Ingrown Hairs Treatment & Razor Bumps Cure for Men #ingrown #hair #treatment,ingrown #hair, #ingrown #hairs,facial

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A Definitive Therapy for Ingrown Hairs or Razor Bumps

INGROWN HAIRS (also called razor bumps) are unsightly and painful. They result when the shaved hair gets trapped inside the follicle or grows back into the skin. It can cause scarring, redness and swelling (its medical term is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or PFB).

We have developed this comprehensive approach that will solve the most stubborn conditions or occasional ingrown hairs. You will need to follow all the steps in this regimen for several weeks.

• There are several products that claim to help treat ingrown hairs, but the reality is that Salicylic acid is the one active substance that can visibly improve razor bumps. It is a dermatological-grade ingredient that exfoliates, moisturizes, clears pores and can help prevent infection. Use a post-shave product with salicylic acid so it remains on your skin the whole day (see below).

• Use only a non-acnegenic shaving cream specially formulated for sensitive skin, with lots of lubricating agents (foam-based shaving creams can dry and irritate your skin).

• Do not use any product that has alcohol, it will seriously worsen ingrown hairs by drying the skin and closing the pores.

2. Improve your skin’s surface

• Exfoliating (removing the upper layers of dead skin) is indispensable to manage ingrown hairs. Daily use of a gentle face scrub with glycolic and salicylic acid is particularly effective.

Use a soft-bristle face brush and liquid cleanser in a circular motion on your beard to dislodge the tips of ingrown hairs, eliminate dead skin cells and clear follicles to allow hairs to surface unimpeded.

3. Adjust your shaving technique

• We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but shaving too closely is one of the triggers for razor bumps. Hair stubs cut too closely will get trapped inside the hair follicle and dig inward or sideways. Don’t worry, the disappearance of unsightly ingrown hairs will more than make up for the “five-o’clock shadow” appearance.

• To avoid shaving too close, don’t pull the skin when you shave; don’t put too much pressure on the blades; shave with the grain and use a single-blade razor.

• You will need to maintain this approach over time, as one extra-close shave will be enough to cause a recurrence of ingrown hairs that will take weeks to heal.

4. Treat already ingrown hairs

• Carefully lift the ingrown end out with tweezers, but don’t pluck the hair out; this will only make the hair regrow deeper.

• Azulene and Allantoin will help reduce the redness and swelling.

To help prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs and razor bumps MenScience recommends:

Advanced Shave Formula for Normal or Sensitive skin with Allantoin, Aloe, Azulene, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extract.
Post-Shave Repair (Alcohol and Oil Free) with Allantoin, Azulene, Camphor, Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extract.

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Counseling, Treatment and Youth Services, Pioneer Human Services, youth treatment centers.#Youth #treatment #centers

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Counseling, Treatment and Youth Services

Youth treatment centers

CORP is a specialty Medicaid program designed to serve individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and have been diagnosed by an agency as having both a mental health and substance use disorder. We contract directly with counties and each county has specific guidelines of how admissions need to be processed. We also accept clients referred directly by their Tribe or through the Indian Health Services. Private pay (cash) clients will be considered on a case by case basis and require extra steps to ensure that we have enough information to adequately serve the client and their family. Apple Health and classic Medicaid are both accepted.

  • Pierce and Skagit County clients need a referral from a their local behavioral health provider
  • King County clients can only be referred by Drug Diversion Court or via a regional Mental Health Court
  • Tribal and IHS clients need to apply through their behavioral health office
  • All other clients need to contact their local county Drug and Alcohol Coordinator to determine if they are eligible for the program

For more information, please contact our admissions coordinator at 206-772-6900.

Pioneer s Co-occurring Residential Program (CORP) is a 16-bed facility that provides specialized residential treatment for men and women with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder issues. CORP is the only long-term residential co-occurring treatment program in Washington State, with a length of stay from 60-90 days (based on American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria).

  • Comprehensive client needs assessment
  • CORP staff includes a licensed psychiatrist, licensed mental health professionals and chemical dependency professionals
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Integrated treatment planning and recovery-focused engagement to identify symptoms and warning signs related to relapse; daily active client self-monitoring of mood/symptoms, relapse triggers and client identification/practice of a range of appropriate coping skills
  • Life-skills and time management training by mental health professionals
  • Nutrition, health, recreation and recovery lifestyle classes
  • Interdisciplinary team weekly client reviews of medication compliance, attendance in groups and classes, client behavior, participation and engagement in substance use disorder and mental health counseling, and involvement in case management and aftercare planning
  • Family education pursuant to substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Intra-company access to continuing care and counseling services
  • CORP can continue serving clients on Methadone or other Opiate Substitution Therapies

Priority population will be given priority when they have satisfied all other contractual requirements. Thes priority populations are:

  1. Pregnant injecting drug users
  2. Pregnant substance users
  3. Injecting drug users
  4. Parenting women

Pioneer Center East

Youth treatment centers

Who is eligible

PCE accepts voluntary and involuntarily individuals committed to the program, often because they have been unsuccessful in other treatment programs. Many residents have chronic medical conditions, including liver disease, seizures, ulcers, malnutrition and respiratory disease. A large percentage of the residents also have difficulty following rules and struggle to stay motivated for change.

