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How to buy fish, without feeling inti...

by on 11/09/2015 - 11:57 am
Categories: Food, Smart Living

By Cindy Dzorney, BayLobsters Fish Market & Café
Whether you are preparing for the meatless Fridays of Lent or are just bored with eating chicken and beef every night, the variety of fresh seafood and the ways of preparing it are endless. The traditional way of steaming seafood and dipping it in butter is popular for a reason; it’s delicious! But when you’re ready to venture beyond the basics, one of the best ideas is to talk to your local fishmonger.
Fishmongers not only know what is currently in season but can also recommend the preparation method that is best for the fish you choose.
Reading recipes is another smart way to decide which typ ...

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Resolve to focus on your oral health

by on 02/27/2015 - 02:11 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By, Dr. Colleen Vienna, Vienna Dental Group
As we all are resolute in the New Year to improve our health, we should also focus on our teeth. There is a strong connection between overall health and oral health.
Regular dental exams and cleanings improve your health because if you don’t go to the dentist for a long time, you can harbor a low-grade infection in your body due to bacteria in your mouth. And studies show that regular cleanings can lower your risk for some diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and even dementia.
Also as part of our focus on our patients’ total well-being, at the Vienna Dental Group we offer cosmetic dentistry services ...

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Cholesterol drugs, fatigue, and pain

by on 02/26/2015 - 02:58 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
The information in today’s article is so important, I’m going to get right to it.
If you take a statin medication like Lipitor to control cholesterol, health experts say you need to take a supplement called CoQ10.
While many people are aware of this need, I’m very concerned with how many people I talk to who are not. Here’s an example: One day I was working with Judy. I’ve known Judy for years and on that day, she didn’t seem quite right. When I asked her if she was feeling okay, she mentioned that lately her legs hurt her so much she could barely walk. We continued talking for a few mo ...

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Before getting a dog or puppy, consid...

by on 02/26/2015 - 02:04 pm
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By Nancy L. Secrist
Owner, Easdale: The Best Pet Care
A dog offers unyielding loyalty, companionship, and devotion, which can be among the most rewarding and memorable experiences for your family. Selecting that new family companion is a critical decision. Most cars and some marriages don’t last as long as your new puppy, so this is a long-term commitment. Here are some major considerations before making your choice:
Appearance includes size, coat type, and often determines what sort of dog you like. Exercise caution, as you carefully need to consider how that first impression stacks up again practical considerations. You might love the look of a full-coated Old Engl ...

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Is your pet covered by health insurance?

by on 02/26/2015 - 12:18 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Jeffrey Peacock-DVM, Crossroads Animal Hospital
MRI, CT scan, digital radiography, ultrasound, a specialist’s referral, and advanced cancer therapy are but a few of the terms we hear regarding human medical treatment. Yet all of these terms can also be applied to the care and treatment of our pets.
It is no secret that because of advancements in human and veterinary medicine, people and pets are living longer, which presents more challenges in health care. The average life span of dogs is between 14 and 16 years, and cats between 16 and 18 years. Pets have been part of our families for years and we want to give them the best care we can throughout their lives ...

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How to prevent your pipes from freezing

by on 02/25/2015 - 10:34 am
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By June Kasidonis 
Owner, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling
As we seem to be stuck in the middle of another harsh winter, we know how the relentless cold affects us—dry skin, runny noses, and the fear of “zapping” everyone and everything thanks to the constant static in the air.
Unfortunately, your house’s plumbing can also succumb to winter woes, with the possibility of frozen or leaking pipes. There are some easy, common sense solutions that homeowners can do to keep plumbing running in peak condition.

Insulate – Just as you would put a blanket on yourself when a room is drafty, you can use a foam-padded sleeve to wrap both you ...

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Simple ways to whiten your smile

by on 02/25/2015 - 10:32 am
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Linda Mock
Beachcliff Dental Associates
Your favorite Hollywood A-listers typically spend a lifetime in the spotlight, so it’s important for them to show off their megawatt smiles on a daily basis. The rich and famous have the means necessary to guarantee a perfect grin through cosmetic dentistry and other pricy remedies, but if you break it down to the simple basics of dental hygiene, you, too, can have a smile worth envying.
Start Simple
Dental care begins with basic oral hygiene. Brushing teeth thoroughly at least twice a day is important because it helps to remove food and plaque. Many dentists recommend an electric toothbrush to get the job done. Mos ...

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How to treat winter skin

by on 02/18/2015 - 05:46 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Sarah Lewan, The Spa at the Aesthetic Center
From winds and cold temperatures to arid indoor heat, winter can cause uncomfortable dryness to the skin, leaving it feeling tight, dry, and even flaking or cracking. As aestheticians and owners at The Spa at the Aesthetic Center in Brecksville, we deal with the fallout of dry skin each day.
Here are some tips on how to treat it: 
• Find a skin care specialist. It’s worth the investment. At The Spa at the Aesthetic Center, a licensed aesthetician will analyze your skin and your current skin care regimen and offer advice to you for a skin care routine that’s appropriate for your individual skin type. ...

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Napoleon’s painful little secret

by on 02/18/2015 - 05:28 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
If it weren’t for the pain in his diminutive derriere, Napoleon Bonaparte could have altered the course of world history.
The year was 1815 and Napoleon, in an attempt to maintain power, mounted an attack against coalition forces in Brussels, during what became the Battle of Waterloo. But what most historians don’t report is that a nagging problem may have kept the outrageous emperor from realizing victory.
Napoleon suffered from hemorrhoids and his problem left him incapacitated on a number of different occasions, due to excruciating pain.
In fact, the night before the Battle of Waterloo, Na ...

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Can the foods you eat cause hemorrhoids?

by on 02/17/2015 - 09:14 am
Categories: Food, Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Dr. David Gutman
Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
We all know that what we eat affects our overall health, but food can also make certain conditions, such as hemorrhoids, worse. Inflamed blood vessels inside or outside the rectum or anus can cause discomfort while sitting, standing, or defecating.
If you have a flare-up, avoid these foods to alleviate your symptoms:
• Strong spices, including hot pepper and curry, as well as salt (instead try using herbs for flavoring your food)
• Nuts
• Refined sugars such as cakes and candy
• Deep-fried foods such as French fries and donuts
• Processed food such as packaged sweets, freezer meals, hot dogs ...

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