Archive for May 26th, 2010

NovaLash President Receives Honor

Sophy Merszei, president and owner of NovaLash recently received the title of VIP Woman of the Year for 2010 from the National Association of Professional Women, which is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and learn through seminars, podcasts, webinars, keynote speeches, and educational tools. Merszei was chosen based on her dedication and commitment to developing only the most researched, physician-approved and face-friendly eyelash product. In addition, Merszei gives back to her community and her world by affiliating with charities such as Girls Inc. and the UNICEF Haiti Relief Fund for Children.

New Foundation Offers Safer Way for Patients to Undergo Anesthesia

With many medical spa practices expanding their services to include aesthetic surgery procedures, it is important that both patients and doctors alike understand the effects of anesthesia. According to Dr. Barry Friedberg, a board-certified anesthesiologist, many patients wake up after surgery not quite the same person they were beforehand because of the overuse of anesthetic drugs, and risks include long-term dementia, memory loss, and even death. To help make undergoing anesthesia safer, Dr. Friedberg has formed the Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to educating the public about the risks associated with anesthesia. In particular, Dr.Friedberg urges patients to request that their anesthesiologists use a brain monitor during surgery, and if their particular anesthesiologist doesn’t use one, request someone else who does. “Without a brain monitor, anesthesiology is not an exact science, so most doctors figure it is better to give the patient more than they need in order to make sure they don’t wake up during the operation,” says Dr. Friedberg. “With a brain monitor, doctors would be able to use a more exact dosage, use less drugs, and be safer. Instead of using too much or too little, they’d use a dosage that is just right, hence my reference to Goldilocks with my foundation.” To find out more about the Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation, click here.

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