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The Women’s Journal

March/April 2012


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Judy L. Loy, ChFC®, CEO of Nestlerode & Loy, Inc., o the chorus of PSU fans who now mourn the loss Celebrating of Their 75th us are looking for a sense of closure. We also n general and the lessons it provides and the onesAnniversary! view may be different from yours. Over my 43 any patients succumb to a variety of diseases,


y, lung cancer. When the first report of Coach announced I was at the Philadelphia airport on my ng and the Mirror found me and asked for some published in an article the next day. The report of r” gave hope, but my comments pointed out that ean curable. I have been told that Coach Paternoʼs called “small cell” lung cancer. The “treatable” y referred to the fact that these tumors usually hemotherapy, but what was not said, for obvious umors spread early to other areas of the body (we , and they all relapse. Like most lung cancers, not cause early symptoms, which delay the pread outside the lung reduces the prognosis

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d not know Coach Paterno personally. NothingPresented has nal habits. Small cell tumors of the lung occur mokers and are most common in heavy smokers. In written about lung cancer prevention and diagnosis. till smoke, resulting in 443,000 preventable deaths 0,000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand

the need for early diagnosis. Patients who have or more and who are 55 years-of-age or older, can te due to lung cancer by 20% when enrolled in an m. Since the publication of this data, from a large g Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania has ction Program where the basic tool is a painless chest. More information can be found on our alling our office. I read it in the Women’s Journal! ving a legacy which will endure on many levels. Let us to a healthier future with smoking cessation and ung cancer.


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Want to Make a Difference?

Talk to a woman or better yet, talk to 100 of them and make it happen in less than an hour! It started with a need for baby beds. It gave birth to a group of outstanding women who – in approximately one hour - raised $10,000 to purchase 300 baby cribs for new mothers with limited finances. 100 Women Who Care is the brainchild of Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan. She was determined to find a way to buy these much needed cribs for the local non-profit who takes care of these new mothers in her community. “I knew I could help”, says Karen. “I knew I could raise the money, but, I was tired, I didn’t want to organize a fundraiser and have meetings and everything that goes with it. I just didn’t have the time. I needed to figure out how to raise sufficient funds quickly and easily. I continued to work on this idea, with friends, and knew that, with my friends’ help, we had to know at least 100 women in the community who could afford to write a check for $100.00 each to reach the goal of $10,000." Their first meeting was in November 2006. The ladies arrived, heard her story and wrote their checks. They finished in one-hour, raising $12,800 – far exceeding the goal and expectations! Since that meeting they have raised tens of thousands of dollars and have changed the name to 100(+) Women Who Care. Today their chapter has over 275 members and the word has spread how effective this format is with chapters now in surrounding states.

community. The organization must be a non-profit entity recognized as a 501 (c) (3) and must have been previously established (no startups). No national or international charities, programs, or organizations will be considered as the purpose is for the contributions to stay 100% in the community. How is the organization that receives the donation chosen? A member who has filled out a Charitable Organization Fact Sheet can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names and at random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The members who wrote down the chosen names will be asked to come up and give a short five minute presentation as to why their chosen organization should receive the donation. Immediately following, each Member will vote by ballot. Majority rules. Even if your choice does not win, all Members are responsible for writing a check to the winning organization. How long do the meetings last? Meetings are intended to be very short, generally lasting approximately 45 minutes but no longer than 60 minutes. However, you may come to a meeting early or stay after in order to spend time socializing and getting to know other members.

100(+) Women Who Care are groups of women interested in supporting their communities. They come from all walks of life with varying financial backgrounds. As individuals they feel the pressure and challenge of having a meaningful impact, but as a group they know they have the ability to contribute to the growth of their communities in ways never thought possible! The mission is to reach out and help communities by finding at least 100 or more women to contribute $100 four times a year, ($40,000+ annually) either as individuals or teams, to local charitable organizations. The goal is to keep the focus local and have an impact that can be seen. THIS GROUP IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF:


Become a CHARTER member in your county - email Tere at for lots of details and support. TWO charter groups are already forming Centre and Union are inviting women to attend.

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• You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a local charitable organization. We help and support any ladies in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties who want to offer this to their communities. • You want to learn about or let other women know about the amazing work many of our local non-profits are currently doing. • You want to become part of or create a powerful group of women that will make an immediate, direct and positive impact in your community.

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Let me add my voice to the chorus of PSU fans who now mourn the loss of Joe Paterno. Many of us are looking for a sense of closure. We also begin to reflect on life in general and the lessons it provides and the ones we have learned. As a physician, my view may be different from yours. Over my practice lifetime I have seen many patients succumb to a variety of diseases, including, and tragically, lung cancer. When the first report of Coach Paternoʼs cancer was announced I was at the Philadelphia airport on my way back from a meeting and the Mirror found me and asked for some comments, which were published in an article the next day. The report of a “treatable lung cancer” gave hope, but my comments pointed out that “treatable” does not mean curable. I have been told that Coach Paternoʼs lung cancer was a so-called “small cell” lung cancer. The “treatable” comment most certainly referred to the fact that these tumors usually respond well to initial chemotherapy, but what was not said, for obvious reasons, is that these tumors spread early to other areas of the body (we call this metastasizing), and they all relapse. Like most lung cancers, small cell tumors may not cause early symptoms, which delay the diagnosis. The early spread outside the lung reduces the prognosis significantly. Like most of you, I did not know Coach Paterno personally. Nothing has been said of his personal habits. Small cell tumors of the lung occur almost exclusively in smokers and are most common in heavy smokers. In recent articles, I have written about lung cancer prevention and diagnosis. 47 million Americans still smoke, resulting in 443,000 preventable deaths every year, of which 50,000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Beyond prevention is the need for early diagnosis. Patients who have smoked for thirty years or more and who are 55 years-of-age or older, can reduce the mortality rate due to lung cancer by 20% when enrolled in an early detection program. Since the publication of this data, from a large national study, the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania has initiated an Early Detection Program where the basic tool is a painless annual CT scan of the chest. More information can be found on our website below, or by calling our office. Coach Paterno is leaving a legacy which will endure on many levels. Let part of this legacy lead us to a healthier future with smoking cessation and the early detection of lung cancer.

Breathe Magazine, a new healthy living publication, is published by Dr. George M. Zlupko and the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania. This new publication includes breaking news on medical advances in treating respiratory disease, clinical research trials, sleep studies, and treatments taking place at the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania. Informative articles explain an in-house high risk management program, which includes CT scanning and advanced antibody testing, taking place at the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania and improves the chances of early lung cancer detection with a significant increase in survival.

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Continuing Education

Central Pennsylvania Regional Career Fair Brings Together Students, Community Members, and Employers By Deborah A. Benedetti

“The career fair offers many opportunities to test the waters, practice job interviewing, and network with employers,” Dr. Lasher said, offering these tips to prepare for the fair: • Visit the career fair website at regularly to review the list of participating employers in the “Job Seekers” section. This site will be live in early April and will be updated daily. • Research the companies that interest you. Visit their websites, learn about job openings and requirements, and talk with people you know who work at the company. • Assess your education and skill sets. If you don’t have all the requirements for the job, consider enrolling in a professional certificate or associate degree program or taking a course or two specifically related to your area of interest. • Take advantage of the brief pre-fair session on how to make the most of the career fair, which will include general do’s and don’ts, as well as how to approach employers and make the best first impression. • Approach the career fair as an on-site interview. Do your homework and be able to ask at least one or two educated questions about the companies that interest you. Dress for success. Update your résumé and bring copies of it in a professional pad folio or notebook.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is continuing to improve, dropping from a high of 8.8 percent in 2010 to 7.6 percent at the end of 2011. And more Pennsylvania companies are hiring.

Penn State adult learner Kathy Salloum is already making plans to attend the career fair. A single mother of a teenage daughter and son, Salloum would like to find a full-time position after she graduates with a degree in letters, arts, and sciences in May. “I want to test the waters at the fair and see how marketable I am and what positions are available. I know a Penn State degree will help me become more marketable.”

Central Pennsylvania residents who want to learn about job opportunities in this region are invited to attend the fifth annual Central Pennsylvania Regional Career Fair from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in Innovation Park (Exit 74 off Route 220, between State College and Bellefonte).

Central Pennsylvania residents who are thinking about returning to school through Penn State can explore their areas of interest, career goals, and educational options with Dr. Lasher. Call 814-865-5403 for an appointment.

The career fair is designed for Penn State adult learners, other Penn State students, and local residents. Central Pennsylvania employers will be on hand to talk with participants about job and career opportunities in this area. Penn State Career Services partners with Penn State Continuing Education to sponsor the fair. You can watch a video about the career fair at:

Residents considering a return to school also can attend a Transitions: College and Career Prep program to refresh and strengthen their study skills and organizational abilities; improve reading comprehension; learn about doing research, college-level writing, and presentations; develop a personal educational plan; and increase their technology skills.

“If you are a Penn State student, alum, or community member who wants to live and work in central Pennsylvania, are thinking about advancing your career, or are considering a new career, this is an excellent opportunity for you to explore those options and connect with solid local employers,” said Penn State Career Counselor Liz Lasher, Ph.D., LPC.

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Unlike many softer colors, orange holds its own in bright sunlight and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Orange has also been shown to increase appetite and promote social interaction so it’s a great color to add to your patio or outdoor dining areas. The key to adding orange to your landscape is to use it sparring – a little splash goes a long way. A strategically placed accent in this unexpected color works wonders when you want to highlight a section of your landscape. Glazed pottery is a great way to add a little Tangerine Tango to your landscape without making a huge commitment. Large outdoor planters are great eye-catching accents and are one of the first things guests notice about a landscape. Planters can be easily rotated from year to year, or even between seasons, to change the look of your home. Stop by Wheatfield Nursery to pick up spring accessories for your landscape. If Tangerine Tango isn’t your thing, our planters come in a wide range of colors – from Atomic Yellow and Lime Green to Caribbean Blue and Deep Purple!