We also accept people who meet these criteria and are frequent users of hospitals and other public services, but do not have a court order.

How to apply

The application process varies depending on the individual situation:

  • Voluntary commitment (or self-stipulation) requires authorization through the individual s local Behavioral Health Organization (BHO).
  • Involuntary commitments require a series of steps, including petioning the court.
  • Native American tribes and drug courts may refer people directly.
  • Self-paying customers may apply directly.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 509-325-2355 or visit our Information for families page.

Pioneer Center East (PCE) is a 53-bed facility in Eastern Washington that provides semi-secure, sub-acute detox service and intensive inpatient treatment for people who battle chronic substance use disorder. Located in Spokane County, PCE provides variable-intensity residential treatment for high-need, treatment-resistant individuals.

  • A sub-acute detox and stabilization unit
  • Basic living skills, nutrition, health, recreation and recovery lifestyle classes
  • Relapse behavior and prevention groups
  • Anger management classes and process groups
  • Coping skills, grief and loss, self-esteem and trauma survivor groups
  • Motivational programming for the recidivist population
  • Meditation, pain management and relaxation exercises
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training
  • Discharge preparation group and comprehensive community-transition planning

Pioneer Center North

Youth treatment centers

Who is eligible

PCN accepts individuals who are 18 years and older who meet the criteria for medical necessity or intensive inpatient services.

How to apply

The application process varies depending on the individual situation:

  • Most individuals will need a substance use evaluation by a Chemical Dependency Professional and be authorized for substance use services by the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO)
  • Find your BHO by clicking HERE
  • Involuntary commitments require a series of steps, including petitioning the court
  • Native American tribes and drug courts may refer people directly
  • Self-paying customers may apply directly

For more information, please contact Admissions/Scheduling at 360-856-3105 or visit our Information for families page.

Pioneer Center North (PCN) is a 141-bed facility in northwestern Washington that provides residential and intensive inpatient treatment for people who battle chronic substance use disorder. Located in Sedro-Woolley, PCN also provides evidence based programming for men and women. PCN accepts voluntary and involuntarily individuals committed to the program, often because they have been unsuccessful in other treatment programs. Many residents have chronic medical conditions, including liver disease, seizures, ulcers, malnutrition and respiratory disease. A large percentage of the residents also have difficulty following rules and struggle to stay motivated for change.

  • A sub-acute detox and stabilization unit
  • Medication management
  • Evidence based programming for substance use disorders to include:

  • Living in Balance, Matrix, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Skills, Motivational Enhanced therapy approaches, Mindfullness Meditation
  • Relapse behavior and prevention groups
  • Basic living skills, nutrition, health, recreation and recovery lifestyle classes
  • Coping skills, grief and loss, self-esteem and trauma survivor groups
  • Meditation, pain management and relaxation exercises
  • Vocational workshops include resume building, job interviewing skills and practice, professionalism, job search skills

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    Post Bariatric Surgery #dennis #ward #md, #plastic #surgery, #cosmetic #surgery, #plastic #surgeon, #cosmetic #surgeon, #experienced,

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    Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center

    Post Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity affects two of every three people. For those morbidly obese patients, dieting and exercise just doesn’t work. Their excessive weight adversely affects their quality of life and that of their families. They are in constant discomfort with aching joints and backs. They are high risk candidates to develop heart disease, diabetes or cancer. For them bariatric surgery is their only hope, and their last resort.

    Most bariatric surgeries performed are gastric bypasses. A gastric bypass sections off a section of the stomach and re-routes food to the small intestine. This results in less food intake and a reduction in the calories absorbed by the body.

    One drawback to bariatric surgery is that over time the loss of pounds may result in large pockets of loose, sagging, unattractive, excess skin. This excessive skin can continue to interfere with daily activities such as walking, exercise or just looking good.

    Your Florida Cosmetic Surgeon

    Prior to undergoing any bariatric procedure it is important to consult with your Florida Cosmetic Surgeon. Together you can plan to deal with removing the final mark of your obesity the excess skin left behind after your body loses weight.

    Body Contouring

    Body contouring can improve your figure and remove the excess skin and fatty deposits that are left after your bariatric surgery.

