Car Detailing

Car Detailing Services In OKC

auto detailing servicesYou are probably aware that car detailing is a crucial part of maintaining your car’s value, but might not understand why it’s so important. We reached out to a car detailer in Oklahoma City to get a better understanding of the process and the benefits from detailing your vehicles. Continue reading to find out more about the significance of car detailing, and get an estimated idea of how often you should be getting your car detailed.

Exactly What Does an Auto Detail Comprise Of?

Car detailing is the art of cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, truck, or boat to maintain it’s value and keep it looking nice. Many car owners run through the wash, but few take the time to have the vehicle thoroughly inside and out.

Not every vendor providing the service uses the same chemical treatment or same techniques, but most will clean your motor, headlights/taillights, and brakes — while eliminating any unwanted debris which could be hiding on either inside and outside your vehicle. Basically, any component of your automobile that requires cleanup, will get cleaned.

Why Are They Significant?

Not only will a detailed cleaning make your vehicle look sharp, but it also helps to remove any funk that might be stinking up the interior, it’s also beneficial for stain removal. That beer your buddy spilt in the backseat, or that wild Friday night you had back there with your lady – there might be some stains to remove.

Taking care of your vehicle should be a priority, for some, it’s the second biggest investment behind a home. By keeping the exterior clean and waxed you can prevent sun damage and any damage that may occur from tree sap or fallen debris that may stain your paint surface. Also, engine issues can be costly, which explains why it’s far better to keep up your car or truck today so that you can reduce the odds of something going on later on. Full engine details keep unwanted debris out of the vehicles engine compartment.

All this is also added benefit for maintaining resell value. When it is time to sell, any potential buyer will take notice of a well-detailed car and your asking price should be met with approval if valued fairly.

How Frequently Should You Detail?

Most specialists recommend a complete detail every four to six months, which equates to 2-3 times annually. However, that is only a guideline, there are obviously other variables to consider like weather conditions that may dirty your car quicker than normal, and any unexpected interior spills that would require detailed attention.

Bottom line, the more frequently you can detail your car, the better shape your car will be in. People who wash, wax, and clean their car on a constant basis will require less detailing than someone who neglects the vehicle. If you are a generally tidy person, detailing your car annually ought to be good enough for you. All you pigs out there that can’t keep your car clean, time to pay attention!

Ultimately, it is never a bad idea to get your car detailed before selling it. Details are comparatively cheap, and also a clean car may make a significant difference on how much somebody is willing to pay for it.

Wash And Wax

When you get the opportunity, take some opportunity to wash and wax your vehicle. Not only can this help to make your vehicle look newer for longer, but it will also make sure that any contaminants which might have stuck to the surface of your vehicle are properly removed and the surface gets sealed to protect it against unwanted debris and chemical contaminants.

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Many people who see chiropractic doctors swear by their care; there are others who believe chiropractic care is not even medical care. How do you know if a chiropractor is the right choice for your particular situation, and what should you believe and not believe about chiropractic care in Owasso, OK? We will explore the many myths surrounding chiropractors and their care, and hopefully point you in the right direction!

Probably the biggest misconception about chiropractors is that they are not “real” doctors. A chiropractor is a doctor, just not a medical doctor. A chiropractor is a specialist; just like you wouldn’t want a chiropractor working on your feet, you don’t want a podiatrist working on your spine! Chiropractors endure an extremely challenging educational process, similar to that of a medical doctor with the absence of surgery and pharmacology classes. As a matter of fact, some chiropractic majors also require 2 to 4 years of premed undergraduate classes before they begin the next 4 to 5 years in chiropractic college. Classes include radiology, neurology, physiology, pathology, bio-mechanics as well as the proper chiropractic techniques. Additional health care classes are required for graduation. In all, chiropractic students attend more classroom hours than medical students while both are in school!

Next, a chiropractic student must finish several hundred hours of real patient management in a clinical setting, much like an externship. The student is supervised by a professional chiropractor as the student chiropractor hones his or her skills. At such time the student is prepared to graduate from the program, the new chiropractic doctor must complete four sets of national examinations and the state board examination. If the student passes, he or she has achieved their license to practice, also known as a DC degree, or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors are considered licensed health care providers and they must complete continuing education classes to stay abreast of the newest technology and techniques.

Once a doctor of chiropractic care is licensed in his or her state, they are subject to additional testing, licensing and monitoring by state and national boards. Chiropractors, like their medical doctor counterparts, can write sick leave certificates and are sanctioned by federal and state programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Workers’ Compensation. The biggest differences between medical doctors and chiropractic doctors is that the former can prescribe medication and in some instances, perform surgery. If you have an illness or require surgery, a medical doctor would be your best bet. If you have soft tissue damage, an injury to the spine or a misalignment of the spine, a chiropractor would be your best option. Chiropractors are excellent at healing back pain, spasms and headaches by enlisting muscle and massage therapies, exercises and of course, spinal adjustments.

Another misconception? That medical doctors and chiropractors aren’t on the same team. While some medical doctors feel they are superior to chiropractors, and vice versa, both sets have come to acknowledge that patients can benefit from various kinds of treatment, and that the patient’s well being is the most important aspect of their jobs. Hospitals now employ chiropractors on staff, debunking the myth that chiropractors aren’t real doctors.
And what of chiropractic care itself? There are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, including the thought that it is painful. Just the opposite is true. The release of pressure of the spine—the “cracking” or “popping” of the back—is a pleasurable experience when administered by a chiropractor. Many people believe that chiropractic care is reserved for just the neck and back, when it is actually useful in many areas of the body. Chiropractic care can be used to treat all types of soft tissue disorders and joint problems, as well as headaches, allergies and in some specific cases, even ear infections.

