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ANS Practice Manager, Maryann Gomez, discusses navigating insurance issues in today’s climate. A 2010 report observed that lack of health insurance causes 48,000 unnecessary deaths in America every year. This alarming statistic reminds medical professionals across the country why patient care should always come first. Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) strongly believes that not one patient should be denied treatment because of their insurance plan. ANS Neurosurgeons heal some of the most complex medical cases today; giving patients facing painful and life-threatening illnesses compassionate care and access to next-generation treatments. Maryann Gomez, ANS practice Manager, has fostered many great relationships with ANS patients. Her sincere dedication has helped assist numerous patients to get the best insurance coverage possible. “Our patients are like family to us,” says Ms. Gomez. Our practice offers patientcentered care 24/7 and the most cutting edge treatments options available, regardless of a person’s insurance plan.” Health Insurance issues are affecting so many today, but most affected is the senior citizen community. Did you know that a recent study found that 25% of senior citizens declare bankruptcy due to medical expenses, and 43% are forced to sell their primary residence? It’s astounding to think that after a full life of saving to retire, so many have to continue working to afford healthcare.
Ms. Gomez adds that, “ANS understands that neurosurgical operations can be expensive and the complexity of insurance coverage can be emotionally draining and confusing for patients. While our neurosurgeons are busy treating patients, we have a talented staff dedicated specifically to assisting patients with billing questions and concerns.” ANS’s billing department is trained by some of the finest in the field and fully understands the details of coverage options, co-payments, billing and reimbursement issues. “We want to make sure our patients get the care they need. For this reason, our staff will facilitate assistance to persons in need of negotiating and understanding insurance claims as well as help to provide patients with payment plans that can fit within their budget.” With over 50 years of proven experience and a success rate higher than the national average, ANS feels that your health is worth more than anything. Rest assured, ANS will work hard to get you back to where you were before surgery. To make an appointment call 732.455.8225 or visit us on the web at www.ansdocs.com. For more information about our insurance policies, visit www.ansdocs.com/downloads/ ANS_Insurance_Brochure. pdf or call Maryann Gomez at 973.285.7800.
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2. Give your shoulder a good night’s rest.
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3. Perform these simple exercises.
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4. Seek treatment from a shoulder pain expert.
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Fall Back Into Fitness By: Julianne Dods, Vice President, Meridian Fitness & Wellness
It’s no secret that living well and proactively taking care of your body throughout all stages of life is important. One key component to a healthy lifestyle lies in the engagement of regular physical activity; however, adhering to a structured fitness program often has it challenges, especially for mothers of young children. While more and more mothers are taking on full-time careers, their commitment to more traditional female roles, such as managing the household and providing childcare, has not diminished. So, how do these busy moms manage to juggle it all and still find time for the gym?
Elizabeth’s Story . . . Elizabeth Bena-Schaul, a 44year-old mother from Holmdel,
Elizabeth credits her daughter Alex with inspiring and motivating her to stay fit.
is one of a growing number of mothers who carve out time from their demanding schedules to make health and fitness a priority. Between preparing meals, cleaning up toys, and acting as a chauffeur, our kids become a tried and true excuse to let a consistent exercise routine fall by the wayside. But not for Elizabeth, who, aside from carrying out her responsibilities as a wife and mother, also juggles a professional career as a school psychologist and moonlights as a fitness enthusiast.
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future, I have an obligation to take care of myself physically now.” Between juggling domestic and professional responsibilities, there are legitimate reasons why working mothers find it difficult to maintain a regular exercise routine. Add in sleep deprivation and the guilt that generally comes along with indulging in recreational activities outside of the home, working mothers often find that their increased stress levels actually inhibit their exercise behavior. That is not that case for Elizabeth.
schedule training sessions on a weekly basis,” says Kerri. “During the summer months, she is able to fit in a few extra workouts, but as the school year progresses scheduling becomes a bit more difficult.” In order to combat scheduling obstacles, Kerri and Elizabeth set one training session per week that is considered a “no cancel” workout. “Having that appointment set up in both of our schedules is a great way to guarantee that we stay on track with Elizabeth’s training program.” When Elizabeth’s schedule restricts her from more than one personal training ses“I am never going sion per week, she makes it a to tell you I like going point to attend group fitness to the gym,” admits classes instead. Kerri believes it is this important combiElizabeth. “I think of nation of flexibility and set going to the gym as an appointments that really obligation of a responworks for busy moms who sible parent, spouse, are constantly on the go. After all, the most successful and professional. If I fitness routine is the one that want to be an active is convenient and that you participant in my famcan actually maintain. “I owe a lot of my sucily’s life, I have to actuElizabeth and Personal Trainer, Kerri Miano, set one cess to the support of my ally be ACTIVE!” “no-cancel” training session each week. husband, Todd, as well as my relationship with Kerri,” said Elizabeth became a parent later in “Personally and professionally, I can be Elizabeth. As mothers of young children life and firmly believes that maintainunder a lot of stress. Going to the gym who strive to maintain a professional ing a structured fitness regimen will helps me manage that stress, which in career as well as manage a household, allow her to be present as her daughter, turn makes me a better parent, wife, and Kerri and Elizabeth have found a lot Alex, grows up. “My father passed away psychologist,” she says. of common ground. “Our similar life in his mid-40s and I feel his absence For the past year and a half, Elizabeth experiences have enabled us to become at every major life event I have expehas been working with Certified friends. Between picking-things-up-andrienced, from my high school, college Personal Trainer and Meridian Fitness putting-them-down we are able to laugh and graduate school graduations, to and Wellness Group Fitness Director and commiserate.” my wedding day, to the day I became a Kerri Miano. “While juggling her However, as a mother herself, Kerri mother,” says Elizabeth. “The loss of my work schedule as a psychologist and knows that plans often change and child father has taught me an important life managing her daughter’s social and aca- care can become an issue, especially lesson about caring for my health now. demic career, Elizabeth still manages to in the beginning of a fitness journey. If I want to watch Alex grow up in the
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Acupuncture FAQâ€™s question people ask me all the time: 1. Does it hurt? 2. How does it work? 3. Is it safe?