    At Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center, our plastic surgeons perform post-bariatric body contouring surgeries for patients in the Orlando region and can combine liposuction with excisional body lifting. Generally body lifting is divided into the central body and trunk lift, the inner thigh lift, the arm lift and a breast lift or reduction.

    The Post-Bariatric Procedures

    Depending on the extent of your surgery, your procedure can take from thirty minutes to several hours. It can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, or your surgeon may use an epidural block instead. For more extensive liposuction and/or excisional surgery, a general anesthesia may be used.


    Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed today.

    Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted, localized deposits of fat cells from the body. A suction tube is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the skin. With a high-pressure vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube. The result is a re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours. Once removed, the fat cells are gone forever.

    Excisional Surgery

    Excisional surgery is combined with liposuction when the patient has excessive folds of skin. An incision is made and concealed as best as possible. The skin is tightened, re-draped and the excess skin is removed. Sutures are used to close the incision.

    How Many Procedures will I Need?

    Depending on the amount of correction needed and the number of areas that need correction, your surgeon may advise you to undergo multiple procedures to keep the procedures manageable and safe.

    What will my Recovery be Like?

    After our surgeon performs your post-bariatric surgery, you will go home and rest for at least twenty-four hours, after which you may gradually increase your activity as tolerated. Some discomfort and pain is to be expected, but it can be controlled with medication. The bandage over the incision site will be removed the day after surgery and you will be able to shower. Generally, it is necessary to wear a light compression garment for two to three weeks after your surgery. All sutures are internal and absorbable. After two to three days, you may resume most non-strenuous activities. Most patients return to work after one to two weeks. Sports and other strenuous activities are prohibited for at least two months.

    How will my Skin Look after Surgery?

    During the first ten to fourteen days, you will be bruised at and around the surgical site. Scars will be red for the first few months, but they will gradually fade. Patients who have had liposuction will have more swelling than those who only had a lift performed. The use of smaller cannulas during your liposuction allows the fibrous connections between your skin and body to remain. These connections will contract over time, after which the excessive skin folds will be gone. Following your surgery, you will enjoy the new, more pleasing, youthful shape you desire.

    Find out if you could benefit from Post-Bariatric Surgery.

    Schedule your consultation with
    Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center today.

    . and begin your Personal Journey
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    Ketamine Effects #ketamine #addiction #treatment

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    The Effects of Ketamine Use

    Short-Term Effects of Ketamine

    Ketamine produces an abrupt high that lasts for about an hour. It starts around 2 to 5 minutes after the dose has been smoked or swallowed. With injection, it happens around 30 seconds after the injection has occurred.

    The first feeling of the high the user will get is an overwhelming feeling of relaxation, sometimes described as a full-body buzz. Some users feel like they’re floating and some even describe it as being out of their bodies. Many experience hallucinations that can last longer than the anesthetic effects.

    Higher doses can produce more intense effects, with users reporting complete and utter detachment from their bodies. The effects are similar to those described by people who have had near-death experiences, and it’s described as being in the “K-hole”.

    Side Effects

    The drug does, of course, have side effects, and these can be quite profound. Short-term side effects include bad hallucinations. As with all psychotropic drugs, the pleasantness of the hallucination depends on the user’s state of mind, and if the user is seeking to escape unhappiness, the hallucinations are likely to be unpleasant .

    Naturally, the side effects include:

    • Disorientation and general confusion due to the drug’s anesthetic nature.
    • Drowsiness.
    • Increased heart rate.
    • Elevated blood pressure.

    Large doses of ketamine can result in what some describe as the “K-hole,” which can include intense and unpleasant visual and auditory hallucinations coupled with marked derealization and a frightening detachment from reality.

    Perhaps more acutely problematic, ketamine users can also become quite nauseated. If this progresses to vomiting, it can be very dangerous, as those in the midst of state of dissociated confusion frequently end up supine—presenting a serious choking hazard. If you do see someone on ketamine, take a moment to roll them on their side or into the recovery position if possible to prevent this from happening. Promptly call 911 to get emergency medical assistance.

    Long-Term Effects of Ketamine

    Powdered ketamine is often cut with other drugs. so it’s very hard to tell what the long-term effects can be as interactions can be very unpredictable. Consequently, the long-term effects of ketamine are varied, but they fall into several main areas.

    As with any anesthetic, ketamine reduces — or even eliminates — pain.It’s hard for users to tell whether they’ve injured themselves, so they can end up hurting themselves severely. Some people have suffered from broken legs and effectively crippled themselves because they couldn’t tell that something wasn’t right. Walking on a broken leg can result in compound fractures, penetration of the skin, sepsis, and serious nerve damage.

