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R CAPE GAZETYE - Tuesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 23 HEALTH & F00,ITNESS Ribbon cut on 1st State Health and Wellness Naturopath adds services to chiropractic office By Tom Walsh Special to the Cape Gazette Since Dr. Brian D. Jones, ND, started working with patients on nutrition, natural enzyme balance and supplement usage, he has become known as "Dr. Natural." Many of his patients who knew very little about complementary and integrated health alternatives have been impressed with his knowledge of chronic illnesses and natural cures. Jones, whose services comple- ment the long-standing chiroprac- tic care facility in Midway Shopping Center, now heads the nutritional division of 1st State Health and Wellness. The business opened with a ribbon-cutting cere- mony sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce April 2. This new facility is the fifth location of 1st State Health and Wellness in Delaware. It was developed from past models as a complete health and wellness cen- ter. Previously offering only chiro- practic care, the business now blends massage therapy, acupunc- ture, nutritional ,services and natu- ral therapies to serve more patient needs. Tom Walsh photo The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce helped 1st State Health and Wellness open with aplomb with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 2, in Midway Shopping Center. Formerly a chiropractic office, the center now offers massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritional services and natural therapies. Shown are (l-r)Becky Carney from Delaware Beach Life; Alexa Ward; Christine Sollenberger; Kristi Williams; Dr. Brian D. Jones; chiroprac- tor Dr. Jessica Bohl; and Sherri Schaaf from Fast-teks on-site computer services. "What we offer is a blending of various types of modalities to serve the patient best," said Jones. "We find that some [individuals] who come in for chiropractic adjustments have pain and poor health because of eating and diges- tion problems or problems caused by improper absorption. In that case, it is beneficial to see some- one involved in nutrition and natu- ral therapies that can correct these natural imbalances that cause problems in the first place." Jones said many people who have had problems in the past and have become frustrated in dealing with chronic diseases and health issues now enjoy many benefits because of his integrated health programs. Patients are urged to bring in their vitamin supplements and discuss with the doctor the best way to keep a balanced and working body. "Whether it is fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer or precancerous conditions, we are trained to deal with these issues," said Jones. "What people don't realize is that there are lots of natural ways to approach these problems." One of the cornerstones of the doctor's business is working with patients to empower them with information and education, he says. "We are trying to have healthcare be more of a personal relationship, where we can take time with the people and talk with them about their individual con- cerns," said Jones. "Addressing a patient on a personal level and just helping them feel that they control their own health is a huge healing event within itself." Jones said he is looking forward to seeing new patients in the Cape Region. He wants everyone to enjoy the facility, where he said feeling bet- ter lasts a lifetime. 1st State Health and Wellness accepts traditional insurance and offers a first consult at no cost. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday; from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., by appointment, Friday. Beginning April 26, the office will open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday. 1st State Wellness is located at 26 Midway Shopping Center in Rehoboth Beach. The office may be contacted at 645-6681. For more information on 1st State Health and Wellness visit www.firststatehealth.com. Contact Tom Walsh at Tomwalsh I @ verizon, net. Dr. Vincent Killeen Submitted photo Long Neck AARP to meet April 23 Doris Hensen of Beebe Medical Center Community Health Coordination Office recently provided free blood pressure and sugar-level exams at the Long Neck AARP chapter 4903 monthly luncheon. Shown is Hensen demonstrating the blood sugar level glucometer to AARP chapter President Donald Ray.  chapter 4903 will next host a luncheon Wednesday, April 23, at the American Legion in Long Neck. Odette Wright will give a presentation on the Nanticoke Indian Association. RSVP to 945-1098, 947-0357 or 684-8485. The luncheon and presentation is $11 for chapter members and $11.50 for nonmembers. Q i Bayside offering le00,,,s-mvasmve approach to hysterectomy Many of you recently saw a medical information piece on a major national news network dis- cussing a "new" approach to hys- terectomy. This so-called new approach is performed entirely through a laparoscope with a miniature camera fixed to the end. Mention was also made that less than 10 percent of the nation's gynecologists are skilled or trained to perform this type of a procedure. The physicians at Bayside Health Associates have performed in excess of 200 of these types of surgeries. Two of our physicians are also formally engaged in teach- ing these procedures on a local and a national level to other gynecolo- gists. What is a laparoscopic hysterec- tomy, and why is it better in some cases? Let's start with what hap- pens during a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is an operation to remove part of or the entire uterus or womb: It is designed to remove only this organ, not the tubes or ovaries, unless specifically required for disease of those organs. The uterus can be removed completely - a total or complete HEALTH TOPICS Dr. Vincent Killeen is an obste- trician/gynecologist at Bayside Health Association. For more information, call 645-4700 or visit www.baysidehealth.com and click "resources" or go to www.hysterectomyoptions.com. hysterectomy; or partially - a supracervical or partial hysterecto- my. The former removes the entire womb; the later leaves the neck - the cervix or bottom part of the womb - behind in an attempt to help support the bladder and vagi- na in the future. Hysterectomy is performed for various reasons, the most common being fibroids or benign growths on the uterus that cause pain and/or bleeding. Other reasons include cancer, endometriosis, scar tissue, pelvic pain and bleeding from polyps or other growths of the uterus. After a hysterectomy, a woman's menstrual periods stop and she cannot become pregnant. If both ovaries are removed, menopause will occur in those who have not gone through menopause prior to the surgery. Symptoms of menopause may include hot flash- es, vaginal dryness, mood swings, insomnia and bone loss. It is for these patients that herbs, vitamins or hormones are considered. Traditionally, hysterectomy is done through a surgical incision in the abdomen above the pubic bone. It may also be done through the vagina in a small number of cases. As mentioned in the television spot, we now have a safer, faster, cheaper, less painful and more patient-friendly technique to per- Continued on page 24