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This week's Doc Talk shares some of the ways you can take better care of your heart through practical steps toward prevention.

As Greater Cincinnati’s Heart Hospital, it is our responsibility to take care of all the hearts of Cincinnati, even before they are sick. See, even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, it is also very preventable.

You likely won’t find two cardiologists more passionate about keeping you out of their office than Wojciech Mazur, MD, and Joel Forman, MD, of The Christ Hospital- Heart & Vascular Center.

Both have dedicated their careers to preventive medicine and truly believe that their patients are in control of their own destinies, and that changing the way one lives can have a huge impact on one’s health.

We sat down with both to talk about the most important advice they give their patients within these three health-forward categories: Diet, Physical Activity and Emotional Well Being.


Dr. Mazur says:

  1. It’s not the bad food that will kill you. It’s the LACK of good food that  will kill you. If you incorporate these good foods  everyday, you will live longer and happier:
  2. Fruits: 1 medium sized  fruit (baseball size), 1h cup  juice, or 1h cup of cooked or chopped fruit.
  3. Vegetables: 1 cup of raw vegetables, 1f2 cup of vegetable juice or 1h cup of cooked vegetables.
  4. Grains:1f2 cup of cooked rice,  pasta or cereal, 1 slice  of bread.
  5. Meat: 2 to 3 oz cooked lean meat or fish
  6. Did I mention nuts? Eat Nuts! One handful of any nuts a day can cut risk of stroke by 50%.
  7. The  three beverages I get asked about  the most are water, coffee and alcohol. Here’s some  strong stats on each.
  8. Water. Water is best. It keeps your tem­perature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, protects your spinal cord and oth­er sensitive tissue and gets rid of waste. IOM liberally recommends a total daily water intake of 15 cups for the average male and 11 cups  for the average female.
  9. Coffee: Rejoice! Women who drink 3 or more cups of coffee a day, decrease their risk of death from  heart disease by 22% and stroke by 30%.
  10. Alcohol. No comment. Too many breweries around here.

Dr. Forman says:

  1. Limit the amount of processed foods you eat.
  2. Make sure you mostly eat  things that come from the earth.
  3. If it didn’t come from the earth, make sure it had a mother that had either feathers or gills.


Dr. Mazur says:

  1. Stand up. A 2015 analysis concluded that prolonged sitting is associated with higher mortality rates from cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is regardless of activity level!
  2. Add resistance training to your routine. Adding resistance training to a low calorie diet led  to higher weight loss than cutting calories with aerobic exercise.
  3. Get moving! 30 minutes of exercise a day (including household chores) decreases all cause mortality by 39% and  prevents 60% of dementia.

Dr. Forman says:

  1. Always  strive to sit less.
  2. Tell yourself to “move more.”
  3. Do something for its own sake to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness for 30 minutes at least five times per week.

How to get started

Simple lifestyle changes can make a big im­ pact when it comes to heart health. But getting started doesn’t always feel  that simple. That’s why The Christ Hospital Health Network, Dr. Mazur and Dr. Forman have resources to share with you along  every step of the way.


Dr. Mazur says:

  1. Live with purpose. Higher purpose in life plays an important role in protecting against heart attacks and strokes. Each purpose in life unit increase was associated with a 27% reduction in risk of heart attack.
  2. Get a dog. Owning  a dog reduces the risk of death by 21%, and for  people with  coronary disease, 35%!
  3. Getting mad more than 5 times a day in­creases the risk of heart attack and stroke in a healthy individual by 158 times compared to 4 times for a heavy smoker over a 10 year period. Instead, use one of these relaxation techniques when you feel anger coming on: Tai Chi, meditation, yoga, transcendental meditation, contemplative prayer, and coloring books.

Dr. Forman says:

  1. Get plenty of sleep and exercise.
  2. Consider taking up meditation, yoga, or practicing mindfulness.
  3. Be with people you enjoy and do things that you love.

Don’t forget, throughout the month of February, we are part­nering with gyms and studios around the Tristate to provide free pop-up cardio fitness classes – so there’s something for everyone! Join us for one or all the classes:

Monday, Feb. 24,6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center -get your groove on at the Cardia Party-0**, an event that’s one-part workout and one part dance party, led by Curvy Cardia owner Morgan Owens, and everybody’s favorite celebrity deejay, DJ Etrayn!