Acupuncture Does Not Hurt
Written by: Michael D. Beys, L.Ac. , MSTOM Acupuncture Health Services, LLC
Over the years of practicing acupuncture I see some common patterns. Although acupuncture treats pain effectively, it can also treat a myriad of conditions. It is my goal for this article to clarify acupuncture in general. Acupuncture has been around for 6,000 years in some primitive form. It is not till the advent of mining and smelting do we see the use of needles. Acupuncture is one of many disciplines that make up what we call Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM consists of acupuncture, herbs, tuina (bodywork), qigong exercise, and vasopneumatic therapy (cupping). In this article we will focus on acupuncture. I tell all my patients that 75% of my job is education. Whether you schedule with myself or another practitioner you should know a few things about acupuncture. These are common
The needles are very fine and are inserted painlessly. The key to painless insertion is to rapidly insert the needle so that the skin does not have a chance to feel it. Once the needle is in we do not introduce or take out any substances like a syringe. Once the needles are in, the body recognizes them as foreign and reacts a certain way. It will immediately divert the
use, and never reused. They are disposed of in sharps containers. There is little risk of cross contamination because I am trained in clean needle technique. Clean needle technique involves the swabbing of acupuncture points with alcohol and insertion of needles within a sterile environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) comments that unlike many drugs, acupuncture is non-toxic and adverse reactions or side effects are minimal. For instance, acupuncture and morphine have similar rates of effectiveness when used for chronic pain, but with acupuncture, unlike morphine, a
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â€œ... The World Health Organization (WHO) comments that unlike many drugs, acupuncture is non-toxic and adverse reactions or side effects are minimal ...â€? circulation to the affected area. When the blood arrives it bring oxygen, nutrients, immune cells, and hormones for proper physiological function. In order to feel pain it is a signal that goes from the affected area to the brain. Acupuncture has been shown, through the use of MRI, to alter the perception of pain by blocking the pain signal. As the body acknowledges the needle it will try to sedate the patient by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are the feel good hormones that provide the relaxation, and sense of well being that acupuncture is known for. The last question: â€œIs it safe?â€? refers mostly to biohazard. The needles are sterile one time
patient does not have the negative side effect of dependency. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that relatively few complications have been reported, in light of the millions of people treated with it every year. According to NIH studies, the numbers of people who have received acupuncture treatments in the U.S. has increased.
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â€˘ Polycystic Ovaries â€˘ Uterine Fibroids Studies have shown Acupuncture can help: â€˘ Increase blood flow to the
Acupuncture Health Services offers services exclusively for women, including acupuncture that treats the following conditions: â€˘ Amenorrhea â€˘ Dysmenorrhea (PMS) â€˘ Endometriosis
uterus, which increases uterine wall thickness. â€˘ Increase endorphin production, which has been shown to affect the release of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and can regulate reproduction. â€˘ Lower stress hormones responsible for infertility. â€˘ Influence plasma levels of the fertility hormones: FSH, LH, estradiol, and progesterone. â€˘ Normalizes the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, important for fertility. â€˘ Benefits women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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Michael D. Beys, L.Ac. , MSTOM, is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. His training consisted of over 3000 hours in the study of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in a state-approved, nationally accredited college. Michael D. Beys is nationally certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. He was the supervising Acupuncturist at RUMCâ€™s substance abuse Detox Center and South Beach Psychiatric Rehab. He is also fluent in Greek, Spanish, and proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. Currently, Michaelâ€™s practice also focuses on Womenâ€™s Health and Infertility.
â€œGoing through IVF can be harsh on your body and mind. Pairing acupuncture along side of IVF helped my body get ready for implantation not only physically but mentally as well. I always looked forward to going to acupuncture and I always left feeling calm and de-stressed. Needless to say my pregnancy test came back positive and my overall wellbeing was increased with the help of acupuncture. I would highly recommend Mike Beys at Acupuncture Health Services.â€? â€¨â€“K. B.
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Solutions To Chronic Pain at Premier Pain Centers One of the most successful methods of treatment she works with is
Carmen M. Quiñones, M.D. Premier Pain Center
Dr. Carmen M. Quiñones is a Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician who has been practicing in New Jersey since 2006. She successfully treats many conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc diseases, whiplash injuries and sciatica. Focused on studying the science of spine and musculoskeletal disorders, her specialty is in interventional pain management modalities, including lumbar epidurals, steroid injections, facet joint nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and trials with spinal cord stimulators. Currently practicing at Premier Pain Centers in Shrewsbury, East Brunswick, and Freehold pain management offices, she is dedicated to enhancing her patient’s quality of life. Dr. Quiñones also sees patients with osteoarthritis and conditions associated with joint and nerve pain. “As a physiatrist, I diagnose muscle, nerve, and bone disease and specialize in non-surgical treatment. I felt that further training in interventional pain management would optimize the care of my patients.”
lumbar epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks. They are usually done for conditions such as low back pain radiating to the leg (“sciatica or radiculopathy”). These conditions are commonly caused by spinal stenosis or a bulging disc putting pressure on the nerve. The lumbar epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure where a steroid is injected in the space between the vertebra and the meninges covering the spinal cord. “The steroid and local anesthetic will help to decrease inflammation and therefore relieve pain. The pain relief may last from days to years. This will allow the patient to resume their normal activities including an exercise program.” Spinal cord stimulation is an innovative approach frequently used to treat conditions such as chronic lumbar radiculopathy, complex regional pain syndrome and failed back surgery syndrome. The procedure is done after the patient has failed conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, medication and therapeutic injections. The stimulator provides pain relief by transmitting mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord. “The stimulation interrupts the pain signals going into the brain. The patient will experience a pleasant tingling sensation in the area where the pain is felt.
The procedure begins with a trial of the stimulator. This will help determine if the procedure is going to be successful. The trial is done in an outpatient setting,” she adds. The trial leads will be inserted percutaneously into the epidural space. The leads are properly positioned until the patient reaches stimulation in the affected areas. The leads will be connected to an external device and the patient will be sent home. In three to five days the patient will return to the office and the leads are removed. If the patient achieves at least 50% pain relief, then the leads will be implanted permanently, which will require a minimal surgery.
