If there's one universal truth, it's that all of our bodies begin changing at some point. That's especially true for women who are over the age of 50. One day it seems like we're rolling out of bed with a pep in our step. The next, our emotions are out of control, our weight won't go down, and we constantly have hot flashes. If that sounds like you, don't worry â millions of other women worldwide are going through the same difficulties.
The fact of the matter is these symptoms are part of a natural process women go through. This change, called menopause, marks the end of a woman's ability to reproduce and menstruate. The average age for this to occur is 51, though it officially begins a year after a woman's final period. During this transition to menopause, estrogen and other hormones in a woman's body start to deplete When those hormones deplete, frequent and sometimes severe symptoms can manifest:
The symptoms of hormone deficiency can be scary for both women and their partners. That makes dealing with a hormone deficiency tricky because many symptoms are tied to nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, and toxins in your body.
However, if you're getting older and dealing with some of the symptoms listed above, have hope. A solution to your hormone problems may be closer than you think. Hormone replacement therapy for women may help correct imbalances caused by menopause. These effective, safe treatments help many women throughout the menopause process and may even help them reclaim their youth.
To live a healthy life, hormone stability is very important for women. That's where the beauty of HRT treatments for women begins to shine because it balances hormones that would otherwise be altered due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women represent a revolutionary step toward living life without the pitfalls of old age. However, at Juventee, we understand that no two women, and by proxy, patients, are the same. That's why our team of doctors and specialists provide personalized treatment options for women, combining holistic treatment, nutrition, fitness plans, and more to supplement our HRT treatments.
Is HRT the answer if you feel exhausted, overweight, and moody? That's the million-dollar question that we're asked almost every day. And to be honest, it's hard to say without a comprehensive exam by an HRT expert at Juventee. What we can say is that when a woman's hormones are better balanced during menopause, she has a much better chance of enjoying life without the crippling symptoms that other women feel.
At Juventee, helping women reclaim their vitality and love of life is our top priority. While some HRT clinics see patients as nothing more than a means to make money, our team is cut from a different cloth.
The key to balancing your hormones and improving your well-being is a process that we have refined over time. The Juventee HRT process consists of a comprehensive review of your health and hormonal status. Our team then customizes your plan and prescribes treatments, procedures, and supplements under the guidance of our local HRT experts.
At Juventee, we want to revitalize your health by promoting balance, energy, intimacy, and beauty. We start by assessing your baseline biomarkers and implementing a personalized plan to help you feel like your younger self. Our in-depth process covers many factors, almost like a web. Each component of that web works in conjunction with others to make up how you feel. If one area is out of sync, women can experience unwanted fluctuations in their weight, energy, emotions, libido, and more. Juventee is committed to evaluating our patient's overall health so that we may bring vitality and happiness to as many aspects of their lives as possible.
We've mentioned all the greatness that can come with an HRT regimen from Juventee, but what exactly are the benefits of HRT for women? Let's take a look.
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Unlike some HRT clinics, Juventee's HRT programs are carefully crafted and personalized for each patient. There are no cookie-cutter solutions at our office. Instead, we assess each individual's needs and customize treatments to help their bodies as they age. We replace hormones that are deficient and restore them to their physiological state using HRT pellets.
These hormone pellets are prescription hormones inserted under the skin through a simple in-office procedure. Each pellet is about as large as a big grain of rice. Once inserted, our HRT pellets get to work quickly. With this treatment, patients don't have to worry about applying greasy creams or swallowing pills. Instead, our pellets are metabolized by the body. That way, patients don't stress over taking too much or too little.
Remember, at Juventee, our goal isn't just to balance your hormones â it's to completely optimize your health and well-being. You won't ever have to worry about our doctors writing you a prescription and sending you on your way without any additional communication. Instead, we aim to be part of our patient's journey back to health and work with all of our HRT patients to do so.
Hormone imbalance causes a litany of issues. But with hormone replacement therapy, females can better process calcium, keep their cholesterol levels safe, and maintain a healthy vagina. By replenishing the body's estrogen levels, HRT may relieve symptoms of menopause and even optimize bone health.
But that's just the start. At Juventee, our patients report many benefits of taking HRT for women:
If you're ready to feel better and enjoy the vitality of your youth, Juventee is here to help you every step of the way. It all starts with an in-person evaluation, where our team will determine if HRT is right for you.
For many women, menopause is a difficult time filled with ups, downs, and hormonal hurdles to overcome. While menopausal issues are well-known by some, other women only know that menopause can affect their hormones. The reality is that going through menopause can mean more than moodiness and hot flashes.
