EVERY BUSY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO
health & wellness
Springtime brings renewal and the following Health & Wellness recommendations help connect you with resources for leading a healthy, happy and rejuvenated life. - I Will Reflect…page 5-7 - Health Checkup…page 10 - Heart Health…page 17-18 Download this section at EveryBusyWoman.com, and be sure to sign up for Every Busy Woman Buzz for tips on living well.
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bath & body products
stella Nova salon spa & Esthetique Esthetique & Make-up studio
Make-Up Lessons & Applications. Wide Selection of fragrances, make-up, bath & body, men’s grooming & skincare from around the world.
Strawberries: The New Tooth Whitener
Strawberries have gentle bleaching and cleansing chemicals which help to remove coffee or tobacco stains from teeth. Crush a few strawberries and rub the pulp onto your teeth. Not only does it taste good, it helps whiten your teeth!
Flagship location. 292 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: email@example.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad back cover
LiFEWorKs chiropractic Justin Fisher, dc 4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.imchiro.com/~lifework
coachiNg, couNsELiNg & psychothErapy
No matter how carefully you apply self-tanners, streaks and stripes are bound to occur. Look no further than your kitchen for the remedy. The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a natural skin lightener and exfoliant. Wipe down problem areas with a half of a lemon or a juice-soaked cotton ball to slough off overly tanned skin cells.
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Solid strategy for real results — and real satisfaction in life!
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center for Women
Individual counseling and support groups for women. Fees based on sliding scale. Call for appointment or more information.
To keep your diet high in natural salicylates (the main ingredient in aspirin that helps prevent heart attacks), eat more oranges, raspberries, apricots and cherries. For additional salicylates, try seasoning foods with cinnamon, curry, cayenne and thyme.
129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 29
betty buzz: SKIN CANCER AWARENESS
The ABcdEs of Melanoma you should check your skin regularly for spots on your body – moles, freckles, age spots, etc. if you notice changes, check your abcDe’s for signs of trouble. always see a dermatologist when you have any changes, questions or concerns! a – asymmetry one half of the mole is unlike the other half. they look like two different moles merged together. b – border the border of the mole is either irregular in shape and is scalloped or poorly defined. c – color varies, ranging in shades of: tan, brown and black; sometimes even white, red or blue. D – Diameter melanomas are usually > 6mm, but when they’re first diagnosed they can be smaller. e – evolving over time, the mole or skin lesion changes in size, shape or color.
Self Examination checklist keep notes on each area or create your own mole map. if you have a hereditary risk or sun damage, be sure to see a doctor annually for a check up. • Entire front & back of torso; left & right sides • Torso under your arms • Forearms, arms front & back; under arm area • Palms & tops of hands • Legs front & back; between legs; buttocks • Soles & tops of feet; between toes • Back of neck; along hairline • Scalp Source: American Academy of Dermatology, www.aad.org
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betty buzz: I WILL REFLECT
“I Will Ref lect” is a national melanoma skin care initiative that The Spa at Charleston Place and MUSC have partnered on to raise awareness, educate and help prevent melanoma. Meet the ambassadors who are sharing their stories to help educate and inform the Lowcountry about melanoma.
Julie parrish Sister of June Wallace; Director of Finance & Administration at MUSC June wallace’s fair skin and red hair required that she protect herself when going out in the sun, so she stayed in the shade and wore her sunscreen. as a nurse at roper and an active, single mother of a 5-year-old son, the eraser-size spot on her inner leg bothered her. the spot had no sun exposure and her dermatologist wasn’t concerned, but because it irritated her, she insisted on removing it, and, routinely, had it sent for testing. two weeks later, the 31 year old discovered that she had stage 3 melanoma. after aggressive surgery, June was cancer-free, but six years later, just before her 38th birthday in December 2003, she felt a lump in the same general area. a biopsy revealed that the cancer had returned and had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen, spine and throat. in may 2004, June lost her courageous battle. June’s sister, Julie parrish dutifully educates friends and strangers alike about skin cancer prevention and education. the mission is a family matter, to honor June and because of the hereditary component of the disease. early detection in June’s mother and father led to successful treatment of melanoma. Julie, who’s chances of developing skin cancer increased by 50% when her sister was diagnosed, sees her dermatologist annually and had digital mole mapping done to account for every spot and freckle from head to toe. “You have to take control of your own health and your own destiny,” says Julie, “it is so important to be conscious and proactive.” dana c. Mitchell Real Estate Management; Improv Comedian; Survivor a routine doctors appointment in December 2005 was the perfect opportunity to ask the doctor about the bump that had appeared on 