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									October / November 2011
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 contents
departments                                        14 CANCER GIVES YOU POWER
                                                   by Karen Barbosa, O.D.
8 ASK THE PROFESSIONAL                             Overcoming your battle with the disease
10 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
                                                   16 HELPING YOUR LOVED ONES THROUGH CANCER
32 IMAGEine THIS                                   DIAGNOSIS
Beauty that gives back                             By Gail King
                                                   Advice that comes from the heart
36 SPOTLIGHT ON SPAS: THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA
Autumn in New England

40 SHERYL CROW
By Maria Orlando Pietromonaco
She’s “Anything But Down”

54 IMAGE EVENTS

57 HOSPITAL DIRECTORY
58 IMAGE DIRECTORY
A guide to some of the area specialists and what
procedures they offer


special section
Breast Cancer Awareness
12 OPTIMIZING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO FIGHT
DISEASE – EVEN CANCER
by Roxanne Carfora, D.O.
A recipe for breast health
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Contents                                                   26 SLIM YOUR SILHOUTETTE WTHOUT SURGERY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This Issue’s       contributors
                                                           By Mark Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.F.A.S.
                                                           New revolutionary treatment helps you lose
                                                           inches                                       Dr. Mark Illan SIlberMan attended Duke University, Georgetown University Medical School, and State University of New
                                                                                                        York – Downstate Medical Center. He completed Plastic Surgery training at Downstate Medical Center in New York. He is
                                                                                                        Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of
                                                           28 THINNING HAIR                             the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Silberman has been in private practice on Long Island for 24 years, with offices
                                                           by Ina Lutin, RN                             in Great Neck and Rockville Centre, and has clinical positions at nine area hospitals, including North Shore University Hospi-
                                                           The latest in laser hair rejuvenation        tal, Long Island Jewish Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Silberman specializes in cosmetic surgery as well as post-mas-
                                                                                                        tectomy breast reconstruction, and lectures frequently on these topics.
                                                                                                        Dr. Silberman serves as the medical advisor to IMaGe Publications.
                                                           30 REVOLUTIONARY HAIR COLOR
                                                           by Judith Caseley
                                                           The Geo Palette System
                                                                                                        Ina lutIn, rn,CPCP, FaaM has been involved with women’s health for more than 30 years as an OB/GYN nurse both in
                                                           34 ULTHERAPY                                 private practice and at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Her background in women’s health and her interest in beauty and skin
                                                           by Andrew Jacono, M.D.                       care were the catalysts in pursuing an aesthetics career. A board-certified permanent cosmetics specialist, Ina received her
                                                                                                        training at the world-renowned Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics and later at the Gustefella Institute. In addition, she
                                                           A non-surgical face and neck lift            has received numerous certifications in microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, IPL photofacial treatment as well as all
                                                                                                        phases of skin care. Advanced credentials in Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm and other dermal fillers. For more in-
                                                           38 IT ITCHES, IT BURNS                       formation call Ina at Women’s Health and Wellness, 718-281-1800.
                                                           by Gadi Avshalomov, M.D.
                                                           How to get rid of eczema
                                                                                                        SHarOn MOelIS is the Director of Fitness and Programming and the Medical Exercise Program Director at South Shore Fit-
                                                           42 FIRST IMPRESSIONS                         ness in Oceanside, New York. Her numerous certifications and specialties include Postural Alignment Therapy through
18 BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION                            by Sharon Moelis, CPT, MEPD                  Egoscue University, Post Rehabilitation/Medical Exercise Specialist through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and
                                                                                                        Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP), Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Corrective
by Thomas Davenport, M.D.                                  What your posture says about you             Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and numerous exercise subspecialties includ-
Knowing the Options                                                                                     ing from the Cancer Exercise Institute. Sharon is a Certified Personal Trainer and a member of IDEA and the Medical Fitness
                                                                                                        Association. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and an advanced degree in Holistic Nutrition
20 ORAL CANCER                                                                                          in affiliation with Columbia University.
By Barry Rozenberg, DDS
Causes, symptoms, and treatment of this disease
                                                                                                        Dr. GaDI avSHalOMOv is a diplomate of both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pe-
                                                                                                        diatrics. He is a graduate of N.Y.U. and Tel-Aviv University Medical School in Israel as well as a member of the American Academy
                                                                                                        of Allergy and Immunology. He is primarily in clinical practice, caring for adults and children who suffer from all manners of al-
                                                                                                        lergic and immunologic conditions. Dr. Avshalomov is on staff at North Shore-LIJ and Schneider Children’s Hospital. He has been
book review                                                                                             practicing for more than ten years on the north shore and his practice has distinguished itself by treating the full spectrum of al-
                                                                                                        lergies. He offers accurate and up to date methods for diagnosis of anything from seasonal allergies to asthma and eczema. In
                                                                                                        addition, Dr. Avshalomov diagnoses and treats conditions of the immune system. Treatment is always tailored for every patient
31 CHOOSE TO LIVE                                                                                       based on their condition and severity and his patients benefit from a very high success rate.
By Joyce O’Brien
Our journey from late-stage cancers to vibrant health
                                                                                                        Dr. karen barbOSa is a Cleveland Clinic, Fellowship trained, Board Certified breast surgeon. She received her Doctorate
                                                                                                        of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and pursued her residency in New York where
                                                                                                        she spent a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering during the course of her residency. During her time at Memorial Sloan Ketter-
                                                                                                        ing, the director of breast surgery encouraged her to pursue a career as a breast surgeon due to her compassion, patience
articles                                                                                                and love of people. Her achievements include establishing a successful breast program at a local hospital here on Long Island,
                                                                                                        public speaking, lecturing at national conferences, and she was awarded the Leaders of Excellence Award from the FACT
                                                                                                        Foundation. Dr. Barbosa has a private practice in Huntington, NY where she educates her patients and uses the latest state-
22 BEWARE OF ILLEGAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES                                                                of-the art diagnosis and treatments available. Her goal is to build an all-inclusive private breast center offering new tech-
by Karina Bibicheff, M.D.                                                                               nologies that are not currently available to patients on Long Island.
Making sure your Botox treatment is the real deal

24 FOOT FELONS                                                                                          Dr. anDrew JaCOnO is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a thriving practice on Long Island's Gold Coast and
by Evan Vieria, DPM                                                                                     in Manhattan. He is Section Head of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital Manhasset;
Prevention and treatment of these “dirty little secrets”                                                Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Assis-
                                                                                                        tant Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of The New York Cen-
                                                                                                        ter for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery in Great Neck, NY; author of the book FACE THE FACTS: The Truth About Facial Plastic
                                                                                                        Surgery Procedures that DO and Don't Work; and creator of J PAK SYSTEMS™, homeopathic remedies to help optimize heal-
                                                                                                        ing after aesthetic procedures. Dr. Jacono is is one of a small group of surgeons that has achieved Dual Board Certification in
                                                                                                        Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Jacono is one of only 37 surgeons in the United
                                                                                                        States that are Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Training Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and
                                                                                                        Reconstructive Surgeons
                                                           44 DIAGNOSING DIABETES
                                                           By Kellie Rodriguez, MSN, CDE, CPT
                                                           Facing reality with hope                     Dr. Mark SCHwartz is a Vein Specialist with more than 20 years experience. He is a Triple Board Certified General/Vas-
                                                                                                        cular Surgeon and Phlebologist, who is also RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) certified. He is the Med-
                                                                                                        ical Director of the North Shore Vein Center and North Shore Medical Spa, which specializes in the latest treatment of
                                                           46 COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT IN MEN               venous disease including varicose and spider veins, as well as aesthetic procedures for laser hair removal, body contour-
                                                           By David Schlessinger, M.D.                  ing and skin rejuvenation. His facility is AAAHC accredited and AAAASF certified. He is also a member of over 14 different
                                                           A growing trend                              related organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American College of Phlebology, the Amer-
                                                                                                        ican Venous Forum and the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit www.LongIslandVein.com or
                                                                                                        www.NorthShoreMediSpa.com.
                                                           48 MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
                                                           What is your mirror telling you every day?
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This Issue’s   contributors
                Dr. rOxanne CarFOra has been practicing Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine since 1993 on Long Is-
                land. She was an emergency room physician at St. Charles Hospital for 3 years and then continued her education in
                Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine, completing an additional 3-year fellowship while maintaining her practice. She
                became board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2007 and was one of the first doctors in the U. S.
                to have completed this new specialty. Her articles have been published in Newsday's Wellness Magazine and the Daily
                News. She also appeared on Channel 12 news. Dr. Carfora continues to lecture throughout the northeast on Health
                and Wellness. Visit www.drcarfora.com for further information.




                GaIl kInG, a life long resident of Long Island and a graduate of Dowling College and Stony Brook University, has
                written articles and appeared on radio and television discussing her role as Ms. Senior America. As a lyrical ballet
                dancer and motivational speaker, she has been invited to speak at venues across the United States speaking about
                overcoming breast cancer while drawing attention to the accomplishments of senior women.


                Dr. barry rOzenberG is the recent past chief of the Orofacial Pain/TMD service at NYU College of Dentistry,
                where he is presently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Sur-
                gery. Dr. Rozenberg is a fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and serves on their executive council. He
                procured his residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and then did one year of medical anesthesia at Albert Einstein's
                College of Medicine. He later received 2 years of advanced training at NYU in Orofacial Pain & TMJ disorders. Dr.
                Rozenberg is a diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management.
                He is also a member of the American Dental society and sits on the board of directors for the Nassau County Dental
                Society.


                Dr. tHOMaS DavenPOrt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Iona College and his MD degree from Yale
                University. He completed both his residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the Massachu-
                setts General Hospital, Harvard University Program. Dr. Davenport pursued specialty training in Cancer Reconstruc-
                tion and Cosmetic Surgery as a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City. He was awarded
                the prestigious Webster fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Dr. Davenport was also awarded an additional fel-
                lowship at Harvard University to work at the Shriner Burn Hospital for Children in the reconstruction of burn and ac-
                cident victims.


                Dr. DavID a. SCHleSSInGer is the Medical Director of Schlessinger Eye & Face. He is one of the few specialists
                in the world that specializes in both Cosmetic and Recosnstructive Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery and Neuro-Oph-
                thalmology. He attended Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh and completed a prestigious Fellowship at
                the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schlessinger is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and
                is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He limits his practice to Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and
                Neuro-Opthalmology and has been in practice since 1993. Dr. Schlessinger serves as the Director of Oculoplastic Sur-
                gery at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to teaching residents, he is called upon to see the most chal-
                lenging and difficult eyelid surgery cases. He performs reconstructive surgery for both trauma and cancer patients.
                For more information visit schlessingereyeandface.com



                Dr. evan a. vIeIra is a recent graduate of the three-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgery residency program
                at North Shore University Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics degree from
                Syracuse University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine. A Long
                Island native, he recently joined Associate Podiatrists of Roslyn and Huntington specializing in reconstructive and
                cosmetic surgery of the foot. He is a welcomed addition to the practice.


                kellIe rODrIGuez, M.S.n., C.D.e., C.P.t. is the Director of Patient Education at the DRI's Eleanor and Joseph
                Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center. She received her professional and educational training in Australia, where she at-
                tained her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and her Master of Health Science (Nursing) at Deakin Univer-
                sity. Prior to joining the DRI, Ms. Rodriguez managed a large, community-based diabetes practice and was an active
                member of both the State and National Australian Diabetes Educator Association. She is a member of the American
                Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and is very active in the local AADE Chapter, the Greater Miami Associa-
                tion of Diabetes Educators (GMADE), where she was past President and now currently holds the position of Vice
                President.


                Dr. karIna bIbICHeFF specializes in the latest European and American anti-aging technologies. She com-
                pleted her medical degree and training in both the United States and USSR. She is certified by the American
                Board of Internal Medicine and licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New York, New Jersey and Cali-
                fornia. Her anti-aging training includes a Fellowship in Geriatrics, certifications from the Canadian School of
                Mesotherapy, Advanced Mesotherapy training from Dr. Philippe Petit, International Society of Mesotherapy
                in Paris, France, Anti-Aging Face Treatments, Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation and Acne Treatment certifications
                from the American Academy of Dermatology, as well as certifications and advanced training in Injectable Cos-
                metic Fillers and Sclerotherapy. She has extensive experience in laser hair removal and hands on training in
                laser hipolysis. Dr. Bibicheff is a member of numerous medical societies and she uses her talent and training
                to help patients look and feel their best.
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    Q: My hands are aging much faster than my face is. I put so much care into my             Maria Orlando Pietromonaco
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    A: Unfortunately for many people visible signs of aging hands can occur even in           Jill Cohen
    their early 30s. These areas are also the most neglected, as years of daily chores        Randi Feldstein
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    are often treated with any hand lotion and nothing more. But thanks to the ad-
    vance in medical technology, there are numerous treatments available to restore           ADVISORY BOARD
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    radiesse: Radiesse is a dermal filler , a clear gel that is injected into the dermis to   Richard Liebowitz
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    new collagen; in result, the skin will rejuvenate itself over an extended period.
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    tive new treatment for hands that need additional help as they lose fat layers and        Ilene Wekselblatt
    begin to appear bony in addition to wrinkling. Fat transfer is a procedure that in-
    volves removing fat from one part of the body, such as the thigh, and painlessly          CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
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 A                              s we embark on IMAGE Magazine’s third year in pro-
                         duction I cannot help but reflect and notice how much
                         progress we have made and the impact our publication has
                         had on the community. IMAGE has been able to nationally
           reach and gain the attention of an age group that is young, vibrant, and
           for the most part, healthy, and make them understand that their health
           should not be taken for granted. We all need to live a healthy lifestyle
           so as we make the transition into our senior years we remain active and productive, maintaining our
           youth for as long as we can push ourselves. For our achievements we must thank the contributing doc-
           tors who believe in IMAGE and give of their time to educate our readers on everything from “Healthy
           Feet” and “Healthy Hearts” to “Anti-Aging” solutions both internally and externally.
                This issue is filled with articles on new products such as the Bioce skincare line, which I began using
           and my skin is loving, as well as a new at-home treatment called iGrow to help add fullness and body
           to thinning hair. New procedures are being provided at your Cosmetic Surgeon’s office, such as Ulther-
           apy Laser, for non-invasive facial rejuvenation and Vaser Shape for that sexy silhouette. And who should
           be administering your facial injectables? Look out for imposter Botox – and price should not be your de-
           termining factor.
                As we all know, October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” all over the world and at this time we
           include a yearly feature to enlighten our readers on prevention and treatment as well the latest ad-
           vances in Breast Cancer surgery and reconstruction. Close to 250,000 people across the country will be
           diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the number one reported cancer in the United States for
           women next to Lung Cancer. Research has been helping us tremendously, allowing more and more
           women to survive due to early detection. Educating women from an early age about the importance of
           self-examination and yearly doctor’s checkups and mammograms are key! Each year IMAGE Magazine
           walks at Jones Beach for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and if you have never participated then
           you are missing out on an amazing event. There are thousands upon thousands of men, women, chil-
           dren, and puppies walking the boardwalk, and the spirit and enthusiasm is unexplainable. I urge you all
           to walk with us or to find a Breast Cancer walk in your area if you do not live on Long Island. If you are
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    T h e     G o o d    F i g h t                                                                             3. Fish oil is very important for estrogen me-
                                                                                                               tabolism and general health. Especially if you
                                                                                                               live in the Northeast, in general we do not eat
                                                                                                               enough fish, which gives us the Omega 3s. This
                                                                                                               has been shown to decrease inflammation, help
                                                                                                               with the production of good estrogen, and bal-
                                                                                                               ance the brain. Doses vary according to pa-
                                       OPTIMIZING YOUR                                                         tient’s ailments. Cancer patients take as high
                                                                                                               as 10,000 mg per day (I am not recommending
                                                                                                               this dosage; each person is different and has
                                       IMMUNE SYSTEM                                                           different requirements. This is to show you how
                                                                                                               high some patients have to go). I would recom-

                                       TO FIGHT DISEASE –                                                      mend seeing a Functional Medicine physician to
                                                                                                               determine what YOUR body requires.

