Few things are guaranteed in life, but there is one thing that you can count on for sure: as time goes on, your body is going to age. While most men in their late teens through their twenties might feel invincible, it's only a matter of time before age starts to play a role in everyday life. Injuries take longer to recover from, hangovers take longer to dissipate, aches and pains become a normal part of life, and intimate time with your partner can be compromised. If you have experienced any of the symptoms above, don't worry - it's completely normal to slow down as you get older.
The question is, what are you going to do about the aging process? For years, men were told to just "live with it," but in 2021, those days are over. The time to fight back is here, and there has never been a better opportunity to live your best life than now. Nobody understands the effects that aging can have on men but our team of professionals at Better Life do. That is why we invest all of our time developing innovative, effective men's health solutions: to give men a chance to change their future and live like they did while they were in their prime. If you're ready to take a stand against ED and live a more energetic, youthful life, know that you're not alone. At Better Life Carolinas, we are here to help by providing the most scientifically advanced treatments on the market today.
When it comes to men's health, the topic of sex can still feel taboo, especially when there are performance issues involved. At Better Life Carolinas, we have heard just about every story you can imagine regarding erectile dysfunction or ED. So if you're embarrassed and angry about your performance in the bedroom, we understand how you're feeling. In the past, men had to take strange drugs or sign off on expensive surgeries to help correct their ED, adding to their feelings of shame and hopelessness.
The good news? If you're a man dealing with ED, you don't have to settle for antiquated treatments like those referenced above. There's a new product on the block: a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that is the first of it's kind. It's called GAINSWave®, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it isn't like anything else you have tried before.
Unlike most ED treatments, this unique approach does not require drugs or surgery. Instead, it relies on high-frequency acoustic waves to open the penis's existing blood vessels, encouraging the growth of new blood vessels while eliminating micro-plaque. To put it simply, GAINSWave® increases blood flow and gives you a chance to reclaim your libido and live life like a man in his prime.
GAINSWave® isn't a sketchy, quick-fix pill found behind the glass at a gas station. It is a comprehensive erectile dysfunction treatment with an incredible 76% success rate. With virtually no side effects, it's no wonder that men throughout the Carolinas and across the United States trust GAINSWave® to solve their ED and Peyronie's disease problems.
It might sound like GAINSWave® is too good to be true, but the fact is this kind of erectile dysfunction treatment in Charlotte, NC uses scientifically-backed, time-tested technologies and applications to improve male sexual performance. Technically referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT), our GAINSWave® procedure goes right to the crux of the issue. Low-intensity sound waves break up plaque formation in your penis while stimulating new blood vessel growth. These new blood vessels help get more blood to your penis, ultimately improving your ability to perform. This incredible treatment not only increases blood flow - it also causes new nerve tissues to grow, making your penis more sensitive and easily stimulated.
It all happens through a process called neurogenesis, which increases penis sensitivity. What sets GAINSWave® apart from others is the use of low-intensity sound waves to achieve increased blood flow and sensitivity. Because this procedure is completely non-invasive, you won't ever have to worry about expensive insurance claims or unsightly scarring. All you have to worry about is enjoying life like you used to, without having to undergo surgery or putting harmful substances in your body.
Here are some quick facts about Better Life Carolinas GAINSWave® treatments:
If you have ever wondered why GAINSWave® treatments are so popular with men, the answer is simple. Prescription drugs meant to help ED often come with side effects that can diminish your peace of mind and day-to-day life. While some men swear by the "little blue pill," many guys aren't aware of the hidden risks associated with drugs like Viagra. The following ailments can happen both in the short term and long term:
If you are having problems with erectile dysfunction, you should understand why it's happening. The primary cause of ED is associated with a lack of blood flow to the penis, making erections difficult to get and maintain. Rather than relying on a prescription pill for a quick fix, many men are using GAINSWave® treatment in Charlotte, NC for a natural solution with no ill side effects. ED doesn't have to be your "new normal," and neither does suffering from strange side effects from popping too many "little blue pills."
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world. Over the last year, millions of Americans have had to change their lifestyles and alter daily routines to better protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. While COVID-19 causes a litany of negative side effects, new research shows that men who contract the virus can triple their risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Because the human body is unfamiliar with this kind of virus, it responds by sending a large immune response. During this process, the body uses massive amounts of chemicals to eliminate the virus, causing horrible collateral damage in the form of cell destruction and inflammation.
