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Health Tip – Nov. 28 – How To Recover From a Thanksgiving Food Binge

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It happens to the best of us: Thanksgiving rolls around and we enjoy the holiday dinner a little too much. A binge that includes buttery potatoes, greasy gravy, rich casseroles, and—of course—lots of turkey (not to mention pumpkin pie!) can leave you feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and irritable. If you find yourself in this situation this […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 28 – Rectitudinous

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Adjective: Rectitudinous  (rek-tuh-TOO-duh-nus) Definition: 1. Characterized by the quality of being honest and morally correct. 2. Piously self-righteous. Sample sentence: The senatorial candidate’s supporters insist that he is possessed of a rectitudinous character and a spotless record.

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Health Tip – Nov. 27 – Happy Heart News

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That old song “Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella” seems to have relevance to heart health. A new study from John’s Hopkins shows that people with cheerful temperaments seem to have some in-built protection against heart attacks and are less likely to die suddenly of heart problems than those who are anxious and depressed. Similar […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 27 – Conurbation

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Noun: Conerbation  (kah-ner-BAY-shun) Definition: An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities. Sample sentence: The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/16/#hcXqD3JsQM2zRQJC.99 The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. Read […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 26 – Homologate

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Verb:  Homologate  (hoh-MAH-luh-gayt) Definition: To sanction or allow: especially, to approve or confirm officially. Sample sentence: A judge must homologate a plea bargain between the district attorney and the defense.

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Health Tip – Nov. 26 – Why Exercise Isn’t a Sleeping Pill

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Regular exercise can contribute to sound sleep, but if you start an exercise program don’t expect immediate results. A study at Northwestern University found that at first aerobic exercise may be no help at all for people with insomnia. In fact, if you exercise during the day and then don’t sleep that night, you’re likely […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 25 – Why Sanitation May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

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New research from Britain’s University of Cambridge suggests that the higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease observed in industrialized countries may be due to those populations living in biologically clean environments, with reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Previous research, conducted over the past several years, has examined the association between the immune system […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 25 – Phosphene

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Noun: Phosphene  (FAHSS-feen) Definition:  A luminous impression due to the excitation of the retina. Sample sentence: One way to experience the phosphene effect is to close your eyes and rub them with your fingers.

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Dee Dee’s Memories of the Kennedy Assassination

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It was an average day for me on the 22nd of November in 1963. I was in the second grade, sitting at my desk and thinking about the upcoming weekend. The principal of the school came into our classroom and took our teacher, Mrs. Hurley, out into the hall. Mrs. Hurley returned a couple of […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 22 – Fishy Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Eating at least one weekly serving of fish – of any kind – seems to help cut the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by 35 percent, and regular long-term (for at least a decade) consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish such as salmon reduces the risk by 50 percent. This finding, from a […]

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