                                       EVEN CANCER                                                             4. For PH balance, avoid all artificial sweeteners
                                                                                                               and sugar products. “Sugar is an acid and Can-
                                                                                                               cer LOVES acid.” Drink plenty of water (1/2 your
                                                                                                               body weight in ounces). You can flavor your
                                       A recipe for breast health                                              water with fruit and veggies – just cut up some
                                                                                                               lemons, apples, and cucumbers and add to
                                        BY ROXANNE CARFORA, D.O.                                               water. It is refreshing and good for your health.
                                                                                                               Stay away from soda, soft drinks, and non-or-
                                                                                                               ganic coffee. Stay simple and natural.

                                                                                                               5. Studies have shown that vitamin D acts as



                                       C
                                             ancer. nO One wants to hear those words. why                      an anti-viral. It protects you from the flu and re-
                                             me? what caused this? I am so healthy! the cause                  lated viruses, as well as cardiovascular disease,
   Fish oil is very                                                                                            osteoporosis, breast cancer, etc. The list goes on
                                             of breast cancer is an imbalance of hormones, nu-                 and on. Get your Vitamin D levels checked. Most
   important                           trition, vitamins, and minerals. you need to have the                   patients require 5-10,000 IU per day, with some
   for estrogen                        “perfect storm” for cancer to grow. So here are some                    as high as 100,000 IU weekly.
                                       things you can do to prevent a cell from going astray.
   metabolism
                                                                                                               6. the last nutrient is iodine. I have found many
   and general                                                                                                 patients are depleted in iodine. This comes from
   health                                                                                                      seaweed, kelp, and iodized salt (when was the
                      1. eating 8-10 servings of fruits and        The B vitamins help metabolize the          last time you ate this or salted your food?) Low
                      veggies per day has been shown to de-        bad estrogens to the good estrogens.        iodine can cause thyroid depletion, and low lev-
                      crease your risk of cancer and chronic       Your body is complicated. It has three      els have been linked to breast cancer, just like
                      disease. Fruits and veggies contain an-      estrogens: estriol, estridiol, and es-      with vitamin D.
                      tioxidants that act as “little Pac Men”      trone. Estriol is the happy, feel-good
                      that clean up all the toxins in our bod-     estrogen that we use in bio-identical           When you mix all these great nutrients,
                      ies. If you are carbohydrate- and sugar-     hormones – this is the one you want.        along with a diet rich in fruits and veggies, you
                      sensitive, or just can’t take that much      Often, estidiol and estrone become          can increase your immune system to fight dis-
                      in (like me), then take a supplement. I      very dominant from stress, poor diet,       ease – including cancer. A wonderful patient
                      use Juice Plus, which is an organic,         and aging (the good old peri-               of mine said, “I am not fighting cancer. I am the
                      whole-food, gluten-free supplement           menopause and menopausal years).            cancer warrior.” We must help ourselves. It is
                      equivalent to approximately 13 serv-         If you balance these hormones early         not about the fight – it is about the conquer.
                      ings of fruits and veggies without the       in life, are taught proper diet and             I always end with LOVE. Love is the most
                      sugar.                                       stress reduction, and avoid all the         contagious disease that I want ALL my pa-
                                                                   “garbage” in our environment, hope-         tients to have. Love releases great endor-
                      2. take a b6, b12, and folic acid sup-       fully this will make a difference in the    phins, which enable our whole body to feel at
                      plement. Your body produces “good            outcome. If you presently have can-         peace. So give someone you love a big hug
                      and bad” estrogens just like it pro-         cer, it is never too late to make the       today and let’s start to spread this healing epi-
                      duces “good and bad” cholesterol.            changes. Never.                             demic.                                    IMaGe

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                                                                                         I n s p i r a t i o n




“CANCER GIVES
YOU POWER!”
 How strength, focus, and
 dedication can help you
 overcome your battle with
 the disease


 BY KAREN BARBOSA, D.O.




                          T
 Ten percent                    his is the take-home message I            was excited to race more. She was bitten
 of breast                      learned from an inspiring teammate        and nothing was going to keep her from
                                of mine. Charlene is a triathlete. She    her training. Three months after surgery
 cancers are              trains 3 days a week in the pool with me        she was doing her first Triathlon. A hun-      best she could and was quite busy working full time.      another way to tell patients to fight cancer.
 missed on                and has a body that rivals a young gym-         dred mile bike ride alone is a tremendous      Whatever your routine, try to stick to it. I try to en-        Learn to accept that after time, “It’s over.” Being
 mammograms               nast. Her charming South African accent,        feat – but to do it on chemo? Well, now        courage my patients to exercise even if they don’t        able to move on with life, you always fear cancer, but
                          soft spoken nature, and amazing body            she really earned her Super Hero Cape!         come from a background of working out every day           not being its captive is an important part of moving
                          caught my attention. Yes, I admit I want             Four years later she noticed some-        or at all. I find that working out helps patients focus   on with one’s life. In time that gets easier to do. She
                          her legs!!! Ok, her arms too! What is her       thing odd along the scar line of her right     and feel strong. In addition, most end up reducing        suggests that you start appreciating the good things
                          secret? I found out her age and was in-         breast. After the mastectomy on the left       stress and sleeping better, which is a big part of can-   life has to offer instead of focusing on the fears that
                          stantly convinced she was my hero. I            she was encouraged to do surgery on the        cer care.                                                 may or may not ever present. Be grateful and focus
                          would train like her and get those legs         cancer-free side so that her breasts                “Take care of yourself. Make yourself number         on hope – this makes moving on easier. She looks
                          and arms for myself! It was then that I         would match after the reconstruction.          one.” She had to put herself first; the kids’ and her     back and realizes that it’s been 20 years of racing
                          started chatting with her in the locker         When she went to her doctor she was            husband’s needs had to come second for the first          since her diagnosis.
                          room.                                           told it was just scar tissue and not to        time in her life. Then it hit me, how many times my            Lastly, Charlene urges women to check them-
                               “Every day I get in the water, I push      worry. Charlene was convinced some-            patients would tell me how they didn’t have time for      selves and not to keep their heads in the sand. Her
                          myself.” “Give it your all,” she advised.       thing was wrong and was her own advo-          cancer, that they had too many responsibilities.          cancer was not picked up on her mammogram. Ten
                          Then she told me of how as a child, going       cate until it was biopsied. It was “cancer,”   Work, kids, spouse, the house, pets, or elderly fam-      percent of breast cancers are missed on mammo-
                          in the pool with her brother was just a         and a more aggressive type.                    ily members they needed to take care of. Women are        grams. Checking your breasts monthly and knowing
                          normal part of her day. Just like socks              Listening to her as she spoke, I          naturally the care providers so the natural response      what your breasts feel like is important. Even though
                          then shoes...then the pool. It was the          thought to myself, how does anyone go          is to put everyone and everything else first. Charlene    she had very cystic “lumpy” breasts, she noticed a
                          start of every morning, just like brushing      through it twice? What did she think?          put herself first. Whatever you want to eat, eat it!      change.
                          your teeth. It was that day that I noticed      What did she do to get through this?           What ever you want to do...Do It! A corned beef                So how does cancer give you power? She then
                          the mastectomy scars. I never got the de-       How can I learn from this incredible           sandwich was her delight. Get the massage. Do your        asked me “Do you ever visualize the face of someone
                          tails until years later when I asked her if I   woman to help my patients and to help          hair and nails. Whatever makes you happy.                 you want to beat before a race? Well, I was going to
                          could share her journey. She was first di-      women every where? I asked her what                 “What did you think? Was there a catch phrase        beat cancer! It’s not going to get me!” I saved the
                          agnosed with left breast cancer at the age      five tips she could give to women going        that helped you through this?” I asked. I wanted to       best for last. She’s now 60 and looks even better than
                          of 38, finding it herself while lying in bed    through the breast cancer journey. She         know because I often tell patients to “Kick Cancer’s      her bikini picture, taken when she was 57.
                          one morning. She credits knowing her            was quiet, and then shared her wisdom.         ASS.” Crude yes, but simple and forceful. That’s
                          body and being thin. She just knew                   “Stick to your routine.” Don’t change     when Charlene said, “Cancer is not going to get me.”          Yes, I am proud to say she is my friend, my hero,
                          something was wrong.                            your lifestyle and let the diagnosis slow      Her subtle yet strong statement was empowering.           and a mentor to me. May we all learn from her
                               She had just started competing and         you down. She kept to her training as          Obviously, Charlene was not a surgeon. Now I have         strength, focus, and dedication to herself! IMaGe

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  HELPING YOU
  AND YOUR
  LOVED ONES
  THROUGH
  CANCER
  DIAGNOSIS
  Advice that comes from both my
  heart and my experience

  BY GAIL KING


                                                                                                                                       A FREE CANCER WELLNESS PROGRAM

                   A
  You are not             s a national motivational breast         outcome. You needn’t feel helpless ei-                          SID JACOBSON JCC’S STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
                          cancer support and awareness             ther. Make sure her insurance forms and


                                                                                                                     S
  expected to                                                                                                              upport for those affected by      in cancer treatments.                 The program is ongoing and care-
                          speaker, which began during my           preadmission forms are submitted prop-
  solve her        reign as Ms. Senior America 2009, the           erly and timely. Sitting by her side, lis-              breast cancer has been a               Stacey, a Strength to Strength   givers are invited. Strength to
  situation, but   area of concern I am most asked about           tening, and empathizing those first few                 hallmark program of Sid Ja-       participant since 2009 shared, “I     Strength is funded, in part, by a
  you can be       comes from family and friends who               days can be so supportive. Remember,              cobson Jewish Community Cen-            was diagnosed with breast cancer      generous donation by the Beth C.
                   want to help the newly diagnosed pa-            you are not expected to solve her situa-          ter since 2006. UJA-Federation of       in November 2007. The cancer is       Tortolani Foundation.
  patient and      tient. Many people don’t know what to           tion, but you can be patient and share            NY’s Partners In Caring at the JCC      now in remission and there is no          *Participants require a brief
  share this       say or how to help. The advice I offer          this experience with her. When she is             is a leading local provider of social   question in my mind that              intake and physicians consent
  experience       comes from both the heart and from my           ready to hear about available treat-              services, including a variety of        Strength To Strength has con-         prior to starting the program.
                   experience after being diagnosed with           ments, calmly offer suggestions without           support groups for bereavement,         tributed to my being a sur-
  with her.        breast cancer at age 25 in the mid 70s. I       frightening her. Remember to let her de-          separation and divorce, caregiv-        vivor….We may have entered the        when:
                   am sharing what helped me as well as            cide for herself even if you don’t always         ing, parenting and cancer well-         group feeling sad, but after weeks    Monday and Friday, 12:30-
                   what would have helped me more as we            agree with her decision. Be supportive.           ness. Groups are facilitated by         of being together in the group,       1:30pm, Wednesday, 6:00-
                   celebrate breast cancer month.                  This bonding may even bring you closer            caring and experienced social           where the conversations were          7:00pm
                       One of the most critical ways to            during a time when emotions are run-              workers. Each is age and life-          not always bright, often times the
                   help is for you to let your loved one           ning high.                                        stage appropriate and offered in        room filled with the happy            where:
                   know that you are absolutely there for               There were times when I felt let             a normative community center            sounds of laughter and smiles.        Sid Jacobson JCC
                   her. Definitely do your research about          down by my body while falling into a              setting in Roslyn.                      We share hope, optimism and the       300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY
                   treatment, physicians, hospitals, and           hole right out of Alice in Wonderland, I                The Strength to Strength pro-     inner strength to face whatever       11548
                   whatever else you believe will help her         regained some control by mapping out              gram is a unique cancer-wellness        the future may bring. This is why
                   out. Be sure to give her time to assimi-        my treatment. I remember being very               support group program offering a        we love this program. I am so         More Information:
                   late her diagnosis, vent, cry, withdraw,        distracted during my medical visits and           holistic approach to wellness with      grateful      for   Strength     to   Randy Hight, LMS, Partners In
                   or react whatever way she needs in              would have benefited by someone ac-               a combination of group exercise         Strength…you are one of my can-       Caring Social Worker
                   order to cope. Do not take this roller          companying me if only to keep me com-             and supportive group counseling         cer’s gifts.”                         516-484-1545, ext.196
                   coaster of emotions personally.                 pany, ask questions, take notes, or even          geared to the needs of people re-            The Strength to Strength         rhight@sjjcc.org
                       Do not “rush her” into decisions; a         record the visit. When you are feeling            covering from or actively engaged       Cancer Wellness program is FREE.      www.sjjcc.org/pic
                   few more days should not affect her                                  (Continued on page 52)

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                                                                                                                    surrounding silicone breast implants was
                                                                                                                    shown to be unfounded and silicone implants,
                                                                                                                    after having been extensively studied, are now
                                                              D i f f i c u l t            D e c i s i o n s        returned to market. While most implants used
                                                                                                                    for breast reconstruction are silicone some pa-
                                                                                                                    tients prefer saline and these implants can give
                                                                                                                    a comparable result with minimal cosmetic dif-
                                                                                                                    ferences.
                                                                                                                         Implant reconstructions can be performed
 BREAST CANCER                                                                                                      in one stage or multiple stages, depending on
                                                                                                                    the patient. Some patients can have a single-