    Once the effects of the drug have worn off, users might experience severe abdominal pain. It can also cause thickening of the bladder and urinary tract, and this can force some long-term addicts to have their bladders removed as the walls are too thick and prevent urine from passing through.

    Other issues include kidney problems, which are caused by the drug’s interaction with the kidneys as it is reduced into its metabolites.

    Amphetamines should never be mixed with ketamine because they can cause very high blood pressure.

    Ketamine Dependence

    Although the high of ketamine is extremely pleasant, it can lead to serious dependence . While you can build up a high tolerance to the drug without experiencing withdrawal, if your life is revolving around ketamine, you need to seek help. Ketamine detox doesn’t have to result in withdrawal symptoms.

    If you find that you’re in trouble with the law as a result of using ketamine and don’t want to give it up, you may well have an addiction. You might find it’s causing you severe financial difficulties, or you might realize it has resulted in you spending more money than you can afford on it.

    You may also have experienced severe side effects, such as broken bones on it, but still be taking the drug. Alternatively, you might be committing illegal or morally questionable acts because of it. However, it manifests itself, if you have an addiction to ketamine, you need to seek help.

    Ketamine Withdrawal Treatment

    Ketamine withdrawal treatment aims to help you get off the drug and stay off it. First, you’ll likely undergo withdrawal. Some of the literature in the addiction treatment sphere mentions cases of reported anxiety and/or depression following cessation of ketamine use. But, for many ketamine abusers. withdrawal isn’t a major issue as ketamine doesn’t produce a clinically significant withdrawal syndrome.

    This minimizes the need for close medical supervision throughout a period of withdrawal – allowing those in recovery to move forward and focus on the second stage of their treatment .

    Counselingand psychotherapy help you to realize how and why you’re abusing ketamine. Whether you have depression or find it hard to de-stress, psychotherapy can help you address the central underlying reasons you take ketamine. Counseling can help you resist the lure of the high, and it can give you the skills to find healthy ways to relax and enjoy yourself without turning to drug use. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is particularly valuable for this.

    The final stage is, of course, sustained recovery. and this is often the hardest stage. This is often the stage where relapse (going back to using the drug) happens, but with support and the skills learned in treatment, you can reduce the risk of this happening.

    Is Ketamine Harmful? It’s easy to get ketamine abuse wrong because of its potency; it’s more powerful than speed or coke weight for weight, so it’s easy to accidentally overdose. Like its sister drug PCP, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, and it s popular on the party scene thanks to its high and dissociative effects. However, it s

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    Water Treatment Purcellville, VA #drinking #water #filter, #well #water #filter, #water #treatment, #water #softener

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    You deserve to be drinking, clean, fresh water, which is essential to good health, and Dominion Water will provide you with the products and information that you need to make your water its delicious best.

    Our goal is to provide you with the tools and the knowledge to make educated decisions about improving the quality of your water. We offer filtering systems for both municipal water and well water.

    About Us

    Since 1973, Dominion Water has sought to be a different kind of water treatment company. Operating with integrity and fairness in every facet of our business is our highest priority.

    We believe in offering the best water purification products at the best prices, without the deceptive dealing, high-pressure sales, and unresponsive service that often plague the nationally known companies. And, we do NOT employ commissioned-based salesmen.

    When you contact Dominion Water for a residential water analysis consultation, equipment installation or follow-up service, you will find our technicians and our office staff to be well-trained, well-spoken, courteous and most importantly, effective.

    Dominion Water carefully selects only top-notch people. We offer them excellent benefits and expect that they give our customers 100%.

    Our Commitment to Our Customers:

    • We will be completely open and honest.
    • We will rely on the intelligence of our customers.
    • We will present the facts without embellishment.
    • We will make every effort to insure that our knowledge of water treatment technology is accurate, comprehensive and current.
    • We will be sensitive to each individual customer s requirement for information, so that they can make logical purchasing decisions.
    • We will never criticize another water treatment company.
    • We will discuss technical differences of other brands for the purpose of comparison
    • We will obtain and install the best equipment on the market.

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    Ulcerative Colitis Causes, Symptoms, Flares, Surgery, Treatments, and More #ulcerative #colitis, #symptoms #of #ulcerative #colitis,

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    Ulcerative Colitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    If your doctor tells you that you’ve got ulcerative colitis (UC), it means you have a long-term disease that inflames the lining of your large intestine (colon ) and rectum. Most folks find out that they have it when they’re in their 30s.

    With this condition, you may get symptoms like bloody bowel movements or diarrhea. You may alternate between periods of flare-ups — when the symptoms are active — and remission — when they disappear. The remission periods can last from weeks to years.

