medi Spa................................................................ 20 Personal Enhancement Center................................................... 28 Relievus................................................................................ 33, 34 Barbara Greenling DNP.............................................................. 39 Kathy A. Banks, DMD........................................................... 42, 43

Higher Education

Atlantic Cape Community College............................................... 4

Fashion & Beauty

The Bra Boudoir........................................................................... 5 Seagrass Boutique..................................................................... 31

Home Health Care

BAYADA Home Health Care....................................................... 10

Grocery Market

Bonterra Market......................................................................... 12

Financial Management

Garden State Trust Company..................................................... 13

Permanent Makeup

Beau Institute............................................................................. 14

Hospice Care

Journey Hospice........................................................................ 15


Health & Wellness

Men’s Clothing

Lou Marchiano for Men.............................................................. 47

Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment

Enlightened Solutions................................................................. 48

Pet Services

Copiers Plus............................................................................... 25

Networking for Moms

Atlantic County Animal Shelter............................................. 50, 51 Funny Farm Rescue................................................................... 52

Legal Professionals

Mary Whotin Calkins.................................................................. 53

Moms of Business...................................................................... 27

Women’s History

D’Amato Law Firm...................................................................... 29

Fabulous Food

Permanent Makeup & Cosmetic Tattooing

Cutting Board Creations LLC..................................................... 54

Permanent Makeup by Amy....................................................... 30

Shoe Repair

Nutrition & Wellness

The Friendly Cobbler.................................................................. 58

Vitality FYI................................................................................... 31


Theatre & Entertainment

Vagabond Travel Agency............................................................ 59

Atlantic City Ballet...................................................................... 35 Two River Theater....................................................................... 46 Axelrod Performing Arts Center................................................. 56 Gazillion Bubble Show............................................................... 64 Drunk Shakespeare.................................................................... 65 Hammonton Arts Center............................................................ 69 Cape May Stage......................................................................... 70

Women of Atlantic County

Women of Atlantic County.............................................. 61, 62, 63

Family Portraits & Headshots

Donna Andrews Photography.................................................... 71 Community............................. 30, 32, 55, 57, 58, 60, 66, 67

The County Woman

Abstrax Hair Designs.................................................................. 37

Rice Elder Law..................................................................... 18, 19

Koehler Acupuncture.................................................................. 45

Business & Finance

Bellysimmo Imaging................................................................... 17

Elder Law


Russell & Marinucci, PA.................................................. 22, 23, 24

A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room............................. 16

Pregnancy Services

Charles Meusburger, MD............................................................ 44

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Testimonials................................................................................ 36 Subscription Form...................................................................... 47 Instagram................................................................................... 68

Cake Shoppe & Tea Room


Hypnosis for Women.................................................................. 21 Hummingbird Yoga..................................................................... 26 Nina Radcliff MD........................................................................ 38 Living Healthy Naturally.............................................................. 48 Jersey Shore Pharmacy............................................................. 49

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Fashion & Beauty

More than Just Your Measurement When it comes to undergarments, the right fit is key; but comfort is important too, and the ladies at Bra Boudoir believe that wholeheartedly. Owner Julia Mastalski has the expertise and knowledge to help you shop for those crucial foundation pieces, as well as those for special occasions. In fact, many of her clients set up a private appointment, which will ensure they get the precise fit that is right for their body type. During a private appointment customers can try on lingerie, shapewear, and loungewear. When getting your fitting at the Bra Boudoir, you will notice there is no use of measuring tape, since it has been proven to be inaccurate. Julia adds, “We use a trial-anderror method, trying on different bras until we find out the size and style that works best for you.” Finding bras or shapewear that not only provide support, but also complement your body, is a real game-changer. If you have ever gone to a department store to shop for a bra, then you

know how frustrating it can be. The problem is that most of these large chain stores do not train their employees in proper sizing techniques, and they don’t carry the sizes many women need to feel comfortable. Julia’s team at the Bra Boudoir has been trained in New York City by an amazing group of bra fitting experts. After fitting hundreds of women with a vast array of body and breast types, it is safe to say they know what they are talking about. Julia has witnessed the transformation that occurs when a customer leaves her boutique feeling happy and confident, all because of an amazing bra fitting. Her knowledge of garment construction and passion for helping people is evident the moment you meet her. New arrivals come in on a monthly basis, so be sure and pay her a visit and stock up on all your basic needs. The Bra Boudoir also has gift certificates for sale, for that girl or woman in your life you know deserves to look and feel her best.

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1. CoolSculpting is the treatment doctors use most for non-invasive fat removal. RESULTS AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE MAY VARY. Placements shown are approximate. Before and After photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): A. Jay Burns, MD; Jason Rivers, MD; Christine Dierickx, MD; Brian Hass, • Financing through care credit MD; Grant Stevens, MD; Scott Gerrish, MD; Amy Brenner, MD; Mark Beaty, MD; Premier Plastic Surgery In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and fl ank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. In Taiwan, the CoolSculpting procedure is cleared for the breakdown of fat in the flank (love handle), abdomen, and thigh. Outside the U.S. and Taiwan, the CoolSculpting procedure for non-invasive fat reduction is available worldwide. ZELTIQ, CoolSculpting, the CoolSculpting logo, and the Snowfl ake design are registered trademarks of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. © 2017. All rights reserved. IC03011-A

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Medical Professionals Professionals Medical Urinary Concerns? Help Is Here!

Women and urination is a complex and broad issue. Women in their lifetime face a host of problems and issues surrounding urination and overactive bladder. To continue this discussion, we must define several terms.

What is the bladder? What is the urethra?

The bladder is a pouch-like structure that stores urine produced as a by-product of metabolism. The urethra is a tube-like structure which allows the bladder to empty. The bladder and urethra are found in the pelvis. These organs are in front of the uterus, by the pubic bone. The urethra holds the bladder closed. When the bladder contracts, the urethra relaxes and magically the bladder empties of urine. When any of these do not work correctly, this leads to incontinence (leaking of urine) and/or voiding dysfunction (too much or too little urination, too frequent urination, urgency of urination).

Can you briefly describe overactive bladder condition?

Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder incompletely fills and empties frequently. Specifically, women wind up going to the bathroom and urinating time and time again. I’m pretty sure most of us have seen the “I gotta go” commercials. It can get to a point that when a person goes into a new place, the first thing located is the bathroom. It becomes a routine obsession. Their world begins to revolve around the bathroom and urination. This process progresses and begins to affect everyday life, limiting what and how people do things on a daily basis.

What is urinary incontinence? What causes it?

Urinary incontinence is an underreported and underdiagnosed problem that increases with age. It is estimated that over 50% of menopausal women and about 25% of women in their reproductive years are affected. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. It may come with activities such as running or jumping, laughing and coughing. Also, it may occur with urge to urinate (called urge incontinence). If the bladder is not immediately emptied, the flow will start no matter where a person is or what a person is doing. Out comes the urine. The urge-type incontinence is usually more concerning to people. The inability to predict or to stop this causes a great deal of distress and embarrassment. This may cause a person to start to use adult diapers to avoid wetting clothes in public settings. This is not a new problem. But it is a growing problem as our population ages. There are many causes for incontinence. They can range from neurologic, structural (enlarged uterus, prolapsed uterus), lack of hormones, or poor tissue quality to damage after childbirth. Most commonly, the frequency of episodes increases with each passing year. The volume of urine passed also tends to increase.


What are the risk factors associated with bladder problems?

With advancing age, estrogen levels begin to drop. Estrogen helps maintain the tissue around the urethra and bladder. This keeps the vagina moist, the tissue thick and the muscles working. Lack of estrogen, as in menopause, can lead to loss of muscle strength and increased vaginal dryness; the end effect is increased potential to have a leaky bladder. Just being pregnant can also be one of the causes of bladder issues. Pregnancy and related hormones increases the swelling of blood, stretches the tissue and skin, and causes possible nerve injury. Obesity is also a risk factor for bladder problems. Increased weight causes increasing pressure on the surrounding tissue of the bladder. Additionally, as body weight increases, so does the production of certain male and female hormones. This also can have a negative impact on the bladder, leading to increased bladder problems.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence are complex issues. The evaluation is dependent on the patient’s complaint and exam findings. We have patients complete a bladder health questionnaire. To fully evaluate the bladder, urodynamic bladder testing is often used. This provides detailed information on bladder function, filling and emptying. This information assists in making an accurate and correct diagnosis. We can then implement a treatment plan to correct your urinary problem. Bottom line—this can change and improve your quality of life. For those affected, it is life-changing. If you or someone you know has urinary concerns, we at Advanced Care can help in diagnosis and treatment. I strongly encourage a call to our office to arrange an evaluation of your urinary concerns. The addition of urodynamic bladder testing in the comfort and familiarity of the Advanced Care office is a great benefit to all of our current and new patients. We look forward to helping you. I know it will be a potentially life-changing call.

To schedule an appointment at Advanced Care Ob/Gyn, call 609-272-0506 or visit www.advancedcareobgyn.com.

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Groundbreaking New Technolog Groundbreaking New Technology for Laser Tattoo Removal Shore Vascular & Vein Center / Aesthetic Laser Center announces enlighten™, the newest, most complete solution available anywhere for laser tattoo removal. enlighten™ is the most advanced

laser system available for safe and effective tattoo removal. It is the world’s first laser system to combine both picosecond and nanosecond technology with dual wavelength lasers. This allows individualized treatment of all colors of ink and skin types for the fastest, most complete laser tattoo removal ever available.

The “Pico” Difference

Lasers remove tattoos by delivering high energy over a very short period of time to break up ink. Inks of different types, colors and depth can provide significant challenges to remove. It has been shown that shorter duration pulses are more effective in completely removing tattoos than longer duration pulses. Our new enlighten™ laser can deliver energy at picosecond intervals. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second. This is one thousand times shorter than prior lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond, sometimes referred to as “pico,” lasers have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and with fewer treatments, than with lasers used in the past.


Picosecond lasers are the newest, most advanced tattoo removal technology available. Our enlighten™ laser combines this “pico” technology with the flexibility of both 1064nm and 532nm dual wavelength lasers. Never before has this combination of power and versatility been available. This now allows for the treatment of all color tattoos and skin types, even the traditionally very difficult ones, with a single device. This provides effective results in approximately half the number of treatments of prior lasers.

Number of Treatments Required and Results

People often ask how long it will take to remove their tattoo, and will it be able to be removed completely. Laser tattoo removal typically takes multiple treatments. That is because tattoo ink is deposited deep into the skin and multiple treatments are needed to reach all of the ink and break it up completely. In addition, tattoos of various sizes, colors and ages may respond differently to treatment. Some colors are more difficult to clear completely than others. Therefore, it is impossible to know in the very beginning how many treatments will ultimately be needed or how completely it will be removed. However, our new enlighten™ picosecond laser has been shown to be faster and more effective than the prior lasers used for tattoo removal. In fact, many people can expect to obtain excellent results in half the number of treatments, or less, than with prior lasers. Our doctor can give you a good idea of the number of treatments that will be needed after your tattoo is examined.

Partial Tattoo Removal

Due to change in circumstances, relationships and other factors, some people desire to have their tattoos changed. We can remove parts of tattoos, while leaving other parts intact, to allow for tattoo changes.


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very interested in science so it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career in medicine. His specialty is the treatment of disorders of the circulatory system – also known as vascular surgery. He grew up in a “surgical” family and his dad was his partner for 17 years until he retired. He adds, “When I was a child my Dad would bring me to the hospital to make rounds with him on weekends. I really looked up to him and what he did for a living.” It was his father’s dedication and satisfaction with his own career that had a lasting impression on the younger Gosin. Dr. Gosin: My specialty involves treating vein problems, such as varicose veins and spider veins. I also treat diseases of the arteries such as aneurysms, blockage in the arteries to the brain, called carotid artery stenosis and peripheral artery disease (PAD). As a surgeon, I am able to perform surgery when necessary. However, in many cases I am able to treat these vascular problems using modern, minimally invasive nonsurgical methods.