You may be asking yourself—is chiropractic care safe? Chiropractic spinal adjustments are extremely safe but only when administered by a chiropractor. There have been countless research studies to confirm that the risks of serious injury or problems resulting from spinal manipulation are rare; as a matter of fact, it is recommended that this method be used in the majority of lower back pain problems, as opposed to a more invasive solution, like surgery. To quash the rumor that chiropractic care is “quack medicine”, it has been around for over 100 years, and numerous scientific studies have been conducted to provide chiropractors with the safest and most effective healing methods available. Ongoing research provides the doctors with the newest diagnostic methods and treatments, ensuring the most up-to-date, scientific measures for patient care.

Once you commit to Frisco chiropractic center, don’t worry; it is not a lifelong commitment! Many patients see a chiropractor to ease an ailment or injury, while others maintain an ongoing relationship with their chiropractor, engaging in preventative care. While preventative care is best—just like well check-ups with your regular doctor or cleanings and exams you’re your dentist—regular adjustments to your spine would be most beneficial. Your spine experiences normal use by walking, sitting, driving—all can take their toll. By continuing chiropractic care, a patient is less likely to sustain an injury because their body is adjusted for it. While this may not be true for every instance, it is just like preparing your muscles for a long run; the likelihood of injury is diminished due to preventative care. This proactive care can help you avoid problems in the future and help you feel better, move with more freedom, and stay healthier throughout your lifetime. While it is not necessary to continue chiropractic care once you start, it is a recommended part of the preventative care of your body.

To round out the misconceptions about chiropractic care, many people believe it is very expensive. Quite the contrary; chiropractic care is often very affordable and very worth the cost. Just like anything else of value, there are maintenance costs involved and none more important than your body! There are some insurance plans that cover chiropractic care costs and many doctors accept payment plans, depending upon your situation. Overall, the cost of chiropractic care versus the care of a medical doctor is substantially less.

The myths about chiropractic care are commonplace and often just that: myths. It is important to know that manipulation of the spine is best left to the professionals and that “cracking” your own back or having someone press on your spine can cause more harm than good. As with any major life decision, from buying a house to contemplating health care, make sure you have conducted ample research to make informed choices.

Note from Ann: Last week I shared a dataviz how-to guide. Paul Denninger has a great alternative solution to share! He uses hidden bars, also known in the Excel community as floating bars or white bars, to build “two” charts in one. Enjoy!

Getting excel to do complex work is easy; making the output look nice is a different matter. I took the challenge to recreate Ann’s graph because I’m always looking for better ways to display information.

The solution required a stacked bar chart, so the only problem was lining up the starting point for the second dataset. A buffer needed to sit between the end of the first set of bars and the start of the second so that it would force the second set to line up correctly. Hidden data had to fill the gap. Here’s how I did it.

First, start by inputting the original data. Sorting the rows from large to small will help make the chart easier to build.

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First, input the original data

The next step is creating the dummy data. Insert a column between the two existing datasets and populate it by subtracting the first column from “1.” This gives you a series of percentages that start at the end of the first bar and end at “1.” The problem of lining up the second dataset is solved at this point.

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Create a column of dummy data

With all of the data in place, creating the chart is easy. Use a stacked bar and include all 3 columns.

Setting Chart

Insert a stacked bar chart

Once the chart has been built, it’s time to hide the dummy column. Highlight the red data series and choose the format menu. Fill the series with the same color as your background. This makes the bars blend into the background and leaves them invisible. Do the same for the data labels. The dummy information is now hidden and your second dataset lines up properly.

Removing Dummy Bars

Make the dummy data invisible

The y-axis still needs to be fixed since the values are organized from low to high. Invert it by highlighting it and opening the format axis menu. Tick the “categories in reverse order” radio button to have the bars arrange themselves from high to low.

Fix the vertical axis

Flip the y-axis

Here is the primary display difference between this solution and Ann’s. Due to the hidden data, the x-axis begins at 0 and goes up to 200%. Since it’s a big challenge to make repeating axes in one chart, and one that I haven’t solved, it’s probably best to remove the x-axis altogether. Since the data values are shown in the bars, removing the axis should not make data interpretation more difficult. In fact, it will be easier for people looking at the chart since they don’t have to rescale the second data series in their heads.

Finally, decrease the gap between the bars and invert the fill and text colors for the overall bar. This makes it stand out from the other series. It’s personal preference whether you want to make the data labels bold or not.

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Your chart is finished and you have improved on excel’s built in data presentation immensely. Other than the problem with the x-axis, this solution gives the same result as Ann’s. It’s a visually appealing way to compare two or more groups across the same categories.

When he isn’t playing with Excel and learning to use R better, Paul Denninger is trying to start a company. He currently manages investments for people and is on a constant search for data to analyze. He spends enough time working with nonprofits that he might make a career change and do it full time. You can see more of his work on his blog, Risk Assets.

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a side by side bar chart. You can read the full post here.

Congratulations to the 9 contestants! Click on the contestant’s name to see their chart.

  • Regan Grandy
  • Sara Vaca
  • Alex Kadis
  • Katrina Brewsaugh
  • @CaptainCane64
  • @PD_ssp
  • Will Fenn
  • Angie Ficek (Check out how she used her own data!)
  • James Coyle (Check out how he used his own pre-post data!)

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide.

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a side by side bar chart like the one shown below. We’re comparing how Coalition A and Coalition B scored on Innovation Network’s Coalition Assessment Tool.

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Step 2: And the secret to making side by side bar charts in Excel…

…is that we’re going to make two separate bar charts, one for Coalition A and one for Coalition B. When we copy and paste the charts from Excel into PowerPoint or Word, they’ll look like a single cohesive chart.

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Step 3: Type the data into Excel.

Make sure you choose a purposeful order to your data, like the highest percentage on top and the lowest percentage on bottom.