Contracting COVID-19 and suffering from ED at the same time might sound like a death sentence. However, if you are a man experiencing ED during or after contracting the COVID-19 virus, don't lose hope.
Clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy, better known as GAINSWave®, has been shown to lower inflammation and boost vascularity by creating angiogenesis and improving endothelial function. Simply put, GAINSWave® treatments can help reverse symptoms of ED brought on by COVID-19. To learn more about how GAINSWave® can help you get back to a normal sex life after developing COVID-19, we recommend contacting our office today.
Though Peyronie's Disease affects about 9% of men, it is a little-known disease that can cause physical and aesthetic issues. It is characterized by fibrous scar tissue, which forms underneath the surface of a man's penis. When this disease is left untreated or treated improperly, it can be very difficult for men to have a normal erection. This is because Peyronie's Disease can cause painful curvatures in the penis, making it nearly impossible for afflicted men to have sexual intercourse at all.
The cause of Peyronie's Disease is currently unknown. However, most cases stem from physical trauma like acute injuries after vigorous sex. Other causes include prostate surgery, autoimmune disorders, and family history. Unfortunately, traditional treatment options range from a "wait and see" approach to prescription drugs and even surgery.
Symptoms and signs of Peyronie's Disease include:
Fortunately, for men who are looking for a non-invasive, natural erectile dysfunction treatment in Charlotte, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Charlotte breaks down scar tissue affecting your penis, helps create new blood vessels, and opens up existing ones. As a result, blood flow is increased, which minimizes penis curvature and fixes the problems associated with erectile dysfunction.
Most guys will tell you that their penis is the most important part of their body. While that is not totally true from a physiological perspective, we get where they're coming from - after all, a man's penis plays a big role in his personal life and overall wellbeing. When a man has problems achieving and maintaining an erection, his quality of life can suffer dramatically, resulting in lower self-esteem and even depression. If you are a man and suffering from ED or Peyronie's Disease, you can rest easy knowing help is only a phone call away.
In addition to GAINSWave® treatments, Better Life Carolinas also offers the Priapus Shot or P-Shot® for short. Originally used to treat wounds and sports injuries, our P-Shot® is an all-natural treatment that fortifies your body through cellular repair and rejuvenation. P-Shot® treatments have shown very promising results for men who have suffered from prostate cancer, enlarged prostates, the side effects of surgery, drug side effects from prescription pain killers, and even diabetes.
You might be asking yourself, "How does the P-Shot® work?"
This ED solution works by using platelet-rich plasma or PRP from your own body. The proteins and growth factors released by the large number of platelets activate your stem cells, which begins cellular regeneration and repair wherever the PRP are used in your body. Tissue repair in your penis is further aided by the formation of new blood vessels and collagen production.
In many cases, men who use the P-Shot® to correct erectile dysfunction or the effects of Peyronie's Disease can resume sexual activity a few hours after the treatment is applied.
Benefits of Better Life Carolinas' P-Shot® include:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It’s a 24-hour party centered on those fighting the good fight in area communities.The annual “24 Hours of Booty” kicks off Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Walkers, runners and cyclists will take to the streets of Myers Park to raise money for programs that directly benefit cancer survivors, along with the families standing beside them.Starting back in 2002, Spencer Lueder...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It’s a 24-hour party centered on those fighting the good fight in area communities.
The annual “24 Hours of Booty” kicks off Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Walkers, runners and cyclists will take to the streets of Myers Park to raise money for programs that directly benefit cancer survivors, along with the families standing beside them.
Starting back in 2002, Spencer Lueders, founder of the 24 Foundation, says he wanted to find a way to help patients battling cancer and in recovery right now, a deviation from programs centered on cancer research as opposed to direct care, support, and healing.
“So, there’s like 60-plus programs at the Levine Cancer Institute that we fund that are literally not covered by insurance,” Lueders said. “So, these are programs that people need. They use them every single day they’re there, and it helps people get through it.”
Programs like acupuncture, art, music and touch massage therapy, nutritional services, and more are many times not covered by insurance agencies but are nevertheless vital to the emotional, mental and physical healing and recovery for not just cancer patients, but their families.
It’s something Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton, a pioneer in the integrative oncology program at Levine Cancer Institute, says is also equally valid and needed.