    What Are the Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

    In UC, inflammation usually begins in the rectum — the lowest part of the large intestine that ends at the anus — and then spreads to other parts of your colon. How much of the colon gets affected varies from person to person. If the problem is only in the rectum, the disease may be called ulcerative proctitis .

    What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

    Doctors don’t know exactly what causes ulcerative colitis, but some researchers believe that it might be related to problems with your immune system — your body’s defense against germs. An infection with a virus or bacteria in your colon may trigger the inflammation that’s linked with the disease.

    Who Gets Ulcerative Colitis?

    UC is most common in the U.S. and Northern Europe and in people of Jewish descent. The disease can be inherited. Up to 20% of people with inflammatory bowel disease have a first-degree relative (mother, father, brother, or sister) with the condition.


    How Is Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed?

    You may get a variety of tests that help your doctor figure out if you have UC or another condition.

    First, your doctor will ask you about your medical history and do a physical exam. He may ask you to get one or more of these tests:

    How Is Ulcerative Colitis Treated?

    Treatment for ulcerative colitis can include medicine, changes in your diet, or surgery. These treatments won’t cure your ulcerative colitis, unless you have surgery that removes the colon and rectum, which is considered curative, but they can help ease your symptoms.

    It’s important to get treated for ulcerative colitis as soon as you start having symptoms. If you have severe diarrhea and bleeding, you might need to go the hospital to prevent or treat dehydration. reduce your symptoms, and make sure you’re getting the right nutrition .

    Medications for Ulcerative Colitis

    Your doctor may suggest several types of medicines to curb inflammation in your bowel, including sulfa drugs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and antibiotics .

    5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). Balsalazide. mesalamine, and sulfasalazine are the main medications used to treat ulcerative colitis. They come in pills and suppositories. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to sulfa before taking one of these drugs. He can prescribe a sulfa-free 5-ASA.

    Corticosteroids. These anti-inflammatory drugs can be used if 5-ASA drugs don’t work for you or if you have more severe disease. These medicines sometimes have side effects and long-term complications, so doctors often suggest them for short periods of time to help you get in remission. Your doctor may then prescribe you a 5-ASA medication to keep your symptoms away for a longer period.

    Immunosuppressants. If corticosteroids or 5-ASA drugs don’t help, your doctor may prescribe these kinds of drugs, such as 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), azathioprine (Imuran ), cyclosporine. and tacrolimus (Prograf ).

    Biologics. This group of drugs includes adalimumab (Humira ), adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), a biosimilar to Humira, certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), infliximab (Remicade ), infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra), a biosimilar to Remicade, vedolizumab (Entyvio), and others.


    Diet Changes for Ulcerative Colitis

    While food doesn’t appear to play a role in causing ulcerative colitis, certain foods may cause more symptoms when your disease is active. Your doctor may suggest diet changes, depending on your symptoms. He may also recommend vitamins or nutritional supplements .

    Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

    Some people get surgery to remove part or all of the colon. Your doctor may suggest this if your medicine isn’t working, your symptoms get worse, or your ulcerative colitis leads to serious complications.

    When you have an operation to remove your entire colon, the surgeon most often creates an opening, or stoma, in your belly wall. He attaches a bag there and brings the tip of your lower small intestine through the opening. Waste passes through it and collects in a pouch, which gets attached to the stoma. You’d need to wear the pouch all the time.

    A newer surgery, called a pelvic pouch or ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA), doesn’t create a permanent opening. Instead, a surgeon removes your colon and rectum, and your small intestine is used to form an internal pouch or reservoir that serves as a new rectum. This pouch is connected to the anus.

    A procedure called a continent ileostomy (Kock pouch) is done if you want your external pouch converted to an internal one, or if you can’t get the IPAA operation.

    In this procedure, there is a stoma but no bag. Your surgeon removes your colon and rectum and creates an internal reservoir from your small intestine. He makes an opening in your belly wall and joins the reservoir to your skin with a nipple valve. To drain the pouch, you insert a catheter through the valve into the internal reservoir.

    Other techniques are also available. All surgeries carry some risk and complications. If you have been told you need surgery to treat ulcerative colitis, you may want to get a second opinion to make sure you get the best option for you.

    When Should I Call My Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis?

    Call your doctor right away if you have:

    • Heavy, persistent diarrhea
    • Rectal bleeding with clots of blood in your stool
    • Constant pain and a high fever

    WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on December 06, 2016


    National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

    Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America: “What are Crohn’s Colitis?” “Surgery for Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis.”

    FDA: “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

    © 2016 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Skin Care and Dermatology – Serving Greater Seattle, Bellevue,

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    Same Location for Over 30 Years!

    We have been in the same location across from Evergreen Hospital in Totem Lake for over 30 years.

