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 Huntersville, 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 Huntersville, 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 Huntersville, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Huntersville 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:
July 12. By Dave Vieser. The 3-2 vote taken in June approving the $33.1 million Cornelius 2023 budget revealed an interesting split among the commissioners. All three yes votes came at the hands of new town board members elected last November: Colin Furcht, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury.They had run successfully on a “Contract with Cornelius” platform which criticized incumbents for not listening to citizen concerns, primarily about rapid development. Incumbent commissioner Denis Bilodeau voted no, as did Dave Gilroy, ...
July 12. By Dave Vieser. The 3-2 vote taken in June approving the $33.1 million Cornelius 2023 budget revealed an interesting split among the commissioners. All three yes votes came at the hands of new town board members elected last November: Colin Furcht, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury.
They had run successfully on a “Contract with Cornelius” platform which criticized incumbents for not listening to citizen concerns, primarily about rapid development. Incumbent commissioner Denis Bilodeau voted no, as did Dave Gilroy, who had served on the board previously and also ran on the “contract” initiative.
Both found fault with the proposed tax increase in the budget. Mayor Woody Washam does not vote unless there is a tie, but before the vote, he voiced support for the spending plan.
The budget will result in a tax increase of one cent for the average taxpayer, or about $45 annually. This increase will generate approximately $765,000 to pay for the newly issued debt associated with voter approved General Obligation bonds authorized in 2013 and 2018 for town center redevelopment and transportation bonds. Two weeks later on June 20, the commissioners also approved some 60 fee increases which will impact primarily on the use of parks and recreation facilities.
The trio of newcomers said that their approval came after “robust” discussions with residents, town officials and fellow commissioners. They also spent considerable time reviewing the results of a survey of residents conducted earlier this year.
“Most people who responded to the survey indicated that they would prefer for the town to pay for expenses as they occur rather than delaying those payments,” said Commissioner Osborne.
He said commissioners know the expenses we face now, but not what the future will bring.
Commissioner Furcht added that “this budget takes care of fire, police, roads, parks…all the services are in this budget and these are the services our citizens said were important in the survey.”
The commissioners who voted no feel otherwise.
“I see spending increases all piled into one year beyond what disciplined financial management requires,” said Commissioner Dave Gilroy. “We have lots of retirees and others in this town who are on fixed incomes, and this is a tough year, as people struggle with the insanity of inflation. We can’t do everything for everybody and I feel a tax increase at this time is unnecessary.”
Bilodeau concurred. “Pushing through a tax increase is premature and an overreaction to a dire forecast that has been significantly off the mark for the past four years.”
Mayor Washam explained his view on the plan.
“The increase in this budget is due to personnel costs, such as hiring additional full-time firefighters in order to provide adequate fire and rescue services to our community,” he said.
Public Safety accounts for 75 percent of the personnel cost increases and approximately 40 percent of the operating cost increases.
“Of the citizens who have responded to our survey, almost two-thirds said they were more concerned about maintaining and expanding essential and quality public services than they were with a tax increase,” Washam said.
Cornelius vs. neighboring towns
Cornelius has consistently had one of the lowest tax rates of any towns in Mecklenburg County. Even with a penny tax rate increase, the new rate of 0.232 per $100 assessed value will remain lower than Huntersville’s rate of 0.2400 per $100 assessed value, which was unchanged in their new budget, and significantly lower than Davidson’s new tax rate of .325 per $100 assessed value, which now also includes a solid waste fee.
While considerable attention is always focused on town tax rates, nearly 70 percent of a property owner’s tax bill is actually comprised of Mecklenburg taxes for such services as public schools, assessment and the county sheriff’s office. The county tax rate for 2023 remains unchanged at 0.6169 per $100 assessed value.
It means the owners of a property assessed at $400,000 will pay a combined $3,395.60 in county and local taxes next year.
All this, and Mecklenburg County is in the final stages of a property revaluation. In January 2023, new property tax values will be sent to all owners.
They will reflect more recent sales data and, in all likelihood, much higher values.
How will this impact the tax rates and taxes actually paid? Property taxes are a function of both rates and assessed values, so if values increase, rates would need to decrease in order to raise the same amount of revenue—known as revenue neutral in municipal budgeting.
The last time a reval was implemented in the county, which was 2019, the Cornelius tax rate decreased from .2555 to .2220 per $100 assessed value.
All eyes will be on the Town Board next spring when they address this situation, which will impact every property owner in Cornelius.
Café 100 closed at the start of the year, devastating regular customers. The new owner rehired all the old staff to reopen under a new name.HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A beloved Huntersville restaurant that unexpectedly closed in January will reopen under a new name next week. Café 100 was a community staple for a decade.Customers are so excited about its reopening, that several stopped by to see if they could grab a table when WCNC Charlotte crews were there.The kitchen at the former Café 100 has bee...
Café 100 closed at the start of the year, devastating regular customers. The new owner rehired all the old staff to reopen under a new name.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A beloved Huntersville restaurant that unexpectedly closed in January will reopen under a new name next week. Café 100 was a community staple for a decade.
