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Vaginal Pain & Dryness…It’s OK To Talk About It Mona Lisa Touch Might Be An Option! By Mary South, MD As a Urogynecologist, I frequently see women who complain of vaginal dryness, irritation, burning and pain with intercourse. Along with that, some develop recurrent urinary tract infections, vaginal bacterial infections and recurrent yeast infections. As women age and go through menopause, the circulating estrogens in their bodies decrease and one of the side effects of this is vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is the usual suspect in causing the above symptoms that women find so bothersome. Until recently, the only effective treatment option that we have had for treatment, is locally applied vaginal estrogen cream, tablets or a vaginal estrogen ring. Many women are reluctant to use locally applied vaginal estrogens. Whether due to perceived risks of breast cancer or a personal history of breast cancer or strokes, women have often asked me for “other options” to treat their other than using hormones.

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Massage and Breast Health Often we find our lives so busy we forget about taking care of ourselves. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I think it’s a good time to remind ourselves that monthly breast checks are so important! Did you know that 40% of breast cancers are diagnosed after a woman has felt a lump in her breast? Don’t think of it as an exam, give yourself a massage instead. No one wants to look for cancer, but we do love our massages, so let’s incorporate that thought process and get in touch with our bodies. Breast self-massage offers a way to let go of tension and get the lymph fluids flowing. It can be done simply by lying down on your back. The breast tissue will then spread out evenly along the chest wall. Let’s do the right side first. Place a pillow under your right shoulder so it can relax, and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light to firm pressure. Work around the outside starting at the armpit, under part, and then inner part of your breast, around the nipple, and back toward the armpit. Now repeat the self-massage on your left breast in the same manner. Using a bit of oil such as coconut oil will help your fingers glide better. This self-massage technique can be done anytime. During certain times of the month our breast may become more lumpy than others, so know that it may take more time to get to know ourselves and the

changes that our breast go through at different times during the month. If there’s something that catches your attention, give your care provider a call and make an appointment. Have a yearly mammogram done in addition to your self-massage sessions. Take action and take care of your-self. Exercise, eat right, de-stress, be in nature, and enjoy your life! Debbie Kacic, LMT, is the owner of Nature's Touch Wellness Center celebrating 17 years in Medina. She has assembled a caring, knowledgeable team to offer various treatments for her clients in a quiet, peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of life. Debbie’s passion is to be a partner in health for all of her clients. “Our life’s work is to help you take care of you!”


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Chronic Stress and Are Not OK! Headaches Adrenal Fatigue... Imagine a Life FREE From Headaches! Could It Be Something More? By Dr. Brandon Bupp, Nationally Recognized Natural By Leah Kline PA-CWellness Expert All too frequently we talk with patients suffering from headaches that have no answers, noFatigue solutionsand andlow no energy place toare turnsome and of thattheis most common health complaints we experience simply not ok. in the medical field today. Many women come Let me see into to a crystal ballceand tellana story similar to yours or our offi with understanding or selfsomeone you know with headaches. The are headaches ago, diagnosis that they sufferingbegan fromyears “adrenal multiple tests, scans, fatigue.” blood work, etc. have been completed and there This is a term used to suggest that is “no cause” that explains where headaches are coming from. You the adrenalthese glands are working insuffi ciently take “preventative” medication although it is really notchronic preventing but to regulate hormones due to stress. more like it minimizesSymptoms the intensity sometimes. Th e headaches are worse of adrenal fatigue include excessive with stress or certain tiredness, triggers and may bemusculoskeletal worse during specifi times insomnia, pain,c brain of the month at which anothertomedication to minimize the fog,you andtake inability lose weight. Sufferers are effects. Hopefully, it doesn’t last too long, but pretty much the headaches often told that they are not dealing with their stop the day in its tracks! Sometimes these to headaches last for Th a few days stress well and need “relax” more. e truth or even longer. You basically are just hoping and praying that a headache is, our bodies have a fine-tuned mechanism in dealing with stress. does not happen because when it does,the it’s kidneys, miserable.are Oh, and that’s not Th e adrenal glands, which sit above responsible for to mention the regular, throbbing headaches that still happen regulating the body’s stress and production of hormones. on a daily basis but you can manage those kinds of headaches! I wantis you to knowmisconstrued that there is another outcome that is possible! The Stress commonly as only being “emotional stress” truthyou is there many possible causes but these causes do that feel,are like when you are madofatmigraines, your spouse, dealing with not always show up on an MRI or CT scan or other advanced imaging. financial struggles, or overwhelmed at work. Stress also includes “chemical stress,” like to eating foods such that asyour is sensitive to, It is very important test things foodbody sensitivities, vitamin processed foods, exposure to molds or heavy metals. Th en there is or mineral deficiencies, inflammation markers in blood work, and “physical stress,” possibly from to the spinal cordoffrom possibly even toxicity testing mayinjury be necessary. But one the slips, most falls, car accidents; stress on the nervous system, like sitting at a desk common causes of headaches and migraines is tension and stress on for several hours pertissue day; and infection neurologic and soft structures suchor asillness. ligaments, tendons, and