 RECONSTRUCTION                                                                                                     stage reconstruction based on a few factors, in-
                                                                                                                    cluding whether they smoke cigarettes, their
                                                                                                                    breast size, and other health factors. Most im-
                                                                                                                    plants are a two-stage procedure, where a tis-
                                                                                                                    sue expander is placed first and expanded to
 Knowing the Options                                                                                                the desired sized, then exchanged for the per-
                                                                                                                    manent implant at a second surgery.
                                                                                                                         Autologous breast reconstruction involves
                                                                                                                    the use of the patient’s own tissue for recon-
                                                                                                                    struction. This means moving the tissue from
                                                                                                                    one area of the body to the breast to form the
  BY THOMAS DAVENPORT, M.D.
                                                                                                                    reconstruction. This tissue can be taken from
                                                                                                                    the abdomen, the back, the inner thigh, or the
                                                                                                                    buttocks. The abdomen is the most common
                                                                                                                    area for a donor site for an autologous recon-
                                                                                                                    struction, but it is based on the patient’s


                  E
 One of the             very year in the United States             special surgical techniques developed in         anatomy and if the patient has had previous
                        250,000 women are diagnosed with           Europe and the U.S., breast cancer pa-           surgery, other areas can be used.
 most difficult         breast cancer. At the time of diag-        tients have options for not simply recon-             When the abdomen is used for an autolo-
 decisions sur-   nosis patients are asked to make deci-           struction but improved appearance after          gous reconstruction the tissue can be moved to
 rounding the     sions concerning their treatment, the            reconstruction.                                  the breast directly, which is called a TRAM flap
                  most difficult of which can be the options           The first step in the decision for a pa-     for Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocuta-
 diagnosis of
                  surrounding breast reconstruction. With          tient newly diagnosed with breast cancer         neous Flap. The surgery can also be performed
 breast can-      breast reconstruction, as results have im-       is a lumpectomy with radiation versus            using microsurgery, which spares some or all of
 cer is the       proved and techniques are developed,             mastectomy. For various reasons, some            the rectus muscle and muscle covering called
 question of      the choices facing the patient have be-          patients are not candidates for a lumpec-        fascia.
                  come more difficult.                             tomy. Patients who opt for a lumpec-                  After the initial breast reconstruction the
 reconstruc-           The diagnosis of breast cancer is           tomy can choose to have an oncoplastic           next stage is nipple areolar reconstruction,
 tion             stressful and daunting in the best of cir-       lumpectomy. This is a type of lumpec-            which is usually performed several months
                  cumstances. With most medical diag-              tomy where the incisions minimize the            after the initial reconstruction. This procedure
                  noses the treatment options are simple           breast deformity after lumpectomy. In            does not require an overnight stay and can
                  and straightforward. This is not always          some lumpectomy patients, a procedure            sometimes be performed under local anesthe-
                  true of a diagnosis of breast cancer, as pa-     to improve symmetry on the opposite              sia or intravenous sedation.
                  tients are given treatment options and           breast can also be performed to further               At the same time as nipple reconstruction
                  asked to make difficult decisions in a lim-      improve appearance.                              a symmetry procedure can also be performed
                  ited amount of time. One of the most dif-            For mastectomy patients who are              on the opposite breast. This procedure is usu-
                  ficult decisions surrounding the diagnosis       considering reconstruction, the first deci-      ally a breast lift or mastopexy. The recon-
                  of breast cancer is the question of recon-       sion is whether to use an implant or their       structed breast is often lifted and fuller
                  struction. Should I have the reconstruc-         own tissue. There are pros and cons to           compared to the unaffected breast. By lifting
                  tion at the time of the mastectomy or at         both types of reconstruction, and one            the opposite side both sides look lifted and
                  a later time? Should I use an implant or         type may be better for an individual pa-         more symmetrical.
                  my own tissue? If I use an implant,              tient depending on the circumstances.                 As breast reconstruction has improved, the
                  should I use saline or silicone? If I use au-    Both types of reconstruction can have            choices involved when considering reconstruc-
                  tologous tissue, should I have the micro-        similar appearance giving good cosmetic          tive options have increased as well. The most
                  surgery procedure or standard tissue             results.                                         important factor to keep in mind in making the
                  transfer?                                            There are several options the patient        decision on breast reconstruction is that it is
                       Up until a few years ago the breast         must consider in implant breast recon-           important that you as the patient are educated
                  reconstruction choices were the same as          struction, the first of which is whether to      about the options and are as active as possible
                  they were twenty years ago. Now, with            use a saline or silicone implant. The scare      in the decision making process.           IMaGe

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      E a r l y         D e t e c t i o n




                                                       ORAL CANCER
                                                        Causes, symptoms, and
                                                        treatment of this disease


  BY BARRY ROZENBERG, D.D.S.




  A
        bout 34,000 people are di-     history of oral cancer should be      •   Change in voice
        agnosed with cancers of        screened twice a year.
        the mouth and oropharynx            Many of the oral cancer          examination
  in the United States each year.      symptoms may be caused by                 During the routine dental ex-
  Almost all oral cancers occur in     other problems that are not dan-      amination your dentist should
  squamous cells, which line the       gerous. But since early detection     also perform an oral cancer
  mouth and oropharynx. These          is important for successful treat-    screening. This would involve
  are called squamous cell carcino-    ment of oral cancer, see your         your dentist inspecting the entire
  mas.                                 doctor or dentist if you notice       oral cavity and the throat area.
      Mouth cancer occurs most         abnormal areas in the mouth or        Then your dentist should take a
  commonly on the lateral borders      throat or other symptoms.             piece of gauze and grab the
  the tongue, the floor of the              leukoplakia is a white area      tongue so that the lateral bor-
  mouth and the lips. It can also      or spot in the oral cavity. About     ders of the tongue can be in-
  begin in the gums, teeth, salivary   25% of leukoplakias are cancer-       spected. Finally, the dentist
  glands, the lining of the lips and   ous or precancerous.                  needs to perform bimanual pal-
  cheeks, the roof of the mouth,            erythroplakia is a red, raised   pation of the floor of the mouth.
  and behind the wisdom teeth.         area or spot that bleeds if           This done by taking the index fin-
  Oropharynx cancer, also known        scraped. About 70% of erythro-        ger from each hand, one inside
  as oropharyngeal cancer, starts      plakias are cancerous or precan-      the mouth pressing into the floor
  in the area just behind the          cerous.                               of the mouth and at the same
  mouth (oropharynx), but can               erythroleukoplakia is a spot     time pressing from outside the
  also occur in the back of the        with both red and white areas.        mouth under the jaw line saw
  tongue, the back of the mouth                                              that both fingers are palpating
  the uvula, the tonsils, and the      Other oral cancer symptoms in-        the same area, one from inside
  back and side walls of the throat.   clude:                                the mouth and one from outside
  More than half of patients are       • Sore in the mouth or throat         the mouth. If your dentist sees
  diagnosed after the cancer has       that doesn't heal                     something that is suspicious they
  spread to other areas of the         • Loose teeth                         should perform a brush biopsy,
  body. The chances of successful      • Lump or thickening in the           where they just brush the tissue
  treatment of oral cancers are        neck, face, jaw, cheek, tongue or     to collect cells for examination,
  highest when it is found early.      gums                                  or a regular biopsy.
                                       • Difficulty swallowing or the            If cancer is present, your
  Causes and Symptoms                  sensation that something       is     dentist should refer you to the
      Tobacco products, including      caught in the throat                  appropriate specialists that deal
  smokeless tobacco products,          • Earache or sore throat that         with oral cancer, including
  and excessive alcohol use have       does not go away                      pathologists, oral maxillofacial
  well been documented as a            • Dentures that cause discom-         surgeons, and head and neck
  major causative factors for oral     fort or do not fit well               surgeons. When at all possible,
  cancer. HPV, the human papil-        • Difficulty chewing, swallow-        surgery is indicated to remove
  loma virus, which is a sexually      ing, or moving the tongue or          the cancer, which is then fol-
  transmitted disease, is also a       jaw                                   lowed up by radiation therapy
  major cause of oral cancer.          • Persistent bad breath               and if need be chemotherapy.
  Lastly, those who have a familial    • Unexplained weight loss             IMaGe
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    B e a u t y         a t       a     c o s t ?

                                                                                                                       the UK to a hotel room in the Philippines to receive
                                                                                                                       illegal silicone injections to her buttocks. She ended
                                                                                                                       up suffering from horrific chest pains and died in her
                                                              BEWARE OF                                                hotel room. The illegal treatment involved a less ex-
                                                                                                                       pensive industrial sealant that traveled to her vas-

                                                              ILLEGAL                                                  cular system and stopped her heart. To think
                                                                                                                       someone is actually willing to risk his or her life just
                                                                                                                       to get cosmetic procedures at an affordable price is
                                                              COSMETIC                                                 ludicrous. Illegal silicone injections are readily avail-
                                                                                                                       able in some developing countries, and many
                                                                                                                       women undergo a very dangerous procedure just to
                                                              PROCEDURES                                               achieve their ideal breast size, increase the size of
                                                                                                                       their buttocks, or to have their lips plumped to per-
                                                                                                                       fection. These women do not go to a properly
                                                                                                                       trained, certified doctor in an effort to avoid paying
                                                                                                                       high fees and costs associated with the legal fat in-


   Making sure your Botox treatment is being administered by a                                                                      BOTOX CAN BE USED IN
   trained medical doctor or professional                                                                                      CHILDREN ONLY IN CASES OF
                                                                                                                                       MEDICAL NECESSITY
    BY KARINA BIBICHEFF, M.D.
                                                                                                                       jections, dermal fillers for the face and lips.
                         3338
                                                                                                                              Even though Botox Cosmetic treatments may
                                                                                                                       seem to be a quick and easy procedure, such speed
                                                                                                                       and ease is due to many years of medical training,


                                M
    Illegal                               any people are concerned         dren’s suffering from some neurolog-        knowledge, and dedication of the medical practi-
                                          about recent reports of ille-    ical disorders.                             tioner. Do not forget: Botox Cosmetics is still a
    silicone
                                          gal cosmetic procedures.              In any event, the Botox proce-         DRUG, and being a drug it can cause medical com-
    injections                  These reports span from a mother in-       dure must be performed by a trained         plications, which can be delayed and not immedi-
    are readily                 jecting Botox into her 8-year-old          and duly certified medical doctor be-       ate. Thus, if you place yourself in the hands of an
    available                   daughter, to illegal silicone injections   cause of the serious risks of incorrect     inexperienced person who cannot recognize those
                                and fillers performed in hotel rooms       injection. That is, if Botox is injected    complications, you are at risk of ending your cos-
    in some
                                by non-certified practitioners, who        incorrectly into your face or your          metic procedure in a hospital bed or worse.
    developing                  can only guarantee that their victims      throat, it can adversely affect the              When you are in a reputable medical doctor’s
    countries                   save a few hundred dollars. I always       swallowing process. If Botox drifts         office, your medical history and the list of medica-
                                explain to my patients the dangers of      into your breathing muscles, you can        tions you are taking on a regular basis are analyzed
                                performing illegal procedures on chil-     stop breathing, leading to lethal con-      before any cosmetic procedure is performed. This
                                dren, as well as having your proce-        sequences. In a young child, if Botox       will ensure you are healthy enough to undergo the
                                dure done by so-called “doctors,”          is consistently used in the face, it may    procedure and avoid any adverse drug interactions.
                                who are not properly trained and cer-      actually change the shape of the            Please do not compromise your health due to your
                                tified and perform procedures in           child’s face because muscles interact       excitement over great discounts and unrealistic
                                non-accredited facilities.                 with bones to form what your face           prices for cosmetic procedures performed in some
                                      The Food and Drug Administra-        will eventually look like. Therefore,       suspicious facilities by unlicensed “practitioners.”
                                tion has not approved the use of           Botox injections should not be per-               If you are interested in any type of cosmetic
                                Botox Cosmetics on children for cos-       formed to correct wrinkles in chil-         procedure, make sure you are protecting your face
                                metic purposes. Every state prohibits      dren. It seems odd that we should           and your body by going to a well-trained, board-cer-
                                the Botox Cosmetics procedure from         even be having this discussion, but         tified medical doctor, who is performing the proce-
                                being performed by unlicensed prac-        there is actually a mother of an 8-         dure in an accredited facility. Your doctor should be
                                titioners or without the direct super-     year-old daughter who defended giv-         one who is committed to having advanced medical
                                vision of a licensed doctor. Botox can     ing Botox injections to her daughter        education and training and learning the latest tech-
                                be used in children only in cases of       during an interview on ABC News.            niques and methods developed by the medical aes-
                                medical necessity, for example, to              In another tragic case, a 20-year      thetic world for patients to get world class medical
                                correct crossed eyes or lessen chil-       old woman traveled all the way from         cosmetic treatments.                            IMaGe
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    w a r t s




                                                                 FOOT FELONS


  Prevention and treatment of these “dirty little secrets”