At Juventee, we're big believers that a little knowledge can go a long way. With that in mind, if you're going through menopause or are approaching "that" age, consider these common issues. First, let's examine some alternative causes of menopause beyond age:
The most common reason for menopause is diminished, unbalanced hormones. However, menopause can also result from:
Now that we've examined some of the ways that menopause manifests, let's look at some common problems that females regularly endure:
If you're going through menopause and feel like life is a tiresome burden, you're not alone. Studies show that 15% of women go through depression to some degree during menopause. What many women don't learn is that depression may start much earlier, during perimenopause or even earlier.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, even without perimenopause and menopause as a factor. With that said, keep the following signs in mind. If you notice any, it might be time to speak with a physician:
If you notice any of the signs above, it's important that you understand that you're not weak or broken. You're going through a very normal emotional experience, which may be caused by hormone deficiency. However, with proper treatment from your doctor, depression doesn't have to rule your life.
You don't have to have hormonal imbalances to have mood swings. Indeed, everyone gets moody from time to time. For women going through menopause, however, mood swings can be extreme and happen often. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go together, resulting in unusual emotional changes and even issues like insomnia.
Estrogen production, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, affects serotonin production, which regulates mood. When both hormones are deficient, mood swings can become quite prevalent.
Fortunately, HRT treatments in Ridgefield Park, NJ, work wonders for women because they work to regulate hormones like estrogen. With HRT from Juventee, women don't have to settle for the negative consequences that drastic mood swings can cause.
Hot flashes: whether you're a man or a woman, you've probably heard of them. Hot flashes are very common issues associated with menopause and manifest as intense, sudden feelings of heat across the upper body. Some last a few seconds while others last many minutes, making them uncomfortable and inconvenient at all times. A few common symptoms of hot flashes include:
Usually, a lack of estrogen causes hot flashes in menopausal women. Low levels of estrogen negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, or the part of the brain that regulates appetite and body temperature. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to assume incorrectly that the body is too hot. When it does, it dilates a woman's blood vessels to boost blood flow.
Fortunately, most women don't have to settle for the intense, unwanted feelings they endure with hot flashes. HRT pellet treatment from Juventee helps to stabilize hormones which may lessen the effects that hot flashes cause.
Staying healthy and fit is a challenge for anybody living in modern America. For women with hormonal imbalances, however, it's even harder. Weight gain is a concerning issue during menopause, but it can be manageable with a physician-led diet, exercise, and HRT treatments from Juventee.
HRT patients at Juventee benefit from health plans that keep hormones in check, making weight loss a real possibility. But which hormones need to be regulated to help avoid weight gain?
Millions of adults around the U.S. suffer from low sex drive, but that doesn't make it any more embarrassing to talk about. For many women going through pre-menopause and menopause, it's an unfortunate side effect of unbalanced hormones. Thankfully, HRT may help women maintain a healthy libido, even after 50. But what causes lowered sexual desire in women as they age?
The hormones responsible for low libido in females are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, resulting in lowered libido in some women. Lower progesterone production can also cause weight gain, exhaustion, and other symptoms common during menopause. Reduced estrogen levels during menopause may lead to vaginal dryness and even loss of muscle tension.
Testosterone is referred to as a male hormone, but it contributes to important health functionality in women as well. Female testosterone heightens sexual responses and intensifies orgasms. When the ovaries can't produce sufficient levels of testosterone, low sex drive can happen.
The inside of a woman's bones is broken down and rebuilt by bone cells in an ongoing process called remodeling. This process is crucial for maintaining bone strength and health.
However, due to the loss of estrogen during menopause, this important process becomes unbalanced. Less bone is formed, and more bone is broken down. This advanced state of bone loss can be worrying for women, especially if they had an early menopause. With time, women may develop osteoporosis and a greater chance of breaking bones as they age.
Fortunately, HRT for women can actually mimic estrogen and progesterone, which may help prevent bone loss and lower chances of osteoporosis in women. That's huge news for women around the U.S., many of whom are battling early bone loss due to a lack calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients crucial to bone health.
If you are considering HRT treatments for women in Ridgefield Park, NJ, you need a team of hormone replacement experts by your side. At Juventee, our knowledgeable HRT doctors are ready to help. Our team will answer your initial questions, conduct necessary testing, and craft a customized program designed to alleviate the challenges you're facing as a woman going through menopause.
With a healthy diet, exercise, positive life choices, and hormone replacement therapy, unveiling the new "you" is easier than you might think. Contact our office today to get started on your journey to optimal health and well-being.