CW: What is the most rewarding part about your profession? Dr. Gosin:

better and healthier. In some cases, people experience dramatic improvements in their quality of life. It is a wonderful feeling to know that I was able to provide that.

CW: What is the most challenging?

Dr. Gosin: Every case can provide its own unique challenge. It is important to remember that each patient I treat is an individual. Certain elements of his or her care may be more challenging than a similar condition in another person. It is that variation that makes my job so interesting.

CW: Are varicose veins a genetic problem? Can they be prevented?

Dr. Gosin: Genetics are one of the most important risk factors in the development of varicose veins. Individuals with a family history are more likely to develop the condition themselves, than individuals who do not have that family history. However, genetics are just one of a number of recognized risk factors. Other risk factors include prolonged standing, pregnancy, increasing age and being overweight. It is also interesting to note that some people will develop varicose veins without any of those risk factors. Although there is no way to absolutely prevent the development of varicose veins, certain precautions, like wearing compression stockings, may help to keep the symptoms at bay.



Dr. Gosin: Treatment varies based on an individual’s particular obtain their care from a specialist. While varicose veins may cause cosmetic concerns for some people, others with this condition will actually have an underlying abnormality with the valves in the leg

diagnosing and treating the underlying condition, then treatment will likely be incomplete and provide only temporary improvement.

recovery with minimal pain and “down time.”

CW: How do you stay current with trends happening in your profession? Dr. Gosin: Vascular surgery is a specialty that has seen fantastic in a program of “lifelong learning” and current with the major specialty journals and regularly attend conferences. Dr. Gosin grew up on the Jersey Shore, and after graduation from the Medical College, he completed his training and was delighted to come back and begin his practice. He completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He has three children and enjoys spending time at the beach and boating. Dr. College of Surgeons and a member of Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and numerous other national surgical and vascular societies.

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Home Health Care



milestone made possible over time with one-on-one attention and encouragement from his BAYADA care team. Using functional stimulation and aggressive outpatient therapy, Joe’s BAYADA Occupational Therapist is helping him regain functional arm movement. His home care team has synched his power chair with his smartphone, giving Joe control of his mobility and phone functions. They helped him learn stand pivot transfers, replacing the need for a mechanical lift. His BAYADA Physical Therapist also helped Joe get a special harness to start therapy on a treadmill.

BAYADAbility founder Ann Baiada and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Cay Ambrose talk about how the nation’s first and only inhome nursing rehabilitation program brings specialized home health care services to people with SCIs and other serious injuries, illnesses, and disabilities.

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Now back at home with his family, Joe has made the transition from ventilator to diaphragmatic pacer, giving him 24/7 freedom to move around. That was a challenging

This has been the journey of Joe V., who sustained a high-level spinal cord injury (SCI) when a heavy bag fell onto his neck at work. When Joe was discharged from inpatient rehab, he was ventilator-dependent and unable to make any purposeful arm or leg movements. There was a lot to be done to help him and his family put the pieces of their life back together. How is Joe today? Working together to provide care for Joe, all professional care teams took the time to really get to know him and his family before he ever left the facility and helped transition Joe home in stages—first, in a temporary apartment, then, in his newly modified family home. Now, they are well on their way to helping Joe achieve his best possible outcomes in the optimal setting where he can feel motivated

Joe V. receives expert care in his home with his family nearby.

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bundance of food that should be So many people associate the holidays with an overa ays as a celebration of spectacular avoided. We at Bonterra Market approach the holid ng and eating can be done in a fun and food that we eagerly anticipate. Holiday entertaini new and exciting culinary delights. healthy way and at the same time open a world of fits of winter squash and root First, it is important to understand the healthy bene xidants that are very important for vegetables. They are high in many nutrients and antio ful on the table. Bonterra even has your body, and are easy to cook, delicious and color great when served with a dip. colorful chips made from these squash. They taste do it with something fabulous. Next, if you are going to indulge in cheeses, at least se selection. The special cheeses that Bonterra Market has just expanded our artisan chee es by artisans who have spent years we carry are most often produced in very small batch on small family farms. Unlike “mass refining their craft. Many are produced organically bit goes a long way. So in essence you market,” these cheeses are to be savored and a little r calories. If you are serving a cheese plate, can get more gastronomical satisfaction with fewe . Accompany with organic fruit and a choose at least two hard cheeses and one semi-soft its. An often overlooked but delicious special selection of crackers like vintage wine biscu when serving a soft cheese like goat addition is a fruit chutney or confiture. They are used Consider serving individual cheese plates cheese and really make the cheese plate complete. as an appetizer or even a dessert. nic farmers by using their products It is also very important to support local and orga ng. Bonterra carries everything you when preparing your holiday feast or when entertaini y alternatives, wheat-free substitutes, will need including delicious organic turkeys, turke selection of organic produce at the organic baking supplies, and the largest and freshest to bring you even more choices than SJ shore. We have expanded our perishable selection before. yourself, If time doesn’t allow for you to prepare everything ly we can help. We are offering a wide selection of fresh organic prepared side dishes and pies. We can even prep your in the turkey dressed with fresh herbs, ready for you to pop s. Breakfast oven. Call Sherri to discuss your entertaining need t to stay mini scone trays are also available. And don’t forge a quick healthy this season by eating right. Visit our deli for as well. meal on the run and try some of our delicious soup re you go Lastly, try the Scandinavian bran crisp breads befo to control out to the holiday office party. They are a great way a low your appetite with only 12 calories, 50% fiber and to help y happ be glycemic index. Stop in today and we will also visit our website and Facebook for you have a more enjoyable holiday season. You may and organic foods. more ideas and valuable offers on the best natural Bon Appétit,

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Financial Management



All trust companies, including Garden State, are held to the “fiduciary standard,” but we don’t hold the monopoly on fiduciary services.

In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) removed the word “fiduciary” from the mandated language registered investment advisors (RIAs) use in their customer relationship summary, concluding the word is “legal jargon.” Based on survey feedback, they decided the required RIA disclosure language to be: “When we act as your investment advisor, we have to act in your best interest and not put our interest ahead of yours. At the same time, the way we make money creates some conflicts with your interests. You should understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the investment advice we provide you.” The first sentence of the new disclaimer refers to the first and foremost requirement if your advisor is a fiduciary, the duty of loyalty, or putting the client’s interests above their own. Trust Companies act not only as a fiduciary, but also as a trustee, which means that in order to fulfill our duty of loyalty to our clients, we have many other specific duties we are legally obligated to perform on behalf of our clients. Here are some of the more common duties a trustee owes its beneficiaries: • Duty to administer a trust by its terms. Every trust agreement should make plain the purposes of the trust, as they provide the critical benchmarks for evaluating the trustee’s actions. • Duty of skill and care. A high standard of performance is required, even if an amateur is named who has no prior experience as a trustee.

• Duty to give notices. Notices may concern legal rights of the trust beneficiaries, such as a power to make withdrawals, or they may cover such ministerial matters as designating a successor trustee or an agent to assist in trust administration. • Duty to account. A written accounting of the assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the trust must be provided to the beneficiaries regularly. • Duty of impartiality. The trustee must not favor one beneficiary over another, unless the trust document directs that providing for a particular beneficiary is a principal purpose of the trust. • Duty to invest. Trust assets must not be left idle. In addition to making the trust investments, the trustee has a duty to diversify the investments and develop an asset allocation plan. This is a job for professional investors or corporate fiduciaries. • Duty of confidentiality. Normally, the terms of a trust, the identity of its beneficiaries and their respective interests, and the nature of the trust assets cannot be disclosed to anyone except the beneficiaries and those who need such information in order to be able to administer the trust. The word “fiduciary” may be legal jargon; however, we take pride as a trustee in our duty of loyalty to our clients and being legally bound by it. The new disclosure language switch doesn’t preclude RIAs from using the term “fiduciary,” which we believe many will continue using to differentiate themselves, as it is the highest legal standard that a financial service provider can be held to. Ira J. Brower, Founder Garden State Trust Company

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Making the Most of Fall Harvest, Compliments of Chef Steph Autumn Vegetable Medley with Rosemary and Nutmeg

Serves 6

9 ounce(s) fennel bulb with stalks 2 cup(s) butternut squash cut into 1/2 cubes 1 1/2 cup(s) parsnip cut into 1 inch thick slices 1 1/2 cup(s) carrot cut into 1 inch thick slices 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) rosemary, fresh chopped 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper 1 dash(es) nutmeg freshly grated 1/3 cup(s) Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425°. Trim tough outer leaves from fennel. Cut fennel bulb in half lengt wise; discard core. Cut each half into three wedges. Combine fennel, squash, and next 7 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle vegetable mixture with cheese, if desired, just before serving.

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Cake Shoppe & Tea Room

Committing to ‘Memory’ –

Designer Turns Her Baking Hobby Into a Full-Blown Career AnnMarie Cooney did not grow up dreaming of becoming a baker. Visions of sugar plums and intricately decorated cakes were not dancing through her head as a young girl. By trade, Cooney was a kitchen designer, but retired early to raise her daughters. “With three girls, my job was to raise good women,” Cooney says. It was a special request from her daughter that would eventually turn her into a AnnMarie Cooney highly sought-after cake designer and baker. “It all started because my daughter wanted a cake,” Cooney says with a smile. Cooney’s middle girl, was born with health issues that resulted in special needs. So when she wanted a circus cake for her fifth birthday, Cooney made her the best circus cake around. That was 14 years ago, and her girls quickly caught on to their mom’s special talent. At every birthday, they requested a special cake. “It became, ‘what can we do next’ and ‘how can we top that,’ Cooney says. Then she began making cakes for friends. Cooney’s husband had to build an additional kitchen at her house just to accommodate all of the special cake requests. When Cooney’s youngest daughter entered kindergarten six years ago, Cooney decided she wanted to go back to work. “But, I needed to figure out what I was going to do,” Cooney says. Sadly, Cooney’s grandmother, with whom she was very close, passed away during this time. “I was sitting at home, just very sad, and my cousin called me to meet her at the park with her kids,” Cooney says. However, in the midst of grief, she didn’t feel up to it. “My cousin sad, ‘come on grandma would want us to.’ So I went, Cooney says. On the way to the park, she saw the real estate sign. She checked it out and immediately knew that it would be the perfect location for her bakery, A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room. “My grandmother left each of her grandchildren a small inheritance and it was just enough for me to open my business,” Cooney explains. Cooney spent about five years at that location before moving to another larger space six months ago just two miles down the road in Waretown. A beautiful picture of her grandmother has watched over her since the day she opened. It’s difficult to simply call Cooney’s creations “cakes.” Some designs are so intricate that they look like art. Cooney and her team created a three-dimensional depiction of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” that captured the essence of this masterpiece with sweet, swirly curves and lines of vividly hued icing. Then there’s the adorable panda birthday cake that could easily be mistaken for a cuddly toy. The list of unique, edible masterpieces goes on and on, That’s because they average a minimum of 30 specialty cake orders per week, mostly by working with different catering and special event venues in and around Long Beach Island. However, they also have a long list of loyal customers. “Some of our customers started with a gender reveal and now we’re doing their fifth birthday cake,” Cooney says. Customer Kathy Helm of Waretown got her grandson’s birthday cake from Cooney close to five years ago. “It was perfect, I brought a couple pictures of what I wanted and they just did their thing,” Helm says. And she has been coming here ever since. “I’m in sales, so I bring my clients treats from here all the time,” Helm says. She’s also brought her granddaughter to Sweet Memory’s princess tea parties. “Our clients really do become our friends,” adds Cooney. In addition to the special-order cakes, A Sweet Memory, has a selection of seasonal cakes, mini desserts, cookie sandwiches and 521 Route 9 • other baked goods readily