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HMC Hospice of Medina County Volunteers Serve in Countless Ways We all lead busy lives. Even those who are retired find their daily schedules quickly fill up with grandchildren’s ball games, traveling or newly discovered hobbies. With all this “busy-ness,” it may seem challenging to find time to volunteer. However, those who do say the rewards are great. Studies show volunteering reduces stress, lifts spirits and provides greater meaning and purpose in life. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to others that is deeply rewarding as well as flexible, helping hospice patients and their families may be just the right opportunity for you. Chances are, no matter where you live in Medina County, you can find volunteer opportunities near by. Choosing an activity that brings you joy and fulfillment is the key. If you have a hobby or talent, we’ll work with you to create a customized volunteer experience. Do you enjoy needlework or sewing? Volunteers enjoy creating lap blankets and comfort pillows. You can either work from your own home or join a sewing circle to socialize with others.

Other volunteers particularly enjoy working directly with patients to provide companionship and comfort. Some volunteer at our inpatient care centers. Others prefer visiting patients in their own homes, assisted living communities, hospitals or nursing homes. Volunteers can receive specialized training to assist with hands-on care or provide companionship in countless ways. Often, volunteers are able to relieve the family’s stress by running a few errands or helping with simple tasks. This support allows the family to spend more time at the bedside with their loved one. Some find it spiritually rewarding to be part of the By Your Side program, which provides vigil presence in the final hours of life. Volunteers provide support by simply sitting and providing a comforting presence during this sacred time. Pet therapy is a frequently requested services. If you own a registered therapy dog, Hospice of the Western Reserve would love to have you and your dog join the Team. Pets bring an unconditional love that is impossible to measure.

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Focused On Patient Experience with Specialty Care Dr. Musgrave Shares His Story and Advancements in Orthopaedic Techniques When Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center expanded to serve the Medina region, they asked Dr. Mark Musgrave to visit the community and consider opening his orthopaedic practice there. “My wife and I came to Medina, had dinner on the Square, and we felt as if we had come home. The community immediately felt right to us,” he related. “We have been here for 20 years now. Medina has been a spectacular place to practice, both from a professional and personal standpoint.” At Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center – Medina, Dr. Musgrave treats general orthopaedic conditions and specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures. He also does total joint replacement surgery. At Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center - Medina, Dr. Musgrave is joined by a team of physicians who bring specialty orthopaedic care directly to the Medina community, with expertise unmatched in the Northeast Ohio area. And, Crystal Clinic is the only greater Akron-area hospital recognized by the Joint Commission for excellence in knee, hip and shoulder replacement, and spine fusion. Over the past 20 years Dr. Musgrave has seen many advancements in surgical techniques that have benefitted his patients. Two of the biggest advancements are with hip and shoulder procedures. “The old repairs caused patients greater pain and required hospital stays. Now we do these procedures arthroscopically as an outpatient, and pain levels are greatly decreased,” he noted. “Hip replacements have evolved, and the new direct anterior surgical approach has resulted in decreased post-operative pain, and lesser need for narcotics after surgery, which is a huge change for the better. Recoveries are quicker, and now there is no need for ambulatory assistance (walkers and canes) post-surgery.” Dr. Musgrave feels it is important for patients to know that it is never too early or too late to make an appointment to be evaluated. “Since most of what we do are elective procedures, it isn’t necessary for a patient to wait until they are in a great deal of pain before having their condition evaluated. Whenever the patient is ready we can check them out and see what is happening.” For Dr. Musgrave, treating patients is a privilege, and he and his team are patient-focused. “The most important thing I do is to listen to my patients,” he explained. “For patients visiting our office, their doctor-patient relationship is way more than just the time spent with me, it’s their entire experience here.” He feels that the Medina team is the best group of people he has ever had the privilege to work with, hands down. “Our entire healthcare team is dedicated to serving our patients, and giving them the best experience possible from the moment they walk in our door to when they check out.” 10


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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT Mark Musgrave, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Dr. Musgrave is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has practiced in the Medina community for twenty years. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Musgrave specializes in sports medicine and total joint replacement surgery with an interest in shoulder arthroscopy and hip replacement surgery through direct anterior approach. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Musgrave is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has presented at numerous research conferences and has authored articles about orthopaedic issues in many professional publications. A member of several state and national medical societies, he has been practicing medicine since 1994. A Medina County resident, he has been married to Linda Musgrave for 26 years and they have three children who attended St. Francis Xavier School, where they are parishioners.

