Northern News : March 28th 2012
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After Hours 021 029 60489 OPEN 6 DAYS AND LATE NIGHT APPOINTMENTS General and Emergency Dentistry $40 for the full mouth examination costs Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA Health & Beauty Preventing avoidable falls St John Ambulance Officers see many pre- ventable falls, some of which result in severe brain injury or death. The service supports ACC s Idea Nation in- itiative which aims to reduce them. St John clinical direct- or Tony Smith says most falls occur in the home, not in the workplace. Many of these falls, in particular from ladders and roofs, are avoidable. The estimated social and economic cost of all falls in 2010 was $1.8 billion and half of all falls happen in and around the home. Dr Smith says the risk of such falls can be reduced by ensuring lad- ders are always secured and when possible, pay- ing professionals to do maintenance work on roofs and gutters. Skin care skills recognised Excellence again: Skin Dynamique Day Spa. Skin Dynamique Day Spa owner and manager Brenda Screen and her team have won the Der- malogica Skin Centre of Excellence Award for 2011 for the second year in a row. Our dedication to post-graduate training and high staff perform- ance is a true reflection of all the hard work and enthusiasm for customer satisfaction, Brenda says. The award is Der- malogica s way of recog- nising outstanding per- formance within their best skin centres. Don't dismiss pain in your big toe Gout is a form of arthritis. The big toe is most often affected, but ankles, hands and knees can also be involved. A gout attack usually comes on very quickly, often overnight, with extreme pain and swell- ing in the joint (acute gout). The skin over the joint can become hot, red and shiny. Without treatment, the pain goes away -- usually in about a week. Left untreated, however, over time attacks can become more frequent and more severe. Eventually, perma- nent damage to the joints is possible, as is painful disability. Untreated gout also can lead to kidney dam- age and, increasingly, it is becoming clear that gout is linked with obesity, high choles- terol, high blood pres- sure and diabetes -- all of which are risks for cardiovascular disease like heart attack, stroke and angina. Gout is a condition that needs to be taken seriously, and not left untreated. What causes gout? The proteins in the food we eat are digested and broken down to produce a chemical called uric acid. If the body produces too much uric acid or, as is the case for most people with gout, the kidneys are unable to remove the chemical, uric acid levels rise. Small crystals form in the joints and swelling and pain result. Gout attacks can be triggered by an excess of certain foods and alcohol. Foods rich in purines (which break down to form uric acid) are the bad guys. If you have experienced gout pain, or know you have high blood levels of uric acid, cut down on, or avoid eating, foods such as offal (liver, kidney, tripe, sweetbreads and tongue), large quan- tities of red meat, shell- fish (mussels, oysters, pipis, paua, kina), and large amounts of legumes (peas, beans and lentils). Drinking lots of alcohol, especially beer, also can bring on gout so it is best to cut right down and instead drink plenty of water. Some medicines, for example certain ones for treating high blood pressure and fluid build-up, can also trig- ger gout. Your Self Care phar- macist will help you with advice and infor- mation about gout and medicines. Being overweight can also contribute to gout attacks so talk with your Self Care pharma- cist about ways to lose weight, and have a look at the Weight Loss Self Care fact card. The pain of an acute attack can be relieved with medicines such as non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs. These should be started at the first sign of pain. With gout, pre- vention really is better than trying to cure it. Preventing the build- up of uric acid means controlling your weight, blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. If you only treat the acute attacks, rather than trying to control the underlying prob- lem, kidney damage and cardiovascular dis- ease are increasingly likely. So, don t dismiss that bad pain in your big toe, or any other joint for that matter. Talk with your Self Care pharma- cist, or your doctor, about pain relief and what you can do to pre- vent further attacks. Most likely, it will mean using gout pre- ventative medicines to reduce high uric acid levels, plus making changes to your life- style and diet. Ask the pharmacist for a Gout Self Care fact card. Hairy questions University of Auckland psychology researchers want to know what New Zealand men and women think about body hair and its alteration, and are asking people aged 18-35 years to take part in an online survey. There s evidence from overseas that body hair practices are changing dramatically but no one has studied ideas about body hair or body hair removal in New Zealand, and very few studies have looked at both men and women, says lead researcher Dr Virginia Braun who is undertak- ing the study with Dr Gareth Terry. We want to know what people think about body hair when they see it, their ideas on hair removal practices, and what their own practices are. The anonymous sur- vey takes around 45 minutes to complete and includes some check-box but mostly open-ended questions that ask participants to write their answers in their own words. People who take part are eligible to enter a $200 voucher prize draw. The Hair Survey can be found at surveymonkey. com/s/6PTXTVX or facebook.com/pages/To- let-hair-be-or-not-to-let- hair-be.
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