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II CAPE GAZETrE - Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 35 How does, cholesteJ'ol contribute to heart disease? This is the second of a two-part series about cholesterol issues. Cholesterol is a fatlike sub- stance in blood. You need it to produce cell membranes, protect nerves and make hormones. The body can make all the cho- lesterol it needs. Most cholesterol is made by your liver. You also get cholesterol from foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Too much cholesterol is danger- ous, because cholesterol can lead to blockages in your blood ves- sels.' Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream in pack- ages called lipoproteins. Low- density lipoproteins (LDL) deliv- er cholesterol to the body. High- density lipoproteins (HDL) remove cholesterol from the bloodstream. LDLs are often described as bad cholesterol; HDLs are called good cholesterol. If there are too many LDLs in the blood, they will combine with other material in your blood- stream to'manufacture plaqu e, a waxy crud that builds up on the inner walls of the blood vessels HEALTHY GEEZER Fred Cicetti that feed your brain and heart. When this buildup occurs, you have a condition called athero- sclerosis, which is commonly .referred to as hardening of the arteries. If a clot forms in blood vessels narrowed by plaque, it can block blood flow, which can cause a heart attack or a stroke. The recommended levels of cholesterol are as follows: Total cholesterol level should be less than 200 mg/dL. CMg/dL" stands for milligram per deciliter.) "Borderline high" is defined as between 200 and 239 mg/dL. You're risking heart dis- ease if your reading is 240 mg/dL or more. LDL cholesterol level should be less than 130 mg/dL. Borderline high is between 130 and 159 mg/dL. There's heart-disease risk if your reading is 160 mg/dL or more. HDL cholesterol levels should be at 60 mg/dL or higher to cut the risk of heart disease. You're at high risk for heart disease if you have a reading less than 40 mg/dL. If your total cholesterol level is high because of high LDLs, you may be at higher risk of heart dis- ease or stroke. If your total level is high only because of a high HDLs, you're probably not at higher risk. Some physicians use the ratio of total cholesterol to HDLs. The ratio is obtained by dividing the HDLs into the total cholesterol. The goal is to keep the ratio below 5tol. Note this interesting fact: Male sex hormones lower HDL levels. Female sex hormones raise HDL levels. Draw your own conclu- sions. What can you do to control cho- lesterol? Diet - Cholesterol is in all foods from animals, so reduce your intake of meat, eggs and dairy products. Cut back on fatty foods such as snacks, desserts and any- thing fried. Eat vegetables and fruit. Exercise - Regular physical activity increases HDL choles- terol in some people. Weight loss can help lower your bad choles- terol. Smoking - Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol levels and increases the tendency for blood to clot. Alcohol - People who consume moderate amounts of alcohol - one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women - have a lower risk of heart dis- ease than nondrinkers. However, alcohol can be unhealthy. For example, a small about of alcohol can make a big increase in triglyc- eride levels. Triglycerides are a fat in your blood that should be kept in check. Whether you should drink a moderate amount of alcohol is definitely a question you should ask your personal physician. Medicine - Get your physi- cian's advice, too, about drugs to lower your cholesterol. If lifestyle changes don't help you, you may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol level. Editor's note: Fred Cicetti is a first-class geezer over 60 who writes a health column for senior citizens. Email questions to fred- cicetti @ gmaiL com. Bayhealth offers free diabetes screenings About 66,000 Delawareans are believed to have diabetes, but only 45,000 have been diagnosed. Bayhealth Medical Center offers free diabetes screenings from 1 to 3 p.m., every Wednesday, at Milford Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services Department, 21 West Clarke Ave., Milford. For details call 877-453-7107. PAID ADVERTISEMENT Co0000Nrrr PROFII00 Reader Ads In This Section Prepared By Contract Advertising, Inc_ 2007 All Rights Reserved. Image Nail Salon & Spa Image Nail Salon & Spa, located in Millsboro at 31507 Oak Orchard Road, phone 947-0912, offers complete services to pamper your body end spirit. They offer women of this area a full line of skin end nail services to make you feel and look great. Image Nail Salon & Spa offers wonderful daily specials such as Monday walk-in facialday, Tuesday senior nail dipping day and Wednesday walk-in massage day.They do ask that any other day services be made by appointment. Pamper yourself with a complete massage and facial. Your body will feel revitalized after this professionally done service. End your visit with a professional manicure and pedicure, or perhaps sculptured nails are what you need.This Valentines Day, surpnse that special someone with a gilt certificate and ask about their Valentine's Day couple special where you receive 40" off the second service. There's nothing quite as relaxing y i:t.t Nail Salon & Spa. Call for an appointment, end take that step toward a more beautiful you.,i:, :! .! !!. Olde Salt Gift Shop Saltwater Mama Choosing the right gi for that special someone is often a difficult and time-consuming task, but not at Olde Salt Gi Shop, located in Rehoboth Beach at 42 Rehobeth Avenue, Penny Lane, phone (302) 227-1210; end saltwater Mama welcomes you to the delightful world of motherhood. These stores are a delight for shoppers looking for the very best of everything under one roof. Olde salt Gift Shop understands that you have only so much time to devote to finding that perfect gilt, so they've done the searching for you. They feature creative ideas for holidays, birthdays, enniversades end =just because." Saltwater Mama would like to prove that you can be just as fashionable as ever by offedng you some of the most beautiful matemity dothes as well as a variety of gifts.for the entire family. If you can't de(ida on just the right selection, their courteous staff will be happy to help you. Otde Salt Gift Shop end