Excel often flips the data table upside down when creating charts, i.e. if you want the overall scores to be at the bottom of the chart, then you need to put the overall scores in the top of your data table. (Or, you can reverse the order of the categories later on.)

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Step 4: Create the first bar chart.

You know the drill: Add data labels inside the end of your bars. Choose a color palette that matches your client’s logo or your own logo. Use an action color to draw the reader’s eye where you want it (in my example, the overall score). Delete unnecessary ink like the tick marks, grid lines, and border. Use gray to de-emphasize things like (n=7) and the axis labels. Reduce the gap width.

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Beginner Excel users: If you need extra instruction, check out how to make a basic bar chart and my Excel for Evaluation chart tutorials.

Step 5: Copy the first chart.

Rather than re-create the wheel when making the second bar chart, let’s save some time by simply copying the first chart.

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Step 6: Populate the second chart with Coalition B’s data.

Use the “select data” feature to put Coalition B’s percentages into the chart.

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Step 7: Adjust the second chart’s bar color and title.

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Step 8: Delete the second chart’s axis labels.

Yep, you’re right, the second chart’s bars are going to get waaaaaay too long. We’ll fix this in Step 9.

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Step 9: Re-size the second chart.

Here’s my super scientific secret for making sure each chart is the same size: I measure the plot area with a business card.

First, adjust the first chart's plot area so that it's the width of a business card or post-it note.

First, adjust the first chart’s plot area so that it’s the width of a business card or post-it note.

Next, I adjust the second chart's plot area so that it's the same width as my business card.

Next, I adjust the second chart’s plot area so that it’s the same width as my business card.

Step 10: Paste the charts into PowerPoint or Word.

Select both charts and paste them into PowerPoint or Word at the same time. Here’s what it looks like on a slide. Looks like a single chart!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the first and second dataviz challenges! I hope these challenges give you a chance to practice and build upon your Excel and visualization skills.

Last time, we made a streamlined version of the basic bar chart by adjusting Excel’s default settings. Basic bar charts are great when you’re just looking at simple patterns, like one series of data at a time.

However, sometimes we need to compare several series of data at one time. For example, the Innovation Network team and I recently compared the capacity of 12 different coalitions using our coalition assessment tool. We calculated coalition capacity in 7 different areas, such as Basic Functioning and Structure and the Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions. To learn more about the tool, check out some materials from a recent presentation here.

The “before” chart: Here’s a clustered (aka cluttered) bar chart based on fictional data from the coalition assessment tool. The default Excel chart to compare Coalition A and Coalition B might look something like this:

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A default clustered bar chart in Excel. Bleh.

Or, you could use the switch row/column feature to make a default chart like this:

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Another default clustered bar chart in Excel.

These default clustered bar charts work… kind of. Well… not really. Actually, no, they really don’t work at all! My brain needs a couple minutes to read the default charts and really think about comparisons.

The “after” chart: Luckily, with a little Excel elbow grease, we can make the patterns pop out even faster. Here’s a side by side bar chart:

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Now, my brain can see the patterns almost immediately: Both coalitions scored highest on Basic Functioning and Structure. Both coalitions scored lowest on Sustainability, with Reputation and Visibility scoring pretty low as well. Coalition A scored higher than Coalition B on every section of the assessment. The overall scores were 80% for Coalition A and 50% for Coalition B. Phew! This is much easier for my brain.

The dataviz challenge: Re-create the “after” version of the side by side bar chart in Excel, R, or some other free software program. When you’re finished, email me or tweet a screenshot to @annkemery.

Tips for beginner Excel users: First, learn how to make a basic bar chart. Then, check out this powerpoint for tips on making a side by side bar chart.

Bonus for advanced Excel users: Instead of copying this dataset exactly, think about how you might use a side by side bar chart in your own work. Can you re-create this chart using your own data or your own color scheme?

The prize for playing: Beer or coffee, my treat, the next time you’re in DC; a professional development opportunity; and bragging rights.

I’ll post the how-to guide in two weeks, on June 10, 2013. Happy charting!

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a basic bar chart.

Congratulations to the 9 winners: Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds! You’ve officially won bragging rights and a beverage of your choice, my treat, the next time you’re in DC.

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide!

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a basic bar chart like the one shown below. We’re examining how a nonprofit has grown over the past six years. This is a simple metric so we don’t need anything more complicated than a basic bar chart.

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Step 2: Type your data into Excel.

Here’s how I typed my data into the spreadsheet.

Hot tip for advanced users: I wanted to abbreviate the years (i.e., ’07 instead of 2007). If you type 07, it will turn into 7, because Excel automatically removes zeros at the beginning of numbers. To fool Excel into keeping the zero, you must add an apostrophe; typing ’07 will turn into 07. So, if you want to get ’07 as your final result, you must add two apostrophes; typing ”07 will turn into ’07.

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Step 3: Insert a bar chart.

Highlight or select the data table. Go to the Insert tab. Click on the Column icon. Select a 2-D Clustered Column Chart. For additional help with inserting charts, check out this tutorial.

Now we’ve got our default bar chart (shown below). There’s nothing technically wrong with this bar chart. However, with a few small tweaks, we can really improve the formatting.

We’re going to manually adjust 9 settings in Excel: the axis labels, the data labels, the border, the bar color, the font size and color, the gap width, tick marks, the legend, and the grid lines. We’ll go through each of these steps, starting with the axis labels and working around counter-clockwise. These tweaks just take a few seconds each to make. When added together, they can make a big difference.

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Step 4: Delete the axis labels.

Click on the axis labels themselves. Then press delete on your keyboard. I do not advocate for removing the axis labels on every chart. This is a matter of personal preference. In this example, the data are so ridiculously straightforward that we really don’t need the axis labels.

step4Step 5: Add data labels.

