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World Asthma Day 2012: San Francisco Childcare Centers Eliminate Exposure to Bleach Cleaning Products

Bleach is a strong irritant, frequently linked to newly-acquired asthma. A recent decision by Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco to use exclusively “bleach-free” cleaning products resulted in visibly less asthmatic symptoms in both children and childcare workers.

According to the U.S. Department of Health – National Institutes of Health (NIH), asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States and over 230 million people worldwide. As asthma typically begins in early childhood, the NIH is committed to reducing environmental risk factors in children in order to prevent asthma before it begins.

On the forefront of asthma prevention, the San Francisco Asthma Task Force in a 2011 report on Bleach Exposure in Child Care Settings , discovered a high correlation between bleach exposure and work-related new-onset asthma cases as well as the exacerbation of pre-existing asthma conditions. As a result they set about field-testing various sanitizers and initially recommended a number of bleach-free disinfectant and sanitizer alternatives.

Food Contact Sanitizer Recommended

In late April 2012 the task force issued an interim update to the 2011 report with the discovery of an accelerated hydrogen peroxide sanitizer, SaniDate Ready-to-Use (RTU) Hard Surface Sanitizer. This sanitizer can be used directly on food-contact surfaces and as a fruit & vegetable wash, requiring only 1 minute contact time to eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria and human health pathogens.

SaniDate RTU was also recently approved by San Francisco Department of Public Health and various city ministries have begun roll out of the product as it’s recommended bleach-alternative sanitizer for food-contact surface.

The following video features the story of Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco and the lives of children in poverty that are being affected for the positive by reducing and preventing asthma through their transition to a bleach-free environment.

SaniDate Ready-to-Use Hard Surface Sanitizer is available for retail or volume purchase through EnviroSelects LLC.

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Ribbon Cutting & Launch of Breathmobile® in Alameda

On Friday, January 20, 2012, the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. (PJCCE), in partnership with the Alameda Boys & Girls Club and Alameda Head Start will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, 1900 3rd Street in Alameda as it launches services of the PJCCE Breathmobile®, a 33ft pediatric mobile asthma clinic, in the City of Alameda. The press conference and ceremony will start at 10:00am and will include members of the Alameda School Board, City elected officials, Alameda Head Start representatives, Alameda County representatives, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event: Breathmobile ® Press Conference & Ribbon Cutting
Friday, January 20, 2012
10:00am – 10:30am
Alameda Boys & Girls Club
1900 3rd Street, Alameda

Asthma rates for children in the City of Alameda, and particularly at Alameda Point are high in the 0-5 age group. Many families do not have insurance to access regular asthma health care,” says Washington Burns, MD, Executive Director of the Breathmobile. “We are happy to be partnering with the Alameda Head Start and Alameda Boys and Girls Club.” Dr. Burns was contacted in 2011 by Daniel Javes of Alameda Head Start, after Javes concerned about asthma rates in Head Start children, had heard about the work the Breathmobile was doing at schools in Oakland. Javes contacted Dr. Burns and said that the Boys and Girls Club would be a perfect site in Alameda to see children with asthma. Javes suggested he should contact George Phillips, Executive Director of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, which he did. “The Breathmobile fits right in with our other health care initiatives like our dental clinic.” says George Phillips, the Club’s Executive Director, “It allows us to offer convenient access to services they might not otherwise use and will help us realize our goal of instilling healthy lifestyle habits in the children of our community.”

The Breathmobile®, the first of its kind in Northern California is owned and operated by PJCCE and is a 33 ft. Winnebago RV outfitted with the latest equipment to function as a pediatric mobile asthma clinic. Inside the van, there are an intake station, a small waiting space, a testing area for vital signs including Oximetry, allergen skin testing and spirometry, and an exam room. On board are two computer systems, the first has a health risk assessment system for asthma, and a screening module for pre-diabetes, and the other system is a state of the art electronic medical records system called “AsmaTrax.” Asthma and allergy specialists on-board include Pediatric Allergists, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists. A video system is also on board to play educational videos and CDs. Services are provided in English and Spanish, and are available at no cost to children and families. The Breathmobile® will also provide services at the Matheson Head Start in Alameda Point.

The Breathmobile’s® mission is to reduce the effects of asthma among economically challenged families by providing a sustainable, accessible asthma management program that will focus on regular preventive care, thereby shifting families away from acute episodic and emergency care.