available daily. Other creative creations include their cake pies; cakes topped with pie filling and decorated to look exactly like a pie. “Our baking is very seasonal,” Cooney explains. Winter flavors includes a tasted snowball cupcake, which is a chocolate cake filled with marshmallow and chocolate fudge, frosted with coconut buttercream, rolled in toasted coconut, drizzled with chocolate and topped with marshmallows. Or their gingerbread scone with maple cream. Or the orange, cranberry Christmas scone with orange cream. “My grandmother used to always have her ‘lady friends’, as she called them, over for tea,” Cooney explains, adding that she wanted to honor her grandmother by adding a high tea to her bakery. “We squeezed one table in our previous location and began hosting afternoon teas.” They were all so well-received Cooney has expanded her operation to include a full-time tea room. Decorated with a lovely mix of china and flowers, the tea room serves tea, lunch and snacks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. They also offer a high tea, but reservations are required. “Our clients have really created the charm of this place,” says Cooney, who adds almost of her china, platters and place setting have been donated by her customers. High tea ($27.95) is served on tiered platters and begins with an individual pot of tea, chosen from their selection of more than 50 teas. Followed by seasonally inspired salad and homemade soup, four varieties or tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with their specialty creams, and completed with a selection of their miniature desserts. “Everything from our meats to spreads, our dressings and chutneys, our soups are all made fresh in-house,” Cooney says. Cooney also places an emphasis on healthy fare. “We source organic whenever possible and offer a large selection or vegetarian friendly dishes,” she says. With the extra space the tea room has added to A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe and Tea Room, Cooney is able to host special events. “We’ve done cake-decorating classes and other ladies events,” Cooney says. They’ve also hosted princess teas, American Girl teas, unicorn teas and more. They even carry a line of tea geared towards little ones. “We even have a dress up section that ladies and little ladies love,” Cooney says. A little help from above has turned Cooney’s one-time hobby into a business that brings customers joys bite by bite. The business that Cooney started out of her home has grown into a full-time operation with a staff of eight. “We work hard and we work a lot, but we really do love each other,” Cooney says. She says they have become a great team and she couldn’t do all of this without them. Cooney’s brother-in-law, Paul Cooney, recently joined the team as chef and baker. There’s also Sarah Rod, the head decorator, and Cindi Reider, head fondant who works in fine detail. “Sarah and Cindi are so talented, they really are the best around, they’re artists,” Cooney says. Together, what they create can easily be considered art, but at the end of the day-or party or wedding or afternoon tea- and after the last bite, their masterpiece has been turned into a sweet memory.

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Medical Professionals


Meet Lisa Ledden At Certified Dermatology 5. Besides staying out of the sun, what are some preventative measures to take to ensure healthy skin?

1. What are the primary conditions that you treat?

We definitely recommend sunscreen and sun-protective clothing, including wide-brimmed hats and UV protective sunglasses. To keep skin well cared for, use only gentle, unscented skin care products. Always apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Moisturizers work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. Other healthy skin habits include eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and not smoking.

I treat conditions related to the skin, hair and nails. We treat people of all ages and skin types. Because skin cancer is so prevalent, we treat a lot of patients with precancerous lesions and skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Commonly seen skin conditions such as acne, warts, eczema and psoriasis are prevalent in our population as well.

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Everyone who knows me knows that I love my job. Every day, I have the opportunity to interact with patients and their families and help them with their skin care needs. Over time, these relationships and the continuity of care have been very important to the love of my practice. Also, the field of dermatology is very diverse, and every day I see people of different ages and different ailments. I love dealing with an adolescent acne patient one room, and next an elderly patient with skin cancer. Mostly, I love that I make a difference to someone every day.

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We are early birds. The patients begin arriving at 7 a.m. and we have the coffee on at 6:45. We do a lot of skin cancer screenings, consultations, and procedures. Many of our patients have been with us for years. We enjoy sharing stories of our lives and our families with our patients.

My husband and I enjoy food, traveling, music, and hosting events at the house. I also love spending time with our two sons, their beautiful girlfriends and the grand-dogs. In my spare time, I also enjoy volunteering at the foodbank, providing samples and supplies to the homeless shelter, and performing free skin cancer screenings.

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next of kin (whether or not he or she wants to leave them anything under the Will, theLook Testator needsfor to know who they are). New Jersey Medicaid Five-Year Back Medicaid. Under The effect of the Will; that the Will would dispose of property following rules, if a parent transfers assets to a child/ren or even to a trust within death. The effect of the Will; that the Will would dispose of property following

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five (5) years of applying for Medicaid, the transfer will cause a penalty, whichdeath. doesrelation not begin until the Medicaid The of each of these factors to application the other. is made!! The length of the penalty period depends upon the value of the house. Thus, any The relation of each of these factors to the other. transfer of the residence must be made well in advance of the parents’ Notably, the lawhome presumes all Testators are ofcannot sound and competent need for nursing carethat (which, of course, be accurately mind when a Will is executed (assuming he/she was at least 18 years of age and Notably, the law presumes that all Testators are of sound and competent predicted). has not been declared by a court to be legally incapacitated). To overcome mind when a Will is executed (assuming he/she was attoleast 18 years of agethe and My main concern about transferring a house children to accomplish presumption of capacity, the contestant mustincapacitated). prove lack of testamentary capachas not been declared by a court to be legally To overcome the Medicaid eligibility that there are many exceptions in the Medicaid ity at the time Williswas clearprove and convincing evidence. Itcapacis presumption ofthe capacity, theexecuted, contestantbymust lack of testamentary rules relating to the residence. First, iftoboth parents are living, the house important to know that it is not enough show that the Testator was addicted ity at the time the Will was executed, by clear and convincing evidence. It is is drugs exempt long as of them that is living in thewas residence.theSecond, to ortoas alcohol; youone theshow person influence of important know that itmust is notprove enough to that theunder Testator was addicted a substance at the time of the execution of the Will. Nor is it sufficient to show transfers without penalty may be made to a “caregiver child” or a disabled to drugs or alcohol; you must prove that the person was under the influence of theThus, Testator was forgetful at therecommend time, so long asNor he or she some child. I do not transfer ahad house from a athat substance at the time ofreflexively the execution of the Will. is of it sufficient tocapacshow ity to manage his or her business affairs. married couplewas to forgetful children,atespecially if one parents likelycapacto that the Testator the time, so longof as the he or she hadissome need a nursing home level of affairs. care within the next few years. ity to manage his or her business

D.) Undue Influence Capital Gains Tax. A second issue with transferring the house is the Undue influence has been defined as any type of exertion that can prevent D.) Undue Influence loss of a potentially significant capital gains tax advantage. The capital

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“suspicious circumstances” surrounding the execution ofTestator, the Will,and the there burden enjoyed a special or “confidential relationship” with the areof proof shift to the defender the parents Will. “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the execution of the Will, thetheir burden of can be will substantial. However, ifofthe sell the house during proof will shift to the defender of the Will. lifetime(s), they have an exemption from this tax in the amount of A “confidential relationship” can be found where there is some special trust $250,000 forTestator each parent, assuming under they owned in thenature houseof between the and a beneficiary Willand andlived where A “confidential relationship” can be foundthe where there is somethe special trust asbetween their principal residence forsome at least two outWill of the five years the that special type of reliance orand dependency. At times, therelationship Testator andcreates a beneficiary under the where thebefore nature of sale and that certain other requirements are met. This exemption can be a special or confidential been found toorexist between aAt Testator that special relationship relationship creates somehas type of reliance dependency. times, lost ifan theadult housea to a child/ren, house isan not the child;give otherthe relative; healthcare aexist neighbor; aand: special orparents confidential relationship has been provider; foundastothe between aattorney; Testator or an accountant. Notably, while a confidential relationship naturally exists beprincipal residence of therelative; child/ren. and: an adult child; other a healthcare provider; a neighbor; an attorney; tween a house husband wife, the presumption of undue influence not generIfanthe is and not sold during but following thewill death of the or accountant. Notably, while a lifetime, confidential relationship naturally exists beally arise even when the Testator’s children are disinherited. tween a husband the presumption of undue influence will notthe genersurviving parent, and the wife, child/ren will pay a capital gains tax because ally arise even when the Testator’s children are disinherited. house was gifted to them, and not inherited. If a residence (capital asset) As to the “suspicious circumstances” component of an undue influence Will iscontest, inherited, the “costonbasis” for the thecircumstances value of thehave this issue canchild/ren becomponent “slight.”becomes Suspicious As to the the evidence “suspicious circumstances” of an undue influence Will house at thewhere date of death (instead ofWill what the parents actually paid for been found a beneficiary of the engaged his attorney to prepare the contest, the evidence on this issue can be “slight.” Suspicious circumstances have the house). This is called “step-up in basis.” Usually, this means a zero Testator’s Will and where a nursing home patient was removed from the facility been found where a beneficiary of the Will engaged his attorney to prepare tax the by thehouse beneficiary a Willa nursing that wasorhome signed a few later. death. ifTestator’s the is sold within a year so after thedays parent’s Will andofwhere patient was removed from the facility by the beneficiary of a Will that was signed a few days later. LossIf Of Children’s Creditors. A third issue you Control believe thatAnd a Will should be challenged because it was notwith executed properly (i.e., it was forged, didn’t have the correct number of witnesses, etc.) or transferring the house to children is the loss of ownership of the house If you believe that a Will should be challenged because it was not executed because the deceased was not competent when he/she signed it or because the or and the risk children’s creditors. If the parents transfer the house properly (i.e.,from it was forged, didn’t have the correct number of witnesses, etc.) Will wasthe thethe product of undue influence, you own should a seasoned attorney, outright to children, thencompetent the children thehire house. children because deceased was not when he/she signed it The or because the who has significant experience in this area of law. Do not delay with your deciWill theto product influence, should hireand a seasoned attorney, do notwas have allow of theundue parents to live you in the house can actually sell sion to engage an experienced attorney because the law allows only a narrow whohouse has significant in this area of of the law. children Do not delay withfinancial your decithe and take experience the proceeds. If any get into window of time during which a caveat and/or a Will contest may be filed. sion to engage an experienced attorney because the law allows only a narrow difficulty, their creditors may be able to force the sale of the house. If any

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on September 10, 2014, when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that completely overhauled the alimony statute. The amendments to the statute had been a long time in the making and this was a landmark day for those of us who practice family law. Another major change in the area of Family Law (and an incredibly historic day for this country) occurred on June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court decided that all states had to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, thereby legalizing same sex marriages throughout the country. ACW: What have been the most pivotal changes in Another big change in the past five years came about last August when the New Jersey Supreme Court the last five years in the area of Family Law? decided what has become a very famous case name in Marla: Probably one of the biggest changes occurred

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Marla: There is no such thing as a typical day because each day is different. Other than getting my children to school every day (which is predictable and constant), as far as work is concerned, it varies. There may be weeks that go by when I don’t go near a courthouse and there are those weeks where I am in court several days each week. Otherwise, it’s office work, consultations, and the administrative work that goes hand in hand with having my own law practice. I also make sure to exercise between four and five times per week. Exercising for me is the key to survival and maintaining my sanity, not just in this profession, but also in life in general. And I am not talking about running on a treadmill. For me, staying healthy and strong requires lifting weights, or doing bodyweight movements; maintaining a strong core; and sweating.

