Grand Living July August 2011

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<ul><li><p>Delmarvas Premier 50+ Magazine</p><p>www.grandlivingmag.com</p><p>Grand Living Vol. 3 Issue 4 - July/Augus</p><p>t 2011</p><p>TM</p><p>Complimentary</p><p>Hidden Dangers of the Sun</p><p>The Who, What, When, &amp; How of Your EstateBreast Cancer Research on the Eastern Shore</p><p>Exercise IS the Fountain Of YouthAlternate Site Testing for Diabetics</p><p>Summer Seafood</p></li><li><p>Board Certi ed General SurgeonsH. Gray Reeves Prof. Bldg, 145 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, MD 410.548.2600</p><p>According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed this year will be skin cancer.</p><p>Risk is greatest in the summer due to UV rays,Skin Cancers primary cause.</p><p>If you have a SPOT thats growing, irritated, black or bleeding, you need to see a doctor. Our doctors can see you in as little as 2 weeks. DONT WAIT, call now!</p><p>How do I know if I am at risk for Skin Cancer?</p><p>Peninsula Surgical Group</p></li><li><p>Offi cial Concierge of theOcean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association</p><p>Inside Ocean CityOffi cial Concierge of the</p><p>Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association</p><p>An Exceptional Marketing Opportunity </p><p>Reaching Millions!Call Today &amp; Support OCHMRA</p><p>410-726-7334A GLM Publication</p><p>Ocean Citys fi rst hotel book created </p><p>&amp; produced by local professionals!</p><p>Offi cial Concierge of theOcean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association</p><p>Inside Ocean CityOffi cial Concierge of the</p><p>Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association</p><p>An Exceptional Marketing Opportunity </p><p>Reaching Millions!Call Today &amp; Support OCHMRA</p><p>410-726-7334A GLM Publication</p><p>Ocean Citys fi rst hotel book created </p><p>&amp; produced by local professionals!</p></li><li><p>PublisherSandy Phillips </p><p> Associate Publisher</p><p>Farin Phillips </p><p>EditorLou Ann Hill</p><p> Creative</p><p>Sandy Phillips Farin Phillips</p><p> Photography</p><p>Kyle Hughes, Nextwave Studios </p><p>Contributing Writers Valery Cordrey </p><p>Polly Elliott Therese. H. Ganster, LCSW, MPM </p><p>Marie NottinghamJames W. Respess, Esq.</p><p>John Motsko, CDEAutumn Romanowski</p><p>Bennett Yu, MDSandra Heineken, RN, BSN, OCN</p><p>Kathleen Burt, RN, BSN, MS</p><p>For Advertising Call: Grand Living Main Office</p><p>410-726-7334 grandlivingmag@verizon.net </p><p>Field Management Brandon Phillips</p><p>Cover:Frank Hodges enjoys the summer </p><p>sun, in his backyard pool.</p><p> Grand Living Magazine is published six times a year; Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov. It is circulated throughout Worcester, Wicomico &amp; Sussex counties, by Grand Living Magazine LLC. Grand Living Magazine is protected under trademark registration. Grand Citizens is also protected under trademark. No portion in whole or part maybe reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Copyright 2010 , Grand Living Magazine LLC. All rights reserved. Content in Grand Living Magazine is intended to provide information only and is in no way meant to treat or diagnose. Always consult with a speciality professional (i.e. medical, financial, etc.) to address your own personal needs. The company makes every effort to ensure that all information presented is correct. However, we do not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information, and reliance on information provided is solely at your own risk.</p><p>Grand Living Magazine</p><p>Unleashed</p><p>GLM</p><p>22 What Kind of Sandwich Are You?24 Alternate Site Testing for Diabetics</p><p>26 If You Have Cancer, You Are Not Alone</p><p>28 Summer Seafood30 Hearts Desire</p><p> 12 Tempting Tropicals14 Determining the Who, What, When, Where, and How of Your Estate</p><p>17 Conversations with Betty</p><p>18 Exercise is the Fountain Of Youth20 Breast Cancer Research on the Eastern Shore</p><p>6 Hidden Dangers of the Sun</p><p>8 The Challenges of Texting</p><p>10 Crab Pickin 101</p><p>4 Grand Living Magazine www.grandlivingmag.com</p></li><li><p>Grand Calendar Mid July 2011 - August 2011</p><p>Aug. 5Fibromyalgia Support Group 1:00 p.m. FREE 1st Friday of every monthLewes Senior Center, Nassau 302-644-8181</p><p>Aug. 11 Parkinson Support Group FREE </p><p>2nd Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m.The Woodlands Ocean Pines 410-208-9001</p><p>Aug. 9Alzheimers Support GroupFREE </p><p>2nd Tuesday of every month at1:30-2:30 p.m.302-436-0808RSVP the Friday before the meeting you wish to attend.</p><p>July. 20 Concerts on the Beach FREE </p><p>Every Wednesday July 13- August 24 (except July 27)North Division Street410-250-0125</p><p>August. 6 Blessing of the Combines</p><p>Downtown Snow Hill11a.m. -4 p.m. For more information call410-632-3838</p><p>August 5-7 Annual Berlin Sidewalk Sale</p><p>Throughout BerlinFriday &amp; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Sunday 11 a.m. -5p.m.For more information call410-641-2998</p><p>August. 