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Why should men get facials?

Anthony Fiore, owner of Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers, says, “Most men consider getting a facial as something a little too fussy for the likes of their manly skin. The spa slippers and soothing music might not appeal to you. I get it. But the real motivation to get your skin handled by the pros is the same reason you have a mechanic work on your car: They can do it better than you can. Come to Capri for a facial and I’m positive, you’ll love the experience!”
Capri Cosmetology Learning Center
39 N. Plank Rd., Newburgh. 845-563-3090
251 West Rte. 59, Nanuet. 845-623-6339; www.caprinow.com

How does a healthy smile care for general health?

“A healthy smile is not just good for the mind, it is also good for your whole body,” says Dr. Richard Whalen of Dental Design Studio. “Having a healthy mouth and healthy gums can help prevent other systemic problems.” Bleeding gums and inflammation in the mouth can make you more susceptible to other diseases such as diabetes, cancer, low birth weight babies, and more. Visit Dental Design Studio’s highly skilled team, who are trained in advanced techniques, to get you that healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Design Studio
46 Fox St., Ste. 3, Poughkeepsie
845-452-7653; www.dentaldesignstudio.net

What can be done for dry eyes?

Dry eyes is a multifaceted issue related to either poor-quality tears or not enough tears being produced by the tear glands. Dryness of the eye surface (the cornea) can result in blurry vision, pain, burning, redness, light sensitivity, foreign body sensation, excessive tearing from irritation, and even more serious complications if left untreated. Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons (HVES) is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date care for dry eyes to provide its patients with the newest options available.
Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons
200 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill

What steps can men take to stay healthy especially in the warmer months?

During warmer months, we are typically more active but have a tendency to attend more outdoor parties and indulge in foods high in fat and calories. The best way to stay healthy during warmer months is to exercise regularly either early in the morning or at dusk, drink plenty of water, and substitute unhealthy snacks with fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. These are good habits that will keep you fit and healthy all year long.
Mother Earth’s Storehouse
1955 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-296-1069
249 Main St., Saugerties. 845-246-9614; www.motherearthstorehouse.com

Is there anything I can do to prevent or postpone Alzheimer’s disease?

“By managing heart disease risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight, a man may reduce his chances of developing Alzheimer’s,” says William J. Higgins, MD, MBA, Vice President, Medical Affairs and President, New York Presbyterian Medical Group/Hudson Valley. “A low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables can you keep the brain healthy. The omega-3 fatty acids found in nuts, olive oil, and avocados are correlated with arterial health. Finally, maintaining an active social life and performing mentally challenging activities may also delay or prevent memory loss.”

New York Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt

914-737-9000; www.hvhc.org


What should men do about the PSA test?

If you have a family history of prostate cancer or are of African descent you need to be tested yearly starting at 50 and possibly younger. If you wait to get symptoms, it is often too late to be helped. Find a good urologist and listen to his/her advice if your primary physician doesn’t agree. Keep track of your PSA and if it doubles in a year (i.e. 1 to 2) you need to be checked further.
Prostate Cancer 101
8 Alcazar Ave., Kingston
845-338-1805; www.prostatecancer101.org

Why is a healthy smile so important?

When a man feels good about his smile, it shows in his confidence and the impression he makes on others, both personally and professionally. If discolored, chipped, crooked, or missing teeth have caused you embarrassment or discomfort, a smile makeover can change everything. Using the most progressive techniques in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and All-on-4 teeth restoration, Windsor Dental Center can create a perfect, natural-looking smile in just two visits… a smile you’ll be proud of. It’s never been easier to love your smile again.
Windsor Dental Center
375 Windsor Hwy., Ste. 400, New Windsor
845-565-6677; www.windsordentalpc.com

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