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Word of the Day – May 28 – Sky Pilot

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Noun: Sky Pilot  (SKY-PYE-lut) Definition: Clergyman; specifically a chaplain. Sample sentence: A pastor with just about as many pictures of Elvis as he has of Jesus in his office is probably not your typical fire-and-brimstone sky pilot.

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Health Tip – May 28 – Good at Any Age

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Everyone needs calcium – it’s one of the most important minerals that our bodies crave. Drinking at least 3 servings of milk each day can help you protect your teeth, protect your heart against disease, and stay more active and healthy in general.

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Word of the Day – May 27 – Amalgamate

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Verb: Amalgamate  (uh-MAL-guh-mayt) Definition: To unite in or as if in a mixture of elements; especially,  to merge into a single body. Sample sentence: On her latest album, the artist has been able to amalgamate several different styles of music.

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Health Tip – May 27 – Chew Away Your Acid Reflux

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For those who suffer from acid reflux, try chewing a piece of sugar-free  gum after each meal. Chewing gum will help boost the production of saliva, which will help neutralize the stomach acids that cause reflux.

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Health Tip – May 24 – Get Your Cardio On

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Cardio and aerobic exercises are great ways to hop in the weight loss fast lane and knock off a few pounds quickly. The secret lies in making sure to exercise each and every day. You eat every day, so to keep the fat at bay, you need to exercise every day as well. So go […]

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Word of the Day – May 24 – Alameda

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Noun: Alameda  (al-uh-MEE-duh) Definition: A public promenade bordered with trees. Sample sentence: The evening was soft and warm and in the little alameda grackles were settling in the trees and calling to one another.

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Health Tip – May 23 – Apples: The Bad Breath Killer

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If you suffer from bad breath, consider the benefits provided by eating an apple. Apples have a lot of fiber, and chewing them raises the production of saliva in your mouth. Together, this combination serves as a way to perform a scrubbing rinse for your mouth and make your breath smell sweet again.

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Word of the Day – May 23 – Decussate

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Verb: Decussate  (DEK-uh-sayt) Definition: To intersect or cross. Sample sentence: The illustration on page 34 of the textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.

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Health Tip – May 22 – Fact or Fiction?

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There’s a myth that says that whatever food you eat before bedtime will turn into body fat. This is actually not necessarily so. As long as the calories from these late night snacks don’t put you over your total daily calorie intake level, you won’t have to worry about piling on the weight whenever you […]

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Word of the Day – May 22 – Usurp

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Verb: Usurp  (yoo-SERP) Definition: To seize and hold by force or without right. Sample sentence:  In her first managerial position, Hannah was hesitant to delegate critical tasks for fear that a subordinate might usurp her position.

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