Customers are so excited about its reopening, that several stopped by to see if they could grab a table when WCNC Charlotte crews were there.
The kitchen at the former Café 100 has been quiet since the start of the year, devastating regular customers.
“It has a cult following and I was part of that,” Tim Fadul said.
Such a cult following that Fadul decided to buy it and reopen it himself.
“It was very important to me that we’re able to continue with the same atmosphere,” he said.
They’ve done a few renovations but the heart and soul of the restaurant, and its menu, will stay mostly the same.
“Fortunately enough, I was able to secure it and rehire all of the original kitchen staff and most of the servers so people who have been coming here for years will get to enjoy the same delicious food with some other new additions on the menu,” Fadul said.
It will now be The Neighborhood Café, a revival of a familiar and comforting community favorite.
“It just seemed like a wonderful opportunity and a good thing to do,” Fadul said.
The Neighborhood Café will reopen on Friday, July 29. It is on Huntersville-Concord Road.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County, in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management and various homeless service providers, is working to help residents beat the heat as summer temperatures continue to rise.Cooling stations will begin opening Thursday, July 28 through Friday, July 29, officials say, and resources will be made available to help people find relief from the heat. Free transportation to the following designated cooling station locations will be provided by the Charlotte Area Transit System to anyone...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County, in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management and various homeless service providers, is working to help residents beat the heat as summer temperatures continue to rise.
Cooling stations will begin opening Thursday, July 28 through Friday, July 29, officials say, and resources will be made available to help people find relief from the heat. Free transportation to the following designated cooling station locations will be provided by the Charlotte Area Transit System to anyone in need of a ride:
The following information provided by county officials outlines the available locations, resources and hours of operation for each site designated as a cooling station throughout the area, as well as information related to seeking help for hardships caused by the rising summer heat:
In collaboration with Mecklenburg County, Roof Above will use its Day Services Center as a cooling station to anyone experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County. The Day Services Center is located on 945 North College Street. The Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Misting stations, fans, water fountains and chairs are also available. In addition, homeless outreach staff will visit homeless encampments to provide information about cooling station locations and to provide water if needed.
Park and Recreation - Spray Grounds:
The following Park and Recreation spray grounds are also available for use from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily:
Park and Recreation - Pools:
The Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center is open 12 p.m. – 6 p.m; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cordelia Pool is open 12 p.m. – 6 p.m; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Double Oaks is located at 2014 Statesville Avenue in Charlotte. The Cordelia Pool is located at 2100 N. Davidson Street in Charlotte.
Park and Recreation - Centers:
The following Park and Recreation Centers and Senior Centers are open to the public seeking relief from the heat. Please click here for all center locations and hours of operation.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library locations are generally open to the public from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Click here for branch information.
Mecklenburg County Fan Initiatives:
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is helping Mecklenburg County seniors and adults receiving disability income by offering free box fans at seven locations listed below. Call the recreation center location closest to you or pre-register online for a date and time to pick up a fan; no walk-ups allowed.
Mecklenburg County residents 60 and up and adults 18 to 59 who receive disability income can register to pick up a fan while supplies last. Individuals are required to show a valid driver’s license or state ID providing proof of age and a current Mecklenburg County address when picking up their fan. Limit one fan per person.
Fans are provided through a grant from Duke Energy Carolinas.
Preregister for your fan here.
Energy Bill Assistance:
Individuals and families in Mecklenburg County who are experiencing a cooling (or heating) energy bill-related crisis, a life-threatening or health-related emergency, and have a past due or final notice can apply for energy bill assistance through the DSS Crisis Intervention Program. Details on the program, including criteria and applications, are available at MeckNC.gov/Energy or call 704-336-3000. Assistance is available year-round or until all funds are exhausted.
Members of the public may also call 211 to receive the latest information regarding home utility and rental assistance options.
For more information about cooling stations or other heat-related respite and assistance, click here.
By Your704 StaffHUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Seven new retailers and restaurants are set to open at Huntersville’s Birkdale Village as major renovations continue at the mixed-use center.On Wednesday, property owner and real estate company North American Properties announced the new tenants — Foxcroft Wine Co., The Good Wurst Co., Warby Parker, Beck on Broad, Cosmo Gypsy, Icebox Cryotherapy and Morelia Gourmet Paletas.The news comes on the heels of NAP reopening the first revamped section of The Grove near Regal...
By Your704 Staff
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Seven new retailers and restaurants are set to open at Huntersville’s Birkdale Village as major renovations continue at the mixed-use center.
On Wednesday, property owner and real estate company North American Properties announced the new tenants — Foxcroft Wine Co., The Good Wurst Co., Warby Parker, Beck on Broad, Cosmo Gypsy, Icebox Cryotherapy and Morelia Gourmet Paletas.
The news comes on the heels of NAP reopening the first revamped section of The Grove near Regal Cinemas as part of its ongoing redevelopment at the center.