   BY EVAN A. VIEIRA, DPM




                       W
                            3338  arts on your feet are one of those       in them, which are little blood vessels im-
   Warts as a
                                  very common problems that af-            mersed in the lesion. These small dots are
   whole are                      fect a huge portion of the popula-       usually pretty accurate markers for identi-
   caused by           tion. Even with how common they are,                fying them.
   a virus             they still remain a "dirty little secret." Hav-                                                     pools. Again, if your child has any other medical con-     ments before they are completely eradicated.
                       ing warts carries with it a sense of shame.         what causes them?                               ditions or allergies always ask your podiatrist and pe-
   called the          People often assume that it’s a hygiene                  Warts as a whole are caused by a virus     diatrician to discuss which plan might best suit that      Prevention
   Human               issue and usually immediately begin spec-           called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).         particular patient.                                             So, let’s say you've never had a wart, or you just
   Papilloma           ulating on who, what, where, and when;              These viruses are everywhere, and we are                                                                   recently got rid of one – how can you prevent them in
                       looking for a cause.                                especially vulnerable to them while bare-       How to get rid of them                                     the future? Wear shoes! Don't walk around barefoot
   Virus (HPV)              Well, let's start by saying that in the vast   foot in public places, i.e., pools and locker        The good news about this condition is that the        in your gym, in the school locker room, or in a public
                       majority of cases, it has nothing to do with        rooms. For reasons unknown, HPV seems           symptoms are treatable. Once you are infected with         bathroom. In the short time it takes to throw on a
                       how well we take care of ourselves, and             to have a longer period of survival outside     the virus it will remain in your body for life, but the
                       even more noteworthy is that we are ALL at          of a human being than some other viruses,       warts themselves can be removed. There are a vast
                       risk of contracting them. So what are they?         making it even easier to catch and spread       array of methods for controlling and removing them.
                       What causes them? How do you get rid of             from person to person, or even from pool                                                                   THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THIS
                                                                                                                           Based on the severity, size, duration, quantity, age,
                       them? And how do you prevent them?                  deck to person!                                 activity level, and degree of pain your doctor can pick    CONDITION IS THAT THE SYMPTOMS
                                                                                Since this is a virus that stays dormant   a procedure and/or treatment plan that will allow you
                       what are warts?                                     in your body, any stresses on your immune                                                                  ARE TREATABLE
                                                                                                                           the best chance for recovery over the shortest time
                            One main type of wart is the Plantars          system or other types of trauma can cause       possible.
                       wart, or more accurately, Verruca Plantaris,        an outbreak. Many times they are seen in             For smaller, more localized cases a regime of de-     pair of shoes, it can save you endless hours of multi-
                       which refers to a wart located on the feet.         pregnancy and treatment during this pe-         bridements in the doctor’s office and the application      ple trips to your doctor’s office.
                       Each strain can have certain nuances of le-         riod should be as conservative as possible      of special topical medications that can destroy the             We are commonly asked if it is okay to walk on
                       sions; overall they will all produce a small        due to some potential risks associated with     wart tissue are used. In more severe cases one may         the beach barefoot. The answer is yes. Contracting a
                       cauliflower-like lesion on the foot. They are       the chemicals used to destroy them. I           consider freezing or heating the warts to destroy the      virus like HPV from the sand at the beach is unlikely
                       usually located on the bottom of the foot,          would recommend consultation with your          lesions. Surgical excision is usually reserved for those   and really not of concern. That is not to say that bro-
                       but sometimes on the toes as well. They             obstetrician before having anything done,       with long-standing cases who have failed more con-         ken glass and sharp shells can't provide other obsta-
                       can be painful, cause bleeding, and are             and if possible, have your doctors commu-       servative methods. Removing warts surgically can get       cles to a nice day by the water, so we always
                       highly contagious. Often times, self inocu-         nicate with each other prior to starting any    complicated and require skin flaps and/or grafts to        recommend shoe gear.
                       lation will cause a cluster of warts or a mo-       treatment plans.                                help expedite the healing process. In the majority of           Remember, if you are not sure if what you have
                       saic type pattern that can become quite                  Children are very susceptible to warts     cases we deal with, simple conservative methods are        is a wart, have it evaluated by a doctor. You are al-
                       extensive without proper treatment. Each            as well, usually associated with running        effective. However, you must be patient! Warts can         ways better off erring on the side of caution than risk-
                       one may have small, dark pinpoint-like dots         around barefoot in school gyms or camp          be pretty stubborn and require quite a few treat-          ing more extensive infection.                   IMaGe

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  B o d y      C o n t o u r




                                                           SLIMMER
                                                           SILHOUETTE
                                                           WITHOUT
                                                           SURGERY
  New revolutionary treatment allows you to lose inches
  and gain confidence

  BY MARK SCHWARTZ, MD, FACS




                          T
  This powerful                 he right curves and contours can      the metabolism and drainage of ex-        cedure (e.g. liposuction), but want to reduce cel-      technique typically requires six to ten treatments.
  combination                   turn heads and raise eyebrows,        cess toxins and fats from your sys-       lulite and lose inches around the abdomen, back,        • thermage® and Accent® use heat generated by
                                but, unfortunately, so can the        tem.                                      flanks, chest, inner and outer thighs, and knees.       radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen in the
  reduces the             wrong ones, such as cellulite. The ap-           The average VASER Shape® ses-             VASER Shape® isn't the only non-invasive op-       skin causing a temporary tightening effect. This
  appearance              pearance of cellulite can be uneven         sion time is about 45 to 60 minutes       tion on the market – but it is the first treatment to   technique typically requires six to ten treatments.
  of cellulite            and unsightly, and no one wants             per body area, utilizing both an ultra-   use ultrasound energy instead of heat to treat cel-     • Cool Sculpting™ is a non-invasive technique that
                          those extra dimples when they wear          sound and massage handpiece. Treat-       lulite. In addition, VASER’s powerful energy pene-      uses two cooling panels to freeze fat cells, causing
  and increases           their short shorts! Thankfully, the FDA     ments are usually scheduled a week        tration, more than most current devices on the          them to slowly die.
  local blood             has recently approved a brand new           apart. Patients typically undergo a       market today, allows it to treat the problem areas
  circulation.            treatment that reduces cellulite and        regimen of five total treatments, al-     deeper under the skin. Many of the other com-
                          melts away fat without having to un-        though patients will begin to see im-     monly used modalities do not have the capacity to
                          dergo surgery.                              provement after the very first            penetrate as deep for fear of burns and patient dis-
                                                                                                                                                                         FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE,
                               VASER Shape®, manufactured in          session. No pre-treatment prepara-        comfort. Not so with VASER Shape. Here is how it         PATIENTS CAN RESUME THEIR
                          Italy, has been all the rage in Europe      tion is required and it is comfortable    stacks up against others in the marketplace.
                          over the past few years and prides it-      – only a gentle warming of the skin is    • vaSer Shape® can affect tissues from one to five       NORMAL ACTIVITY WITHOUT PAIN
                          self on being a non-invasive form of        felt, accompanied by a feeling similar    centimeters under the skin and provides a com-           OR DOWNTIME
                          liposuction. This innovative, com-          to a deep tissue massage. Following       fortable, massage-like treatment to shape the
                          puterized technology uses a combi-          the procedure, patients can resume        body. It immediately reduces the appearance of
                          nation of ultrasound diathermy (the         their normal activity without pain or     cellulite. Only requires three to five treatments for   • lipoDissolve® is a non-invasive “mesotherapy”
                          application of high-frequency sound         downtime.                                 noticeable lasting results.                             treatment that employs multiple injections of
                          waves for local heat therapy) and                Measurements and photographs         • ultraShape® and LipoSonix® use short, focused,        pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications,
                          zonal lymphatic massage to warm             are taken before and after treatments     high-intensity pulses to disrupt fat cells. Again,      plant extracts, and vitamins into the fat layer to
                          the targeted problem area and treat         for comparison. Patient’s clothes fit     these treatments can only affect superficial cel-       break up fatty tissue. Unfortunately, there is no
                          the underlying fatty tissue. This pow-      better and their skin looks smoother      lulite in relatively small areas. They lack a lym-      scientific or clinical data to suggest that mesother-
                          erful combination reduces the ap-           with each treatment. Over a series of     phatic massage component and are not currently          apy reduces fat volume, and this technique is not
                          pearance of cellulite and increases         five weeks, patients show improve-        cleared for use in the United States.                   FDA-approved.
                          local blood circulation. Patients ex-       ment of localized fat and cellulite in    • velashape®, Zerona®, and SmoothShapes® are                 The North Shore Medical Spa is the first clinic
                          perience visible body shaping results       their treatment areas. This procedure     external laser treatments. They only target sur-        on Long Island to offer this cutting- edge device.
                          in weekly ultrasonic and massage            is ideally suited for the patients who    face-level fat and must be administered in short        For more information, please call 516-441-5110 or
                          therapy sessions. It even promotes          do not want to pursue a surgical pro-     bursts to prevent skin discomfort and damage. This      visit, www.NorthShoreMediSpa.com.             IMaGe

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 H a i r      H e a l t h

                                                                                                                            There are lots of hair loss treatments avail-
                                                                                                                      able, such as Rogaine® (which is both a male
                                                                                                                      and female hair loss treatment) and Propecia®,
                                                                                                                      to name just two. These are effective treat-
                                                                                                                      ments as long as they are taken continuously.
                                                                                                                      Hair transplants are another effective but ex-
                                                            SHHH… IS                                                  pensive option, and there are many natural
                                                                                                                      products as well as cover up products on the

                                                            YOUR HAIR                                                 market.
                                                                                                                           I recently saw my friend’s seventeen-year-
                                                                                                                      old son with significant hair loss, which made
                                                            THINNING?                                                 me feel so sad for him to have to experience
                                                                                                                      that at such a young age. I was told that he
                                                                                                                      started a laser hair rejuvenation program where
                                                                                                                      he needed to go to a hair clinic three times a
                                                                                                                      week to receive a laser treatment in hopes of
                                                                                                                      re-growing the lost hair. When I saw him again
                                                                                                                      four months later, I was shocked to see the hair
                                                                                                                      had re-grown. It was short, but full and healthy.
                                                                                                                      The results were amazing and I thought I would
   The latest in laser hair rejuvenation holds promise for those suffering                                            love to try that. That being said, the cost of the
   from hair loss                                                                                                     treatments were beyond my means, and who
                                                                                                                      has time to go sit under a laser three times a
                                                                                                                      week for months?
   BY INA LUTIN, RN                                                                                                        Shortly after that, at the Las Vegas Esthet-
                                                                                                                      ics Show, I stumbled upon Apira Sciences’ new
                                                                                                                      home laser treatment, the iGrow® Helmet. This
                                                                                                                      brand new patent-pending device allows men

                            A
   This brand new                  major problem that many men          thinning of scalp hair, sometimes ac-
   patent-pend-                   and women face today is hair          companied by excessive facial or
                                  loss. It is caused by a combina-      body hair.
   ing device al-           tion of genetics, hormones, and en-               Today’s typical woman with hair
                                                                                                                       HAIR LOSS IS A PROGRESSIVE
   lows men and             vironmental issues, as well as diet         loss can be in her mid-thirties to mid-    CONDITION, SO EARLY DETECTION
   women to ex-             and daily activity. Stress, illness, hair   fifties, sometimes younger. She may
                            dyeing, over drying and/or perming          be pre- or post-menopausal, or has           AND INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL
   perience hair            hair also comes into the equation.          undergone a hysterectomy for uter-
   enhancement              While stress and over dyeing can            ine fibroids, irregular heavy periods,        and women to experience hair enhancement in
   in the privacy           cause hair loss over time, a person         or cervical/uterine cancer. It’s esti-        the privacy of their home and at their own con-
                            with poor diet or severe illness can        mated that nearly a third of post-            venience. I was intrigued and bought one for
   of their home
                            experience sudden hair loss.                menopausal women as well as a                 my own use.
                                 First impressions are everything       significant     number       of     pre-           The use of laser in hair rejuvenation is not
                            – and hair is one of the first features     menopausal women will experience              a new concept. In 1967 Andre Mester first pro-
                            that people notice on others. Look-         hair loss. According to Doris Day,            posed that red light at a particular wavelength
                            ing your best can help you make a           M.D., a leading New York City der-            grew hair in mice. Studies proved that hair re-
                            strong impact, and a full head of           matologist, "Fast-paced routines,             sponds best to red light in the 650 - 670 nm
                            thick, lustrous hair can go a long way      daily stress, diet, and over-styling are      wavelength range. Tests have shown that puls-
                            in helping to achieve that. Unfortu-        driving this increase, making hair            ing light can enhance the effectiveness of low-
                            nately, many people are not naturally       thinning and loss a real issue for 20-        level laser therapy, hair in the right light. Several
                            blessed with enviable tresses and,          and 30-somethings."                           decades later, physicians and hair clinics used
                            until now, the options available for              There is nothing more devastat-         standing lasers that looked like large hair dry-
                            remedying this situation were either        ing to a woman or a man than look-            ers to provide successful laser hair therapy. This
                            less than effective or prohibitively ex-    ing in the mirror to see a widening           required the person desiring treatment to come
                            pensive.                                    part or finding globs of hair in the          to the office two to three times per week for as
                                 Half a century ago dermatolo-          sink after styling – and I speak from         long as six months.
                            gists almost exclusively saw post-          personal experience. I’m post-                     In early 2000, hand-held combs and
                            menopausal women with female                menopausal with fine hair to begin            brushes containing laser diodes were sold di-
                            pattern genetic thinning. The de-           with and am always looking for thick-         rectly to consumers for laser hair rejuvenation.
                            crease of estrogen at this time in sus-     ening, volumizing products to get             These hand held devices were inefficient in
                            ceptible women showed up as                 that sought after mane of hair.                                               (Continued on page 52)

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                                              H a i r C o l o r a n d D e s i g n


                                                                                                                         Choose to
                                                                                                                         LIVE
                                                                                                                         Choose to lIve
                                                                                                                         Our journey from late-stage
                                                                                                                         cancers to vibrant health
                                                                                                                         By Joyce O’Brien

                                                                                                  Available on Amazon $13.10

                                            GEO PALETTE
                                                                                                    W
                                                                                                              ho would think you wouldn’t choose to live?
                                            HAIR SYSTEM                                                       No one wants to die, right? But living to
                                                                                                              Joyce and Kevin O’Brien turned out to mean
                                                                                                    much more than surviving. After their tumultuous ex-
                                            The results were staggering:                            perience with cancer and illness, they decided that
                                                                                                    they were going to live life to the fullest, each and
                                            shimmering color that far                               every day – mindfully, healthfully, and vibrantly.
                                            surpassed the conventional                                    Their story is almost unbelievable – Kevin suffer-
                                            foil method                                             ing a brain hemorrhage, three strokes, and late-stage
                                                                                                    melanoma, and Joyce learning she had Stage 4 breast
                                                                                                    cancer – at the age of 35. They had it all. Their careers
                                            BY JUDITH CASELEY                                       were soaring, they were active and strong, they trav-
                                                                                                    eled and had lots of friends. They were building their
                                                                                                    dream home, and just had a beautiful baby. And then
                                            A revolutionary coloring technique                      fate took a devastating turn, and they were dealt si-
                                                                                                    multaneous blows that changed their lives forever.