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The Evidence is In. Movement + Breath = Life! Nearly 14 million Americans say that a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to them, and with good reason. Researchers have found that a regular yoga practice led to reduced incidence of chronic pain; improved sleep quality and mood; a better sense of well-being and quality of life; improvement in heart health; and greater overall physical fitness. Before you say, “I can’t do yoga,” consider these reasons to give it a try: Reduced Inflammation: Many people say that when they leave a yoga session they feel so relaxed it’s like floating on air. That relaxation response helps yoga reduce cytokines, chemicals that cause inflammation and have been linked to a wide variety of health issues. Heart Benefits: Practicing yoga regularly may help reduce the risk of heart disease as much as cycling and brisk walking, according to research from the European Society of Cardiology. According to the American Society of Hypertension, yoga also helps lower blood pressure. Pain Reduction: Sore back or neck? Yoga will help iron out the kinks and reduce pain, shows research from the Group Health Research Institute. Numerous studies have shown that yoga can also provide relief from chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis. The true beauty of yoga is there is no one type or one way to practice. It doesn’t matter what your current physical condition may be. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. At HeartSong, our certified instructors ensure your comfort and safety, by getting to know your health concerns, providing detailed instruction, and using props such as

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Fall into Fitness- Get Back on Track! By Elsie Velazquez, Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness

Yay…fall is here! For many, it’s ‘back to school’ time for children and for others it is simply a time to get back into a more regular routine. Although summer is a great time to kick back, there is usually a price to pay for kicking back. For some, that price is the cost of a new pair of jeans because the old ones just don’t fit the same. Well, before you run out to the mall, here are some suggestions for falling back into shape! For those who have been good at keeping up your healthy habits through the summer, you’ll find tips on how to keep them going.

• Always stay hydrated. We tend to think that water is more important in the summer. While that may be true to some extent, it is important year round to stay hydrated. Don’t drop the ball on this one! If water is not your thing, fall is the perfect time to look into herbal teas. BONUS! • Make cinnamon your go-to spice. One teaspoon of cinnamon has as much antioxidant power as a half cup of blueberries. It helps to keep you feeling fuller longer and aids in regulating blood sugar. You can add it to your coffee or tea, sprinkle it on oatmeal or toast, or mix it into other dishes. The possibilities are endless. I know that end of summer can be traumatic – gone are the longer • Pull out your slow cooker and use it! There are many healthy sun-filled days. In exchange we get cooler temps with less dayrecipes that you can prep in the morning and come home to a light. On a positive note, fall weather makes for some of the best ready-to-eat meal. No excuses not to eat healthy. outdoor workouts of the entire year. Getting your fall workouts • Keep an activity and food log diligently. Record your daily exerstarted now will give you the momentum to make it through the cise and what and how much you eat. You might be shocked when upcoming season (I won’t say what it is) without packing on the you see your habits in writing. weight. • Try a new activity. If you’ve never run a 5k, now is the time to give it a shot! If you’ve never tried intervals while walking or jogFall is a great time to get back into healthy habits. Why wait for ging, perhaps you can start adding them. If you’ve never taken a the New Year to start when you can do it now and look and feel yoga class, sign up for one. Trying something new is a great way to fabulous by New Year’s Eve. Fall is great time to set new goals empower yourself. and re-calibrate your fitness plan. • Join a fitness challenge. There are many gyms and websites Below are some tips to get help get you started and set you up for that offer these. If you prefer to work solo and are disciplined success in the long haul. enough, create your own. • Set realistic expectations. I’ve always thought that practicing the • Take advantage of the weather. Fall is the perfect time to visit 80/20 rule is a realistic way to live. Instead of aiming for perfection the beach or new trails and enjoy the changing scenery. when it comes to diet and exercise, decide that you will eat healthy • Make a plan to sleep better. Sleep aids your metabolism so five days a week and allow for a few indulgences on the other two you don’t want to skimp on sleep if you can avoid it.

days. Instead of trying to work out every day, which could lead to burnout, exercise 5 days and relax on the other two. • Don’t fall victim to your TV. If you find you just cannot avoid watching more TV, at least keep moving during commercial breaks with squats, lunges, planks and jumping jacks. Do a set or two during each commercial break and you’ll have a nice little workout session by the time your show returns.

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Fall In Love With Reading Again


Stop Into Your Library and Check Out the New Arrivals

By Mary Olson, Readers’ Advisory Librarian Medina County District Library Give yourself a reading challenge this autumn—try something new! Here are a few suggestions for books that will stretch your imagination and awareness. Refugee by Alan Gratz. Written for middle schoolers, this exciting, heart-wrenching story has universal appeal. Three young refugees-- one from Nazi Germany, one from 1970’s Cuba, and one from current-day Syria tell the stories of their harrowing journeys to a new home. Readers of all ages will connect with the courageous young narrators. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka. Lepionka's debut follows PI Roxane Weary's attempt to clear a death row inmate of a crime he claims he didn't commit. The convicted man's sister claims to see the daughter of the family he is accused of killing on a random street corner in Columbus, Ohio fifteen years ago. But the daughter disappeared right after the murders. Is it really her? And if so, why has she been hiding? Fast-paced plot and some local



