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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Matthews 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:
School is out for the summer. However, if your commute goes through a school zone, do you still need to follow the school zone limits?MATTHEWS, N.C. — School is out for summer break in the Carolinas, but many school zone speed limit signs are flashing during normal drop-off and pickup times.WCNC Charlotte's VERIFY team has received some questions about these signs from drivers who aren't sure if they must still follow the school zone speed limit whe...
School is out for the summer. However, if your commute goes through a school zone, do you still need to follow the school zone limits?
MATTHEWS, N.C. — School is out for summer break in the Carolinas, but many school zone speed limit signs are flashing during normal drop-off and pickup times.
WCNC Charlotte's VERIFY team has received some questions about these signs from drivers who aren't sure if they must still follow the school zone speed limit when school isn't in session.
When school is out for the summer, and the yellow lights are still flashing, is it necessary to still go 25 mph, or can you disregard it?
Yes, you still need to follow the school zone speed when the lights are flashing. Drivers who don't follow the posted speed limit could be ticketed.
The flashing lights on a school zone speed limit sign are there to let drivers know when the lower speed is enforced. Aycock said it's an indicator that a school zone is in effect and drivers must slow down or risk being pulled over.
But what about when it's summer and those lights are still flashing? According to North Carolina law, the authorized lower speed limit is in effect when lights are flashing.
"Certain schools that are designated to have summer school, we have to make sure we maintain that as well," Aycock said.
Aycock explained that if you see lights flashing during summer, it could mean summer school is in session. In the town of Matthews, Aycock said the public works department controls when school zone lights are working. If they're flashing and you aren't going the speed limit, you could get a $250 fine.
"Just because it’s the summer, we don’t want you to automatically think school's out and it's no big deal," Aycock said.
Aycock advises drivers to check with their local schools to see if summer school classes could be in session.
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A Matthews family is concerned a cleared, vacant lot next to their house could be making flood damage to their property much worse.MATTHEWS, N.C. — A Matthews family is still dealing with the effects of heavy rain and floods from over the weekend. The homeowners are looking to county and town officials for help after mud and debris from a nearby vacant lot poured into their backyard and pool."It was just chaos," April Nixon recalled about the river of brown water flowing through her and her husband Sayer's prope...
A Matthews family is concerned a cleared, vacant lot next to their house could be making flood damage to their property much worse.
MATTHEWS, N.C. — A Matthews family is still dealing with the effects of heavy rain and floods from over the weekend. The homeowners are looking to county and town officials for help after mud and debris from a nearby vacant lot poured into their backyard and pool.
"It was just chaos," April Nixon recalled about the river of brown water flowing through her and her husband Sayer's property. "The kids were screaming, it was lightning and thundering, and [Sayer] was out here and I was like, 'Come inside this isn’t safe.' I was terrified."
The couple said their backyard and pool were flooded with muck and debris twice in one weekend, but they don’t just blame the rainfall. A vacant lot covered in clay and mud next door is uphill from their backyard. They told WCNC Charlotte they've had issues with some flooding and erosion for months, but the massive recent storm pushed the damage over the edge.
Cell phone video April Nixon took during the storm shows the river of brown water flowing from the lot to their backyard.
There is also a storm drain in between the two properties that Sayer Nixon said was clogged with debris. He spent the day clearing the drain and was hopeful it could help mitigate rainfall in the future. However, the family worried more erosion and flooding could happen and they want the landowner or county to do something before more rain comes.
Check out this video @wcnc viewer April Nixon sent me of her backyard from this weekend. Flooding in Matthews brought a river of mud onto her property and she says a nearby vacant lot made the problem much worse. I have her story and answers from the county tonight at 11. pic.twitter.com/F5p2vPybKF— Julia Kauffman (@JuliaKauffmanTV) July 13, 2022
The Nixons said they’ve spent thousands of dollars and days of work to clean up the mess but there’s still plenty of damage that needs to be fixed.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services told WCNC Charlotte it's aware of the Nixons’ problem and investigating whether a citation should be issued.
For any resident worried about flooding, John Wendel with the agency said storm drains like the one by the Nixons' house do offer protection.
"The best thing you can do is clear out the storm drain in front of your house or near your house,” Wendel said.
To report flooding or debris, residents can call 311. Wendel suggested that all homeowners should consider flood insurance, regardless of whether they live in a flood plain.
WCNC Charlotte reached out to the owner of the vacant residential lot but has not heard back. The Town of Matthews informed WCNC Charlotte property owners are required to install drainage or flood mitigation during construction and town officials review all plans and set requirements for construction projects that are 20,000 square feet or larger.
Under North Carolina law, developments larger than one acre are required to obtain erosion control permits and install measures to prevent off-site sedimentation, which Mecklenburg County said it regulates.
However, for properties smaller than one acre, there are no state requirements and it’s up to the builder to install flood mitigation because the county does not regulate them.
Attorney Gary Mauney said that in these situations, it’s best to work with the neighbor to find solutions.
