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What does rock salt do to my concrete...

by on 05/09/2017 - 10:48 am
Category: Home

By Gregory Mata–Owner, Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete
Winter can wreak havoc on our homes, particularly when it comes to the garage. Snow, ice and rock salt make their way onto garage floors, creating more problems than simply a wet, sloppy mess. Over the years, continued deposits of corrosive rock salt cause the concrete on your garage floor to flake and chip, resulting in an unsightly pitted surface.
But the damage here goes far beyond the cosmetic. Once the top layer of your concrete starts to come off, those splotchy valleys formed continue to trap and hold the icy, salty water, allowing it to be absorbed into the concrete. The pits become deeper and m ...

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Not your grandpa’s treatment

by on 02/20/2017 - 04:12 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
Recently a patient visited my office who told me she’d been afraid. Afraid that treatment for her hemorrhoids would be painful and require a lengthy recovery. She recalled a family member who, years ago, had undergone surgery for hemorrhoids—and that it was a horrible experience.
Traditionally, surgery meant cutting hemorrhoids out, stitches and recovery times lasting four to six weeks at home in miserable pain. Bowel movements felt like razor blades in the rectum. Surprisingly, many doctors still turn to surgery as a solution.
Because I’ve specialized in the treatment of hemorrhoids for most of ...

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Natural support for gout

by on 02/17/2017 - 02:46 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca-Owner, Vital Choice Healthstore
Summer is full of fun outdoor activities, cookouts and increased exercise. But if you are prone to painful gout attacks, summer can also mean an increased risk of an attack.
Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. Symptoms usually occur without warning and include intense joint pain, inflammation and redness lasting anywhere from days to weeks. It usually affects the big toe, but can occur in other parts of the body.
This painful condition is often diet related. The main culprit is an unhealthy build-up of uric acid that forms crystals in the joint tissue. Uric acid is a by-product of purine metabolism. ...

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The power of zero

by on 02/17/2017 - 11:17 am
Category: Smart Living

By Terry May, The May Group
Zero can be a powerful number, especially when it comes to creating wealth. In fact, zero is so powerful it can completely transform your retirement. Getting to a zero percent tax bracket when you retire means you’re paying the least amount of tax on your investments—and keeping more of your money.
At The May Group, we talk about three kinds of money: taxable, tax-deferred and tax-free.
When asked, everyone wants their money to be tax-free, but what they’re doing instead is investing in vehicles that are fully taxable. We know that taxes are going to go up. So while your money will never be worth more to you than i ...

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How will your family live without you?

by on 02/17/2017 - 12:02 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
Unless you’ve experienced personal loss, I know the chances of you taking the time to seriously think about life insurance are slim. And if you’re younger, you probably think the world is still your oyster—and that you’ve got plenty of time left to live.
But during a free review with me, I’m going to ask you about your hopes for the future, your family and your business if you have one. I’m going to expose your risks and ask you to focus on them right now, instead of when a crisis strikes. Asking a person to get in touch with his or her own mortality is difficult, but during our talk I&rsq ...

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Building wealth: What’s your safety net?

by on 02/17/2017 - 01:59 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Terry May, The May Group
When your kids jump on a trampoline surrounded by poles and netting, they’re protected from injury and a trip to the emergency room. Pulling the stopper on the bathroom sink before putting on jewelry prevents something you love from going down the drain. And locked doors at night deter would-be intruders from invading your personal space.
There are all kinds of safety nets in our lives designed to protect us from peril. At The May Group, we offer a safety net that protects people from the potential hazards of investing in the stock market.
For clients who invest in an employer-sponsored 401k plan, we tell them to contribute only up ...

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Bone broth's healing benefits

by on 02/17/2017 - 12:13 pm
Categories: Food, Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
Have you heard of the latest trend in healthy eating? It’s actually less of a new breakthrough and more of a return to ancient eating—bone broth.
Bone broth is basically a slow-cooked soup stock. That is, it’s typically simmered for a very long period of time (often in excess of 24 hours), with the purpose being not only to produce gelatin from collagen-rich joints but also to release minerals from bones. Studies are finding that due to its comprehensive nutritional profile, which includes important amino acids, minerals, collagen, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and more, bone broth can enhance and heal the di ...

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Put hemorrhoids behind you

by on 02/17/2017 - 11:23 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to treating hemorrhoids. So how bad do your hemorrhoids have to be before you seek relief? 
Many people are under the misconception that they need to be in full on “suffer mode” before coming into my office. Unless the pain, burning, itching, bleeding and inability to get clean is all consuming, they don’t think their condition justifies treatment.
I’d like to suggest a different approach.
The reason to treat your hemorrhoids before the symptoms occupy any real space in your mind is to avoid those symptoms altogether. Instead of ...

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Are varicose veins hereditary?

by on 02/17/2017 - 03:02 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care
If you have spider veins or varicose veins—including visibly bulging, twisted veins—there is a good chance that someone else in your family does, too. In about 95% of cases, these venous health issues are indeed hereditary. If a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle has or had varicose veins, it’s even more important for you to stay on top of your vein health.
If both of your parents suffered from varicose veins, chances are that your own veins are already compromised.
To maintain proper blood flow, veins must remain “elastic,” and just like an over-stretched elastic waistband, veins can ...

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Are you and your money sitting ducks?

by on 02/17/2017 - 11:45 am
Category: Smart Living

By Terry May, The May Group
It took 1,915 days for the stock market to recover from the crash of 2008. Now that stocks seem to have returned to their prior values, you’re likely starting to feel good again—but you’re forgetting one important detail. 
If you have money in the market, you aren’t any further ahead than you were in 2008. Your money has simply taken nearly a decade to be returned to you. You may be back to even, but you haven’t gained a thing. Couple that with a flat market over the previous 10 years (called the lost decade) and the next market adjustment may not just be a blip on the radar but a life-changing event.
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