Data labels are the numbers inside the bars that show how many participants were served each year. To position the data labels inside the bars themselves, we need to use a 2-step process. First, right-click on one of the blue bars and select “Add Data Labels.” Second, right-click on one of the labels and select “Format Data Labels.” You’ll get a pop-up screen like the one shown below. You can tweak the label position. In this example, I selected “Inside End.” Then, you can simply click on one of the data labels and change the text color to white. For more help with data labels, watch this tutorial.

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Step 6: Remove the border.

Right-click on the border and select “Format Chart Area.” Click on “Border Color” and select “No Line.”

Removing the border is also a personal preference. I started deleting my borders after reading one of Edward Tufte’s books in which he advocates for charts being situated inside and alongside the narrative – rather than sticking charts in the appendix or adding awkward “Figure 1.4″ labels. Border-less charts tend to help the reader’s eyes glide down the pages of your report a little more seamlessly.

Step 7: Adjust the bar color.

This chart was originally designed for an Ignite session. You can view the slides here.

After giving the presentation, there were a few audience questions. One man, with his (first? second? third?) glass of wine in his hand, asked how I selected the turquoise color scheme. He was laughing (with me? at me?) because I was wearing a dark turquoise shirt, a light turquoise blazer, a turquoise necklace, a turquoise bracelet, and turquoise earrings. Yes, even my toenails were painted turquoise. I mumbled something like, “I guess I just really like turquoise!” and promptly ran off the stage. #npfail

The correct answer would’ve been that colors should be used strategically so that the reader’s eyes are naturally drawn to certain patterns in the data. For example, I purposefully drew the reader’s attention to the 2012 bar. The key is to select a plain color (e.g., gray, or light turquoise in this example) and what Stephanie Evergreen calls an action color (e.g., dark turquoise). For examples of plain colors and action colors, check out Stephanie Evergreen’s post on assigning a color system for graphs.

I like to professionalize my charts by tweaking Excel’s default color scheme. During fun projects like this, I select color schemes from Design-Seeds and use the Instant Eyedropper to determine each color’s RGB code. I selected the Cherry Palette for this Ignite presentation (shown below). During real projects, I match colors to the client’s logo.

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Sometimes I save my color palette and RGB codes within the Excel workbook itself for safekeeping and easy reference.

So how do you adjust the bar color? Click on one of the bars. Click on the paint can icon. Select “More Colors.” In the pop-up window, select the “Custom” tab. Type in the RGB codes for your plain color and the action color.

Step 8: Adjust the font size and colors.

Here’s another spot where personal preferences come into play. When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a report, I often match my chart’s font to the report (e.g., Calibri size 11, which we typically use for the body text). When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a single, standalone handout, or into a powerpoint slide, I use much larger font sizes (e.g., 14, 16, or 18 point font). When I’m using data labels within the bars (see Step 5), I often use bold font to make the text pop.

Gray can be used strategically to dull-down the least important features of the chart – like the horizontal axis labels (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12).

We’re getting closer! Not there yet…

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Step 9: Adjust the gap width.

Gap width is a lesser-known, but very cool, feature of Excel. The gap width is the amount of space between the bars. The default setting on most computers is 150%, which means the distance between the bars is 1.5 times wider than the bar itself.

To adjust gap width, right-click on one of the bars and select “Format Data Series.” In the pop-up window, you can increase or decrease the gap width, as shown below. I often use 50-75% rather than the default 150%.

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Hot tip for advanced users: The gap width feature is also very useful for histograms. You can decrease the gap width to 5% so that only a sliver of space remains between the bars.

Step 10: Remove tick marks.

For help with tick marks, watch this tutorial.

Step 11: Remove the legend.

In this simple chart, the legend doesn’t serve any purpose. To remove the legend, simply click on the legend and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Step 12: Remove the grid lines.

Again, because this chart is so simple, we don’t need the grid lines. For help removing the grid lines, watch this tutorial.

We’re all done! Here’s the finished product.

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Step 13: Add a caption (optional).

Charts are inserted into a variety of communications modes: within the body of a report, as a standalone chart that’s printed out and hung on a bulletin board, as a standalone chart that’s printed and used as the handout at a meeting, on a powerpoint slide…

This particular chart was flashed on the screen for 15 seconds during my Ignite session, so there was no need to add a caption. My voice served as the caption.

However, when creating standalone charts, you’ll want to add contextual details so that the reader who passes by your chart on your organization’s bulletin board can quickly grasp the chart’s key takeaway message. One of the best ways of adding contextual details is to add a caption within the Prime Real Estate at the top of the chart. For an example, check out this post by Cole Nussbaumer.

Bonus

I hope this was helpful! Click here to download my Excel file. Thanks again to the dataviz challenge winners, Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds!

Discussion Questions

What are your favorite tools for selecting color palettes and determining RGB codes? When do you add captions to your charts, and what are your strategies for selecting the most important findings to emphasize in that caption? Have you adjusted the gap width for any of your charts, and if so, in what situations?

Understanding More about Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure

Our bone marrow has an important and significant role to play. It aids the production of healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and hemoglobin. There are many people who suffer from bone marrow disorders. This leads to the disruption of normal production of blood cells in the body. This could lead to a number of problems including anemia, reduced capacity of the body in fighting off and protecting against infections, inability of the body to help blood clotting in case of injuries due to insufficient platelets and other such problems. When medications and other forms of treatment cannot solve the problem, bone marrow transplantation could be the only option. We will try to understand more about bone marrow transplant procedure so that our readers are able to get some basic ideas about it.

 

Types of Bone Marrow Transplants

 

Bone marrow transplants are classified into two major categories. They are autologous transplants and allogeneic transplants.

 

Autologous transplants are about using the own cell of a person. This form of transplant requires harvesting of the cells before various medical processes like chemotherapy or radiation. These processes often damage and kill healthy cells and therefore bone marrow transplant procedure could help in reducing the complications associated with radiation and chemotherapy. GVHD or Graft Versus Host Disease is a common risk associated with any type of bone transplant including autologous transplants.

