Ask the Pharmacist

When you’re ‘stuck-y’ you feel yucky By Fatima Benhalima and Tara Storjohann   What is constipation? Great question! All too often we find ourselves so busy we neglect to take care of our gut health, which can lead to constipation. Constipation describes a condition in which people experience difficulties with passing stool, also known as bowel movement. It is common and can be experienced by many peop ...

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“Boo-Tox”

And other spooktacular skin care treatments By Elizabeth Hausman   It is that time of year again when the days are getting shorter, the smell of fall is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner. In celebration of the ghost and ghoul season, let’s look at some frightening-sounding but highly effective skin care treatments. Although relaxing “fluff” facials still have a place in the aesthetic ...

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Home Sweat Home

Josh Rogers’ Anthem gym burns calories and inhibitions   By Madison Rutherford Josh Rogers has never had a “real job.” He played arena football for five years in Canada, started coaching and rolled right into opening his own fitness facility in Anthem with his wife, Laura, in 2005. “Once my career was done, I was like, ‘I’m going to open a gym,’” he says with a shrug. The rest is history. The first spa ...

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Laser Precision

The Madonna Eye Lift provides non-surgical eye rejuvenation By Kelly Collins Like the pop diva’s lyrics, the Madonna Eye Lift is a non-surgical procedure that is “Just like a prayer” (or an answer to one) – and “It’s like a dream to me.” The Madonna Eye Lift technique was pioneered by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz. Dr. Katz realized that by using fractional lasers, he could dramatically impro ...

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Smoothie Operators

Lifestyle 2 Nutrition makes transformative shakes and teas By Eric Newman At Lifestyle 2 Nutrition in Anthem, visitors can sip on a chilly “Blue Monkey,” drink some sweet “Cake Batter,” or even consume a little “Elvis” (peanut butter and banana, anyone?). The nutrition store, owned by Lanie Sybouts and her brother, Wes Mason, specializes in low-calorie protein shakes and green tea drinks aimed at helping pe ...

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Fall Prevention

Local pharmacists talk about how to decrease the risk of falling.   By Julie Acosta and Tara Storjohann Question: My friend’s mom recently fell and went to the hospital with a broken hip. Now I’m worried about my elderly parents. What can they do to prevent falling? Answer: Unfortunately, fall rates are increasing in older adults. The good news, there are ways to help your parents prevent falls but fir ...

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CooLifting

New treatment promises to erase wrinkles.   By Elizabeth Hausman If you thought younger looking skin could only be achieved by enduring traumatic and invasive facial treatments that involved needles and downtime, it’s time to think again. There is a new treatment called CooLifting that was launched in Barcelona, Spain, that is now available at limited medical spas in the United States. This new treatme ...

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Ageless: Dr. Kelly Collins talks the power of Sermorelin/Peptide therapy

Ageless Dr. Kelly Collins talks the power of Sermorelin/Peptide therapy. As anti-aging medicine has become more and more of an interest to many of my patients, I feel it’s important to discuss Sermorelin, also known as growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). The positive effects this type of hormone therapy has on physical wellbeing are vast and I have experienced, first-hand, the profound effects Sermorel ...

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Dr. Kelly Collins on the importance of vaginal rejuvenation

Hot Topic  Dr. Kelly Collins on the importance of vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginal rejuvenation is often not a comfortable topic to discuss with your healthcare provider, but women are realizing there are easy alternatives to surgery for improving the changes that occur in the vaginal area after childbirth, or as we age. Beginning in our late 30s, hormones can shift, vaginal lubrication may diminish, and dribb ...

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Easy steps to become a better husband in 2017

Hubby Tips  Easy steps to become a better husband in 2017. By Avery Coffman The romance doesn’t drain out of a relationship overnight. It’s a slow trickle over time. “Counselors will tell you that the leaks in a marriage or love relationship are a hazard of daily life,” says Drexel Gilbert, author of 30 Days to Better Love: A Guide for Men. “Careers, children, bills, and a variety of daily responsibilities ...

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