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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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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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Who’s got your back?

by on 10/31/2016 - 02:56 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
There seems to be confusion among investors when it comes to selecting a professional financial advisor. I am a full-time fiduciary fee-only professional Certified Financial Planner practitioner (a CFP). That’s my full job description. It’s no wonder so many people are confused about selecting someone to help them plan for the future. Let me break down the components.
A full-time fiduciary is, by law, required to place the interest of the client ahead of everything else. He or she has a duty to make decisions that are best for the client while minimizing any conflicts of interest and disclosing those few conflicts that may ...

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Balancing blood sugar

by on 10/25/2016 - 02:10 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
Yep, it’s that time of year again. I’m not talking about fall or football. I’m talking about the three-month siege on your blood sugar that begins with Halloween’s treats, runs through Thanksgiving’s pumpkin pie and culminates with December’s seemingly infinite sugary temptations.
Now, you may think today’s column is only for diabetics. It’s not. The truth is there are many health experts that believe our overconsumption of sugar and the toll it takes on the body is a primary factor in developing heart disease, cancer, dementia and of course type 2 diabetes. Today, I want to give you ...

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Start now for healthy legs in spring

by on 10/25/2016 - 02:03 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care
Treating varicose veins is a process that takes longer than most people realize, in part, because of insurance regulations. Virtually all insurance companies have a six-week to three-month compression stocking requirement before treatment can be approved. And that approval process can take up to another month after the conclusion of the stocking requirement. That means treatment can be delayed by up to four months.
Plus, contrary to unrealistic demonstrations on popular health TV shows that show instant results, there is a healing process, which can take from a few days to several weeks. Each patient responds to treatment ...

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Six common investment mistakes to avoid

by on 10/17/2016 - 03:06 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
You work hard for your money and there are certainly more than enough challenges in saving for retirement, college education for your children and all the costs of modern living. You want to avoid making mistakes with your money and thereby increase your chances of success in achieving your financial goals.  
Here are six common mistakes to avoid:
1. Making emotional decisions. Investors get euphoric or too fearful over moves in the value of their investments, which causes them to make emotional decisions instead of rational decisions. Buying high and selling low are the results of this mistake.
2. Being impatien ...

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Celebrating the legend Johnny Cash

by on 10/17/2016 - 02:19 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
Johnny Cash was a musical legend who made an impact on rock and roll as well as country music, joining just a handful of artists who have been enshrined in both hallowed halls.
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum along with Case Western Reserve University will be honoring the man in black for their 21st Annual Music Masters Series, Monday, October 17 to Saturday, October 22, presented by Klipsch Audio.  
“Throughout his career, Cash transcended genre boundaries and embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel,” said Jason Hanley, vice president of education and visitor engagement for the museum. &ld ...

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How to prevent winter garage floor da...

by on 10/12/2016 - 03:35 pm
Category: Home

By Mike Padden–Owner, EncoreGarage
I know the last thing you want to think about right now is snow, ice, freezing temperatures and rock salt. But in a few short months, these wintertime warriors will be wreaking havoc on your garage floor. The time to stop them is right now—before they have a chance to do their worst. 
Some of you may already be living with the damage from previous ravaging winters, your garage floors bearing the scars of years of punishing abuse in the form of pitting, cracking and spalling. Others may have newer garage floors and wish to extend the beauty—and lifespan—of their floors before the damage can start. Regardles ...

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Hidden opportunities for college fina...

by on 10/11/2016 - 02:38 pm
Categories: Community, Smart Living

By Darden Blake,
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
For families and students, one of the most stressful components of heading off to college is answering the question, “How will we pay for it?”
At Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, we offer a host of seminars to help them come up with a solid answer.
In the gamut of financial aid, there are two categories: need-based and non-need-based.
Types of aid span Gift Aid, which is money that does not have to be paid back and is awarded on the basis of merit, skill or unique characteristic (scholarships and grants), and Self-Help Aid, which is money students and parents borrow to help pay college expenses that ...

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