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What does rock salt do to my concrete...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/17/2017 - 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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Hemorrhoids served up cold

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/17/2017 - 02:43 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
 
Hemorrhoids on ice?
 
In an effort to find relief, icing a hemorrhoid is just one of the home remedies people try before scheduling an appointment with me. While it may seem harmless, ice applied to a hemorrhoid can cause the sphincter muscle to spasm, which creates additional pressure that can make the problem worse. It might also prolong your symptoms. 
 
Creams can temporarily relieve itching, but they don’t do much more than that. Some creams contain hydrocortisone, which, when used for extended periods of time, can cause side effects like thinning skin and even more itching. Creams can also incr ...

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Stockings aren’t just for Santa

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/17/2017 - 03:53 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Center
 
Everyone knows how stressful the holidays can be, but there is another health concern this time of year: your legs. For people with varicose veins or other venous health issues, the season can bring with it leg pain, fatigue, blood clots and other symptoms that result from holiday activities like shopping, long-distance travel, dehydration, or simply brushing your legs against heavy shopping bags or visiting grandchildren.
 
In fact, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is one reason why we see so many patients coming to our practice in early January suffering with pain and life-threatening blood clots.
 
One of th ...

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Crazy about coconut oil

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/16/2017 - 02:25 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Health Store
 
Coconut oil may be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Numerous studies have begun to reveal how coconut oil can help with Alzheimer’s disease, immune function, ulcers, weight loss and more. The secret to coconut oil’s benefits are the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs)—caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid—it provides.
 
Unlike most other fats, MCFAs are metabolized like a carbohydrate instead of being stored as fat. When you take coconut oil, the MCFAs are sent directly to the liver and converted into energy. The body gets an energy and metabolism boost, while some powerful beneficial compou ...

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Navigating Medicare

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/16/2017 - 10:51 am
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
 
It’s important for you to know that I never charge for the guidance I provide. It’s a huge service and a lot of people think they have to pay for the advice. Whether I’m able to help you or not, you, a Medicare review will cost you nothing.
 
I know there can be a lot of confusion about Medicare. By tapping into my wealth of knowledge you’ll have a better understanding of which plan will be able to meet your needs. I stay up-to-date on all Medicare changes and can match you and your circumstances to the right plan.
 
People are naturally nervous about change. Like it or not, Medicare changes ever ...

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Maximum coverage during ACA enrollmen...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/16/2017 - 03:51 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
 
The election of our nation’s newest president hasn’t changed a thing when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. All requirements pertaining to the ACA are still set in stone.
 
Nobody knows what the future will bring but for now the law is still the law, which means that most people who are self-employed or don’t have employer-paid health insurance are required to obtain insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment is happening now until January 31. 
 
Several insurance carriers have exited the ACA market while others have made significant changes to their plans. If you’re not sure where yo ...

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Helen Welch has us spellbound

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/19/2016 - 03:55 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
With a diverse range of musical compositions mixed with a sly wit, Helen Welch entertains area audiences from small intimate stages to large venues like Cain Park. She is one of those classic variety entertainers who can hold an audience in the palm of her hand, backed by a trio or a full-blown symphony orchestra.   
 
Welch has just released a new studio album titled Spellbound, which shows her diversity and covers several eras and genres, putting her signature vocals on a few new styles on classic covers. Backed by Joe Leaman (piano), Joe Parker (guitar), Anthony Taddeo (drums), and Hey Mavis bass player Bryan Thomas, the 10 tracks we ...

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It’s only a matter of time until the ...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/19/2016 - 03:05 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
 
Now that the stock market has hit an all-time high—crossing over 19,000 for the very first time—what should you be doing with your retirement savings?
 
Should you be getting into the stock market or getting out? How do you turn your retirement savings into a lifetime income stream that keeps pace with the rising cost of living without running out of money?
 
The first thing to remember about the stock market is that no one knows what will happen over short time periods—say, less than five years. Human emotions of greed and fear driven by geopolitical events, natural disasters, good and bad economic and business ...

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The case for a different Rock Hall li...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/14/2016 - 11:03 am
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
After the latest list of nominees for the Rock HOF came out, I made up my own lineup card of artists who become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record.  
 
Not sure if there is another woman who can rock it out like Lucinda Williams. Since her self-titled debut in 1988, she has melded poetry about love and pain with an electric guitar fusing rock, blues and country. Another eligible songwriter hard to categorize is Steve Earle, who released his breakthrough album Guitar Town in 1986. Combining storytelling with rock, country and bluegrass, this rebellious Texan has quietly put together an amazing songbook of ...

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Looking for retirement answers?

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/13/2016 - 03:45 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
 
We are retirement income and IRA distribution experts. We’ve been providing answers to retirees and pre-retirees for over 30 years.
 
As America’s baby boom generation continues to age, the number of questions seems to grow. Over two-and-a-half million people will turn age 70 this year. That means they will need to begin taking required minimum distributions from retirement accounts and pay some tax on assets that have been tax-deferred for many years. Many folks have questions about the amount of distribution that needs to be withdrawn, the amount of tax to be paid, the timing of the distribution and the mechanics of taking ...

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