The touchdowns just kept on coming.Ninety-one points were scored as Ridgefield Park held on to beat Demarest, 47-44, in Ridgefield Park.Brevin Cooney tallied six total touchdowns -- four passing and two rushing -- in the victory for the Scarlets, who built big leads of 20-7, 27-7 and 34-14 before finally holding off Demarest, which was looking to win its first game under new coach Nick Guttuso.Down 7-0, Cooney connected with Jeremy Chocoj for two touchdowns in the air from 65 and 35 yards out. Cooney then juked his way i...
The touchdowns just kept on coming.
Ninety-one points were scored as Ridgefield Park held on to beat Demarest, 47-44, in Ridgefield Park.
Brevin Cooney tallied six total touchdowns -- four passing and two rushing -- in the victory for the Scarlets, who built big leads of 20-7, 27-7 and 34-14 before finally holding off Demarest, which was looking to win its first game under new coach Nick Guttuso.
Down 7-0, Cooney connected with Jeremy Chocoj for two touchdowns in the air from 65 and 35 yards out. Cooney then juked his way into the end zone for a 15-yard rushing touchdown to give Ridgefield Park a 20-7 lead still in the first quarter.
In the second, Cooney tossed another bubble screen for a 24-yard score -- this time to Joseph Rinaldi -- to push the Scarlets’ lead to 27-7. Demarest’s Dan Argenziano, though, found Chris Short for an 18-yard touchdown pass on the left side of the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 18.
William Then rushed in for a 1-yard score as Ridgefield Park led 34-14 at halftime.
But the Norsemen reeled-off 16-straight points to make it a 34-30 game in the third.
A safety gave Demarest two points and the ball which it turned into a Argenziano touchdown pass to Chris Short. A 31-yard scoring pass in the air from Argenziano to Juel Reyes made it 34-30 with 4:42 to go in the third.
Demarest was driving again until it threw an interception which the Scarlets brought back to the opposing 7-yard line. That’s when Cooney ran in his second score on the ground of the night from seven yards out.
The Norsemen wouldn’t go away however as Jude Baez grabbed an 11-yard touchdown from Argenziano. The PAT made it 41-37.
Cooney put his team up 47-37 on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Rinaldi, his second of the contest. The extra point was missed.
Argenziano, who had six touchdowns as well (five passing, one rushing in the first quarter to open the game), threw a 58-yard score to Short, who caught three touchdowns.
Cooney converted a fourth-and-13 with pass with time winding down to help milk the clock.
Next week, Ridgefield Park goes to Snyder while Demarest hosts West Milford.
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RIDGEFIELD PARK — The Board of Education tabled a motion that would have ended the new position of its former middle school principal.Resolution 1306 would have eliminated the assistant director of early childhood education position held by Dyan Thiemann since she was removed from her post as the district's middle school principal June 30.The resolution proposed creating a post of supervisor of early childhood education to be shared with Little Ferry, even though Little Ferry sends only its high school stud...
RIDGEFIELD PARK — The Board of Education tabled a motion that would have ended the new position of its former middle school principal.
Resolution 1306 would have eliminated the assistant director of early childhood education position held by Dyan Thiemann since she was removed from her post as the district's middle school principal June 30.
The resolution proposed creating a post of supervisor of early childhood education to be shared with Little Ferry, even though Little Ferry sends only its high school students to Ridgefield Park.
Board members confirmed that the vote to table could be overruled by the district's new state monitor, Thomas Egan. The district has had a state monitor since 2015 because of various financial and procedural irregularities.
Thirteen residents praised Thiemann's contributions, repeatedly reminding the board that its members were voted out of office in November because of how they handled personnel.
"Thiemann started the program, did the grant work, got the $1 million grant," said resident Susan DeSantis. "Now you want to turn it over to Little Ferry? You booted her out of the middle school; now you're trying to boot her out of this?"
Thiemann filed suit against the district in August, charging she was removed from her post after refusing to cooperate when allegedly instructed by acting Superintendent Barry Haines to testify against suspended Superintendent Angela Bender. Thiemann also charged age discrimination, saying she should have maintained her post based on seniority if a principal needed to be removed for cost-cutting reasons.
Bender filed suit against the district in July 2021 after being suspended for undisclosed reasons, calling the Board of Education a "misogynistic boys club" in her lawsuit.
It is unclear what the next step will be for Thiemann. Three incumbents were ousted in November's election: board President Jorge Fernandez, Christopher Gibbons and Thomas Vercelli. Newcomers Carolina Velez, Brian Cooney and Jodie Craft will reportedly make up a new voting majority with other trustees when they assume office in January.
