Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Dover, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Dover, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
New Jersey American Water, the state’s largest water company, asked customers in seven counties this week to conserve water because of the ongoing heat wave baking the state.In addition to Monmouth and Ocean counties, which began an ...
New Jersey American Water, the state’s largest water company, asked customers in seven counties this week to conserve water because of the ongoing heat wave baking the state.
In addition to Monmouth and Ocean counties, which began an alternating watering schedule last week for lawns and gardens to ease water demand, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties were added to the list Wednesday, according to a statement from the company.
“Our systems are currently operating normally at expected capacity, but we are seeing a steep increase in demands across these counties,” Tom Shroba, vice president of operations at New Jersey American Water, said in a statement. “Adopting an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering will have minimal impacts on the individual customer but will provide a significant relief in demand on our source of supply.”
Practicing odd/even watering now will help New Jersey American Water manage a finite supply of water, and its customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens “while saving some money on their water bills,” the statement said.
The ddd/even guidelines are:
· Outdoor water use on odd-numbered days of the month if your street address is an odd number
· Outdoor water use on even-numbered days of the month if your street address is an even number
· Water early or late in the day to minimize evaporation
· Watering of new sod or seed if daily watering is required
· Use of private wells for irrigation
· Commercial uses of outdoor water, such as for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields, and car washes
· Watering of athletic fields
In most areas of the state, the current heat wave became official on Wednesday, because it was the third straight day with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or hotter. Scorching conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, and possibly into early next week as well — with humidity levels rising and making it feel as hot as 100 to 105 degrees in some areas.
Reporter Len Melisurgo contributed to this story.
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After a decade away from the stage, New Jersey natives My Chemical Romance are back this year for their worldwide 2022 Reunion Tour.The popular emo rockers’ return to the spotlight will take them to ...
After a decade away from the stage, New Jersey natives My Chemical Romance are back this year for their worldwide 2022 Reunion Tour.
The popular emo rockers’ return to the spotlight will take them to arenas all over North America.
Then, to close their triumphant Tour, My Chemical Romance will headline at this year’s When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas in October. Other major throwback headliners for the two-weekend event include Paramore, Bright Eyes and Jimmy Eat World.
Here’s what to know about the upcoming tour dates and other major festivals you can catch MCR at this year.
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A complete calendar featuring all of My Chemical Romance’s upcoming tour dates, venues, show start times and links to buy tickets can be found here.
On select dates, the emo icons will be joined by opening acts Thursday, The Lemon Twigs, Homeless Gospel Choir, Midtown, Youth Code and more.
In addition to the tour and When We Were Young, My Chemical Romance will be at some major festivals this year.
You can see the group with The Misfits, Nine Inch Nails and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Chicago’s Riot Festival from Sept. 16-18.
The following weekend, on Sept. 22-25, they’ll headline at Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival alongside Dua Lipa, Halsey and Green Day.
Then, in October, My Chemical Romance will lend their talents to the hard rocking Aftershock Music Festival in Sacramento, California. Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Muse are also on the bill.
If you’re hoping to catch more groups that will bring you back to the aughts, here are five of the biggest that are still doing their thing on the road this year.
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"He was told he wasn’t good enough to play college football or big enough to play professional football and at the age of 27, he wasn’t young enough to play in the NFL, and yet here we are today celebrating,”Those were the words of Melanie Mills, who presented her husband Sam into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, along with the man who brought Mills into the NFL, former New Orleans Saints, and Indianapolis coa...
"He was told he wasn’t good enough to play college football or big enough to play professional football and at the age of 27, he wasn’t young enough to play in the NFL, and yet here we are today celebrating,”
Those were the words of Melanie Mills, who presented her husband Sam into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, along with the man who brought Mills into the NFL, former New Orleans Saints, and Indianapolis coach head coach Jim Mora.
Sam Mills was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame.
Born in Neptune City, Mills grew up in Long Branch and attended Long Branch High School, then Montclair State where he earned Division III All-American honors and where he still holds the team record for career tackles 40 years after graduating.
Mills who went undrafted began a journey that would see him cut by the Cleveland Browns and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, then have success with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the USFL where his head coach Jim Mora would then take him to the New Orleans Saints.
Over the next 12 years, Mills would play 181 career games with 173 starts and total more than 1,300 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, and 22 forced fumbles. He was named to five Pro Bowls and once as a first-team All-Pro.
After nine years in New Orleans, Mills jumped to the expansion Carolina Panthers where in three seasons he started all 48 regular-season games and both games in the 1996 postseason, when the second-year team reached the NFC Championship Game, falling to eventual Super Bowl winner Green Bay.