 

Allogeneic transplants on the other hand involve the use of bone marrow cells from a donor. The donor must have a close genetic match. Compatible relatives is the best option, though matching bone marrow cells can also be found from many donor registries. This form of bone marrow transplant procedure is followed when the bone marrow has stopped functioning or is not functioning properly. Here also there is a risk of GVHD and other problems.

 

How to Prepare for Bone Marrow Transplants

 

The whole process of bone marrow transplants may take around a week. Adequate preparation must be made and the family members must be available close to the patient. The patient should also ensure that the insurance related matters are updated and if there are pets and children they also must be adequately taken care of.

 

When the actual transplantation happens, the immunity system of the body will be compromised. Therefore, the patients are made to stay in a special section of hospitals that are reserved for people who are receiving bone marrow transplants. This reduces the risk of infection quite significantly. Leukapheresis is the most commonly used method of bone marrow transplant. During this procedure, the donor is giving some intravenous medication. This medication helps the stem cells to move from the bone marrow to the blood cells. Blood is then drawn out from the donor through an intravenous procedure. The machine that does the job also has the capability of separating white blood cells from others.

 

The recipient will have a needle implanted on the upper right side of the heart. This needle is called a CVC or central venous catheter. The fluid that contains the new stem cells flow into the heart directly after which they disperse to various parts of the body. They find their new home in the bone marrow cells where they begin to grow.

 

The Final Word

 

Though bone marrow transplantation is a complicated process, it might become necessary and unavoidable in many situations. The success rates are quite good though risks of infections and rejections are very much there.

 

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Bone Marrow Transplant

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Top 4 Benefits of a Call Tracking System

Although most of us are familiar with call tracking, the advancement in technology makes it imperative at present. It is essential for a contemporary call tracking system to be versatile, comprehensive, succinct, and cloud-based. In this article, we have mentioned the top benefits of using a call tracking system.

  1. Helps to expand your business

Successful companies always try to expand their business. It is essential to be conscious of untapped and new markets for growing your business. Call tracking software will allow you to evaluate the potential in the untapped regions and you will be able to direct your marketing efforts in those areas. Cal tracking system will allow you to comprehend the geographical info about the individuals that are calling your business. Tracking this info will help you to know the specific regions which are providing you with lots of calls and you will be able to focus your upcoming marketing campaigns there.

  1. Allows you to spend cash on effective marketing campaigns

A call tracking system will enable a company to recognize marketing campaigns that are working and thus they will be able to spend their money and time properly. The companies will be able to focus their marketing campaigns in the proper direction which will generate more ROI in the long run.

It will be feasible to compare the outcomes of various marketing channels (such as email, newspapers, social media, and so on) by monitoring their phone numbers and figure out the most lucrative one for you. In case you are depending on online campaigns only, a call tracking system will aid you in figuring out those landing pages which are producing calls and you will learn the ways of designing and applying your online marketing efforts in a better manner.

  1. Enhance ROI

Small companies are always trying to come across ways for minimizing their expenses. They will be able to generate profits by keeping the expenses low. Nevertheless, it is quite difficult to operate companies with minimum costs since we are of the notion that low costs result in low-quality returns. However, this not the real fact when it comes to vanity numbers. It is possible to use them locally and also share them easily so that it becomes an inexpensive solution generating quality results.

It will be better for any company to be available on phone 24 hours a day. However, small companies are not able to justify the expenses of this type of service. A call tracking system will allow you to track any missed call easily and thus, no opportunity will be missed for your business. It will assist in accumulating valuable info regarding the number of calls missed by you and also the origin of those calls.

  1. Improve services using call recording

It will be possible to record all inbound calls with the help of call tracking software. You will be able to comprehend the preferences of your customers by extracting precious info from the recorded calls. You will also know regarding the problems faced by them. This data will allow you to modify your services or products, thus improving the satisfaction of the clients.

Conclusion

A call tracking system will help you to keep pace with your customers. This will result in improving the status of your company, thus providing it with the place deserved by it.

Tips To Hire Quality Movers in Edmond OK

Moving your home from one location to the other is not an easy task as it includes various things including hiring a vehicle, packing household items, loading, and unloading, etc.  When you have planned to move your home from Edmond OK due to any reason then to ensure smooth moving you will have to search for a quality mover. The tips discussed in this write-up can help you in finding and hiring good movers in Edmond OK.

Have a survey of your home: When you contact a mover then its estimator will go through your home before giving you an estimate of the cost of moving your belongings to some other destination. He will ask you about the items you will like to move so that he can calculate the cost. You can leave the things you want to leave, sell, or donate before moving to get a correct estimate.

Avoid movers with the switched name: To avoid being assessed by BBB many businesses frequently change the name of their business. Such businesses cannot be considered reliable. The movers you choose in Edmond must be situated locally and able to give information about their insurance and license and should be in this business for a long time.

Avoid paying a large deposit: Usually reputed movers never demand any deposit before completing the task. In case someone asks for some advance deposit then instead of depositing a large amount of money before completing the move you should deposit token money only. You should pay the rest of the moving cost after the safe delivery of your belongings at the next destination.

Avoid costs of packing: Though movers do not own responsibility for damages caused to your belongings if you pack them yourself but it can considerably reduce your cost of moving. They can charge excessive prices for packing materials like boxes etc as well as the cost of time and labor. However, if you allow them to pack then you must ask them about their experience in this regard.

Get references from your family and friends: If someone in your family or friends has recently then he can recommend the best movers in Edmond OK. You can also ask state or federal associations of movers and storage companies in America for reference to some reliable mover in your area.

