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Lorene Bartos: Cleaning your computer

Lorene Bartos: Cleaning your computer
News from Lincoln Journal Star:

Getting organized and cleaning is a New Year’s resolution for many. We clean rooms, closets, drawers and storage areas, but we must remember to clean the computer.

If your computer keyboard no longer offers the same snappy performance it did when it was new or if your mouse pointer moves sporadically or tends to stick in one position or if the mouse itself is a little tacky to the touch, it may be a sign some cleaning is in order.

Gunk, grime and germs are the natural by-products of computer use. The American Cleaning Institute has some tips for giving those problems a clean sweep.

Before you begin, check the owner’s manual for  cleaning instructions specific to your keyboard, mouse or monitor.

No matter what type of equipment you have to clean, the first step is to shut down your computer and unplug from the power source.

Keyboard

With your computer turned off and unplugged, disconnect the keyboard.

Use compressed air to clean between the keys. Hold the container so you are spraying at an angle to dislodge dust and grime more efficiently.

Turn the keyboard over and shake it gently to dislodge crumbs and loose dust. It’s best to do this over a trash can. Repeat spraying and gently shaking until no more particles fall out.

Spray a small amount of all-purpose cleaner on a soft, clean ra…………… continues on Lincoln Journal Star

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A few tips on dental do’s and don’ts
News from Youngstown Vindicator:

Published: Sun, January 29, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

The biggest reason for delaying dental care is cost, according to a Consumer Reports survey that asked readers to describe the dental health and cosmetic treatments they received in the last five years.

Cost was cited as a barrier by 43 percent of readers who delayed care. The survey also reveals that only a third of readers are brushing and flossing when they should, and that some patients might be paying for treatments they don’t need.

Some examples of potentially unnecessary treatments are teeth whitening, amalgam-filling replacement, unnecessary restorations, precautionary removal of wisdom teeth, X-rays and surgery for TMJ disorder.

THE COST BARRIER

Seventeen percent of respondents who had a dental procedure for health reasons said they delayed it, notes the report. Even readers with insurance put off a treatment they needed; 23 percent did so because insurance wouldn’t cover the procedure, and 24 percent because they had already used up the maximum that their insurance plan would cover for the year. According to Consumer Reports, there are several ways consumers can keep costs down or get by without insurance:

Shop around and bargain. Look up typical insurance rates in your area at FairHealth- Consumer.org and HealthCareBlueBook.com, then ask providers to accept that amount…………… continues on Youngstown Vindicator

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