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Marla: There is no doubt that “gray” divorces are on the rise. While I have no official statistics to offer, there is a consensus amongst my colleagues and I that there is a definite uptick in elderly divorcing couples who have been married over 30, 40, and even 50 years. From a divorce lawyer’s perspective these cases are very sad. ACW: In what ways has social media impacted your industry? Marla: People nowadays have this uncontrollable urge, which often turns into an addiction, to post every mundane detail about their daily lives on social media. I used to tell my clients that Facebook makes and breaks cases all the time. These days, there are so many different outlets to post things, but the concept holds true. Don’t tell the Court that you were home all evening with your child when your Facebook page tells a completely different story. No doubt social media has been a complete game changer in the practice of law. In its purest form, divorce is a legal process with the sole purpose of dividing assets and resolving custody issues. But when you add emotions into the mix, it becomes so much more. Choosing the right lawyer for your situation will be one of the most critical decisions you make.

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and they should never, ever be put in such a position. You should also never let your child read any court papers. Ever!

have written previously about my own experience as a divorcée; being part of a blended family when I was married to my exhusband, who was previously married and had a daughter with his first wife, and how that played into my own divorce. What I really didn’t touch on was how much wisdom and insight my own experience, both personally and professionally, has imparted upon me in representing clients, especially when there are children involved. I would like to offer some non-legal advice in the form of words of wisdom should you find yourself in a situation of divorce, or one where you are not married, but your family unit is breaking up.

Take Responsibility. Regardless of how your marriage or relationship ended, and whether you wanted it to end or not, take some responsibility. Whether you feel like it’s all the other party’s fault, own up to the fact that it takes two to tango. Try and learn from the experience and take a deep look at yourself, instead of focusing on the other party and his/her faults. Granted, some people are simply incapable of self-awareness, but if you are able to make progress on yourself, you can avoid the same mistakes in your next relationship, and you will be happier.


Don’t Be a Victim. Divorce is emotional, traumatizing, stressful, frustrating, etc. You will not feel “normal” for quite some time, if ever. At some point, instead of an ending, hopefully you will figure out how to view this experience as a new beginning. Also, ladies—who says you don’t have to work full-time? It’s one thing if you have very young children, and I am not here to tell you to throw your babies in daycare and work 60 hours a week. But when your children are in school, and especially when they are fairly self-sufficient and don’t require adult supervision, unless you are satisfied by your financial situation, and if you already have a career, focus on yourself and advancing your financial health, instead of relying on someone else to (i.e., your ex-husband). There is something extremely empowering about having a career and being self-sufficient. In the fall of 2017, I started taking classes at Atlantic Cape Community College in accounting and business to improve myself and my business. I also took a Microsoft Excel class, which literally rocked my world. I am now getting my MBA at Rutgers University. My point here is: don’t let life pass you by because you got divorced. Learn to take the bull by the horns and turn all those negative emotions into something positive. You won’t regret it. Your Child is Not Your Best Friend. It is never okay to confide in your child about the other spouse, especially when they are older and even in college. Never. In my experience, the children who suffer the most and have the deepest emotional scars from their parents’ divorce are those who are 16 and older. No matter how badly you feel you have been “wronged” by your ex-spouse, or soonto-be ex, this is never okay. Go talk to a mental health professional rather than traumatize your child with your emotional baggage. You may think they’re adults, and they “get” it. Trust me, no matter how old, they don’t get it; they never will;

Learn How to Co-Parent!!! The social science is clear: children need frequent and meaningful contact with both parents. A parenting plan is supposed to be in the best interests of the children, not the parents. Time and time again, I see parents focused on what they refer to as “my” time with the children, failing to realize that it’s the children’s time too. Don’t be that parent who refuses to take their child to soccer practice, an activity the child absolutely loves, because the other party signed the child up for the activity, and it interferes with “your” time. Don’t be that parent who won’t swap a weekend with your ex so your child can go to that super-cool birthday party that everyone in their class is going to, but Dad won’t let the child go to the party because it interferes with “his” weekend. Be flexible! Don’t be difficult when your ex wants to take the kids on vacation, yet only gave you 29 days’ notice instead of the required 30 days set forth in the court order. Newsflash to all the moms: Dads aren’t babysitters. They are parents, the same as you are. They love their children the same as you do and want to spend time with them. Newsflash to all the dads: how much child support you may end up paying should not be a factor in determining how much time you want to spend with your children—either you want to spend time with them or you don’t. It’s that simple. Don’t let the dollar signs guide your decision-making. This works both ways. I could go on and on here. The above rant are the issues that I see time and time again in my practice, and it is disheartening to see how much children suffer. Children want and need to see their parents happy and able to get along, yet parents who divorce have a tendency to focus so much time and energy on hurting the other party, and the children become pawns and end up with the deepest emotional scars that affect them for the rest of their lives.

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Gifts of Yoga The gifts of yoga are all around. Life gives us gifts every moment, continuously overflowing. If we are mindful, they present themselves to us. When we are awake to the beauty and goodness in the world, life is perfect. We can live in gratitude for all that we have been given, even the ordinary experiences, and especially the challenges. Taking time to revel in our surroundings and enjoy being alive, gives us an appreciation for where we are in this moment as it is. We can experience the process of yoga as we relax into the pose or life right now and realizing that it is perfect. Remember that the “enchanted place” is where you are, not outside yourself. Practicing contentment (Santosha) is being grateful for what we have and who we are. This is not the same as what we feel when we have everything that we wanted. All those things change. True Santosha comes from understanding what is at the core of our being, the light of awareness, a natural joy, which we all share. The first step on this path of abundance is to embrace simplicity. If we want to simplify and deepen our lives, we must simplify and deepen our minds. When we become more centered, clear, spacious and open, there is suddenly much more room in our frenetic lives for both others and ourselves. Find the sacred in the commonplace, and the mystical in the mundane. We can feel that sense of wonder and amazement. Living a grateful life creates more abundance, acceptance and appreciation. Sometimes we act out of fear and anxiety. In order to transform fear back to love, we must embrace a way of living that puts gratitude first. Another gift is simple joy coming from our service to others. No matter what the size of our efforts, the activity of giving and receiving in relationships generates a field of joy. By improving our ability to fully receive, we begin to notice how many gifts are being offered every moment. Being receptive is a spiritual practice kind of yoga. This understanding is especially important when the gift you want to receive is wisdom or love. Then whatever you give back becomes part of the same dance, the dance of giving and receiving, in which we are all partners. This is a dynamic interaction, essential to the balance of the life. Blessings are always pouring forth. We are by nature endowed with the qualities of absolute goodness-purest love, compassion, wisdom, and tranquility. These radiant qualities are intrinsic to our being. Whenever we are ready to notice, we can sense their healing, liberating energy pouring forth right here, right now. Pay attention to the countless moments of love, kindness and care that surround us each day. Radiant blessings come from us all along. So many have offered themselves to us quietly, unnoticed and unremarked. Yet we may never have notice the extent of such care and consideration. So we may never become conscious of how much loving care pervades our world. What happens is remarkable

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Are You 65 And Older Suffering With Back And/Or Leg Pain? You may have a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. As we age, the spinal canal narrows; this is a degenerative process that worsens over time. As the spinal canal narrows, the nerve roots coming out of the spine get pinched, causing pain in the back and legs. Typically, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis report pain in their backs that travels down one or both of their legs. Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis typically cannot stand and/or walk for any appreciable amount of time before they feel back and leg pain. Most patients cannot even walk to their mailbox or prepare a meal due to the pain they experience. Most spinal stenosis symptoms are better with lumbar flexion, such as when using a shopping cart in a grocery store, and will go away when the patient sits down or lies supine. Did you know that new minimally invasive treatment options are available to treat signs and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis? Typically, symptoms of lumbar stenosis are treated with physical therapy, medications, epidural shots and/or back surgery. Dr. Pryzbylkowski is the only interventional pain physician in

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he great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” Truth be known, when it comes to our health, it is important to study the facts to understand how behaviors or change of behaviors may benefit us and those we love. The healthcare industry is constantly making new breakthroughs and reporting important facts on studies. However, the Internet, testimonials by friends and neighbors, and marketing gimmicks have put out a ton of misinformation about exercise. And it may be difficult to discern. We all want to be in our best possible health and shape, and when we read something that “makes sense” or seems possible, we are likely to believe it even if there is no science to back up the claims. Let’s take a few moments to debunk some commonly held exercise myths.

Dr. Nina’s What You Need to Know: To Debunk Exercise Myths Myth: I can exercise my way out of a bad diet From a practical perspective, exercise, while critical to a healthy lifestyle, is never going to be an effective way of losing weight, unless you have the training schedule—and the willpower—of an Olympic athlete (note: the vast majority of Olympic athletes do not follow a bad diet). In order to burn 500 calories, a 160-pound adult would need to walk at 3.5 miles/hour for 80 minutes; jog at 6.5 miles/hour for 40 minutes; cycle in spin class 39 minutes; mow the lawn 60 minutes; swim laps 53 minutes; or Zumba 50 minutes. It is an awful lot more than most people realize! And brings some credence to my saying that a moment on your lips can mean an eternity on the treadmill or bike.

Myth: Spot training will give me that six-pack Doing a thousand crunches a day is likely to burn calories and make your abdominal muscles sore and toned, but it does not necessarily translate to seeing those “rock-hard abs” we so desire. Although it seems logical, spot training, or exercising one part of our body, with the hopes it will look amazing may leave us disappointed. Unless the fat that lies above those muscles disappears, we will not be able to see those toned muscles. In order to get that “six-pack,” we need to burn fat throughout the body via cardiovascular exercise and a balanced diet.

It should be noted that heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated and, as a result, force your kidneys to conserve water and hang onto toxins. So the next time you know you will be breaking out a sweat, take a bottle of water with you.

Myth and Truth: You must stretch before you exercise

There is no scientific evidence that static stretching—defined as stretching while you stay in place such as bending over to touch your toes or pulling your ankles towards your hips—before a workout can prevent injury or decrease delayed-onset muscle soreness. In fact, some studies have shown that static stretches lasting longer than one minute can strain your muscles and slow you down. On the other hand, dynamic stretching, such as swinging your arms or walking lunges, increase your range of movement and blood and oxygen flow to your muscles prior to exertion. This may help not only improve performance, but decrease your risk for injury. And the truth be told, it can be challenging to navigate through all the information, tidbits, and advice that is thrown our way. Separating fact from fiction is key to finding the best workout regimen for our lifestyle and body type.

Myth: You sweat toxins out of your body Our body has effective, built-in toxin elimination mechanisms via our liver, kidneys, and gut—not by sweating. The primary function of perspiration is to regulate body temperature. When our body is hot, we sweat and the moisture makes our skin feel cooler; when it evaporates into the environment, it takes with it the heat. Sweat is mostly comprised of water (99%) and a small amount of salt, proteins, carbohydrates, and urea. “Trace,” or minuscule, amounts of toxins may be detected in sweat, but they get rid of less than 1% of the body’s total toxin content.

Nina Radcliff, M.D., is a practicing physician; a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists where she serves on committees for young physicians and communications. Often called upon by media to speak to medical health topics impacting our lives today, Dr. Nina is passionate about sharing truths for healthy, balanced living as well as wide preventative measures.

This article is for general information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions and cannot substitute for the advice from your medical professional. Dr. Nina has used all reasonable care in compiling the current information but it may not apply to you and your symptoms.  Always consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

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Medical Medical Professionals Professionals Yikes, I Have Diabetes! Now What?


