The Herald News, Monday, January 4, 2010 WWW.HERALDNEWS.COM D SECTION 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 1 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 2 “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 3 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- 4 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.