(music).good morning everybody, and welcome to the balancing act.we're so glad you joined us. i'm julie moran.and i'm olga villaverde. alright, returning our focus tobeauty this morning. i need that!no one wants to age, right? am i right, ladies?fine lines, wrinkles, anybody want that?why are you looking at me? i'm not looking at you.these days cosmoceuticals and injectables are very popular,and with good reason.
they can help turn back thehands of time without surgery. plus, if you or someone you lovesuffers from allergies or asthma, a lot in my family, yourpharmacist may be an untapped resource in helping you cope.we've got the info. we've got a great show.the balancing act starts right now.(music) this morning we conclude ourfour part series on improving healthcare for you and yourfamily with the help of your pharmacist.today we're talking about
managing allergies and asthma.if you or someone you love suffers from allergies orasthma, your pharmacist may be an untapped resource in helpingto manage your symptoms. here to explain is dr. chrisobsbourne from good neighbor pharmacy, a network of more than3000 locally owned community pharmacies.welcome chris. hi.so great to have you in the studio today.how are you? good.alright, let's start by talking
about asthma because it seems tobe so much more prevalent than ever.yeah, it's actually on the rise according to the centers fordisease control. there's more prevalence outthere. more kids are being diagnosedwith it. a lot of allergens.environmental allergens in the air.food allergens. how is asthma usually treated?asthma is usually treated with a oral medication, like you canget a zyrtec or claritin over
the counter, and also the doctorwould probably add on steroid inhaler.right. or a nasal spray like over thecounter, used to be prescription, but now there isnasacort and flonase over the counter now.so those are really something you could talk to yourpharmacist about and you don't have to go to your doctor.absolutely. you can come in.you don't have to wait to have an appointment until next week.you can come in today and i can
prescribe the nasacort orflonase for you and point you in a direction of the claritin andzyrtec for everyday use. that's really great.is that what good neighbor pharmacies are really about?that communication with the patient that comes in, that youknow them and they know you? oh yeah, it's a personalrelationship that we developed and hope to have for a longtime. would you say that you know yourpatients by name and know things about their lives, so you reallyfeel a connection with them?
absolutely.they walk in the door and i say "hey bob!""hey john, how are you?" well, that's not typicalsometimes at pharmacies. no, you walk into a big boxchain, and their shifts change every eight hours and it'salways someone new, and i'm there everyday.wow, that's so important. let's talk allergies.there's so many things people can be allergic to.do you talk a lot with people that come in and help them kindof navigate those waters, their
kid's waters, as far as steeringthrough the allergy season? sure.we try to identify what's triggering their allergies.you know, if it's seasonal like pollen, if they're not usuallyon medication parts of the year that may be the time to go onit, ahead of time, before it gets worse.triggers like dust mites, rugs in the house, if you get rid ofthe rugs sometimes that gets rid of the allergies.rugs hold a lot of dust and dead skin and hair from the animals.food allergies.
if you know you're allergic tosomething, don't eat it. right.sometimes kids have really bad allergies, and the mom has tocarry around an epi-pen. that's serious when you have achild that cannot breathe. you know, what are the questionswe should be asking our pharmacists in general?well, the questions you should be asking is, you know, should ibe taking this every day? or is it just when i have aflare up? or if i'm using a certainperfume and i don't use it all
the time, but it makes my noserun, should i take something before that?you know, things like that, or chronic every day asthma andallergies. you know, if you need to be onsomething everyday i can show you how to use it, and what touse. you know, you're the kind ofpharmacist i want to be treated by.yeah, i'm very personable. i like that personal touch withpatients. oh well that makes all thedifference.
someone calls on the phone, ican tell who it is just by the sound of their voice.that's reassuring. that's what we all want.yeah. well, thanks.great information today. thanks for stopping by.oh, thank you. alright, wanna know more?log on to thebalancingact.com you can also follow us onfacebook and twitter. we might share your tweet righton a future show. (music).raise your hands if you're ready
to turn back the hands of timewithout surgery. ladies, and yes gentleman, thereare more tools than ever before to help us keep our skin lookingyoung and vibrant, and this doesn't mean changing our look.it just means looking like the best version of ourselves.i like that. i'm the first to admit that itmight, just might, be time to consider correcting my facialwrinkles in a very natural looking way.i, like, many women, have been uncertain about using cosmeticinjectables, but the time has
come to learn more about theirbenefits. joining me this morning is dr.janet allenbee, board certified dermatologist from delray beach,florida. let's be honest, doctor, i canaccept my age, but the wrinkles, it's hard.it's hard. and, we are always in search ofways to slow the effects of aging and gravity on our faces.daily sun exposure, stressors, environmental factors, genetics,and consistent use of facial expressions all take a toll onour skin.