There are many facets that set Premier Pain Centers apart from other practices. “Our practice provides compassionate, quality and state-of-the-art care through an integrated team of physicians and allied-health professionals. Our physicians take a leadership role in the advancement of the science of interventional pain medicine. As an expert in musculoskeletal disorders, my goal is to provide pain relief, and most of all, quality of life!”
chronic). The main difference between chronic and acute spinal related pains and the different methods for treatment are important to understand. She explains, “Acute pain is when the pain is present for less than three months and is usually related to acute tissue damage whether it is post-surgical, herniated disc or any injury. Chronic pain refers to pain that has been present for more than six months. The treatment for acute and chronic pain often overlaps in the early stages.”
Dr. Quinones believes the most challenging aspect of her profession is to create community awareness that there are options for people who suffer from chronic pain. But with a great challenge comes her greatest reward: leading her patients to a pain free life!
Dr. Carmen Quiñones is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP). Along with her Board Certification, Dr. Quiñones is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FAAPMR). After completing her medical training with a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, she was awarded an Interventional Spine and Pain Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Dr. Quiñones lives in Monmouth County with her family and enjoys hiking and practicing yoga.
Many of Dr. Quiñones’ patients describe their pain as being acute (as opposed to
Our Mission is to provide quality medical care to our patients in an atmosphere of warmth, professionalism and integrity.
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7 Myths Of Long Term Care Planning Written By: Judith S. Parnes, L.C.S.W., C.M.C., Executive Director, Elder Life Management
What is Care Planning all about - and more specifically Long Term Care planning? No one wants to think about the time in one’s life when we may find ourselves physically or cognitively incapacitated? This is the time when we will need assistance on a daily basis not for a short-term problem, but for chronic long term medical conditions. Needing care daily is not about being old, but about quality of life and minimizing the need for being dependent on others to provide the support needed. Here in the USA, it is true that we are living longer, more active and healthier lives. However, the facts remain that 1 in 2 people over the age of 85 do need help in some way, on a daily basis.
MYTH 1: I am healthy and
probably won’t need help when I am older. As much as we may like to believe we are invincible, odds are high if we live long enough, each of us will one day need help
with some aspect of our living.
MYTH 2: Long-term care
means living someplace other than home. Long Term Care is not a place; it is a type of care. This care can be provided at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home. Most often, individuals think of Long Term Care as a Nursing Home only. Many people do prefer to stay in their own home, and with assistance and some modifications, staying at home may be possible even as abilities decline. Environmental obstacles, such as stairs, or narrow doorways, etc would need to be evaluated. If a move is being considered, assisted living facilities may be a wonderful option, as increased socialization opportunities are many. And as needs progress, a skilled nursing facility may be the best environment for long term care.
MYTH 3: Medicare and my
Supplemental Insurance pays for long-term care. Medicare and supplemental health insurance pay for treatment of “acute” illnesses only. Hospitalization, and post hospitalization in a skilled nursing home, typically called “SubAcute” Rehab, will be covered by Medicare and sometimes supplemented by the secondary insur-
ance, for a finite period of time. However, the chronic, long-term care costs are not covered by Medicare. Medicare does not pay for continued help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, dressing, or assistance with feeding.
Therefore, many individuals with considerable assets, if they live long enough and need significant supportive care for long periods of time, may need the government to pay for this Long Term Care. The reality is that Medicaid is how long term care is financed in the United States.
MYTH 4: My wife and I have
MYTH 6: My family will help
saved enough money should we need long-term care. The cost of providing fulltime long-term care assistance to one person can exceed $110,000 year. Individuals who need limited assistance will be able to stretch their retirement savings, but long-term care costs over a long period can deplete bank accounts quickly. Savings can be greatly reduced by the needs of one spouse, leaving the other spouse with fewer financial resources available when they also need care at a later point in time.
MYTH 5: Medicaid is only for “poor people.” Long Term Care Medicaid is only available to individuals who have already “spent down” their assets. It does not replace Medicare or individual Supplemental Insurance, but acts as the “third insurance” that can pay for what the traditional insurances do not cover.
me with whatever I may need. Unpaid family members, typically daughters, are the most common source of long-term care assistance. However, even the most hands-on families typically need outside assistance, utilizing home health aides, adult day care, assistance with transportation to appointments, and professional care management services to help supplement the care they can provide.
MYTH 7: My parents live in
a different state, so there is little I can do to help them. In fact, there is a lot you can do for family members living at a distance. Arranging for a professional geriatric care manager in your parents’ area will allow you to have an experienced elder care consultant working just for your family. This care manager will become your eyes, ears and most importantly be the advocate for your loved one, just as you would if you lived nearby. Geriatric Care Managers are: • Knowledgeable about community resources • Able to coordinate all aspects of necessary medical care • Can apply for public entitlements including Medicaid when appropriate • And sometimes even help to mediate when adult children
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have differing opinions about what to do. Care Managers do the work, allowing the family to be lovingly involved without the stress of all the day to day elder care management obligations. It is the Professional Geriatric Care Manager who will dispel the common myths of long term care. To locate a care manager to be your family’s elder care expert, go to www.caremanager.org.
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Dry Eye: Your Questions Answered! of dry eye patients. The majority of DED is evaporative in nature. Oil secreted by the meibomian glands in the eyelids comprise the lipid layer of the tear film, which prevents evaporation. When these glands become clogged, lipid (oil) is unable to be secreted. Without enough oil in the tear film, the tears will evaporate more rapidly than normal.
Written By: Dr Lisa Ortenzio The Witlin Center For Advanced Eyecare
Q: What is Dry Eye? A
: Dry Eye Disease [DED] is a condition in which the tear film does not properly lubricate the surface of the eye due to tear underproduction or tear evaporation. The tear film is comprised of 3 different layers: when this balance is disrupted, the tears cannot function properly to maintain a smooth corneal surface, providing comfort & clear vision. For many years, it was thought that underproduction of the aqueous layer of the tear film was the major cause of dry eye. In reality, this accounts for a small percentage
Q: Who Gets Dry Eye? A : DED is the most under diagnosed condition in eye care; it may affect between 10-20% of the population. Women are affected almost twice as much as men; hormonal changes that occur around menopause are generally the culprit disrupting the tear film. General health conditions such as thyroid disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can contribute to symptoms. Medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy and high blood pressure medications can be a cause. Contact lens wear intolerance can be exacerbated by DED. Our technology driven world certainly does not improve DED symptoms. Staring at electronic devices for even short periods of time causes a decrease in the blink rate, which leads to an ineffective distribution of the tear film across the eyeâ€™s surface.
