Category: Health & Wealth Fall 2018

The benefits of TREX AND AZEK decking versus wood

By Crystal Pieschel Short days and cold nights make us yearn for the warmer, summer months and spending time outdoors. One of the best places for you to enjoy the spring and summer months on Cape Cod is hanging out on your deck with food on the grill, a glass of wine in hand, surrounded by family. Whether you are building a deck for one of your clients or building it yourself, it is important to understand the best options for decking material. In general, contractors find that homeowners are torn between wood and composite decking, and are left...

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Do You Want Your PRE-BABY BODY Back?

By Seth Jones, MD and Michael Loffredo, MD While new motherhood brings undeniable joys, pregnancy itself can bring many undesirable physical changes. As your weight fluctuates during pregnancy, your skin can become loose and stubborn pockets of fat may persist long after childbirth, despite a regular diet and exercise routine. In the world of cosmetic surgery, a “Mommy Makeover” is designed to help you reclaim your figure and boost your confidence so you can focus on what’s most important: your family. The Mommy Makeover is a popular personalized combination of cosmetic techniques designed specifically to address common effects of...

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Why is My Wound NOT HEALING?

Dr. Paul Skudder, MD FAC Open wounds on the body, particularly the legs, are common and troublesome. Some are difficult to heal, particularly as we age. Some wounds grow worse or become infected. Pain and disability can then result. Healing wounds involves several considerations. When underlying tissue is healthy and the wound is not large, healing is usually straightforward. Underlying problems can cause even minor wounds to fail to heal or become more severe. Treating wounds often requires a team effort involving patients, families, physicians, and others. You may want to consider the following factors if you have a...

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Breaking the SOUND BARRIER Misconceptions about hearing loss — and breaking the stigma

By Tiffany Pfleger, AuD Most of us don’t have 20/20 vision. No problem — we get glasses or contact lenses. So why is it that nearly onethird of the 40 million adults in the U.S. who report hearing difficulties don’t seek treatment? Unfortunately, even with countless studies and initiatives to raise awareness, people with hearing loss are still widely subject to prejudices and misconceptions. In other words, there is a very real stigma that is associated with hearing loss. In fact, some experts say that this negative stigma is more of a deterrent to getting a hearing aid than...

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