September 20, 2012

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Comedian: Bobby Collins

We started our morning off with some laughs! Bobby Collins joined us in studio today to talk everything from politics to family life to the Kardashians!

You can see Bobby at Hilarities, this weekend, September 20-22!

www.pickwickandfrolic.com

 

 

Crock-Pot Mac and Cheese

We turned a classic American favorite into a simple crock-pot meal! We had New Day Cleveland Viewer and mom, Renee Hoffman, on the show to demonstrate her delicious recipe for homemade mac and cheese. Check out our video clip for how-to instructions!

Click here for the recipe!

 
 
 
 
 
Safety and Awareness
 
As the sun begins to set earlier, and the shopping season is underway, do you know how safe you are? Charles Crespo from Rose Guardian joined Kristi to talk about the warning signs of trouble.
 
Charles’ Advice:
 
  • Always be aware of your surroundings: observe the people around you.
  • Look for odd behaviors as people pass you or walk close.
  • Know what is too close: If someone is within 15 feet of you, it only takes a couple large steps and they can make contact.
  • NEVER take the stairs over an elevator: it’s easier to fight off an attacker if you aren’t concerned about stairs and it lessens your chances of hurting yourself while trying to escape. Also, it increases your chances of someone seeing you and calling for help.
  • Biking by yourself? Carry clip on pepper spray designed for bikes. If you are being attacked…put the bike between yourself and the attacker, push the bike out towards them, and spray the pepper spray in a “Z” motion from face to chest.

Your Health Today

Prostate Cancer is among the most common cancers for men in the country. With September being Prostate Awareness month, we decided to have Dr. Jay Ciezki from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, on the show.

5 Treatment Options:

1) Active surveillance AKA “watchful waiting”

Active surveillance, referred to as “watchful waiting” in the past, is a treatment strategy that involves close monitoring of cancers that are believed to represent a low risk to man’s well-being and longevity (either because the cancer is small and slow-growing or because the patient has limited life expectancy due to advanced age or other medical problems). Close monitoring involves periodic clinic visits and PSA testing and a repeat prostate biopsy every 2 to 3 years.

2) Prostatectomy

Complete removal of the prostate is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer. Today, most of the procedures are done in ways that attempt to spare the nerves controlling your bladder and erections.

3) Brachytherapy

In this form of radiation therapy, radioactive pellets – each the size of a grain of rice — are implanted into the prostate. The number of pellets implanted (up to 200) depends on the size and location of the cancer. This therapy may work best in small- to medium-sized cancers and may not be a good option for men with larger tumors, more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, or cancer that has spread just outside the prostate.

4) External Beam Radiation

This form of radiation therapy uses powerful x-rays to attack the cancer. Body scans and computer technology are used to pinpoint the exact location of the cancer to which the radiation beam is applied. Treatments take only about 15 minutes but are time-consuming because you will likely need to go to the hospital every day for about two months of treatments.

5) SBRT (which is newer and shorter radiation treatment)

SBRT is a new type of radiation that treats certain types of cancers with high doses of radiation to a precise target. By using special positioning and implanted markers in the body, radiation oncologists are able to deliver a much higher does of radiation to a cancer than traditional radiation therapy while sparing healthy tissue.  Because SBRT can deliver higher doses of radiation, patients need less treatments than with traditional radiation.  Think of it as a punch – this type of radiation is giving the cancer a “harder” punch rather than a repeatedly “softer” punch.

www.my.clevelandclinic.org

 

 

Moss at the Movies

David took us to the movies again – this time with a film that both parents and kids can enjoy together. David sat down with the voices behind the animated movie, “Hotel Transylvania.” Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg all lend their voices to the monsters in the film.

www.welcometohotelt.com

 

 

Canary Travel

We brought you more amazing vacation deals! Angie McClure was back with some exciting news!

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To book, call Canary Travel 216-252-1000

www.canarytravel.com

 

 

DIY Staining

An easy way to spruce up your furniture is by staining it…but it can be intimidating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Tim Baker from Home Depot showed Jimmy Malone a step-by-step process to make your wood look great.

First, sand the wood in the direction of the grain with 120-grit sandpaper, then 150-grit sandpaper, before finishing with 180- or 220-grit sandpaper. Remove all of the sanding dust with a tack cloth.

Second, liberally apply the wood stain using a clean, lint-free rag or high-quality bristle brush. Let the stain sit for five minutes before you wipe off excess stain in the direction of the grain.

Third, after you have waited one hour for the stain to set, apply polyurethane. Use thin, uniform coats and brush in the direction of the wood grain. Allow two hours to dry before you apply a second coat. We recommend three coats of polyurethane. Do not apply more than two coats of polyurethane in one day.

The Home Depot expert Tim Baker shares tips on how do-it-yourselfers of all levels can use wood stain to easily update items around their home. Watch Tim’s demo with the new Varathane Interior Wood Care line to learn just how easy wood staining can be. He will even save you an entire day in project time since this stain only takes one coat to achieve rich color. For more wood staining tips and project ideas, visit www.staining123.com and www.homedepot.com.