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Q: How do you know you have it? A
: Symptoms of dry eye include tearing, burning, blurry vision, light sensitivity, or a sandy/gritty feeling. Often contact lens wearers find their lenses are very uncomfortable. Sometimes the patientâ€™s symptoms will even outweigh signs we find clinically. These patients are looking for relief and we perform a dry eye exam to assess their condition.
Q: What can be done about it? A : Depending on the severity of the patientsâ€™ symptoms, different recommendations are made. If the patient has very mild signs or symptoms, artificial tears (lubricants) can provide some (although short) lasting relief. Prescription Restasis eye drops is a topical form of cyclosporine, a potent anti-inflammatory drug. It works to decrease inflammation that causes dry eye and over time produces healthier tears. It can be very beneficial especially in conjunction with oral Omega 3 fatty acid supplements. Omega 3 fatty acids act to improve the oil secretions, which leads to a better tear film.
Q: What is the A
LipiFlow treatment like?
: Quite relaxing. It is comprised of heat & a gentle massage applied directly to eyelids. No other part of your eye is exposed to the heat. The patient is reclined and both eyes are treated simultaneously. We talk the patient through treatment, with calming music in the background. I, myself, underwent LipiFlow earlier this year. I found it to be very comfortable & soothing; it was like a spa treatment for my eyes. It takes about 15 minutes to
perform. The goal of LipiFlow treatment is to completely evacuate the contents of the clogged meibomian glands, allowing the glands to â€œresetâ€? and produce better oils.
Q: How soon after A
treatment will I get relief?
: Patients usually start to feel the benefit about 4-6 weeks after the procedure, sometimes even sooner. The goal of the LipiFlow treatment is evacuating the meibomian glands of their clogged, solidified contents. The glands can then â€œresetâ€? themselves. We do recommend that the patient continue with their current Ocular Surface Disease regimen, (artificial
tears, lid hygiene, Restasis, and O 3 FA supplements).
Q: Who Can Perform this new treatment? A : At the Witlin Center, I perform the Lipiflow procedure, from the applicator insertion to the removal. DED poses a wide range of vision and quality of life issues. We at Premier Dry Eye Group at the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care are excited to provide patients with an option to manage this frustrating condition. It is the only FDA cleared procedure that treats the root cause of Dry Eye. It is extremely gratifying that we can finally give our many Dry Eye patients some true and long lasting relief.
Carolyn N., Age 62, Evaporative Dry Eye sufferer since 2005 How did suffering from Evaporative Dry Eye impact your life? â€œIt was horribly uncomfortable light sensitivity; I couldnâ€™t wear my contacts much. Sometimes I couldnâ€™t drive, I couldnâ€™t read.â€? After the LipiFlow treatment, when did you start feeling relief? â€œI would say within a few days.â€? What has been the difference since the LipiFlow treatment? â€œI can wear my contacts. Itâ€™s very exciting. This has made a huge, huge difference.â€? How did the treatment compare to your expectations? â€œItâ€™s been better than I expected.â€? How did suffering from Evaporative Dry Eye impact your life? â€œI had trouble keeping my eyes open because of the burning and the pain. I couldnâ€™t read in the evening. I was just miserable.â€? What were your expectations of the LipiFlow Treatment? â€œThey werenâ€™t that high because nothing helped me before. But I was willing to try it because I was pretty desperate.â€? What was the LipiFlow procedure like? â€œThere was some discomfort; there wasnâ€™t any pain. Compared to the other treatment it was like going from 15th-century medical treatment to 20th-century.â€? How soon after the treatment did you start feeling the effects? â€œImmediately.â€?
Dr Lisa Ortenzio is a 1990 graduate of the University of Delaware and received her Doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1995. She then spent 2 years in post graduate training and subsequently practiced at 2 large ophthalmology groups in Central Jersey. Dr. Ortenzio has specialty training for the Lipiview/Lipiflow system, which treats the root cause of dry eye.
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Three Things Your Spouse Needs to Know About Your Traditional IRA
There was such an amazing response to the information included in the July/August 2013 article, we have decided to run this information again!
will apply unless the spouse satisfies one of the exceptions, such as disability or substantially equal periodic payments. At age 70 Â˝, the spouse would use the Uniform Lifetime Table to calculate his or her Required Minimum Distribution (RMD.) Over the next two decades, the most chronicled The life expectancy of the spouse traditional generation in IRAâ€”or America will gradually enter would be used to Individual retirement. AtRetirement that point, each waveand of beneficiary baby determine the RMD. Individuals accountâ€”can be a great way boomers will quickly discover if their retirement that only take distributions equal to set aside money for your plans, Social Security, and personal savings will be to the RMD amount are said to golden years, as itâ€™s a retirement sufficient to maintain their existing lifestyles and have elected the â€œstretch option,â€? savings vehicle with attractive because he or she is taking the taxneeds. incentives. However, what
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and reevaluated each year, or the deceased account holderâ€™s remaining life expectancy. A non-spouse beneficiary calculates life expectancy in the same manner as a surviving spouse except the non-spouse beneficiary determines life expectancy once and cannot recalculate his or minimum happens to the money built upâ€” in a name Baby Boomers given toamount required by her life expectancy. This creates law, therebybeen extending the benefit an IRA when account thosethe born fromowner 1946 to 1964â€”have the possibility that the surviving of the tax deferred growth for the passes away? 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Trendy Texture Takes The Cake
By Lisa Poradaâ€¨Owner, Cake Designer Chocolate Carousel
Chocolate Carousel is an old-fashioned bakery and sweet shop featuring homemade specialty cakes for all occasions, desserts, hand-dipped chocolates and novelties located in Wall, NJ.
Todayâ€™s trends in cake decorating are simply sophisticated, elegant, creative and colorful all at the same time. Cakes have seen a resurgence of buttercream frosting. Buttercream was once the traditional frosting for wedding cakes, but in recent years the fondant
covered cake was thought to be more desirable for its sleek appearance. Now, thanks to advanced techniques that allow butter cream to look just as smooth as fondant, cakes iced in butter cream are becoming popular again. This trend is terrific because buttercream frosting tastes better than fondant and is much less expensive. Additionally, we have seen an increase in chocolate frosted cakes, even for elegant occasions like weddings. Gone are the days where brides hid their decadent chocolate cakes under mounds of white fondant. Todayâ€™s more simple approach welcomes a cake elegantly iced in a velvety chocolate frosting that looks as mouth watering as it does beautiful.