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Today’s Boomers Downsize Homes, but Upsize the Amenities (ARA) - Say goodbye to the McMansion. According to a leading real estate website, Trulia. com, 2010 was officially the year that homes over 3,200 square feet ended their dominance and appeal. But don’t think that downsizing means downgrading. In fact, homeowners are looking to upsize their amenities to help them enjoy every inch of their homes. And, while many different generations are following this trend, Boomers are a unique group, looking to enjoy their smaller nest now that the kids have flown the coop - yet ensure that their homes are filled with the many amenities they’ll require for their golden years.

their needs, and according to findings from the Research Institute for Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence, boomers are looking for kitchens with amenities that will assist with entertaining. These upgrades may include cooktops with special-purpose features, such as a built-in grill or wok; commercial or professional-grade appliances; a built-in coffee pot connected directly to plumbing or an oven that dramatically reduces cooking times without microwaves.

Bedrooms that Sizzle

Mature adults still know how to spice up their bedroom with hot amenities, including fireplaces, heated mattress pads and large-capacity warming cabinets for blankets, robes, towels and clothing. Convenience-based bedroom trends include a laundry room off of the master suite, remote-controlled window treatments and voice controlled lighting and electronics, making your mature boudoir much more magical than your childhood bedroom.

Anything but Basic Baths

While they may purchase a smaller floor plan, mature adults are looking for ways to turn ordinary rooms into extraordinarily indulgent experiences. In the bath, that means the ultimate spa experience - from elaborate showers to heated floors and towel warmers. But when it comes to the bathroom, it’s just as important to keep it safe. Luckily, safe can also equate to stylish. Try installing comfortable seating for the shower with a beautiful fold-down shower seat made of teak and aluminum; or updating common bath accessories such as a paper holder, towel bar or shelf with a new integrated version that combines each accessory with a grab bar for added safety. “Our goal is to make every bath a safe bath. And, for savvy homeowners looking to incorporate safety at any age, it’s essential we provide products to meet their safety and style requirements,” says Laurie Birko, Moen Home Care brand manager.

The Greater Outdoors

No-mow lawns have sprouted up as a time-, water-, fuel- and money-saving alternative to the traditional lawn. For homeowners in colder climates who are tired of the hassles and hazards of snow removal, driveway heating systems are an ideal amenity. Heat is delivered with either electric cable (electric systems) or by hot water pumped through plastic tubing (hydronic systems) compacted in the surface. Driveway heating also helps reduce injuries due to slips and falls, and possibly liability due to such accidents. Regardless of the size of your home, whether you build new or buy used, filling your empty nest with hot amenities will help to make your golden years as good as gold. For more information about Moen Home Care bath safety products, visit

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Who’s Who at Central Penn Women’s Health

Fred Teichman, M.D., FACOG

American College of Nurse-Midwives. Outside of work, Mary spends time with Dobie - an English Mastiff and riding her bike. High on the list of her fun activities is spending time with family & friends, especially her adorable Grandson Brady.

Dr. Teichman grew up on a chicken farm in Vineland, New Jersey and graduated from Cornell University. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA and completed his OB/GYN Residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Teichman joined the staff at Evangelical Community Hospital in 1982. Dr. Teichman is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Dr. Teichman is an Associate Professor of the Physicians Assistant Program at Pennsylvania College of Technology and enjoys being a part of the educational and training process for future Physicians Assistants. When he’s not working you can find Dr. Teichman doing the cryptoquip in the local newspaper, watching sports or spending time outside. Dr T is married to Karen and they have two grown daughters and one son-in-law; everyone has lots of animals in the family, from little cats to quarterhorses! Dr T is very involved in the community and a member of the Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary—just ask him about the Rotary Youth Exchange program

Kay Zlockie, MSN, CertiďŹ ed Nurse Midwife

Kay returned to midwifery practice in Lewisburg in November 2011 after living on the west coast for the past five years. Along with her family and friends here in Central PA, we are happy to have her home! Kay received her BS in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and her Masters in Nursing from University of Kentucky. She is Certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Kay is proud of the more than 4,500 babies she’s help bring into this world. Nurse midwives do more than deliver babies & along with CNM Mary, she enjoys helping women of all ages with their health care needs. When Kay isn’t working she loves to cross stitch, do crafts and play with Zoie ~ and spend time with her family, especially those two precious little ones, Emily and Cooper.

Libby Meadow, CertiďŹ ed Registered Nurse Practitioner

Libby is certified as a women’s health care nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Care Professionals & the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Libby grew up in the small town of Catskill, New York. She graduated from Boston University and the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing where she received her registered nursing degree. She continued her advanced nursing education through the OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner Program of the Planned Parenthood Federation and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and has been on staff with Central Penn Women’s Health since its opening. She is a compassionate and caring professional who takes time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Libby is an avid gardener, and enjoys traveling with her husband Paul, often to visit their two daughters. She is a strong advocate for women’s health and women’s rights.

Karen Walton, Licensed Massage Therapist

Karen joined the Central Penn Staff this past year when the State of Pennsylvania began a new Licensing Program for Massage Therapists for in office massage programs. Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of the healing arts and we are happy to now offer Therapeutic, Relaxation or Pregnancy Massage to help you relieve stress ~ and work toward a renewed over all well-being. Karen attends continuing education and seminars to continue to learn new ways to help with relaxation techniques. Call the office for more information!

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The Sleep Center at Lewistown Hospital

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The Sleep Center at Lewistown Hospital provides consultations, testing, and treatment for a variety of sleep disorders. Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Insomnia are some of the conditions that are diagnosed and managed by our Board Certified Sleep Specialist, Jose’ R. Acosta, MD, FCCP. As the only nationally accredited Sleep Center in the area, you can be sure your care will meet the high standards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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What should I do if I suspect I have a sleep disorder?

You normally feel tired even after a full night of sleep.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Acosta. During this initial office visit, he will review your symptoms, medical history, and sleep history to determine what testing, if any, may be appropriate.

You snore loudly and frequently.

I need to have an overnight sleep study. What is that?

Your high blood pressure is difficult to control, even with medication.

You wake up with a dry mouth, sore throat, or morning headache.

An overnight sleep study (polysomnogram) is a painless test during which a patient spends the night sleeping in a private bedroom while his/her breathing patterns, heart rate/rhythm, blood oxygen level, and sleep patterns are monitored and recorded by our registered Sleep Technologists in a nearby room. The results of this test are typically used to diagnose/rule out Sleep Apnea, a condition where a person stops breathing repeatedly during sleep.

You experience heartburn or excessive perspiration during sleep. You have trouble concentrating or have become more forgetful. You fall asleep while reading, watching TV, or driving.

What sorts of treatments are available for sleep disorders? Depending on the condition, some of the prescribed treatments may include medications, medical equipment, surgery, or lifestyle modification. Sleep Apnea, for example, often responds well to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, a type of medical device. Insomnia, Narcolepsy, and Restless Leg Syndrome are often treated with a combination of medications and lifestyle modifications. All of these treatments can be ordered and managed through the Sleep Center.

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Breast Imaging Specialist Helps with Early Detection As a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, Dr. Hanae Bahr has found her dream job at Susquehanna Health’s Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center at Divine Providence Hospital. “This is the love of my life; this is what I do best,” says Dr. Bahr. “This” is finding the slightest irregularity in breast mammograms and ultrasounds, giving women the best chance in detecting and treating breast cancer. She has honed her skills to find very subtle indications of breast cancer by specializing in breast imaging – viewing up to 120 mammograms a day. Additionally, she recently completed a breast imaging fellowship at the University of Maryland to stay current with the latest innovations. Dr. Bahr is passionate about her work, reading every image as if it is for her mother or her sister. Because her office is at the Breast Center, she can immediately request additional or specialized views of a patient’s breast or, if necessary, an ultrasound for further analysis. “Having a designated radiologist who is a breast specialist on-site gives everyone an advantage toward detecting and beginning treatment of breast cancer at its earliest stages,” says Dr. Timothy Pagana, Medical Director of the breast center. “Dr. Bahr also improves our service by eliminating wait time and return visits for our patients. Working behind the scenes, she ensures optimum breast views and makes it possible to provide follow-up imaging or a biopsy during one visit.” Dr. Bahr’s original radiology fellowship in 1986 focused on whole body imaging and involved extensive use of ultrasound technology. Her experience in this field is a perfect complement to breast health where ultrasound is being used increasingly for women with dense breasts. “This is a very special place for breast health care. There is a rare combination of excellent caregivers and technicians who really care about the patients and I am so pleased to be a part of it,” says Dr. Bahr. Take advantage of the area’s most comprehensive approach to breast health care. Call Susquehanna Health’s Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center today to schedule your mammogram at 570-320-7619. March / April 2012



More convenient OB appointments At Susquehanna Health OB/GYN, we know many women want their birthing experience to include the type of care received from one of our certified midwives. Now, you can enjoy the convenience of making appointments with your midwife at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Let’s welcome your baby into the world together A midwife does more than provide routine obstetrical services. She’ll get to know you, understand your personal needs and be available

throughout your pregnancy and delivery to answer questions and offer advice. In short, she’ll become your trusted partner and share in one of life’s most amazing experiences.