26-year-old Dana mitchell’s hip. the doctor removed and tested it, and everything was fine, so in february, when another bump appeared on his right knee, he wasn’t worried. at a follow up appointment in march, he showed the doctor the bump but was assured that it was probably the same thing and was counseled to see a dermatologist if it changed in appearance. “i had sold myself on the thought that ‘it was fine,’” explains Dana, “and in doing so, had lost a bit of focus on terms of watching it.” by early-June, in the late evening, the spot would start to hurt, and occasionally it would bleed if lightly scratched, but never once did Dana consider that it might be dangerous. while on vacation in california in July, a friend asked about it and recommended he get it taken off soon. so, when he returned home, he made an appointment to see a dermatologist for purely cosmetic reasons. the removal took 5 minutes, while the results changed his life: it was melanoma, it was deep and it was serious. together with a very supportive family, Dana made a plan of action. the following morning he had a wide biopsy and a lymph node dissection. “three days later, with my entire extended family gathered in greenville and going crazy with worry, we got the call letting us know that it was really bad,” Dana explains. the cancer was found in 3 of 4 lymph nodes and he was diagnosed at stage 3b. “amid everyone freaking out – i was scared, but i was really calm,” explains Dana. “it sounds cliché and is hard to explain but i felt a sense of comfort and peace and felt so lucky to be surrounded by people who loved me. i wasn’t afraid.” Dana was given a 50/50 chance of survival, and after the removal of the remaining lymph nodes on his right side, began a 12-month course of the relatively new interferon alpha treatment, an immunotherapy drug that increased his odds by 5 – 10%. almost 4 years later, Dana is happily living cancer-free. he gets pet scans twice a year and annual check ups with a dermatologist to compare his skin to a digital mole map he had done. Dana gives a lot of credit to support, access to health care, and faith and optimism in carrying him through this experience. he implores others to pay attention to any new spots on your skin or spots that have changed in appearance and to not hesitate in making an appointment with a dermatologist. “Sometimes it takes just 30 minutes of your life to save it.”
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Angi Klick Senior Store Manager TrySports Charlotte and Mt Pleasant angi’s love for sports is more than a passion, it’s a job. working with new athletes to “trysports”, she instructs them on the right footwear, technique and on wearing proper sunscreen. she had first hand knowledge of how important it was to be diligent about taking care of her skin, as her mother, father and sister all had had cancerous cells removed from their faces. her job and hobby keep her outdoors often, and in the back of her mind, she knew that skin cancer might be an issue for her. this knowledge led her to take note of a small, brown spot on her left cheek that appeared in 2009. the spot turned out to be basal cell carcinoma and her doctor removed it. “i did another triathlon soon thereafter, and it came back,” says angi. “i knew that i should be checking regularly, but until i saw that spot, i didn’t understand how important it was.” now, angi regularly visits her doctor and is very conscious of applying sunscreen. in fact, one recent day when she forgot to apply her broad spectrum sunscreen before an 8-mile run over the connector, she was so mindful about the omission, that she could smell the sunscreen on every runner that she passed. angi has worked hard to find a sunscreen that works for her sensitive skin and stands up to the heat, water and sweat that comes with being an active athlete. but she knows that prevention is key: “Don’t wait until you have a problem, take care of yourself before you have an issue.”
susan parsons, MEd, Lpc, certified rubenfeld synergist
Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically through life’s challenges. Specializing in end of life issues, pain management, grief & loss; pre-marital, marriage & divorce; infidelity issues & blended families; adolescents; catastrophic illness, menopause & life transitions. I work frequently with gay, lesbian, transgendered & bi-sexual clients, helping to navigate through relationship challenges.
94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rubenfeldsynergy.com See our ad page 14
the Lifeguidance center Founded by psychotherapist Judy heath
Welcoming individuals, couples and families for appointments with our exceptional Counselors, Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Acupuncturist.
The Life Guidance Center, 3030 Ashley Town Center Drive (Located near Costco), Charleston, 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.lifeguidance.com See our ad page 15
dr. James h. sexton, Jr. & dr. Jared L. slovan general implant cosmetic dentistry
85% of people consider a person’s smile important when meeting for the first time, and 50% of people say it is the FIRST thing they notice! What is your smile saying about you? Call today for your FREE Smile Makeover photo simulation and let us help you make a GREAT first impression!
924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJimSexton.com See our ad page 13
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the american heart association
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red Movement to receive a free red dress pin and life-saving information. Take the Heart CheckUp for a free, personalized risk assessment today.