                                           B
                                                  ack in the eighties, George Mennella                    They decided to take matters into their own
                                                  began a series of creative experiments            hands. They knew modern Western medicine could
                                                  that paired coloring hair with a standing         only do so much for them. In fact, they were given al-
                                           lampshade. He found a model, cut off the top             most no chance of survival by their medical commu-
                                           of a hat and stuck it on her head, pulling her           nity. Through research and self-education, they
                                           hair through the middle so that she looked               discovered alternative ways of healing. They em-
                                           like a human lampshade. A body stocking and              barked on a journey where they discovered uncon-
                                           a lamp chain attached to her ear completed               ventional physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects
                                           the picture. Cutting her hair evenly around so           of wellness. Today, they are not only fully cured, but
                                           that it draped past the rim, he illuminated the          they are awakened to a new way of being ALIVE.
                                           hair with light and took photographs to record                 Joyce and Kevin’s story is informative, inspiring,
                                           the gleaming colors. The Lampshade Girl was              and touching. Through their experience they have be-
                                           born.                                                    come teachers, and are compelled to tell of their
                                               Back in the salon, George continued doing            miraculous methods that led their healing. Joyce ex-
                                           conventional highlights and cuts, but the idea           plains “By making health our priority, we open our-
                                           of color and light on three-dimensional planes           selves to the possibility of having wonderful, vibrant
                                           stayed with him, and he continued perfecting             lives. My purpose is to share our experience so that
                                           the new system privately. Painting pigment               you, too, can benefit from the secrets we have
                                           on hair that draped across plastic halos fitted          learned.”
                                           over a model’s head made coloring hair an ex-                  Whether you are healthy and want to re-
                                           citing, creative art form. But the foil technique        main that way, or are facing illness or disease,
                                           had not yet reached it’s pinnacle, and George            their story could hold the key to beating the
                                           decided to wait before bringing the Geo                  odds, and ultimately living a long, extraordinary
                                                                         (Continued on page 51)     life.                                             IMaGe
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                     Before                                     After


                                          ®
  ULTHERAPY
  A Non-Surgical Face and Neck Lift


  BY ANDREW JACONO, M.D.




                    O
  You can                    ften, patients who are not quite                 Collagen is the protein latticework
  achieve a                  ready for surgery ask me what they         that provides structure to the skin and to
                             can do to maintain their youthful          the deep supportive connective tissue
  more open         appearance or simply look more re-                  below the skin. Weakened collagen in the
  look to the       freshed. Injectable treatments such as              superficial skin layer can cause fine lines
                                                                                                                         How is ultherapy® different from lasers?                   ures to keep our patients as comfortable as possible.
  eyes, a           Juvederm™, Restylane™, and Botox™ are,              and wrinkles. Weakened collagen in the
                                                                                                                              Lasers typically involve improving superficial lay-        After just one treatment, with no downtime, and
                    and have always been, great weapons in              deeper connective tissue causes the skin
  more de-                                                                                                               ers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment        over 2-3 months, your skin will gradually reflect a
                    the arsenal of anti-aging. Lasers can resur-        to become prone to gravitational forces
                                                                                                                         changes). Ultherapy® addresses the deep skin layers        more refreshed, uplifting appearance. You are able
  fined jaw         face and even out sun-damaged skin, but             and begins to stretch, sag and shift down-
                                                                                                                         AND the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic           to return to your normal activities right away. Your
  line, or a        until now there has not been much in                ward. Upon treatment, the regenerative
                                                                                                                         surgery that lends support to the skin. This layer of      skin may be a little red, but this disappears within an
                    terms of lifting and tightening the skin            process is initiated, but the full effect will
  sleeker                                                                                                                the face is called the SMAS, and in the neck the           hour or so. It is not uncommon to experience slight
                    without surgery.                                    build gradually over the course of two to
  neck.                                                                                                                  platysma. With ultrasound, we can bypass the upper         swelling for a few days following the procedure, or
                          If you are someone wishing to im-             three months. You may immediately ex-
                                                                                                                         layers of the skin and deliver the right amount of en-     tingling/tenderness to the touch for weeks following
                    prove your facial appearance, but are not           perience a slight lifting and toning and get
                                                                                                                         ergy at the right depths to contract and then ulti-        the procedure. But these are mild and temporary in
                    quite ready to have surgery, there is now           a tighter, firmer feel. After the first month
                                                                                                                         mately lift the SMAS and platysma. The use of
                    a non-surgical alternative. Ultherapy® is a         you may experience slight lifting and ton-
                                                                                                                         ultrasound also allows us to see where the energy
                    new non-surgical facelifting treatment for          ing, a tighter, firmer feel and a smoother
                                                                                                                         will be delivered.                                         IT IS AN INVITING ALTERNATIVE FOR
                    lifting and toning the skin. With one 30-           texture. When you start your second and
                    60 minute treatment, you can achieve a              third months you may experience better                                                                      THOSE WHO ARE NOT READY FOR
                                                                                                                         what happens during the treatment?
                    more open look to the eyes, a more de-              fitting skin, reduced sagging, “openness”
                                                                                                                              First, the practitioner uses Ultherapy’s® ultra-      SURGERY BUT LOOKING FOR
                    fined jaw line, or a sleeker neck. The pro-         around eyes, sleeker jaw line, and im-
                                                                                                                         sound imaging to see below the surface of the skin
                    cedure requires no downtime, and results            proved contour under the chin.
                    occur gradually over 2-3 months.
                                                                                                                         and plan optimal placement. Next, a smooth appli-          MEANINGFUL RESULTS
                                                                                                                         cator is placed on top of your skin during the treat-
                          The treatment, Ultherapy®, is the first       So, what is ultrasound?
                                                                                                                         ment, the ultrasound energy is delivered in the focal
                    and only energy-based device for aes-                    Ultrasound is sound at frequencies
                                                                                                                         zone and it quickly and precisely heats the tissue         nature. Occasional temporary effects can include
                    thetics cleared by the FDA with a non-in-           higher than those detected by human
                                                                                                                         below the surface to naturally and gradually create        bruising, which resolves in days, or numbness in a se-
                    vasive “lift” indication. Unlike other              hearing (at least 18 kilohertz or 18,000 cy-
                                                                                                                         new collagen over time. Thermal coagulation points         lect area, which resolves in weeks.
                    non-surgical procedures, Ultherapy® is              cles per second). Delivery of this energy
                                                                                                                         are then created and the wound-healing process is               While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the results
                    able to treat not only the skin itself, but         initiates the natural wound healing
                                                                                                                         initiated. There can be some discomfort while the          of surgery, it is an inviting alternative for those who
                    the deep foundation below the skin that is          process. Focused ultrasound energy is de-
                                                                                                                         energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and is a    are not ready for surgery but looking for meaningful
                    addressed in cosmetic surgery. This trig-           livered non-invasively and selectively into
                                                                                                                         signal that the collagen-building process has been ini-    results. The Ultherapy® appeal is also great for pa-
                    gers the body’s natural response mecha-             the dermal layer, as well as the skin’s deep
                                                                                                                         tiated. Treatment over bony areas tends to be more         tients with beginning signs of skin laxity. Skin laxity
                    nism, which is to rejuvenate tired collagen         support structures, without affecting in-
                                                                                                                         uncomfortable (forehead, jaw line). Comfort thresh-        commonly first occurs on the forehead, which leads
                    and supplement it with fresh, new colla-            tervening tissue. This is done around the
                                                                                                                         olds vary from person to person, and we take meas-                                            (Continued on page 45)
                    gen.                                                eyes, cheeks, and upper neck.
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SPOTLIGHT ON SPAS
The essex ResoRT and spa



                                                                                                                                 air ballooning is a unique way to
                                                                                                                                 see the countryside. But if you like
                                                                                                                                 your feet planted on the ground,        nated, you can take a dip in the       dine in one of the resort’s has two
                                                                                                                                 there are numerous hiking trails        beautiful indoor pool. Top off your    distinctive restaurants. The former
                                                                                                                                 where you can test your agility         experience with a delicious spa        Butler's Farm restaurant is now
                                                                                                                                 and get up close to nature.             cuisine selection, focused on          the home of the new and im-
                                                                                                                                                                         fresh, organic ingredients in com-     proved Tavern, which features an
                                                                                                                                 the Spa                                 binations that are sure to revital-    expanded bar area along with
                                                                                                                                      With the mountains and             ize both the body and the soul.        patio seating adjacent to the East
                                                                                                                                 greenery surrounding you, it is the                                            Lawn, giving diners a more se-
                                                                                                                                 perfect time and setting to im-         Culinary adventure                     cluded al fresco experience. The
                                                                                                                                 merse yourself in a little R & R. The        If you think you’ve got what it   menu includes a wide variety of
                                                                                                                                 Spa at The Essex boasts 10 treat-       takes to become a chef, but never      grass-fed, dry-aged steaks, in ad-
                                                                                                                                 ment rooms, including specialty         got around to diving in, now’s your    dition to vegetarian selections and
                                                                                                                                 suites for two and relaxation           chance to shine. The Essex Resort      continental cuisine.
                                                                                                                                 lounges complete with steam,            offers classes in the culinary arts         Amuse, the resort’s other pre-
                                                                                                                                 sauna and fireplace sanctuaries.        in a low-pressure environment,         mier establishment, offers sophis-
                                                                                                                                 Their massage menu is extensive,        giving you hands-on culinary ex-       ticated dining in a casual
                                                                                                                                 featuring hot stone massages, re-       perience where you can learn new       atmosphere. The regularly-chang-
                                                                                                                                 flexology, reiki, aromatherapy,         techniques or hone the skills you      ing menu showcases the best of
                                                                                                                                 and more. They offer a full range       already have. You'll work along-       farm-to-fork cuisine, including lo-
                                                                                                                                 of body and facial treatments, and      side an Essex chef as you prepare      cally-sourced dishes. The layout of


   F
                                                                                                                                 the full-service salon lets you pam-    delicious cuisine using local Ver-     the space includes kitchen-side
        all is the perfect time to experi-   a full-service spa and fitness center,     is more your speed, you can play a
                                                                                                                                 per yourself with specialty mani-       mont ingredients. Classes include      seating, giving diners a view of the
        ence the beauty of New Eng-          cooking classes in the J.K. Adams          round at the Links at Lang Farm,
                                                                                                                                 cures and pedicures.                    a three- or four-course meal           chefs' culinary processes.
        land, abundant with vibrant          and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Acad-          New England's only Championship
                                                                                                                                      You can work out in the fit-       paired with a glass of wine; some
   colors and tranquil countryside. In       emy, two award-winning restau-             Executive-length Vermont golf
                                                                                                                                 ness center featuring state-of-the-     classes include French Haute Cui-          So don’t miss the vibrant hues
   the heart of it all in Burlington, Ver-   rants, and a host of recreational          course, just a short distance from
                                                                                                                                 art cardiovascular and weight           sine, Pasta Pasta Pasta, Baking        of autumn this season. Escape to
   mont is the area’s only Four Dia-         activities – all of which perfectly        the resort.
                                                                                                                                 training equipment, or in the           with Vermont Cheese, and Sushi.        the mountains of Vermont for a
   mond hotel, The Essex Resort and          complement their classic accom-                 A perfect way to take in the
                                                                                                                                 group movement studio with a                 After a day of play and pam-      dose of color, serenity, and crisp
   Spa. This bucolic escape is a true        modations.                                 New England sights is via bicycle.
                                                                                                                                 yoga or pilates class. Once rejuve-     pering, you’ll have the chance to      fresh air.                 IMaGe
   mini-vacation destination, offering            The Essex is a stately compila-       You can rent a two-wheeler for the
                                             tion of grand black and white colo-        day from their fleet of adult and
                                             nials, perched amidst perennial            kids’ Diamondback mountain bikes
                                             gardens and cottage landscaping.           and take a scenic bike ride on the
                                             The resort is comprised of 120 guest       resort path. Or you can take matters
                                             rooms, and you can choose from             into your own hands and ride
                                             their traditional rooms, featuring         through the local area, taking in the
                                             stylish, time-honored decor in an in-      changing foliage while getting a lit-
                                             timate setting, or a fireplace mini-       tle exercise.
                                             suite with hearthstone gas stove                Fishing for something different?
                                             and kitchenette. Both offer all of the     The Essex is Vermont’s only Orvis
                                             charm and warmth of New England.           Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, and
                                                                                        their guides will provide an unfor-
                                             Outdoor activities                         gettable day on the rich waters of
                                                  If it’s the great outdoors that       Vermont, complete with a gourmet
                                             led you to the Essex, then you’ve          streamside lunch. Practice your
                                             come to right place. For the tennis        catch and release skills on their very
                                             buff, you can enroll in their Vermont      own stocked casting pond.
                                             Tennis Vacation, offering a daily pro-          Not far way there are many
                                             gram of clinics and private instruc-       other ways to enjoy the fresh air.
                                             tion tailored to your skill set. If golf   For those not afraid of heights, hot
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   S k i n    S o l u t i o n s




                                                                IT
                                                                ITCHES,
                                                                IT
                                                                BURNS
   How to Get Rid of Eczema


   BY GADI AVSHALOMOV, M.D.