“If we don’t have these funds, they can’t get that service,” Bailey-Dorton said. “And that’s probably the most heartbreaking, to see somebody that needs this and doesn’t have the funds.”
A 20-year cancer survivor, Bailey-Dorton is now on the other side working to provide affordable and beneficial care to patients facing a long road to recovery, along with the families that support them.
“We have massage services,” Bailey-Dorton said. “We have therapeutic art, which is a wonderful way to process some of the emotions dealing with a cancer diagnosis. We have a wonderful music therapy program. They do some cool stuff dealing with pain and anxiety and sleep issues. We have nutrition services. We just have this full range that not a lot of cancer centers have.”
24 Hours of Booty - aptly named after the 3-mile “Booty Loop” outside of Queens University in Myers Park - will have its opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday. After that, walkers, runners and cyclists will head out at about 7 p.m. and will go at their own pace until the ride ends at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
In between, participants and the community will be able to enjoy local food, games, giveaways, live music, bike support and more at the “Bootyville” village on Queens Road West.
Bailey-Dorton says it’s essential not to forget the support families and loved ones needed when navigating a difficult and life-changing cancer diagnosis.
“We want to provide services to the family, too, because they’re often the forgotten ones while we focus on the patient,” the doctor said. “But this whole family’s going through the stress of this diagnosis and journey. And we provide a lot of services to the family, too.”
This year, the organization has already raised over $1 million for local cancer-support programs in and around the Charlotte metro area. So far, 24 Foundation has raised over $25 million for navigation and wellness programs at the Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital and other beneficiaries.
While the future of cancer research is promising, Lueders says it’s important to always pay attention to the immediate needs of those working hard to get better.
“Obviously, there’s a huge amount of research to be done,” he said. “There’s billions of dollars to cover that. We raise over a million dollars a year here in Charlotte, and that goes directly to help people here in the community.”
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Customers under contract stuck negotiating with Carter Lumber just want their deposits backCHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The fallout from a Charlotte contractor’s foreclosures and mountains of debt continues to do damage to homebuyers, subcontractors and almost anyone in the wake of the projects left behind.Now, two of the buyers under contract are stuck negotiating with a subcontractor who inherited the incomplete project because of nearly $1 million in unpaid invoices from R-Cubed/City View Terraces and owner Chris Bradsha...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The fallout from a Charlotte contractor’s foreclosures and mountains of debt continues to do damage to homebuyers, subcontractors and almost anyone in the wake of the projects left behind.
Now, two of the buyers under contract are stuck negotiating with a subcontractor who inherited the incomplete project because of nearly $1 million in unpaid invoices from R-Cubed/City View Terraces and owner Chris Bradshaw.
Since WBTV’s first story in January, the walls have continued to close in on City View Terraces, whose legal name according to public records is actually R-Cubed Charlotte Investment Group, and owner Chris Bradshaw.
That’s also left some of the people he was under contract with at risk of losing tens of thousands of dollars.
“This isn’t the first house we’ve ever bought but it certainly is one that we won’t ever forget,” City View customer Bill Hughes told WBTV in an interview.
Bill Hughes, Anthony Longarzo and their significant others were looking forward to becoming neighbors in a new-build duplex on Julia Maulden Place. They were under contract with City View.
The dream of the home and becoming neighbors is now a nightmare.
“We’ve kind of came to the reality that the property is probably not going to be ours after we’ve been in this for almost a year and a half now,” Anthony Longarzo said.
WBTV previously reported Bradshaw faced foreclosures on several different properties because of missed payments to his lenders. But instead of foreclosure records obtained by WBTV show the two units under contract with Hughes and Longarzo were transferred to another company. Carter Lumber took possession in April.
“We simply wanted to buy a house and next thing you know we’re dealing with the company that loaned all of the material to the building,” Hughes said.
Carter sued Bradshaw’s company saying they were owed nearly a million dollars in labor and material Bradshaw never paid. But in the three months, since the property was transferred, the lawsuit has stayed stagnant, and now Hughes and Longarzo are negotiating with Carter.
“They assured us that our investment was safe, they’re going to honor the contract and gave us a lot of hope,” Longarzo said.
“We thought in a few months we’re going to move into the dream house, that’s what they told us.”