Saltwater Mama invite you to visit them when you are ready to buy or just get ideas. ASTEC, Inc. Tom P. Betley, Owner 16Years Of Expedence If your home or business facility was built pdor to the early 1980% asbestos content may have been used in the construction. A recent Environmental Protection Agency study estimates that hundreds of thousands of homes still contain asbestos, which is believed to cause respiratory diseases and cancer. /ksbestos can be found in insulation, acoustic ceilings, duct work, roofing, siding and even linoleum floors. More then 3,000 products containing asbestos wore sold end used alter asbestos was determined unsafe. AEI'EC can safely perm asbestos removal in industrial facilities, office buildings, apartment complexes, schools and residential homes. They are licensed to provide asbestos abatement in Delaware according to all federal, state, EPA and OSHA regulations. They keep abreast of the latest technology and consider no detail too small when it comes to safely removing asbestos. Call ASTEC, located in Georgetown, phone (302) 856-1092, for an estimate or more information. ALSO IN YOUR COMMUN TY Fresenius Medical Service Out-Patient Dialysis Provider Fresenius Medical Services has out-patient dialysis facilities located in Rehoboth, Georgetown, Seaford, Milford, Dover and Smyma. They also have facilities located in the upper portion of the state as well to better serve our local community's needs. You may find the facilities in the local book under dialysis dinics or you may use their toll-free number, 1-800-753-5020. If you or a loved one have been told that dialysis may be required or have been referred to a dialysis treatment facility, you are invited to contact Fresenius Medical Services for dates, times and places for treatment options informational classes. These classes are offered in different towns for your convenience. You will be provided with information as well as have your questions answered by dialysis professionals. They will be able to supply you with informational materials as well as Web sites for more information. Visit their Web site at www.fmc-na.com. They'll do everything possible to make the transition easier for you. Morris Drywall Locally Owned & Operated By Mark Morris For 12Years Many experienced contractors end home builders have come to know and trust Morals Drywall, located in Harbeson, and may be reached by calling (302) 945-3101, to handle any type of drywall application. Whether it's new construc or repair work you need done, look to them. They specialize in metal studding, texturing, sheet-rocking, plastering and repairs. To handle drywall installation properly, a contractor must have the necessary edence arid training to complete the job. Morris Drywall makes it a practice to hire only competent help who he knows can handle the job with the utmost of skill. You can always depend on these experts to give accurate bids end finish the job in the specified time. For a first-rate job, carded out with high-quality materials by experienced craftsmen, call Morris Drywall at (302) 945-3101. Their fine reputation can be backed by any of their previous customers, end, as we all know, a satisfl customer is the finest recommendation available. Equity Homes "Now Playing AtThe Beach" Equity Homes, one of the Washington, DC, area's premier homebuilders, has brought their"award-winning" style and extraordinary homebuilding craftsmanship to Sussex County at several locations--the Delaware Shore at the gated community of Sawgrass at While Oak Creek, in Rehoboth Beach at Beaver Dam, with one- to four-acre home sites just west of Lewes; at Reddenwood, with large estate lots in the Milton area; and coming soon to Wncent's Over/oo The Equity Homes signature will be apparent in all communities. Luxurious first-floor owner's suites, new single-level plans, beautiful island kitchens, covered porches, even verandas end sunroorns are available if you choose. High ceilings, open floor plans end unique beach architecture are all hallmarks of the award-winning Equity Homes. All locations are open Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call (302) 227-9375 for more information, or visit their Web site at www.equityhomes.com. Spa By The Sea Walk inside Spa ByThe Sea end immediately you'll feel a sense of inner peace. Open seven days a week, this innovative salon and med spa offers hair, skin, nail and body treatments to pamper your spirit. Located in Rehoboth Beach at 19266 Coastal Highway, Suite 18, phone (302) 227-8640, Spa ByThe Sea offers creative styles end services with great respect for customer service. Usten to calming music and smell gentle fragrances of aromatherapy while enjoying a facial, massage, hot stone massage, hair services, manicure or a hot stone pedicure by Heather Marowski. In addison, Dr. Micheile Parsons offers cosmetic medicine services including laser hair removal, laser vein treatments, BOTOX', dermal fillers, chemical peels, deep thermal laser treatments for skin tightening, photofacials for age end sunspots, laser smoking cessation therapy end Obagistdn care products. If you would like to rejuvenate your senses, mind, body and spirit, call for an appointment or visit www.com. You'll love their coffee bar serving coffees, smoothies, organic salads, granola and more. This Valentine's Day, say "1 love you"  a pampering visit to Spa By The Sea. KLEIN ENTERPRISES, located in Roxana, phone (302) 436-9991, thanks their patrons/contractors for being able to expand this new year and specializes in exterior insulated finish systems and tools (EIFS). FOX LANDSCAPING CORP., located in Millsboro at 24659 Banks Road, phone (302) 945-5656, specializes in landscape design and interlock paving, and is I.C.P.I. certified. ACE HOME IMPROVEMENTS, located in Dagsboro, phone (302) 541-8305, specializes in room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling and complete home improvements of all types. Locally owned and operated by Steve Sprogell. TRI-STATE COINS & FIRE ARMS, located in MilMIle at 323 Atlantic Avenue, phone (302) 537-7300, specializes in gold and silver coins, state quarters, Morgan dollars, old U.S. coins, supplies, handguns, rifles, shotguns, amino and gunsmithing. DENNIS J. CAPPO & ASSOCIATES, located in Frankford at 32776 Omar Road, phone (302) 245-2261, specializes in landscape design, hardscaping and night lighting.