"I truly appreciate the support of the community and the Board of Education for making the sound decision to table the resolution until they have more information," Thiemann said after the meeting.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21FEATURED COVERAGESouth, Group 28-Haddon Heights 43, 9-West Deptford 33North 2, Group 47-Scotch Plains-Fanwood 58, 10-Ridge 50Central, Group 4Old Bridge 62, Marlboro 54STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKETSTOP 20 SCOREBOARDSTATEWIDE SCOREBOARDTuesday, Feb. 21Rumson-Fair Haven 54, Point Pleasant Boro 26 - ...
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8-Haddon Heights 43, 9-West Deptford 33
North 2, Group 4
7-Scotch Plains-Fanwood 58, 10-Ridge 50
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Old Bridge 62, Marlboro 54
Rumson-Fair Haven 54, Point Pleasant Boro 26 - Box Score
East Brunswick 46, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 29 - Box Score
North Star Academy 60, Passaic Tech 47 - Box Score
Secaucus 74, Science Park 36 - Box Score
Newark Central 70, Caldwell 57 - Box Score
Hanover Park 52, Ridgefield Park 33 - Box Score
Bayonne 65, Newark East Side 31 - Box Score
Edison 65, Union 46 - Box Score
Watchung Hills 52, Franklin 46 - Box Score
Elizabeth 46, Hunterdon Central 40 - Box Score
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 58, Ridge 50 - Box Score
Cinnaminson 65, Lindenwold 30 - Box Score
Manchester Township 52, Cedar Creek 33 - Box Score
Middle Township 79, Gloucester 13 - Box Score
Haddon Heights 43, West Deptford 33 - Box Score
Sterling 39, Collingswood 16 - Box Score
Haddon Township 36, Willingboro 23 - Box Score
Haddonfield 51, Camden 49 - Box Score
Toms River North 58, Pennsauken 21 - Box Score
Cherokee 50, Rancocas Valley 23 - Box Score
Atlantic City 62, Kingsway 27 - Box Score
Shawnee 58, Gloucester Tech 20 - Box Score
Williamstown 48, Washington Township 37 - Box Score
Central Regional 45, Bridgeton 27 - Box Score
Lenape 54, Vineland 39 - Box Score
Bishop Eustace 53, Calvary Christian (Old Bridge) 17 - Box Score
Blair 64, St. Benedict's 40 - Box Score
Gill St. Bernard's 88, Hun 61 - Box Score
Barringer 36, Dwight-Morrow 33 - Box Score
Barringer 36, Dwight-Morrow 33 - Box Score
Veritas Christian 47, American Christian 17 - Box Score
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Samsung delivers an initial shipment of 24,000 5G radios, and the first Samsung-virtualized RAN-supported sites go live across the DISH Open RAN cloud-based 5G networkSEOUL, Korea and LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics and DISH Wireless (NYSE: DISH) launched Samsung-supported sites for the DISH 5G...
Samsung delivers an initial shipment of 24,000 5G radios, and the first Samsung-virtualized RAN-supported sites go live across the DISH Open RAN cloud-based 5G network
SEOUL, Korea and LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics and DISH Wireless (NYSE: DISH) launched Samsung-supported sites for the DISH 5G network, marking the beginning of Samsung's role in the operator's nation-wide rollout. With Samsung supplying an initial shipment of 24,000 Open RAN-compliant radios and 5G virtualized RAN (vRAN) software solutions, the companies are accelerating the DISH network deployment across the U.S., which is poised to provide reliable and fast nationwide coverage to DISH Wireless network users.
"Samsung is a key player in the DISH Open RAN ecosystem, created in collaboration with additional Open RAN leaders like Dell, VMware, AWS and others," said Marc Rouanne, EVP and Chief Network Officer, DISH Wireless. "Samsung's 5G vRAN solutions and our shared innovation process allow DISH Wireless to continue the DISH 5G multi-vendor, open and interoperable cloud-native network buildout, as we progress to covering 70 percent of the U.S. population."
Since the announcement of their multi-year agreement in May 2022, DISH Wireless and Samsung advanced their collaboration—progressing from field tests to successfully activating the first live Samsung sites within the DISH 5G network. For this rollout, Samsung provided its comprehensive portfolio of 5G solutions, including its virtualized distributed unit (vDU), virtualized central unit (vCU) and Open RAN-compliant 5G radios, which support the DISH spectrum bands. Samsung also built new dual-band and tri-band Open RAN-compliant radios specific for this deployment.
"DISH Wireless is an innovator in mobile technologies and we are thrilled to reach new heights of connectivity together, validating the immense potential that virtualization and openness can bring to the industry," said Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics. "This milestone advances the wide-scale deployment of Samsung's vRAN in the U.S. and we look forward to continuing our work with DISH Wireless to accelerate 5G expansion and lead the delivery of next-generation connectivity across the country."