How will diabetes affect my life and my family? What will I have to do? Will I have to take insulin? There are so many questions. Where should I begin? Written By Barbara Greenling, DNP, MSN, APN-C

First things first. Take a deep breath. Your healthcare team is ready for you. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects individuals across the life span. It involves the hormone insulin. Insulin is the key that converts the food you eat to the body’s energy. Diabetes is classified three ways: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin due to beta cell destruction. In Type 2 diabetes, there is a progressive insulin defect. Your pancreas makes insulin, but your body is resistant to it. When your body does not recognize insulin, your blood sugar rises. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy. Elevated blood sugar during pregnancy can harm your unborn child. Symptoms associated with diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive urination, and excessive eating. When your body lacks insulin, as in Type 1 diabetes, or is resistant to insulin, as in Type 2 diabetes, your body sends out signals. Excess thirst, known as polydipsia, is feeling thirsty even after drinking. Excess urination, known as polyuria, is passing more than five liters of urine a day. Excess eating, known as polyphagia, is in response to your cells craving energy. Other symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, and frequent yeast infections. Individuals may also complain of weight loss, nausea, and slow-healing wounds. Insulin is the key that allows food you eat to be converted to fuel needed for bodily functions. As you can see, insulin is vital for many of your body’s functions. How do you know that the diagnosis of diabetes is real? Diabetes is diagnosed by measuring serum blood sugars. Blood sugars are flexible numbers with normal values of 69 to 99 mg/dL. Any elevation in this number is a signal that your body does not have enough insulin or does not utilize the insulin available. When your fasting blood sugar is greater than 126 mg/dL on two separate occasions, a diagnosis of diabetes is made. A 2-hour-after-eating (post-prandial) plasma glucose level greater than 200 mg/dL also confirms the diagnosis of diabetes. Finally, a random plasma glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL also confirms the diagnosis of diabetes. All of these tests are simple blood tests that your healthcare clinician can order. The measurement of average blood glucose is the A1C. It measures the daily average blood sugar two hours after a meal based on a statistical formula. Normal ranges are 4.5 to 5.6%. An A1C greater than 6.5% also confirms diabetes. This measurement will guide your treatment of diabetes. As an individual with diabetes, you can and should expect that an A1C will be obtained every three to four months. The goal for A1C is 6.5% or less. This goal will be determined based on your unique needs and health. The next step in your care will be an individualized treatment plan. Your treatment plan includes multiple steps. These steps include medications, physical activity, sensible eating, and self-monitoring. The key to success in your treatment is diabetes self-management education. With knowledge, you have the power to take control. There are many ways to treat diabetes. Medications, both oral and injectable, are available. Insulin is not a punishment; it is what your body needs. The type of medications depends on your A1C. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE, 2015) has created a clinical practice guideline outlining an algorithm for medication selections. Lifestyle modification is the number one treatment option for

prevention and control of diabetes. Based on the value of the A1C, the guidelines provide a clinical medication treatment plan. If your A1C is less than 7.5%, clinical practice guidelines recommend one drug therapy. If A1C is greater than 7.5%, recommendations are for two medications. If A1C is greater than 9.0%, recommendations are for adding insulin. Individuals with diabetes also need to control their cholesterol levels and blood pressure. LDL-C, also known as bad cholesterol, needs to be less 70 mg/ dL. Medications to control cholesterol are statins. The goal for blood pressure is systolic pressure, the top number, less than 130 and diastolic, the bottom number, less than 80. Therapeutic lifestyle changes including weight loss, physical activity, and sensible eating remain the hallmarks for treatment of elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar. Strategies for improving diabetes care are multifaceted. They include optimizing clinician and team behaviors, supporting individual behavior change, and changing the system of care. Diabetes care is patient-centered. A comprehensive diabetes treatment plan includes diabetes self-management education, nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, barriers to care, immunization, and management of comorbidities. Having diabetes is not the problem; having uncontrolled blood sugars is the problem.

Call 609.625.9146 for information or an appointment. Source: https://www.diabeteshealth.com/ten-reasons-to-test-your-blood-sugar/

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Well-Baby Exam:

What To Expect During Routine Checkups A well-baby exam involves measurements, vaccines and an evaluation of your baby’s development. Know the basics of a well-baby exam and how to prepare. Well-baby exams, or regular checkups, are an important way to monitor your baby’s growth and development. These exams also provide an opportunity to develop a relationship with your baby’s doctor. Your baby’s doctor will likely recommend the first well-baby exam within three to five days after birth, or shortly after you’re discharged from the hospital. Additional well-baby exams will be needed every few weeks and, later, months for the first year. In some cases, the baby’s doctor might want more frequent checkups. Here’s what’s on the agenda during these exams.

Your baby’s measurements

A well-baby exam usually begins with measurements. You’ll need to undress your baby so he or she can be accurately weighed on an infant scale. Placing your baby on a flat surface and stretching his or her legs out will measure length. A special tape will be used to measure his or her head circumference. The measurements will be plotted on a growth chart to determine your baby’s growth curve. This will help determine if your baby is growing normally and show how his or her growth compares to other children of the same age.

Head-to-toe physical exam

Expect a thorough physical exam during the checkup. Mention any concerns you have or areas you want the doctor to check out. Here are the basics: • Head • Ears • Eyes • Mouth • Skin • Heart and lungs • Abdomen • Hips and legs Unless your baby has special needs or concerns, lab tests aren’t needed at most well-baby exams.

Your baby’s development

Your baby’s motor skills and development are important, too. Depending on your baby’s age, be Northfield


prepared to answer questions like these: • How well does your baby control his or her head? • Does your baby imitate your facial expressions and sounds? • Does your baby reach for objects or put them into his or her mouth? • Does your baby attempt to roll over?

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Your baby’s vaccines

Your baby will need various vaccines at well-baby visits. During each injection, the doctor will instruct you on how to hold your baby and help keep him or her still. Afterward, hold your baby, talk, sing, breast-feed or offer your baby a bottle to help soothe him or her.

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Time to talk During the appointment, your baby’s doctor will likely ask how things are going. Be ready to describe a typical day with your baby. For example: • How many hours does your baby sleep during t he day? At night? • How often do you feed your baby? If you’re breast-feeding, are you having any trouble? • How many diapers does your baby wet and soil in a day? • How is your baby’s temperament? In addition, your baby’s doctor might ask questions about your family’s home life and medical history. The doctor might also discuss safety issues, such as placing your baby to sleep on his or her back and using a rear-facing infant car seat. Although breast milk or formula will be the main part of your baby’s diet throughout the first year, you’ll also talk about when to introduce solid foods. Undoubtedly, you’ll have questions, too. Ask away! Consider writing down your questions beforehand so you don’t forget them in the moment. If you and your partner can’t both attend the visit, ask a relative or friend to come with you to help care for your baby while you talk to the doctor.

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Meet The Inspiring Women Of Reliance Medical Group Part of what makes Reliance Medical Group so successful is because of the women they employ. As a multi-provider, pediatric practice with four locations throughout Atlantic County, Reliance Medical Group provides quality, medical care to an array of patients throughout the area. From the moment a patient enters the practice, to the eventual transition into adult medicine, the doctors and nurses are there every step along the way. Their belief is that every child who walks through the doors deserves undivided and thorough care. Reliance will see children through age 18 and patients can stay through their first year of college, which makes a natural transition point into adulthood. The multiple locations and providers allow them to offer walk-in sick appointments, as well as same-day immunization appointments. For Dr. Maria Molina, the most challenging part about working with children is vaccine education and compliance. She adds, “As many of you are aware, immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication.” Vaccinations have actually reduced the number of infections from vaccinepreventable diseases by more than 90%. Dr. Molina has seen many parents still question their safety because of misinformation they’ve received. That is why it’s critical to turn to a reliable and trusted source, including your child’s doctor for additional information. Niki McCauley is a critical part of the Reliance Medical Group. She is responsible for ensuring that providers and staff are prepared for the day ahead. She arrives at the office by 7:00 am and gets a head start on her duties. She says, “I meet with our staff every morning to discuss any imperative information. I believe that by doing this I am able to help them begin the day with a determined and patient oriented state of mind. As the day proceeds, I seek to assist in any way I can.” With regards to immunizations, she believes that most parents

within the practice are open to immunizations for their children. However, on occasion they do meet individuals that come in with concerns regarding vaccines and the stigma that sometimes surrounds them. She adds, “We are here to educate our families in all aspects of their child’s health care. This includes providing patients with answers to inquiries regarding various types of immunizations. Our staff is ready to provide valuable insight to our patients about what these vaccines help prevent and why they are a significant part of their child’s overall health and wellness.” Whether she is assisting patients in the office, or lending a helping hand to the staff, she constantly strives to ensure that no patient or staff member feels alone. “As a parent, we know that time is of the essence which is why we prioritize our staff training to ensure that appointments go quickly and wait time is minimal.” For Nurse Practitioner Peggy Langel, becoming a pediatric nurse seemed to be a natural progression. Growing up she knew she wanted to work with children in some way. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in developmental psychology she got married and started a family. She adds, “After being a stay at home Mom for almost 10 years, I decided it was time to go to work. By that time I knew I wanted to be a pediatric nurse.” Peggy received her AS in Nursing and went to work. While working and raising her two daughters, she returned to work and obtained her BSN. “As a pediatric nurse in the hospital I realized I could do more to promote the health of the children in our community, so I went back to school again and received my MSN.” She is now responsible for providing pediatric primary care to many children and adolescents in her community. Her favorite part about the job is helping new parents learn how to care for their baby and to guide them through the everyday challenges and discoveries that comes with caring for a newborn. She also enjoys teaching parents of toddlers how to enjoy finding ways to “play” so that development is enhanced. She says, “Teenage years can be challenging even in the best environments, helping teens and parents navigate successfully through this time can be highly rewarding though.” Peggy occasionally speaks to local school parent associations about concerns regarding health and well-being. She stays up to date on new information, and has learned how to dispute the “not so true” information that is available on the Internet and on social media these days.

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If You Have Been Told You Are Not A Candidate For Dental Implants:

Choosing the RightSEE Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon: DR.and BANKS!

