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Health Tip – Apr. 24 – The Best of the Best

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Did you know blueberries are at the top of everyone’s “best-foods-to-eat” list? Blueberries have fiber, Vitamin C, and lots of other good nutrients. Other foods that are good for you include fruits and vegetables, ginger, curry powder, olive oil, grapes, garlic, celery, tomatoes, eggplant, and tea.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 23 – Nepenthe

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Noun: Nepenthe  ( nuh-PENTH-ee) Definition: 1. A potion used by the ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow. 2. Something capable of causing oblivion of grief of suffering. Sample sentence: The death of her father bothered her so much that Sarah looked to alcohol as a nepenthe for a number of weeks.

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Health Tip – Apr. 23 – Know What You’re Taking

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When you pick up a new prescription or refill, make sure the drug name and strength match what your doctor prescribed. If you don’t understand the label directions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take your medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 22 – Heinous

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Adjective: Heinous  (HAY-nus) Definition: Hatefully, or shockingly evil: abominable. Sample sentence: The former dictator will have to stand trial for the role he played in his government’s heinous treatment of political dissidents.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 19 – Flehmen

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Noun: Flehmen  (FLAY-mun) Definition: A mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled to facilitate exposure of the vomeronasal organ to a scent or pheromone. Sample sentence: The vet explained to the children that what appeared to be a display of anger in […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 19 – I’m Pickin’ Up Good Digestion

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If you find yourself with frequent heartburn, gas or bloating after you eat, the problem may be poor digestion. An easy way to help keep your system in check – take your time with meals! Only eat while seated, thoroughly chew each bite, and avoid eating large late night dinners to help keep your body’s […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 18 – Switching Up Your Workout Routine

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Doing the same old workout every day can be very de-motivating. Liven things up by changing your routine! For instance, playing 30 minutes of ping-pong burns about the same amount of calories as walking your dog through the park, but these activities couldn’t be more different from each other. Boredom, beware!

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Word of the Day – Apr. 18 – Kiln

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Noun: Kiln  (KILN) Definition: An oven, furnace, or heated enclosure used for processing a substance by burning, firing or drying. Sample sentence: Now that the school has purchased a kiln, it can offer more courses in ceramics.

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Health Tip – Apr. 17 – The Power of Beans

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Beans lower cholesterol and can actually decrease your risk of heart disease. So they really are good for the heart, and good for the whole body, too. Beans are high in potassium, high in fiber, and high in protein – all while being low in fat. So eat some beans with every meal!

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Word of the Day – Apr. 17 – Gest

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Noun: Gest  (JEST) Definition: 1. A tale of adventures; especially, a romance in verse. 2. Adventure or exploit. Sample sentence: Dorothy, who has already traveled the world in her quest for adventure, now daydreams of the ultimate gest—a trip into outer space.

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