Friday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.- noon

North College Hill Rec Center- join heart survivor and instruc­tor Nancy Wilkins  for a fun and upbeat line dancing class that willbe sure to get that heart rate going.

We also we encourage you to participate in this years Heart Mini Marathon Walk on Sunday,  March 22, 2020! For any pa­tients who would like to join The Christ Hospital team, please email for a patient discount code to use at registration.

About the doctors:

Wojciech Mazur, MD is a second-generation cardiolo­gist and has been in practice with The Christ Hospital Physicians- Heart & Vascular since 2002. He specializ­ es in cardiac imaging (echocardiography, nuclear car­ diology, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiac computed tomography) and clinical cardiology. He has published more than 170 research articles, books, abstracts and book chapters in the field of cardiology. Dr. Mazur sees his patients as people, not as a disease or a problem. He focuses on treating each patient well, and with dignity and respect, while learning their stories and under­ standing how each story ties into their health.

Joel Forman, MD, FACC, FASPC has been in prac­tice with The Christ Hospital Physicians – Heart & Vascular since 2005. He is originally from the Cleveland area. His practice interests include pre­ventive cardiology, echocardiography, and stress testing. He stresses the importance of a healthlifestyle in the prevention and treatment of car­diovascular disease. His personal interests include his family, fitness, athletics, music and comedy.

Resource: In 2018, Dr. Mazur and his Re­search Assistant, Stephanie Ambach, created Your Heart Manual, a short book featuring easy-to-understand and  actionable sugges­tions to modify your lifestyle, backed by more than 500 research articles from the past decade. You can  download a free copy online at www.YourHeartManual.Org.

Resource: Dr. Forman is the medical direc­tor of the Preventive Cardiology Program at The Christ Hospital. Through this  unique program, patients work with a team of car­ diology  specialists to make tailored lifestyle changes that will prevent heart disease or stop  its progression, while improving over­ all wellness. Each preventive cardiology care plan includes a nutritional strategy and focused exercise program-both customized for  your individual needs and goals. Our services also include stress testing and peripheral vascular disease rehabilitation.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call513-206-1320.

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Getting up on Monday morning is easily the worst part of every week, especially after a fun weekend. If you are having trouble staying alert and focused on Monday mornings due to a lack of sleep, then you need to make a few small changes to your normal routine on Sunday nights.

Eat the Right Foods

It may seem odd, but your diet plays a big role on the quality of your sleep. Eating the right foods on Sunday night will make falling asleep a lot easier. You will want to eat a light dinner that is focused around a lean protein like chicken, fish or turkey. It is also a good idea to eat a small portion of pasta or brown rice. These foods will naturally increase the serotonin levels in your body, which will help you sleep. It is best to eat this meal several hours before you are planning to go to bed.

Get Everything Prepared

There are a lot of things that need to get done in the morning before you leave for work. You have to pick out your clothes, make coffee, eat breakfast and get your lunch ready. This adds a lot of time to your morning routine, so it is best to get everything prepared and ready to go on Sunday night. You may not feel like doing much on Sunday night, but you will thank yourself on Monday morning when you get an extra hour of sleep. In addition to the extra time in bed, the quality of your sleep should also improve when you stop thinking about everything that needs to be done in the morning.

TV, Social Media and Exercise

It is real easy to sit on the couch all night to savor your final hours before the work week starts, but that is not going to help you feel any better in the morning. You need to turn off all electronic devices approximately two hours before you are planning on sleeping. Televisions, smartphones and computer screens all emit blue light that keeps you alert and prevents the body from releasing sleep hormones. This is why it is always hard to sleep after spending hours checking social media before turning off the bedroom light. If you want to improve your sleep even more, then you should use some of this time to take a short walk around the block or perform another light exercise.

Find Ways to Relax

The weekend is your only time to truly relax. Luckily, you do not have to sacrifice your relaxing time in order to have a productive Monday morning. Relaxing the right way will actually make it a lot easier to fall asleep. Shut off your mind with a long hot bath just before bedtime. Adding essential oils to the water and playing soothing music will make the entire experience even more relaxing. Once you get out of the water, it is time to sip on a cup of chamomile tea. Adding a few drops of your favorite cbd tincture to the tea will ensure you fall asleep as soon as your body hits the bed.