Mills stayed with Carolina as an assistant coach when his playing career ended. In 2003, he was diagnosed with cancer and given three months to live.
Mills delivered an emotional speech as the Panthers were preparing for the playoffs, telling the team: “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit or keep pounding. I'm a fighter. I kept pounding. You're fighters, too. Keep pounding!”
Mills would live 17 months longer than doctors predicted, dying in April 2005 at age 45.
“There can be no better place for him to rest than in the Hall of Fame,” Melanie Mills said.
Also inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame today were Philadelphia Eagles, St Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, San Francisco 49er Defensive end Bryant Young, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli, NFL Official Art McNally. New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour, and Green Bay Packer strong safety LeRoy Butler.
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Exposure to the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS has been linked to decreased infant and fetal growth, high cholesterol, an increased risk of kidney cancer, and a weakened immune system.So, tests that measure PFAS levels in blood should be offered to anyone likely to have a history of exposure, and those with elevated levels should receive regular health monitoring — that’s according to ...
Exposure to the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS has been linked to decreased infant and fetal growth, high cholesterol, an increased risk of kidney cancer, and a weakened immune system.
So, tests that measure PFAS levels in blood should be offered to anyone likely to have a history of exposure, and those with elevated levels should receive regular health monitoring — that’s according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
The report is the first comprehensive summary of the link between PFAS and health risks, and the first to provide clinical guidelines for how physicians should test and treat patients who have been exposed to the toxic chemicals.
The report is a “bold step forward” for public health, said Dr. Robert Laumbach, a professor of environmental occupational health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, who studies the impacts of PFAS.
“There has been a lot of demand from community members who are affected, understandably so, for action, for clear guidelines or recommendations,” he said.
For decades, PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have tainted the water, air, and soil — in the Delaware Valley region and across the country. These “forever” chemicals (because they can last in the environment for decades) have been widely used in consumer products, such as nonstick cookware, flame-retardant fabrics, and some food packaging, as well as in firefighting foam used at current and decommissioned military bases.
Several months after discovering elevated levels of PFOS in a Willingboro well, officials are breaking ground on a new treatment system.
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Due to its widespread use, it’s likely that most people have PFAS in their bodies. However, people exposed to PFAS at work or by drinking contaminated water can have higher than average levels.
It’s estimated that 2,854 locations in the U.S. and two territories have documented PFAS contamination, according to the NASEM report. However, not all exceed health advisory levels.
Currently, there are no federal maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for PFAS in public drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency does set a federal health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion for two PFAS compounds, PFOA and PFOS, but unlike MCLs, the advisory is non-enforceable.
Some states, like New Jersey, have implemented enforceable MCLs for specific compounds, while Pennsylvania and Delaware have proposed implementing their own MCLs.
The new report recommends that clinicians offer PFAS blood testing to patients with occupational exposure, patients who have lived in communities with known contamination, and those who have lived near areas where contamination took place. Those areas include: facilities that use or have used fluorochemicals, commercial airports, military bases, wastewater treatment plants, farms where sewage sludge may have been used, or landfills or incinerators that have received waste containing PFAS.
Currently, participating in a study is the only opportunity for people to get their blood tested for PFAS.
In the U.S., there is no official standard that determines what levels of PFAS in the body are unsafe. However, the authors of the report used various studies evaluating PFAS levels and potential health impacts to establish general guidance that could inform clinical care.
The report says patients with a PFAS blood concentration between 2 and 20 ng/mL may face adverse effects, especially high-risk individuals, like pregnant people, and certain health screenings should be offered.
And patients with test results above 20 ng/mL may face a higher risk of adverse effects. Clinicians should conduct thyroid function testing, and assess for signs of kidney and testicular cancer and of ulcerative colitis at all wellness visits, the researchers advise.
“It’s really, ‘What adverse health effects could I experience as a consequence of those concentrations?’” said Dr. Laura Labay, a forensic toxicologist at Jefferson University. “And if somebody is really elevated, or if they have ongoing exposure to PFAS, I believe that that testing for some people at least will justify increased medical attention.”
She said that testing could also help parents decide whether to breastfeed their child. The report recommends that federal environmental health agencies should conduct research to evaluate PFAS transfer and concentrations in breast milk to provide better guidance for clinicians and parents regarding infant feeding, especially in areas of high exposure.
Clinicians also should advise patients on how to reduce their exposure to PFAS, the researchers recommend. Though PFAS can remain in the body for several years, the levels can be reduced over time.