Avoid movers with blank moving contract: Everything settled between you and the mover should be written on the contract before signing it to avoid any dispute later on. So instead of signing a blank contract, you must insist on writing the estimate and other costs as well as the inventory of your belongings on the contract so that you can claim if anything is lost or damaged during the transit

Ask about the protection of insurance: Most of the reputed movers in Edmond OK own liability for the worth of the goods transported by them. They may charge some additional fees to ensure the protection of your belongings at every level.

Thus by following the tips discussed in this write-up you can easily hire good movers in Edmond OK.

City Moving & Storage Also Offers Following Services:

Movers OKC

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Contact US:

City Moving & Storage

Address:
815 SW 2nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 232-5200

How to Choose the Best Schools in Tampa

Choosing the school for your kid is not an easy job. As you know that this is the first ground of learning for children, so you have to be careful before you get swayed by reputation. When your kid has reached the age to be enrolled in a school, you will hear so many things from your family members, your friends who have kids, and neighbors. They will tell you about different schools, and why they are the best.

 

You must take all of it into considerations. After that look for the best criteria of the schools, you have shortlisted. It will help you judge the educational institute by your personal choice and you can take note of the things your kid needs. Let’s check out the tips for choosing the best Schools in Tampa.

 

Do some research

Research always gives fruitful results; thus you must never avoid the scope of it. You have to look for the schools that have captured the first pages of the search page. You will surely find some good names, and the name of a well-known school can come up too. All you have to do is to open the website and jot down the contact details of the schools you have liked.

 

Affordability

Every parent has their budget and depending on that they enroll their kids in specific schools. Before you contact an educational institute, you have to map your budget first. Then you can look for the schools that you can afford. However, if you are fine with spending more than you can afford just because you want your kid to get educated in a good place, then, you have to manage your finance and make sure you can pay for the fees.

 

Core values of the institution

Every school has its core values. This is very important when you want your kids to learn good things. To know this, you can talk to the principal of the school, get to know the approach they make towards each student. If they provide sports or arts in the Schools in Tampa, and so on. This knowledge will help you get an overview of the school, and you can decide whether you should go for it or not.

 

Your child’s needs

Not every kid is a super learner, some children take time to learn, and for them, the school system should be proper. So, if your kid needs special attention, you must look for an educational institution that provides better support. Also, the school must provide scopes for creativity for the kids.

 

The infrastructure of the school

Does the school have a large playground? The game center, if the classrooms are clean, so are the bathrooms. These are the things you have to check before you shortlist the institute. If you hear that the school barely maintains the hygiene of the bathrooms, you must not go for that place.

 

If the Schools in Tampa stand out every year in the state or the country in its scores, then, it’s good intuition. Other than safety and good teaching skill, your child needs to bring good marks. For that, you have to check the academic merit part.

Contact US:

Tampa Preparatory School

Address:
727 W Cass St, Tampa, Florida
Phone: (813) 251-8481

Business Coach in Oklahoma City – Learn Many Things through It

Anyone who is into business or wishes to become a successful businessman needs to take proper coaching. The benefit of coaching will be understood when you see your business growing. Growth in business means an increase in profitability, which is the sole aim of every businessman. There are many things that you will learn during your coaching.

 

Benefits of Business coaching

Once you will understand the benefit of coaching you will like to enroll in it. You will learn how to interact with your employees, learn ways to increase profitability, learn issues resolving skills, and become more confident. It will be helpful for the growth of a business of any size. You will also learn action plans and strategies that will prove to be helpful in your business. With so many things to learn you should never let go of this opportunity and should enroll in the coaching so that you can fulfill your future goals.

 

It will also help in business expansion and increase in productivity. The main mantra of time management can also be learned through it. It will benefit both the company as well as the individual.

 

Tips for finding the correct business coach

We all know and are aware that the importance of coaching cannot be ignored. A good coaching coach will help in developing all the skills that make you a businessman in its true sense. There are many coaches in Oklahoma City so do your satisfaction before you select a business coach in Oklahoma City for yourself.

 

You can seek help from your friend who has already taken coaching from a particular coach. By doing this you are already having all the information related to the coach. Remember that a true coach will teach you to execute different plans and the proper ways to revise it. A good coach will always do his best to improve many things in you. If a few changes are made as per his suggestion and guidance you will be able to improve the overall performance of the company.

 

Coaching through Virtual platform/Online

If you are busy and do not have enough time to attend the classes by visiting the center, you can opt for online coaching as well. Your coach will tell you all the important things before starting the coaching so that no problem is faced at either end. For online coaching always look for a coach who has been imparting coaching online for at least two to three years. Know about the tools, software, and technique that are required for un-interrupted coaching.

An experienced coach will surely be able to teach you important things compared to the one who is not so experienced. Clarify all your doubts if any pertaining to fees, timings, and modules before you start the coaching.

To get a better understanding of the coach you can also interact with other ex-participants and read what they have to say on the site. It is only after full satisfaction at your end you can hire the coach. You are definitely going to benefit a lot if the coach is good and experienced enough.

Truck Brokerage Software – Facts You Need to Know

Truck brokerage also known as freight brokerage is a type of shipping, hauling, or auto transport system. In this process, qualified haulers are found by a third person other than the hauler or owner. This has now become very famous in the 21st century, but this has been done by specific software.

 

Truck brokerage software is software that is generally known as TMS. TMS means Transportation Management Software. This software finds brokers who are ready to haul by the means of a truck. This software does all the work, from finding qualified carriers to dispatching drivers, to getting the invoice and finally the payment.

 

Getting a truck brokerage software is much easier as the software does all the work for you. Other than that it is a lot more organized process and the profit is more. People who work as truck brokerage generally have their own business or work for other companies. These people are responsible for arranging transport like trucks for the hauling process.

 

Attributes of Truck Brokerage Software

Here are a few features of truck brokerage software and how they work.

