Western Leader : January 25th 2011
16 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 25, 2011 DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR TEETH ANOTHER YEAR! Q & A TO HELP YOU MAKE THAT APPOINTMENT! Phone 8372260 Shop 4 /333 Great North Road, Henderson Crn Trading Place & Great Nth Rd 1) I cant afford to go to the dentist, its so expensive We will do a full check up & x-rays for only $65.00 We will design a treatment plan that you can do over time. We offer GE finance interest free ter ms, & free Winz quotes. 2) I get toothache, but the pain will go away, I'll put up with it. Toothache may subside, but will not go away, the longer you put it off the worse the outcome. 3) The last experience I had at the dentist has put me off from ever going back. We understand the fears that people have. We use a numbing gel that helps prior to treatment. We also have IV sedation for nervous patients. 4) I have'nt been in over 10 years, now I'm embarrassed to. We will not judge you; our team will help you get on top of your dental problems so you can enjoy life. vein glory Let us take care of your unsightly veins If you have varicose veins, The Vein Centre offer advice and a variety of treatments. As a specialist clinic, we offer all for ms of treatment including an onsite hospital. * Fully licensed and Southern Cross Affliated Phone 09 444-5858 or visit: www.veins.co.nz At SPECS DIRECT we could clear things up! FREE Eye Examination with purchase of complete spectacles ie Frames & Lenses Offer ends 28th Feb 2011 35 Leslie Ave Sandringham Ph: 846 7007 3/36 William Pickering Drive Albany Ph: 414 4926 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 3444589AA Health& well-beingAdvertising Feature SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES Survey reveals skin cancer risk being ignored by young The sun smart message is slowly getting through -- but the dangers of sunbeds continue to be ignored by young New Zealanders, according to new research by the not- for-profit Southern Cross Health Society. A survey of 1000 Southern Cross Health Society members revealed that 33 percent of those aged 21-29 had used a sunbed in the past. Of those, 27 percent would consider using one again and 3 percent were regular users. Although 36 percent of respondents in the 30-54 age group had used a sunbed in the past, only 14 percent of these people would con- sider doing so again. Southern Cross Healthcare Group CEO Dr Ian McPherson said it appeared some young New Zealanders were either not aware of, or choosing to ignore, the dangers of sunbed use. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has calculated there is a 75 percent increase in the risk of melanoma for those who first use sunbeds in their teens or twenties. Mela- noma is a highly aggress- ive cancer that can strike at any age.'' Young New Zealand- ers are also increasing their risk of skin cancer by allowing themselves to burn in the sun. Eight-nine percent of those aged 21-29 reported sunburn over the last year, compared to 73 percent of those aged 30-54, 49 percent of those aged 55-64 and just 27 percent of those aged 65 and over. Dr McPherson said though we all know excessive sun exposure is incredibly bad for your skin the survey indicated a tan remained desirable for the young and for females in particular. Fortunately, many were also turning to safer tan- ning options, with 45 percent of under 30s and 47 percent of women reporting use of artificial tanning products. Encouragingly, it seems the majority of New Zealanders are also acting on the message to check their skin regu- larly for signs of changes that may indicate skin cancer. Thirty-four percent said they checked their skin once every three months and another 32 percent said they checked at least once every six months or once a year. However, 23 percent of those aged 21-29 and 17 percent of those aged 30-54 said they never checked their skin. Sun smart behaviour is also practised by the majority, with 38 percent of those surveyed apply- ing sunscreen daily, and a further 53 percent applying it when they planned to be in the sun for prolonged periods. Sunbathing was also shunned, with 74 percent saying they did not sunbathe. The removal of skin lesions is Southern Cross Health Society's most commonly claimed for elective surgical pro- cedure. In the year to 30 June 2010, the Society funded or part-funded nearly 31,000 skin surgeries for its 840,000 members.
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