                        A
   Once you start              common, inflammatory skin con-        or the food they eat. In any case there
                               dition, eczema causes unbear-         is almost always some way to improve
   scratching,                 able itching and discomfort.          eczema once you figure out its cause.
   you create a         During an eczematous eruption the            All it requires is some detective work.
   vicious cycle        skin becomes vulnerable to infection
                        and can be very unsightly. It’s the itch     what is eczema?                              point into vesicles, papules, and fissures. Eventually      dition to avoidance, all patients with eczema need to
   of more itch,        that’s impossible to resist, and once             “Eczema” describes various in-          a process of exfoliation and lichenification may de-        be educated on the appropriate skin care and have
   more rash,           you start scratching, you create a vi-       flammatory skin conditions that cause        velop; bacteria will typically invade the skin at this      the right medication available. Flare-ups of eczema
                        cious cycle of more itch, more rash, and     the skin to become swollen, irritated,       point escalating the whole process.                         may occur at any time, and prompt aggressive treat-
   and more             more eczema.                                 red, and itchy. Eczema is non-conta-                                                                     ment is always the best approach.
   eczema.                   It is typically called the itch that    gious. These conditions can include          what to do?
                        rashes. More than 10 million people          atopic dermatitis, which may be the re-           The most important thing an eczematous patient         How to Protect your Children
                        suffer from eczema in the U.S., with 10      sult of food or environmental allergies      can do is to answer this question: What is the actual            Since eczema is particularly troublesome in chil-
                        percent of those being children. The         (i.e. dust mites pollen, pets), contact      cause of my eczema? Narrowing down the possibil-            dren, there are some precautions parents can take.
                        sad fact, however, is that most people       dermatitis, post infections, and many        ities and finding the offending allergen is your best       Pregnant mothers can avoid allergenic foods like
                        don’t know how to treat their eczema         others.                                      chance. The process involves thorough and accurate          peanuts, tree nuts, and seafood during the last
                        and even more don’t ever diagnose its             People who suffer from allergies        allergy skin and patch testing. These tests examine         trimester. Once your child is born, it’s best that
                        cause. Once the rash comes up it can         may eat, inhale, or touch something          things like foods, particles in the air, chemicals, and     he/she never sleep in an adult bed, as your child will
                        be difficult to control. Most of the pa-     they’re sensitive to. After exposure an      pollens. Though the results narrow the list of possible     be exposed to too large a concentration of dust mites
                        tients I see have accepted it as their       itch may develop, and then the rash.         triggers, the patient can also help in determining the      in that environment, which is the number-one cause
                        way of life and only seek medical assis-     The itch is so strong that it’s impossible   triggers.                                                   of allergic eczema. Parents can also avoid smoking,
                        tance when their symptoms are so out         not to scratch. Children may be espe-             For example, if you develop a rash after wearing       choose wood flooring or make sure carpets are clean,
                        of control that they can no longer           cially bothered by the condition. Acute      a shirt laundered in a new detergent, you may sus-          and be particularly careful about applying chemicals
                        sleep, carry out their daily functions, or   eczema starts with the appearance of         pect the detergent of containing some chemical              to their child’s skin. Use only the most sensitive de-
                        go out in public.                            a reddened patch of varying sizes, due       you’re allergic to. If you try a new foundation and         tergents, at one fourth of the recommended con-
                             There are methods to diagnose           to acute capillary hyperemia. This is ac-    your face breaks out, chances are that foundation has       centration, and put baby’s clothes through a second
                        and treat eczema, and many times a           companied with local elevation of tem-       a chemical you want to avoid. Not all eczema is al-         rinse cycle. Clothe your child primarily in cotton, and
                        solution or treatment is available. For      perature and a sensation of burning or       lergy related; some people are just born with               use a sensitive soap like Dove unscented bar soap.
                        some people the answer was always            itching. In a day or two, or in a few        eczematous skin. That said, all patients with eczema        Fragrances can be full of chemicals, so avoid those
                        under their nose – all they need to do is    hours, this reddened patch becomes           should at least rule out the allergy as a cause, as it is   wherever possible for the first few years of life.
                        avoid their facial creams to get sponta-     the seat of the special lesions of           the most common reason for the condition.                        If you have eczema and would like more infor-
                        neous improvement. For others the            eczema. Once they are scratched they              Once you’ve determined the triggers, the solu-         mation, call the Center for Allergy and Immunology or
                        problem may be more difficult, as their      start developing into mature eczema-         tion is to avoid them. That may not be as easy as it        set up a consultation with a physician to determine
                        trigger may be in the air they breathe       tous lesions, progressing from that          sounds depending on the particular allergen. In ad-         your best options.                              IMaGe
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  Sheryl Crow
                                                                                                                             rainy.” When asked about her youthful glow, she
                                                                                                                             answered “To be perfectly honest, genetics. My
                                                                                                                             mom has really beautiful skin…But I definitely am
                                                                                                                             embracing aging.”
                                                                                                                                  Also part of Sheryl’s new outlook on a
                                                                                                                             healthy life is her attitude and emotional well
                                                                                                                             being. She is now focused on reducing stress,
                                                                                                                             embracing a strong connection to God, and liv-

                                            “Anything But Down”                                                              ing in a place surrounded by nature.
                                                                                                                                  Her philanthropic spirit has driven her in re-
                                                                                                                             cent years as well. She has taken part in a Stop
                                                                                                                             Global Warming College Tour, has performed at
                                                                                                                             the Live Earth concerts, and has given away free
                                             by Maria Orlando Pietromonaco                                                   digital copies of her Detours album to support




 S
                         heryl Crow is a name that does not     who actually encouraged her to see a nutritionist,
                                                                                                                             AFTER YEARS OF LIVING IN THE
                       need much explanation. A starlet in      and she went to see Rachel Beller, RD, a nutri-              LIMELIGHT AND ENJOYING AN
                      the music industry and a woman with       tionist who specializes in cancer prevention.                EXTRAORDINARY CAREER, IN
                    enviable natural beauty, she is a glob-          Sheryl took the bull by the horns and decided
                   ally celebrated entertainer with much        to take control of her treatment and her road to             2006 SHE WAS DEALT A BLOW
                 success under her belt. Although we            recovery, and revamping her diet was an impor-               SHE HADN’T SEEN COMING –
                know Sheryl as a music icon with tremen-        tant part of the plan. “Once I was diagnosed I
       dous talents as a vocalist, songwriter, musician         wanted to feel like I was proactive in becoming              SHERYL WAS DIAGNOSED
       and performer, we are coming to know her as an           and staying well,” Crow says. She learned about              WITH BREAST CANCER
       extraordinary human being who has built her life         the power of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids
       on compassion, philanthropy, and a genuine al-           and the antioxidant lycopene, both of which have
       truism for the planet and all living beings.             been shown to lower the risk for some cancers,               the Rock the Vote’s youth registration drive. She
            After years of living in the limelight and en-      including breast cancer. “I wanted to incorporate            opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center in Los
       joying an extraordinary career, in 2006 she was          what I was learning about food into real-life eating         Angeles, a facility that features screening and di-
       dealt a blow she hadn’t seen coming – Sheryl was         habits that would boost my immune system,” she               agnostic technologies for the detection of breast
       diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Fortunately, her           said.                                                        cancer. "Joining forces with the Pink Lotus Breast
       cancer was caught early, and after a lumpectomy               So inspired by these discoveries in natural             Center has provided me with a wonderful plat-
       and seven weeks of radiation, she is cancer-free.        healing through proper nutrition, she decided to             form to create awareness and encourage the
       But the disease ignited a major transformation in        share her healthy-eating knowledge with the                  millions of American women over 40 to get their
       her lifestyle, as she evaluated her regimen and nu-      world. Earlier this year she co-wrote a cookbook             annual mammogram…Detecting breast cancer
       tritional habits and gave them an overhaul. In re-       entitled If It Makes You Healthy with her personal           early is a woman's best chance at survival, and
       cent years she has been an advocate for breast           chef Chuck White. The cookbook features over                 digital full-field mammography is the gold stan-
       health in women, learning a lot about the disease,       100 recipes that introduce foods and spices rich             dard of early detection."
       including causes and prevention.                         in cancer-fighting nutrients, such as nuts, fish,                   Just recently Sheryl gave up her vintage 1959
            “It doesn’t run in my family,” she explained to     fresh produce, and cocoa. Sheryl includes some of            Mercedes convertible to help rebuild 10 schools
       Shape magazine. “And I’ve always worked out and          her personal advice on eating, along with lots of            destroyed or damaged by the May 22nd deadly
       been fit, so I figured I’d never get sick. But when I      nutrition tips from Rachel Beller.                           tornado in Joplin, MO. that took 159 lives and de-
       was diagnosed, I realized disease isn’t about how             Everyday Health recently spoke with Sheryl              stroyed about 30 percent of the city.
       fit you are. In my mind, it’s so much more about          about her new approach to eating, and she re-                     To round out her newfound health and hap-
       how you live your life and how much stress you’re        vealed five nutrition rules she now swears by: Eat            piness, Sheryl has fulfilled her dream of being a
       under.”                                                  seasonally, have a “cheat zone,” pick the most col-          mom. She now has two little boys she adopted
            Her cancer diagnosis changed her life on many       orful produce, try – just try! – something new, and          that have enhanced her life in a “million
       levels, but one indispensable tenet she took from        learn to love what’s good for you.                           different ways,” bringing her immeasurable
       the experience is the idea that food has the abil-            Fitness and exercise are also ultra-important           joy.                                       IMaGe
       ity to heal your body. Though she ate a basically        to her. “I try to do something every day that’s
       well-balanced diet, Sheryl had never made the            sports-related, and I like to be outside. I love rid-
       connection that what she ate was key to her              ing my bike, and playing tennis, and paddle surf-
       health and wellness. Her oncologist was the one          ing. I don’t love going to the gym, but I’ll do it if it’s


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  S t a n d i n g        T a l l




                                                  ONE CHANCE
                                                  TO MAKE A FIRST
                                                  IMPRESSION
   What Does Your Posture Say About You?



   BY SHARON MOELIS, CPT, MEPD




                         W
   The ultimate                    e only get one chance to make      shoulders, and asymmetrical body po-
                                   a first impression. Our ap-        sition convey a host of negative im-
   goal is to                      pearance and demeanor lead         pressions. You look bored, dull, or
   establish             the way in generating most of the first      unintelligent. You look weak and un-
                         impressions we make throughout our           forceful. You look overweight and out      question to the test.                                     on your customized menu. You leave with a packet
   straight                                                                                                           At South Shore Fitness we offer the Egoscue          containing your photos, postural analysis, and de-
                         lives. How we look and the energy we         of shape.
   vertical load-        project weigh heavily on how people               Some of us are aware of these so-     Method® of Postural Alignment Corrective Exercise         tailed descriptions (with pictures) of your specific ex-
                         view us and what they think about us.        cial norms and pitfalls relating to our    based on customized exercises you can do in your          ercises. The ultimate goal is to establish straight
   ing and align-
                         While superficial appearance is impor-       posture. We try our intermittent best      own home on your own time. Follow-up visits are           vertical loading and alignment of all the weight-bear-
   ment of all the       tant, almost nothing conveys more to         to sit up straight in our office chairs,   not required after the initial evaluation, but are        ing joints including your shoulders, hips, knees, and
   weight-bearing        someone we are meeting for the first         walk with our hips more aligned, and       available in a variety of options. Support is available   ankles. Each pair of joints should also be parallel
                         time than our posture; how we hold           throw out our chests and pull back our     by phone, email, and through personalized online          with each other.
   joints including                                                                                              training videos. Here’s how it works.                          At South Shore Fitness, your individual routine is
                         ourselves and how we move.                   shoulders to better balance our neck
   your shoulders,            First impressions are critical to       and head. But if aligned posture is             In our initial consultation we take a full medical
   hips, knees,          every aspect of socialization. We meet       what society requires for getting ahead,   history. This aids in determining any limitations and
                         people professionally, socially, and inti-   then why can’t we conform to this?         any potential causes of misalignments. You will be        NO MATTER THE LEVEL OF CONTACT,
   and ankles.                                                                                                   asked to perform several functional movements for
                         mately. We go to job interviews, give        The answer may very well lie in physical                                                             WE ARE JUDGED BY OUR POSTURE
                         business presentations, and show up          dysfunctions or misalignments in our       purposes of a gait analysis and functional movement
                         for work each day. We go to family           own bodies.                                screening. A brief series of photographs are taken so     AND BY WHAT IT COMMUNICATES
                         functions, out to dinner with friends,            Ask yourself, do I suffer from        that we can visualize your posture. Together we           ABOUT US
                         and meet new people. We date and             chronic aches and pains? Do I have a       look closely to see any misalignments. The postural
                         often have more intimate, one-on-one         sore neck? Headaches? Pains in my          photographs are uploaded to ePete®, the Egoscue
                         relationships. No matter the level of        hips or knees? These may very well be      Method® proprietary computer software program,            customized not only to your personal needs but also
                         contact, we are judged by our posture        symptomatic of postural dysfunction or     which generates a series of recommended exercises         to the time you can commit. If you can devote
                         and by what it communicates about us.        misalignment. Of course this raises the    (Ecises®) developed to address your particular mis-       twenty minutes each day, then your exercise rou-
                              “Stand up straight!” your mother        obvious chicken-and-egg question:          alignments. I then select and customize these exer-       tine will be for twenty minutes. Each exercise is to
                         always said. “Don’t slouch!” said your       Which comes first, the misalignment or     cises for your particular needs. Some of the most         be pain free. If you are uncomfortable or feel pain
                         grade school teacher. While it is un-        the pain? Is my shoulder rotated for-      common misalignments include shoulder or hip el-          when attempting any exercise, it will be replaced
                         likely that either mom or your third         ward because my hip hurts or does my       evation (one higher than the other), forward neck         with an alternative. If you have questions or con-
                         grade teacher demanded good posture          hip hurt because my shoulder is rotated    flexion (leaning forward from the neck), rounded          cerns regarding any exercise you may call or email us
                         for health reasons, they almost cer-         forward? The simple answer is that if      shoulders, and shoulder or hip rotation (one more         at South Shore Fitness. Be sure to consult with your
                         tainly did so for appearance sake. They      you are suffering from chronic pain, at    forward than the other).                                  physician or physical therapist if you have any con-
                         understood that slouching, rounded           some point, you will have to put this           We teach you how to do each of the exercises                                            (Continued on page 45)


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   F i n d i n g         A     C u r e




                                              DIAGNOSING
                                              DIABETES
   Facing Reality with Hope


