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					   The Herald News, Monday, January 4, 2010                           WWW.HERALDNEWS.COM
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                                               FOOTBALL WORKOUT
    SPRY ON THE FLY
    Eco-friendly
    cleaning
    Do your household clean-
    ing with old T-shirts and                  Taking inspiration from football workouts is a    ment these with single joint movements such        • REV UP YOUR SPEED WORK: Add short
    dishcloths instead of buying               great way to create a successful routine:         as hamstring curls, calf raises, shrugs and        sprints to your treadmill workout.
    sponges or using paper                     • BUILD A STRENGTH FOUNDATION:                    triceps extensions.                                • PLAY CATCH: The throwing motion works
    products that will just end up             Try adding basic exercises to your routine like   • MIX IN CARDIO TRAINING: Go cycling               your shoulders, your core and your glutes.
    in a landfill.                              squats, bench presses, pull ups and core (ab-     or swimming, and add a workout on the stair
                                               dominal and lower back) exercises. Comple-        stepper or elliptical cross-trainer for variety.      — Life Fitness, www.lifefitness.com




HEALTH
   HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR UPCOMING EVENTS TO SUBMIT? Contact Lynne Sullivan, HN Extras editor, at lsullivan@heraldnews.com, 508-676-2572.




 IN BRIEF
Flu clinics planned
    FALL RIVER — The city is holding a series of                           STRESS MANAGEMENT
seasonal and H1N1 flu clinics in January.
    A children’s clinic will be Thursday, Jan.
7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Government Center
lobby. The clinic will be offered to all children
ages 4 through 18 who reside in or attend school
in Fall River. A parent/guardian must accompany
all children.
    A clinic for the general public will be held
Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Government Center lobby
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This clinic will be offered
to anyone ages 10 to 64 who reside in Fall River.
A parent/guardian must accompany all children.
    The first of two senior clinics will be held
Monday, Jan. 11, in the North End Center, 101
President Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon.
    The second senior clinic will be held
Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Niagara-Maplewood Center, 552 Tucker St.
    The senior clinics will be offered to anyone 64
years of age and older who reside in Fall River.
    For more information, contact the Fall River
Health and Human Services Division of Public
Health Nurses at 508-324-2421.

Wound center director named
    FALL RIVER — Gerald Monchik, MD, has been
appointed medical director of the Southcoast
Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine
Program, scheduled to open in February.
                             A surgeon at Charlton
                         Memorial Hospital in
                         Fall River and founding
                         member of Truesdale
                         Surgical Associates,
                         Monchik will oversee the
                         clinical services being
                         offered at the new outpa-                                                                                                                                                                               PHOTO | ARA CONTENT
                         tient wound care center.                          Studies have shown that peppermint aroma can enhance both physical and mental energy and performance. Why not try a cup of peppermint tea?
                         As medical director he
                         will also work closely with




                                                                           Soothing scents
                         referring physicians from
                         across the South Coast
     MONCHIK             region and East Bay, R.I.,
                         to incorporate best prac-
tices, prevention and continued follow-up care.
    A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine, Monchik completed a sur-
gical residency at New York Hospital, Cornell
Medical Center in New York and a clinical and
research fellowship Harvard Medical School and
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
    He has served as chairman of the Patient
Monitoring Committee at Charlton Memorial
                                                                           Candles, diffusers, sprays spread calm in home                                                                                       Other ways to
Hospital and as President of the Fall River Medical
Society and the Bristol South Medical Society.
                                                                               With household chores,
                                                                           family gatherings, school events
                                                                                                                         essence to a house, or to add
                                                                                                                         a bit of energy to the air,” says
                                                                                                                                                                     physical and mental energy and
                                                                                                                                                                     performance. So when your                  manage stress
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                                                                           and work activities, life can get             Dr. Rachel Herz, a scent expert             motivation is flagging, a sniff of              Identify your stress
Vascular screenings offered                                                a little hectic this time of year.            from Brown University and the               fresh peppermint aroma can be                   triggers. Keep a stress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     journal and list all the
     FALL RIVER – Vascular diseases, including                             So when you actually have time                author of “The Scent of Desire:             a good boost.
                                                                           at home, you either want to                   Discovering Our Enigmatic                       • Winter meals are frequent            demands on your time and
carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease                                                                                                                                                               energy. Identify and explore
and abdominal aortic aneurysms, are among the                              unwind and relax or use the                   Sense of Smell.”                            and filling, and the last thing you
                                                                           free moments to bolster more                      Here are some of her tips               want to do is gain extra weight            problem areas, and look for
leading causes of death in the United States. Yet                                                                                                                                                               ways to resolve it.
these serious conditions are often without symp-                           energy and finish the day’s to-               to keep your household energy               this season. One way to help you
toms until a catastrophic event, such as a stroke or                       dos.                                          levels on an even keel during               resist extra sweets is by infusing

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                                                                               “Scented candles, diffusers               the winter months:                          the room with a lovely vanilla                   Improve your time man-
ruptured aneurysm, occur. However, a few simple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      agement skills. Effective
non-invasive procedures can detect and treat these                         and sprays work very well                         • After arriving home from              scent. The scent will reduce your                time management skills
most common forms of vascular disease.                                     to bring a calming, positive                  a busy day at work, the smell               desire to nibble on sugary treats,
     Saint Anne’s Hospital Vascular Center will offer                                                                                                                                                           can help you identify goals,
                                                                                                                         of oranges can help you relax               and help cut down the pumpkin              set priorities and minimize
free screenings for vascular disease for people age                                                                      and put you into a good mood.               pie cravings.
55 and older on Saturday, Jan. 23, and Saturday,                                                                                                                                                                stress in your life. Create
                                                                                                                         Research has shown that orange                  • Sleep well so you are                realistic expectations and
Jan. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the hospital’s                                                                   scents reduce anxiety and                   refreshed and ready for the
Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care.                                                                                                                                                               deadlines, use a planner, and
                                                                                                                         increase calmness in stressful              next day. Before crawling                  prioritize tasks.
     Screenings will be performed by PrimaCARE                                                                           situations and increase positive            between the sheets, spray
vascular specialists Ibrahim Eid, MD, FACS, medical