    Industry Leaders

    We started the laser treatment trend when we began offering everything from tattoo removal to resurfacing in 1993, and we’ll be there for you if you need us in the future!


    Along the way we’ve participated in the development of methods and laser machines to treat rosacea and veins, brown spots, wrinkle removal-you name it! Where most offices have one or two lasers or devices, we have 15 or 20. We are the SPECIALISTS in laser treatment. Even in a single area like skin tightening and fractional resurfacing we have 5 or 6 different machines to offer you, from Thermage to the new fractional CO2 machines that you will be hearing a lot about in the future. Of course, I see it as my job to offer the future to younow.

    Leading Edge

    We have been injecting Botox and fillers since their inception over 7 years ago. We have consistently treated more patients than any other office in the state. We have also kept our prices low-our charges for Botox have never gone up since we began offering it!

    Highly Trained Staff

    All of our staff are experienced and certified in their specialties. We offer continuing education and the most highly skilled individuals to provide services. You will always have a medical professional doing your filler or Botox injections and we’ve labored to maintain the highest level of personal care possible. When you’re in the room with us, you have 100% of our attention, training, and past experience working for you.


    Peter A. Cooperrider, M.D. and M. Sean Strother, M.D. are both board certified dermatologists. At the Laser Treatment Center you will find the most experienced team dedicated to an integrated approach to your skin care.

    Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Directions

    We are located directly across from Evergreen Hospital in the Evergreen Professional Plaza.

    Strother Dermatology

    Evergreen Professional Plaza
    12911 120th Ave NE
    Suite G-100 and 104
    Kirkland, WA 98034

    Please do not hesitate to call for further directions or information. Our phone number is 425-899-4144.

    Going South on I-405:

    Take Exit 20 (NE 124th St.). At the exit stop light turn left onto NE 124th St. At Totem Lake Blvd. turn left. Follow to next light (120th Ave NE) and turn right. You are now on 120th Ave. Follow 120th up the hill (past Trader Joe’s). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

    Going North on I-405:

    Take exit 20B (NE 124th St/Totem Lake Blvd). Stay in the right lane towards Totem Lake Blvd. and go under the freeway, proceed through the stoplight onto 120th Ave NE. Follow 120th Ave up the hill (past Trader Joe’s). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

    Be sure to allow sufficient travel time as this is a high traffic area and there is often construction going on nearby at Evergreen Hospital.

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    The Coolsculpting by Zeltiq Procedure is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of your body, resulting in noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the Coolsculpting Procedure different is its advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the Coolsculpting Procedure is non-invasive, with no needles and no incisions. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of a physician specializing in cosmetic procedures.

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    Subterranean Termite Treatment Guide- How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites #subterranean #termite #treatment, #how

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    Subterranean Termite Treatment Guide

    Two-Step Treatment Process

    If you find an active subterranean termite infestation in your house or structure you will usually have to perform a two-step process to eliminate the infestation. If possible you will directly treat the active infestation you found, and you will follow that up with a soil treatment or bait system to eliminate the portion of the colony that remains outside.

    While you can save a lot of money by doing your own termite treatment, undertaking your own termite treatment can be time consuming and labor intensive. If, after reading through the instructions below, you do not feel comfortable doing your own termite treatment, we recommend you hire a reputable professional pest control company that specializes in termite treatments to do the treatment for you.

    If Possible, Treat the Termite Nest Directly

    Termite foams are a great way to control a termite infestation. It can be very difficult to get inside wall voids to kill and destroy termite galleries. In this video, we will show you how to properly apply termite foams just like the pros!

    It is always recommended that you directly treat an active infestation if you can locate the indoor nesting area. There are many subterranean termite control products available, and we recommend you use a non-repellent product to directly treat the nest. Using a product that is non-repellent (or not detectable) will allow the termites to pick up the product on their bodies and transfer it to other termites within the colony. Non-repellent products come in three formulations – concentrated liquids. aerosol sprays and ready to use foams. The formulation you choose is usually going to be based on the location of the infestation and also personal preference. If you need help choosing a product that will best fit your needs, please contact our team of pest control professionals.

    Drilling into voids or wood:

    Drilling hole(s) may be required to gain access to the area where you suspect an infestation to apply the product of choice. You may need to drill into drywall to apply the product to a wall void or directly into infested wood to direct treat the termite gallery. When drilling into drywall, it is recommended that you drill holes about 18 inches up from the floor and in between each stud around the infested area. When drilling directly into wood it is recommended that you drill small holes every 3-4 inches until you find a spot where the drill bit does not meet resistance. This will indicate you have hit the termite gallery and the area where you should apply the product you have chosen.

    Apply the termiticide product directly into the drilled holes according to the product label. We recommend Taurus SC. or FUSE Foam. You can also use Termidor SC or Termidor Foam. but those are not as great of a value.