Suffering to stay awake does not have to be a part of your Monday morning routine. Making a few simple lifestyle changes on Sunday night is all you need to do to start the work week energized and refreshed.

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Have you ever considered how your dress length affects the appearance and functionality of the dress? If not, you definitely should. For example, midi dresses cover approximately three quarters of your legs, with the hemline somewhere between your knees and feet. Midi dresses are the ultimate dresses, according to many dress enthusiasts. That is because they are often simple, stylish, and suitable for everyday wear. Yet, they can also work in more professional or formal situations. Here are some midi dress style options to help you take full advantage of them.

Make the Color of Your Midi Dress Work for You

Midi dress colors and patterns vary. Some are certainly more flattering than others. Whether a midi dress pattern or color looks good on you is sometimes dependent on your body type and frame. For example, most patterned midi dresses have the effect of making your frame look shorter than it is. Therefore, solid colors may be more flattering, if you are already petite. If you have a tall, slender build, patterns may look great on you, but avoid patterns that are dizzying or have large design features. The simplest and smallest patterns often look the best. 

Midi Dress Length Considerations

Another midi dress style option is to choose a midi dress length that flatters your figure best. A standard midi dress length covers half of your lower leg, leaving the ankles and some of the lower leg exposed. However, that length is not always ideal for your figure. By purchasing a 

stylish midi dress that covers slightly more or less of your leg, you keep the hemline from landing at the widest area. That can help you avoid having your legs look disproportionate to your body. 

Consider the Shape When Shopping for a Midi Dress

The shape of your midi dress is as important as the length. For example, a midi dress with a slit up the side is sure to catch someone’s eye on a date. The same is true of a tight dress with a pencil skirt. On the other hand, an A-Line dress that widens out at the bottom is less form-hugging, but more comfortable. It can also be elegant and stylish. Often, the occasion influences the shape you choose, but your body type also plays a role. 

Think Long-Term When Choosing a Midi Dress

One of the biggest mistakes you can make regarding midi dress style options is buying a dress on a whim and wearing it only once. It is important to think long-term when choosing a midi dress. You want to select one you are comfortable wearing. It also needs to be a dress that is likely to be appropriate for the types of events you most often participate in.

If you are the type of person who wants an everyday, easy wash and wear dress, choose a cotton or cotton-polyester blend midi dress for casual comfort. If you want a dress better for enjoying local nightlife, opt for a more formal material. Also, choose light fabrics for summer to stay comfortable. Choose heavier fabrics for winter wear or midi dresses that can easily be matched with coats or sweaters.

Change Your Midi Dress with Fun Accessories

No matter what midi dress style option you choose, never forget the value of accessories. There are dozens of ways to accessorize a midi dress. Shoes, purses and belts are easily changeable to create unique outfits. Makeup, hairstyle changes and scarf additions are also easy ways to breathe new life into a dress you have worn several times previously and make it look unique.

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Now that we’re coming to the end of the year, it’s nice to look back on all that we’ve achieved. Perhaps you’re the kind of superwoman who sets herself a whole bookful of resolutions and ticks them off throughout the year. (In which case why are you reading?! You’ve got this down already!) If you’re not that kind of woman however, then perhaps it’s time to take some tips on board.

Deciding on a type of exercise that works for you is key to realising your fitness goals

Achieve Your Fitness Goals with a Team Sport

A great way to reach your fitness goals this new year is to sign up for a team sport. Ohio has a pretty great track record with basketball and, although you’re unlikely to be taking part in the battle between the Clippers and the Lakers this time around, having a team around you and the electric atmosphere of the basketball court is a great way to spur you on and keep you motivated.

If basketball isn’t rocking your boat, then maybe you need to make your team a bit smaller? Playing doubles tennis or badminton only requires two of you (and of course another team to play with!). It could be a really nice way to spend a bit more quality time with your partner, or it could be a really effective way of getting you and your bestie out of the bar and into your workout gear. Whichever one you opt for, tennis and badminton are both great cardio based workouts.

