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Word of the Day – July 8 – Ephebic

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Adjective: Ephebic (ih-FEE-bik) Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a youth of ancient Greece or a young man. Sample sentence: Ephebic training included athletic instruction in the events which were contested in the Olympics.

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Health Tip – July 8 – Sip Oolong Tea for Eczema Relief

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Research suggests that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms. Compounds in the tea called polyphenols appear to be responsible.

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Word of the Day – July 5 – Lenitive

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Adjective: Lenitive (LEN-uh-tiv) Definition: Alleviating pain or harshness: soothing. Sample sentence: Peppermint, chamomile, and ginger are all reputed to have a lenitive effect on the digestive system.

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Health Tip – July 5 – Walking Surfaces – Some Are Better Than Others

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Walking is a very healthy form of exercise requiring little equipment other than good shoes. Do be aware, however, that some surfaces are better for walking than others on your musculoskeletal system. Walking on a cushioned or rubberized track is ideal, because the cushioning of this type of track absorbs most of the impact of […]

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Word of the Day – July 4 – Aghast

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Adjective: Aghast (uh-GAST) Definition: Struck with terror, amazement, or horror: Shocked. Sample sentence: Critics were aghast at how awful the play was.

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Health Tip – July 4 – Heat Stroke

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Heatstroke is a very serious, life-threatening condition. It happens when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. During heatstroke, the body’s temperature rises fast. Sweating stops and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106 degrees or higher within 10 minutes. Heatstroke can cause death or permanent injury if […]

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Health Tip – July 3 – Heat Exhaustion

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Heat exhaustion may come on suddenly, or develop after a few days of being in the heat. It is a serious condition. These are the signs the staff of the Mayo Clinic wants you to watch for: 1. Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat. 2. Heavy sweating. 3. Feeling faint or […]

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Word of the Day – July 3 – Risorgimento

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Noun: Risorgimento (ree-zor-jih-MEN-toh) Definition: 1. The 19th century movement for Italian political unity. 2. A time of renewal or renaissance: revival. Sample sentence: The musician’s heirs hope the new biography and CD box set will spark a risorgimento of interest in the long-forgotten songwriter.

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Word of the Day – July 2 -Decoupage

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Noun: Decoupage (day-koo-PAHZH) Definition: 1. The art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish, as lacquer or varnish. 2. Work produced by decoupage. Sample sentence: Her eye was drawn to a small table that had been decorated with decoupage.

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Health Tip – July 2 – Heat Cramps

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The hottest days of summer are here. Very high temperatures can put a great deal of stress on your body. High humidity or physical activity can make the effects of the heat even more dangerous. Summer weather can bring on a number of heat-related health problems that can lead to heatstroke, which can be deadly. […]

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