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Vacation checklist: Boarding your dog

by mimivanderhaven.com on 08/01/2014 - 11:07 am
Category: Smart Living

By Lauren Koketko
 
Many of us like to take a week off from work to get away from daily stress, and go on a vacation. As wonderful as packing up and leaving sounds, there’s an extra step for pet owners. Finding adequate care for your pet while you’re away is as important as remembering your passport. There are many options for pet care, and boarding your four-legged friend may be unfamiliar to you and your pet. If you’re boarding your dog, here are a few tips to make the process easy and worry-free.
 
Do a Reputation Check
Many reputable kennels and boarders will have information online. Browse around a few websites and look for ratings from the Better Busine ...

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Hemorrhoids keep burning

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/28/2014 - 11:24 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
 
Hemorrhoids can seem like a never-ending problem, and, unless properly treated, they can be. Hemorrhoids generally don’t go away by themselves.
 
When most people first start experiencing symptoms, they don’t pay much attention to them. The itching, burning, and occasional bleeding might seem minor and not worth the visit to a doctor. Trying to manage the symptoms with creams or suppositories may offer temporary relief at first, but they just mask the problem. Since they don’t address the underlying hemorrhoid problem at its source, symptoms usually continue to get worse. Over time, flare-ups bec ...

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Debunking hearing aid myths

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/24/2014 - 03:48 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Marvin Lewis, Au.D., Echo Hearing Systems and Audiology
 
In the more than 22 years that I’ve worked as an audiologist, I can’t say I’ve met too many folks who were happy about the aging process and need for hearing aids. However, aging is something we all face, so I tell folks hearing aids are nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they’re here to help ensure that people can live high quality lives.
 
If you’re someone who has wondered about some of the myths about hearing aids, keep reading. There are numerous untruths that make people hesitant to get hearing aids, but they’re all just rumors. 
 
(1) False: There is only one h ...

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Are you wiping too much?

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/23/2014 - 11:11 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
It might be uncomfortable to think about, but I have a question for you. Are you wiping too much? What I mean is that when you go to the bathroom, do you have trouble getting clean? Does it seem like you’re using a lot of toilet paper, maybe a lot more than you used to use? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the truth is that you probably have internal hemorrhoids.
 
To understand why internal hemorrhoids can cause this “never-ending wipe,” you’ll have to first learn a little anatomy.
 
Inside your anal canal are three inflatable areas called anal cushions. Whenever you put ...

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The fix for cracked and peeling basem...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/22/2014 - 04:42 pm
Category: Home

By Greg Mata, Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete
 
There are many types of epoxy coatings that can repair and/or protect all types of concrete surfaces. It doesn’t matter if the concrete is old or new, it should be protected properly to avoid costly repairs in the future.
 
Flooding this year created a lot of aggravation for many homeowners in the Akron and Cleveland areas, destroying carpeting, tile, and hardwood floors. This could have been avoided if the concrete floors were protected with a professional epoxy coating from Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete. Customers who had already hired us to install one of our beautiful, non-porous epoxy finishes did not have any ...

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The wrong side of the screen: Stop wa...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/22/2014 - 04:05 pm
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By Gary Jones, Ideal Pest Control
 
Right now most bee and wasp nests are about the size of a golf ball, but with these stinging insects working 24/7, nests can quickly grow to the size of a basketball. It happens because most people do not generally walk around their properties looking up, and few homeowners have the time to inspect their properties every few days. As a result, nests can grow very large—and dangerous—before being noticed.
 
The best thing you can do right now to protect your family is to perform some basic preventive maintenance with a structural power spray. Different from a power wash, a structural power spray destroys existing nests, discourages ...

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Rachel Brown’s Once Again

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/22/2014 - 12:22 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin
 
Last year I highlighted Rachel Brown and her release Just Look My Way, which eventually landed on my year-end “Best of” list sharing the spotlight with mostly nationally known artists. That’s quite an accomplishment for a young lady who teaches music and choir at an Elyria Middle School, raises two teenagers, and still finds time to play out a few nights as a solo artist, with a long standing Americana ensemble Hillbilly Idol, or backed by her band, The Beatnik Playboys.     
 
Brown returned to Suma Recording Studio and engineer Paul Hamann to record 15 tracks for her forthcoming record Once Again. The songs were recorded live w ...

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Why puppies need proper training

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/16/2014 - 04:55 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Dr. Jeffrey Peacock, Crossroads Animal Hospital
 
There is nothing as much fun as bringing a new pet into our homes. Kittens are usually pretty easy since they will use a litter box once they know where it is. 
 
Puppies are very different when it comes to training and behavior issues because they don’t operate with the same motivations as people and we have difficulty understanding some of their behaviors such as chewing, barking, biting, digging, and the most objective, soiling in the house. Unless we are experienced dog trainers, we have very little understanding of why the behaviors occur and just what we can do to help correct them.
 
I speak from pers ...

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Cyndi Milluzzi wants to raid your closet

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/16/2014 - 04:50 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Cyndi Milluzzi, Dress Without Stress
 
My name is Cyndi Milluzzi and I am the owner of Dress Without Stress. I feel very fortunate to work in a business where the main goal is to help both men and women feel comfortable getting dressed for any occasion.
 
There are many reasons why some people feel unhappy and anxious about putting their wardrobes together. It may be because of disorganized closets, outdated clothing, too many clothes to choose from, or simply not knowing what complements their body types.
 
Dress Without Stress addresses all of these issues. At your free consultation, I will assess why you are stressed about the contents of your closet and design a p ...

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Botox can give you a brow lift withou...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/15/2014 - 04:52 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser & Skin Care
 
Last month I mentioned alternative uses for hyaluronic acid fillers, and there are similar non-traditional uses for Botox.
 
In addition to softening or eliminating frown lines, worry lines, and crow’s feet, experienced injectors use Botox for a number of supplemental esthetic treatments.
 
Botox is used to perform a gentle spa brow lift. By selectively injecting the muscles that move the brow down, there is unopposed action of the muscles that move the brow up, thus resulting in a brow lift.
 
Injecting Botox into the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth down can convert an unhappy or scowlin ...

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