Often, OMS patients areshould told that theybe are not candidatesCertified. for dental implantsWhy because they Your Board does Board Certification matter? “don’t have enough bone” or their “sinus is too low.” Both conditions are correctable problems in almost all patients, according to Dr. Banks. and elderly patients? How often does the The American Board of Oral and When the gum ridge whereMaxillofacial teeth are missing is too thin to only place a dentalanesthesia implant, team practice medical emergency Surgery is the bone grafting can be performed to correctBoard the problem. What that that a These bone are questions that the OMS specialty recognized by means is drills? replacement product, or even the own Association bone, can be placed into theshould deficient area,to answer for you in an be able thepatient’s American of Oral stabilized, and allowed to heal.and Following healing, dental implants can be placed into that honest conversation without assuming Maxillofacial Surgeons for the area and then restored with porcelain teeth. This procedure is called “ridge augmentation” a defensive posture. In my office, I have training and certification of oral and can be accomplished in both themaxillofacial top and bottom jaws. (OMS). made great efforts to provide a safe and and surgeons When teeth are missing, the sinus ABOMS means the expand comfortable thatcertification lies above the top that jaw will downward environment for my patients, and have the flexibility and willingness to OMS has gone above and beyond the into the ridge and cause bone loss in the gum ridge. This is a correctable problem as well, according treat some patients in the hospital setting minimal standard of the specialty by way of to Dr. Banks. “A Sub-Antral Sinus Augmentation – commonly called a ‘Sinus Lift Procedure’ – can be when indicated. extra education and study, and has passed a performed, sometimes even at the time of implant placement. This procedure increases the amount of Your OMS should have the ability test to prove it. The ABOMS recertification bone in the area where we would like to place a dental implant. Again, a bone replacement product or patients on an and willingness to see and maintenance process provides tools for even the patient’s own bone quality can be used.” emergency basis: improvement and channels through Kathy A. Banks, DMD It is important that the OMS be able to handle emergency situations well-motivated OMS into can fulfill a A common misconceptionwhich is that the bone is placed the sinus. In reality, the sinus membrane like the traumatic injuries to the face and jaws, infections, and major and desire lifted for professional development training. It is be, and is actually up (henceimprovement, to name “sinus lift”) back and to where it should bone graft material minor complications from also a way for me to demonstrate to patients and the public that I have is placed under the sinus membrane, restoring the gum ridge and the sinus contour together in one surgery or medical conditions. Your OMS should have staff and operating room privileges in a local hospital so they maintained and demonstrated competence throughout my career by procedure. can help you when you need help. Taking emergency call at a local or evidence of lifelong learning and ongoing practice improvement. Dr. Banks incorporates state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, such as 3D cone beam CT also scanning regional hospital helps one stay currently competent in more invasive The National Dental Board of Anesthesiology provides of the face and jaws, to evaluate her patients for bone grafting procedures. “That way, I can accurately recognition of achievement in order to promote safe and effective patient procedures, like jaw and facial bone fractures, since an OMS tends to diagnose of thewho bonehave lossanininterest the areainwhere we would like to perform place implants theprocedures quality when participating in the on-call more ofand these care forthe all magnitude qualified dentists anesthesiology, of the patient’s ridge of in anxiety that area, pre-plan the surgery to ensure the best possible outcome.” rotation. sedation and bone the control andand pain. Again this certification Sherequires also prepares andeducation, uses advanced materials into as grafting such as your L-PRF Finally; OMS should also be able to provide a full additional study,biologic and successful testing, well asprocedures (Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin) Although which arenot made right in the office of surgery. scope of surgical procedures: ongoing continuing education. required, I would lookat the time Your OMS should be able to manage a wide variety of conditions for OMS who anesthesia in their have NDBA Andanfinally, thereisisproviding a preconceived notion thatoffice thesetoprocedures are painful procedures. “There involving the soft tissues certification. are multiple anesthesia options for the surgical part of the bone grafting process,” she says. “We offerand bones of the face and jaws, the temporomandibular joints, dental Your OMS should maintain a safe,nitrous comfortable intravenous general anesthesia and sedation, oxide andoffice local anesthesia” so that all her patients can procedures, bone grafting, implant procedures, pathology and traumatic injuries, and anesthesia services. environment: be treated comfortably. When choosing an OMS, in addition to being currently competent in all I would also recommend that your OMS be able to appropriately and “Of course, I’m making it sound offered, easy butyou these procedures technically demanding and take treat patients of allyears ages, including children and the elderly. As a surgical and anesthesia procedures should look forare signs that safely of practice to gain the proper You old onlyis want yourequipment? bone grafting procedures performed by aMaxillofacial Surgeon and Board Certified by Board-Certified Oral and the environment is safe. For expertise. example, how the x-ray well-trained, maxillofacial surgeon.” the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Banks is your surgical Old, dated ABOMS-certified x-ray equipment is oral likelyand to use more radiation. Does the expert in conditions of the face, mouth and jaws. office have state-of-the-art equipment? Is the anesthesia delivery and monitoring equipment new and modern? Is the State office anesthesia evaluation current? How well trained are the surgical-anesthesia team members? Does the OMS have the ability to treat medically compromised patients in the hospital setting? How often does the OMS treat children

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Business Spotlight Dr. Kathy Banks received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and received her DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed an Advanced Education General Dentistry program and then completed her 4-year specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She was later awarded her Board Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Board of Anesthesiology. She is currently the first female Chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, and organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of patient care by advancing innovation in oral and maxillofacial surgery research and education.

In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Kathy Banks is highly focused on perfecting her team in the office. Although it did take some time, she has now found the ideal fit. Team members Monica, Danielle, Diana, Amanda, Jessica and Sonya work exceptionally well together and enable her to provide the excellent patient care that she is known for. She adds, “The most important aspect of our team is that we mutually respect and care about one another. Silly interpersonal conflicts and office politics are distractions, and stand in the way of delivering excellent patient care. It takes extra work to achieve and maintain this level of professionalism, but it allows us to keep our focus centered on our patients.”

As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, she has had numerous papers published and is a frequent presenter for continuing education classes. With more than 15 years of experience treating patients of all ages, she is able to treat most of them comfortably in her office. However, when circumstances dictate, Dr. Banks holds hospital privileges in three hospitals: Jersey Shore University Hospital, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Community Medical Center. She treats patients on an outpatient basis when necessary. Another enhancement to her practice has been starting ongoing education in various areas of expertise. “Before opening this office, I witnessed staff members elsewhere going through the motions of their jobs. I did not want this to be my team. As a life- long learner, I insist on investing in the professional development of all of my team members, including myself. The more knowledge and new skills we are able to master, the more we have to offer our patients. Adding new skills and reinforcing techniques we already practice will enhance our patients’ experience from start to finish,” she says.


Patients Are Treated Like Family At The Office of Dr. Kathy Banks

Dr. Banks’ philosophy is that every patient deserves to be treated like a family member. This often means that team members must stay late, come in early, or adjust their lunch hours to accommodate a patient with a truly serious condition. This is their commitment: to provide excellent, quality care to their patients. When you are a patient of Dr. Banks, quality care begins the moment you call the office, and continues until discharged. She explains, “Staff members Danielle and Diana guide patients through the registration and scheduling process, and answer the myriad of insurance related questions and concerns. Then, Amanda and Arly take over with the “hands on “ part of patient care, assisting me with evaluation, taking x-rays and the surgicalanesthetic aspects of care. These three ladies are so compassionate with our patients that they are able to make a surgical appointment pleasant. Their clinical abilities allow me to perform my work at a much higher level,” she adds. New technology plays a big part in the office of Dr. Banks. “Hands down, the number one development in oral and maxillofacial surgery has been integrating 3D imaging into patient care. Cone Beam CT scanning is indispensable in diagnosing common oral conditions such a cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth ” she says. She also uses 3D images for dental implant surgery and can perform virtual surgical implant surgery using either of the two software programs. She explains, “From this work up, a surgical guide can be fabricated and used in the surgery procedure so that the implants are placed in the exact angulation and depth as planned. This is called “guided surgery” and I use this routinely.” Another use for the CBCT scan is jaw reconstruction. “I have used CBCT scans to plan orthognathic surgery procedures where the jaws are cut and repositioned so the teeth match up. The virtual surgery plan done on the computer is used to generate surgical guides that help me perform the jaw surgery with enhanced precision,” she says.

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Houston—It’s T–2 And We Have A Failure To Launch By Charles E. Meusburger, M.D.

The phrase “Failure to Launch” does not herald from some psychiatric text book as a bonified diagnostic disorder; however the syndrome is all too common amongst many young adults and teens.

forfeited, control is the fill in and a lost soul tangled up in fear is the outcome. Failure in every way is now what envelops the hope and viability of the person immersed in a vicious vacuum. Depression is a word with far reaching interpretations. It is clearly at play in these cases, but it may or may not be fulminant. More often than not, it’s a lower level of longer lasting misery with some similarities to a Major Depression, but less intense or acute. Social phobias, Attention Deficit, other anxiety disorders, PTSD and histories of abandonment, neglect and even abuse can be either contributory or resultant of the failure to launch umbrella. The prevalence of this unofficial disorder is hard to measure. The statistics on the common counterparts aforementioned are both well known and staggering. The treatments for “Failure to Launch” are similar and related to any comorbid psychiatric/substance diagnosis that’s present. However, the therapy needed to turn this quiet killer of human spirit around has several types. Cognitive Behavioral, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Drug and Alcohol therapy, Family Therapy, and Ego strengthening therapies are the mainstays of how to address this disorder. Trauma therapies, even grief therapies may also be indicated. Medications can certainly play a role at the very least to address symptomatic intrusions or biological negative influences. Holistic therapies, i.e. acupuncture, meditation, yoga, exercise and selective herbal supplements all may be useful to ameliorate, or even alleviate this seductive, but sinister disorder.

It’s meaning is to mainly depict the lack-lustre existence of many youth who are personally mired in indecision, self-doubt, amotivation, lack of direction or vision, no consistent ambition, low energy, dysthymic moods, persistent anxieties, familial discord or indifference, low ego function and self-esteem and professional underachievement. Ensuing boredom and often embarrassment leads to a state of ‘nowhere deluxe’—in a word, STUCK! This may continue for decades if not addressed. There is almost an aura of discontentment subordinated by a lack of drive and comfortable complacency. Some are very unsettled by their persistent passivity while others seem to be divesting of their potentials and allowing this insidious mental malignancy to be an acceptable new world order. This learned helplessness oft times coupled with genetic/biological negative influences, together creates this pernicious state of inertia without a clue. Even when the next move(s) are right in front of the individuals under siege, they struggle to notice and consistently stay in “neutral.” For the friends and family of those struggling with this unproclaimed disorder, it is an exercise of great love, patience and eventually, all consuming frustration and secondary helplessness. It’s almost as if what these flat patients exude is basically contagious to those who try to help without the clinical expertise to do so. Ironically it’s also Don’t Suffer Alone… not uncommon for this disorder to create a sense of entitlement Call 609.484.0770 or that compounds and confounds the symptoms and behaviors This disorder is often accompanied by addiction disorders visit www.SouthJerseyPsychiatry.com. and somatic overlays, including hypochondriasis. When addictions to almost anything accompany this, it becomes especially difficult to separate people from their insistence of being “not loveable” and their need to control. As a result, loss and traumatic events are almost predictable. Once traumatized, the fear of the next inevitable trauma adds to the fear and obsession with the need to control---everything. Avoidance is the first line of defense for controlling anything and everything and thereby perpetuating the consummate “Here to Listen & Here to Help” Charles Meusburger, MD isolation and excuses of the resultant “failure to launch.” For a thorough, confidential, psychiatric evaluation and • Specializing in Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry an individualized treatment plan tailored to fit your specific • 60 Minute Sessions Becoming invisible and remaining silent are the desired needs with appropriate treatment(s), please call our office at • Variety of Effective Talking Therapies 609.484.0770 to set up, by appointment, this comprehensive preferences to just ‘get by.’ The principal loss in this • Medication- Evaluation & Management and compassionate confidential assessment. • All Services Rendered by Same Provider ongoing lifestyle is the absence of trust. Trust in one’s Don’t suffer in silence any longer. We can help! • Independent Medical Evaluations • Addiction Psychiatry self, one’s judgment, one’s adequacy, one’s sexuality, www.SouthJerseyPsychiatry.com Providence Professional Park • Board Certified 3069 English Creek Ave, Ste. 225 even one’s identity. As a result, when trust is stolen or EHT, NJ 08234 Call for an Appointment

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Adopt Your New Best Friend Today The incredible bond between people and their pets and the many benefits that pets bring to our lives is a celebration of how positively animals can influence our lives. Pets not only provide their owners with companionship, but also with several health benefits. They may help lower blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels and ease tension, anxiety and depression. When people come in contact with animals they tend to experience a general feeling of peace and wellbeing and are perceived as being more happy and healthy. Pet ownership increases the opportunity for exercise and socialization with other pet owners. The therapeutic value of animals for individuals in hospitals and nursing homes has also been documented. Children learn to be more nurturing and compassionate adults by being raised among animals. Taking guardianship of an animal that has been abandoned is a wonderful and fulfilling experience rewarded by unconditional love and companionship. Animal shelters and rescue groups appreciate the public’s support, as do the many pets that are fortunate to find forever homes. Kathy Kelsey Manager

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Nova is a cheerful and pleasant 2 year old female who is very alert and active.