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Thirteen Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin. Foster parent and psychotherapist Morin hopes to teach parents and educators how to build resilience and mental strength in children and teens. Ohio flavor make this novel one worth picking up. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. This beautiful multigenerational saga takes place in Korea and Japan between the early 1900s- 1980s. It revolves around Sunja, a young Korean woman who becomes pregnant by a Japanese married man with possible ties to the Yakuza (Japanese mafia.) A young Korean pastor, Isak, who is visiting her family's boarding house offers to marry her and raise the child as their own, and they flee to Japan to live with Isak's brother and wife in Japan during WWII. This is not only their story, but the stories of their children's children and their struggles as exiled Koreans living in a country biased against them. Pachinko is a thoughtful, expansive novel about identity and endurance. Visit your Medina County District Library for all your reading needs: join Book Club Bags, receive reading recommendations through Great Reads for You, check out our online resources, and visit your local branch for special events and so much more at!

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Print is Dead. LONG LIVE PRINT. The Rumor about Print’s Death

So many familiar things have gone through major disruption in the past 10 years—TV, radio, SEO, Twinkies. We lament over the death of this and the demise of that, when in reality, like Twinkies, these things live on in new iterations. Some top advertising industry execs, many of them the same ones who told us just a few years ago that digital was the future of advertising, now acknowledge that the tide is turning back to print for brand communications. Meanwhile, Forbes just hit their highest print circulation numbers ever, while calling this “a glorious time for print.” When it comes to magazines, readers want relevant stories and they want to read them in print. Our job as marketers is to figure out what those stories are and how to tell them most effectively. And increasingly, it’s being shown that print is the medium that does this best.

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How You Can Ensure You Get

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“Our prospective customers are extremely well educated when researching their next vehicle,” states Sharon Geralis, Controller. “Bill Doraty Kia has made it easy to get all the available vehicle information so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying your purchase.” The sales consultants take the time to listen to each potential customer to match them with a car they will be happy with for years for come. The Bill Doraty Kia Team have put together their tips to help customers get the most out of trading in a car: 1. Clean the car inside and out. For the exterior, give it a thorough wash and a fresh coat of wax. On this inside, get rid of your personal items and vacuum. Making a good impression only raises your chances of a better offer.

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Choosing Your Business Succession Path By Attorney By Rebecca Smith Securing your business succession plan before it’s too late is just as valuable as growing your business. Your succession plan is your retirement or exit strategy, and each business owner has his/her unique path. Starting a succession plan early and including business advisors, such as attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, or financial planners will help ensure a successful and smooth succession path. There are several succession options, here are the two most common: 1. Generational/Internal Succession Planning: Transferring your business to family or key employees 2. Third Party Sale: Selling to a strategic buyer in the industry or a financial buyer (i.e., private equity firms) Each of these paths have their own planning strategies, and pros and cons to consider to protect your business from a rocky road. Generational/Internal Succession Planning: This path requires early planning to bring the next generation into “the know” regarding operations and strategies. The key issues to consider for this type of succession plan are: Identification of a family member or employee that is interested in taking over the business. If your goal is to maintain the Company’s success, be objective regarding the analysis of talent 16


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and respectful of other’s professional desires. Consider bringing family/employees along over a number of years by promoting and allowing them to “buy-in” over time. Start engagement early to permit successors to learn while the senior level is still engaged. Third Party Sale: Don’t worry if you don’t have a family member or key employee to transition your business. Many business owners sell to a third party that is either a strategic buyer (often a competitor that can achieve synergies and grow through the purchase) or a financial buyer. Financial buyers typically are private equity funds that are looking to grow the business with a plan of selling in 3 to 5 years. This is often a way for a business owner to get a “second bite at the apple” by investing in the fund and working as a consultant until the business is re-sold. Preparing your business for the future is a journey, not a destination – so engage the right team to help you choose the right path!

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Renew & Recover

Boosting hydration, anti-aging treatments and using medical grade skin care products is the key to healthy skin as the weather gets cooler and dryer. Continue to use your sunscreen. This may come as surprise, but fall (similar to spring) is a season where a tremendous amount of UV damage is incurred. We often think that when the temperatures are cooler outside, the sun isn’t as harmful, but this is false. While the UVB rays (the ones responsible for causing suntans or sunburns) are not as strong in autumn, the UVA rays (the ones that cause skin cancer and premature wrinkles) are just as strong as they are in July and August. Protection is a year-round job, so be sure to apply a sunscreen. Fall is the perfect time to add Retinol back to your routine. If you took a break from retinol (vitamin A) during the summer, now is the time to get it back into your skin-care routine. Hands down, retinol and prescription retinoids are the most scientifically proven ingredients for smoothing the texture of the skin.

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Breast Cancer in Young Women

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 and older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, younger women may find this experience overwhelming.

What Are the Symptoms?

There are different symptoms of breast cancer and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, see your doctor right away.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Breast Cancer?

Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors or a history of the disease in their families. Some main factors that influence your risk for breast cancer include being a woman, being older (most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older), and having changes in your breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2). However, you can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways: • Keep a healthy weight. • Exercise regularly (at least four hours a week). • Don’t drink alcohol or limit alcoholic drinks to no more than one per day. • Avoid exposure to chemicals that can cause cancer (carcinogens). • Try to reduce your exposure to radiation during medical tests like mammograms, X-rays, CT scans, and PET scans. • If you are taking, or have been told to take, hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you. • Breastfeed your babies, if possible.


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screened with MRIs along with mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is very small.) Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.

Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

The American Cancer Society recommends these breast cancer screening guidelines for most adults. Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms. • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. • Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening. • Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. • All women should be familiar with the known benefits, limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening.

Fast Facts about Breast Cancer

• Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. • Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. • In 2017, it's estimated that among U.S. women there will be 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,610 breast cancer deaths (American Cancer Society).

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Come Play and Make Memories! As the seasons change and days become cooler, family and friends look for ways to spend their weekends and create lasting memories. In Northeast Ohio that includes warm drinks, pumpkin patches, and dressing in silly or spooky costumes (your choice!) Ohio Station Outlets creates opportunity for all of the above with a fun added twist: a vintage passenger train the whole family can ride! The trains at Ohio Station are a 1/3 scale recreation of the passenger trains of days gone by. Passengers take in the center’s gorgeous landscaping and views of the playground, pumpkin patch, and behind-the-scenes look into the train barn before ending their 20 minute, 2 mile ride. On weekends in October the train will stop at the pumpkin patch and riders with a special pumpkin patch event ticket will pick their own pumpkin. Families gather around the Halloween props and Western Town décor for photos and the littlest passengers have fun seeing if they can pick up the biggest pumpkins. Returning back to Grand Central Station, we suggest indulging in a specialty drink at Steam Café and enjoy a healthy and delicious snack from the center’s newest restaurant, Pita Pit! The annual Trick or Treat is on Thursday, October 26th. Costumed children are encouraged to visit stores throughout the mall to claim the evening’s candy from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and hop on board the train for a free ride from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For those with an extra big sweet tooth, starting at 5 p.m. the first 300 costumed children at Guest Services will receive a free caramel apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! The fun continues through the end of the year with Black Friday excitement and Santa Express Train Rides beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving. More information about Ohio Station Outlets, including a listing of stores and the family fun events, can be found at and

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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, today it often involves excessive amounts of food, with more food ending up in the garbage than in guests’ bellies. The United States Department of Agriculture projects that Americans will throw away more than 200 million pounds of edible turkey meat this Thanksgiving holiday, which typically ushers in a period of wastefulness. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says American households produce roughly 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day than during the rest of the year. Reducing waste is a worthy goal yearround, but especially during the holiday season. Use fine china and silverware when serving meals instead of disposable plates and utensils. Besides adding a touch of elegance to meals, china and silverware is less wasteful than disposable items. Cloth napkins and other table linens are also more eco-friendly than paper napkins. Decorate using natural items, which can be turned into wreaths and garlands. Vases filled with pine cones and acorns make for beautiful, inexpensive, and festive decorations. Shop locally and OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2017 Read The Women’s Journal at 22

organically for poultry and grains whenever possible. Resist the urge to buy more than you need. Skip some of the less-popular dishes that are used only to make the table seem full. Buy a small turkey or think about only serving turkey breasts, which tend to be the most popular cuts of the bird. Use reusable shopping bags to carry items home and reduce waste even further. Eat by candlelight to reduce energy consumption and turn off lights in other areas of the home that are not in use. Start a new tradition and invite nearby friends and family over for Thanksgiving instead of traveling long distances. According to Use Less Stuff, a resource for eco-conscious men and women, if each family reduced gasoline consumption by one gallon (about 20 miles), they could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one million tons. Send each guest home with some leftovers. Then the refrigerator isn't left full of items that will end up uneaten. Don't let recycling fall by the wayside. Remember to recycle all applicable items. Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean recycling habits should be forgotten. Encourage guests to pitch in by clearly marking recycling bins. Thanksgiving can be less wasteful without detracting from the enjoyment and true meaning of the holiday—being grateful!

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Dash Through Your List Faster with Our Holiday Gift Guide. We are a LOCAL magazine and are committed to support local small businesses. Now it's your turn! This special guide has gift ideas for all the names on your “good list.” Frequenting local shops creates jobs and supports and invests in our communities. Explore these specialty shops & discover deals in our neighborhoods! SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES • DISCOVER DEALS • SPECIALTY SERVICES • LOVE LOCAL BOUTIQUE - UNIQUE CLOTHING & SPECIALTY GIFTS


Elegant Essentials provides products for after breast surgery from fashionable bras, pajamas, specially engineered clothing (NO BRA NEEDED), extensive line of hats and headwear to jewelry, ornaments, tokens and decorative items, you will find an extensive selection of items. Find your loved ones a special gift while going through their cancer journey or treat yourself to bra fitting and an elegant essential! Gift certificates available. Elegant Essentials 5164 Normandy Park Dr., Suite 300, Medina 8510 Mentor Avenue, Mentor 1-800-350-5053 •