sometimes, doctor, leading towrinkles, sagging cheeks and other giveaways that reveal ourage. so, tell me.more and more women, and men, let's be honest, and men, areusing cosmetic injectables to enhance the beauty.why? i think we all want to look aspretty as we can be, and sometimes as we're aging, wedon't feel like we look so pretty.especially with us women. and when you start making theface look more like we feel, the
self-esteem goes up.we feel better about ourselves. so, this is what i've noticed inme, and i'm going to be completely honest here thismorning, is, and tell me if you hear this - the frown lines.really bothering me. yes.and they're really hard to accept, and it is usually anaging process, but it could just be genetic.some people have a little bit more motion than others in theirforehead where they have their frowning.but what's happening to me?
oh, i know it's awful.it's awful. it is.what happens is we start getting these etched in lines.as the muscle is working, it actually etches the skin, and weend up having these permanent frown marks and they are angrylooking, and people don't like that look.here's another area that is bothering me as well.the smile lines? is that what they're called?well, everything around the mouth.i think when somebody's aging
and they have a lot of problemwith like, their lips are deflating, or they have too manylines like smoker looking lines. we also call them bar codelines. when they have those, it makesthem feel old and they don't feel attractive.i think when people are treated for this, they look better, andit looks natural, and the key word is natural, and it's donewell, they're really happy with their outcome.so what would one use if you saw me, for example, and i tell youmy frown lines and my smile
lines, what could i do?olga, you are a perfect candidate for dysport.dysport is a prescription injection that is fda approvedfor the temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severefrown lines between the eyebrows in patients less than 65 yearsof age. and what about this area?this really bothers me. actually, smile really big.just a - great. you have a beautiful smile.in my office, i use restylane silk.restylane silk is the only fda
approved product that isexclusively designed for the mouth area.it enhances the lip, it is going to fill in the little lines.it's a beautiful product that looks really natural, andparticularly really natural on animation.so, when you smile, you still have your smile.and it doesn't look fake. now i know it's not a one timething. let's talk about if i went tosee you. frequency.maintenance.
how much?typically, most people will come in - let's say they're doingtheir frown lines. when i use dysport, it lasts upto four months. when i do something in the moutharea, when i use restylane silk, it can last up to six monthstoo. and cost?because a lot of people, they're counting their pennies today,but i think something like this is worth it.so, the variation of price is really going to be depending onhow much improvement someone
wants, and there are some reallygreat programs, such as aspire with dysport and restylane silk.it's a loyalty program, so when they are doing their treatments,they're actually gaining points, so it's going to help for futureuse. and let's also note here that,really, when you're going to get this done, you need to go tosomeone that you can trust, and someone that is certified to doso. well, we all know when someonedoesn't look good, and we want to have people that are trained.board certified dermatologists,
board certified plasticsurgeons, facial plastic. in health care providers, thereare a lot of injectors that are trained and they are verytalented. so, you really want to researchwho you're going to. you want a natural outcome.you want to look good. go to the expert.doctor, after your patients receive the treatment, they mustcome back and tell you they're so happy.you know what, they're very satisfied, and it's a welltolerated procedure.
i'm sold.so, i know you're right down the street.delray, so that's about a 15 minute drive for me, so expectme to be calling you and maybe making an appointment.oh, absolutely. thank you so much doctor, andremember to head to thebalancingact.com for lotsmore information there, and don't forget to follow us onfacebook and twitter. share your experiences withcosmetic facial injectables. dysport abobotulinumtoxina 300units for injection is a
prescription injection fortemporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frownlines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults lessthan 65 years of age. what is the most importantinformation you should know about dysport?spread of toxin effects: in some cases, the effects of dysportand all botulinum toxin products may affect areas of the bodyaway from the injection site. these effects can cause symptomsof a serious condition called botulism.symptoms of botulism can happen
hours to weeks after injectionand may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss ofstrength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision,blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change orloss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss ofbladder control. swallowing and breathingproblems can be life threatening and there have been reports ofdeath. the risk of symptoms is probablygreatest in children and adults treated for muscle spasms,particularly in those patients
who have underlying medicalconditions that could make these symptoms more likely.the toxic effects have been reported at doses similar tothose used to treat muscle spasms in the neck.lower doses, in both approved and unapproved uses, have alsocaused toxic effects. this includes treatment ofchildren and adults for muscle spasms.these effects could make it unsafe for you to drive a car,operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.common side effects the most
common side effects are nose andthroat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injectionsite skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection,eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation,and nausea. please see medication guide andfull prescribing information for dysport on dysportusa.com(music).. so what can you say in 140characters? a lot, so let's get social.join the conversation. follow us on twitter@thebalancingacttv.