12-14 Worcester County Fair</p><p>Byrd Park, Snow HillFriday &amp; Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.Sunday 11 a.m. -4 p.m.For more information call410-957-4076</p><p>July. 29-31 Greek Festival</p><p>Ocean City Convention CenterFriday &amp; Saturday 12p.m.-11p.m.Sunday 12p.m. -9p.m.For more information call410-524-0900</p><p>August. 8-12 White Marlin Open</p><p>Harbour Island; 14th Street 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.For more information call410-289-9229</p><p>Labor Day September 4</p><p>July. 31 Bark for Life Dog Walk &amp; Doggie Carnival to benefit the American Cancer SocietyTails n Tubs, Salisbury9 a.m. - 2 p.m.443-736-7441</p><p>July. 15-17 OC Tuna Tournament</p><p>Ocean City Fishing Center4 p.m.- 7 p.m.For more information call800-322-3065</p><p>White Marlin Open</p><p>Aug. 8-12</p><p>Aug. 10 Community Breakfast Bingo FREE </p><p>Brandywine Assisted LivingFenwick Island302-436-0808</p><p>Every Tuesday &amp; Thursday Yoga 55+ FREE </p><p>Morning Session: 9 a.m.Afternoon Session: 2 p,m,Brandywine Assisted LivingFenwick Island302-436-0808</p><p>www.grandlivingmag.com Grand Living Magazine 5</p></li><li><p>Not All Fun and Games:Hidden Dangers of the Sun</p><p> The sun has become a foe at almost any time of year, but is par-ticularly unfriendly when its rays are closest to the earth during summer. If youre not using sunscreen as part of your daily routine, its time to get with the program. We know a great deal more about the sun these days. Moder-ate sun exposure supplies us with Vitamin D, gives us that healthy glow, and bright sunny days nourish our spirit. But, the UV rays can take their toll on our bodies, and when signs of damage are ignored, the outcome could be deadly. More than two million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making skin cancer the most common form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 60,000 of these cases are melanoma, the most serious of the many types of skin cancer. When detected early, melanomas can often be treated successfully. Its important to learn and recognize the warning signs and seek medical advice without delay. Unlike squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, which com-monly do not spread to other parts of the body, melanoma can spread if not diagnosed and treated in the early stages.</p><p>What is Melanoma? Melanocytes are cells in the skin that produce a pigment called melanin. The melanin helps protect the deeper layers of skin from the harmful effects of the sun. When these Melanocytes are exposed to sun, their number increases and your skin darkens. Because Mela-noma cells still produce melanin, skin cancers can often have mixed shades of tan, brown, black, or even blue. Melanoma can occur from a bad burn or from cumulative exposure to UV rays over time. According to the American Cancer Society, children and young adults often receive a great deal of intense sun exposure, which may not result in cancer for years or decades. Melanoma forms when the genetic material in the cells, which control cell growth, becomes damaged or fails. It can occur quickly or over time.</p><p>Reviewed by John Bartkovich, M.D., F.A.C.S.</p><p>6 Grand Living Magazine www.grandlivingmag.com</p></li><li><p>Warning Signs The most important sign of Melanoma is a new or changing skin growth. This includes a change in size, shape or color of a spot on your skin. This change can occur over a month or more. Most of us have some spots and /or moles on our skin. Most moles are harmless, but a change in the appearance of a mole should be evaluated by a medical professional. The American Cancer Society offers the A.B.C.D.s of evaluation to assist you in moni-toring yourself for skin concerns. Asymmetry: One half of the spot/mole does not match the other half. Border Irregularity: Normal moles are round or oval. The borders of a melanoma may be uneven or notched. Color: Common moles are usually one color throughout. Melanomas may have several colors or an irregular pattern of colors. Diameter: Common moles are generally less than inch in diameter (the diameter of a pencil eraser). Melanomas may be 1/8 to 1/4 inch, but are often larger. Although these are useful warning signs, many melanomas and other skin cancers do not have the ABCD signs. Pay particular attention to these additional warning signs: A sore that does not heal. Change in sensation; itching, tenderness or pain. Change in the surface of a mole-like ooz-ing, bleeding, or the appearance of a bump or nodule. A mole that stands out or looks different from your other moles. A self exam, along with an annual examina-tion by a physician, is one of the best ways to ensure that you dont become a statistic in the battle against skin cancer. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert you to changes in your skin and aid in the early detection of skin cancer. Perform a self-exam regularly, perhaps at the beginning of each month. Use a full-length mirror, as well as a hand mirror, so you can check from the top of your head, (if you are balding), to your toes and the bottom of your feet. You may find it helpful to do a full body exam first, to assure that any existing spots, freckles or moles are normal. Get familiar with your body and its pigmentations and spots. Seek professional advice for any areas of concern. A regular self-examination should take no more than 10 minutes a small investment that may save your life. GLM</p><p>Sunscreen Selection Tips Sunscreens are chemicals that offer some degree of protection from the suns Ultra Violet (UV) rays. Although there are no sunscreens that offer complete protection, many products, used properly, offer adequate protection. When selecting a sunscreen, look for one with the words broad-spectrum. These products help prevent both UV-A and UV-B rays from penetrating the skin. Water resistant are other words to include in your criteria list. Water resistant products seem to last longer and need to be applied with a bit less frequency. They are great for swimming and on those very hot days when you find yourself sweating more. Sunscreens are available in many forms; creams, moisturizers, gels, sprays and sticks. Your selection here seems to simply be preference. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is the sunscreen buzzword and plays a role in determining how long you can play in the sun before you need to reapply your sunblock. According to webmd.com, your unprotected skin typically burns after 10 minutes in the sun. If you use a sunblock with an SPF of 15, it will extend the amount of time before your skin begins to burn to 150 minutes. It is, however, recommended that you reapply your sunblock during this period for the best defense. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, this also includes seeking shade, covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. They also recommend avoiding tanning and UV tanning booths. If you have light skin or burn very easily, you should consider a higher SPF of 30 or more. If you are acne prone, look for a product that is non-comedigenic. For some, the chemicals in sunscreen are not well tolerated. If you fall into that group, try using a product that contains only physical blockers such as Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. Physical blockers do not penetrate the skin as chemical blockers do, but sit on the top of the skin and protect. Whichever your selection, be sure to follow the directions and reapply frequently, at least every two hours, and particularly after swimming. It is also suggested that you apply sunblock 20 minutes before going outside to allow for maximum skin absorption.</p><p>John A. Bartkovich, M.D., F.A.C.S. is in practice with The Peninsula Surgical Group, P.A., Salisbury, MD</p><p>Diameter:1/4 inch or</p><p>6mm </p><p>Border Irregularity </p><p>Color Asymmetry </p><p>The Grand Life</p><p>www.grandlivingmag.com Grand Living Magazine 7</p></li><li><p> Ahh to be 40 something in this age of technology. We have all adjusted to our electronic world as it has evolved. I was fortunate enough to grow up while computers were making their way to the forefront. I took some of the first computer classes in college, on those main frame systems with the card readers and key punch machines. Im sure they are now growing new sea life off the coast as a man made reef. Much like we have all learned to use a computer at work, for typing letters and those complicated spreadsheets. You know the ones that require a math degree to tally columns, now its texting. Our offspring have grown up with it and will most likely give rise to some sort of finger disorder years from now. </p><p>The Challenges of Texting</p><p>by Sandy Phillips</p><p>They text at lightening speeds, and their spelling accuracy is astounding. Move over Girl Friday, because typing 75 words a minute is old school. So, lets talk about the how tos of texting. Its simple enough, if you have a QWERTY keyboard; its exactly the same as the one Im typing this story on. Well, almost exactly like, just about one-tenth the size, and thats where the challenge comes in. Have you ever watched a grown man text? Guys are finally learning to move their fingers with finesse. Even a 40 something man has to make his man-sized fingers touch only one letter at a time on that tiny keyboard. They are lucky if they can type five words a minute. It has to be easier to just make the call! But, its about communicating with the kids on their terms. Now theres the new feature on our phones, spell check. Where would our lives be without spell check? I really cant spell half as good as my editor thinks I can, I rely totally on spell check; I know most of you can relate. But spell check on a phone is tricky. Then again, maybe its that I think I can text without my glasses and still send the message I intended to. My texting gets even worse when Im in a hurry to move onto something else. Recently, when responding to a co-worker, I texted hold on for a sec, or so I though and the ever clever spell check changed the last word, just as I pressed send. Suddenly Im sexting a co-worker! Oh my, how did that happen? Im very thankful the Grand Living family is close and will take my texting faux pas in stride. Now, I also find myself responding to emails via phone, and I face the same challenges with the tiny keyboard. If you too, use your phone for emails more and more, have you noticed that even our </p><p>email responses are now incorporating abbreviations? We have shortened...</p></li></ul>