Textured cakes are definitely IT right now.
In the recent past, the sleek and very smooth cake was all the rage. Today, cakes are being iced with a variety of textures including ruffles, stucco, lined textures, rosette coverings and more. These textured cakes are very elegant while at the same time appearing simple and sophisticated. They have a soft feel to them and are very inviting. Textured cakes can perfectly fit in a rustic
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The use of color on cakes is another current trend in cake design. The use of color is often combined with texture to create an ombre effect. These ombre cakes start off in a shade of color and then gradually fade to white or into another color at the top of the cake. Even wedding cakes are becoming more colorful. This season, we have done ombre cakes in blues, pinks, lavenders, greens and even blue fading to orange to emulate a sunset! Another use of color is a color burst effect. This is when the cake is iced in a traditional white or chocolate frosting and then a large flower in a bright color adds that burst to finish the design.
Even more interesting is the â€œnaked cake.â€? You may not have heard of the naked cake yet, but you will! The naked cake is becoming all the rage for the upcoming season. These cakes are simply filled and stacked and not iced at all. Thatâ€™s right, NO icing, leaving the inside cake layers exposed.
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With cakes today, creativity is the name of the game. With care and creativity todayâ€™s cake designers can create simple, elegant cakes that are not only delicious but also encompass the recipientâ€™s personality making it easy to have your cake and eat it too.
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There are many things that set his practice apart. He adds, â€œMy practice is unique because it is an all green, Eco-friendly office and we use digitalized x-rays. Tender Smiles 4 Kids is free of gluten, dyes, sugar, formaldehyde, formocresol, and mercury. Additionally, we have non-glued carpets and hypoallergenic tiles, Pď?˛ď?Ľď?łď?Ľď?Žď?´ď?Ľď?¤ ď?˘ď?š Dď?˛. Mď?Ąď?¸ď?Šď? Sď?ľď?Źď?Źď?Ą, with the latest technologies.â€? TenderSmiles4Kids Best of all, their â€œTender Teamâ€? 2eEV_UVcD^Z]Vd%<ZUd hands out balloons and coins for aVUZRecZTUV_eZde5c>Ri prizes, often having as much fun Z^aRcedRdZ^a]VaYZ]`d` as the children themselves!
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>R_j5V_eR]A]R_d2TTVaeVU Dr. Max finds the most rewarding part about his profession is when he treats a child who has extensive dental needs or any type of special needs, and then return every 6 months with clean, healthy mouths they are so proud of themselves. As in any profession there are challenges he must face on a daily basis. These have to do with insurance companies which, at times can be a barrier to the prompt delivery of necessary dental care. â€œParents are forced to think twice about expenses. To accommodate this concern we are involved in numerous dental plans, and offer in office payment options, along with care credit,â€? he adds.
gives extra protection. All children up to three years of age should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1000ppm (parts per million). After three years old they should use toothpaste that contains 1350ppm to 1500ppm. Parents should supervise their childrenâ€™s tooth brushing, and use only a pea-sized smear of fluoride toothpaste until they are about 7 years old.
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Dr. Max graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with his D.D.S. with honors and then received his Pediatric Dentistry degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is the President of the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a council member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Elana and 3 children; Matthew 11, Jordana 8, and Vivien 2. In his free time he enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and sports.
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What You Don’t Know About Your Car Insurance May Hurt You...
Written by: Kristine M. Bergman, Esq. Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC
...if you are ever injured in an auto accident. For many New Jersey drivers, the specifics of automobile insurance are less than clear. It is very important you, as a consumer, understand the policy choices that you are given by automobile insurance companies and how those choices may affect you if you are ever involved in an auto accident. As New Jersey drivers, we are well aware that New Jersey auto insurance rates are among the highest in the country. In response to and in hopes of calming the soaring insurance rates, the New Jersey Legislature, in 1988, amended New Jersey automobile insurance law and introduced the “Verbal Threshold” (now known as the “Limitation on Lawsuit” option), which was intended to reduce the number of lawsuits being filed each year in hopes of lowering auto insurance rates. As a result, you are now required to select either the “Limitation on Lawsuit” or the “No Limit on Lawsuit” option when beginning or renewing your auto policies. These terms, however, are rarely explained to us. It is important to understand that your election of the Limitation on Lawsuit option will also extend to limit the rights of immediate family members living with you if they are listed on your auto policy or are non-drivers or drivers who are not covered under any other auto insurance policy.
What Does “Limitations On Lawsuit” Mean?
If you are injured in an auto accident and have elected the “Limitation” option, you will be prevented from recovering any monies for your pain and suffering (referred
to as “non-economic damages”) unless your injuries fall under one of the six (6) specific categories of injuries provided for under our State law. Because personal injury cases are almost always accepted on a contingency fee basis (as in the oft-heard television advertisements “you don’t pay us unless we collect money for you”), attorneys will likely decline to accept a case where the injured person is subject to a “Limitation on Lawsuit” and their injury does not clearly fall into any one of the six specified categories, which are: Type 1 - Death; Type 2 - Dismemberment; Type 3 - Significant disfigurement or scarring; Type 4- Displaced fracture; Type 5 –Loss of a fetus; Type 6 –Permanent injury. While most of these categories are clear in their meaning, the “Type 3” injury can sometimes be a matter of opinion. What you may consider to be “significant” scar or disfigurement simply may not be considered “significant” in the minds of a jury. A large (or multiple) facial laceration, which can be painful, embarrassing and take many months to heal, may fail to satisfy the threshold of injury required under the “Limitation” if there is no permanent scarring or if the scarring would be considered minimal or insignificant to other people. Many injuries suffered in automobile accidents can be very painful and may need long-term treatment; however, if the injury ultimately heals completely without any further known issue, the “Limitation” would apply to prevent you from pursuing a claim regardless of how long you suffered pain. Anyone who has ever suffered a bulging disc well knows the long-term pain and discomfort that this type of injury causes and how much it can impact day-to-day
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life. Despite same, these injuries are likely to fail to meet the criteria of the Lawsuit Limitation.
But The Accident Was Not My Fault!
If you are subject to the “Lawsuit Limitation”, your right to sue for noneconomic damages will be limited even if the other driver is 100% at fault for the accident.
Which Option Should I Choose?
