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September 2016: Women’s Health Section

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

Vent Fitness
various locations; www.ventfitness.com
Ask A Trainer:Women and Weight Lifting
The secret to getting toned is lifting heavy. This is where you achieve extreme results. Lifting weights utilizes more muscles then running on a treadmill, which also burns more calories and fat. A VENT Fitness Personal Trainer will create a workout using weights, movement and exercise tailored to hit the weight loss and fitness goals you are seeking.

Advanced Audiology Services
27 Lower Hudson Avenue, Green Island
270.5802; www.advancedaudiologysvcs.net
It can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating, trying 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?”

Myrtle Street Obstetrics &Gynecology, P.C.
59 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs
2105 Ellsworth Boulevard, Malta
587.5304; www.myrtlestobgyn.com
Zika is a virus spread by certain types of mosquitoes or humans. The devastation and fear associated with Zika come from possible birth defects caused when an infected woman passes the virus to her unborn baby.  Women in their child-bearing years can take steps to minimize their risk of contracting Zika:  Avoid travel to areas where Zika is prevalent.  If you do travel to these areas, be sure to use insect repellant, wear protective clothing, and stay inside if possible. If your partner travels to a high risk zone, the safest plan is abstinence or proper condom use, since Zika can be transmitted through unprotected sex. Talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.health.ny.gov/zika for more information.

McGinnis Women’s Medical Care
Mary Joyce McGinnis, MD, FACOG
24 Computer Drive West, Albany
689.7854; www.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?
• Can I ever safely get pregnant?
• Will I be able to enjoy and give sexual pleasure?
• Can hot flashes be controlled without hormones?
My colleague Mary Beth 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.

Spa Broadway
458 Broadway, Troy
272.3636; www.spabroadwaytroy.com
Wise women know that regular massage therapy treatments can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve sleep, leading to a better quality of life at home and at work. A healthy skin care regimen that includes the oxygenating, illuminating O2 Lift Facial can protect your skin as you age.
Spa Broadway offers anti-aging facials, oxygen facials, lactic and enzyme facials as well as LED light therapy and more. Experience our sumptuous Farmhouse Fresh body treatments and pedicures that will melt your body and soul. Caring for your skin is easy with the finest, freshest spa products available in our boutique.
We’re committed to focusing on your wellness/beauty goals and offer a wide array of therapeutic massage and foot reflexology by certified practitioners.

Theta S. Pattison, MD
2508 Western Avenue, Altamont
690.0177; www.thetapattison.com
No one understands women’s skin conditions better than other women, especially women physicians. We are a woman-owned dermatology practice with all female physicians and physician assistants. We treat patients of all ages and genders, but have special expertise in women’s skin.  We focus on skin conditions that are medically necessary to treat, such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne, skin cancers and allergic contact dermatitis. Almost everyone suffers some of these problems. We treat them. Our mission is to provide high quality comprehensive dermatologic care in a caring and supportive environment, taking into consideration the whole person.  We welcome new patients.

Capital District YMCA
869.3500; www.CDYMCA.org
The importance of load-bearing exercise
Have you been skipping the weights in order to have more time doing cardio? Studies show that load bearing exercise is just as important for women’s health as cardiovascular exercise.
Some of the many benefits of load bearing exercise include building up bone density and slowing bone loss to stave off the onset of osteoporosis, and increasing your base metabolic rate, which will help you burn more calories without having to spend as much time on the treadmill.
So, the next time you head to the gym, make sure you take some time to work with weights. Learn more about the Y at www.CDYMCA.org.

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