The Birthplace, a better experience As a Susquehanna Health patient, you can have your baby delivered at the new Birthplace, opening this summer, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Our state-of-the-art facility will feature more privacy, pampering amenities like wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs and even a comfortable sleep space for a support person.

Pictured left to right: Patricia Kaiser, CNM; Mary DeWire, CNM; Janice Dreher, CNM; Heather McLaughlin, CNM; Kathryn Swatkowski, CNM

To schedule an appointment, call Susquehanna Health OB/GYN at (570) 321-3300. I read it in the Women’s Journal!

Elder Law

Planning for Disaster . . . Don’t Plan Backwards By Samantha K. Wolfe, Esquire I had never heard of a sump pump before moving to the Susquehanna Valley. In fact, when I was viewing the house I eventually purchased, I had to ask my realtor what the contraption was in the garage. She explained to me that the purpose of a sump pump is to pump any excess water from my house if it should flood. She proceeded to reassure me that although flooding happens in the Susquehanna Valley, because I live on a hill, I should never need to use it. That was before September of 2011.

Mr. Mortensen’s strategy was flawed. He wasn’t planning ahead for the disaster. He was standing in the middle of the disaster sopping up the water with a water resistant towel, trying to plan backwards. Sump pumps only work if installed before the flood hits. Likewise, asset protection trusts only work if implemented before creditor issues exist. The lesson to take away from this case is to plan ahead for disaster. If you desire to preserve your legacy and provide for your future generations, then act as if you know the floods will eventually come and you will need a sump pump to protect your assets. Consider asset preservation techniques well before the disaster. Sump pumps are installed for a reason. Asset preservation is done for a reason. Plan ahead for the disaster; don’t plan backwards. You never know when the next flood may come.

That week in September when we had the horrendous flooding in the area, I arrived home from work earlier than usual, and as soon as I pulled into my garage, I heard something that sounded like running water. It took me a few seconds to realize what was making the noise. It was my sump pump. I learned very quickly the importance of a sump pump. The way I see it there are two ways to view someone who decides to install a sump pump in his or her home: (1) the person is paranoid and overprotective, or (2) the person is planning ahead for disaster. Based upon my experience, I would argue that whoever installs a sump pump knows what he or she is doing. You can’t plan backwards. You can’t wait for the disaster to occur before you take action. Similarly, the Alaska case, Battley v. Mortensen, Adv. D.Alaska, No. A09-90036-DMD (2011), reinforces this thought: Plan ahead for disaster; don’t plan backwards. In this case, Thomas Mortensen executed a trust in order to protect his assets, and he transferred assets to his trust without giving thought to maintaining ownership of assets outside the trust to sustain his daily living. Furthermore, Mr. Mortensen was in the midst of recovering from the financial devastation of a divorce and dealing with depleting financial resources and continually increasing debt. I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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Health Health

Vision Problems, ADHD, and the Homework War Vision Problem Checklist

Frustration with reading. Homework that takes forever. Skipping words or lines, leaning close to books, fatigue with reading, trouble copying from a board, or letter reversals past age 9. These are common symptoms of a functional vision problem. Difficulty coordinating and focusing the eyes at close range can cause text to blur, shimmer, or float, causing loss of place in text or trouble with comprehension. Children rarely report vision problems, however, possibly because there is no reference point. According to experts, convergence insufficiency (CI) may affect roughly 5% of the school-age population. The problem is easy to miss, though, since most kids with CI have healthy eyes and 20/20 eyesight. A medical eye examination may miss a functional vision problem. The symptoms of CI overlap with those of ADHD. With CI, however, problems occur mostly with sustained near visual tasks such as reading. Homework can become a nightly battle. Poor behavior is sometimes a way to distract attention from academic failure. What can be done about functional vision problems? Sometimes subtle glasses prescriptions can help. Other times, programmed therapy is needed. Dr. Marcus Myers is an optometrist with residency certification in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation. He practices in Muncy, PA at the Vision & Learning Center. For more information, visit or call 570-546-4885.

Classes at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Parents-to-Be Orientation: For parents who are expecting and their coaches. Held the third Thursday of each month at Mount Nittany Medical Center from 6:30–7:30 p.m. and 7:45–8:45 p.m. Contact Dianne Barben at or 814.231.7061. Pre-registration is not required. Breast Cancer Support Group: Meets first Monday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mount Nittany Medical Center. Contact Cheri Woll, Oncology Nurse Navigator, at 814.231.7005 or Learn About Hip or Knee Replacement: Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m.–noon, and the third Tuesday from 7:00–8:00 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Covers how to prepare for surgery; what to expect before, during and after surgery; the role of providers in recovery; and care planning. For more information, contact Val Coakley, RN, Orthopedic Case Manager, at 814.278.4810 or Diabetes Support Group Meetings: Held the second Thursday of each month from 6:00–7:00 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Contact Amy Leffard at 814.231.7095 or March / April 2012

• Loses place in text, skipping lines or words • Needs to re-read to comprehend • Uses finger or marker to follow text • Loses concentration with reading and schoolwork • Handwriting drifts away from the line • Confuses sight words or reverses letters • Headaches or fatigue in the afternoon or with reading

“Many factors can mimic attention-related problems. This includes functional vision problems. Parents are usually puzzled, as they often say that the vision has been tested numerous times. However, most visual evaluations do not check for things such as eye teaming. A child may still have problems even if they have “20/20” vision. Treatment for sensory issues may result in overall improvements in a child’s behavior and emotional adjustment, showing the extensive negative impact undetected visual problems could have.” ~Dr. Christie Seiler, neuropsychologist, Williamsport “(Our son) would have meltdowns because he was having a hard time reading. He is a very fluent reader now and he doesn’t fidget anymore. Homework is a breeze. It’s not screaming. It’s not yelling. It’s just sitting down, reading through it, and his love for reading has really come back. Dr. Myers and his staff have far exceeded our goals. I can’t give them enough praise!” ~Amber Koch, Watsontown

Mount Nittany Welcomes New Physicians Judy Ko, MD Rheumatology

Mount Nittany Physician Group is pleased to announce the addition of Judy Ko, MD. She joins our Park Avenue location to offer expanded rheumatology care in our region. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Dr. Ko completed her residency at UPMC – Mercy and her fellowship at St. Louis School of Medicine. Board-certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine, Dr. Ko provides patients with diagnosis and treatment of a variety of bone, joint, and muscle diseases. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ko, please call 814.234.8800. Her office is located at Mount Nittany Physician Group: Park Ave, 1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 201, State College, Pa. 16

Kerry Whitelock, DO Internal Medicine

Mount Nittany Physician Group is pleased to announce the addition of Kerry Anne Whitelock, DO. She joins our internal medicine practice in Bellefonte. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Whitelock completed her internship and residency at UPMC – Mercy. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Whitelock provides primary medical care for adults, from regular health maintenance and health screenings, to treatments for common ailments. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitelock please call 814.355.7322. Her office is located at Mount Nittany Physician Group: Bellefonte, 141 Medical Park Lane, Bellefonte, Pa. I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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Having Your Own Energy Crisis? People need energy! Statistics show that nearly 50% of all Americans suffer from low energy. The other 50% were too tired to answer the survey! How well you live depends upon how well your adrenal glands function. They are the “stress handling” glands. The adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones which are released directly into the bloodstream, where they are carried to virtually all the cells of the body. Our fast- paced, stressful lifestyle sets us up for adrenal fatigue. If the stressors are extreme for long periods of time, the effects becomes chronic. Without adequate rest and nutrition to replenish the depleted vitamin and mineral stores, the adrenal stress just gets worse and the result is unrelenting fatigue. In addition, eating a lot of processed, convenient, junk food that robs the body of vital energy, stresses the adrenal glands even more. Eating the typical American diet over time puts you in a prolonged stress response which causes the thyroid to slow its function. If you answer “yes” to any of the following conditions you may have Adrenal Fatigue. Need sodas or coffee to keep you going? • Can’t bounce back from illness or stress? Feeling run down and stressed? • Decreased sex drive? Having trouble getting up in the morning? • Crave salty or sweet snacks? Struggling to keep up with daily demands? • Not having fun anymore? Have suffered from bronchitis or pneumonia more than once? Stress and High-Cortisol Levels The adrenal glands normally secrete hormones in a cycle. Under prolonged stress, our adrenal glands secrete more of the hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisone can cause sleep disturbances. Millions of Americans unnecessarily live with Adrenal Fatigue. At Optimal Wellness I can perform a nutritional exam that includes specific tests for adrenal function. One must get back to eating whole foods, and eliminate the convenience foods with all their chemicals. Whole natural foods and food supplements (if properly processed) are enzymatic and alive. Human-made (synthetic) or separated (fractionated) supplements are dead chemicals. Ingestion of lifeless chemicals, which the body may treat as toxic, and which can cause deficiencies, imbalances, or other adverse reactions, will not really build health. Human health requires live bioavailable supplements that are readily accepted and used for maintenance, repair, energy, and function. Does the body know the difference? Absolutely! The Standard Process supplements I use are organic whole-food concentrates provided to upgrade the quality of your diet in order to support normal physiology and biochemistry. I do not diagnose or treat disease. I provide superior nutrition so the body can heal and function at higher levels. Merry Matukonis RN, CCWFN, Call today (814) 933-9149 and begin your path to optimal wellness.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Whether it’s a routine well-woman check or bringing a child into your family, Mount Nittany’s obstetrics and gynecology (ob-gyn) physicians are prepared to care for you. Sexual Health: To help women with their sexual health, our physicians provide testing for sexually transmitted infections and counseling on the best birth control methods for each woman’s medical status and age. Pregnancy: Our ob-gyn physicians have the expertise and technology to make pregnancy a rewarding experience. Services include pre-conception counseling and prenatal lab screenings to ultrasound and amniocentesis, along with prenatal nutrition and non-stress-test fetal monitoring. Our physicians have a wealth of experience in managing high-risk pregnancies when needed.

