March 6, 2012

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Sur La Table

David took us to one of his favorite stores and learned a great ice cream recipe.

www.surlatable.com

 

Canary Travel

Angie McClure joined us to talk about some great travel deals for Las Vegas.

www.canarytravel.com

 

Memphis: The Musical

We sat down with one of the stars and a producer of the hit Broadway show. Memphis: The Musical is now playing at Playhouse Square.

www.playhousesquare.org

 

There’s an App for that!

Tech expert, Michael Fisher, showed us some must-have apps for your tablet or mobile phone. Here’s a list:

 

Giant Eagle App – Blackberry, iOS, Android

– Normal things like Store Locator, allows you to see fuel points, etc.

– Biggest thing I love about this one is you can load coupons onto it right from the app, and when you scan your Giant Eagle card, it automatically applies the discounts.

 

Spotify – All major OS’s (Symbian, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry)

– $10/month

– Unlimited music streaming and downloading.

– Most people are familiar with Pandora, and this is the next step from Pandora.  Allows you to pick exactly what song you want, and has a huge selection.  Definitely my favorite streaming music application

 

Skype – (Video Chat on iOS and Android)

– Majorly popular internet calling, now on your cell phone!

– Call internationally for free Skype-To-Skype

– Cross platform compatible – You have an iPhone, your friend has an Android?  Can still Video Chat!

– There’s lots of video calling apps available, but I still think Skype is the most versatile

 

Gasbuddy – Blackberry/iOS/Android/Windows Phone

– Allows users to report the lowest gas prices in an area

– It is “crowd sourced,” so instead of relying on possibly outdated information, gets you much closer to real time info about the cheapest Gas around

 

Netflix – iOS/Android/Windows Phone

– My absolute favorite application on my iPad, hands down.

– Watch movies/TV anywhere, any time

– $8/month gets you unlimited streaming

– In my eyes, streaming video is really what makes these devices come alive

 

CloudOn – iPad only

– Brings Microsoft Office to you, totally mobile!

– No more clumsy workarounds, no more file conversion

– Everything is stored on the internet, so you can edit a document on your computer and immediately have it ready on the go

 

Dropbox – iPhone/Android/Blackberry

– Cloud storage is really the future

– 2GB FREE

– Basically like a USB Flash Drive stored on the internet.  Makes it great to take pictures and easily share them

– Can send links to important stuff right from the app.

 

Frank and Pauly’s

We got a look at the new version of an old favorite Cleveland restaurant, now located in Mentor!

www.frankandpaulys.com

 

Headaches

Dr. Michael Saridakas, from Parma Community Hospital, gave us some really important information about headaches.

www.parmahostpital.org

 

When Should You See a Doctor?

Call your doctor if the quality or type of headache symptoms change, or if you feel that you are having migraines, which may need prescription-strength treatment. Other reasons to contact your doctor include:

  • ·                     Any changes in the type of headache you usually get.
  • ·                     Headaches that don’t go away or that get worse as each day passes.
  • ·                     Headaches that occur with physical activity (including sex).
  • ·                     Headaches that happen after injury or illness.
  • ·                     Headache accompanied by a fever, stiff neck, signs of a stroke (such as difficulty speaking, numbness, weakness), seizures, or changes in your vision.
  • ·                     Worsening of your headache if you have to strain, as when having a bowel movement, sneezing, or coughing.
  • ·                     New headaches if you’re over 50.

 
 

What Is a Headache?

It sounds like an obvious question, but different types of headaches affect people in a variety of ways, and they generally have different headache symptoms.

  • ·                     Tension-type headaches affect almost everyone at some point. Those that happen occasionally are just that: occasional headaches. Some people, however, have tension-type headaches just about every day, and these are considered to be chronic. Headache symptoms for tension-type headaches usually include pressure or muscle tension on both sides of the head or back of the neck; the pain is usually constant, not sharp or throbbing. Many people describe them as like having a band squeezed around their head.
  • ·                     Hormone headaches are menstrual headaches that may start before your period is due or while you’re menstruating. Migraines are often associated with menstruation, and symptoms include sharp, throbbing pain on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, and even touch.
  • ·                     Cluster headaches affect men more often than women. They are extremely intense, very severe headaches that last between 30 and 45 minutes; you can have several in one day. They usually come on with no warning, catching people by surprise. The pain is piercing and usually located on one side of the head, often around the eye. People also report teary eyes on the affected side and sinus congestion. The headaches will recur over a period of time, almost always on the same side, and are followed by a headache-free period of varying length.
  • ·                     Migraines are often put in a class by themselves because of the intensity of the pain and the overall effect they have on the body. For some people, migraine symptoms include auras, which are symptoms that occur before the pain hits. The auras can be visual (seeing lines or spots) or they can cause motor or verbal disturbances. “It’s estimated that 50 million people in the United States have migraine,” says Dr. Herzog. However, most do not have migraine with aura.

When Should You See a Doctor?

Call your doctor if the quality or type of headache symptoms change, or if you feel that you are having migraines, which may need prescription-strength treatment. Other reasons to contact your doctor include:

  • ·                     Any changes in the type of headache you usually get.
  • ·                     Headaches that don’t go away or that get worse as each day passes.
  • ·                     Headaches that occur with physical activity (including sex).
  • ·                     Headaches that happen after injury or illness.
  • ·                     Headache accompanied by a fever, stiff neck, signs of a stroke (such as difficulty speaking, numbness, weakness), seizures, or changes in your vision.
  • ·                     Worsening of your headache if you have to strain, as when having a bowel movement, sneezing, or coughing.
  • ·                     New headaches if you’re over 50.