18+ Blood Pressure: once a year Breast: clinical breast exam at least every 3 years; monthly self-exam Cholesterol: at least once every 5 years Dental: every 6 months Pap Test and Pelvic Examination: annually Skin: skin cancer examination every year; check your own skin once a month 40+ Bone Density Exam: annually for adults 50 or older Breast: mammograms recommended every other year for women ages 40 - 50, and annually after that Diabetes: every 3 years beginning at 45 years; earlier if you are at risk Colorectal Cancer: suggested for all adults 50 years or older; FOBT (fecal occult blood test) every year; flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; total colon examination by colonoscopy every 10 years or double-contrast barium enema every 5 - 10 years; person at higher. risk should start at a younger age Eye Exam: annually Hearing: annually for adults 65 and older
tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org See our ad page 18 Lowcountry affiliate of susan g. Komen for the cure®
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 16, 2010, and Tie One On, an Evening of Impact, fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Daniel Island Club.
For breast health information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org
Loggerhead Massage Jessica ann smith, LMbt
Through Choice ~ Change Happens! Deep-Tissue, Therapeutic & Pre-natal Massage Therapist.
748 B Saint Andrews Boulevard, Charleston, 29407 tel 843.214.4597 www.loggerheadmassage.com the spa at charleston place
The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa” in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures, healthy spa cuisine, and many more delights.
Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 5
betty buzz: BREAST HEALTH
During treatment, meditate for stress, acupuncture for pain and peppermint tea for nausea. – A Survivor i started exercising 4 times a week, and changed my diet to include lots of water and vegetables. – Elise Graham; Survivor Don’t be afraid to look for outside support. call 877-go-komen for local support groups – A Survivor Know your doctors! Ask questions; get answers! – Sue Young; Survivor Do a self-exam every time you shave. – A Survivor become a volunteer! it makes a big difference. – Sheila; Survivor
Collected at the Every Busy Woman “Breast Health Tips” booth at the 16th Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure, October 17, 2009.
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betty buzz: HEALTH CHECKup
Busy women often forget to take time for themselves, but scheduling regular checkups with your doctors can add years to your life. Get your calendar out and make these appointments today!
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, most people should receive a complete eye exam every two years. People who wear glasses, have diabetes or are over the age of 55 should get checked more frequently. The American Dental Association recommends that adults and children have a dental check up and cleaning every six months. Patients with gum disease should visit the dentist every 3 months.
Breast Exams Hearing
The risk for hearing loss dramatically increases after age 50. If you are worried about your hearing, talk to your doctor or nurse and they can schedule a hearing test.
Cholesterol tests assess the risk for coronary heart and/or artery disease. Women should begin getting a cholesterol check up every 5 years at the age of 45. Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have other risk factors for heart disease should also get their cholesterol tested. These factors include tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease. To find out what the numbers mean, and learn how to lower them, check out the Cholesterol Center at www.webmd.com.
Women should perform breast self-exams monthly beginning at age 20. After age 40, women should have mammograms done annually. These exams check for any cancerous lumps. Early detection improves the chances of diagnosing and treating cancer successfully. Women with a family history may need to have exams done at an earlier age and more frequently. For more information on breast cancer and how to perform self-exams, visit www.breastcancer.org.
A Pap test consists of a pelvic examination and a check for cervical cancer. All women over the age of 18 and/or who have been or are sexually active should have a pap test done every year. But, new guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society suggest that women over the age of 30 who have had three normal Pap tests in a row, may get screened every 2 – 3 years, unless they have other risk factors.
This procedure allows the doctor to look inside your large intestine in order to detect any abnormal growths, ulcers or cancers. A colonoscopy should be performed at the age of 50 and should be done every 5 – 10 years thereafter. According to the Center for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US, but with regular screening tests, one-third of those deaths could be avoided. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/screenforlife.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends annual screenings for skin cancer. Pay attention to any changes in size, shape, color or texture of a mole or sore, you need to visit a dermatologist immediately to have it checked. Can’t remember to make a regular appointment? Go to www.aad.org/professionals/SkinCancerScreenings/skincancerreminder.htm and sign up for a free email reminder!
ocuLo pLastic surgEry
galin J. spicer, M.d., LLc charleston Eyeworx
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon Certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Spicer specializes exclusively in the rejuvenation and restoration of the eyelid and surrounding facial areas through a variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures. Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery • Benign Lesion Removal • Chemical Peels • Botox® Cosmetic • Dysport™ • Dermal Fillers • Laser Resurfacing Call now for your personal consultation.
Galin J. Spicer, M.D.
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Suite 204, Charleston, 29414 tel 843.763.7741 www.CharlestonEyeworx.com Visit us in our newest location at 137 Gateway Drive in Ladson!