Fertility: Trying to start or grow a family can be an anxious time for couples trying to conceive. Our ob-gyn physicians can help spouses explore the causes of infertility with diagnostics for both mom and dad. We can also perform intrauterine insemination, follicle monitoring and ovulation induction with injectable and oral medications right at our offices. Specialty Care: Many of our ob-gyn physicians specialize in female surgery, hysteroscopy, laser surgery, minimally-invasive laparoscopy, managing menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Some surgical services can be performed in our office, while others can be performed at the Mount Nittany Surgical Center or Mount Nittany Medical Center. Our providers are welcoming new patients of all ages, so please call us today for an appointment. Our ob-gyn providers can diagnose and treat ob-gyn conditions, including: • Infertility • Pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancies • Menopause • Abnormal bleeding • Pain • Fibroids • Endometriosis • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) • Premenstrual dysphoria (PMD) • Postpartum depression

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Lessons Learned By a Girl In The Beer BUSINESS: 2. Celebrate your successes, large and small – I need to work on this. If you’ve had a productive week, sleep in an extra hour. If you’ve had a great year, kick your heels up and treat yourself to something you’ve had your eye on. 3. Never forget your audience – In every decision, in every action. Your audience is who has delivered your success. 4. Build a support system – For each finger of your right hand you should be able to name someone to turn to when you need a pickme-up. This can include your business partner, your mother, even your dog. But if can’t think of five, you may want to reconsider your strategy. You cannot divide and conquer on your own. 5. Work and life balance – Keep your work worries at work and your personal baggage at home. Give yourself a schedule. From 9-5PM, keep all communication and thoughts work-based. Come 5:01PM close down your work email and head for ‘home mode.’ 6. Have confidence in yourself, your product and your future together – If you’re not 100 percent behind your product, why should your audience be? Make it count, every time. Share your enthusiasm and let your audience catch it like a fever. A really cool, harmless kind of fever ... but just as contagious. 7. Be a lady – Enjoy yourself responsibly and remember that no matter where you are, you are the face of your company. We all slip, but do your best to mind your manners. 8. Keep it local and support your neighbors –Love thy Mom n’ Pop Shop. For every small business you go out of your way to support, that may reciprocate into one new customer for you.

Nicole Courides, owner of Intercourse Brewing Company, sheds some light on the estrogen-heavy influences and successes of the beer industry In any given industry, there are at least a dozen female movers and shakers who are burying the framework of a onceexistent glass ceiling. The craft beer industry is no exception; it’s ripe with hundreds of brilliant, resilient and fearless women. (Yes, hundreds.) Some are brewers, some are marketing tycoons and others make a living educating the public about the goodness of beer. Kim Jordan, CEO, New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins, CO), the third largest craft brewery in the country; Carol Stoudt, coowner and first brewmaster, Stoudt’s Brewing Company (Adamstown, PA); Teri Fahrendorf, seasoned 30-year-brewer and founder of the Pink Boots Society, a professional organization with more than 700 members; and Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director of the Brewers Association are just a handful of the industry’s pioneers. I am no big name, but I am honored to be a young woman in the beer industry. The Company: Affectionately named after the town in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Intercourse Brewing Company was founded in 2008. Our products are named for towns surrounding Intercourse – Bareville Pilsner, Paradise Pale Ale, and my personal favorite Blue Ball Porter. Yes, this is real. We started in five counties of Pennsylvania. Now, we’re distributed in 60 percent of the home state, 90 percent of Ohio and nearly half of New Jersey. Our 2011 production sales number (480 barrels) more than doubled our 2010 report (220 barrels). We are a contract brewing company. We pay a host-brewery to produce and bottle our product and then we handle the distributing, marketing and sales. In the future, I’d love to establish a physical location for people to visit, and I can’t wait to see our beer available on draft (hopefully by the time you read this article). I look forward to the day I can proudly say our product is widely available throughout the US and that Intercourse is not just a cool name, but also a great brand that’s earned its merit. Lessons Learned: There’s a vault of embarrassing stories, great humiliations and insight, and I’m eager for the lessons of the future. In the meantime, here are some lessons I’ve learned: 1. Go hard or go home – You cannot expect results without putting the train on the tracks. March / April 2012

“May your spirit be light and may you always enjoy Intercourse (beer).” Cheers to the successes of the future! Courides received her BA in Journalism/PR from Rider University in 2009 and is a member of the Brewers Association, Pink Boots Society, and Brewers of PA.

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Realty Reality Reflecting on the real estate market to better understand what may be ahead I couldn’t help but think of the phrase “back to the future”. The past decade in real estate has been an anomaly with easy money, lax regulation, and the development of real estate as a short term investment strategy even for the average person. After some necessary corrections we are now in a real estate market that is similar to what it used to be. The purchase of a home is now more of a long term investment for most people.

increased demand, as seen by positive figures lately, both locally and nationally. That said, sellers will have to be more competitive. Forethought and planning are the keys for success. Consultation with Realtors, stagers and contractors are all good ideas and should happen well before putting a property on the market. In some cases incentives may be necessary to “sweeten the pot”. Buyers are not just looking for a cheap price but a quality product. Repairs and some renovations before marketing can go a long way towards a successful sale.

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INSIGHTS INTO HOW WOMEN SHOP If you are relying solely on demographics to define your target market, chances are you’re missing the mark. Today, more than ever, traditional demographic segmentation has become less and less relevant to marketers as a means to define business opportunities. Growing diversity and market fragmentation mean life stage is less important and lifestyles are more idiosyncratic. As a result, women’s buying behavior is more complex than ever. Retail analysts predict that by the year 2010, the consumer marketplace will be defined more than ever by shopping behavior and motivation rather than demographics. To help marketers stay at the forefront of women’s shopping behavior and motivation, Frank About Women conducted a groundbreaking segmentation study of women’s core shopping mindsets. Overall, we found that women fall into five distinct categories when approaching almost any shopping trip: • Zealot Shoppers (27%) relish all forms and formats of shopping. • Feel Good Shoppers (19%) view shopping as a self-indulgent escape. • Mission Shoppers (18%) are value-minded and seek convenient, efficient shopping experiences. • Butterfly Shoppers (26%) view shopping as a social event. • Anti-Shoppers (10%) approach shopping as a necessary evil.

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Styling for Your Face Shape So what’s a designer to do? First we’ll discuss what you like about your hair. Next , we’ll talk about changing what is changeable. Then we’ll discuss working with or at least accepting what is not changeable. Finally, I will sculpt a mutually agreed upon hair design to the precise shape of your head. If a design replicates the shape of your head it will naturally compliment your face shape. And life will be good.

I was just reading an article from my favorite on-line professional beauty magazine. It’s an article explaining the author’s take on cuts for specific face shapes. Like so many articles addressing face shape, the article falls short in many areas. There’s a good reason for this. Simply put, there are so many considerations that must be addressed when designing a hairstyle for an individual that a book, not an article is needed. Fortunately for the experienced hair designer you (the reader) have worked out all of your hair issues before I ever meet you. All I have to do is sit and listen to you talk about your hair, and see if there is anything I think I can add. Is your hair TRULY too thick or thin? Probably not! Is the growth direction in your front hairline REALLY hideous? No! Is your forehead ACTUALLY too high? Again no! Does your hair HONESTLY refuse to lay the same way on both sides of your head? Yes (with good reason)! And so on... Now, do you genuinely dislike these personal features? Obviously! And we haven’t even considered your face shape yet.

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Anyone Can Visit Disney World! Hello! Are you thinking of a trip to Disney World? My name is Erin and I’m a travel consultant for a local travel agency in State College. Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Nittany Valley has been locally owned by Paul Podwika for over 20 years. Our agency specializes in cruise, land, all-inclusive, group, Disney and destination wedding travel regardless of where you live. There are three Disney ‘experts’ (Sonia, Liz and me) in our office. We all work together to make your trip to Disney a life-long memory. Planning with ‘experts’ can and does make a world of difference. Disney has been a huge part of my life since I was three years old. My Dad won our first family vacation to Walt Disney World from the company he works for. I was three and my brother, Jared, was 6 months old when we experienced our first Disney vacation. Since our first trip, my parents took us on a week-long Disney vacation every two years. We have made it a family vacation tradition and at times traveling with up to 18-20 family members! To me, Disney World is my "happy place" and my getaway to leave work, modern day technology and schedules at home and enjoy quality time together. Over the years and many visits to Walt Disney World, I have been blessed with a lot of Disney knowledge from my experiences. While attending college for my bachelor’s degree in marketing, I interned through the Walt Disney College Program during my senior year. I interned in the vacation planning and marketing division at Walt Disney World for six months. I dealt with guests daily and helped with tickets, vacation planning and dining. Working with Disney guests each day was a learning experience and very rewarding. Some of the people I met while in Florida had such great stories that I won’t forget! So combine my years of love for Disney with the internship that I had at Disney, I feel I know some fantastic ins and outs to making your vacation a marvelous memory. If you feel you have challenges and want to know more about a Disney vacation…. I can help you plan the perfect Disney World or cruise vacation. Planning a Disney World or Disney cruise vacation can be overwhelming. There are many details that go into planning a perfect Disney vacation. This is where the help from our entire staff plays a crucial part in your vacation. We take care of our clients from start to finish. We take care of everything from helping you find air travel, the best resort and tickets to planI read it in the Women’s Journal!


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Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Hearing Aid Who should I see about my hearing loss?

Can I handle putting the hearing aid in?