    It is important to be patient when using a non-repellent product as they can take up to 90 days to eliminate the existing termites.

    Pro Tip

    If you choose to use a borate product such as Boracare to eliminate the current infestation and to protect wood against future infestations, you should perform the outdoor soil treatment first and wait 90 days before using the Boracare. Using the Boracare first can cause the outdoor colony to branch off in a different direction, which, in turn, can allow the termites to invade a new area of your structure. If you choose to use a concentrated non-repellent product it is important that you have a dedicated sprayer just for this use. If you use herbicides or other insecticides in the sprayer, you could leave behind a residue that could adversely affect the non-repellent properties of the concentrate.

    Products needed for Step 1

    We recommend treating the exterior wall in the area where the infestation was found with a non-repellent concentrated termiticide such as Taurus SC. Treating the exterior of your home near the area of the infestation is necessary for two reasons.

    1. It will insure that the sub colony that was gathering food inside the structure will be eliminated as they exit the home (this is especially important if you were not able to directly treat the nest.
    2. It will stop new colony members from moving into the home.

    The treatment outlined below is general and is outlining a subterranean termite treatment on a home or structure that has been built on a monolithic slab. If you have a question about what that is, or if you have a home on a crawl space, a hollow block foundation, a structure on piers or a structure on a floating slab, we recommend you give us a call at 866-581-7378. We will walk you through the treatment process for your particular situation. Please remember to read the entire product label for complete instructions.

    • Trench shovel or pick axe
    • 5 gallon bucket
    • Hand pump sprayer

    Tools needed if you have concrete interrupting areas that need to be trenched:

    • Hammer drill (can be rented from home improvement stores)
    • 1/2″ x 18″ or 1/2″ x 24″ concrete drill bit

    Using the pick axe or trenching shovel, you should dig a 6″ wide by 6″ deep trench directly against the foundation of the exterior wall where the termites were found. The foundation of your house will make up one side of the trench. The trench should be at least 10 linear feet long or stretch down the entire exterior wall that was infested.

    Mix termiticide solution:

    After the trench is completed you can mix the termiticide solution. We recommend using the 5 gallon bucket for this step. Fill the bucket with 4 gallons of water. Add the recommended amount of concentrated termiticide as per the product label. Stir the solution thoroughly with a paint stirrer or other tool until the concentrated liquid is evenly dispersed in the water.

    Apply solution to the trench:

    You will need to pour 4 gallons of finished solution in every 10 linear feet of trench. Be sure to pour slowly to make sure the solution is evenly distributed.

    Treat the soil that was removed from the trench:

    As you are moving the soil you removed from the trench back into the trench you need to make sure it is also treated with termite solution. Using the hand pump sprayer loaded with one gallon of finished termiticide solution, spray down the soil as you are replacing it back into the trench. Spray the soil just until moist.

    Drilling through concrete:

    If concrete such as a carport slab or sidewalk is against the foundation in the area where you need to treat, you will be required to drill through the concrete to apply the termiticide solution to the soil. Using the hammer drill with a 1/2″ x 18″ concrete drill bit. drill holes every 12″ into the concrete along the foundation wall.

    You are not only drilling through just the concrete here, but also as deep as you can into the dirt. The deeper the better. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. If you drilled the holes 12 inches apart, then you would have 10 holes over 10 feet that you are trying to fill with 4 gallons. This works out to be a little less than half a gallon per hole. To fill these I would recommend using the one gallon sprayer on a “pin stream” setting so you can force the liquid down the hole and not splash it everywhere. You can also use a funnel and pour the termiticide down the holes. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18″ long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Sometimes the ground is slow to soak up the termiticide you place in the holes. You may need to fill the holes, then go work on something else for an hour, come back and fill them again, go work on something else. 3 to 4 times to get the proper amount down the holes. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at a home improvement or hardware store or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

    Pro Tip

    If you choose to use a concentrated non-repellent product it is important that you have a dedicated sprayer just for this use. If you use herbicides or other insecticides in the sprayer, you could leave behind a residue that could adversely affect the non-repellent properties of the concentrate.

    Products needed for Step 2

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    Adolescent Substance Abuse Program #residential #substance #abuse #treatment #program

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    The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) has proven itself Arizona’s finest treatment program for young people ages 12-18 involved with alcohol and drugs since 1991. In 2016 we have celebrated our 25th year. All ASAP Programming is based on research proven, “best practices” interventions. Designed by three Phoenix-area psychologists, Dr. Phil Lett, Dr. Mark Rohde and Dr. Curtis Walling, the ASAP intensive outpatient program (IOP) pursues the “real-world” changes in home, family, peer, and school environments that yield lasting sobriety and a vastly improved quality of life for the entire family. The goal of the ASAP IOP Program is to help adolescents and their families re-establish a sober, safe, and mutually supportive relationship.

