Monmouth's Ask The Doctor Jan-Feb 2019

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H E A L T H A R T I C L E S A N D Q & A Lastly, people are living longer; higher rates of illness and disabilities are expected to increase dramatically. Medicare and pharmaceutical benefits continues to shift to a cost sharing platform. There are coverage gaps embedded into Medicare plan designs and healthcare disparities exist among seniors; which leaves the average consumer financially exposed. No worries....Help is on the way!! We have a staff of professional certified insurance consultants with decades of experience and specializes in designing, underwriting, S eniors are working past age 65 and employers are looking for ways to provide affordable health care benefit coverage for a diverse population of staff. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014. The labor force participation rate, is expected to increase fastest for the oldest segments of the population-most notably, people ages 65 to 74 and 75 and older-through 2024. In addition, most seniors find it frustrating and difficult to compare Medicare plans designs due to the overwhelming amount of information they receive. Their inability to organize or process the information needed to determine plan options can be overwhelming. Our Fight For Life “Together We Can Survive”

negotiating and implementing, strategic employee benefits programs for a diverse population of staff. We provide expert guidance to employers with 2 - 100 employees, underserved men, women and seniors transitioning onto Medicare to gain equal access to affordable healthcare, clearly understand their coverage options and make informed coverage decisions designed to save time and money. Our staff have a clear understanding

Valerie Mathis-Leake CLTC, CBC, AHIP Founder, Our Fight For Life

of the healthcare rules, regulations and state mandates and help our clients to maximize benefit potential working within the four corners of an enforce healthcare contract. We focus on proactive effective strategies and proper risk management planning designed to maximize healthcare benefits providing equal access to healthcare while managing out of pocket cost. To learn more contact us:


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QUESTION: How does The Mona Lisa Touch counteract vaginal dryness? V aginal dryness is extremely common during menopause. It’s just one of a collection of symptoms known as the the size of the vagina. The Mona Lisa Touch is a new therapy for the treatment of vaginal dryness that is non hormonal, non medication and non surgical using a gentle laser. Dr. Simigiannis is one of the leading gynecologists in the nation using this new procedure.

genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) that involves changes to the vulvovaginal area, as well as to the urethra and bladder. These changes can lead to vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, urinary urgency, and sometimes more frequent bladder infections.

Dr. Helen Simigiannis, MD, FACOG

For more information feel free to contact: Dr. Helen Simigiannis, MD, FACOG Antheia Gynecology 375 US Highway 130, Suite 103 East Windsor, NJ 08520 Next to the Americana Diner 609.448.7800

These body changes and symptoms are commonly associated with decreased estrogen. However, decreased estrogen is not the only cause of vaginal dryness. It is important to stop using soap and powder on the vulva, stop using fabric softeners and anticling products on your underwear, and avoid wearing panty liners and pads. Vaginal moisturizers and lubricants may help. Persistent vaginal dryness and painful intercourse should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. If it is determined to be a symptom of menopause, vaginal dryness can be treated with low-dose vaginal estrogen, or the oral selective estrogen-receptor modulator ospemifene can be used. The Mona Lisa Touch is a new therapy for the treatment of vaginal dryness that is non hormonal, non medication and non surgical that has been FDA-approved using a gentle laser. Regular sexual activity can help preserve vaginal function by increasing blood flow to the genital region and helping maintain

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