If you are having difficulties hearing, you should discuss the issues with your family physician. Your physician will direct you to an Audiologist for a hearing evaluation. Many insurance companies require a referral or prescription for the hearing test, Medicare and HMO’s included.

Your Audiologist will spend up to an hour with you teaching you how to insert and take the hearing aid out. During your 30-day trial, you should be seen two to four times to review all the information given to you during the initial fitting of the aid.

Does it come with a warranty?

Is my hearing loss permanent or severe enough to warrant wearing a hearing aid?

All hearing aids come with a warranty. Typically there are two different types of warranties: loss or damage and repair. Depending on the brand of hearing aid and Audiologist, you will have one to three years of warranty.

The Audiologist will explain your results in depth, clarifying whether the hearing loss is permanent or may require a visit to the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for further examination. Should the hearing loss be severe enough to warrant the use of a hearing aid, the Audiologist will discuss your options. There are several different technology, price and style choices. For those not ready to make a decision about purchasing a hearing aid, the Audiologist will give patients educational material to take home.

What is the average life span of a hearing aid?

The typical life span of a hearing aid is five to seven years. Hearing aids can and will break down just like an automobile. Dr. Sandra Chamberlin, Au.D., CCC-A is an ASHA certified PA state licensed audiologist with over 19 years of experience. Education: B.S. Marywood College, 1989, M.S. Vanderbilt University,1991, Au.D. Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 2007

Will it restore my hearing to normal?

A hearing aid will help the hearing impaired person in many different situations; however, it will not restore the hearing to normal. Unlike glasses that restore vision to “20/20”, a hearing aid user will still have situations that prove difficult.

How much does a hearing aid cost?

The price of a hearing aid is typically determined by the circuit that is in it. Digital hearing aids offer three circuit choices: good; better; and best. The “best” circuit is the best choice for those who are in noisier environments or have poor speech understanding. The “good” circuit is appropriate for individuals who are typically in quite environments. There is a very large price range between the good circuit to the best circuit.

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You will do best with a hearing aid if it is worn everyday, all day. It should be worn from they time you get up until the time you go to bed. There are certain situations in which the aid should not be worn. They include high noise environments, hunting, target shooting, lawn mowing, swimming and showering.

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HealthSouth CRRN Certified Registered “Celebrating Top 10 Clinical Rank- All HealthSouth Hospitals2 Consecutive Years!” Rehabilitation Nurse Patrick Meyer (right) is a former patient at Brain Injuries Can Be Life-Changing; Health

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap. Pat had inpatient and outpatient therapy at HealthSouth been proven that following a brain injury. HeIt’s recently visited working with HealthSouth Physical Therapist Erikwith a CRRN during rehabilitation Andresen (left), one of the inpatient therapists can make a real in your recovery who helped Pat learn to walkdifference again.

Choosing the Right Rehabilitation is Key Patrick Meyer considered himself a healthy 24-year-old. Then one night while in his bedroom, out of nowhere, he had a seizure. “I remember lying on my bedroom floor, pounding my fist on the hardwood, hoping that my roommate downstairs would hear me and come help.” Thanks to quick responses by friends and emergency medical professionals, Pat was life-flighted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he had brain surgery to stop the bleeding and remove a blood clot. Pat’s family learned that his seizure was due to a brain hemorrhage; he had a condition called arteriovenous malformation, or AVM, of the brain. AVM is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, and most people never have symptoms. A weakened area of the AVM can start to bleed, which is what happened to Patrick. After surgery, Pat was placed in a drug-induced coma to allow the brain to start healing. When he woke from the coma, he could recognize his parents, his brother and his girlfriend, but the brain hemorrhage left him paralyzed on the entire left side of his body. When it was time for rehabilitation, doctors at UPMC recommended HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap, where Pat stayed for five weeks as an inpatient. “I remember waking up in a HealthSouth patient room, with my left arm stuck in a flexed/ bent position,” says Pat. I was confused, I had no short-term memory, and I could not move my entire left side, including my face.” At HealthSouth, he started physical, occupational and speech therapy – up to three hours a day. While Pat does not remember his first day of therapy, he can tell the story, thanks to his family who looked on as he began his rehabilitation. “On my first day, I was in a wheelchair, and my neck was too weak to hold up my head. Physical Therapist Rob Haviland bent down and whispered something in my ear. Then he put a gait belt on me, lifted me up and walked me around the therapy gym. I wish that I had a video of what we looked like that day. What a great reminder that would be, of how far I have come.” Walking in physical therapy is one of Pat’s best memories of his rehabilitation at HealthSouth. “I was in a wheelchair for so long; walking around the gym with the physical therapists gave me a mission,” Pat explains. “I went from a walker to a four-point cane, and then to a single point cane. Physical therapists also worked with me so that I could climb stairs again.” In Occupational Therapy, Pat worked with his hands, practicing regular activities of daily living, which is an important part of a patient’s readiness to go home. Pat adds, “The nurses also seemed to know just how to work with me and my brain injury. I used to wear this thing on my left hand to keep it open, otherwise it would just close shut. It was hard to sleep with, and sometimes, in frustration, I would rip it off and throw it on the empty bed next to mine.” He laughs, “Beth Russell [certified rehabilitation registered nurse] used to say to me, ‘You’re young; you don’t want your hand to be that way for the rest of your life. Now let’s put it back on.’ She was caring, yet clear about what was important,” Pat explains. “I needed that to stay focused and motivated.” “I also went through a period, as an inpatient, when I would have bad dreams - night terrors - and they were actually memories of what really I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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happened to me. I wouldspecialize wake up screaming,” Pat recalls. During that time, in rehabilitative Rehab Nursing Technician Conjetta King would stay in the room with Pat, to care, helping apply help comfort him when he awakened. Patpatients says, “I would wake up screaming, skillsthere learned therapy and Conjetta would be right besideinme. I used to to say, ‘Conjetta, you would make a great mom,’ and she would and say, ‘I am a mom!’” activities suchsmile as dressing, After five weeks as a HealthSouth inpatient, Patwhile was discharged, bathing and eating, also graduating to outpatient therapy. Holly Montarsi, certified occupational therapy medical safety assistant, describes Pat’smeeting progress:their “When Pat came to us in Outpatient needs. Offering level ofacare knowledge Therapy, he wasthis walking with cane.and Therapists focused on neuromuscular re-education, balance, coordination exercises, as well signifies a special commitment toand the strengthening CRRN as speed with walking,” says Montarsi. “Near the end of profession and to HealthSouth patients, improvinghis treatment, he was racing the therapists around the gym, and walking while carrying and outcomes balancing every objects day. in his left hand.” Outpatient Occupational Therapy focused on helping Pat with activities of daily living. Montarsi explains, “We provided to help withCRRNs range of and motion in his shoulder. We Weneuromuscular are proud ofstimulation our HealthSouth also had him perform many reaction time tasks, coordination and balance applaud their commitment to a higher level of care. activities, and visual/perception exercises. She adds, “Pat’s positive attitude helped him get through it; I amKathy proud of him for all that he has overcome.” Traci Curtorillo Eminhizer Throughout Pat’s surgery and rehabilitation, he had the support of many Sharon Poorman Ron Yeich loved ones. His mother, Nancy Meyer of Aaronsburg, reflects on their Deb Smoyer “Pat received first-rate Jessica experience: careCoudriet as an inpatient and an outpatient Crystal McCalebNittany Valley.Hema at HealthSouth I don’tSingh know how we would have made it through this traumatic time without support and kindness of the entire Brenda Ryder Marythe Cronin staff.” SusanPatDabby Slemons Doreen Snyder sums up his feelings about the experience: “I kind of love HealthSouth, Barb Myers Beth Russell because being here, I knew I was going to heal. This place, and the people, gave me the chance to take the next step, literally, and get back to a ‘new normal.’” Disease-Specific Care Certification by HealthSouth Nittany Valley Heart holds Disease-Specific Certification by The Joint Commission in Stroke, the Joint Commission for its Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. Nurse Failure and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Manager and Brain Injury Program Champion Sharon Poorman, CRRN™, leads monthly Brain Injury Support Group at HealthSouth. To learn more, * Source: call us at (814) 359-3421.

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Clothes Mentor — Be Frugal — Look Fabulous! Just about one year ago, a new kind of clothing experience opened its doors in State College PA. Since that time, thousands of women have walked through the doors of Clothes Mentor located in State College. Whether to buy or to sell ---the success of this store relies heavily on the continued support and loyalty of these customers. Clothes Mentor rewards these patrons with daily specials and weekend events that are promoted on their Facebook page. “Our facebook page has been a terrific way to keep our fans up to date with special events and new arrivals.” Says Edie Binkley store owner, “Since its launch, The State College Clothes Mentor Facebook page has grown to over 800 fans!” If you haven’t discovered this fashion mecca—we urge you to do so as soon as possible!

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Ready, Get Set, Garden! It’s easier than ever to grow a beautiful garden! There is so much information Create your own garden in 5 Easy Steps available through books, magazines and the internet that the mystery is almost

completely removed from this fun and relaxing hobby, even for the novice. One of the only mysteries that remains is why doesn’t everyone try it? Even when yard space is limited a garden is within reach. Window boxes give your home an instant, colorful cottage look. Container gardening provides a portable, compact and simple way to garden, and is great if you are limited to a balcony, deck or patio. Raised gardens are an excellent way to make gardening accessible to those with mobility challenges, bringing the garden surface is closer to the gardener. Raised gardens also provide great drainage, so if your area is extremely wet, or seems to be solid rock, this is a great solution. There’s no such thing as ‘no place to garden’! All you need to do is take that first step down the garden path.