 

Quotation: This software helps you get a quote from the list of qualified haulers they chose. Once you choose your desired hauler it will then generate a quote and send it. This will display every piece of information you need with the help of keywords.

 

Loading Management: The software takes full responsibility for organizing the truck for the hauling process, loading your items, and updating you with each step they take. This software will update you at each moment and will display each information from loading to loading status, drop date, drop time, driver’s name, items being shipped, and so on.

 

Progress: This software is responsible to find out the shortest route for your equipment to be shipped. They will find a route which is the least time consuming for fast delivery. The software will inform you about the process and keep updating you with the live tracking option. It will also show you the traffic information, speed limit so you can recheck the fuel bills. The software will make sure you are happy with their planning and once you approve of the planning and route, they will then proceed with the shipping.

 

Invoice: Once you are happy with all the planning and routing they will then generate your invoice. This invoice will have all the information from the number of the truck to the information about the driver, the route is taken, the traffic status, speed limits, and fuel bills. Once all this is checked and you are happy with the delivery you can then pay the invoice.

 

Truck brokerage software is a very good option for people who stay busy. This is extremely easy and the software does all the work for you. Not only this you can finally choose the hauler from the list they provide you with. In this way, you can compare and choose your desired hauler. As the software provides you with a detailed invoice you can check every element and be sure. This is a very efficient and fast process for Auto transportation.

 

TRUX Also Offers Following Services:

Trucking Dispatch Software

Dump Truck Services

Dump Truck Business

Construction Workflow Management Software

What Things to Consider While Looking For a Drive Shaft Repair In OKC

It might be the fact that you are searching for a reliable drive shaft repair shop in OKC. A drive shaft is actually a rotating tube responsible for transferring torque on the transmission of an automobile to its differential. A large amount of torque is transferred by drive shafts which are loaded with high-speed vibrations and twisting force. It is important for this particular component of the vehicle to remain strong, vibration-free, and lightweight so as to power your car smoothly. However, in case there is an issue with the drive shaft you need to send your vehicle to the repair shop for fixing the problem. In this article, we have mentioned several guidelines which will help you to find the best drive shaft repair in OKC.

  1. Experience

Experience is perhaps the most important factor while looking for a drive shaft repair shop. It is important to make sure that the auto mechanic has lots of experience. In case you hire workers from any shop without much experience, there is every possibility for your car to be damaged even further. This will leave you with a huge repair bill in the long run for which you have to spend a significant amount of cash. Therefore, it is important to choose somebody with lots of experience and who knows what he’s doing.

  1. Proper reputation

Secondly, it is essential for the drive shaft repair in OKC to be trustworthy and reputed. Go online and perform a comprehensive search to look for facilities having positive reviews. Apart from this, some background research can also be done by you for finding out how long the shop has been operating out there. In case they are providing their services for quite some time, it is highly possible for them to provide you with proper services. You can also ask your known persons for recommendations in case they have used the services of these repair shops in the past. In fact, your close friend will not send you to an unreliable repair shop.

  1. Willingness and patience to explain things

It is a fact that you do not have much knowledge regarding automobile repairs, and because of this, you are taking the help of repair shops in OKC. A repair shop which is honest and trustworthy will be able to comprehend this. For this reason, they will be willing to explain any problem that your car might be facing out there. While doing this, they will also be friendly and helpful apart from being patient.

Conclusion

It is a fact that some drive shaft repair shops tend to take advantage of your ignorance. However, it will be a sensible idea on your part to avoid these shops whatsoever. After all, your vehicle is an asset which you like to preserve for quite some time in the future. Stick to the tips mentioned above for coming across the most reliable and competent drive shaft repair in OKC which will allow you to safeguard your coveted car in the best possible way and make it run smoothly.

Why Should You Visit A Pediatric Dentist in OKC?

Parents mostly consider visiting a pediatric dentist in OKC to address any dental issue. When kids start complaining of teeth pain or any other issue related to oral health, they consult a pediatric dentist to find out the cause and treat the condition. However, parents should bring their kids to a pediatric dentist even if no obvious cause is present. Dentists can prevent any issue to appear. They will find out the problem in the initial stage and can guide you throughout to take the proper oral care of your kid. In this article, we will discuss some factors that might inspire you to take your child to a pediatric dentist in OKC.

 

Pediatric Dentists Are Experienced to Take Care of Your Kid’s Oral Issues

It is worth mentioning that a pediatric dentist is different from your regular dentist. These professionals are skilled and experienced to check the growth and find out any abnormalities. If your little one is nervous, they can create a fun environment. They can make the entire process super comfortable for your baby. They know how to deal with toddlers.

They are specialized in growing teeth. They know which factors can cause tooth decay in young kids. If you bring your kid to a pediatric dentist after the tiny teeth appear, they will help you with the best guide to prevent any oral issues. Many parents avoid visiting a dentist in the early years. As a result, they cannot take the proper teeth care of their kids. The kids start experiencing cavities and even tooth decay. You can prevent such a possibility by taking your kid to a pediatric dentist regularly once every six months.

These healthcare professionals will not only prevent oral issues to appear, but they can also help to improve many complex teeth conditions such as tooth decay and cavities. Both these are painful conditions and can impact your kid’s quality of life. If you will not address the issue immediately, it might even lead to a more difficult situation. So, visit a pediatric dentist when the tiny teeth start appearing. With the right guidance, you can prevent many teeth issues and can help your kid to have shiny and healthy teeth.

 

When Should You First Consult A Pediatric Dentist?

As stated by the American Dental Association, you should visit a dentist when your kid turns one. It is the ideal time to take the help of a pediatric dentist. The professional will check your kid’s teeth and can help you with some suggestions to avoid any oral issues. If you do not prefer to visit at the age of one, you must visit within two years. According to the AGD, you should consider visiting a dentist within six months after your kid’s teeth appear.