"Hopefully, you’d approach the neighbor first in a neighborly way, ‘Hey is there something that we can do to stop the runoff?'” Mauney said.
However, if neighbors can't come to an agreement and one believes the other is damaging their property, legal action may be taken.
"Everyone is bound to use reasonable care when we’re dealing with each other," Mauney explained. "I’m your neighbor, I have to use reasonable care with what I’m doing on my property and if I don’t I could be liable for that.”
If someone is considering legal action, Mauney suggested they document issues and take photos to help prove their case.
Mecklenburg County officials told WCNC Charlotte they agree that neighbors should work together to resolve drainage issues, otherwise, "unfortunately, their alternative is civil court.”
MINT HILL, NC – On the evening of July 11 at the Matthews Town Hall, the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to a gentleman with a heart of gold and the kindness that makes your heart smile, Nate Huggins.The award is presented in honor of the late Nancy Glenn. She was a woman from Matthews, NC, that represented what is great about the town. Glenn led the Matthews Chambers of Commerce, and she owned the Matthews News and Record. The dedication that she had to the community and giving through selfless acts for those ...
MINT HILL, NC – On the evening of July 11 at the Matthews Town Hall, the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to a gentleman with a heart of gold and the kindness that makes your heart smile, Nate Huggins.
The award is presented in honor of the late Nancy Glenn. She was a woman from Matthews, NC, that represented what is great about the town. Glenn led the Matthews Chambers of Commerce, and she owned the Matthews News and Record. The dedication that she had to the community and giving through selfless acts for those in need was outstanding. The award each year is presented to someone in the community to honor Glenn’s legacy. Each nominee is a person in the community that displays a commitment to the Matthews area and the surrounding communities’ nonprofits. The 2021-22 Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was proudly presented to Nate to honor his work with special needs adults, disabled veterans, and seniors through Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care.
Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is a non-profit that is making a difference in the community. The program was established by Nate and Vivian Huggins in 1998. Currently, they are serving Mint Hill, Eastern Charlotte, and Union County. The program offers many services such as Skilled Nursing Care & Health Education and Rehabilitation Services. Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care helps its participants gain access to family support groups, Licensed Physical, Occupational, and Respiratory Therapists, and Medical Social Workers. Participants in the program also have health service maintenance and monitoring available to them along with transportation to and from the center.
The design of the program is not only to meet the physical needs of individuals but also to ensure that individuals with special needs can have the support of the community for resources that they need. It also provides socialization, peer support, and nursing services all in a stimulating environment that promotes improvement in mental and physical health. Personal care, nutritional, recreational, social, educational, computer and gospel programs are provided on site daily. The program is made up of individuals within the community that have the same heart of service, a heart of compassion, and want to help address the needs of people in the community who may be economically or otherwise challenged. Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is blessed to have a group of individuals who want to ensure the outreach to the community goes above and beyond; that is exactly what they are doing each day. “We have been blessed to be a blessing – we must help those least able to help themselves!” says Huggins.
Along with offering services to the community, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is also a part of the Matthews Human Services Council. The council consists of 32 nonprofit organizations that collaborate to improve the quality of life for the area. With the resources that they provide and the connections that they have working with and through the council, they can provide and serve the community in more ways than just through the services offered at Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care. The council has been created able to provide resources and referrals to anyone that needs help in the community. They can provide food, shelter, clothes, and counseling, help residents gain access to transportation services, and more. The network that has been created through the Matthews Human Services Council has joined professional throughout the community that have the heart to serve, to help the common person regardless of their struggle. “We all are here, and many have done extremely well, because of the sacrifices of our senior and disabled adults. We must help them during their challenging years!” said Mr. Huggins.
Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is always honored to have more volunteers join its team. If you are interested in joining please contact them by calling (704) 845-1359 or emailing Navondria@blessedadultcare.org. For more information about Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care and the programs, they offer please visit: Blessedadultcare.org or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Blessed-Assurance-Adult-Day-Care-227464010668637/.
Matthews, NC – Carolina Pro Flooring, Inc. offers a variety of hardwood services to its clients in Matthews and surrounding areas. They provide hardwood installation for properties of different sizes. The company has a variety of woods with ...
Matthews, NC – Carolina Pro Flooring, Inc. offers a variety of hardwood services to its clients in Matthews and surrounding areas. They provide hardwood installation for properties of different sizes. The company has a variety of woods with diverse styles, colors, and aesthetic features to meet different client needs. They offer free estimates through a simple process online or on the phone. The company has a mobile showroom for clients who wish to sample, see and feel the materials they have before hiring their services.
The flooring contractor Matthews has flooring services that match clients’ diverse budgets. They focus on providing affordable, high-quality flooring solutions. In addition to installation, the company can refresh existing hardwood floors. They provide buff and coat services that revive hardwood floors as well as sanding and floor refinishing services that are inexpensive in refreshing the floors. The contractor is client-centered, focusing on understanding the client’s needs and recommending services and products that meet them.