Making time for the simple things like reading a book can be a great place to start your list of resolutions

Be Realistic With Your Expectations

One of the most important things to remember when making your resolutions is to be realistic with your expectations. Some people just aren’t designed for marathon running, especially if they haven’t left the couch in the last couple of years. Find things that you already enjoy in life, or have some aptitude for and focus on those. If you love nothing more than kicking back with a book, but can’t recall the last time you made it through a whole one, then make it a goal to read 6 books next year. If you achieve it, make it 12 books the next year. Increasing incrementally in this way means you’re far more likely to stick to your goals and eventually achieve what you set out to.

Try to Make Time for ‘Me-Time’

In this busy busy busy modern world, it’s so important to make time for ourselves. It can be very easy to fall into the trap of making all of our New Year’s Resolutions about everyone else. Perhaps it’s to take on more tasks at work or see more of the in-laws, but rarely do we stop to consider ourselves. A really worthwhile resolution this year could be to invest some time into our mental health. Just ten minutes a day spent practicing meditation could make a whole world of difference to our energy levels and concentration. Similarly factoring a little yoga into our exercise routine is a great way to leave yourself feeling relaxed and grounded (not to mention a great workout in itself!). 


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Every year we go through a similar routine. We get to December after 12 months of hard work and decide that we’re going to go all-out over the holidays, celebrating the good times while we can. Then, as the first week of January hits, the realization dawns that we’ve put on ten pounds in weight. Only the most drastic of New Year’s resolutions will save us!

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions, however, is trickier than you might think. Yes, people want to lose weight and tone up, but they often need help doing it. 

What are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions?

The top five near years resolutions are: 

  1. To eat healthier or go on a diet
  2. To exercise more
  3. To lose weight
  4. To save money and spend less
  5. To learn a new skill or hobby

How do you set goals for New Year’s resolutions? 

Setting goals for your New Year’s resolutions is easy. Just follow these easy steps: 

  • Write down your goals and then check back with them periodically to make sure that you still want to follow them
  • Set goals for different areas of your life, whether financial, health or quality-of-life related
  • Create goals that you can measure, such as losing a certain amount of weight before a particular date
  • Include your partner or significant other in your goal setting decisions

Why are New Year’s resolutions important? 

New Year’s resolutions are important because they help clarify your priorities. They help you focus on the things that you most want from life. 

What gifts can help people keep their resolutions?

Are you wondering which gifts can help people keep their New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re in luck. Take a look at these personalized gifts for him and gifts for her. 

A Wall Grid

A wall grid is a little bit like a personalised planner but for everyone to see. It’s essentially a frame that you put on the wall that allows you to hang post-it notes reminding you what you need to do next. It’s like a calendar, but a bit more flexible. 

A Gym Bag

Is there a person in your life who wants to improve his or her fitness in the new year? If so, a gym bag might be just the thing that they need to give them that extra push to go out and train.

Gym bags have come a long way in recent years. They’re no longer giant duffel bags with vulgar branding scrawled all over them. Instead, they are elegant, stylish, and help the recipient look their best whenever they rock up to the gym. 

A Personalised Planner

Anyone who wants to make a significant lifestyle change needs a personalized planner – a vital piece of kit for writing down what they plan to achieve their resolutions for the new year.

A Personalized, Framed To-Do List

People who have great routines tend to have great lives. While exercising, eating well, and working hard are all difficult in the short term, they pay off massively over the decades. A person who does everything right from age twenty-five to age fifty-five can look forward to a relaxing retirement, freedom, and a much-reduced risk of adverse health problems.

Sometimes, though, people need a bit of a nudge in the right direction to help them make the right choices. That’s what’s so wonderful about personalized daily to-do lists. You can personalize a shortlist of perhaps ten things that the recipient should do every day to make their lives better. It could be something like, wake up, drink a cup of green tea, have a green smoothie, go for a 20-minute walk, and so on. Thus, it could be the perfect way to remind them how to live, day after day, if they traditionally struggle to stick with their New Year’s resolution. 