Laumbach and his team at Rutgers have been studying residents of Paulsboro, N.J., whose drinking water was contaminated with PFAS. They’ve found that some PFAS reduce about 15% every year or so, meaning it has a half life of about four years.
Dr. Mary Regina Boland, a biomedical informatics researcher who studies environmental health risks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, said if the patients getting tested discovered the source of their exposure, they could lower their health risks.
“I see this as being useful in that if you find that your blood levels are high, then maybe you can filter your water and then your blood levels will go down. And then a lot of the risk for these diseases will then go away — not completely, but to some extent,” she said.
Boland added that some people may relocate to a new residence before their neighborhood is discovered to be contaminated with PFAS. Therefore, it’s a good idea for anyone to consider getting tested.
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Al Fidance and his wife found out they had elevated levels of PFAS after participating in a CDC study of residents near the New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware. The agency’s report found that some PFAS in residents’ blood were as much as 9.8 times higher than national levels.
Fidance said he has high blood pressure and cholesterol, but he doesn’t know if it’s related to his exposure. He said he would welcome the opportunity to receive medical care based on his test results.
“The more you know, the more you know,” Fidance said. “And then if there’s steps that can be taken either through diet or medicines or something like that to help reduce the effects of it, that would be great.”
Jill Florin, of Dresher, Pa., is awaiting the results of a PFAS blood test she took as part of a study in Montgomery and Bucks counties. She believes the recommendations would be beneficial for people exposed to PFAS, as long as the guidance is measurable. Otherwise, she said, it could lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety for the patient.
Florin also has concerns about whether insurance companies would cover the testing and screenings.
“I don’t know if we have insurance companies on board with that yet, so who’s paying?”
Labay said she agrees that if someone exposed to PFAS wants to receive related medical care, it should not be out-of-pocket.
“I don’t think the person who’s been exposed should have to pay directly. And so hopefully, if the CDC provides guidance that this is relevant, that these substances have been linked to very serious conditions, it does move the needle,” she said.
The report acknowledges that there are cons to testing too, such as decreased property values or difficulty interpreting the results, and that patients should be made aware of that. The authors say testing and screening should be a patients’ decision alone.
The report also states that health agencies must provide education about PFAS to clinicians in order to carry out the recommendations.
“It takes an informed clinician or practitioner to provide the information to patients in a way that they can make an informed decision that’s reasonable for them,” Laumbach said. “And then if they did get tested, what they should do with the results.”
Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson declared today that he will support Karol Ruiz and her Dover Forward slate in the Democratic primary this year, snubbing Alderman Edward Correa, the Democratic municipal chairman, and his ticket.“Having a ‘D’ next to one’s name is not enough, particularly in one of our county’s most Democratic towns,” Robinson said in an email. “It has become obvious and troubling that Alderman Correa has lost the support of the movement he helped build and has l...
Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson declared today that he will support Karol Ruiz and her Dover Forward slate in the Democratic primary this year, snubbing Alderman Edward Correa, the Democratic municipal chairman, and his ticket.
“Having a ‘D’ next to one’s name is not enough, particularly in one of our county’s most Democratic towns,” Robinson said in an email. “It has become obvious and troubling that Alderman Correa has lost the support of the movement he helped build and has lost the support of the community.”
In 2018, Correa led an insurgent Dover First slate that ousted allies of then-Mayor James Dodd, who was seen as hostile to the town’s Hispanic majority. Dodd himself was ousted a year later by Alderwoman Carolyn Blackman, the town’s first Black mayor, and Correa was chosen to replace her as alderman for the 3rd Ward. Both campaigns were supported by Robinson and the Morris County Democratic organization.
But in the years since, Robinson claimed, Correa has become an unsuitable leader in his own right.
“The purpose of Dover First was to open up the town government to the people, and to 21st-century norms of conduct,” Robinson wrote. “It was not to trade one self-styled king for another. As vigorously as Alderman Correa fought against former Mayor Dodd, it has become clear that he has adopted Dodd’s leadership style.”
Notably, one member of Ruiz’s ticket, former Alderman Marcos Tapia, holds pro-life views. Tapia has said that abortion rights are “not something I would ever seek to undermine as a public official,” but he was left off of Gov. Phil Murphy’s endorsement list last year because of his views and ended up losing renomination by six votes.
Also running with Ruiz are two incumbents, Alderwoman Sandra Wittner and Alderman Humberto Quinones. The other incumbent up this year, Alderman Carlos Valencia, is sticking with Correa and will face Tapia in the 4th Ward.