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The Holidays can be a stressful taking a toll on the body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture is a natural, pain free way to ward off the side effects of stress. Shannon Caperton is liscenced and a nationally certified Acupuncturist. Shannon invites you to learn how the gift of Acupuncture can help your loved ones reduce stress, improve sleep, immunity and digestion. Schedule a complimentary consultation for you and a loved one in October/ November and receive a gift from Standard Process. Shine Acupuncture and Wellness 20525 Center Ridge Rd #400 • Rocky River 315 West Liberty St • Medina 330.242.5633 • Learn about Acupuncture and classes on The Women’s Journal Blog

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By Jesica Wilfong, Owner Maintaining a clean home has many benefits that may improve anyone's health from reducing allergies and mold to improving mental health and reducing stress. There are millions of women who suffer from cancer every year. That is why we believe in assisting cancer patients by proving a house cleaning while they are going through treatment. Many of them do not have the strength to even life a mop, let alone clean their entire house. A clean environment has been shown to positively affect a cancer patient’s recovery. We are so excited to partner with Cleaning For A Reason. Cleaning For A Reason inspires me every time I see how this wonderful cause continues to grow and impacts the lives of those who are cleaning and those who receive the gift of cleaning. My aunt is a cancer survivor and I feel so blessed to be able to say that and want to do everything I can to support those in treatment or recovery “until there’s a cure.”


PetalSweet Cleaning partners with Cleaning For A Reason, is a nonprofit organization that serves all the United States and Canada. Our mission is to give the gift of free house cleaning to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Our goal is to let these brave and strong women focus on their health and treatment while we focus on, and take away the worry and work of, cleaning their homes– free of charge. We have recruited over 1,200 maid services to donate free housecleaning to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Since 2006, our partner maid services have volunteered their time to clean for over 26,000 women – valued at over $6,800,000. Learn more at Since 2006, the goal of Cleaning For A Reason has been to reduce the stress and ease the burden a woman faces once a cancer diagnosis is received. A patient can then focus on her health and family and not on her home. We are so proud to partner with Cleaning For A Reason foundation to provide FREE housecleaning to women with breast cancer. Please apply for yourself or a friend at www. Visit our website for articles and tips on our our blog - THE CLEANSWEEP! Call 330-635-2294 for a consultation to determine your cleaning needs!

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Ask the Expert...What you want to know and more! Can We talk? by Debbie Carter

Hair loss can be an extremely emotional process, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Wigs N’ Things boutique offers the latest hair solutions and wig experts that genuinely listen. Q: Do you work by appointment at your boutique? A:  Yes, We do work by appointment, Here at Wigs N’ Things Boutique, you will receive personal attention from our professional wig experts. Wig personalization is important to make sure that your wig or hair piece is the perfect fit and looks natural. Q: What does Wigs N’ Things offer? A: At our full service boutique, we offer free consultations where we will measure your head so that we can find the perfect solution. Our wigs are offered in petite, average, and large caps. We offer human hair, human hair blend, synthetic, custom made partial systems, and full systems. Today, wigs are made to be light weight for a cooling, comfortable wear. Wigs today provide virtually unlimited options for new looks. Here at Wigs N’ Things, you can leave the same day with your new look.   Call today for your complimentary consultation! Find us on Facebook (Wigs N Things) and receive $30 off your wig with this ad. 

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The Importance of Vitamin D

by Molly Ludwig, PN Nutrition Certified While football season recently began, our awareness for D-fense is not limited to the football field. When we speak of defense, keeping your Vitamin D at a suffi cient level is one of the key factors to keep your immune system strong and help defend you from seasonal health challenges like sore throats, influenza, sinus problems, coughs, colds and general respiratory malaise. What Does D have to Do with it? Vitamin D is a critical component of our immune system . There are Vitamin D receptors on cells in the respiratory tract that are looking to bind with Vitamin D in a modified form that will help the body both reduce inflammation and increase antimicrobial proteins called cathelicidins. Cathelicidins are critical in the role of building our immune defense against invasive bacterial infection and destroying invading germs and viruses. How much Vitamin D3 is safe? We are hoping to drive the Vitamin D3 levels mentioned above to more than 50ng/ml, and of course advise everybody to have their blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitaminD tested every year when they have their annual physical. The Take Away suffi cient blood levels of Vitamin D3 are critical and IDNutrition considers it a foundational nutrient in your program to help reduce the risks of immune challenges and to help defend from seasonal health challenges like sore throats, influenza, sinus problems, coughs, colds and general respiratory malaise. To Take Your FREE HIPPA Compliant health assessment to evaluate how much D3 you need go to Call, text or email me to receive a 30% OFF Coupon towards your Purchase! Just reference the Women’s Journal in your message.

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What's SABATOGING Your Weight Loss...