There are other Breathmobiles® operating throughout the US, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Chicago, Baltimore, University of Alabama, and Phoenix, Arizona. All of these units form a national collaborative organization linked by a computer system located at USC to study and improve the effective treatment and management of asthma. Collaborative studies of Breathmobile® units in Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Orange counties in Southern California show a dramatic 73% reduction in Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations of asthma children being served by their Breathmobiles®. In its two years of operation, the PJC Breathmobile® has shown significant decrease in emergency room visits from 122 to 2, asthmarelated hospitalizations from 63 to 1, and school absences from 351 days to 17.

“There are so many diseases that we cannot control, but asthma is a controllable disease,“ says Dr. Burns, “By having the Breathmobile®, we can drastically reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations, school absenteeism, reduce medical costs, and decrease morbidity and mortality of asthma by teaching patients how to control their children’s asthma. We are also increasing children’s academic performance.”

Founded in 1995, the Prescott Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. works to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and families in the West Oakland community through a broad range of wellness, education and cultural programs, and resources delivered in a safe, welcoming, respectful environment. Prescott Joseph Center partners with organizations and agencies to deliver services and referrals within the community. Located in the Prescott district, also called the Lower Bottom,” of West Oakland it is a center for community services, education, culture and development. Prescott Joseph Center for Community Enhancement has a three-fold mission to: promote the individual self-esteem of citizens in the community through education, skill training and cultural programs, thus supporting healthy families and economic self-sufficiency; promote the on-going renewal of community spirit among West Oakland residents and to organize and promote community activities that facilitate economic, social and cultural development within West Oakland community.

For more information, about the Breathmobile ® of Northern California, please contact Washington Burns, Executive Director at 510-290-1476 or e-mail:drburns@prescottjoseph.org. You may also visit the Breathmobile® website at:www.breathmobile-nca.org.

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Purify Your Body’s Detox Foot Pads Are Packed With Powerful Ingredients That WORK!

Purify Your Body’s detox foot pads produce more negative ions and infrared light than ANY other pad and are the only pads with NO starch fillers. All ingredients are designed to work together to draw out and absorb harmful toxins.

Remember that as adults we have between 400 to 800 man-made chemicals in our bodies. Detoxifying is an acceptable and necessary part of living a healthy life in today’s world. Purify Your Body’s detox foot pads are one of the most effective and easiest forms of natural detoxification.

What poisons are you carrying around in your body? More importantly, how do you get rid of them? While eastern medicine has known and embraced the virtues of natural detoxing for many years, western nations are only just catching on. Yet it’s a natural, obvious, and effective health treatment which can cure fluid retention, food intolerances, gas or diarrhea, colds and infections, exhaustion, skin rashes, headaches or dizziness, insomnia, and a host of other problems.

As adults, we have around 400 to 800 man-made chemicals circulating in our bodies. Normal healthy body elimination processes do not remove all these chemicals. Food, drinks, polluted air, medications, stress, metabolism, disease, products applied to skin, synthetics, home and workplace chemicals contribute to the body’s toxin load which accumulates daily and builds up over the years.

Introducing the amazing detox foot pad. The detox foot pad warms and opens the pores of the skin to draw out and absorb accumulated wastes via the skin under osmotic pressure from the blood and lymph systems. The all-natural dry ingredients in the detox foot pads adhere to the soles of the feet like a big band aid overnight, when the body detoxifies. Depending on the individual, the detox may take two or three weeks to two or three months, or longer in the case of more severe disease or toxic build up.

Potent all-natural ingredients work together to draw out the toxic build-up in your feet, and in other parts of the body.

Toxins accumulate in the extremities. For hundreds of years Eastern medical studies have held the view that toxins progress towards the lower extremities in the body during the day. Assisted by gravity they accumulate from the tips of the toes to the ankles. Eastern medicine also understands that toxin accumulation leads to many degenerative diseases. For example, painful rheumatism and arthritis are caused by acidic toxin fluid gathered in the joints. There is another Asian expression that says aging comes from the foot.

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Sinusitis Treatment Rather Than Sinus Surgery

General Home Pharmacy Inc. Sinus Dynamics™ announced the company has successfully treated over 25,000 patients suffering from Nasal Allergies, Sinus Infections and Sinusitis. Sinus surgery was recommended for over 75% of these patients; however they chose SinusDynamics™; a topical sinus treatment using nebulized antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications to treat sinusitis rather than sinus surgery.