Carolina Pro Flooring, Inc. is a family-owned, local business that has its roots dating back two decades ago. They have a passion for excellence and beauty in wood flooring. Their staff comprises trained and experienced contractors with skills in design and installation. They use modern equipment and tools and have a strong customer satisfaction policy. They continually update their products and techniques to incorporate new, well-researched methods that emerge in their industry.
The company representative had this to say about their services,
“CPF aims to bridge the gap between high-quality wood flooring services and affordability. We wish to offer client-centered services that provide you with ease, peace of mind, and confidence in knowing that your floors are in the hands of professionals that do not compromise quality. We believe that when your priorities become our own, the result will be floors that you will love – we do it right the first time.”
The company’s vision is to make hardwood floors more accessible to its clients by offering design and installation services at reasonable prices. They do not only focus on delivering quality workmanship but also on making the project as pleasant as possible for their clients. They work within clients’ schedules for minimal disruption and are keen to protect clients’ properties from unnecessary damage or loss during installation and refinishing processes.
Carolina Pro Flooring, Inc. offers other services like carpet and laminate installation. They use laminate underlayment, which is a soft pad that helps laminate flooring lay smoother for a softer underfoot. The company can also advise clients on the best flooring to meet their existing and future needs for informed decision-making.
For consultation and booking, contact their staff by calling (704) 804-9093. Visit the company website to learn more about their affordable, high-quality hardwood installation and refinishing services.
Company Name Carolina Pro Flooring, Inc. Contact Name Rafael Ferreira Phone (704) 804-9093 City Matthews State NC Postal Code 28105 Country United States Website https://carolinaproflooring.com/
By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks VoiceNags Head photographer Ray Matthews, 72, passed away on July 6, leaving behind a legacy of beauty and character.Only a dedicated lover of the Outer Banks could capture the iconic images as did Matthews, who traipsed the coast for years photographing the moods of his surroundings. His aerial photographs of his beloved barrier islands alone keenly captured the hearts of many through their fragility and breathtaking color. It was not uncommon to see his images posted on so...
Nags Head photographer Ray Matthews, 72, passed away on July 6, leaving behind a legacy of beauty and character.
Only a dedicated lover of the Outer Banks could capture the iconic images as did Matthews, who traipsed the coast for years photographing the moods of his surroundings. His aerial photographs of his beloved barrier islands alone keenly captured the hearts of many through their fragility and breathtaking color. It was not uncommon to see his images posted on social media, followed by praise.
A Pasquotank County native, Matthews had an intimate knowledge of the Outer Banks that began with summer visits before moving here in the early 70’s, according to his close friend Michael Halminski, a fellow photographer.
“We went out and took pictures together,” he said remembering spending three days camping on a spoil island and motoring around Ocracoke Inlet. “It was a blast.”
Halminski fed off Ray’s passion for taking photographs. “If you met him and saw his work, you couldn’t help but be influenced by him,” he said. “I can’t tell you how much an inspiration he was to me and what I do.”
Ray kept up over the years with all the technological twists and turns in the photography business, moving from working in the darkroom developing film and printing images to mastering digital photography and Photoshop. He cut mats and made frames with help from his wife Pam. Matthews also handcrafted furniture and built his home, according to Halminski.
All the while he had to keep watch on the weather, light conditions, and changing seasons when the possibility might arise to capture a particular image. He would wait for weeks for sea stars to grace the shore again, and it was not unusual for him to rise at dawn to chase just the right light. No one could see and capture beauty like Matthews, said Halminski.
While Matthews did his share of commercial photography covering real estate, boat building, architecture, restaurants, weddings, portraiture, and iconic events — including the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse — his calling was the landscape.
He breathed life and passion into his scenes whether a silhouetted stand of trees, tangerine waves meeting deep blue sea, or summer strands of sea grass wavering in the wind.
His imagery was so arresting, it was exciting to watch for his photograph of the week on his website and postings on Facebook. Matthews was considered “the” photographer of the Outer Banks, and from the comments he garnered alone, his work was loved and admired by many.
Eve Turek, a photographer and gallery owner, admired his vision, creativity and character. “Over time, our relationship progressed from the purely professional to the personal, and Ray grew from being a mentor and peer to a cherished friend,” she recalled. “No matter what was going on in his world, Ray was consistent in his character – ever gentle, always kind, and completely devoted to his family.”
The father of three sons, Whit, Evan and Shenon, Matthews worked hard, yet he found time to inspire others through volunteerism and simply bringing joy to his work. Whit became interested in art as a child and mentioned years back after winning multiple awards for his artwork that his father had fun with what he does, and he wanted to do the same with his artwork.
As a member of the Outer Banks region of the Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Matthews was involved in leading outings and giving programs. Fledgling photographers and even professionals credit him with inspiring and helping them
Halminski, who knew him for 50 years, thought of him as a humble man. He noticed that even during his illness, Matthews always sounded good and upbeat. “That was what he was,” his friend said.
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