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Life insurance can do more

by on 11/19/2014 - 03:54 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Debbie Croce
President, King Insurance & Financial Services
As I’m writing this, the leaves on the trees have begun their annual transition from lush green to the beautiful colors of fall, and it’s got me thinking about change.
Our lives, like the seasons, regularly change. People get married, have children, send kids off to college, and they die. Being prepared for the seasons of change in your life can help you to weather any unexpected storms along the way.
Life insurance is a perfect way to prepare. It’s the flashlight and batteries of your life. You won’t need it every day, but when you do, you’ll be very glad you planned ...

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Should I feed my pet from the holiday...

by on 10/29/2014 - 10:23 am
Categories: Food, Home, Smart Living

By Dr. Jeffrey PeacockCrossroads Animal Hospital
The holidays are a wonderful time of year to be surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones, whether they’re human, canine, or feline. Everyone gathered around the table for a fabulous feast, Fido’s head on your lap begging for scraps, and Garfield nuzzling at the back of your chair for a treat from the table…it’s the scene you can imagine at many holiday events. But before you dig into your holiday feast, be sure to keep in mind that your delicious dinner might not be so good for some of your party guests.
Holiday Foods and Plants to Avoid
While most of us know that a bone is a dog’s f ...

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Play away the winter blues

by on 10/28/2014 - 10:05 am
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Lauren Haas Amanfoh, Owner, Royalton Music Center
As Clevelanders, we know what to expect: Glorious blue skies and the reds, oranges, and golds of fall will all soon turn to one color—gray. It’s enough to make anyone unhappy, especially those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
According to the experts at the Mayo Clinic, what used to be thought of as the “winter blues” is actually a diagnosable medical condition termed SAD. The decrease in the amount of sunshine may bring on constant and consistent feelings of depression, hopelessness, low energy, problems sleeping, appetite changes, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
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Home selling: It’s all about you

by on 10/27/2014 - 04:19 pm
Category: Home

By Mimi Vanderhaven
Mimi: A dear friend of Mimi’s is thinking of putting her home on the market but feels overwhelmed by the process. Do you have any advice?
Anne Marie Peacock: First, she needs to contact a skilled real estate agent. Her entire home-selling experience will be affected by the agent she hires. A good Realtor will be able to guide her through the process by using the key ingredients of great communication, and knowledge of the market and industry resources. Your friend deserves to feel like it’s all about her.
Second, your friend will need to prepare her home so that it makes the greatest impact when it hits the market. The right agent wi ...

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What does hemorrhoids treatment cost?

by on 10/27/2014 - 03:42 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David GutmanAdvanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
Through my monthly columns you’ve learned a lot about hemorrhoids. You’ve learned about what causes them, what the symptoms are, and about the treatment options that I offer. You’ve learned about my background, that I trained at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and MetroHealth Medical Center, that I’m board certified in internal medicine, and that I’ve treated thousands of people who were suffering from hemorrhoids. 
But the one thing we haven’t addressed directly is cost. 
Like most medical procedures, people assume that the treatment options I offer have to be ...

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Should I have my roof cleaned?

by on 10/27/2014 - 11:09 am
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By John Martin
Owner, Tri-County Roof Cleaning
Culprits of a dirty roof, such as algae (indicated by black streaks), lichen (which also grows on trees), and moss may have you thinking that it’s time for an entire roof replacement.
But in instances like these, you can save lots of money and time with a simple roof cleaning.
The technical term for the buildup on your roof is gloeocapsa magma. Although some folks think that it comes from jet fuel, that’s merely a misconception. Also, it doesn’t spread. If you have it on one side of your roof and not on the other, the side without is not going to get it from the side that has it. There is one excepti ...

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Do you fear the foods you eat?

by on 10/24/2014 - 04:15 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, OwnerVital Choice Healthstore
Have you ever had an upset stomach from something you’d eaten? Did you have mild gas and bloating, or something more serious like cramping and diarrhea? Do you know what caused it? Regardless of your answers, if you suffer indigestion, or if you think you have food sensitivities or intolerances, today’s article is for you.
Millions of Americans are affected by food sensitivities and have difficulty digesting foods in general. Often this is due to a deficiency of the right type of digestive enzymes. Like tiny shears, digestive enzymes are produced by the body to help break down the foods we eat, leaving particles s ...

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Do your jaw joints hurt?

by on 10/24/2014 - 01:35 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Chrys Constantinou, DMDWestlake Dental Associates
We all have a pair of very unique joints that connect our lower jaws to the rest of our skulls. These joints are called temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short. Many patients who have discomfort or clicking in the joints have been told that they have TMJ, but what they really mean is that they have temporomandibular dysfunction, or TMD. A healthy TMJ is essentially a ball-and-socket joint that is designed to “dislocate” along a bony surface. The joints are cushioned and lubricated by cartilage, and guided and kept in place by various muscles and ligaments. 
Through aging, trauma, inflammatory joint dis ...

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Tom Petty still gets it

by on 10/23/2014 - 02:35 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin
I was a senior in high school when Kid Leo from Cleveland’s iconic flagship radio station WMMS queued up some songs from a new band hailing out of Gainesville, Florida. Little did I fathom that some 38 years later I would be eagerly awaiting the release of Hypnotic Eye from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Tell pops to dig out that turntable stored in the basement or head down to your local used record store and find copies of the self-titled debut and You’re Gonna Get It.  
Listen to the jangly guitar riffs and energy packed into those tracks, which continue to be some of my go-to selections whenever I walk into a watering hole with ...

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Are you guilty of bad investment beha...

by on 10/23/2014 - 02:05 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, CFPMichael Brady Co.
Bad behavior can affect your investment results, which in turn can affect your future financial security. Here are the most common bad behaviors: under-diversification, over-diversification, too greedy, too fearful, too much risk, not enough risk, making decisions based on taxes, overuse of leverage, and paying sales charges and commissions.
I have talked about these bad behaviors in past columns. Today I want to quantify the cost of bad behavior. In the 2014 update to its Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior report, the Dalbar Organization ( conclusively demonstrates that average investors continue to chase investmen ...

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