Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 4:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 QUESTION: What’s the best way to clean a wooden rolling pin? — Karen Wagner, Clinton Township ANSWER: Wooden rolling pins can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. But techniques for cleaning them vary. The most important rule: Don’t submerge or leave the rolling pin to soak in water. Never. It can cause the wood to crack. And for that very same reason, don’t even think about putting a wooden rolling pin in the dishwasher. All the rolling pin needs is to be wiped with a damp cloth and then dried with a clean towel. You can wash it with a little warm soapy water if you like, but make sure to immediately and thoroughly dry it. If your rolling pin has bits of dough stuck to it, use a bench scraper to remove them. Stand the rolling pin on one of its ends and run the bench scraper in a downward motion. If the rolling pin has handles, … [Read more...] about Cleaning a wooden rolling pin: Here’s how
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NEW YORK — Each wall of the library reading room at the New York Academy of Medicine is lined with tall wooden bookshelves holding leather-bound medical tomes. Atop the shelves perch busts — seemingly all white, all male — lit by two large brass chandeliers. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook New York City’s Central Park and Fifth Avenue. This setting, which speaks to medicine’s staid past, recently became the backdrop for plotting medicine’s future. On a gray Sunday in September, 150 medical and nursing students dragged themselves in before 9 a.m. to learn how to meld their chosen professional careers with societal and political activism. “As doctors, we will have this tremendous opportunity to talk to people every day,” said Miriam Callahan, a second-year student at Columbia University medical school. “We’ll have the ability to organize with them, to bring people together.” While doctors have traditionally been branded … [Read more...] about White Coats As Superhero Capes: Med Students Swoop In To Save Health Care
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
0 Have your say A mum has shared a warning about 'easy to obtain' drugs after her 14-year-old son ended up in hospital after being given a bag of what was believed to be MDMA by a group of friends. A bag of the drugs 'nearly cost my son his life', mum Louise Jellicoe said on Facebook, before she added that the friends who gave it to Ollie had 'left him to die on a cold wet pavement when it started to get serious'.-> Leeds mum of three died after £5K Brazilian Butt Lift gone wrongShe has warned other parents of a rising trend of teenagers taking easy to obtain drugs across the country as a much more dangerous alternative to alcohol."Cheaper than alcohol and far too easy to get hold of. It’s on every street and I’ve only just found out that most kids are taking it. They don’t even bother trying to get alcohol now, if they do it’s a ‘bonus’," she said.She added: "Well this lovely little bag of white that cost around a … [Read more...] about ‘I watched him turn blue in intensive care’: Mum’s warning after 14-year-old son ‘left to die’ taking suspected MDMA
Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious. Don’t laugh. That greasy, often gross, buildup occurs more often in older ears than those of the young, experts say. And when it goes unrecognized, it can pose serious problems, especially for the 2.2 million people who live in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living centers. “The excessive amount [of earwax] can cause hearing loss or ringing in your ears. Some people experience vertigo, which increases the risk of falling,” said Jackie Clark, a board-certified audiologist who is president of the American Academy of Audiology. “Right now, we see some correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline.” Earwax — which is not really wax at all, but a substance called cerumen that binds with dirt, dust and debris — is normally produced by the body as a way to clean and protect the ears. In most people, the self-cleaning process works fine. But in others … [Read more...] about Earwax, Of All Things, Poses Unrecognized Risk In Long-Term Care