Paula Weisenberger

It may not be YOUR Fault! There are many factors that can keep you from losing and/or maintaining your weight. For many it can simply just be our age. For both men and women, it seems that once we reach the age of 45, our weight starts climbing a pound here and there and no matter what we do, we cannot shed those few pounds. Exercising may not be a possibility due to back, hip or knee pain limiting what you can do. The job, volunteering activities, or simply just attending your kids' or grandkids' activities takes up any exercise time, or you can't devote 2 or 3 times a week to an exercise program. Other weight gain factors can be the medications that your doctor has you on. Maybe you don't get enough good sleep due to stress in your life, or hip or knee pain. Maybe your thyroid is not working properly, from a recent surgery or becoming diabetic. Life happens and it just may not be all YOUR Fault! A few of the above factors played a big part in my gaining weight starting around the age of 50, but Last Diet Ever, Dr. Simeons protocol, helped ME to reverse many of these health issues causing my weight gain. This is why I am so passionate about this protocol AND why I bought the company over 5 years ago! Learn more about our all natural, healthy weight loss program by callling 330-721-1422 for a complimentary consultation. Please read our article on Page 3.

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From time to time, it’s perfectly natural to feel as though your skin has no “glow,” but truth be told - it’s still there! It’s just buried under a layer of dead skin cells that can cause your face to appear dull or dry. The good news? You can get your glow back with dermaplaning! WHAT IS DERMAPLANING? A controlled scraping of the skin with a special blade designed to remove the outermost layer of skin cells from the face and sides of the neck. It is absolutely painless and yields immediate, visible results. Removing dead skin cells and soft, surface hair enables the skin to readily absorb products - and allows for smooth, flawless makeup application. WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY APPOINTMENT? The skin will be cleansed, prepped, then “dermaplaned” for approximately 20 minutes. Residual surface cells are dissolved with an enzyme and the service concludes with a serum and moisturizer to nourish and protect. HOW OFTEN IS IT PERFORMED? Dermaplane every four weeks or just for special occasions - or anything in between. Whatever fits with your lifestyle and wish list!

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The most common reasons why people quit various fitness programs are because a) They don't get results fast enough, or b) They don't receive good instructions on how to get started in the first place. At Anytime Fitness, we're launching a Join for $1 campaign that features a free personal training session, a fitness consultation and “Get Started” 30-day workout plan for every Women’s Journal reader who joins for $1 in October/November. During the fitness consultation, new members answer about 30 simple questions, which help determine the most appropriate workout plans for each individual. To make sure that new members get off to a good start, they check in with club staff after 7, 14, 30 and 45 days, adjusting their workout plans as needed. To see for yourself how the program works, we invite you to visit us at the club and answer a few questions to see what workout plan would be best for you. Or, we'd be glad to introduce you to a new member who's willing to let you follow him or her through the 30-day program. Please let me know if you're interested or if I can provide you with additional information.

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Carrie Silket, Sales and Leasing Consultant

Asking the right questions, when purchasing a car, will help make the experience much more positive. Before you sign the contract, ask the following questions. 1. Are there any dealer documentary fees or other dealer specific fees that I should know about before I begin my negotiation? 2. Does the car have a spare tire and jack? 3. How’s the condition of glass, it may not have cracks, but are there chips that will become cracks? 4. Dothe rear defrost and heating elements work? 5. How about the tread on tires and wear on brakes? Gone are the days where you should feel pressured to purchase a vehicle. My goal is to help my customers find a vehicle that fits their lifestyle and budget. I want to personally make your next vehicle purchase a fun and rewarding experience! I invite you to come in to test drive a car and my promise to you is I will listen, take time to understand your needs and work with you to find a car that is the perfect fit. Email me at [email protected]

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The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, an affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, was established in 1998 to improve the lives of women and children in Medina County. The mission of the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is to fund organizations and programs in Medina County that support women and children, to serve as a catalyst for needed projects, and to assist women in their growth as philanthropists. The fund encourages the advancement and full participation of women and children in the community and in society. In addition, it supports organizations and programs that create opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children. Since the fund’s establishment, it has awarded nearly $150,000 in grants. For more information, or to contribute to the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, go to

Consider a donation to an endowment fund, a permanent charitable fund that provides a steady, perpetual stream of income for a cause or nonprofit organization. If your aspiration is to support women and children in Medina County, consider giving to the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund. Gifts to the MCWEF are carefully invested and grown over time, so a gift made today will continue to multiply for generations to come. A portion of the income from those gifts is then granted back into the community each year, while the rest continues to grow in perpetuity. To see a complete history of past grants awarded, visit About Akron Community Foundation: Akron Community Foundation is the administrative and fiduciary entity under which the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is governed. Celebrating more than 60 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. For more information, call 330-376-8522 or visit


It’s one thing to write a $100 check to your favorite charity. But imagine supporting it forever through an endowment fund.