Healthy Chocolate Alternatives

A lot of people resolve to give up eating chocolate for New Year’s. Chocolate not only contains loads of sugar, but it’s packed full of fat from the cocoa bean, too, making it an ideal food for gaining weight. 

Modern health-orientated companies, however, now make a variety of chocolate substitute products made from whole foods that don’t cause weight gain but still taste great. 

Going cold turkey on chocolate is hard. Chocolate contains dozens of feel-good compounds that send genuine chocolate-lovers wild. Most of these compounds, however, are in the defatted cocoa powder, not in the other elements. Cocoa is a health food. Hence, you can now buy a range of chocolate products that do not contain any of the refined ingredients you would typically find in regular chocolate. Instead, the sweetness comes from dates (a whole fruit) and the fat from nuts (like cashews blended into a paste). 

A “More Self Love” Badge

Sometimes people need a gentle reminder to be kinder to themselves. A “More Self Love” badge is the perfect present for anyone who is trying to look after themselves better in the new year. 

A Matcha Brewing Kit

Matcha is ground up green tea leaves. It’s become a popular choice of beverage over recent years because of the extraordinary health benefits of daily green tea consumption. Green tea contains potent compounds that help to improve health at the fundamental level, switching your cells into maintenance mode, making it a vital part of any weight loss plan. 

Making matcha tea, however, isn’t always straightforward. It requires a little know-how. Fortunately, with a Matcha Brewing Kit from companies like Matchelogist, it’s easy. The kit comes with a double-walled glass teapot, a hand whisk made of bamboo, and a bamboo measuring spoon. There are also instructions showing you how to drink this tea like a true Buddhist monk. Just leave it to brew, and you’re all set. 

A Tea Subscription

You can get a subscription for practically anything these days, including, it seems, for tea. A tea subscription is an excellent gift for her because it completely takes care of the drinks side of the diet equation. With an endless supply of healthy teas, she won’t be so tempted to reach for the double cream macchiato. 

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Many beginning entrepreneurs and future people in business believe that they do not need education, because a large number of well-known billionaires dropped out, and despite this, became incredibly successful. They prefer to use services like WriteMyEssayOnline which promise to write an essay for you and save the time. Let’s have a look at who these people are and how it happened that they have no degree.

I know one guy…

Yes, we all heard about them too. Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple and the former CEO of the company, dropped out of university, which did not prevent him from creating one of the largest and most successful corporations in the world. Mark Zuckerberg studied at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, but left it to develop his project, which is now the largest social network in the world. Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group corporation and the owner of a vast number of companies of various profiles, also does not have a higher education. Even Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and the richest man in the world for 13 years, quit Harvard to develop his idea.

But all these people are geniuses who from very early childhood had many ideas and worked on their implementation, studying entrepreneurial business through hard work and a large number of failures, which gave them valuable experience and became the reason for success. Besides, I am sure that you can recall just a few other names of famous business people who have the same achievements and do not have a degree because the above people are exceptions to the rules. If you are over 20 years old, you have not yet implemented a single project, you do not even have a garage that you converted into a workspace, and you are reading this article, then most likely you are not one of these people.

And I know even more of them!

At the same time, I can give examples of a vast number of people who are successful businessmen with a degree. Elon Musk, your personal favorite, the founder of PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, and the future conqueror of Mars, has a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P., the former mayor of New York, and the 13th richest man in the world, has an MBA at Harvard Business School. Jeff Bezos, founder, and owner of Amazon, and also the richest man in the world graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. This list can be much longer, and since I do not want to waste your time, you can recall any well-known entrepreneur, open their Wikipedia page, and you will most likely find out that this person has a degree.

Diploma or knowledge

Moreover, the huge advantage of higher education is not the diploma you get after graduation, but the structuring of knowledge, which is very important in any business. Any field of activity has an almost unlimited amount of knowledge that you can absorb, but you cannot be sure what information is vital and in what order should it be studied. Developers of educational programs base them on their experience and the characteristics of students’ perception of information, so they know exactly what information and in what order is needed for you to learn the materials most effectively.