Sinus surgery or Sinusitis surgery is often times the last option to treat this chronic sinusitis condition. SinusDynamics™ has an alternative non-surgical sinusitis treatment option with proven efficacy and safety. For patients whose quality of life is regularly impacted by acute sinusitis or chronic sinusitis, this non-invasive nasal sinus treatment with Nasal nebulizer offers the convenience of treating their condition from the comfort of their own home or work place without any limitation or interference associated with any sinus surgery.

What does combined antibiotic and anti-inflammatory nebulized treatment mean for patients suffering with Nasal Allergies, Sinus Infections or Sinusitis? SinusDynamics’™ combined antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment is a non-surgical solution offering the most advanced technology in treating sinusitis. This treatment method targets the source of the infection directly, resulting in quicker and better outcomes for patients with little to NO side effects. The SinusDynamics™ treatment is quick and easy-to-use, providing patients with an alternative to surgery.

Findings in clinical studies have shown SinusDynamics’™ combined antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications improved and treat the condition of sinusitis patients. The SinusDynamics™ deposition of smaller particle size is supported by experimental and clinical studies. Researchers found that Sinus Dynamics increased deposition of aerosolized antibiotics in the maxillary sinus resulted in longer infection-free periods for patients with acute and chronic sinusitis. This study used particles with a mean diameter of 3.2 µm.

Researchers retrospectively found 82.9% of patients treated with Sinus Dynamics™ nasal nebulized antibiotics with mean particle diameter of 3.2 µm had a “good” or “excellent” response in treatment of Sinusitis. The medicated mist penetrates the tissues of sinus cavities and sinus infection topically to treat sinuses that are inflamed and infected. Physicians from across the country fax their prescriptions to Sinus Dynamics™ with combined antibiotic and anti-inflammatory nebulized topical treatment for their sinusitis patients.

Sinus Dynamics™ provides patients with a high level of customer service. SinusDynamics™ insurance billing and patient follow-up is unmatched. The company has a wealth of data and information gathered from their patient base and strives to ensure that each patient receives and achieves the optimal experience and results.

For most sinusitis sufferers (before or after sinus surgery), the infection can often times take over their lives – requiring numerous treatments throughout the years. Sinus Dynamics™ sinusitis and allergy treatment offers patients the option not to settle for simply managing the symptoms of a chronic disease with surgery.

Sinus Dynamics™ has raised awareness among influential groups, such as The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), to include the nasal sinus nebulizer combined Antibiotic and Anti-Inflammatory treatment in their treatment regimens. There is also a growing trend that discusses the overuse of oral antibiotics and the issue of antibiotic “resistance” and how alternative antibiotic therapies with nasal nebulizer need to be used and evaluated at the time of treatment. Physicians need to consider not just topical antibiotics but alternative delivery methods such as nasal nebulized therapy utilizing the SinusAero which is the only nasal nebulizer offered exclusively by SinusDynamics™.

Contact Sinus Dynamics™ at 877-447-4276 visit their web site at  www.sinusdynamics.com. Sinus Dynamics™ works with otolaryngologists, allergy & immunology, infectious disease specialists, and pulmonary specialists throughout the United States; providing custom compounded medications, exclusively formulated to treat sinus infections and inflammation through nebulized topical sinus treatment. A network of representatives is available for on-site demonstrations and consultation.

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Hayfever Misery To Hit One In Two People By 2060 Says Lloydspharmacy

New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK’s hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condition affects around a quarter of the UK population, one of the highest prevalence rates for hayfever in the world. By 2040, up to 28 million people will have hayfever due to severe pollen seasons caused by climate change.

City-dwellers will be worst affected by hayfever as warmer summers will intensify air pollution which affects the respiratory tract and allergenicity of pollens. In 50 years time, it is likely that almost three quarters of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge and Norwich, will have hayfever by 2040. North Scotland has been deemed the best place to live for people who want to avoid hayfever with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected by 2060.

As hayfever is already one of the most common forms of allergy, with almost 12 million people in the UK affected, Lloydspharmacy has made its full report and hayfever maps of the UK available for sufferers to download through its website.

Chris Frost, head of medicines at Lloydspharmacy, said: “Increasingly we are going to need treatments which help people to reduce their susceptibility to hayfever in the first place rather than simply alleviate the symptoms.

“A study conducted by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, and published online by the Current Medical and Research Opinion concluded that the Lloydspharmacy Hayfever Reliever significantly reduced the main symptoms of hayfever – sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes and an itchy palate. In fact it’s so effective some people may feel a reduction in hayfever symptoms after using it just a few times. This device has been clinically proven to help to reduce susceptibility to some types of pollens, making it very useful for the severe pollen seasons forecast over the next ten to fifty years.”