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“Unconditional Love”

Written by Matt Reeves

One of the best places in the world to learn the meaning of “unconditional love” is the Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary in Determination is something most of us lack, mainly Written by Matt Reeves Mays Landing, NJ.

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When you come to the Farm If you’ve ever had a pet, you have a pretty good idea how muchFunny they love you and geta “you can’t” world, there is one woman who will stop at excited when you come home andRescue how sad they are when youin leave. Those are the lucky ones. nothing to help others: Laurie Zaleski, the Founder of the & Sanctuary Mays Landing, Not all animals are so lucky to have someone love them. NJ,Rescue you soon this ishave no thousands ordinary Funny Farm Rescue. Many close to her have told her how The animals at the Funny Farm are the realize exceptions. They she is crazy and how she shouldn’t give up her privacy for farm. thousands people line of people each year who come to visit andWhen give them the love theyof need. Most animals animals. To her, they aren’t just animals. They are lives that come to the farm from very difficult Many werethat, disabled, injured, or upsituations. to see animals forabused, the most unwanted. Some people simply didn’t make arrangements for their pets after they were have every right to flourish and be happy. She believes that one else is animals when we help others, we feel things that we can’t feel any gone and the animals had nowherepart, to go.no How scary thatwanted, must be forthere these sweet other way. that gave their owners so much love. something happening that is truly One example is a nameless little black and white baby goat with a broken leg. At less The Funny Farm exists purely because of Laurie’s endless remarkable. than a month old, he was injured and was in a lot of pain. His future was dark. Through adetermination. If you think you can’t make a difference ts The Funny of Farm justFarm a place you visit; in fact, series of miracles, Laurie Zaleski, the Founder the isn’t Funny Rescue, found out aboutin the world, look in the mirror closely. You can have most of our supporters have never even been here. this little goat’s situation and didn’t waste any time rescuing him. determination to accomplish any goal you choose! All you They follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube share he thecouldn’t inspirational with We made a custom splint to stabilize his legand because standstories on it at all. He their friends Each animal hasmouth a story.while The stories anda miracles arebed true.made We are needed foodand andfamily. water brought to his he lay in new warm just forhave to do is believe in yourself and no matter how hard y in him. Farley theand Farm 1-year-old Shepard, him and under his wing things get, never give up! family friendly we Manager, don’t focusa on the past.Australian We talk about their took lives now their Most people could not understand what it takes to stay and gave him a lottoofovercome love and challenges. attention. incredible abilities get goat was black white and muchbecome like a cow that he earned theup all night with a baby turkey that had seizures. For Laurie y ones. WeThe getlittle so caught up in our and day-to-day liveslooked that wesoalmost machines. name “Cowboy.” Over the next few days, and visits to many veterinarians, Zaleski took Zaleski, there is no question what must be done. Night after Sometimes, we may even ask ourselves what’s it all for? When people come to the Funny to him to the University of Pennsylvania, where they had the best equipment. Several night she stays up trying to save others or comforts and holds Farm, or send donations, or cards, it makes good.nerve Knowing you did thousands of dollars weremessages, spent trying to save his legthem fromfeel possible damage and ls a sick kitten. She’s not always successful, but she has the something good each day will make your life so much happier. Helping a neighbor or amputation. ess endless determination to try. ha payingHe a compliment to someone evenbea smile the and world such a much better place! lived in the house so he or could cared can for make properly received out Wea all have that same determination. We can all make a withsay other animalsFarm and ispeople. And because of this interaction, he has no idea he’s goat, socialization Many people the Funny their “happy place” even if they haven’t ever been He difference and inspire others. At the Funny Farm, we don’t he thinks he’s a dog! for here. It’s an escape from the monotony of life. A post about a life that was saved despite all ng receive any State or Federal funding. We have something even better: we have you! Seven months later, not only has Cowboy’s leg healed, he has captured the hearts of people all over odds, or a story about a diva chicken that lives in the house and wears a diaper, or a cute the We can’t thank you all enough! the globe!! He makes everyone laugh and gets into everything! He is now known as the “Donations video of the animals of many species playing like brothers and sisters, makes people laugh, Inspector.” When visitors come and donate food for the animals, they barely have time to get out of smile, and even brings tears of joy. their cars when they discover Cowboy is already inside their car! Sometimes all feel small and sweet unimportant. At the Farm, gesture, no you laugh and has dea he’s a goat, He has a we wonderful, lovable, personality andFunny will stop at every nothing to make matter how small youof think it is,Everyone means the world to these 550 rescued animals that an unlimited supply kisses! is his friend! Somehow he knows what wasnow done for him and he f people all over “Donations live incredible the Funny Farm. appreciates hislives life at now. to get out of love fromthat an animal is astounding, but the unconditional love that comes from an animal that It The takesunconditional an army to save onethat lifecomes and ensure it’s as long and happy and healthy as ou laugh and has e for him and he was onceWhen in distress is nothingtoshort of these animals at the possible. you volunteer brushofa miraculous! goat or hold Nearly a kitten400 or scoop poop, you are a Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary are waiting tional love that comesto frommeet an animal that you and your family!! Comingand to you the Farm is easy but feel leaving your new furry bigger than yourself can immediately the appreciation andfriends is very difficult. unny Farm Rescue &part Sanctuaryof are something waiting iends is very difficult. All life is precious. If there is something we can do as humans to preserve and protect it, in nearly all cases, ect it, in nearly all cases, love in return. the unconditional love you receive in return is something you will simply never forget.


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Women’s History


Mary Whiton Calkins

The early stages of psychology are most associated with the name Sigmund Freud, who is known as the founder of psychoanalysis, otherwise known as therapy. However, approximately 20 years ahead of Freud, Mary Whiton Calkins was Feministvoices.com. born to Charlotte and Wolcott Calkins. Mary was the oldest of five children and raised in a religious, disciplined household. Mary was raised between Buffalo, New York and Newton, Massachusetts. Mary was educated and entered into college not as a starting “freshman” but a sophomore. Mary began her undergraduate studies at Smith College. As most young adults who begin their college education, we are influenced by our environment or experiences. Mary was no different. Mary had a younger sister who passed away in the spring of Mary’s first year of college. It is reported that the death of Mary’s sister had a significant impact on Mary, which led her to study the field of psychology. After taking a year away from college, Mary returned to Smith College and graduated with degrees in Classics and Philosophy. Mary’s family took an 18-month trip through Europe. When Empathysites.com the family returned to the United States, at the guidance of Mary’s father, Mary interviewed for a professor position at Wellesley College. It was at Wellesley where Mary also began her teaching in the field of psychology on the condition that Mary needed to obtain the appropriate training in the field. Although Mary had received offers from high-level institutions, she wanted to remain close to her family, which led Mary to Harvard University. At the time, the institution did not recognize women as students; however, they could partake in what was known as “graduate seminars.” Mary was recognized as “a faculty member from a college seeking post-graduate instruction.” Mary began her “seminars” with the foundations of psychology and also experimental psychology, which was a field of interest for Mary. Mary is most notable for her research related to the study of dreaming. After one year attending seminars at Harvard, Mary returned to Wellesley and is known to have created the first experimental psychology laboratory at the all-female college. Mary again returned to Harvard and petitioned to be recognized as a student, which she was denied but was accepted to return again as a faculty member participating in seminars. At Harvard, Mary had the ability to work with the newly appointed head of psychology, Hugo Munsterberg, who recognized Mary’s intellect, and she made an impression on him. Hugo approached the head of Ubysses.ca

Harvard to request that Mary be accepted into the PhD program at Harvard as she was the most impressive student and most qualified to support him with his work in experimental psychology. Suffice to say Mary was once again denied. Mary continued to work with professors Archive.org at Harvard and even participated in a doctoral examination, which she passed, and which the university refused to acknowledge. Archive.org It is reported that in 1902, Radcliffe College, which was an undergraduate college associated with Harvard University, attempted to offer Mary and three other women doctorate degrees and Mary refused. Then again, 25 years later, a pool of influential alumni again petitioned Harvard to grant Mary her doctoral degree, which again was denied. Even in 2019 it is reported that Mary has not been granted her official doctorate from Harvard University. It is known that there have been petitions created by educational institutions in with students attempting to advocate for Mary’s hard work and contribution to the field of psychology and have not had success. Mary is known to have developed the concept of self-psychology, which is the study of understanding the “self ” and conscious awareness of experiences, drives and behaviors. Mary has published many textbooks and writings associated in the subject areas of psychology and philosophy. Mary never let the rejection of Harvard University hold her back. Mary worked hard in the fields of philosophy and psychology, continuing to study behavior, dreams and the environmental effects on behavior. Mary’s contributions to the field of psychology made a significant impact during her tenure as a “seminar” attendee at Harvard University. So much so that her instructors and fellow students respected her work in the field, which led them to reflect on their own self-awareness and determined that she should have been considered as an equal and attempted to advocate for her right to receive a doctorate degree. Mary remained close to home and resided with her family until her death in 1930. I am sure that it is not often that we take a step back and truly reflect on our own self-awareness and how our environment and experiences may shape our behaviors. As we begin our journey toward the end of another year, I encourage everyone to take a moment and contemplate their own self-awareness and to enjoy some muchneeded self-care!

Rita King, LCSW is the Associate Director of Justice Involved Services at Jewish Family Service. In this role, Rita currently supervises a Re-Entry program for incarcerated individuals as well as a community based diversion program for consumers experiencing mental illness and involvement with the criminal justice system. Rita is a “De-escalation for Individuals with Special Needs” training facilitator and has trained approximately 1,200 law enforcement professionals to date. Rita is also a CIT trained mental health professional. Rita has a strong passion for women’s history and in her free time she continues to raise awareness of the importance of women’s history through lectures and community speaking engagements.

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The Holidays and Alzheimer’s: Tips to Help Families Navigate Challenges November is both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month—a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the family journey in caregiving. With November also comes the start of the winter holiday season. While holiday celebrations are often joyous occasions that families look forward to all year, they can be challenging for the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the nearly 16 million people caring for them. The hustle and bustle that accompanies holidays can be stressful for people living with Alzheimer’s. Changes in the daily routine, large gatherings and noisy environments—all holiday hallmarks—can create extra anxiety for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. But there are things families and friends can do to reduce holiday stress for themselves and people living with Alzheimer’s disease:

Prepare Your Guests

The holidays are full of emotions, so let guests know what to expect before they arrive and tell them how they can help. Suggest activities to engage the person with Alzheimer’s or best ways to communicate with them. Cross talk or simultaneous conversations can be challenging for people living with Alzheimer’s; try to engage one-on-one or in smaller group settings.

Build on Traditions and Memories

Take time to experiment with new traditions that might be less stressful or a better fit with caregiver responsibilities. If evening confusion and agitation are a problem, turn your holiday dinner into a holiday lunch of brunch.

Involve the Person Living with Alzheimer’s

Depending on abilities and preferences, make sure to keep the person with Alzheimer’s involved in the celebrations such as packing cookies in tins or helping wrap gifts.

Plan Ahead

When attending a holiday party, prepare the host for special needs such as a quiet room for the person to rest when they get tired, away from the noise and distractions.

Adapt Gift Giving to Ensure Safe and Useful Gifts

Diminishing capacity may make some gifts unusable or even dangerous to a person with dementia. If someone asks for gift ideas, suggest items people living with the disease can easily enjoy such as comfortable clothing, favorite music, videos and photo albums. More holiday tips can be found by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at alz.org or calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. The Helpline is available toll-free anytime, even holidays, to help ensure they are as stress-free as possible.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Delaware Valley Chapter—headquartered in Philadelphia—serves 18 counties in Delaware, South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing programs and services to more than 294,000 individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The chapter’s Atlantic County Branch Office is located at 25 Dolphin Avenue, Building D, Ground Floor, Northfield, NJ 08225. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, programs and services and resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/delval.