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Specializing in the Rejuvenation and Restoration of the eyelids and face
the Loft pilates center
Offering private, semi-private, and small group Pilates instruction on equipment and mat work. Come see our new location.
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For more information: www.pilatesloft.com 7 Radcliffe Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.568.0499 email: email@example.com www.pilatesloft.com praXis balanced body studio
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29414
1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.praxispilates.com
anne L. Edwards, Md, pc
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement, & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer Radiesse • Body Contouring & Liposuction
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West, West Ashley, 29414 tel 843.769.6608 See our ad page 12
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rubENFELd syNErgy MEthod ®
susan parsons, MEd, Lpc, crs Licensed professional counselor, MEd in clinical counseling, certified rubenfeld synergist
Integrating psychotherapy with bodywork for over 30 years
94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: email@example.com www.rubenfeldsynergy.com See our ad page 14
sandpiper retirement community A Premier Senior Living Community
Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant, minutes from the beach and historic downtown Charleston, we’ve served the Lowcountry for over 25 years. We are a continuum of care community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. We have a variety of individualized programs: social, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities including day trips, events, gardening, and other life enrichment activities. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and assist you in making the right choice for retirement living. Schedule a tour and enjoy a free lunch in our Village Dining Room.
tel 800.732.6761 www.PremierSeniorLiving.com
hormone Lady Enterprises, LLc rosalyn adams, MEd, Lpc
You Can Live your life with Power, Passion and Pleasure. Cravings, weight gain, anxiety, mood swings, trouble sleeping, acne – your body is trying to tell you something. Roz “The Hormone Lady” helps you take the steps to connect the dots between your internal and external environment so that YOU can start living with power, passion and pleasure. Log on and sign up for the Free Report, “HORMONES: 21 Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know”. coming soon: Join Club HORMONZ™ for Coaching, Classes and Events to help you take your power back and change your life!
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F Teeth Bleaching ree
Come in for a checkup & cleaning, & get a free membership in our “Brightening for Life” program, including custom, form-fit, bleaching trays and a free tube of bleach every time you come in for your checkup & cleaning appointments.
F Smile Test Drive ree
Let us show you what the smile of your dreams looks like with our smile makeover photo simulation!
924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 www.DrJimSexton.com
Dr. Jim Sexton & Dr. Jared Slovan
general, implant & cosmetic dentistry
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WELL BEING CONTINUED... the Life guidance center
Bring your problems and challenging circumstances to the caring professionals at this unique, warm and welcoming place. Our patients feel comforted upon entering the spa-like waiting room of our special mental health and wellness center. Our practitioners offer hope and direction to individuals, couples, families and organizations. Whether endeavoring to make needed changes, successfully establish and meet goals, create physical well-being, help your marriage, children or yourself - we are here for you. Counseling • Acupuncture • Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Guidance • Group Help • Workshops & Seminars
Know the Signs of a Heart Attack
Most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happen: • Chest discomfort. Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressures, squeezing, fullness or pain. • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. • Shortness of breath. • Other signs: Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. Source: American Heart Association www.americanheart.org
3030 Ashley Town Center Drive (near Costco), Charleston 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.lifeguidance.com sweet 185
Offering optimum, long-term beauty and wellness enhancing results with an unwavering commitment to using treatments based on time honored principles of nature. All Natural Hair Removal in our Premiere Sugaring Studio • Holistic Massage Therapy • Oxygen Bar • Natural, Organic Skin Care Products & Beauty Treatments • Gift Items & More
476 King Street, Downtown, 29403 email: email@example.com www.sweetbodysugaring.com the turning Leaf
A collective for well being offering a variety of means to a healthy lifestyle for all ages. The Turning Leaf promotes the body, mind & spirit and does so through inspiration, motivation & education. The elements of this holistic & unique center include: Personal Training • Yoga • Pilates • Wellness Coaching Massage Therapy • Outdoor Adventure One of the studio’s most dynamic priorities is getting outside. The benefits of fresh air, the environment & natural resources play a vital role in every facet of The Turning Leaf & set it apart from other studios.
815 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.7148 email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com www.theturningleaf.org
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betty buzz: go RED FoR WomEN HEART CHECKup
Take this chart with you to your next check-up and f ill in your personal numbers for each health category. You can take your numbers and log onto the American Heart Association’s Web site to learn how to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke: www.americanheart.org/goredheartcheckup.
FAcTor total cholesterol LDL (“bad”) cholesterol hDL (“good”) cholesterol triglycerides blood pressure blood sugar Level height/ weight waist measurement MY NuMBErS ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Less than 35 inches GoAL Less than 200 Less than 100 50 or higher Less than 150 Less than 120/80 Less than 100