In general, higher education is not a necessity to become an effective manager and create a business that will make you a billionaire. But I can assure you that without self-education, your business will not be able to survive even one year, because if you do not develop, then your business will struggle as well. People like Elon Musk work on themselves every day and strive to become better; they continuously absorb new information, even which is indirectly related to their business, but it allows them to expand their worldview, which is essential to see the wide picture. If you do not develop your thinking, you will not be able to come up with a project that will benefit people, so it will not interest them, and your business will be a failure.

Every day you should become better than you were the day before, because if you do not develop, then how can you grow a business? I can say without exaggeration that your business is your reflection, so work on yourself, as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did before, in the process, and after creating their businesses. If you want to increase your chances in business significantly – start getting higher education right now. Colleges develop the curriculum in such a way that students absorb the studied information as efficiently as possible, which is very important for structuring knowledge in your mind. Consider higher education as your first investment, which now may not seem to you the most rational, but in the future will save you a massive amount of time, effort, and finance.

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Around half a million new businesses are started every month in the United States, though many go on to fail. Fortunately, Cincinnati has a dynamic and thriving female startup scene that you can easily access. In order to do this, you need to make sure you are prepared to be a business owner. Ohio has a unique market, and it needs to be studied carefully. By getting your finances in order first, you can then make sure that your business idea fulfills the needs of local customers. From here, you can start setting out the plans that will maximize your chances of making it in a competitive market. You’ve taken the leap into self-employment; now get the set-up right. 

Make Sure Your Finances are in Order

Debt can profoundly affect women since females are more likely to attend college than men and therefore tend to take out more student loans. If you are worried about paying off student loans, you should first prioritize your repayments and make sure you enter self-employment with sound finances. Use your business dreams as motivation to pay off any outstanding loans if you have the means. This way, any early profits can be put back into the business so that you can expand in the future. 

Research the Ohio Market

If you already have debt, it is important that you understand the consequences. Ohio has its on unique rules regarding the statute of limitations (SOL) on debts, so you may find that you are still able to acquire the funding required for your business startup. You can find each state’s SOL listed here and then go onto research your local target market. Once you are sure that Ohio is the best state to set up your business, then you can go ahead and take the plunge. 

Make a Plan with Clear, Achievable Targets

Planning is the key to success. When setting target, think SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. SMART goals are the best way to get your business up and running straightaway. Write out a detailed business plan so that you have clearly defined targets to work toward. When businesses fail, the most common reason is a lack of a workable strategy, so pour your energy into making a plan and sticking to it in the early days. Once you have built up a profitable company, you will be able to be more flexible and take more creative risks.

Women are increasingly creating incredible brands and building successful businesses in Cincinnati. Once you have decided you want in on the action, make sure that you set up your business to give you the best chance of success. Build a strong credit score, research the market, and set realistic goals to make your business dream a reality.

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New cosmetic procedures are emerging on a daily basis, and one of the newest treatments (which is already making noise in professional circles as well as amongst celebrities) is AquaGold therapy. Dr.Numb, the leading anesthetic cream brand, is getting up close and personal with this new trendy procedure.

In short, AquaGold Therapy is the new, revamped, and upgraded microneedling. It uses the same principle, with one significant difference: the AquaGold needles hollow and filled with a cocktail of revitalizing substances, to be precise Botox, Hyaluronic Acid and patient’s PRP. During the procedure, the dermatologist makes thousands of microscopic punctures in patient’s skin, which itself generates collagen, and the additional ingredients are being delivered directly into the skin through hollow needles.

This sounds like dream for a skin, honestly. 

Just like with any microneedling procedure, it is important to prevent any painful sensation for the patient. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to apply a numbing cream before the procedure.  Dr.Numb Topical 5% lidocaine cream is a perfect choice for numbing during any cosmetological treatments. Due to its unique formula, it takes only 15-20 minutes to fully numb the face, with strong effect lasting for about 3 hours – just enough to finish the treatment. This product also contains Vitamin E and a moisturizer for a maximum comfort of the skin.

Any microneedling procedure involves skin-pricking, which is why the highest level of hygiene must be preserved at all times. In case drops of blood appear, it is recommended to use Dr.Numb Topical Anesthetic Disinfectant Foam Soap with 4% lidocaine, which effectively cleans the skin and renews the numbing effect as well. The formula amplifies the use of benzethonium chloride, a powerful antiseptic and anti-infective agent synergized by aloe vera leaf juice, well known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, intensified by leuconostoc-radish root ferment filtrate, an ingredient capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment.