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Step 1: Pick the place before the plant. For a first garden it’s best to start small and expand as you gain confidence and competence. Add curb appeal to your home and plan to install a few plants that will frame your front door, or bring charm to a bland lawn with a small flowering garden surrounding your light post or patio. Plant a patch of several herbs and veggies near your kitchen door, in a sunny spot, handy for snipping a few sprigs of rosemary or basil to enjoy with fresh, homegrown tomatoes! Step 2: Analyze the area. Now list important factors such as hours of sunlight your site receives, if it’s windy, average moisture levels and special challenges such as hungry deer and rabbits, rocky areas, road salt runoff or walnut trees. These factors can doom your gardening project unless you choose the right plants. The most important consideration is soil, which provides the conditions and nutrients plants need to thrive. Have a soil test done through the nearest Cooperative Extension office for a nominal fee. Go to the website and click on your county to find the closest office. They’ll walk you through the process and advise you on how to act on the test results and make suggestions to improve your soil.

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Step 3: Prepare for planting. Assemble the tools you will need, such as a shovel, trowel, rake, wheelbarrow, watering hose and gloves. If planting in your yard, make an outline of where to dig. If you use your garden hose for this, you can preview and adjust what it will look like without making permanent marks. For a pleasing shape, distinct curves or straight lines are generally best. Remove any plant material within this zone down to bare earth, including roots. Add a 3” or thicker layer of topsoil, composted manure or vegetation, or other soil amendments recommended in your soil test as needed. Dig the new garden area about 18” deep and mix well.

Warning: Gardening may become addictive! Though it’s simple to achieve great success with relatively little experience, this is a subject which can take a lifetime to master. To learn more, attend upcoming gardening workshops, informative talks by Master Gardeners, and offer to help experienced friends and neighbors with their projects. There may be perennials to share along with wisdom and advice, and the opportunity to cultivate great friendships!

Step 4: Peruse, plan, and purchase appropriate plants. Next, visit a local full service nursery like Fox Hill Gardens where plants are healthy and receive excellent care. Be sure to bring the list of growing conditions and challenges with you. Nursery tags indicate plant preferences for sun/shade, moisture, maximum size, etc. Get ideas and see what you like. Ask the friendly expert staff for advice on plant choices. You may want to return to your planting area, and look at it again to decide how many of each type of plant you’ll purchase when you return to the nursery. Keep in mind how big your selections will be at maturity. It’s important not to overcrowd them to avoid disease issues later.

Fox Hill Gardens is a local full service nursery and landscape business located in State College, PA. We carry a variety of unusual evergreens, Japanese maples, trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as seasonal annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, fruiting plants and fruit trees. We specialize in shade, wildlife and native plants, and can help you choose plants for even the most difficult or challenging areas of your landscape. If you need to place a special order, request a consultation or design, or contact us for any reason, please call or e-mail and leave a message. Our friendly and expert sales staff return to the public sales area April 1st, and look forward to helping you find the perfect selections!

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Step 5: Place the plants. Arrange the plants while still in their pots until you are pleased with the design. Dig holes twice as wide as the pot, but no deeper. Gently remove a plant from its container, and loosen roots so they can spread outward. Place the root ball into the hole and fill with soil, pressing firmly, but don’t pack it down. Make sure to keep the soil level where it was when the plant was in the pot, or the stem will be subject to rot. Water thoroughly, encouraging deep root development, until the plant is established. Pull out all weeds by the roots as they appear. To retain moisture, suppress weeds and build organic material in the soil, mulch ornamental gardens with bark mulch for a crisp, professional look. Be sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk or stem. March // April April 2012 2012 March

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Going To Court – Tips For Your Court Hearing mom and dad are testifying. Always address the Court as “Your Honor.” Treat all courtroom personnel with respect and dignity as they are extensions of the Court. When inside the Courtroom: You must stand each time the Court commences or adjourns. Recording devices are not permitted in courtrooms as any transcripts of the court proceedings are performed by the official court reporter. Turn off your mobile phones. Remove any of your hats or sunglasses, unless for medical or religious reasons. Do not bring any food or drink into the courtroom. During the proceedings, it is important to remain calm. This is not the time for jokes as this is a serious matter. There are to be no outbursts of emotion and absolutely no yelling. There is to be no facial expressions that show disdain for what anyone is saying. During the proceedings, it is best to only talk to your lawyer quietly when no one else is talking. The lawyer cannot listen to both you and the witness at the same time. Use a pen and paper to communicate anything to your lawyer. Going to Court is difficult. If you are going to go through this difficult process, make sure you have a purpose and that you are maximizing your chances for success.

We try hard to work things out, but inevitably, there will come a time when the only way to resolve differences is to have a judge resolve the dispute. The most important thing for you to do is to:

Be prepared. Meet with your lawyer in advance of your hearing. If you are going to testify, know what questions he or she is going to ask. Know how you are going to answer these questions. For example, “I want primary custody” is not a helpful response. What is helpful is “these are the days that the children should be spending with me, and these are the days that the children will be spending with the other parent.” Know what areas the lawyer wants to bring to the court’s attention. Also, do not assume your lawyers knows as much as you. They most assuredly do not! Tell the lawyer what areas you think are important and discuss the matter. If your lawyer refuses to bring up what you believe to be an important matter, then you should consider a different lawyer. When testifying, you must be firm, confident and direct. Answers that begin with “I think” or “I believe” are not helpful to your case. Now is the time for you to tell the Judge what you know. Arrive at court: You should arrive at least 30 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time to find parking, get through courthouse security and to find the courtroom. If you have any problems finding the right courtroom, ask court staff. It is appropriate to bring a family member or friend (who is over the age of 18) to sit with you and provide support. However, your support person cannot sit with you at the table with your lawyer and cannot speak on your behalf. Respect the court: While there are no rules about what to wear in court, court is a formal place and you should dress accordingly. Wear something that respects the court but something that you are also comfortable wearing. Usually this is something that is both neat and conservative. For women, this usually means, no high heel shoes, no short skirts, and limit makeup and jewelry. If you are to cry in court, you do not want your makeup to ‘run.’ You want the judge to remember you, not your clothing. Generally, courts are not appropriate places for children. Please make other arrangements for your child’s care when you come to court. The only exception to this is if the child is going to testify. And if the child is going to testify, make sure that your child is not in the courtroom when I read it in the Women’s Journal!

We are committed to the thorough understanding of your legal goals. With this understanding, we can develop a practical strategy and provide sound advice so that the impact of these events will be minimized and you can go on with your life with the least amount of obstacles blocking your new path.

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Did you ever see yourself staring in a book? Life is full of great adventures and we are looking for your ‘first time’ great adventure stories. Did you just bake your first cake from scratch? Can you remember when you caught your first fish? Did you go bungee-jumping? Are you 59 years old and just took your first airplane ride? Did you just give birth to triplets? Have you achieved one of your bucket wishes? Tell us about it and get your story in print. The Women’s Journal is putting together a book, titled: My First Time: Stories of Life Adventures. And, we are looking for YOUR STORY. Share a story about YOUR first time, a story about one of your life adventures, in 500 words or less. Select a category that fits your story (see list) and send it in a Word document or the body of an email to:


When’s the LAST time YOU did something for the FIRST TIME. Share your story – see it in Tell us about it. Original stories only – TWJ maintains rights to publish and edit. Your story has never been in print before. One story per person please. The book is planned to be released in Fall 2012, in time for holiday gift giving. BONUS: As an added incentive, submit your story today for the opportunity to have it appear in a future Women’s Journal issue as we collect the book stories. If you need assistance with the telling of your story, please let us know and someone will assist you with your submission. Deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2012. All stories are subject to editing for space.


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Retirement – How Much Income Can You Afford? By Judy L. Loy, ChFC® and CEO of Nestlerode & Loy, Inc., an investment firm celebrating their 75th year and located in Centre County

would pull only $4,800. Adjusting the withdrawal rate to reflect the market conditions can help sustain the portfolio value but can be difficult for people used to a more predictable income level. However, it is similar to the working years in that if you did not get that bonus or your salary level was frozen, you would adjust your standard of living to accommodate the reality. In this way, you are doing the same in retirement. Over time, the account would grow as would the income to be drawn, just not in a straight line. If the numbers don’t work for the preferred withdrawal rates and the type of activities you dream of enjoying in retirement, the answer may be retiring later or working part time in retirement. Both of these delay the need to pull a higher withdrawal rate and give retirement savings time to continue growing. Also, the length of time the retiree’s portfolio would be needed in retirement would get shorter thus increasing the chance it would last. There are many other options employed to sustain retirees throughout retirement. The best thing to do is to plan ahead. Begin to look at your desires for retirement and what it will take to get there before the time comes. This will give you more options in retirement and a more comfortable outlook when the time comes.

