Non-ablative skin resurfacing and rejuvenation

submitted by Brittany Bray, B.A., LMA, Aesthetics Director, Lifestyle MedSpa

Lasers have gained popularity in the last decade for skin rejuvenation. With less downtime and safer recovery than deep chemical peels, this momentum is easy to understand.

The conditions that may be treated include skin tightening, sun damage removal, elimination of scars, redness reduction and wrinkle correction. To correct these issues, some lasers may use more ablative technology within one treatment but have more risks involved.

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Your home’s first impression begins in the car

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

That’s right – the first impression buyers have of your home occurs as they pull up to the curb, which is why we can’t say it often enough. Stand in the street and take a critical view of your home’s exterior because buyers can’t see how great it is inside if they never get out of the car.

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Arthritis pain? Take an alternative approach

submitted by GNC Newtown

If you suffer with arthritis pain, you’re certainly aware how everyday activities are affected by the discomfort and stiffness associated with this condition. The good news is that there are many natural arthritis remedies on the market proving to be effective in reducing pain.

“Whether or not you’re taking prescription or non-prescription arthritis medicines, it may be worthwhile to turn to these alternative supplements,” says Dr. David Pisetsky, professor of medicine and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

With this in mind, here are some joint supplements worth considering:

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Head injury retreat with neurofeedback

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Regina (not her real name), an adult woman, was concerned about the consequences of the many head injuries sustained during her younger years. Injuries from several car accidents and sports injuries were causing her concern.

She reports being forgetful, struggling with driving routes, feeling anxious, being impatient, having difficulty staying on task, sleep difficulties, worrying, and difficulty following directions. Feeling helpless and unsure of her future, she was concerned she would develop Alzheimer’s as a result of the injuries.

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Chronic inflammation: What you can do about it

submitted by GNC Newtown

Inflammation is the activation of the immune system in response to infection, irritation or injury. Sometimes this response goes out of control and the excessive inflammation has been shown to lead to many prevalent diseases and disorders. Characterized by an influx of white blood cells, redness, heat, swelling, pain and organ dysfunction, inflammation has different names depending on where it is found in the body. Allergy sufferers are familiar with rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), and asthma (inflammation of the airways). Those suffering with arthritis are dealing with inflammation of the joints, while dermatitis indicates inflammation of the skin. Also, most cardiovascular ailments are being linked to inflammation.

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Why mulch?

submitted by Jim Trymbiski of Victory Gardens, Inc.

There are numerous reasons to mulch your landscape and flowerbeds. Aside from the attractive appearance created from a well-mulched garden, here are a few additional reasons to consider mulching this season.

Mulch helps to maintain moisture in the soil by protecting it from evaporation from the sun.

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Conquering autism one child at a time

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Ray (not real name) was a very cute little guy, but his behavior was a challenge. Screaming, argumentativeness, spontaneous agitation, anger, stubbornness, impulsivity and resistance to redirection, were commonplace. There was no consoling him when screaming over extended times, soothing him when upset, or redirecting him when off track. He was alone in his own world and always unpredictable.

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Why selling your home yourself is a BAD idea

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Probably for the same reason they say that attorneys who represent themselves have fools for clients – and attorneys are educated about the process and presumably, understand the law! Below are some reasons that becoming a “For Sale By Owner” may not be the best idea:

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Want beautiful skin this spring? Start from within!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Each year millions of dollars are spent on topical skin creams and lotions designed to improve elasticity, tone, wrinkles and many other beauty issues. While many of these products certainly improve the appearance of your skin, the best way to improve its overall look and health is to treat it from the inside out! Here are several supplements designed to do just that:

Hyaluronic Acid: A 2014 study published in “Nutrition Journal” confirmed that a daily intake of this supplement protected against moisture loss, as well as damage from ultra violet exposure. As an added benefit, hyaluronic acid also supports healthy joints!

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Expect growth in the housing market

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Momentum in the housing market is expected to continue into 2015, driven by low interest rates, tightened inventory, declining foreclosures, normalizing price appreciation and an improving economy. Nationally, new home sales have lagged behind the recovery, with barely an increase over 2013 and the share of first time homebuyers fell to the lowest level in over 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. This is largely due to the decrease in homes for sale and tightening lender standards, which are expected to ease ever-so-slightly this year.

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