The end results of AquaGold treatment may be seen around a week after the procedure. In the meantime, remember that the skin is very sensitive after any cosmetology treatments, so the patients have to be very gentle to it all days following their visit to aesthetician.

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With record low temperatures, a local lady launches her annual Clothes Drive across Cincinnati and needs more help than ever. Read on for more.


Cincinnati’s brutally cold winter weather makes it tough just to walk out the door, let alone live in these conditions. That’s what inspired Liz Wu to launch the #Kindflash City-Wide Clothes Drive four years ago.

According to Wu, the annual #Kindflash Citywide Clothes Drive demonstrates kindness and how people can get involved and make a difference. It’s a weekend long event and this year, from Jan. 19-21, where as many donors and volunteers as possible distribute warm clothing such as hats, gloves, scarves, and socks across the city.

“I thought it would be the least I could do to gather a few friends and put out some warm clothing items,” Wu says. “I created a Facebook event and invited a dozen or so people to join in.”

Quickly, Wu’s small gesture turned into something grand. In fact, in the first year, Wu says, there were 20 drop-off sites organized around the area, within 35 Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods.

Each year, the #Kindflash Clothes Drive has grown and Wu is preparing to reach 60 neighborhoods, with 40 items each, totaling around 2,400 items distributed. Wu and her team are expecting at least 100 volunteers who will help throughout the weekend.

“A big part of this project is in bringing visibility to the plight of vulnerable populations, especially during the winter,” Wu says. “Connecting the items with people who need them is an important part of the project, but raising awareness of these issues, and also demonstrating how simple it can be to take direct action (however small) is also our intention.”

Wu says there are two ways to get involved in the #KindFlash Clothes Drive: volunteering your materials or with your time.

For item donations, Wu says they’re looking for anything warm, and they’re accepting items until Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information visit #Kindflash City-wide Clothes Drive on Facebook.

If interested in donating your time, sign up as a volunteer to distribute the items. #Kindflash is looking for volunteers Jan 19-21 to help bag items and pass them out. If interested, click here.


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The line between technology and the media is becoming more blurred all the time. From ten or twenty years ago when the media was restricted to the television and the newspapers, it has now become part of our daily lives. You can’t use Twitter or Facebook without a company trying to sell you something or tell you about an important news story. With all of this increased exposure, also comes a growing need for you to be aware of your data and where it’s going. 

Be Aware of New Trends

The best way to stay aware of new trends in technology and the digital world is to read one of the many popular websites that cover and review new technology. The more mainstream sites will give you a consumer’s eye view of new products such as cell phones and laptops. These sites are great if you want to know what new gadget you should be looking for, or if you want to know which phone upgrade to accept. They can also sometimes draw attention to new security features that can make your phone or laptop more secure. 

Take Note of New Scams

When it comes to the internet and social media, there are always sites or advertising that look official or legitimate but are there to scam innocent people. Many of these scams work hard to look like something else to give them credibility, though you will soon find accounts of people becoming affected by them. If you see an ad or a webpage that is asking for your personal information, you need to ensure that it is a legitimate site. Any site asking for personal details should use an encrypted way to store your data. If you have any doubts about it, then try searching the internet for that company. You may find accounts of others that have been the victim of their scam. 

Monitor for Viruses

There has been a lot of news and advice on the internet about protecting your data by securing your phone and computer from viruses. New viruses are developed all the time, and they are finding their way into almost all technology. It is important that you are aware of where viruses can potentially come from and have adequate protection from them. The most common way to get a virus at home is through your emails; if you find an email that you don’t recognize, it is best not to open it or any attachment that is sent with it. 

Recovering Your Lost Data

In some cases, your computer can be affected by a virus without you knowing where it originated. If you do find that you have lost data as a result of a virus, then there are ways that you can recover the data with companies like Secure Data Recovery Services. It is important to remove the virus beforehand from your computer using your anti-virus software, or your data will still be at risk. 

By staying in touch with trends on the internet and technology, you can try to protect yourself from any adverse effects.