You should not delay until your kid develops any dental issue. With early and regular visits, you can prevent many dental issues that most of the kids experience during their childhood. Also, it will minimize your expense on oral health. If your kid develops some tooth issues, you might need to spend much more on the treatment.

 

Reflections Dental Care Also Offers Following Services :

Cosmetic Dentistry Oklahoma City

Sedation Dentistry Oklahoma City

Teeth Whitening OKC

Oklahoma City Dentist

Contact US:

Reflections Dental Care

Address:10924 Hefner Pointe Dr  Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 563-7097

Top Tips to Find a Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community can be a hard task. You have to check the nitty-gritty from fitness to finance. There are so many factors to consider before you choose a community. You have to get your family on one page because if they oppose decision making can be a bit difficult.

 

You must have a list of things you want in that community, such as like-minded people, amenities, location, care facilities, and many more things. So how are you going to choose a place that matches your criteria? Let’s look at the tips below.

 

First location

Location is a very important part when you are looking for Long Island Retirement Community. As a retired person it’s usual to be dependent on your kids or extended family. On the other hand, some individuals avoid the idea of dependency. So, based on your preferences you can choose a retirement place. If you want to stay close to your family where your loved ones can visit you from time to time. You can choose a location that is close to your home. Then, if you have decided to have this life away from everyone, you can choose a place that is far away. It depends on what you decide.

 

Lifestyle

What your retirement looks like you? Do you want to do crossword puzzles, read the newspaper and play bingo most of the time or be active? You can wish to have a life of playing tennis, yoga, entertainment, and a happy hour. You can choose a social life with other like-minded people. You have to ask yourself this question. Whatever you choose you to have to find a Long Island Retirement Community based on those desires.

 

Care

Retirement means you are at the age when different diseases and physical inabilities grab your body. So maybe you are healthy now, walking, cooking, playing tennis sometimes. But there will be a time when you won’t be able to do any of it. So what about that time? For this, you have to ask the retirement home that if they can provide you the care facilities you would require for the future. Even if you need healthcare now, you have to ensure you get the care facilities all the time.

 

Price 

This is a dreaded point but if you have decided to spend your last days in a retirement home you must have saved some money on that. Based on your lifestyle you have to find the places that offer you the price accordingly. You can choose two to three locations for it and compare their amenities based on their cost. If you find the one that suits your desires, you can opt for the retirement home.

 

Check the reviews

It is important to check the reviews on the homes. You have to check the standards they have, and not tied to any kind of scandals. You can check the feedback of current to past residents of the Long Island Retirement Community.

 

Lastly, you can visit the place and talk to the residents there. Ask them about the maintenance of the place, the care they get, cleanliness, if the people are happy there, and so on. This will give you a better idea of how you are going to spend your life after retirement there.

 

The Amsterdam At Harborside Also Offers Following Services:

Continuing Care Retirement Community

Enriched Housing

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55 + Over Communities Long Island

Contact US:

The Amsterdam at Harborside

Address:
300 E Overlook,Port Washington, NY
Phone: 516-472-6636

A Complete Guide to Bathroom Mirrors

When we enter a bathroom, we notice the bathtub, the shower, the sink and the mirror. A mirror acts as a vital element of every bathroom. Bathroom mirrors can do a lot more than just showing your reflection, helping you shave or apply makeup. They have various other benefits. In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about bathroom mirrors.

Types of Bathroom Mirrors

  1. Framed and Unframed Mirrors

If you want to make a style statement usually go for bulkier framed mirrors. These take up a lot of surface area as compared to the unframed ones, hence you need to ensure that you have enough space in your bathroom before opting for framed mirrors.

One the other hand, if you prefer a more modern and sophisticated bathroom, opt for unframed mirrors. They give a more floating effect along with a minimalistic integration.

  1. Single and Multiple mirrors

Single, large mirrors reflect more light and give the room a wider look whereas multiple, tall mirrors give the bathrooms a more vertical look.

  1. Cabinet mirrors

If you have a small bathroom with lack of storage, cabinet mirrors may be the best choice for you. Cabinet bathroom mirrors can help you to maximise storage space.

  1. Selecting the right size of your mirror

When making the decision about the size of your bathroom mirror, consider various factors such as function and proportion. Make sure that your bathroom mirror is not larger than your vanity mirror.

Benefits of Bathroom Mirrors

  1. Illusion of more space

Mirrors over the sink can add depth to your bathroom space and create an illusion of more space. Mirrors add a positive effect on the bathroom making it feel larger than it actually is.

  1. More Light

Mirrors have always been known to add light to dark spaces. Mirrors help reflect the light, whether artificial or natural, in the bathroom and make it look much brighter. This is suitable for bathrooms without windows where there is an absence of natural light.

  1. Added storage space

As mentioned earlier, cabinet mirrors are excellent for those with small bathrooms as they provide extra storage space. You can buy from the market or have it custom built according to the specifications of your bathroom.

  1. Enhanced style

Bathroom mirrors are helpful in enhancing the design and style of the bathroom space. They are available based on colours, sizes, shapes and styles as well as varieties such as traditional, modern, antique or vintage. There are also many shapes such as round, oval, rectangular and square as well many styles such as transparent or tinted that you can opt for your bathroom. A good mirror that matches the design of your bathroom can enhance its look altogether.

Conclusion

While shopping for bathroom mirrors in OKC, you will definitely come across models that have different features such as unconventional shapes, LED lights or even clocks. Make sure you keep in mind the size, design, and needs of your bathroom so that you can decide what matches your needs the best. We hope that this article was helpful to you in understanding all that you needed to know about bathroom mirrors.

Central Glass & Mirror Also Offers Following Services :

Home Window Replacement OKC
Commercial Glass OKC
Glass Replacement OKC

Contact US:

Central Glass & Mirror
Address: 232 W Britton Rd,Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: 405-840-1636