   BY KELLIE RODRIGUEZ, MSN, CDE, CPT




                         W
   There’s a                       hile we typically hear a great        First and foremost, recognize the warn-
                                   deal about diabetes during Di-        ing signs of diabetes, as it can strike any-
   reason to                       abetes Awareness Month, we            one, from any walk of life, at any time.
   believe in a          meet patients and families all year long        Diabetes incidence is growing annually
   cure – until          who face daily challenges with this dis-        at a staggering rate, and today affects
                         ease, holding out hope that a cure is           more than 26 million people in the
   then, know            within reach. Moms like Jenn Tacher,            United States, a third of whom are un-
   the signs of          whose 3-year-old son was diagnosed              aware of the diagnosis.
   diabetes              when he was 2 says, “When I look into                Another mom, whose son was di-
                         Jace’s eyes, I know there will be a cure.”      agnosed at the age of 5, told me that he
   and under-            In just over a year, she has pricked his        complained “his body was tired but his
   take optimal          tiny fingers and injected him with insulin      mind couldn’t fall asleep.” Comments                                                         sues). Some patients may ben-
                         more than 4,000 times. Sadly, that num-         like this should raise a red flag and urge      ULTHERAPY                                                                              ONE CHANCE TO
                                                                                                                         __________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                      efit from more than one treat-
   care                  ber will grow exponentially until there’s       you to see a doctor. Typical symptoms
                                                                                                                         (Continued from page 35)
                                                                                                                                                                      ment.                                     MAKE A FIRST
                         a cure. Like every other parent of a child      of diabetes include:                                                                               Patients who are con-               IMPRESSION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                __________________________________________
                         with diabetes, she dreams of the day            • Increased thirst                             to brow descent, excess                       traindicated for use are patients         (Continued from page 43)
                         when Jace and millions of other children        • Increased urination (bed-wetting in          skin/hooding on the lids, and a               with open face wounds or le-
                         and adults with diabetes will no longer         toilet trained children)                       less open-eyed appearance.                    sions, keloid scarring, dermal            cerns about any of the exercises.
                         need to manage their blood sugar lev-           • Unexplained weight loss                      Cheek and neck tissue laxity can              fillers, severe or cystic acne on         You will also receive a unique user
                         els and face the risk of devastating com-       • Extreme hunger                               lead to flattening of the mid-                the face or neck, and metal               name and password allowing you to
                         plications.                                     • Extreme weakness or fatigue                  cheek, nasolabial folds, “mari-               stents/implants in the face or            access your exercise routine on the
                              At the Diabetes Research Institute         • Blurred vision                               onette” lines on the chin,                    neck.       Also contraindicated          official Egoscue website , including
                         (DRI) in Miami, this has been and con-          • Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain          downturned mouth, loss of jaw                 would be patients with me-                how-to videos for each exercise.
                         tinues to be our sole focus. As the             • Unpleasant breath odor                       line angularity, jowls, and sag-              chanical implants, implantable            Follow-up visits are at your option.
                         largest and most comprehensive re-              • Itchy skin                                   ging under the chin.                          electrical devices, an active sys-        If you feel more comfortable having
                         search center dedicated to curing dia-                                                              Young patients wanting to                temic or local skin disease that          a South Shore Fitness Postural
                         betes, the DRI is aggressively working to         The treatment of diabetes requires           stay ahead of the aging process,              may alter wound healing and a             Alignment Exercise Specialist evalu-
                         shrink the timeline toward the discov-        a management plan that is individual-            trend-setters wanting the latest              hemorrhagic disorder or other             ate your progress, adjusting your
                         ery of a biological cure. Our scientists      ized and includes insulin therapy (for           innovation, and patients want-                haemostatic dysfunction.                  program, or making sure you are
                         have made tremendous progress to-             those with type 1 and insulin requiring          ing to complement other proce-                      A non-invasive Ultherapy®           doing your exercises correctly, we
                         ward this goal, having already shown          type 2), monitoring blood sugar levels,          dures are also good candidates                treatment is not intended to              remain available to you.
                         that we can restore natural insulin pro-      exercise and meal planning (carbohy-             for Ultherapy®. Factors affecting             produce the same results as an                 We only get one chance to
                         duction in clinical trials. In fact, patients drate counting), and emotional support.          treatment response include skin               invasive surgical procedure.              make a first impression. So stand
                         who received a transplant of insulin-         Working with a physician and a diabetes          laxity (amount of excess, loose               Some of the best features of
                                                                                                                        skin on the face or neck), vol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                up straight, with shoulders back,
                         producing cells have been insulin free        health care team, like those at the DRI’s                                                      Ultherapy® are the gradual, nat-
                                                                                                                        ume (degree and distribution of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and meet the world with all of its
                         for more than six years. For families like    Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center, can                                                           ural changes, the fact that there
                                                                                                                        fat), skin quality (extent of lines,                                                    challenges      with    confidence,
                         the Tachers, there is a real reason to be-    lead to optimal health and wellbeing.                                                          are no foreign substances – the
                                                                                                                        wrinkles, creepiness, and/or sun                                                        strength, and good looks. IMaGe
                         lieve in a cure for diabetes.                     For more information on diabetes                                                           body’s own healing mechanism,
                                                                                                                        damage), age (20-30’s, 40-60s’,                                                         ____________________________
                              Until we reach that goal, it is impor-   and the DRI’s efforts to find a cure,                                                          no surface disruption, it is quick,
                         tant for those with diabetes to follow an     please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org            70’s and up) and lifestyle/health             and you can do a partial                  Pete Egoscue, Egoscue Inc., 2011,
                         optimal diabetes management plan.             or call (516) 822-1700.           IMaGe          (smoker, nature of health is-                 face/neck treatment IMaGe                 www.Egoscue.com
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   M a l e       A e s t h e t i c s



                                                    COSMETIC
                                                    ENHANCEMENT
                                                    IN MEN
                                                    A Growing Trend


    BY DAVID SCHLESSINGER, M.D.




                           I
    The careful               n recent years we have seen an            client, they are thinking that I am
    and                       increasing number of men decid-           getting older, not paying attention,
    appropriate               ing to undergo cosmetic treat-            and losing my edge. I need to keep
                           ment. We are leading more active             a youthful look just to stay compet-
    injection of           lives, exercising, eating better, and        itive in this market.”
    these                  using supplements. All of these is-               His story is typical of what is
    products can           sues are leading men to feel better          happening with today’s baby
    give a very            and more youthful. Men now want              boomer generation. As we become
                           to continue to look their best well          more focused on fitness, we can           gressive treatment. Botox® and Dysport® work           techniques most facial surgical procedures can
    natural,               into their 50s, 60s, and beyond.             lose fat in our face. Although men        by weakening muscles that create lines in the          safely be performed with minimal anesthesia in
    rejuvenated                  Aside from simply looking bet-         can continue to develop lean mus-         upper face. Crows feet and the vertical lines be-      a private operating room. In general, there is a
                           ter, in this tough economy, many             cle mass well into their 60s, this can    tween the eyebrows can be markedly improved            slightly longer recovery period than that of in-
    look
                           men look at cosmetic surgery as an           lead to loss of facial fat. When fat in   with these safe and quick injections. When done        jectables, and a “low risk” of scarring, but most
                           investment in their career. Drooped          the face diminishes, it is like a bal-    properly and on the right patient, the use of          men are able to get back to work and full work-
                           eyebrows and baggy eyelids can               loon deflating. Eyebrows and              Botox® and Dysport® can lift the eyebrows, giv-        out routine within seven to ten days after sur-
                           make men look tired and less alert.          cheeks sag, jowls develop, lines and      ing a very youthful look.                              gery. The results are generally excellent and
                           In a tough job market, appearance            creases form, and an overall older,            Injectable fillers can also very effectively be
                           is extremely important.                      more tired appearance can occur.          used for a quick, safe rejuvenation with almost
                                James D* is a typical 52-year-               Fortunately, there are many ad-      no downtime. Fillers such as Juvederm® and             SOMETIMES, WHEN FILLERS ARE NOT
                           old man. He wakes up at 5:00 a.m.            vances in technology now and men          Restylane® act to replace lost volume in the face.
                                                                                                                  The careful and appropriate injection of these         ENOUGH, SURGICAL REJUVENATION
                           every morning, has egg whites for            have many options to allow them
                           breakfast, and then goes to the gym          to age gracefully. Before undergo-        products can give a very natural, rejuvenated          COULD OFFER THE MOST OPTIMUM
                           for a 90-minute workout with his             ing cosmetic surgery, it is important     look. Sculptra® is another product that is in-
                                                                                                                  jected into the face to stimulate the body to cre-     OUTCOME.
                           professional trainer. Then he goes           that men use sunblock and mois-
                           to the office where he runs a con-           turizer as part of their daily routine.   ate its own collagen. My experience has been
                           sulting firm. “I feel better than I          While a tan can look good, it leads       extremely positive in achieving very natural re-       natural looking, lasting for ten years or more.
                           ever have,” James tells me. “I have          to premature aging and wrinkling.         sults with almost no complications. While the              After having had Botox® and Restylane® in-
                           tons of energy and my body looks             It also increases the risk of skin can-   use of fillers is very safe, they can still lead to    jections for several years, James decided to un-
                           better now than when I was 20, but           cer. By hydrating the skin with a         some temporary swelling and bruising. While            dergo upper and lower eyelid surgery. “I am so
                           then I look at my face and I see my          medical-grade moisturizer, many           women can easily cover this with makeup, most          pleased with my decision,” he says. “The surgery
                           father’s tired eyes and creases in           fine lines and wrinkles can look sig-     men just live with the mild bruising for a few         was painless and I was back to my normal rou-
                           my cheeks. Unfortunately, dieting            nificantly better. Unfortunately men      days.                                                  tine in about a week. My confidence is back!”
                           and exercise, which makes me feel            do not have the luxury of being able          Prior to the popularity of these injectable re-        So if you are feeling young and healthy, but
                           great, has actually made my face             to use makeup, so the use of mois-        juvenating products, surgery was the only op-          your reflection in the mirror is telling a different
                           look older.” James then goes on to           turizer is even more important.           tion. But sometimes, when fillers are not              story, cosmetic enhancement could be the key
                           say “I fear that when I’m with a                   Deeper lines need a more ag-        enough, surgical rejuvenation could offer the          to completing the picture of an older but more
                                                                                                                  most optimum outcome. With today’s modern              vibrant “you.”                               IMaGe
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    S k i n c a r e
                                                                                                               “aging” process in plants, not just by hours,
                                                                                                               but by days. At that point, they realized that
                                                                                                               the extract might be harnessed in ways that
                                             MIRROR, MIRROR                                                    could have similar effects on skin. That began
                                                                                                               a three-year, multi-million dollar research

                                             ON THE WALL . . .                                                 process into its true potential as a skin care ac-
                                                                                                               tive. Ultimately the proprietary BioCé Peptide
                                                                                                               was born.
                                                                                                                    The BioCé Peptide applies exceptional sci-
                                                                                                               ence to create skin wellness. It’s so excep-
                                             What is your mirror telling you every                             tional, in fact, that the laboratory holds not
                                             day?                                                              one, but two international patents on it. The
                                                                                                               first is on the plant cell extraction process and
                                                                                                               the second is on the peptide for cosmetic use
                                                                                                               on skin. Today, you hear a lot about peptides
                                                                                                               in cosmetics, but the BioCé Peptide is uncom-
                                                                                                               mon because it is natural, derived from the


                       I
                          t’s an inescapable fact that each        • Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate-free        cell walls of a plant called Nicotiana sylvestris,
    Emerging                                                                                                   rather than being made synthetically in a lab.
                          day lived means another day              • Nitrosating-ingredients-free
    scientific            older. Ideally, as the days of our       • Phthalate-free
    research pro-      lives go by, each of us will embrace        • Formaldehyde-releasing                    SkIn aGInG 101
                       growing older healthfully and fear-         ingredients free                                 The BioCé products address skin care at
    vides disturbing                                                                                           the cellular level. As we age, our skin gets thin-
    evidence that      lessly, taking the positive steps that      • PEG-free
                       will result in a vibrant, active life.      • Nanoparticle-free                         ner and dryer. Collagen and elastin, which are
    ingredients        Turning back time is not the goal;          • Petrolatum/mineral-oil free               the networks of fibers that make skin firm and
    commonly           creating wellness is. That being            • PABA-free                                 elastic, become disconnected, leading to sag-
                       said, the billions of dollars spent by      • Fragrance-free                            ging and wrinkles. Along with that, the mech-
    found in many                                                                                              anisms of natural repair simply slow down:
    skin care prod-    Americans each year on anti-aging
                       skin care products reveal our obvi-              Well, now you don’t have to            dead cells don't shed as effortlessly, and new
    ucts may pose      ous collective desire to delay the          imagine any longer. Now there is            skin cells don't grow as quickly, resulting in
    a long-term risk   outward signs of aging for as long          one innovative company working              dull, grayish skin.
                       as possible.                                with the best skin care experts                  The skin is made up of 3 main layers — the
    for health                                                                                                 epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.
                                                                   around the world to create prod-
                       a HealtHy aPPrOaCH tO                       ucts that are both effective and safe       As a person ages, the epidermal cells decrease
                       yOutHFul SkIn                               — products that fit perfectly into          in number by 10% per decade and become
                            It’s also an inescapable fact that     your health-promoting lifestyle.            thinner and divide more slowly, making the
                       the largely unregulated cosmetics           Now there is BioCé®.                        skin less able to repair itself quickly. In addi-
                       and skin care industry is a “buyer-              BioCé (pronounced by-OH-               tion to normal aging, the dermal layer can also
                       beware” market. Emerging scien-             chay) literally means YOUR LIFE. Put        be damaged by UV rays, free radicals, im-
                       tific research provides disturbing          into practice, it is skin care that         paired blood sugar metabolism, smoking, or
                       evidence that ingredients com-              adapts to your life, without getting        other lifestyle factors. This layer — responsi-
                       monly found in many skin care               in the way of it. It’s an anti-aging so-    ble for the skin’s structural integrity, elasticity,
                       products may pose a long-term risk          lution for skin renewal, based on           and resilience — thins and produces less col-
                       for health. Hormone disrupters, mi-         exceptional science and an ap-              lagen; the elastin fibers that provide elasticity
                       grating nanoparticles, formalde-            proach to wellness that together            wear out. In the subcutaneous layer, the fat
                       hyde releasers, allergenic and even         take the worry out of getting older.        cells get smaller with age. This leads to more
                       carcinogenic compounds — these                   BioCé is, indeed, free of all the      noticeable wrinkles and sagging, as the fat
                       are not the ingredients that most           worrisome ingredients described             cells cannot "fill in" the damage from the other
                       people would consciously choose             above, which are found in so many           layers. In youth, the creation of collagen pre-
                       to rub into their skin, yet millions of     other products. But safety is only          dominates, whereas, after about age 40, col-
                       us unknowingly do so on a daily             one side of the coin; effectiveness         lagen degradation outpaces collagen creation.
                       basis.                                      is the truly amazing other side. Six        Therefore, to keep your skin acting more like
                            Just imagine how reassuring it         years ago, the company’s labora-            younger skin, you need to boost collagen cre-
                       would be to know that the products          tory research partner in Switzerland        ation and slow down its degradation.
                       you apply to your skin every day            discovered a botanical extract that
                       are:                                        kept plants from wilting prema-             tHe bIOCÉ PePtIDe
                       • Paraben-free                              turely. It essentially slowed the              The uniqueness of the BioCé Peptide is

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                                                                                             GEO PALETTE
                                                                                             ____________________________________________________
                                                                                             (Continued from page 30)

                                                                                            Palette to the industry.
                                                                                                After years of experimenting with color
                                                                                            and light on geometric planes that he now
                                                                                            called “palettes,” the results were stagger-
                                                                                            ing: shimmering color that far surpassed the
                                                                                            conventional foil method. It was time to
                                                                                            bring the new technology to the salon arena.
                                                                                            In 2010, George introduced the Geo Palette
                                                                                            Hair System to select staff and clients. The
                                                                                            effects were immediate. Clients that got Geo
                                                                                            Palette color refused to go back to high-
                                                                                            lights.
                                                                                                 The differences quickly became appar-
                                                                                            ent: subtle shades in three or four colors
                                                                                            that reflected light and garnered more com-