Foxcroft Wine Co., The Good Wurst Co. and Morelia Gourmet Paletas are all Charlotte-based restaurants.
According to the Charlotte Observer, this will be the fifth location for Foxcroft Wine Co., which will open next spring next to Bad Daddy’s Burger.
Foxcroft, founded in 2004 by Conrad Hunter, will have a full-service kitchen dishing out a menu of small shareable plates as well as entrees, with several options made in-house such as bread, cheese, and pasta. An extensive selection of wines from around the world will also be available for grab-and-go purchases.
This will be the fourth location for The Good Wurst Co. The European-influenced, New York deli-style eatery will open in one of the new 1,200-square-foot jewel boxes.
Morelia Gourmet Paletas, which is owned and operated by Charlotte resident Norberto Munoz, will open its second location in one of the 200-square-foot tiny retail kiosks in The Grove.
Beck on Broad and Cosmo Gypsy are owned and operated by local husband and wife duo Leigh Moose and Ozzy Ojito. The shops opened on July 18 in two of the tiny retail kiosks and sell products such as upscale leather Beck bags, women’s luxury apparel and accessories, home décor and wellness items.
Icebox Cryotherapy is a cold therapy franchise owned and operated by Cornelius residents Chloe and Ryan Slattery that specializes in athletic recovery, pain relief and Cryobeauty services.
Eyewear retailer Warby Parker will also occupy a jewel box.
In addition, many longtime tenants are making updates to their spaces including Brixx Pizza, which is relocating to the former Qdoba space and will expand its footprint by roughly 45%.
eeZ Fusion & Sushi is undergoing a full renovation and 1,000-square-foot expansion. The locally owned restaurant’s remodeled space will feature a new, modernized sushi bar, a private dining room, a takeout area with its own dedicated entrance, and a grab-and-go cooler.
Midwood Smokehouse is also renovating its patio and adding new elements, and the owners of Red Rocks Café signed a 10-year lease extension and plan to renovate the outdoor dining area.
Savory Spice is relocating to the retail row fronting Cranlyn Road and will neighbor Icebox Cryotherapy.
“As we continue transforming Birkdale Village into a modern-day gathering place, our focus is providing more engaging customer experiences,” said Adam Schwegman of NAP in a news release. “With these merchandising enhancements, we hope to generate new street-level energy that encourages guests to linger longer and build deeper connections with their friends, families and neighbors.”
When completed, the reimagined Birkdale Village will be home to:
- A full-service valet and concierge.
- 13,000 square feet of open-air greenspace, including a performance stage and LED screen.
- Five small, freestanding retail buildings.
- A community garden and dog park.
Aesthetic changes will include a new paint scheme, redesigned storefronts, and improved streetscape.
NAP plans to wrap up construction this fall.
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While many retailers are pulling back on bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting focus to e-commerce, this fine-jewelry retailer is going the other way — and it has just expanded its physical footprint to the Queen City.Blue Nile debuted its first showroom in North Carolina yesterday at Charlotte's SouthPark mall, according to a press release.It's part of a push by the Seattle-based company, wh...
While many retailers are pulling back on bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting focus to e-commerce, this fine-jewelry retailer is going the other way — and it has just expanded its physical footprint to the Queen City.
Blue Nile debuted its first showroom in North Carolina yesterday at Charlotte's SouthPark mall, according to a press release.
It's part of a push by the Seattle-based company, which got its start in 1999 as an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, to build a bigger physical presence. CEO Sean Kell told the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2019 that the company planned to open 50 to 100 showrooms over a five-year period. At that time, Blue Nile had five showrooms; it has about two dozen locations now, according to its website.
Once traded publicly, the company went private in 2017, when it was acquired for $500 million by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street, CBJ's sister publication has reported.
It joins several retailers opening new stores at SouthPark this summer, including luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer and American denim brand Levi's. The mall is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar revamp that will add a brewery and restaurant as well as outdoor amenities.
Owned by Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), SouthPark is the Charlotte region's largest shopping center with nearly 1.7 million square feet of leasable space, according to CBJ research.
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That's not the only retail news in the area this morning. Several new tenants have been announced for Birkdale Village in Huntersville — another prominent shopping center that's undergoing a major overhaul. CBJ's Jennifer Thomas has more on that here.
A bank with North Carolina roots and a regional headquarters in Charlotte is acquiring another financial institution. Asheville-based HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) announced this week it is merging with Quantum Capital Corp. in a deal valued at $67.6 million.
As cameras keep rolling on various film projects around town, at least two casting companies are looking for local people. Stewart Casting is seeking extras for a comedy being filmed here, while a Netflix reality show is reportedly casting couples in Charlotte.
And CBJ news partner WSOC-TV reports Colonial Pipeline's spill in Huntersville, discovered in 2020, released significantly more fuel into the environment than had previously been disclosed.
Top-viewed story on the CBJ website: Apparel manufacturer to set up its East Coast distribution center here
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