CONSIDER A GIFT TO THE LEGACY TREE OF GIVING CAMPAIGN The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is a permanent charitable fund that awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life of women and children. Grants are approved by the fund’s advisory board, which is composed of dedicated community women leaders who serve without pay, committed to helping the fund continue impacting the lives of Medina County’s women and children. Gifts to the fund are fully tax deductible and are invested and grown over time. This means a gift made today will continue to multiply for generations to come. THE FOLIAGE: The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded awarded nearly $150,000 in LOCAL grants to programs that improve the quality of life of women and children in Medina County. The need has grown, and it is our responsibility to water and fertilize this tree to secure the future. HELP US GROW! THE BRANCHES & LIMBS: With the volunteer efforts of more than 50 board members in 18 years, the fund’s foundation grew and continued to support the mission and legacy of the founding donors.

The MCWEF advisory board is working to raise $104,000 to match the original donors’ contributions, which would grow the endowment. This would enable us to grant more each year forever to programs for women and children in Medina County. Please consider a gift of $1,200 or a pledge over time, such as $100 a month, to help us bloom the tree! Contact Margaret Medzie, ACF Vice President and Chief Development Officer, at 330-436-5610 for more information on giving to the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund.

THE TRUNK: The fund’s signature event, “Festival of Trees,” increases awareness of the fund and grows the endowment, strengthening a foundation that is built on tradition.

THE ROOTS: The fund’s founding mothers had a vision to secure the future of women and children. With their efforts and the gifts of 80 donors who collectively contributed $104,000, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund was established in 1998 to support programs for women and children in Medina County.

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The Return of the “Pink Nightmare” This holiday season, family-favorite A Christmas Story will celebrate its 10th return to Cleveland Play House, and audiences will once more get to see everything they love about their favorite family on Cleveland Street. One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. The recordbreaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. Returning to the stage for the fifth time in their roles are actors Jeff Talbott, voicing adult Ralph, and Laura Perotta, gracing the stage once more as Miss Shields. They are led by Director John McCluggage, who has brought this warm, funny (and fuzzy) holiday story to audiences for the previous four CPH seasons. While adult actors often remain the same, the search for talented local child actors occurs each year to bring fresh faces to the play. The children have a formal audition and a professional rehearsal schedule in addition to normal school activities. Their hard work comes together to recreate the fun of the feature film, right before the audience’s eyes. With CPH’s Festival of Trees (it’s FREE!) lining the hallway leading to the Allen Theatre, lights glisten off the mirrors to create an enchanting setting for this holiday delight! Stop by the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square to catch the 10th production of A Christmas Story, running November 24th to December 23rd, 2017. 32


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On October 11, 2017, The Medina County Women’s Journal presented the prestigious Women of Our Community Award to nine outstanding women, Pictured Left to Right from Back Row: Marie Mirro Edmonds - Attorney, Colleen Rice - Leadership Medina County, Jennifer Connelly - Fuserashi International Technology (FIT), Sharon Centner - Medina County Sheriff ’s Office, Pat Chaloupek - Volunteer & Philanthropist; Front Row: Stacy Bonitz, Philpott Solutions Group Inc & Trinity Rose Foundation, Tina Sabol -Medina County District Library, Debbie Boehmke - Employing Medina County/United Way. At this signature event, The ATHENA Leadership Award® in affiliation with ATHENA International, was presented to Debbie Boehmke, United Way of Medina, Program Manager for Employing Medina County, as an exemplary leader from our community who is helping to bring along the next generation of women leaders. She joins more than 7,000 ATHENA Award recipients from more than 500 communities all over the world. All these women are setting a gold standard in business and community leadership, making Medina County a better place to live and work.

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35th Anniversary Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 6 p.m. Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

Proceeds will benefit Heart & Vascular and Pediatric services at Medina Hospital.

Top raffle prize is a 2018 Kia Cadenza 2 year lease Courtesy of Bill Doraty Kia

Proceeds benefit

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COMEDY SHOW! Enjoy Laughs, great company and an exclusive menu for the event, no cover charge but seating is limited.

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Carefully curated meals and an atmosphere that will leave you breathless. Located in beautiful Medina Ohio, The Corkscrew Saloon is where the foodie comes to relax. Starting with source, Chef Marino is serving up some culinary deliciousness while still understanding and valuing the importance of quality ingredients.

WE LOVE TO CATER Book Your Holiday Party TODAY! Get all the Corkscrew favorites, delivered wherever you need them – weddings, birthday parties, office meetings or anywhere else. We can accommodate parties from 8 - 1,000 depending on location The restaurant has multiple private rooms and an event center available for rent.

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THE MISSION IS SIMPLE: Serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. The highest-quality ingredients are sought out, starting with local farms and reaching all the way to the Pacific Ocean for the freshest seafood in the world. Chef Marino brings all these ingredients back together at The Corkscrew and creates dishes that will leave you wanting more. Put simply, The Corkscrew Saloon is a Stately bar/eatery with a warm feel serving new American seafood & steak dishes in a historic space. Drop in and enjoy a meal, we are happy to have ya.


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