                                                                                                 AFTER YEARS OF EXPERI-
                                                                                              MENTING WITH COLOR AND
                                                                                                   LIGHT ON GEOMETRIC
                                                                                                   PLANES THAT HE NOW
                                                                                                 CALLED “PALETTES,” THE
                                                                                              RESULTS WERE STAGGERING
                    that it takes care of your skin    literature.
                    by acting three-fold:              real lIFe reSultS
                    1. It reduces the damaging ef-          But what does this sci-         pliments than ever before. Plus, Palette color
                    fects of free radicals on skin.    ence mean to YOUR skin?              stayed fresher longer, sometimes several
                    2. It activates the cellular DNA   Women (and men) who use              months, depending on the hair, with two or
                    repair mechanism, thereby          BioCé enthusiastically report        three root touch-ups in between. It was also
                    protecting DNA from environ-       that     their   skin    looks       an environmentally friendly affair – green
                    mental damage and preserv-         smoother and firmer, that it         technology with re-usable palettes and no
                    ing its integrity.                 feels more hydrated, and has         messy foils.
                    3. It encourages new collagen      fewer fine lines or wrinkles             Creatively, all boundaries of convention-
                    production, while at the same      with better color and clarity.       ality have been eliminated. Using the con-
                    time protecting existing colla-    Friends and family members           ventional foil, hair is sealed up and out of
                    gen from degradation.              ask them what they’re doing          sight. The colorist has to “track” and re-
                        And the peptide does not       to look so “radiant.” Through        member the color placement. With the Geo
                    work alone. The BioCé prod-        the simple daily steps in the        Palette System, the stylist can see where the
                    ucts are designed as a more        BioCé skin care program,             color has been placed, as the hair is always
                    clinical approach to skin care.    people are greeting the              visible. Holographic color emerges…fun for
                    Antioxidant properties are         world with greater self-confi-       the stylist and exciting for the client who is
                    key to each of the products in     dence and assurance in their         getting a revolutionary new process, only
                    the collection, all of which are   skin’s more youthful appear-         available at a Palette-certified salon, and
                    formulated to support elas-        ance.                                whose hair has never looked more beautiful.
                    ticity and firmness, and help           The BioCé skin care line is        For information about the Geo Palette, go
                    reduce wrinkles. The prod-         available exclusively online at      to www.geopalette.com. The Geo Palette is
                    ucts contain vitamins, miner-      www.LIsuccessimage.com So,           available at Haircraft Forward Salon in Fresh
                    als, and high levels of            reach out and live your life to      Meadows, NY, Bewitched Salon in Wood-
                    concentrated actives with          the fullest for years to come        mere, NY, Beehive in Islip, NY. C3 Salon in
                    demonstrated         properties    — and look your very best            Port Washington, NY and Karisma in
                    based on general scientific lit-   while you’re doing so with           Tampa, Fla. Prices for the Palette range
                    erature rather than cosmetic       BioCé!                 IMaGe         from $125 to $350.                     IMaGe
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                                                            me, it also cheered up my visitors.
               CANCER                                            Conversation need not be forced;
               DIAGNOSIS
               ____________________________________         a hug, smile, or touch can speak vol-
               (Continued from page 17)                     umes. Sharing humorous office sto-
                                                            ries or in my case, stories involving my
                overwhelmed, it is so difficult to think    students, were fun to hear. My spirits
                clearly and make decisions. No ques-        were further buoyed when I was told
                tion you ask is foolish. Ask away; you      by my colleagues how proud they
                have earned the right, my friend.           were of me during this ordeal. This
                     Within a circle of family, friends,    encouragement made me try even
                colleagues, and places of worship           harder to stay positive. While you are
                there is usually one person who can         not alone and are working with a ded-
                assume the role of leader and take          icated team, the will to live (win) ulti-
                charge in organizing help for the pa-       mately has to come from you. You get
                tient. Imagine how much love is             to set the stage for how you are going
                demonstrated and felt when a team           to be treated by others. Everyone is
                of family and friends shop, cook (how       cheering you on. Stay upbeat so those
                I enjoyed those casseroles), clean,         closest to you will as well.
                babysit, drive children to activities, or        Guided imagery, laughter, upbeat
                pick up prescriptions. Gift certificates    visits, exercise, diet, and vitamins
                for cleaning, food, and gas can help        were what worked for me. Support
                tremendously with bills not covered         groups and therapy are also available.
                by insurance.                               Derail the “do gooders” who want to
                     Also, remember how difficult and       share frightening stories they heard
                frightening this time is for you as a       about someone they know who had
                caretaker. You also need a break from       cancer. Stop them in their tracks be-
                the stress. Visits and phone calls          fore they get going. A simple “I need
                should be monitored as well. Let’s be       for you to…so that I can stay positive
                honest – even when you feel well,           and heal” should do it. Planning for a”
                you’re not always “up” for company          thank you barbeque” for everyone
                or for chatting on the phone. While I       who has helped you can be some-
                certainly benefited by sharing my ex-       thing to look forward to. Do not for-
                periences, I soon tired of repeating        get your medical team. They will
                the same conversation five times a          become a large part of your life. Do
                day. Updates can be assigned to a           your job, be as informed as possible,
                friend with the patient’s permission.       and appreciate what is being done
                We also need to respect those who           for you. Assisting and cooperating will
                do not wish to share their experience.      work out so much better for you than
                Don’t just stop by; call first. There       resisting and complaining. Get
                were some days when I was just too          the best care you can by being a
                exhausted to share small talk and re-       good patient. People who like you will
                ally only wanted to sleep. As her care-     help you even more!              IMaGe
                taker, you need to protect her from
                stress so she can keep up her strength
                for a battle she didn’t enlist in!
                     There is no Etiquette 101 manual
                to follow for visiting a patient after      Resources to help you and your loved
                her diagnosis, surgery, or treatment.       ones through this journey with free profes-
                What made me most comfortable               sional advice include:
                were simple inquiries about how I
                                                            Cancer Treatment Center of America
                was feeling that day or if I needed
                                                            (CTCA) 800-297-1333
                anything. Today, most patients are re-
                leased within a few days of surgery,        www.cancer.org/American Cancer Society
                but I was hospitalized for a few
                                                            www.cancercare.org
                weeks. Friends cheered me up by
                decorating my room with photos,             www.gailmking.net
                cards, pillows, and plants, making it
                                                            www.lotsahelpinghands.com
                feel less sterile and more like a home
                away from home. It not only helped          www.nationalbreastcancer.org

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                                                                    Friends Helping Friends Second annual Holes
                                                                    for Hope, an Outing for autism
                                                                         The local community came out again in full force to
                         uJa Summerfest yearly                      support Holes for Hope, an outing for Autism. This
                         event reaches new Heights                  event, which raised over $150,000 for North Shore
                             The evening was a festive one,         Autism Circle and Autism Speaks, was founded by 10
                        with pre- and post-concert parties          Roslyn families to help a friend’s son with Autism. Over
                        bookending a high-energy concert            300 people participated in a great day of golf, tennis,
                        by Meat Loaf that had the audi-             mahjong, and card playing at Engineers Country Club.
                        ence on its feet dancing and
                                                                    The event was topped off by a fabulous dinner and an
                        singing. Scott Jaffee, a longtime lay
                        leader of UJA-Federation, and               amazing silent auction. Steven Flick, Co-Chair said "The
                        owner of the Metropolitan Realty            event surpassed our wildest dreams. It started out as just
                        Group, received the Robert S. Boas          an outing for friends to raise money and awareness for
                        Award for his more than 20 years            autism, and the night turned into an extravaganza.” The
                        of service. A record breaking               money raised from this event will enable children with
                        crowd of over 1,400 at the 21st             autism to participate in local sports and recreational pro-
                        annual concert event on Long Is-            grams, and will also be donated to Autism Speaks.
                        land, held August 10th brought in                North Shore Autism Circle is a 501(c)3 created in
                        a total gift of $1.6 million.               2005 that funds recreational, socialization and peer men-
                             The event began with food              toring programs for children on Long Island with Autism
                        and drinks in a giant tent fur-
                                                                    Spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks is dedicated to in-
                        nished all in white, and ended
                        there after the concert with a disc         creasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, fund-
                        jockey playing music as people              ing research into the causes, prevention, treatments and
                        danced. Outside the theater, in-            cure for autism. For information visit www.autisms-
                        stead of the usual signage to pro-          peaks.org.
                        mote upcoming concerts, there
                        were signs that detailed a wide
                        range of programs UJA-Federation           Dr. neil Sadick hosts an
supports—testimony to how the organization, supporters,
and projects are “Good Together.” A silent auction also
                                                                   event for the introduction
raised money for UJA-Federation’s 2012 Annual Campaign.            of levia
                                                                         With this home device,
                                                                   Lerner Medical Devices has           Dr. Ethan Lerner,
                                                                                                        Dr. Meghan O’Brien and
                                                                   solved the convenience issue         Dr. Neil Sadick
                        Making Strides against breast              and made reliable and effective
                        Cancer kickoff breakfast                    UVB photo therapy accessible to more psoriasis patents.
                              The Making Strides Against                Levia is the first Personal Targeted Phototherapy
                        Breast Cancer Kick-off Breakfast on         treatment system, providing physician-directed and pa-
                        Wednesday August 3rd was another           tient-managed accessible, fast and safe treatment in the
                        amazing success with hundreds in           privacy of the home environment. This treats psoriasis,
                       attendance including survivors and          which is an immune mediated disease affecting 2.5% of
                       their supporters, doctors , corporate
                                                                   the population, as well as other photo-sensitive skin con-
                       and community leaders. The purpose
                       of this high-energy breakfast is to         ditions such as vitiligo and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Ethan
                       create awareness of the event and to        Lerner, the guest of honor, co-inventor of Levia and co-
                       recruit team leaders to solicit walk-       founder of Lerner Medical Devices is associate professor
                       ers. Speakers included sponsors, an         of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
                       advocacy speaker, a medical speaker
                       and a breast cancer survivor. The
walk will be held at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 16th
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            reconstructive plastic/cosmetic surgery
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      Schlessinger Eye & Face                        75 Froehlich Farm Blvd.                     Woodbury                      516-496-2122                     3                 3             3              3                                                                                   3                                 3
                                                     1455 Veterans Highway                       Hauppauge                     516-496-2122
      The Plastic Surgery Group, P.C                 650 Northern Blvd                           Great Neck                    516-466-7000                     3                 3             3                        3                   3              3                 3                    3                3                3
      Dr. Mark Illan Silberman /Dr. Martin Kessler   242 Merrick Rd. Ste. 302                    Rockville Centre              516-536-5858
      Dr. James Marotta                              267 E. Main St. Bldg.B                      Smithtown                     631-982-2022                     3                 3             3                                                                                                  3                                 3
      Dr. Andrew Jacono                               440 Northern Blvd.                         Great Neck                    516-773-4646                     3                 3             3              3                                                                                   3                                 3
      Dr. Kapil Saigal                               1300 Union Tpke.                            New Hyde Park                 516-354-2050                     3                 3             3                                                                                                  3                                 3
      Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, P.C.                833 Northern Blvd.                          Great Neck                    516-498-8400                     3                 3             3              3                             3              3                 3                    3                3                3



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     Dr. Barry Rozenberg                501 Madison Ave.                              NYC                     877-863-1222             3               3        3                     3               3              3                            3                 3                                               3
                                        1000 Broadway                                 Woodmere                877-863-1222
     Dr. Maia Berger                    343 West 58 Street                             NYC                    212-757-3183             3               3        3                     3               3                  3                        3                 3                                               3

     Dr. Barry Jason                    1 Barstow Rd.                              Great Neck              516-767-0900                3               3        3                     3               3                  3                        3               3                        3                        3
                                        9 West Prospect Ave. Mount Vernon 914-699-8940 / 65-31 52nd Ave. Maspeth 718-424-8688




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    Dr. Roxanne Carfora                       301 Maple Ave.                 Smithtown           631-265-9355                                  3           3                          3                   3                     3                         3                   3                      3                      3               3




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    Massapequa Podiatry                               4160 Merrick Rd.                Massapequa 516-541-9000                   3              3              3                       3                    3                           3                         3                             3                              3

    Associated Podiatrists of Roslyn                  1514 Old Northern Blvd.         Roslyn          516-484-1420              3              3              3                       3                    3                           3                         3                             3                              3

    Associated Podiatrists of Huntington 76 E Main St.                                Huntington 631-427-3678                   3              3              3                       3                    3                           3                           3                           3                              3




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   Dr. Mark Schwartz                      1 Hollow Road                    Lake Success       516-869-8346                        3                    3                              3                             3                                     3




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    Dr. Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg    11 Irving Place                                Woodmere           516-295-5570              3                  3              3                       3               3               3                         3                        3                        3                   3
    Vita Ageless Medical Aesthetics 1500 Old Northern Blvd.                        Roslyn             516-626-6800              3                  3              3                       3               3                                         3                                                 3
    The North Shore Medical Spa                1 Hollow Lane                       Lake Success       516-441-5110              3                  3              3                       3               3                                         3
    Dr. Helen Flamembaum                       3003 New Hyde Park Road             New Hyde Park      516-354-6868                                 3                                                                                                3                        3                                            3

    Dr. Ted Brezel                             79-59 Myrtle Avenue                 Glendale           718-418-3041              3                  3              3                       3               3                                         3                        3                                            3

    Women’s Health & Wellness                   55-15 Little Neck Pkwy.            Little Neck        718-281-1800              3                  3                                   3                   3                                        3                                                 3
                                                155 Froehlich Farm Blvd.           Woodbury           516-921-5900

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     Name                           Address                         Town                      Phone
     Sid Jacobson JCC               300 Forest Drive                  East Hills              516-484-1545           3           3             3       3           3                      3                    3                 3                    3                          3
     Hot Ryde                       55 Lumber Road                    Roslyn                  516-801-6666                                             3                                  3                    3                                                                  3                           3
     South Shore Fitness            3465 Lawson Blvd.                 Oceanside               877-443-4863           3           3             3       3           3                      3                    3                 3                    3                          3




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Dr. Gadi Avshalomov                    560 Northern Blvd.             Great Neck 516-487-6200                               3                            3                                            3                       3                           3                                               3                         3
175 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-921-6780 / 2084 E. 67 St., Brooklyn, 718-444-8014



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    The Werth Parkinson Centre              448 Highcliffe Drive    Vaughan           905-889-4462                         3                                    3                          3                    3                                 3


                                         breast surgery
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    Dr. Karen Barbosa             11 Stewart Ave.                 Huntington               631-923-2477                     3                  3           3                          3               3                  3                         3                                 3                                    3

								
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