Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Getting the Kids Active Your Family’s New Year’s Resolution?/ La résolution de votre famille pour la nouvelle année est de garder vos enfants actifs?

Getting the Kids Active Your Family’s New Year’s Resolution?
Pick up a SnowPass for your 4th or 5th grader
and get them skiing and snowboarding this season!

Wondering what to do to get the kids outside and active this New Year? The Canadian Ski Council has you covered. The CSC’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass provides children in grade 4 and 5 with three lift tickets at each of the 150+ participating ski areas across Canada for just $29.95. That’s enough skiing and snowboarding to keep them busy from now until the end of the season.

Skiing and snowboarding are two of Canada’s hottest winter sports and millions of parents know that it’s the best way to keep their little bundles of joy active and entertained during the winter. “Learning a new sport is an excellent opportunity for families to not only bond,” comments Paul Pinchbeck, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council, “it’s also an exhilarating and healthy way for children to gain self-confidence, pride, and a great way to stay fit and active during the winter months.”

With a brand new year ahead of us, the Canadian Ski Council understands that budgets are tight. That’s why for the past 20 years we have been dedicated to making it easy and affordable for all parents to get their kids started in skiing and snowboarding.

The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is a national program and can be used at over 150 ski areas across Canada, including 31 ski areas in British Columbia, 24 in Alberta, 1 in Saskatchewan, 3 in Manitoba, 31 in Ontario, 59 in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada, and 1 in the Yukon. So no matter where you live, everyone can take advantage of this fantastic offer. To see a full list of participating ski areas, please visit www.snowpass.ca.

Registering your child for a SnowPass is easy and any child in grade 4 or 5 is eligible (or those born in 2006 or 2007). Just visit www.snowpass.ca, upload your child’s picture and proof of age, enter your method of payment, and presto – your child’s personalized SnowPass ePass will be emailed to you.

With all the snow that’s falling, it’s never too soon to get your children outside on the slopes and take full advantage of the savings that the SnowPass program offers. So bundle up the kids and get outside and enjoy the joys Canadian winters have to offer.

Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass information and applications are available online at www.snowpass.ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.

The Canadian Ski Council is a not for profit association that was founded in 1977 and works on behalf of its member organizations to increase participation in recreational skiing and snowboarding in Canada.
Pour diffusion immédiate
janvier 2017

La résolution de votre famille pour la nouvelle année est de garder vos enfants actifs?
Demandez le Passeport des neiges pour votre enfant de 4e ou de 5e année et amenez-le skier ou surfer cette saison!

Vous vous demandez quoi faire pour faire sortir les enfants dehors et les garder actifs en cette nouvelle année? Le Conseil canadien du ski (CCS) est là pour vous. Le programme Passeport des neiges 4e et 5e années du CCS offre aux enfants de 4e et de 5e années trois billets de remontée à chacune des 150 stations de ski participantes au Canada pour seulement 29,95 $. Voilà qui est assez pour les tenir occupés d’ici la fin de la saison.

Le ski et le surf des neiges sont deux des sports d’hiver les plus populaires au Canada, et des millions de parents savent qu’il s’agit de la meilleure façon de garder leurs petits bouts de chou actifs et occupés pendant l’hiver. « L’apprentissage d’un nouveau sport représente non seulement une excellente occasion pour les familles de renforcer leurs liens, mais aussi une façon saine et emballante pour les enfants de gagner en confiance et en fierté, en plus de les garder en forme et actifs en hiver », déclare Paul Pinchbeck, président et chef de la direction du CCS.

Comme une toute nouvelle année se présente à nous, le CCS comprend que les budgets sont serrés. C’est pourquoi il se voue, depuis les 20 dernières années, à rendre l’initiation au ski et au surf des neiges facile et abordable pour tous.

Le Passeport des neiges 4e et 5e années est un programme national en vigueur à plus de 150 stations de ski partout au Canada, dont 31 stations en Colombie-Britannique, 24 en Alberta, 1 en Saskatchewan, 3 au Manitoba, 31 en Ontario, 59 au Québec, 8 au Canada atlantique et 1 au Yukon. Donc, peu importe votre lieu de résidence, tout le monde peut profiter de cette offre fantastique. Pour obtenir la liste complète des stations de ski participantes, veuillez consulter le site Web www.passeportdesneiges.ca.