Cost was, and often is the factor in deciding which option to elect. The “Lawsuit Limitation” will lower the cost of your annual policy premium by an average of about $500.00, but will significantly limit your right to sue for pain and suffering if you are ever injured in an automobile accident. Policyholders who elect the “No Limit on Lawsuit Option” maintain the right to sue for pain and suffering regardless of whether
or not they meet the criteria of one of the six categories of injuries. Of course this does not guarantee success of recouping monies for your pain and suffering, however the “No Limit” option will enable you to make a claim for pain and suffering where the Lawsuit Limit would deny you that right if your injuries did not fall into one of the six categories. The ultimate choice in which option to elect belongs to the policyholder, but the choice should be made knowingly. You should not be asked to give up any of your rights before you understand what it is you are giving up. Kristine M. Bergman, Esq. is an attorney with the Law Firm of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, Ocean Township, New Jersey, and practices in the firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Department. The above information is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.
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and triumphs. Her eyes grow bright and sometimes tearful as she shares her experiences at Brandywine.
The first question one might ask Marva Poindexter, Care Manager at Brandywine Senior Living at Wall, could be, “Why would you leave the beautiful, sunny isle of Barbados? Isn’t the average temperature, year-round, between 70 and 88 degrees? And then you see the smile and the picture begins to get clear. “It’s the residents. I love all of my residents,” she says. “They are all so unique and special to me.” And that’s what it’s all about for Marva. Yes, she left the tropical paradise and comforts of sunny Barbados and traded them for the colder, more unpredictable weather of coastal New Jersey. She moved from Barbados to New York in 1993 and then migrated south to West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey. She has lived in Asbury Park for the past 15 years. Perhaps Marva finds herself in a profession that’s characterized by selfless dedication and commitment to caring for seniors who need some assistance, support and compassion because it’s what she has been doing ever since she was a young girl. She was working in housekeeping when a friend told her about obtaining a Home Health Aide certification. While holding down two jobs, she completed that certification and knowing that caring for seniors is in her heart, she applied for a job at Brandywine Senior Living at Wall (formerly Waterford Glen). Marva has many innate talents which are necessary to being a good care manager. One of those talents involves being a patient listener. Sometimes, for a variety of physical or cognitive reasons, residents cannot express themselves clearly like they once could. She’s able to give to residents (“my other family”) her undivided attention while they tell fascinating stories about life’s challenges
“I got really close to one resident who loved to knit. She knitted scarves in every color! She was so very special to me. When she was in the hospital, after she was transferred to rehab, I visited with her and brought her knitting needles. I just knew she would love that.” “Another resident called me her “coordinator” because I matched all of her jewelry with her fine clothes. She really took pride in the way she looked.” She also loves her job because of her fellow team members. “Everyone helps out each other just like family.You don’t have to ask. They just jump in and do it. It’s different here and that’s why I’ve stayed for the past 9 years!” said Marva. When not working two jobs, Marva spends time with her family. Ironically, her sister works as a Reflections Care Manager at the same community as Marva, taking care of residents with dementia related diseases. Her son works at another Brandywine community in Shrewsbury, NJ as a chef. How fortunate we are at Brandywine to have an entire family of talented, caring and compassionate individuals as members of our team. Marva loves to dream and talk about the future. Her hopes and dreams haven’t been quite fulfilled yet, so she feels that she has a lot more to accomplish. She has her heart set on being a nurse one day. “I’ll get there!” she says with her trademark smile, beaming with confidence and selfassurance. None of us who know her have any doubt about that!
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Treating Pediatric Orthopaedic Fractures Q Q Q Q Why are broken bones (fractures) and other orthopaedic injuries in children different than those of adults?
Written By: Dr. Paul T. Haynes II, MD Pediatric Orthopaedics
Football, field hockey, soccer, basketball, ice-skating, wrestling, cheerleading, etc… The variety of sporting and recreational activities available to children abounds.
Mamazing energy and arry that with their
indefatigable appetite for fun, one can certainly understand how their propensity for injury is elevated compared to adults. Indeed, approximately 40% of boys and 20% of girls will experience an injury that may result in a broken bone. In terms of orthopaedic injuries, children are not considered “little” adults. As such, their orthopaedic treatment is as unique as they are.
There a few reasons why children’s fractures behave differently than those in the adult. Children’s bones possess unique anatomy and physiology, compared to adults, that predisposes them to distinctive injuries. At the ends of the majority of children’s bones are growth plates. These specialized structures allow for the bulk of longitudinal growth – arms and legs to grow. Growth plates are comprised of a small, complex cluster of specialized cartilage cells that regulate and generate skeletal growth. Because they are made of cartilage, they are weaker or softer than mature bone. During an injury, energy often finds the “weakest-link,” which results in fractures in and around the growth plate. Surrounding every bone is a thick layer of supportive tissue – periosteum. This structure is considerably thinner in the adult. The robust periosteum in children allows for accelerated bone healing and may also help keep fractures better aligned. The anemic adult periosteum does not possess the same ability to constrain fractures from displacing (the broken bones moving from their normal position) nor allow them to heal at the same pace. Lastly, as children mature, their muscular development may outpace their bony development. Muscles, and their bony insertions into bones (tendons), and liga-
ments (structures that often connect bones) may be stronger than the bone they are acting on. In adults, ligaments, muscles and tendons are usually the “weak-link.” It is this unique arrangement that may lead to fractures in children as opposed to ligament, tendon or muscle tears in adults.
What types of fractures occur in children?
As the growth plate is a relatively weaker structure within the pediatric bone, it is frequently involved in fractures. The most commonly used classification system for growth plate fractures is the Salter-Harris fracture classification. It accounts for the most common types of growth plate fractures and injuries. In general, as the growth plate fracture level in the Salter-Harris classification is elevated from I to V, so is the potential damage to the growth plate itself. This may have an impact on the bone’s or limb’s normal development. In addition to fractures involving the growth plate, children may incur other distinct fracture types. As their bones are softer or weaker than adults, children may have buckle (torus) or greenstick fractures. In buckle or torus fractures, one side of the child’s bone literally buckles under pressure while the opposite side remains intact. These types of fractures most often occur after a fall on an outstretched hand within one of the bones near the end of the forearm. Greenstick fractures are likened to a young tree
branch being bent – one side splinters while the other side contorts. These types of fractures often occur in the forearm.