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Women Of Atlantic County Alexa D’Amato Barrera, Esq.

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Counselor at Law, D’Amato Law Firm Alexa is a Personal Injury attorney representing those injured in most types of accidents. Alexa received both the New Jersey State Bar Associations and the Atlantic County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Alexa has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 in Atlantic County and as a top young lawyer by New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2008 and as a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2013. Alexa has been a speaker and moderator for NJAJ and on the national level for AAJ. The New Jersey State Bar Association, NJESQ Magazine and the American Associate for Justice have published her writings. Alexa lives in Linwood with her husband, Alexander J. Barrera, Esquire, their three children, Paul (10), Massimo (9), and Rocco (7), their Goldendoodle Emme, and two cats, Mickey and Minnie. For more information, call 609-926-3300 or visit www.damatolawfirm.com.

Nurse Practitioner, Certified Dermatology Lisa Ledden has been a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology since 1996. Before this, she had a broad background in civilian and military medicine. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1985, she was awarded a military commission and accepted into a competitive internship with the U.S. Air Force. As an officer, she practiced trauma and emergency/critical care nursing and was part of a field medicine deployment team. She was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal in 1991. After seven years of service, Lisa left the military as a captain to pursue a civilian career. She accepted a position as nurse manager of the Heart Group of Oklahoma (the largest cardiac practice in central Oklahoma) and subsequently managed emergency services at Milford Memorial Hospital in Delaware while pursuing a master’s degree in nursing at Wilmington College in Georgetown, DE. At that time, she developed a special interest in dermatology. While continuing to practice in dermatology, she was an adjunct professor in the graduate program at Wilmington College. In 1998, she relocated to Michigan to practice dermatology and expanded her knowledge of cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Missing the East Coast, she then relocated to southern New Jersey, where she now practices with Certified Dermatology. For more information call 609-940-3100.

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Heidi Farber

Owner, Hummingbird Yoga

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Heidi considers herself a native of New York. She holds a BA in English and an MS in Special Education. Upon arriving in New Jersey over 30 years ago, she became part of the South Jersey community. She raised two lovely ladies to adulthood. From mother to public school educator and yoga instructor, Heidi enjoys sharing her love of knowledge. Teaching and learning has always been a part of her life. With years of study, Heidi’s passion for yoga philosophy is contagious. Students at Hummingbird Yoga attend classes to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them through the practice of yoga. Creating a yoga community was her ultimate goal, which she has achieved through her commitment and the solidarity of her yoga students. Practice is more than just postures. It is a lifestyle of well-being that integrates a strong and healthy body, clear mind and open heart. Our connection to ourselves, others and something larger is paramount to life itself. For more information, call 609-927-8010 or visit www.hummingbirdyoganj.com.


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Rose Marie Beauchemin-Verzella

Founder & Permanent Makeup Practitioner, Beau Institute

Rose Marie Beauchemin-Verzella is an internationally acclaimed permanent makeup practitioner and founder of the Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics in Mount Laurel, NJ. She has over 27 years of experience as a business owner and as an industry-leading practitioner and trainer. Beauchemin founded the Beau Institute in 1990, and her talents and business acumen have allowed it to grow into one of the top permanent makeup institutes in the world. As a practitioner, she specializes in areola tattooing, microblading, and scar camouflage, and she has extensive training in facial morphology, paramedical cosmetics, and color theory. Her success in the industry led her to be appointed President of the American Academy of Micropigmentation in 2016. In addition to her work as a practitioner, Beauchemin is a renowned permanent makeup instructor. Beauchemin is also an active philanthropist. She is a supporter of the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), which provides valuable information and assistance to those struggling with trichotillomania. Beauchemin has performed countless procedures on clients who struggle with trichotillomania, as well as alopecia. For more information, call 856-727-1411 or visit www.beauinstitute.com.

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Siobhan M. Connolly, CTFA Vice President and Trust Officer Garden State Trust Company Siobhan Connolly moved from New York with her husband and two girls to Howell, NJ in 2008 to be closer to her father who lives in Manasquan. While in New York she taught high school, worked with at risk students teaching career skills and employment preparation and owned a retail business. Siobhan joined Garden State Trust Company, Toms River, NJ, in January of 2009. As Vice President and Trust Officer and senior relationship manager her responsibilities include meeting the needs of trust & estate, investment management and charitable foundation clients. With a Master’s Degree in Education and as a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Siobhan has found her passion focusing on Special Needs Trusts which often require navigating the dilemmas faced by special needs clients and their families. Siobhan is honored to work with these families and takes pride in helping them provide the best life possible for their loved one. Siobhan currently serves on the Board of Directors for SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) serving the large retiree population of Monmouth and Ocean Counties providing education and resources to enhance their quality of life. Siobhan resides in Howell, NJ with her husband and her daughters. You can reach Siobhan at 732/255-5000 or Email: sconnolly@gstrustco.com. Visit www.gstrustco.com to learn how Siobhan may be able to help you.

Barbara Greenling, DNP Reliance Medical Group Barbara was born in Trenton, eventually settling in Atlantic County in 2005 while working on her medical degrees. Many years of diverse experience working in the medical field as she continued her education finally culminated in a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2013. She joined Reliance Medical Group in 2014 and now has her own practice in Egg Harbor Township, an accomplishment of which she takes immense pride. She is affiliated with many hospitals including Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - City Div, and Shore Medical Center. Barbara takes special interest in her community, with a practice focused on family, veterans and the trans-gender population. She personally has volunteered in the Wounded Warrior project since 2009, and donates her time and resources to the American Cancer Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Greenling also takes great pride in the level of care her office provides. It is a safe-haven office with a friendly and easy-going staff. They take all insurances, including Tri-Care for veterans. When Barbara is not practicing medicine, she enjoys golfing, gardening, entertaining and spending time with her family. To schedule an appointment, call 609-625-9146.

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Julia Mastalski Owner, The Bra Boudoir Julia grew up in Egg Harbor Twp. She later attended college at Moore College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA and discovered her love for lingerie. After college she moved back to NJ in 2012. She started working for The Bra Boudoir in Somers Point. That’s where she learned all about and fell in love with doing bra fittings. Getting to see the transformation from a woman coming in insecure and uncomfortable to leaving comfortable, confident and happy from receiving a great bra fitting gave Julia just what she was looking for in a career. It combines her love for lingerie, knowledge of garment construction, and being able to help people all in one awesome job. Julia worked for The Bra Boudoir for four more years down in Rio Grande and took over ownership in October 2017. She moved the store to her hometown on Main Street in historic Mays Landing, where it resides today. Providing everyone a comfortable place to get a bra fitting, great fitting bras as well as shape wear, lingerie, swimwear and solution accessories. For more information visit www.Brafittingsnewjersey.com or call 609-829-2867.

Physician Assistant, Advanced Care OB/GYN Jennifer Gallas-Balmer, Physician Assistant, was born and raised in Middlesex County and now resides in Egg Harbor Township with her husband, Thom, and their three young sons, Thomas, Jack, and Owen. She has been a resident of Atlantic County for over a decade after receiving her degree in Physician Assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been a practicing physician assistant for the past 10 years and recently joined Advanced Care OB/GYN with Dr. Salvatore Carfagno, DO, to focus her practice on women’s health. Jennifer has always wanted to work in the health care field and finds it very rewarding to be a physician assistant. She enjoys providing care to her patients and promoting overall wellness. When not working, she is spending time with her family, traveling, and going to the beach. For more information, call (609) 272-0506 or (609) 927-2244 or visit www. advancedcareobgyn.com.

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Women Of Atlantic County Maryann Prudhomme, RN, CSA

Stephanie Hopkins

Maryann Prudhomme, RN, CSA, received her nursing degree at St. Agnes Hospital in Philadelphia and a degree in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College, Windham, ME. In 2003, Maryann became the director of BAYADA Home Health Care, a national home care agency serving adults in Atlantic and Cape May counties. There, she drew on her extensive nursing and management experience to help ensure that BAYADA is the home care provider of choice to meet the needs of the area’s aging population. She is a certified senior advisor, providing much-needed education to seniors and their families. Maryann also completed her Master of Science in Aging Service and is a certified senior care manager with a certificate in geriatric care management. Maryann currently lives in Ocean City, NJ and likes to provide individual and community education about long-term care resources. To schedule a community education program, or learn more about home care, contact Maryann at 609-926-4600, or mprudhomme@bayada.com.

A passion for cooking, eating healthy foods and a long-term interest in nutrition made Stephanie’s second career as a Personal Chef an easy choice. After spending fifteen years in Project Management and Consulting, and using cooking as a way to relax, Cutting Board Creations was formed in 2003. Fourteen years later, Stephanie still enjoys going to “work” every day. “It is an absolute privilege to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals and help my clients achieve their goals, whether they are trying to lose weight, save money, or just have more time to spend with each other.” Stephanie is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, a Certified Personal Chef, a Certified Food Safety Manager, and a Premiere Member of the United States Personal Chef Association. Based in Sicklerville, Stephanie travels all over Camden, Burlington, and Atlantic Counties to prepare specialty menus for her clients. Stephanie lives with her husband, Paul, and their dog, Pepper, in Sicklerville and enjoys cooking (of course!), reading, travel, and running half marathons. To schedule an appointment with Chef Steph, call 609-841-8567 or visit www.cuttingboardcreations.com.

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Erin Intessimoni,

Nurse Practitioner, Relievus

Erin Intessimoni is a Jersey girl. She was born and raised in Winslow Township. She is a current resident of Waterford Township, where she lives with her husband of 12 years and their two children. From a young age Erin felt very passionate about helping others. She became a registered nurse in 2003 and worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for 10 years. While working she continued her education and obtained her master’s degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner. Erin presently works at Relievus pain management. She has worked for Relievus for five years. Working as a nurse practitioner in pain management has been very rewarding for Erin. Being able to help her patients have a better quality of life is her main goal. At Relievus she is able to work with a multi-disciplinary team in offering the most up-to-date procedures. Working for Relievus allows Erin to increase her patients’ productivity and self-worth, which is very valuable in pain management. When Erin is not working, she is spending time with her family. They enjoy going on road trips and outdoor activities. She and her husband recently built a new house and they are working on making it a home. For more information, call 1-888-985-2727 (ASAP) or visit www.Relievus.com.

April Elias, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, Hummingbird Yoga April Elias is a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, whose interests revolve around various healing modalities and the power of the subconscious mind. Her spiritual path, which includes Heartfulness Meditation, influences her yoga classes. Every yoga class flows with careful consideration of each of her yogis. April’s classes begin with mindfulness, grounding, and centering. Her standard warm-ups are a time for the student to not only physically prepare for the practice, but also mentally. It gives them time to settle their thoughts. Her creative sequences keep her yogis’ attention on their bodies and their breath. Through stretching, strengthening, and balancing the physical body, we calm the fluctuations of the mind. The intention of this practice is to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Make an investment in your health and wellbeing by joining April at Hummingbird Yoga Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am. For more information, call 609-927-8010 or visit www.hummingbirdyoganj.com.

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Holiday Gift Wrap The RNS Holiday Gift Wrap Booth, an annual fundraising event, is a permanent fixture at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, NJ each holiday season. The booth opens the first week of December and runs straight through to Christmas Eve. With the help of a lot of volunteers from local hospitals, businesses and organizations, we are ensuring a successful event year after year. Let us take the stress out of the season for your. We wrap while you wait or shop.

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