Today: Streak-Free Windows Using Newspaper & David Bloom DVT Awareness

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Today Show: How To Clean Your Windows

Spring cleaning time! While we’re pulling out the dusters and mops and packing away the heavy winter clothes, Today has some tips for keeping your windows in a streak-free and happy place. George Oliphant brought David Cassidy out of the studio to do some window washing in Time Square.

Today Show: Streak-Free Windows

Today: Streak-Free Windows Using Newspaper & David Bloom DVT Awareness

The Today Show had tips from George Oliphant on cleaning your windows and getting a streak-free shine with newspaper.

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You might think that the best way to clean your windows is with paper towels and window cleaner. Wrong. Oliphant suggests either 50/50 white vinegar and water or water with a few drops of dish soap. Dish soaps give your glasses a streak-free shine, so it makes sense.

As for the paper towels, you want to use newspaper instead. Oliphant swears it won’t leave a residue. Today also used sponges and squeegees.

You want to first dust the window – they used a Swiffer duster. Then, lay down a towel so you don’t get the windowsill gross. You want to wash your windows in the morning or evening to avoid the harsh and hot sunlight.

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Today Show: David Bloom DVT Awareness

It’s the 10 year anniversary of David Bloom’s death. He was covering the war in Iraq when he died of a pulmonary embolism caused by DVT. Today wants to raise awareness and talked to the Coalition To Prevent DVT. In the last 10 years, they’ve raised awareness by 20 percent.

DVT is a blood clot that develops in the legs. The blood clot can go to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and death. It’s brought on by personal risks, like obesity, age, lifestyle and immobility. It’s also brought on by cancer and medications. Symptoms include tenderness and swelling, but 50 percent of the time there are no symptoms.

The Coalition To Prevent DVT estimates that two million Americans will be affected by DVT and 300,000 will lose their lives. For more information, visit Prevent DVT.

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