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Word of the Day – Oct. 28 – Adjudicate

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Verb: Adjudicate (uh-JOO-dih-kayt) Definition: 1. To settle judicially. 2. To act as judge. Sample sentence: After a complaint has been filed, the panel has 30 days to adjudicate on the dispute.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 25 – Asseverate

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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret.

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Health Tip – Oct. 25 – Omega 3s for Strong Bones

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Postmenopausal women who are increasing their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health may get a big bonus: protection against hip fractures. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed blood samples from postmenopausal women and found that those with higher levels of omega-3s (from both fish and plant sources) were less likely to have broken […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 24 – Skylark

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Verb: Skylark (SKY-lahrk) Definition: 1. To run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport. 2. To frolic. Sample sentence: The boys would rather take time to skylark after school than to do their homework.

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Health Tip – Oct. 24 – What Eating Grapes Says About Your Diet

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If you or your kids snack on grapes or raisins and sip 100 percent grape juice, your diet is likely to be healthier than most. A new analysis of the diets of more than 21,800 children and adults suggests that grape eaters have a pretty healthy all-around diet – in general they eat more vegetables, […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 23 – The Importance of Beauty Sleep

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Better sleep leads to better skin, especially for women as they get older, according to results of a clinical trial at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. The opposite is also true, too: poor sleepers in this study had more signs of skin aging. A total of 60 pre-menopausal women ages 30 to 49 […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 23 – In Silico

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Adverb or adjective: In Silico (in-SIL-ih-koh) Definition: In or on a computer: done or produced by using computer software or simulation. Sample sentence: Researchers claim they are creating life forms on computers, in silico creatures as truly alive as the bacteria studied in vitro.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 22 – Antic

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Adjective: Antic (AN-tik) Definition: 1. Characterized by clownish extravagance or absurdity. 2. Frolicsome. Sample sentence: As the movie progresses the characters become involved in a series of antic misadventures, each one funnier and more absurd than the last.

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Health Tip – Oct. 22 – Women and Heart Disease: A Shocking Update

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A newly published review reveals that even though more women die of heart disease than men, not enough women understand and appreciate their risks. The analysis also confirms that doctors still aren’t treating women with known heart problems as aggressively as they do men. The reviewers, from Ohio State University, note that coronary artery disease […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 21 – Parol

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Noun: Parol (PAIR-ul) Definition: Word of mouth: oral communication. Sample sentence: Mrs. Bridesworth had an agreement by parol with her tenant for the monthly rent, but no written lease.

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