Celebrities Rely on These High-End Facials for Photo-Worthy Skin

For many celebrities, an Oscar red carpet cameo is months in the making. Such procedures as Botox or fillers, which can cause bruising, are best done a couple of weeks ahead of time. Eyelash treatments, including Latisse, show optimal effects on week 16. And a healthy diet and exercise, plenty of water and sleep, and reduced alcohol are always recommended. However, for awards-goers looking to give their skin a pre-Oscar boost, these star-favored facial treatments require surprisingly little lead time. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills The spa at this hotel famously featured in “Pretty Woman” is the only one in the world to offer Elemis Targeted Toning — a facial and body treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite and lines. All body parts can be treated even the day of, and a red carpet package includes a David Webb jewelry box. Prices start at $505 310-385-7023 Biba de Sousa Beverly Hills-based esthetician Biba de Sousa — who works regularly with Emily Blunt — gets skin awards-ready with a two-and-a-half-hour session. In addition to OxyGeneo, a three-in-one facial, she does Pressotherapy, a detox treatment to prevent pain and swelling (from, say, killer heels). $330-$450 ...

EMS training: Improving outcomes with mobile stroke units

Jefferson Health and Bensalem Rescue Squad’s MSU was acquired and put into service in five months; learn how the unit’s success was a direct result of collaborative efforts A month ago, a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, police officer responded to what he thought was a routine motor vehicle crash. However, once the officer arrived on scene, he quickly realized that wasn’t the case – noting the driver’s behavior did not match the minor amount of damage to his vehicle.   The officer, who recalled information he learned from a training event about how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke, got on the radio and called for the new mobile stroke unit (MSU) to respond to the scene. The training event, which was held by leaders from Jefferson Health and Bensalem Rescue Squad, helped the officer recognize the crash was not trauma-related.  Historically, officers would standby for a typical ambulance to respond. But, this officer recognized a potential stroke victim and knew the county had a special resource to assist and intervene quickly – the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience – Jefferson Health and Bensalem Rescue Squad Mobile Stroke Unit.   This...