When getting closer or moving into retirement, many investors look to supplement their social security or pension income with income from IRA accounts. In looking toward the retirement portion of their lives, the main questions retirees must ask: Can I sustain my standard of living, will my money last through retirement and how much can I take from my investments every year? For women, this is particularly important. 80% of women will need to take care of their own finances at some time in their lives and the latest statistics say that women live longer than men by 5.2 years on average. The withdrawal rate is important because it can have a long-term effect on the viability of your retirement savings. If you take too much money early in retirement, you may run out of funds later in life. Yet, if you take too little early on, you might not be able to enjoy that money later as much as you could when you were comparatively healthier and more active. The answer to the question of safe withdrawal levels depends on many things. One of the most important is the allocation within an investor’s portfolio. For instance, if you are risk averse and only want ‘guaranteed’ investments, such as Certificate of Deposits (CDs), Bonds and Savings, you will need to adjust your withdrawal rate to a lower amount while interest rates are this low and realize there is no way you are keeping up with inflation. For the current length of retirement (which averages 21 years), it is crucial to keep pace with inflation. This means allocating among bonds, real estate, commodities and, yes, stocks. With traditional diversification such as this, the customary withdrawal rate is 4%. This means that if your portfolio is worth $100,000 you can pull $4,000 (or 333.33/month). Annually, the amount withdrawn can be increased by a 3% inflation rate (2nd year withdrawal $4,120) to maintain your standard of living. This 4% withdrawal rate has been time tested and gives the retiree a comfort level that the money will last 30 years. Global financial services firm T. Rowe Price estimates that there is an 88% chance of the money lasting 30 years by using the 4% rate. This payout rate keeps the retiree feeling secure long-term, but it can be difficult living on 4% of a smaller portfolio. Many retirees use a higher withdrawal rate to maintain their standard of living. Another option is to pull 5% from the portfolio and adjust to that same rate at the beginning of each year. For example, if retirement savings are worth $100,000, you would pull $5,000 in the first year. At the end of the first year, let us assume the markets did badly and the value of the account is $96,000. So in the second year the retiree I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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What Keeps You From Going to the Dentist... Accepting New Patients

At Carnicella & Associates we truly have two ways to take the fear out of going to the dentist.

Most people are afraid of needles—so how about needleless “novacaine”? The STA (single tooth anesthesia) Single Tooth delivery system is NOT a Anesthesia shot. Ti drips the anesthetic next to the tooth, numbing S Y S T E M it, without a shot. No numb tongues, lips, or cheeks. No drooling or word slurring. This technology is amazing and not available at most offices. If it really isn’t the needle or shot and you are truly afraid or anxious for no reason, medicine is an option. However, valium scares some people. So why not try hypnosis? Carnicella & Associates now has a licensed hypno-therapist on staff to alleviate all of your worries and fears without having to use medicines. Hypnosis is a state of physical relaxation accompanied and induced by mental concentration. The benefits to Hypnosis can also aid in dieting, quitting smoking, and decreasing dental fears. At Carnicella & Associates we want to change your mind about dentistry. The STA will do that...or we can just alter your mind about dentistry! A Different Kind of Dental Relationship When you visit us, our first goal is to establish a feeling of trust. Our job is to listen to you, respect you, educate you, and not judge your decisions. The doctor understands you might be anxious about the process of receiving dental care. Therefore, she makes it a point to carefully explain your proposed treatment plan and unhurriedly answer all your questions. Only then will she take you gently through your treatment. Modern dentistry has many techniques, local anesthetics, and relaxation methods to increase your comfort. The more involved you are in making your dental health decisions, the less room there is for fear and uncertainty.


Join Our Dental Family of Friends! We would love the opportunity to show you what truly exceptional dental care is all about. Our goal is to provide our patients with care that lasts a lifetime, and we are always very happy to have new patients become part of our family. Our entire team has received special training in providing comfortable, quality dental care, and we love what we do! We welcome the opportunity to offer second opinions, and we strive to treat emergencies that day.

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"I am so proud to announce my father, James E. Carnicella (class '73), has been nominated for the Board of Trustees. Although, all of the candidates, including my dad, have love and loyalty for PSU, he possesses the professional qualifications to manage a public organization and challenge the status quo. My family's love of Penn State brought me to this area, please vote for him, and allow my dad to serve and represent you." ~ Nicole Carnicella

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What does a Med-Spa Really Mean? Come to The Spa at Kenlee and Find Out

the Baltimore School of Massage in 2004. After graduation Dee moved to Centre County and worked in the professional clinic at the Mount Nittany School of Natural Health until it closed in spring of 2011. Dee is also a licensed hypnotist and Reiki master.

The Spa at Kenlee is located in beautiful central Pennsylvania. The Spa at Kenlee offers you a complete spa experience. With our state-of-the-art treatments and inviting atmosphere you will be able to escape into a world of relaxation. Our stunning views and unsurpassed quality is unlike any other in the area. We are proud to offer in-depth consultations to each and every client in order to help you customize your experience. Our Spa Experts will guide you through your treatments to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. Your experience with us will provide you with beauty and health from the inside out. A spa makes you feel better, medical treatments actually make you better. You will receive medical grade treatments, but not in a doctor office setting. You will be pampered while you achieve real cosmetic improvements. Allow our team to show you why we are calm, couture, and cosmetic.

Lindsay grew up living in State College with her family. She has stayed active with sports and giving back to the community she loves. Due to her desire to help people she decided to pursue a career in massage, and has graduated from the Mount Nittany Institute with a certification in massage in 2005. Lindsay has been practicing massage for over 10 years working in various locations throughout the area. She enjoys learning as much as she can about the human body. She has extended her skills to over 20 modalities and hopes to be able to continue expanding her knowledge of massage.

Allow us to introduce you to our team:

Phillip is the nail technician. He started his career working at Cosmetic Retail in Houston Texas over 6 years ago and eventually moved into nails. Phillip has always paid attention to current trends, interests, and ideas. Phillip’s philosophy is that “everyone requires something different.” Not everyone works, interacts, and uses their hands and feet in the same manner, so thusly, he strives to provide service and products in exactly that same way. Phillip specializes in Revolutionary Gel Manicures and Pedicures with attention to every single detail possible to make a lasting impression.

Our estheticians are Samantha and Lashelle. Samantha was born and raised in New Jersey. Samantha fell into Esthetics when she realized she did not want to be an architect any longer. Luckily she realized that her true passion for skin care and really enjoyed it. Samantha went to Lia Schorr Institute of Skin Care in Manhattan and graduated in early 2008. She is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She had previously owned a small spa in New Jersey and also worked at an established spa in New York. Samantha has a passion for everything that she does and enjoys learning and expanding her skills.

Come visit The Spa at Kenlee and talk to one of our spa experts to see what a true Med Spa experience means.

Lashelle grew up in Bellefonte, moved away for a few years and decided to move back to raise their family. Lashelle has a four year degree in health studies and decided to pursue a career in esthetics. Lashelle received her esthetician license from Altoona Beauty School. She has several years of experience working in Medical spas with many different services. She enjoys expanding her skills and spending time with her husband and children.

Please contact us today to discuss our available services and schedule your appointment.

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Centre LifeLink EMS

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with New Medical Alert System, Centre EMS On Call One out of every three adults 65 and older fall each year. If you or a loved one fell, would you have immediate assistance? Now, help is just a click away! Maintain your independence safely. Centre LifeLink EMS is now offering Centre EMS On Call, the medical alert system that offers three levels of service at the lowest prices in the industry!

When the subscriber presses the pendent, they will be connected to an EMD certified dispatcher who will either contact a family member, or if needed, local emergency medical, police, or fire services. Some features include: • Emergency Medical Dispatch certified staff to answer calls 24/7/365

To meet each subscriber’s individual needs, Centre EMS On Call offers three different levels of service. The Home System provides a traditional two-way voice system through the base station and is ideal for those who have a small single-story home, or those who typically stay in a few rooms of the house. The Home and Yard System provides extended range with two-way voice through a pendant. This system allows the subscriber to install speakers in multiple rooms and is ideal for those who spend time in the yard or garden. Finally, the Nationwide Cellular System offers full-time protection for subscribers who enjoy traveling. This system provides access to help at home, and away from home complete with GPS technology.



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The new service was started after countless 911 calls among local, older residents who live independently. “We have cases where the son or daughter come home and find mom or dad lying on the floor,” said Kent Knable, EMS Chief. “They wish there would’ve been something where they could’ve contacted someone right away.” And now, they can.


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WIC Works with You to Celebrate National Nutrition Month! WIC Works With Your Family to Celebrate National Nutrition Month “Working for WIC for 16 years, I have has being a WIC Nutritionist enabled me to help parents make good feeding decisions “I was “Not happyonly to receive a had the opportunity to help many for their I have gained at phone call fromfamilies, a client’sbut I have been able to use the knowledge and experience families set small goals.WIC One family grandmother, who comes to better nourish my own family.” Jamie, WIC Nutritionist (Lewistown) started riding bikes together every with her to appointments. weekend, children started asking for She called just to tellasme “By working a WIC nutritionist I honestly feel like my professional life is helping me to achieve my times, vegetables at meal and snack that she had tried the Apple moms choose to breastfeed their personal goal. I help people every day. I feel rewarded in a way that monetary compensation Salad recipe that was on babies, parents quit smoking. It’s could never make me feel!” Natalie, WIC Nutritionist (Lewistown) the handout that I had given rewarding to see that you’ve made a her at the last appointment positive difference in someone’s life.” This makes me feel like I am doing my job when someone QR Code for national nutrition month campaign, -Sara , W I C Nutritionist calls to let me know that view our youtube radio commercial. they tried something and (Lebanon) they liked it.”

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March / April 2012

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Get Organized!

