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Simple Steps to Cleaning Out the Refrigerator

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Cleaning out the refrigerator doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems.  It is essential that the frig is kept clean to reduce the risk of food poisoning and smelly odors.  Follow these simple steps and you can have a cleaner frig in no time!

Empty the Frig

You can decide to empty each section at a time or empty the entire frig all at once.  If you decide to empty everything at once it may cause you to work a little faster. Anything that is expired, should go right into the trash.

Wipe Everything Down

Take out all the removable parts from the frig and wipe them all down with a mix of warm water and dish soap. Soak the drawers to get rid of the tough stains. Wipe down the doors. For stuck on stains, mix a small amount of baking soda and warm water until it is a toothpaste consistency. Apply the mix on the stuck on stains and leave it for 30 minutes before wiping it off with a damp cloth. Wipe the bottoms of the containers and jars that are going back into the frig.

Restock the Frig

Dry the shelves and drawers and place them back into the frig. Put everything back into their designated spots.  Take a step back and admire all your hard work.

Radicava, A New Drug Treatment or ALS

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The newest drug treatment for patients with ALS has come in the form of edaravone, commonly known as Radicava. After going 22 years without any new drugs, ALS patients can now look toward Radicava as a possible treatment option. In a recent study, this intravenous injection has been found to reduce the rate of motor skill decline in over 30 percent of ALS patients.

Here are a few things you should know about Radicava before discussing possible treatment options with your physician.

  • Radicava is administered by daily infusions. Each infusion typically last for about one hour.
  • The treatment is administered for two weeks, daily, to start followed by a two-week break period. Then the patient would undergo cycles of 10 days of treatment followed by two weeks off the treatment.
  • Total annual cost for this drug treatment is around $150,000.
  • Side effects of this drug may include headaches, bruising, and gait issues.

One important thing to know about this exciting new treatment option is that it is just that. A treatment option. Radicava is not a cure for ALS, however it may be an effective new treatment to help patients slow their physical decline from the disease and improve their current quality of life.