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PostHeaderIcon Compare at Joe Shopping

The one thing that makes me more interested in a brand is interaction. For some reason, it really bugs me to be on Twitter and see brands who don’t follow consumers back, who’s accounts are all auto feeds or they just post links.

One day on Twitter, I received a tweet from JoeShopping. For the life of me I can’t remember what it was but I remember it made me laugh. I started to interact with the account and learned that the tweets were from a guy named Andrew, (and sometimes Adam). He is a very nice and funny guy. (Andrew you still owe me a buttered roll!)

I have been meaning to write this post and was reminded today when I saw their tweet about their blogging contest. Now you are probably wondering what the heck is Joe Shopping? Well, why don’t we let them tell you? “JoeShopping.com is a price comparison site where you can compare prices on millions of products from hundreds of stores to find the lowest price. You can also use coupons, sales and the best deals to make sure you’re getting the best price when you do your online shopping. With shopping blogs, product reviews and a very active social shopping community, JoeShopping.com is truly the place, “Where you never shop alone.””

I signed up (Totally free) for the website and started poking around. It is a cool website that I would suggest having a look at if you are looking for a place to find the best deal.

I am off to collect my roll now :)

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way to write this post.

PostHeaderIcon Free iTriage Medical Reference Smartphone App

As a mom of 2 boys, I am always faced with all sorts of new things with them. From Tummy aches to runny noses, it’s always something it seems.  Often I want to know a little more about what could be going on with them and I have to wait until I can steal a moment to get on my laptop to research. Wouldn’t be a nice to be able to look up something in just a few seconds? Check out this new smartphone app from Healthagen. It’s called iTriage. It is a medical reference application for Smartphones It is currently available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, and Palm app. (Now that i got rid of my Palm Pre all the apps start coming out. Figures!) This awesome application lets you search and look through hundreds of symptoms, diseases, and procedures as well as giving you a  useful description of the conditions, treatments, and medical tests. It also offers support links to your insurer’s advice line.

One of the features i really like is iTriage can use your iPhone’s GPS to help you find nearby pharmacies, hospitals, and other treatment centers. In some states it gives ER wait times so you can choose which one to go to!

I just downloaded this app on my HTC Evo. It was free in the Android Marketplace. To the right is a screen shot from my phone. It’s like having Healthcare in Your Hand!

Here are just a few of the features this app offers.

  • Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1000 diseases and 350 medical procedure
  • A nationwide directory of hospitals, urgent cares, retail clinics, pharmacies and physicians
  • Turn-by-turn facility directions from GPS, IP address or zip code locations
  • Nurse advice lines
  • Detailed quality reports from HealthGrades on hospitals and physicians
  • Help negotiating medical bills through an iTriage partnership with one of the most respected claims adjudication organizations
  • Emergency Room Wait Times for hospitals in select parts of the country

Disclosure: This sponsored post was created on behalf of a Mom Bloggers Club member program.  Our entire Disclosure Policy can be be found here.

PostHeaderIcon Toledo: Get rid of your unused and expired medicines on 11/13

Get rid of your stash! Bring your expired or unused medicines to one of these convenient area locations. By joining our community and the American Medicine Chest Challenge, you will be safely disposing of medications that are commonly abused.

Saturday, November 13, 10 am to 2 pm

Visit one of these collection sites:
City of Sylvania
6635 Maplewood Ave., Sylvania

Ottawa Hills Police Department
2125 Richards Rd., Ottawa Hills

St. Luke’s Hospital
5901 Monclova Road, Maumee

Sylvania Township Police Department
4420 King Rd., Sylvania

Waterville Township Police Department
8245 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville

For more information about the American Medicine Chest Challenge, visit:
The collection sites will accept:
• inhalers
• liquid medications
• narcotics
• ointments/lotions
• over-the-counter meds
• pet meds
• prescriptions
• vitamins

PostHeaderIcon Police investigate Stroudsburg, PA killer dogs

My mom called me about this story in her local paper this morning. Just another example of people who shouldn’t own dogs, who don’t know how to handle a breed, mix breeding and just a sad happening. If you follow my blog close enough, you already know that my father was the owner of the sweetest pit ever and this is a topic that really hit home for me. It makes me absolutely livid.

By Andrew Scott
Pocono Record Writer
August 26, 2010

The veterinary technician who examined two dogs shot Tuesday by police in Stroudsburg found many old scars on the animals.

Police believe the dogs had killed cats and other animals and attacked an officer over the last several days while running loose in the Brodhead Creek area.

Stroud Area Regional Police took the wounded dogs to Creature Comforts in Saylorsburg. There, veterinary technician Liz Acevedo examined the dogs and determined the gunshot wounds were too severe for the dogs to be saved, after which they were euthanized.

“We found scars all over both dogs,” Acevedo said Wednesday. “Those scars are older than the bullet wounds. It’s possible those scars could have come from the dogs fighting, but it’s also possible they’re from something else. We don’t want to speculate.”

SARP Lt. Brian Kimmins said there have been recent reports of dogs being bred and trained to fight, but said it remains to be seen if police will find any evidence of that in this case. Kimmins said further investigation, which involves a meeting in the near future with Monroe County dog warden George Nixon, will help police determine exactly what charges to file against the dogs’ owner, Tiffany Staples, 22, of First Street, Stroudsburg.

Police notified the public over the weekend that two vicious dogs had been running loose in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. The dogs had killed five cats, fatally mauled a deer and charged at a police officer.

The dogs, a male and his mother, were described as brown with black facial marks, possibly pit bull/boxer mixes, having no collars or tags and appearing to have been living outdoors for some time. (So glad the idiots wrote POSSIBLY. TO bad most people will skil that word when reading and go right to PIT BULL)

Police learned Tuesday morning that two dogs fitting the description had been spotted in Stroud Township, near the Brodhead Creek’s western dike, and tracked the dogs south into Stroudsburg. Police saw the dogs in the area between First Street and the western dike and shot both.

The bleeding dogs made their way to the Staples residence, where Tiffany Staples identified herself as the owner.

Staples told police her dogs couldn’t have been the ones that had been causing all the trouble. The family said they let the dogs go over the dike into the creek, but that the dogs always returned to the house. (NOPE! Couldn’t have been her dogs. the ones she just opened the door and let run loose. They clearly came home and were on their best doggie behavior while they were allowed to run wild)

And then there’s the question of what breed Staples’ dogs were. Kimmins said Staples told police they were pit bull mixes.

“They could have been,” Acevedo said. “All pit bulls are mixed with something else, but you can’t tell what that something else is without a DNA test. These dogs could have had some German shepherd in them as well.” (Again, lets name another breed when we have NO idea for sure!)

News about this case has called attention to the pit bull breed being stereotyped as vicious and aggressive.

“People are ready to crucify the breed, and that’s not fair,” said pit bull owner Kevin Scheirer of Stroudsburg. “Pit bulls can be the most gentle, loving, amazing dogs if you train them the right way. If a pit bull turns out to be vicious, it’s the owner’s fault, not the dog’s.“(HERE HERE KEVIN! Someone buy this man a drink!)


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