With Spring almost upon us, you’re probably craving some new outfits right about now. But before you cram one more piece of clothing in your closet, think about cleaning it up a bit. Here are a few tips to help: Use it or lose it You know it’s true: there are some things in your closet that you’ll never wear again. This is the perfect time to ditch those wastes of valuable Jeff Ulmer, Owner space. Try using these guidelines... • Anything with a stain that won’t ever come up, regardless of what detergent you try • Anything with a hole that can’t be hidden or mended • Anything that makes you think, “Ugh, I hate how this looks on me,” when you actually wear it • Anything that has purely “sentimental” value (it’s just a piece of clothing. You’ll live without it) • Anything that will fit you just as soon as you start up that diet again Put it away (the right way) There are lots of ways to stash your clothing, but you want to do it the right way. Even if you’re working with limited space, try the following: • Store seasonal items away – give the primo space to things you actually wear • Try to maintain a balance of items - when you add something, see if there’s something worn or old that you can take away • Don’t hang your sweaters or knits; instead, fold them to help them retain their shape • Group similar items together (pants, jackets, etc.) to help you assemble outfits quickly Don’t force it! Unless your closet has been “maximized” (something we do at Closet Plus) no amount of massaging can fit 25 feet of clothing into a 15-foot closet. If you have too many “must keep” clothes for your closet’s space, stuffing everything in is not helpful - you’ll only create a headache for yourself later. Instead, consider a closet organization system. One last tip…. At the beginning of a season reverse all of the hangers that have clothes on for that season. Once you wear an item turn the hanger back the correct way. At the end of the season all of those items that have not been put back the correct way should be given to good will. No cheating! Whether you need a pro to organize your space or just want some ideas of your own, stop by one of our showrooms in Mifflinburg and Selinsgrove. Make this the season you get organized. Call Closets Plus Today For a free Design Consultation570 742 7529 888 649 2969 or Visit us online at We know you will be glad you did! You can also “like” us on Facebook to keep up to date on new offerings March / April 2012

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...the answer! Jeff, The closets are wonderful! Your company slogan, “Helping you get your life well organized”, is perfect. We are so pleased with your product. I have switched from being reluctant of people seeing inside my disorganized closets to showing them off! Thanks for your time, efficiency, kindness, and great product. ~ Cheryl

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Technology Ask Livi Tip #5: Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning It would make you really happy to know that spring is right around the corner and that we are expecting a beautiful time of the year - very shortly! As spring brings warmer days, it also brings the cleaning chores with it. While some of us are too busy with family and work and do the bare minimum, others use this as an excuse to do a full makeover. I would like to remind you, ladies, that your computers will appreciate some TLC as well. You don't have to “upgrade the RAM”, or “Reload the Operating System” to show your

computers some love and give yourselves a peace of mind, knowing it is in better shape. If you are not sure how to clean your computers or what to use, read the instructions in the yellow box to the right, and feel free to contact me for questions (or bring it into one of our stores).

I wish us all a beautiful & refreshing spring! -Livi _______________________________________ To submit your questions or comments please e-mail:

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Can of Compressed air (to blow away dust inside the computer)

Cleaning Liquid: Rubbing alcohol or mild cleaning agent

Cotton swabs & Paper/ Cloth towel

Important! Spray the liquid on the towel first , then wipe and you are good to go, good luck! Remember, you can call me with any questions: 814-308-8404

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Permanent Makeup & Tattoo Removal

Are you tired of putting on your makeup everyday? Is There a Tattoo that you wish you have never Gotten? Thinking of Removing that Tattoo

is sometimes needed 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment. This appointment will fine tune the details of the final look. With Permanent Makeup re-enhancements or maintenance may be desired for some people (5-10 Eyeliner years). Depending on the bodys ability to hold pigment. Is It painful? Topical Anesthetics are applied to numb the area and provide comfort to ensure a perfect procedure. There may be a minimal discomfort. Please contact me today at (814) 339-6823 or email mollyhammer@ to set up an appointment and Mention Women’s Journal

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EliminInk Tattoo Removal is a unique system utilizing the latest binding technology for safe removal of unwanted tattoos. There are numerous reasons for the use of EliminInk in removing Tattoos. 1. Permanent makeup Corrections. 2. Unwanted Name. 3. Gang Related tattoos. 4. Tattoo markings for radiation. 5. Tattoo redsign. 6. Impulsive decisions. These are only a few reasons. EliminInk is designed to bond with the original tattoo ink/pigment, and then draw the ink to the surface. DermRenu, a scar inhibitor which is built into the ElininInk solution (as well as being a stand-alone product that is used as part of the after-care program) is designed to minimize or prevent scarring. How it works and will it be painful? Through a specially formulated process, Eliminink "bonds" with all permanent makeup pigments and tattoo ink, thereby resulting in a tattoo removal procedure that is noncolor dependent, unlike that of a laser, which is color dependent. This, in turn, greatly increases the potential for successful tattoo removal and decreases the overall number of treatment sessions required (as compared to what is frequently required when using the laser technique). The Eliminink Tattoo Removal System works much like the original tattooing process. The EliminInk solution is applied using a tattoo over procedure. However, instead of applying ink or pigment this time, EliminInks specially formulated solution bond with the original tattoo ink, and then draws the ink to the skin's surface. You will have some pain associated with this procedure, no more than when you got the tattoo, so if removing a tattoo is what you want then you will have to endure it.

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Lorie’s Beauty Salon has been in business for 11 years and is now offering tattoo removal and permanent make-up. Lorie is certified in EliminINK Tattoo Removal, Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and Micro-Pigmentation Centre Certified Professional. She has added these two new services to her already busy Salon that offers:

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What Permantent Makeup pigment composed of? Pigments are made of Iron Oxide base colorants. These colorants have been used in the cosmetic industry for years and are found in candy, confectionary pills. How is Permanent makeup performed? Sterilized, Eyebrow disposable needles are used to implant desire color or remove color into the dermis layer of the skin. Will I need a follow up appointment? Yes a touch up appointment March / April 2012

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Don’t Miss a Beat in 2012:

Get the Facts About Fats and Heart Health (ARA) With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to listen to your heart and get the right kinds of fats into your daily diet. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming polyunsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fatty acids, for heart health. But what are these “good fats” and how do you make them a part of your daily nutrition program?

of omega-3s. For those who do not eat significant amounts of fish due to dietary preferences, allergies, a vegetarian lifestyle or worries about potential ocean-borne pollutants, there are DHA/EPA supplements made from algae. One such supplement is Schiff MegaRed Plant-Omega, which is made from a vegetarian and sustainable source of DHA and EPA - algae. To learn more, visit


: How much DHA/EPA should I get in my diet?

“Hundreds of studies from prestigious groups like the National Institutes of Health and universities like Harvard and Tufts, repeatedly and consistently show that when you add omega-3-rich foods or supplements to the diet, you help to lower your risk for heart disease,” says Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy.” “One important step is making sure your diet is packed with hearthealthy omega-3s. The omega-3s in fatty fish, especially DHA, keep blood vessels squeaky clean and reduce inflammation. They lower heart disease risk; raise HDLs - the good cholesterol; help stabilize the heartbeat and reduce blood clots, thereby curbing the risk for heart attack and stroke.”

A: If you’re not getting at least two servings a week of salmon, mackerel, herring or

sardines, and you’re not loading foods fortified with an algal-based DHA onto your plate, then make sure to take at least 220 milligrams of DHA in pill form. According to the American Heart Association, people with documented coronary heart disease (CHD) are advised to consume about one gram of EPA and DHA per day. Brenda M. Montrella, N.D., CNC, CNHP your doctor of naturopathy and owner of Everything Natural Store and Everything Natural Wellness Center in Altoona looks forward to helping you achieve better health. Please call or visit our store for more information.

Somer answers some questions about heart health:


: What are the main differences between “good fats” and “bad fats?”

A: We often hear that Americans eat too much fat, while people in other parts of the world aren’t eating enough. The truth is that, regardless of fat intake, very few people are eating the right fats. Fats to avoid are saturated and trans fats, which are solid at room temperature - like butter. In contrast, consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids - specifically omega-3s DHA and EPA found in fatty fish - are important for brain, eye and cardiovascular health.


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: Doesn’t my body make all of the omega-3s needed to help maintain a strong heart?

A: Many experts have indicated that the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are essential nutrients due to the limited ability of our body to make enough of them and because of their beneficial health effects. That’s why we must get these nutrients from the foods we eat and supplements. The main dietary source of DHA and EPA is coldwater fish, such as salmon. Unfortunately, studies show the American diet includes far less than the ideal amount of DHA and EPA. For example, an average U.S. diet contains less than 100 milligrams of DHA per day. That is well below one expert’s recommendation of at least 220 milligrams of DHA per day. Studies show that the more omega-3s you consume, the healthier your heart.


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: What if I don’t like eating fish - are there other ways to get DHA and EPA into my diet?


A: The most common sources of DHA and EPA omega-3s are fatty fish and fish


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Great Food

e Whistle Stop h t t a g n i r p S e t R e s t a u r a n t a r b e l e C

To dine in a place loaded with history and different from any other, with Chef inspired creations, The Whistle Stop is a short, pleasant driving destination from any location.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17

St Paddy’s Day Luncheon; 11am – 3pm Shepherd’s Pie – includes choice of creamy cole slaw or apple sauce St Paddy’s Dinner Favorites; 4pm – 9pm Slow Roasted Prime Rib- The best anywhere! Barbecued Irish Sausage-boiled in beer and grilled with a tangy sauce & served with tomato relish Potato Crusted Salmon- lemon & dill seasoned and pan seared with Shredded potatoes Homemade Potato Leek & Cheddar Cheese soup Try our tasty Irish sides O’brien Potatoes & Spiced Carrots and Apples Top off your meal with a slice of Shamrock Pie Crème de Menthe Chiffon in Oreo crust

Traditional Irish music is sure to lift your spirits Bring your own wine or beer

Celebrate Easter

Sunday April 8 11am to 3pm

Traditional Smoked Ham, Baked Garlic & Herb Tilapia Strawberries & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Call Marcia for details and reservations 364-2544 The Whistle Stop is located on Route 144 in Centre Hall, Centre County, just 15 minutes from State College and 25 minutes from Lewistown. Hours are; Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 8pm: Friday and Saturday, 11am to 9pm; Sunday, 11am to 7pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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