(music).have you ever noticed that music has almost magical powers overus? it can instantly remind of us ofsomeone special or transport us to another place and time.for children, music can be especially powerful.now the only thing better then music is giving the gift ofmusic especially around the holidays.and here to explain is ann ittoop from music and arts.good morning. good morning.thanks so much for being here.
thanks for having us.music is really important to me. i grew up with music around me,my kids have grown up with it, for us it's extremely preciousand for many too. oh absolutely, you know i canremember as young as when i was five years old sitting with mydad at the piano just building those memories and experiencemusic for the first time. it's so special.and the coolest thing is that it's unique to all of us itreally helps build our musical identity, our own identity andyou know just really creates
amazing memories.and lets talk about music and arts.what exactly is that? yea, you know honestly we'rea hidden secret. we've been around for almostsixty years now. we're everything from rentinginstruments to giving you music lessons.honestly we're a one stop shop if you're looking to learnhow to play an instrument. we're really there foreverything musical in your life. and i love the name music andarts because i think of my kids
and schools and a lot of themare unfortunately you know just getting rid of the music and thearts and i think it's really sad cause i still find it to bevital for them. absolutely.honestly, i can't imagine a time when i was in school and ididn't have music to help me through what i was goingthrough, even just you know school in general.but the amazing thing about music and arts is that we have ahuge network of educational representatives.they go out into the schools,
they work with educators, theirsole job is to help keep music alive in school programs andthat's honestly the back bone of what we do.and i'm gonna be very personal here because when my little onewas having a little bit of a problem with comprehensionsomeone actually told me to get her into music and she now playsthe piano by ear and it's actually helped her focus moreon reading. yes, music is such an amazingmemory tool. it helps you with academics, ithelps with self confidence, just
the benefits with it areamazing. and something else about musicis we as a family love music and during the holidays i'll get myguitar because i do play the guitar and, not as well asbefore, and my daughter plays the piano.my mom plays the piano and you can see us there having awonderful time. and it really just brings ustogether as a family. more united.yea during the holidays is actually a great example.i mean i remember you know as a
kid obviously i like when iplayed with my dad we would have functions and we would playtogether and you know if your not musical or even if you areyou can still appreciate it, you can still enjoy it.umm and just the memories it builds and the feelings itbuilds inside you are so special that you'll you'll carry it tillyour well in your 70s are 80s. it lives with you forever.and what's wonderful too, for the holidays is to give the giftof music. alot of people are asking mesometimes what do i give my
niece, my nephews, buy them aninstrument. yea, absolutely.during this time of year we see families coming in and lookingfor that special gift and the great thing is you know on topof selling instruments if you're not ready to invest completelywe have a rental program where you can you know try outdifferent instruments if you want to.there's a great exchange option with our plan.we really want to help give people that gift.well i want you to give me that
gift this morning so what areyou going to play for me? i'm gonna make up littlesomething for you. alright.putting you on the spot. take it away.(laughter). alright.(music). howbeautiful. just what a blessing.thank you. what a blessing you have.you're located all over the country?so are viewers know.
yea actually we we're at 140stores now. we're in 23 states.if you are not near a store you can find us online atmusicarts.com. musicarts.com.alright, thank you so much for being here.thank you. i really do appreciate it.absolutely. god bless you.and if you want to learn more log onto thebalancingact.com youcan also follow us on facebook and twitter and of course i'mgoing to have you play one more
tune as we say goodbye toeverybody. sure.(music). beautiful.(music). such great information ontoday's show and we'll continue to bring you segments on how youcan affect change in your community.remember, we have lots more on our website.it's thebalancingact.com. and, we're also on twitter andfacebook and we want you to follow us, and like us, andtweet us and all that.
until the next time, remember tofind your balance. so long, everybody..