    Active participation is required of both adolescents and their parents. Interventions include comprehensive admission evaluation, drug education, coping skills training, emotional processing, group therapy, multifamily therapy, and urine drug testing. An eclectic treatment model and an eclectic staff are utilized to approach adolescents from many diverse angles. The ASAP Handbook and FAQ’s orient adolescents and their parents to the ASAP program. The ASAP Curriculum is utilized as an effective teaching took at all sites, and many ASAP handouts are utilized for growth-oriented homework assignments. Parents are taught techniques for urine drug testing at home that can serve as the best deterrent of ongoing drug use. Outcome studies and satisfaction surveys are regularly conducted to measure treatment success and provide the feedback necessary for continuous quality improvement. All ASAP treatment is research-based and follows “best practices”. No smoking is allowed in ASAP facilities,and strict adherence to the highest ethical standards is maintained.

    ASAP contracts with all major private health insurance companies (the one exception is TriCare). ASAP is not an AHCCCS Provider, and ASAP is not contracted with AHCCCS. For admission to the ASAP Program, or for more information, call (602)434-0249.

    The following biographical sketches introduce you to the three psychologists who founded the ASAP Program, and continue to operate the program to the present day.

    Phillip D. Lett, Ph.D. – Dr. Lett is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing in Phoenix since 1989. He began his career working with children and adolescents in 1978 at a youth rehabilitative services campus. He is the founder of Professional Psychology Associates, PC and Clinical director of the Center for Lifestyle Change, an adult intensive outpatient substance abuse program established in 1989. His interests and specialties include addictive behavior, psychological assessment, neuropsychology, learning disabilities, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Dr. Lett is a member of the National Register of health Service Providers in Psychology, holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Psychoactive Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment from the American Psychological Association School of Professional Psychology, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Disability Management Specialist. He also holds a certificate of completion meeting all requirements as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as required by Department of Transportation (DOT) 40 CFR Part 40.281 (2).

    Curtis Walling, Ph.D. – Dr. Walling is a 4th generation native Arizonan, born and raised in Phoenix. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Florida in 1987. Dr Walling has worked in private practice since 1987 and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at the Boston VA Outpatient Clinic, specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders, adolescents, and developmental disorders. Dr Walling has held past appointments as Director of Psychology at Charter Hospital, Clinical Director at Devereux Arizona, and Director of Outpatient Chemical Dependency at St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr Walling currently serves as the Clinical Director of the ASAP Program, overseeing daily operations and providing clinical supervision to all ASAP staff. Dr Walling operates a private practice in Mesa, Arizona, and also serves as the Clinical Director for Project LESS, Learning Effective Sobriety Skills, an IOP CD Program for adults 18 and over in Mesa, Arizona. You will reach Dr Walling directly when you contact ASAP at (602) 434-0249.

    Mark Rohde, Ph.D. – Dr. Rohde is a licensed psychologist with Family PsychAssociates, a multi-specialty practice. He has been in practice in Metro Phoenix since 1978 after serving in administrative positions in a community mental health center and a residential treatment center. In addition to his role with ASAP, Dr. Rohde is a principal of BehavoriaLogic, a software development firm, and is Vice-President of, a not-for-profit parent-help organization. He has expertise in the assessment and treatment of addictive disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficits, and a variety of challenges faced by children, adolescents, and families. In addition to individual and family therapy, Dr. Rohde conducts counseling groups for children and teens. Dr. Rohde holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Assessment Psychology and specialty credentialing from the APA College of Professional Psychology for addictive disorders. His doctorate is from Union Graduate School and he has completed three years of post-graduate training in family systems therapy.


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    Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

    Indiana Youth Survey (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use by Indiana Children and Adolescents)

    The annual survey of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use by children and adolescents in the state of Indiana is coordinated by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. This survey allows for state and local entities to coordinate prevention programs by providing information regarding the prevalence of ATOD use among children and adolescents in Indiana. Full Story »

    The IPRC has conducted the Indiana Survey, and managed and reported the resulting data since 1991. This project is administered through a contract with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).

    In 2007 over 175,000 students (6th through 12th grade) in 478 schools across Indiana participated in the survey. These students completed a written survey that asked about their use of various drugs, the age of onset of first use of various drugs, and risk and protective factors.

    To learn more about the survey and see the results, please click this .

    The Indiana Prevention Resource Center is funded, in part, by a contract with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, financially supported through HHS/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. The IPRC is operated by the Indiana University Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public Health. It is affiliated with the School’s Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior.

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