How are children’s fracture treated?
Ironically, the characteristics that make children prone to certain types of fractures also allow them to heal uniquely. The majority of fractures that happen in children are amenable to conservative treatment – casts, splints or slings. Also, treatment times are often reduced with fractures in children as opposed to adults. A fracture in the lower leg or thigh bone of a child will often heal in a cast in a relatively short period of time whereas, a similar fracture in an adult will require a lengthy time in a cast or an operation. Special consideration is warranted regarding fractures involving the growth plate. There are times that fracture in and around the growth plate requires manipulation or surgical intervention. Manipulation (to move the fracture fragments into acceptable position) may be accomplished with local but may also require general anesthesia in the emergency or operating rooms. Alternatively, some fractures require an operation that will secure the fracture fragments in better position using smooth pins, screws or thin rods. A unique treatment plan is created for each child and fracture – this often is devised in consultation with a pediatric orthopedist.
What types of complications can occur with pediatric fractures?
Complications may certainly happen with any fracture but there is a higher likelihood of complications with fractures in and around growth plates. The more the growth plate is disturbed, the higher the potential for complications. Growth plates allow for longitudinal growth – their disruption may lead to deformity (limbs growing in a bent fashion) or for limb length discrepancy (the opposite limb being shorter or longer than the injured extremity). For this reason, fractures involving the growth plate warrant closer and often longer observation after injury. Approximately 2-8% of fractures involving the growth plate result in complications. If such a complication arises, there are many treatments devised to correct the issue.
What should be done if you suspect a fracture in a child?
A fracture will often declare itself as pain, swelling, redness, tenderness and/or deformity. Immediate treatment should ensue. An evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon should be sought in a timely fashion particularly with regards to fractures involving the growth plate.
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Much More Than a Facial Expression: The Power of a Smile
Written by: Sophia Nichols, D.M.D., M.A.G.D., P.A.
Enhancing Communication Good communication is the foundation of successful relationships, both personally and professionally. But, we communicate with much more than words. In fact, research shows that over 80% of all human interaction is nonverbal. The ability to understand and use nonverbal communication is a powerful tool that helps us connect with others and build better relationships. Every look, every gesture, every twitch of an eyebrow communicates an inaudible message. Our posture, eye contact and hand movements all play an important role in nonverbal communication, but one of the most significant ways we communicate with others is with our smile. A smile is part of a universal language. The author and world-
renowned photographer, Elan Sun Star writes, â€œA smile, like a picture, is a universal language that transcends not only every cultural boundary but also every conceptual boundary. No matter what village or town or city you go to, a smile means the same thing regardless of your age, culture, ethnicity, financial status, faith, or nationality. A smile is a smile is a smile, and a smile by any other name looks the same. It comes from the heart; thus there are no misinterpretations. Innately, we know that we are all in this together by smiling, we can unleash powerful forces from within.â€? A smile can diffuse a contentious misunderstanding, prevent arguments, and help us navigate a challenging situation, comfort a frightened child or lonely person. It allows us to positively respond to others in our environment and signal that we welcome them. It indicates that we are receptive and open. It can change our mood and help us in your daily personal life. Itâ€™s free, effortless, powerful and contagious! Smiling for your health There are tremendous health benefits to smiling. Scientific evidence suggests that smiling creates a biochemical response, activating neuro-hormones, endorphins and nitric oxide to make us feel great. Endorphins are chemicals produced by our bodies that act as natural pain relievers, similar to opiates, and can help reduce physical and emotional
About the Practiceâ€Ś The professional office of Dr. Sophia Nichols has served the Monmouth and Ocean County areas for over 20 years. We provide gentle Family Dentistry utilizing state-of-the-art dental technologies. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality dental care for our patients in the most comfortable manner possible. Please call our office to discuss Cosmetic and Restorative procedures that will give you the smile you always dreamed of! Working closely with most insurance carriers enables us to afford you the very best of care. A variety of payment options are offered for your convenience including Visa, MasterCard and Care Credit, a monthly payment plan specially designed for individual dental needs. Day and evening appointments are available and our office is open on alternating Saturdays.
pain and stress while increasing our sense of well-being. According to Mark Stibich, a consultant at Columbia University, and contributor to a Guide to Longevity at about.com â€”Smiling: 1. Boosts the Immune System. Smiling can actually stimulate your immune response by helping you relax. 2. Lowers Blood Pressure. When you smile, there is evidence that your blood pressure can decrease. 3. Releases Endorphins and Serotonin. Research has reported that smiling releases endorphins, which are natural pain relievers, along with serotonin, which is also associated with feel good properties. Dr. Rollin McCarthy, Ph.D., the Institute of Heartmathâ€™s Executive Vice President and Director of Research states: â€œThe science shows that by consciously cultivating a smileâ€”both on your face and in your heartâ€”you can take a proactive role in creating your own health, happiness, and fulfillment, while positively affecting others and your environmentâ€?. A great smile is always in style According to new research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), consum-
ers say they would pay to fix their teeth before they would pay for weight loss help. Of the 80 percent of American adults who in a recent poll admitted they would spend money to hide or correct aging flaws, 62 percent said they would pay to fix the quality of their teeth, compared with 48 percent who said they would invest in weight loss help. Women are more likely than men to invest in such improvements (84 percent versus 75 percent). Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans think a personâ€™s smile can defy agingâ€™s effects while eyes come in a distant second (34 percent). Perhaps speaking from experience, 54 percent of Americans over 50 attest that a smile can overcome decades of birthdays. â€œA great smile is always in style, and these results prove it,â€? said AACD President Dr. Ron Goodlin. Itâ€™s easy to see what you would look like with a new smile We have new digital software that lets patients see what they could look like before they have any cosmetic treatment done. It only takes a few minutes to do a smile simulation and itâ€™s free. See an example below.
Quotes to smile about â€œA smile is a universal welcome.â€? - Max Eastman â€œA smile is a powerful weapon. You can even break ice with it.â€? - Author Unknown â€œA smile is the curve that sets all things straight.â€? - Phyllis Diller â€œA smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like sunlight on a closed-up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life.â€? - Joseph Addison â€œThere are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.â€? - Anonymous â€œAlways smile when you can. It is cheap medicine!â€? - Lord Byron
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Skin Rejuvenation After A Summer Of Fun
Submitted by: Dr. Stephen E. Small, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
t has been another great summer at the Jersey Shore and while enjoying those beautiful days you may have used sunblock, a hat and maybe even an umbrella to protect your skin.