Emails they shared show difficult negotiations with Carter and disagreements about a purchase price given the state of the homes. With a main issue being how much Carter lost in labor and materials to Bradshaw’s projects.
WBTV did some digging and it turns out, Carter Lumber has sued far more than City View for unpaid invoices.
In Mecklenburg County alone, WBTV found more than 25 lawsuits, liens and judgements filed by Carter Lumber against contractors and subcontractors for unpaid since January 1, 2020.
A good amount of that debt appears to be “credit” Carter extended to other companies, according to their own court filings and “Yard Account Applications” that are essentially credit application forms filed in the court record.
Carter Lumber was sued in a case related to City View. Groundfloor Holdings loaned City View money for constructing two units on North Davidson St and had a Deed of Trust securing the loan.
In the lawsuit, Groundfloor claims Carter Lumber also entered into two Deed of Trust agreements with City View to secure their debt of $200,000. They claim Carter knew about the other Deed of Trust but did it anyway to “extend credit” to Bradshaw’s company.
The debt Carter says City View owes comes from a credit account. In January, WBTV interviewed former subcontractors and attorneys who worked with City View owner Chris Bradshaw and spoke about his history of forcing people into court to get paid for their work.
“Do you feel there’s any responsibility from Carter in allowing this to get to this situation?” a WBTV reporter asked Hughes and Longarzo.
“I do,” Longarzo said. “When they bought the contracts they bought us.”
“So I think they have a responsibility to us to either give us our money back on the down payment or work with us in finishing the houses.”
WBTV reached out to Carter Lumber for a comment. The company provided a lengthy written statement saying, “Carter has attempted to work with the individuals that originally contracted with R-Cubed” and claims they “offered to finance the construction out of its own pocket and sell construction materials at cost”.
The Carter spokesperson wrote “Some have accused Carter of trying to profit from these circumstances. That is absolutely not the case. Carter’s objective is simply to recover as much of its loss as it can. Even with the proposals Carter has made R-Cubed’s customers, Carter will still lose a significant sum of money.”
Longarzo and Hughes said they would be happy to if Carter gave them the $30,000 deposits they paid to Bradshaw and called it quits.
“Cut our losses and get our money back, our down payment that we think is rightfully owed to us because you know, we didn’t ask to be in this situation. We just wanted a house,” Longarzo said.
WBTV previously spoke to Charlie Strickland of Owners Construction Advocate who offered advice on the most important things to consider before going under contract.
WBTV is continuing to track the fallout of City View’s collapse. Another derelict construction project on Irwin Ave from City View entered foreclosure and went to auction. Bradshaw placed the winning bid but has so far not deposited the money to close the deal. WBTV is working on reporting more details on that situation in the coming weeks.
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This year, CMS students head back to school on August 29th that's only one month away! Many parents are asking why it's so late.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will head back to class on Aug. 29, and that date has many parents wondering why school isn't starting sooner.Many parents have reached out to WCNC Charlotte's VERIFY team to fi...
This year, CMS students head back to school on August 29th that's only one month away! Many parents are asking why it's so late.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will head back to class on Aug. 29, and that date has many parents wondering why school isn't starting sooner.
Many parents have reached out to WCNC Charlotte's VERIFY team to find out why CMS is getting such a late start this year. The number of questions led to CMS posting about it on Facebook, explaining it's the latest start in district history and that the district can't control it.
"We're getting a lot of calls and emails asking why the school year starts so late this year," the CMS Board of Education wrote on Facebook. "Admittedly August 29th is the latest we've ever started a school year, but this is not by our choice."
"It is later than we have started before," Marshall said.
CMS will welcome students back into their classrooms on Aug. 29, but it's not their choice. It's actually state law.
"Per state statute, we have to start the Monday after the 26th, so that puts us at the 29th to start," Marshall said. "If we could start earlier, we would."
So how come other districts can start later? According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, charter schools, cooperative innovative high schools, year-round schools and schools with weather-related calendar waivers are exempt from the law. Those schools need to start no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 19, something Marshall would like CMS to be able to do.
"Our community college partners start mid-August, just like most colleges and charter schools start, and they do so they can take their exams before winter break," Marshall said.