UK areas least susceptible to increases in allergenic pollen loads include coastal areas, especially in the west. The further north one goes, the shorter the growing season and the shorter the pollen seasons, causing less misery for hayfever sufferers. Highland and moor land areas are good places for hayfever sufferers as the type of vegetation there produces less pollen.

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy which is a community pharmacy has primary care at the heart of its business. This is why it has launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient professional health check services including free blood pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the comfort of a private consultation room. Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Celesio Wholesale, Celesio Pharmacies and Celesio Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Cleanose Personal Air Filters

As citizens search to protect themselves from the swine flu virus, one of the best protections may actually be right under our nose. Bringing help to the airlines and general public during this crisis

New Port Richey, FL May 5th, 2009 — With the world facing the ramifications of the spread of the swine flu virus/ H1N1, politicians, governments and citizens are mobilizing to protect themselves by wearing face masks, canceling trips and staying away from crowds.

The H1N1 or swine flu virus, like all flu viruses, is spread by inhalation. Donning face masks is the most obvious form of protection from transmission of viruses, and face mask sales are going thorough the roof. But face masks are not sealed, and air that gets around the side of the mask can be inhaled.

An additional defense against inhaled viruses is already available. Cleanose® is a nasal dust cover made of 100% breathable non-latex, skin-safe material designed to help protect against the inhalation of airborne particles into nasal passages.

Cleanose is a sealable nose filter that is simple to apply, safe and discrete. Since the filter is sealed around your nasal opening, no unfiltered air can be inhaled as long as you breathe thorough your nose. The wearer can still exhale and speak normally through the mouth, as long as all air is inhaled through the nose.

Wearing Cleanose covers over the nasal openings and may reduce respiratory exposure to viruses, germs, influenza, colds, bacteria, dust, pollen, pollutants, contaminants, secondhand smoke and inhaled carcinogens.

The CDC recommends a combined approach to help decrease the likelihood of transmission of the current swine flu virus, including frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and having ill persons stay home (except to seek medical care) and minimize contact with others.

Swine flu is not transmitted by food, therefore you can not get it from eating pork or pork products. The symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to typical flu symptoms including fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing. Some patients also report runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

From The Web Site:

“The World Cleanose® Corporation (WCC) is proud to introduce Cleanose®, the newest breakthrough in personal air filtration. At WCC, our mission is to help alleviate respiratory suffering by comfortably filtering nasally-inhaled air and removing airborne germs, allergens and/or noxious particles. Through our product, we hope to educate people about the harms of pollutants and contaminants while working to rid the world of these inhaled poisons.

Cleanose is manufactured right here in the United States. WCC prides itself on being both environmentally and economically aware of the world in which we live.”

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Allalternativemedicine.Com – One Of The Popular On-Line Stores For Natural Herbal Remedy

Alternative Medicine. Natural Remedies is online about a year. Since then the website becomes more and more popular. Natural herbal remedies are gaining more popularity in the United States today. More then 80 million of Americans acknowledge alternative medicine remedies for a variety health conditions versus traditional medicine.

All products presented on the website are made in precise therapeutic dosage from natural herbal ingredients. Comprehensive information on diagnosis, symptoms, and natural remedies are also presented on the website.

The natural herbal remedies for diabetes, insomnia, body cleansing and detoxification, weight loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, natural body and hair products, pain relief, immune system strengthening, cold/flu, and many others can be purchased on Allalternativemedicine.com. All products are made in Israel and kosher, carefully picked and based on positive impact and customers reviews.

The number of visitors in Allalternativemedicine.com has been growing steadily since its start in 2008. Allalternativemedicine.com uses effective, convenient and simple way to present useful information and products to visitors.

Visitors can easily find the products or the information they are looking for. It is just one click away form the main page. Visitors can feel confident using the All Alternative Medicine products and natural remedies.

You can visit the shopping site at the following web address: http://www.allalternativemedicine.com.

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No Shots! No Medication! Long Beach, California Allergy Sufferers Relieved With New Laser Technology

AllergiCare™ Relief Centers of Long Beach www.AllergiCare.com/clinics/longbeach opened last week and patients have already seen tremendous success with the clinic’s new state-of-the-art laser technology.

The new technique, called “immune conditioning”, that is offered by the clinics is unique in that there are no scratch tests, allergy shots or medication involved. Instead, computer technology and laser therapy are used to eliminate negative reactions to what would ordinarily be a harmless substance.