Despite these measures, you might be noticing some changes to your skin, including changes in texture (roughness or unevenness), prominent pores, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration (brown and red spots). These
changes are the most noticeable in our face, chest décolleté and hands. As we age, the collagen production in our skin decreases and the structural support diminishes, causing visible changes. Ultraviolet light from the sun and other factors, such as smoking contribute to these changes. Good skincare and skin protection help you maintain youthful skin but are not 100% restorative or protective. Advances in fractionated CO2 laser skincare now offer treatments with little to no downtime while enhancing the skin strength and elasticity. The result is more youthful, smoother skin with better texture and color. This laser technology works by placing a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light with a column of energy into the second layer of the skin resulting in new collagen formation and skin renewal. The fractionation (untreated areas of skin) between these pulses accelerates recovery. Recovery that once took weeks now takes a few days with the Matrix Fractionated C02 Laser.
At Ocean Plastic Surgery, P.A. and Laser Center, Dr. Small has extensive laser experience and utilizes the Matrix Fractionated C02 Laser for a personalized, precisely controlled treatment with an intensity of treatment to meet your specific needs and allotted downtime.
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Matrix Fractionated Laser Treatments are safe, effective, affordable and proven treatment for virtually all skin types except very dark skin. A personalized consultation will determine if this treatment is right for you.
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A topical anesthetic is applied before the treatment to reduce any discomfort. During the treatment, the skin will feel warm and also feel tighter and firmer. You may feel as if you have sunburn for a couple of days following the
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You will see an appreciable improvement in as little as one week. The full benefits of the treatment will continue to be appreciated even months from the treatment as the skin renewal process from the new collagen formation continues to restore your natural beauty.
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We personalize your treatments according to your needs and desires. Other procedures that will compliment the laser treatment are neck liposculpture, fat transfer, upper and lower eyelid lifts as well as face and neck lifts. These additional procedures can be discussed during your initial consultation.
This treatment can be performed anytime and the downtime tailored to your lifestyle. However, sun exposure after treatment needs to be minimized making this skin rejuvenation treatment ideal after a summer of fun at the Jersey Shore. Dr. Small’s goal is to help his patients achieve a beautifully natural appearance. He understands that undergoing plastic surgery is very personal, and strives to provide an exceptional experience by attending to your unique needs and expectations. You will be cared for in a comfortable, compassionate setting with a staff that is ready to serve you. Call to schedule your appointment, 732-255-7155.
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Be Passionate About Your Hearing Health! you would think only Baby Boomers would have hearing loss. Not true! While hearing loss is a normal part of aging, the largest age group with hearing loss are people between 18 and 64 – about 19 million people compared to 14 million at retirement age!
a gerontologist, I am an expert in the study and trends of aging. I am a researcher, Emmy award winning journalist, and a passionate spokesperson for mature adults. I became associated with Total Hearing Care, a leading hearing health care provider, because they are also passionate about providing unsurpassed hearing health care and support to the mature adult. I recently turned to Elizabeth Cook, M.A., FAAA, Total Hearing Care’s Chief Audiologist, to learn more about how each of us should be managing our hearing health as we move through life.
Why is hearing loss becoming more prevalent Gerontologist and at an earlier age? One Total Hearing Care reason is the use of Spokesperson hand-held music players and headphones. major retirement Today, one in five wave began in 2011 teens has some form of hearing when the ﬁrst of the Baby Boomers turned 65. loss – a rate that is 30% higher than The number of Americans in the 1980s and aged 55 and older will 1990s! Overall, more than almost double by 2030— 10 million Americans are from 60 million in 2000 to experiencing hearing 107 million. The number loss due to irreversible of Americans over 65 will damage to their hearing more than double, from from noise. 34.8 million in 2000 to 70.3 million in 2030. Regardless of your age, be passionate about With statistics like that, your hearing health! As
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What I’ve learned is that you are never too young (or old) to get a hearing screening. Hearing loss is an inevitable part of aging, but approximately 95% of people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. According
wore. Today, hearing aids come in a variety of sizes and colors. They can rest behind the ear or sit invisibly in the ear canal. Today’s hearing devices are also fully digital and some even use Bluetooth technology to turn your hearing aids into a wireless headset so you can more easily hear your TV, listen to music, and even take phone calls directly through your hearing device!
to Ms. Cook, “Only about 15 percent of general practitioners routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical exam. Total Hearing Care offers free hearing screenings at all of our clinics, and we encourage people to make annual hearing screenings part of their overall health care.” She recommends that people schedule their free annual hearing screening while making their annual physical appointment.
Whether you are part of the older I took Ms. Cook’s generation now, recommendation and I had will be in the not my hearing tested by Total too distant future, Hearing Care. It took just a or think as a young few minutes, was painless, adult may have and now I have a hearing hearing difficulties, baseline as part of my plan on having a medical records history. hearing screening as part of your Hearing devices today overall health care. Taking can be considered a control of your hearing fashion statement! No means taking control of longer are hearing aids your life. the big clunky analog devices your grandparents
Editor’s Note: Total Hearing Care has more than 37 locations in New Jersey, Delaware and New York. Learn more at www.njhearingaids.com or by calling 1-855-YOU-HEAR (968-4327). Dr. Alexis Abramson can be reached at email@example.com. Learn more about Dr. Abramson at her website www.alexisabramson.com.
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sage). There is a respect for each and to be aware of what treatrespect to the course of your integrative mental ments are occurring simultaneindividualâ€™s journey and for the treatment. Donâ€™t be afraid to ask health professional? ously. Approximately half of the stories that make up the history questions. Let your providers Since there are no legal stanindividuals diagnosed with mood of their lives. There is a belief know about all of the medicadards that define words such as or anxiety disorders are using a that these â€œbiographiesâ€? influâ€œholisticâ€? or â€œintegrative,â€? adver- tions you are taking, including combination of therapies and ence the biology that manifests those that are â€œnaturalâ€? and those tisements donâ€™t necessarily give in illness or in health. Integrative conventional and â€œnaturalâ€? drugs us any clear indication of the that you self-prescribe including to alleviate symptoms. 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