Il est facile de demander le Passeport des neiges, et tous les élèves de 4e et de 5e années (ou nés en 2006 ou 2007) sont admissibles. Consultez le site Web www.passeportdesneiges.ca, téléchargez la photo de votre enfant et la preuve d’âge, entrez votre mode de paiement et attendez la carte Passeport des neiges personnalisée de votre enfant, qui vous sera envoyée par courriel.

Avec toute cette neige qui ne cesse de tomber, ne tardez pas à faire sortir votre enfant dehors pour profiter pleinement des économies qu’offre le programme Passeport des neiges. Donc, habillez vos enfants et faites-les sortir dehors pour qu’ils puissent profiter des plaisirs que l’hiver canadien a à offrir.

Le formulaire de demande du Passeport des neiges 4e et 5e années et des renseignements connexes sont disponibles en ligne, à www.passeportdesneiges.ca ou à www.snowpass.ca.
Le Conseil canadien du ski est une association sans but lucratif fondée en 1977 qui travaille, au nom de ses organismes membres, à augmenter le taux de participation au ski alpin, au ski de fond et au surf des neiges récréatifs au Canada.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The secret to perfect lips

The secret to perfect lips lies in their fullness, projection and proportion. The Golden Ratio or Fibonacci sequence is a famous mathematical ratio found across the universe, in flower petals and snail shells, galaxies, Greek architecture and hurricanes alike. 

This astounding ratio (also called Phi) makes an appearance in the face and in the lips too. Deviation from Phi can be corrected with the aid of Hyaluronic Acid based Dermal Fillers.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Filler trouble? Hyaluronidase (and smarts) to the rescue

The filler crash cart that Ontario, Canada, plastic surgeon Claudio De Lorenzi, M.D., recommended years ago has narrowed significantly. Now, he says, physicians need only bovine testicular hyaluronidase (HYAL) and knowledge.
And the knowledge needed is less than in the past because providers don’t have to remember all the other stuff.
“[Knowledge about] hyperbaric oxygen, prostaglandins, eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog. All unnecessary!” Dr. De Lorenzi jokes.
But seriously, physician injectors need to know how to stay out of trouble, as well as what to do when trouble happens, according to Dr. De Lorenzi, who presented “Injectables, anatomy and safety,” Tuesday at the Aesthetic Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in Las Vegas.
“Avoidance is primary strategy, but if you get into trouble: HYAL and lots of it (about 450 IU per cubic inch of ischemic tissue). Rinse and repeat hourly until resolution,” Dr. De Lorenzi says. “Everything else is superfluous. We want HYAL flooding of the ischemic tissue."
According to Dr. De Lorenzi, dosing is 3 cc of 150iu/cc HYAL per cubic inch of ischemic tissue. The goal is to ensure that all the obstructed vessels are surrounded with a sufficient concentration of HYAL for a sufficient length of time to hydrolyze HA fillers inside the arteries. Flood the ischemic tissue and gently massage the area, he says.
“We want flooding because the HYAL has to pass through the vessel wall with enough local concentration to hydrolyze the HA filler inside the vessel — especially if the entire vessel is full, or if the initial HA bolus has broken up into smaller blobs that have subsequently passed into smaller vessels downstream,” he says.
And the bigger the area, the more HYAL. That’s because HYAL dosing is based on how much tissue one treats, according to Dr. De Lorenzi.
“Repeat treatment hourly until you have restored cutaneous perfusion,” he says. “It is the HYAL that dissolves the emboli…it is always intravascular embolus/emboli. It's never external compression….”
A couple of tips for staying out of trouble:
When doing filler treatments, cosmetic and plastic surgeons should use a small bolus technique (i.e. less than 0.1 mL per pass), according to Dr. De Lorenzi.
“High-volume intravascular events are far more difficult to treat and, more often, involve other systems (which can result in blindness, hearing loss, stroke, etc),” he says.
Finally, physician injectors should ensure they start with an adequate supply of HYAL. Having about 4500 IU immediately available is a reasonable start, according to Dr. De Lorenzi.
“How are you going to get more HYAL in an emergency?” he says. “Not a bad idea to think about that before it happens, especially in smaller, geographically isolated communities.”
Disclosure: Dr. Lorenzi is medical director for Allergan, Canada, and Merz, Canada. He is on the advisory board for Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Suneva Medical and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.