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November 2017: Women’s Health Section

All the top women's health–related businesses in the Capital Region.

Advanced Audiology Services
27 Lower Hudson Avenue, Green Island
518.270.5802; advancedaudiologysvcs.net
It can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating, to try to make a decision about which hearing aid to buy. This is where the services of the audiologist can be instrumental in achieving a successful outcome. The audiologist’s role in selection is to guide and advise the consumer regarding options such as style and level of technology. One should wind up with “the best hearing aid for me.” Carrying many brands does not necessarily translate into an advantage to the consumer. More useful information might be the answer to “What kinds of results do you typically get from the hearing aids that you dispense? Are your patients usually satisfied with the outcome?”

McGinnis Women’s Medical Care
Mary Joyce McGinnis, MD, FACOG
24 Computer Drive West, Albany
518.689.7548; mcginniswomensmedicalcare.com 
If you’re a woman diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness, you have specialists to watch over your platelets, lymph nodes, and CT scans. It is unlikely that you have anyone to answer questions about the impact of your illness on you as a woman. Who will address questions like:
• Will a blood thinner give me terrible periods?
• Can the medications I need cause birth defects?
• Will I be able to enjoy and give sexual pleasure?
• Can hot flashes be controlled without hormones?
My colleagues Mary Beth D’Aloia and Jennifer Iovinelli and I are experienced OB-GYN clinicians and breast cancer survivors. During and after treatment, let us help you move ahead with a full life as a woman.

Music To My Hair
1214 Troy Schenectady Rd. #2, Latham
518.313.7723, musictomyhair.com
Why is Music To My Hair the healthier choice? Our color is 99.98% of the truest color pigments in the world—available ammonia-free and natural ingredients derived from plants and non-petroleum minerals resulting in a healthier, long lasting and more vibrant color each time. We treasure the integrity of your hair, so we only use the purest and finest hair color ingredients available. We take into consideration your facial shape, hair type and lifestyle in deciding on a realistic and healthy approach that is best for you! Take advantage of our special holiday color offer!

Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC
59 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs
2105 Ellsworth Boulevard, Malta
518.587.2400; myrtlestobgyn.com
LARC–It’s a thing. By Bernice Moeller-Bloom, NP You know things are becoming mainstream when they get their own acronym. So, today’s acronym is LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception).This means birth control providing women with highly effective means to prevent pregnancy, while preserving the option for having babies later. These options are now recommended as first-line contraception for women from their teen years to peri-menopause. While it does not protect against STIs, LARC reduces unintended pregnancy and abortion. And they are cost-effective! Each has unique risks and benefits, so you should discuss the options with your health care provider at your next GYN appointment. Bernice Moeller-Bloom, NP, is accepting new patients at Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, 518.587.2400.

Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC
7 Wells Street, 3rd Floor, Saratoga Springs
518.583.4019; yarinsky.com
Christie Brinkley uses Xeomin® and Ultherapy® to maintain her Beauty – So Can You! Sixty-three-year-old supermodel Christie Brinkley, who challenges aging before the camera, told New Beauty Magazine how she uses the non-surgical cosmetic treatments Ultherapy® and Xeomin® to keep her looking great. A youthful appearance becomes difficult to maintain as you age. As an icon in the fashion industry, Christie relies on Xeomin® wrinkle reduction treatment (a BOTOX® Cosmetic alternative) and Ultherapy®, a non-invasive, no down time ultrasound-based skin tightening alternative to a surgical “face lift.” Dr. Steven Yarinsky is the only “Expert Injector” recognized by New Beauty Magazine who is located in the Albany/Capital District region and offers both of Christie’s favorite beauty treatments. He’ll help you to look and feel your best for this holiday season and beyond. Call cosmetic medicine expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yarinsky at 518.583.4019 today.

Capital District Wellness Management Services
1375 Washington Avenue, Suite G102, Albany
518.489.2628; weightlossalbanyNY.com
Miraculous LED technology offers: Safe and effective holiday weight loss alternative. How can you lose 3.5 inches or more of real body fat in one hour for the holidays? Capital District Wellness Management Services offers fat loss alternatives that allow you to target resistant areas with specific wavelengths of red light (belly, arms, thighs, chin, back). There are no side effects whatsoever! No Pain; No Downtime. Results are immediate. A total fat loss of 3.5 inches or more is typical in one session. Photonica is the only FDA cleared LED device for immediate fat loss without pills, surgery, cell damage or exercise.

Capital District YMCA
Various locations
518.869.3500; cdymca.org
Simple steps to help manage stress during the holidays  Many people feel the crunch of added stress around the holiday season. Finding ways to manage that stress can do wonders for your long-term health. Try some of these tips to help you manage your stress:
1. Sweat it out: Working out will help to release endorphins (the happy hormones), which help to mitigate the negative feelings associated with stress.
2. Get a massage: During a massage, your nervous system begins to relax and turns off the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for your “fight-or-flight” response and stress hormones like cortisol.
3.  Eat your fruits and veggies: Certain studies suggest that people who consume more servings of fruits and vegetables experience higher levels of happiness than those who skip them.

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