Prepare For Spring Cleaning

Winter is almost over—time to have a sigh of relief and enjoy not seeing your breath in the air. If you hope to spend the coming nice days outside instead of stuck indoors doing seasonal chores, start sprucing up your house early! As things thaw out, here are a few easy to-dos to knock off your list now…and avoid a spring cleaning meltdown later.

ON-TRACK WINDOWS Northeast Ohioans know better than to put in screens on the first warm spring day. But when reliably balmy temperatures finally arrive, enjoy the weather while maintaining your windows. To ensure easy up-and-down sliding action, clean out window tracks with a vacuum attachment and/or narrow wood strip to remove accumulated dust and dirt. Follow up by spraying the inside of each track with a non-oily silicone lubricant to maintain your efforts.

MINIMAL MUD April showers bring May flowers, but before that everyone just tracks in a lot of brown goop. If kids, pets, or whoever end up getting mud on clothes or furniture, these tips can help get rid of it: First, sometimes it helps to fight the urge to immediately scrub wet splotches—you can end up spreading the mess around instead. If mud is a thick layer, let it dry into dirt if you can. Then scrape it off with a flat knife until you get to the base of the stain. Give garments a soak in detergent mixed with water before proceeding with normal wash instructions; in the case of furniture, blot with a small amount of upholstery cleaner, then rinse, until the stain lifts.

FANS AND REGISTERS Clean up these two crucial summertime appliances before the hot months hit. Ceiling fan blades collect hard to-see layers of buildup…it becomes easier to notice when the fan is on high and stuff flies all over the room. Specialized pole dusters are available, but if you don’t have one of those, try sliding a pillowcase over each blade to contain the fallout. For deeper cleaning, moisten a cloth in vinegar solution and wipe to gently remove grime (just remember to dry blades afterwards). Another frequently unnoticed dusty spot – look up – exhaust fans in your bathroom or registers. Most can be easily removed to wash or use vacuum with attachments.

NO SPRING IN YOUR STEP YET?

PetalSweet Cleaning makes seasonal or everyday cleaning a breeze! Call 330-635-2294 today to schedule a free quote—we’ll help you give Old Man Winter the brushoff and keep your home fresh all year!

 

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The Medina County Women’s Journal E-Series Event

You are invited to join us on Thursday March 8, 2018 at Root Candles in Medina from 10:30am- 2pm for The Medina County Women’s Journal E-Series Luncheon Event.

Meet over ten local health conscious businesses at the 14th Annual Women’s Journal E-Series Luncheon where you will learn about the most common diseases and health concerns affecting you and your family.

Discuss innovative breakthroughs for your family’s needs in orthopedic care, addiction, options for labor and delivery to how to feel your best during menopause and how to keeping your family healthy while taking care of multiple generations.

  • Ask The Experts the questions you always wanted to know…
  • How to prioritize and balance work and taking care of family members of multiple generations?
  • What are all the options for staying healthy and feeling your best during menopause?
  • Are you or a family member suffering needless joint pain or a sport’s injury?
  • What vitamins and supplements are recommended to keep my family healthy?
  • Expecting a baby in 2018? What are my options for labor and delivery?
  • Considering higher education for you or your family?

Learn the answers from our panelists and SO MUCH MORE!

Meet the Ask the Expert Panelist:

Diulus
Dowell Fearon

MarleneHradek

Register by 3/2/18 – $20 ea. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE | Includes lunch from Corkscrew Saloon, Panel Presentation, Sample teas and dessert from Miss Molly’s Tea Room | PLUS Visit Health Conscious Vendors, Door Prizes & Discover Root Candles.

REGISTER & DETAILS AT WWW.WOMENS-JOURNAL.COM/ESERIES2018 or CALL 330-722-5788 and press option 1 or email medina@womens-journal.com

Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Leadership On Women’s Health Imperative

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) Bring Priority Focus to Accelerated Research and Screening Services for Women Impacted by Lung Cancer

Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 10.41.08 PMThe Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the reintroduction of the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act, which brings priority focus to a women’s health imperative. The legislation was introduced with bipartisan support in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death of women in both the U.S. and around the world. It takes the lives of more women than breast, ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers – combined.  An average of 193 women die each day from lung cancer, one every 7 minutes, and two-thirds of never smokers diagnosed with lung cancer are women.

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“There is no stronger signal of a commitment to improving the health of women and transforming their medical care than the legislative actions taken today by these bipartisan, Congressional leaders,” said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance. “Lung cancer is a women’s health imperative. It behaves differently in women than men, particularly those who have never smoked. This legislation will help unlock answers to research questions and bring a coordinated federal plan of action to promote access to life-saving preventive services, improve quality of life and increase survival for women and the entire lung cancer community.”

The legislation requires an interagency team, led by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, conduct a thorough study and report to Congress in 180 days on the status of and recommendations for:

  • Increased research on women and lung cancer;
  • Improved access to lung cancer preventive services; and,
  • National public awareness and education campaigns on lung cancer.
“Lung cancer disproportionately affects women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Despite the dramatic impact this has on the women of Florida and across the country, there is a lack of research into why there is this disparate, particularly amongst women non-smokers,” said Senator Rubio. “This bill is a positive step in the battle against lung cancer. It will encourage more research into why lung cancer disproportionately impacts women so we can develop better prevention and treatment tools and have a better understanding of the disease as a whole.”

“Lung cancer kills more women each year than any other cancer. This year, 70,500 women will lose their lives to this disease. While we know the key risk factors, many questions remain,” said Senator Feinstein. “For example, lung cancer has been found in far more women who don’t smoke than in men who don’t smoke, and we have no idea why. This bill will strengthen our efforts to reduce lung cancer and improve patient outcomes.”