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director of Saint Anne’s Vascular Center, and phy-                                                                       mood overall.                               some lavender around the                        Extinguish job burnout.
sician assistant Jennifer Lussier, PAC, plus Saint                                                                               • Several studies have              bed, or light a lavender candle                 Nowhere is stress more
Anne’s Vascular Center nurses and technologists.                                                                                shown that peppermint                while taking a warm bath.                       likely than in the work-
They will perform simple, painless tests, such as                                                                                 aroma can enhance                  This scent will help you to                place. Identify and deal with
ultrasound and blood pressure measurements, to                                                                                                   both                calm down so you can fall                  the problem that is causing
determine and evaluate the presence or risk of                                                                                                                       asleep, even if you are strug-             you stress. Surround yourself
vascular disease. They will also offer one-on-one                                                                                                                    gling with heavy stress or a               with positive co-workers, and
discussion regarding the findings and a chance to                                                                                                                    huge workload.                             make sure to take time off
ask questions.                                                                                                                                                             “’Tis the season to                  when you need it.
     Abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid disease                                                                                                                        create a positive atmo-

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and peripheral artery disease are three of the                                                                                                                         sphere at home by drawing                     Seek help. If you are
most common vascular diseases in older adults,                                                                                                                                                                       unable to relieve your
                                                                                                                                                                        on your sense of smell to                    feelings of stress or
explained Eid.                                                                                                                                                          help beat the stress and
     Individuals 55 years of age or older with cardio-                                                                                                                                                          burnout, ask a health care
                                                                                                                                                                       feel calmer, happier and                 professional for advice.
vascular risk factors, such as a history of high blood                                                                                                                invigorated,”Herz says.
pressure, diabetes, smoking, elevated cholesterol
levels, or known cardiovascular disease, may ben-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 — ARA              — www.mayoclinic.com
efit from screening for vascular disease.
     Screenings will be held at Saint Anne’s Robert
F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care, adjacent
to the hospital’s main lobby at the corner of South
Main and Middle streets. Appointments are rec-
ommended. To schedule an appointment or learn
more about Saint Anne’s free vascular screenings                 SENIOR HEALTH
on January 23 and 30, call Caritas DoctorFinder,
during normal business hours, toll-free, at 1-800-
488-5959.

Learn to manage stress
                                                                 Educational series to focus on needs of older adults
                                                                    FALL RIVER — Older adults                      with older adulthood, Saint Anne’s                  · Tuesday, Jan. 26: “Alzheimer’s        Geriatric Psychiatry Program, Fall River.
     DARTMOUTH — Southcoast Home Care,                           often face issues that are quite dif-             Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry                   Dementia vs. Vascular Dementia,” with
Hospice & Palliative Care & Infusion and Autumn                                                                                                                    John Rogers, LSW, director of social ser-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All programs are open to the
                                                                 ferent from those of their younger                Program, Sarah S. Brayton Nursing                                                           public and will be held from 6-7:30
Glen will be co-sponsoring a Mind/Body/Spirit                    counterparts. Memory deficit,                     Center, and Somerset Ridge Center               vices, Somerset Ridge Center, Somerset.
Medicine Workshop by Christa Johnson, MD, on                                                                                                                           · Wednesday, Feb. 10:                   p.m. at Saint Anne’s Hospital in the
                                                                 grief and loss, independence,                     are sponsoring a four-part com-                                                             Nannery Conference Room (Forest
Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Autumn                                                                                                                     “Understanding Your Feelings: Clarifying
Glen, 239 Cross Road. Seating is limited, register
                                                                 and mobility are just some of the                 munity education series featuring                                                           Street entrance, opposite former St.
                                                                 changes that many older adults                    area health professionals who work              Normal Grief and Loss, Adjustment
by calling 508-992-8880. For this stress manage-                                                                                                                   Disorder, and Major Depression” with        Anne’s School). Light refreshments
ment program, Johnson will outline the impact of                 experience, often resulting in                    extensively with older adults.                                                              will be served. There is no charge,
                                                                                                                       The series includes:                        James Cremins, PhD, licensed psycholo-
stress on every system of the body. Various medi-                anxiety or depression and causing                                                                 gist, Professional Counseling Center, New   but pre-registration is requested
tation and relaxation techniques be discussed that               worry for caring family members.                      · Wednesday, Jan. 13: “Oops, I
                                                                                                                   Lost My Keys: Could It Be Early-Onset           Bedford.                                    by calling Caritas DoctorFinder at
can counteract this damage. Refreshments will be                    To help elders and their families                                                                  · Tuesday, Feb. 23: “Home Safety,”      1-800-488-5959, code 575. Note:
served from 4 to 5 p.m. This program counts for                  and friends understand some of the                Dementia?” with John Rogers, LSW,
                                                                                                                   director of social services, Somerset Ridge     with Tracey D’Amico, OTR/L, occupational    Participants may sign up for as
two contact nursing and social work hours.                       more common issues associated                                                                     therapist with Saint Anne’s Hospital        many programs as they choose.
                                                                                                                   Center, Somerset.

				
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