DISH Wireless and Samsung will continue to innovate within the DISH Open RAN architecture to provide their customers with reliable fast service and set the stage for DISH Wireless to offer enterprises a broad range of new services and enhanced capabilities.
 24,000 delivered as of 12/31/2022
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigateRIDGEFIELD — A Norway Maple tree is considered one of the largest in the nation — and local officials want to protect it as much as possible.A Norway maple located behind the Ridgefield Guild of Artists on Halpin Lane was designated the state champion last year, and is believed to be one of the biggest trees in the country, behind a Norway Maple in New Jersey.Trees are measured using a point system that accounts for a combination of height, trunk ci...
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RIDGEFIELD — A Norway Maple tree is considered one of the largest in the nation — and local officials want to protect it as much as possible.
A Norway maple located behind the Ridgefield Guild of Artists on Halpin Lane was designated the state champion last year, and is believed to be one of the biggest trees in the country, behind a Norway Maple in New Jersey.
Trees are measured using a point system that accounts for a combination of height, trunk circumference and branch spread, said Frank Kaputa, an official state tree measurer.
Ridgefield's Norway maple was measured at 291 points — it's 77 feet tall, with a trunk circumference of 190 inches and an average branch spread of 96 feet.
Previously, a tree in Suffield was state champion and a tree in Montana was national champion. Suffield's tree is measured at 287 points, while the Montana tree is 288 points.
The Suffield tree, which was previously the state champion at 303 points, dropped in points to 287, due to "decline," Kaputa said.
"I went down (to Suffield) last year and I remeasured it," said Kaputa, a Glastonbury resident. Kaputa is the official measurer of the Connecticut Notable Trees Project. Kaputa said he has been involved with the measuring of trees for about 20 years. Kaputa estimates Ridgefield's Norway maple to be over 100 years old.
The Montana tree was listed on American Forests, the National Tree Registry, while the Suffield tree is listed on Connecticut Notable Trees Project, a state registry. American Forests has not kept records of champion trees since 2021, but the Ridgefield tree ranks higher than the trees listed in that year, Kaputa said.
Hearst Connecticut Media learned a Norway Maple in Stanhope, N.J. ranks larger than the Ridgefield tree. The New Jersey Norway Maple has 323 points, a circumference of 194 inches, a height of 103 feet, and a crown of 102 feet. It is ranked as state champion by the NJ Big & Heritage Tree Dept. of the New Jersey Forest Service within the Department of Environmental Protection.
The town said it will be protecting its champion Norway maple because cars park too close to the Norway maple.
Pound Ridge, N.Y. resident John Kelly, a tree enthusiast who spotted the Norway maple while viewing artwork at the Guild and then researched its size, said he's concerned cars are damaging the soil.
"Norway maples are shallow-rooted. Most of the roots are within 18 inches of the surface. So every time a car parks (near the maple), the car compacts the soil even further. The tree gets its water and its nutrients from that soil," he said, adding that there's gravel and broken pieces of asphalt in the soil by the tree.
Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi agreed.
"Technically, with any tree, you should not disturb the soil within the dripline," or the area directly located under the outer circumference of the tree branches, Marconi said. "Cars park right near the tree and what you don't want to do is disrupt the root structure."
While the town had planned to put in a new parking lot at Halpin Lane, which would help preserve the tree, it was ever done.
"That master plan was never implemented," Marconi said, due to lack of funds.
"We would still like to do it. We have applied for grants and we'll probably do so in the near future next year," he said.
Prior to paving, the town would install catch basins to collect water and lay down topsoil in the area to protect the tree, he said.
He said he still hopes to eventually pave the front of the Guild of Artists to the volunteer fire department building.
However, the town is preparing to rope the area off, put in curbs and plant grass.
"That will discontinue the travel area in close proximity to the tree," Marconi said.
The town will perform the work next month, when it is warmer, he said.
It's a "real honor" for a town to have a champion tree, and the town should do everything in its means to protect it, Kaputa said.
"You can take pride in this," he said. "Whether it's in the woods or on their front lawn, people should really take a lot of pride in that."
Rigdgefield's Norway maple is "beautiful," Kaputa added.
"It's a full a tree with a big trunk and large branches spreading out," he said, "and it should be protected. You've got something special in town."
Correction: An original version of this article incorrectly reported the Ridgefield Norway Maple tree's national ranking. Ridgefield's Norway Maple ranks as the largest tree in Connecticut, but is smaller than a Norway Maple in Stanhope, N.J.