“Countless individuals across the country have been devastated by lung cancer. This is a very personal issue for my family, responsible for the death of both of my wife Tina’s parents. This is a disease that knows no boundaries in who it affects thus we must double our efforts to raise awareness and reduce mortality,” Rep. LoBiondo said. “I remain committed to working with Reps. Nolan, Comstock, Bonamici and other colleagues and groups who want to help make real strides against lung cancer.”

“When it comes to supporting lung cancer research, we can and must do better. The study directed by our bill will begin to help us understand why there is a greater prevalence of lung cancer amongst women and, in particular, amongst women who have never smoked. Though the passage of this bipartisan, bicameral legislation would mark but one small step in the fight against lung cancer, it would make an enormous difference to those who are battling lung cancer and their loved ones. I am proud to join my Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Frank LoBiondo as an original cosponsor of this measure,” said Rep. Nolan.

“The Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act will provide critical resources in combating the largest cause of cancer death in women, lung cancer.  We all know someone who has been devastated by lung cancer. I lost a best friend this past year and I join as an original cosponsor on this important bipartisan legislation in honor of Kate O’Beirne, who we lost last April. This legislation will allow us to make greater progress in battling lung cancer and providing increased access to preventive services that can save lives,” Rep. Comstock said. 

“My mother is a lung cancer survivor, so I know we can and must do more to prevent this devastating disease and support women who are battling it,” Rep. Bonamici said. “I’m proud to join this important bipartisan effort that will improve lung cancer research and result in better outcomes for women.”

In March, LCA will collaborate with the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus to hold a briefing on women and lung cancer to educate members of Congress about the need for and impact of this legislation. For more details about this or other advocacy efforts, please contact policy@lungcanceralliance.org.

About Lung Cancer Alliance:
Lung Cancer Alliance serves and listens to those living with and at risk for lung cancer to reduce stigma, improve quality of life and increase survival. We empower our community by helping people navigate the paths of early detection, diagnosis and treatment. Insights allow us to improve care, amplify awareness, drive advocacy and lead research with the vision of tripling the number of survivors in the next decade. For more information, please visit www.lungcanceralliance.org. Follow Lung Cancer Alliance on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lungcanceralliance  and on Twitter @LCAorg using the hashtag #LCpolicy.

Source:Lung Cancer Alliance
Chris Davis 
cdavis@lungcanceralliance.org 202-742-1895

Pregnancy Pillow Relieves Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

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The husband and wife team Logan and Kathleen Zanki of North Carolina, Cozy Bump has become the best friend of expectant mothers everywhere as a maternity mattress that allows pregnant women to rest and relax on their belly. Not only providing comfort, the Cozy Bump relieves pressure in the lower back, while its patented design aids in spine decompression and helps eradicate the unwanted effects of “prone position,” which, before an approach like Cozy Bump, often stressed the lumbar vertebrae, uterine structure and posterior musculature – all resulting in low back pain.
“The assumption that so-called ‘prone position’ is not a safe sleeping position during pregnancy came from the fact that the public did not have access to a product like Cozy Bump until recently,” says Logan Zanki. “Our product is a carefully designed invention that allows pregnant women to assume the prone position without harming their fetus or their back. The problem with the prone position during pregnancy when not using a product like Cozy Bump would be due to: the effect of gravity on the weight of the growing abdomen stressing the lumbar, uterine and posterior regions.
“Efforts were required to design a specialized bed, such as our Cozy Bump, which would allow pregnant women to feel greater physical comfort without putting in danger the developing fetus.”
A unique structural opening in the Cozy Bump mattress fits the growing pregnant belly while a mom-to-be assumes the prone position, as a belly sling supports the abdominal structures to yield a safe and comfortable pregnancy. Keeping in mind the need for safety and comfort within such a position, the Cozy Bump was designed specifically for pregnant women, with such features as a swaddle placed over the aforementioned belly opening adding a myriad of benefits.
“Placing this swaddle over the opening and then placing the mother’s belly in it works just like a sling or hammock,” adds Kathleen Zanki. “The use of the belly sling prevents gravity from pulling on the belly and stressing the lumber vertebrae, uterine structures and posterior muscles – in other words, the arching posture of the body reduces lumbar and posterior stress.”
The Cozy Bump boasts such an arching posture through a raised part in the center and depressed elements at the ends, a position that does not impose lumbar or posterior muscle stress but which features a decline in the leg section and slight decline in the head section, with a large raised bump where the belly would normally go. The raised bump area in the middle combined with the decline in the head and legs causes the mom-to-be to arch over, releasing all tension so the posterior and lumbar muscles remain stress-free.
Further, a decline in the leg section yields sufficient spine decompression that can ease the pressure on the sciatic nerves, offering relief from pain. The convex shape of the Cozy Bump, meanwhile, reduces the intradiscal pressure and increase the diameter of the spinal canal foramineal area, resulting in a significant drop in pressure on the spinal nerves.
“The best thing about Cozy Bump is that it offers optimal fetal positioning,” concludes Logan. “Indeed, Cozy Bump is the best solution to the problem that pregnant women have been facing for years, brilliantly filling the market gap by allowing pregnant women to sleep in the prone position with adequate support to the growing abdomen – all in a manner that avoids pressure on the uterus, no disruption in the maternal and fetal blood flow and no discomfort to the expectant mom.”

Click on this link to read the full medical review on Cozy Bump and its benefits. CLICK HERE
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