CMS, as well as other school districts, said it is working with the General Assembly in hopes of changing the law so they can start sooner.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State has landed a commitment from 2022 center Mady Traore of Charlotte (N.C.) Bull City Prep. Traore will take the 12th and final scholarship spot for the 2022-23 season and plans to join the roster in August to prepare for his freshman season with the Wolfpack.Traore is currently ranked as the No. 32 center and No. 7 player in Maryland in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The ...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State has landed a commitment from 2022 center Mady Traore of Charlotte (N.C.) Bull City Prep. Traore will take the 12th and final scholarship spot for the 2022-23 season and plans to join the roster in August to prepare for his freshman season with the Wolfpack.
Traore is currently ranked as the No. 32 center and No. 7 player in Maryland in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound big man has a 7-foot-3 wing span, 9-foot-5 standing reach and said he will play both the power forward and center position with NC State at the next level.
While he's not currently rated inside the Top 150 players for the 2022 class, Traore was once considered one of the top centers in the country for his class. Originally the No. 95 player overall at this time last year, Traore held a 91 rating and a four-star ranking as one of the most versatile players in the class.
Traore held offers from Kansas, Illinois, Oregon, Auburn, Florida, Arizona State, LSU, Pittsburgh and several others before committing to the Wolfpack.
A strong showing at the NBA Academy in Atlanta recently caught the eye of lead recruiter and Wolfpack assistant Levi Watkins. And after a talk with Kevin Keatts, Traore earned an offer from the Wolfpack and decided to make his decision. The commitment comes after several talks with both Keatts and Watkins, leading to Traore becoming the 12th player on the Pack's roster.
The French big man has split his time between playing at Charlotte (N.C.) Bull City Prep last year and played with Team Thrill and the Georgia Stars on the Nike EYBL circuit. He was also briefly teammates with current Wolfpack freshman L.J. Thomas, who he will join as the lone enrollees for the 2022 class.
Traore joins a roster that includes multiple experienced forwards in Ebenezer Dowuona,Ernest Ross, Greg Gantt, D.J. Burns andDusan Mahorcic, which will give him time to develop as a true freshman. But with a solid frame and an ability to stretch the floor, Traore could make an impact for the Pack in the near future.
Pack Pride will have much more on Traore's commitment to the Wolfpack throughout the day and over the weekend.
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Head out this weekend for Charlotte FC at home and more family fun in the Queen City. See what's happening!CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There may be a chance for storms this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time in Charlotte. Come out for Christmas in July celebrations, the return of Charlotte FC and more this weekend in the Queen City.Friday, July 29Come out for good eats, live music and fun for the whole family at various Food Truck Friday events happening all over the Queen City. Popu...
Head out this weekend for Charlotte FC at home and more family fun in the Queen City. See what's happening!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There may be a chance for storms this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time in Charlotte. Come out for Christmas in July celebrations, the return of Charlotte FC and more this weekend in the Queen City.
Come out for good eats, live music and fun for the whole family at various Food Truck Friday events happening all over the Queen City. Popular spots this Friday include Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday, Plaza Midwood Food Truck Friday, and University City Food Truck Friday.
Enjoy shopping at some of the best small businesses in the Queen City in the heart of Camp North End at Queen City Weekend. It’s complete with vendors, music, drinks, and plenty of networking opportunities. More information about this free event can be found here.
Start your weekend right at the Beer Garden Movie Night. Bring your friends out for a showing of ‘JAWS,’ popcorn and specialty cocktails. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. Find more information here.
Soccer is back at Bank of America Stadium this Saturday as Charlotte FC takes on the Columbus Crew at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $66 and can be purchased here.
This summer, Five Point Plaza will feature classic films the whole family will enjoy. Come out at 8 p.m. for a showing of 'The Wiz.' Don't forget to bring a snack! Find more information here.
Get in the holiday spirit with a holly jolly Christmas drag show at Queen Park Social, featuring your favorite drag queens in Charlotte. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at noon. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.
Bring the family out to Party in the Park at the Mint Museum’s Randolph location on the last Sunday of each month starting at 1 p.m. The event includes free admission to the museum, food trucks, live music, and a cash bar on the terrace. Find more information here.
This weekend is your last chance to get a taste of the Queen City and surrounding areas Queens’ Feast. During the week-long festivities, many of the best restaurants in eight counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer three courses at dinner for a special pre-fixe price, ranging from $30 to $45. The event begins Friday and runs until July 31. Find more information and a full list of participating restaurants here.
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