October 10, 2013

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Kyle Kinane joined Natalie in studio this morning! You can catch Kyle at Hilarities tonight through Sunday, October 13th!



Mexico: Wine Tasting

The celebrations of Mexico Week continue! On our recent trip to Rivera Maya, not only did we engage in cooking classes, cigar rolling, and a bartending competition – but we got a lesson in wine tasting!

Stay tuned for the hour-long trip to Mexico on Friday! One hour, three amazing resorts! We take you inside some of the newest hotspots – think Las Vegas meets Miami. Don’t miss it!



David discovered another hidden gem in Mayfield Heights! It’s home to mouthwatering Italian Cuisine – we took you inside Piccolo! Piccolo is open daily for lunch and dinner.



Your Health Today

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have some good news! There is a new treatment that will allow some women to avoid weeks of radiation treatment. Dr. Stephanie Valente joined Natalie to share the news.

Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

  • IORT allows patients to receive all their radiation treatment in one dose, inside the OR. After the surgeon removes the lump, a targeted dose of radiation is given right in the exposed tumor bed.
  • Conventionally, patients must under got six weeks of radiation therapy, 5 days a week. IORT allows patients to avoid that, and often, they are able to go home the same night as the operation.
  • Another advantage of IORT is that, since the radiation is so targeted to the tumor bed, it spares healthy tissue- leading to quicker recovery and less side effects than traditional, whole breast radiation.
  • Cleveland Clinic recently published as study looking at this form of treatment– and in the patients looked at, it was found to be just as safe as traditional, whole breast radiation.
  • Currently patients that have early stage breast cancer and are at least 55 years old are the best candidates for this procedure




Visit Pittsburgh: Fairmont

Looking for a close to home weekend getaway? Head to Pittsburgh and spend the night in the center of downtown where you can walk to pretty much everything. Natalie visited Fairmont in Pittsburgh.


Planning for College

It’s never too early to start planning for college! Dr. Michele Scott Taylor, Chief Program Officer at College Now Greater Cleveland, joined Jimmy Malone with a guideline for high school seniors.

  1. For high school seniors, fall is a busy time of the year!
  2. In October, students should be:
    1. Registering and preparing to take Standardized Exams (either the ACT or SAT)
    2. Conducting college searches and visiting schools they are really interested in attending
    3. Drafting college essays
    4. Requesting recommendation letters from teachers who will write excellent ones!
  3.  In November, students should be:
    1. Finalizing college essays
    2. Searching for scholarships and creating a timeline of scholarship deadlines
    3. Applying for colleges with November and December deadlines
  4. In December/January, students should:
    1. Obtaining their Pin number for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    2. Filing the FAFSA which opens on January 1
    3. Preparing to file taxes to update the FAFSA with most recent tax information
    4. Applying to colleges with January or February deadlines
    5. Applying for scholarships!!!!
  5.  For more information or help with any of these fall steps, please contact College Now at 216-241- 5587, visit our Resource Center in Tower City or see your College Now Advisor in your High School!




Managing Your Paper Trail

Patty Clair from Keeping it Simple was here to rescue you from the piles of paper in your home! Take a look at our video clip to see her easy filing system to manage your papers!



Light the Night Walk

If you happen to be free on Sunday, join Natalie for a special event at University Circle! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today.We welcomed Organizer of Light the Night, Amy Pausche and Jeff Kurowski, a Leukemia survivor.

The Cleveland Walk is Sunday, October 13th from 5-8pm.  The opening ceremony begins at 7pm so we would need you there by 6:45pm.