“What makes our method of diagnosis and treatment different from other available treatments for allergy symptoms, such as allergy shots and medication,” says Long Beach clinic director Chris Turner, DC, “is that this technique enables us to better identify the specific allergen or sensitivity from our database of over 10,000 different substances. Through this identification, which is enabled by our unique computer system, we can relieve the patient’s sensitivities much more precisely, which in turn provides us with greater results”.

AllergiCare™ Relief Centers’ system assists the practitioner in the diagnosis and relief of allergy symptoms in a non-invasive, drug-free environment. This system has been shown effective with all types of allergies, including seasonal symptoms related to hay fever, pollen, grasses and trees; environmental substances such as pollutants, chemicals, dust and dust mites; food allergens such as fruit, dairy, and nuts; and pet allergens among others. AllergiCare™ Relief Centers addresses the problem at its source rather than just treating the symptoms.

“An allergy is simply an inappropriate response developed by your body as a result of some negative interaction with a certain substance” Dr. Turner explains. “This programmed response triggers a reaction within your body. These reactions may include sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, headaches and difficulty breathing. Other symptomatic diagnoses such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, and autism have also been very closely linked to underlying allergic reactions to various substances. Once a sensitivity to a particular substance is identified, our system works to neutralize that negative response so that future exposure to that substance no longer triggers these irritating reactions.”

Many patients notice significant results after receiving just a single treatment. As each treatment addresses only one substance category, allergies to multiple substances may require multiple treatments. The cost per treatment is very affordable when compared to other methods.


AllergiCare™ Relief Centers of Long Beach
www.AllergiCare.com/clinics/longbeach is located in Long Beach, California at 3530 Atlantic Ave., Suite 101. For more information, to make an appointment, or for a list of other AllergiCare™ Relief Centers locations, call 562-595-5949 or visit www.allergicare.com/clinics/longbeach

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Disclaimer
Due to the unpredictable nature of allergies, sensitivities and the immune system, AllergiCare™ Relief Centers cannot guarantee any results, as is the case with all forms of healthcare. AllergiCare™ Relief Centers also cannot guarantee that new allergies or sensitivities will not develop in the future. While AllergiCare™ Relief Centers can treat most forms of allergies and sensitivities, some case do not respond to the treatment. AllergiCare™ Relief Centers does not treat cases of anaphylaxis.

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The National Center for Health Statistics reported recently that the number of children diagnosed with food allergies has spiked eighteen percent in the last ten years

Dr. Armen Ketchedjian, author of the book Will It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s Surgery, explains that the best way for parents to keep track of their child’s changing health needs is to keep up with regular appointments with the pediatrician and to log any sudden changes in temperament or physical condition following a meal.

“Pediatricians use these regular visits as a way of establishing a baseline for your child’s state of health,” says Dr. Ketch, as he is called by his patients. “It’s important that parents show up to these appointments and notify the pediatrician of any unusual activity.”

Dr. Ketch added that laboratory tests can verify most allergies but that pediatricians are also a good resource because they are trained to notice any differences in physical health that should raise a red flag. Symptoms associated with an allergic reaction include:

-hives
-wheezing and other lower respiratory problems
-vomiting
-nausea
-stomach cramps

In his book, Dr. Ketch advises that most allergic reactions will express themselves in anywhere from the first minute following a meal to a few hours afterward. He recommends that parents set an appointment with their child’s pediatrician following these incidents, especially if the reaction was severe enough to warrant a hospital visit.

Will It Hurt? helps educate parents about pediatric surgery. It is an easy-to-read resource that will give you, your child and your family the help and reassurance you need to make the surgical experience as stress-free as possible.

Listed in The Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Ketch trained at Cornell Medical Center, with a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a pain management elective at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has also worked to help develop new techniques in ambulatory anesthesia, taught medical students and residents, and cared for more than 10,000 patients.

Dr. Ketch is also the author of the children’s book Golden Apples (winner of the 2008 Reviewer’s Choice Award), a beautifully illustrated book that aims to help educate children about the dangers of drug abuse.

For more information, contact the author directly at support@dr.ketch.com.

WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC and author Dr. Armen G. Ketchedjian chose Arbor Books, Inc. (www.ArborBooks.com) to design and promote Will It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s Surgery. Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting and marketing firm.

(Will It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s Surgery by Dr. Ketch; ISBN: 0-9815373-0-8; $14.95; 172 pages; 5½” x 8 ½”; soft cover book with illustrations; WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC)

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