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Health Tip – Apr. 1 – The Old Man and the Sea

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Studies have found that people who eat fish on a regular basis live longer and healthier lives. In fact, regular fish eaters are less likely to suffer from heart disease than people who rarely dine on the “chicken of the sea.”

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Word of the Day – Mar. 28 – Canorous

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Adjective: Canorous  (kuh-NOR-us) Definition: Pleasant sounding; melodious. Sample sentence: A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air.

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Health Tip – Mar. 28 – Is Your Back Feeling Sore?

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Studies have found that if you have a backache, trying to alleviate it by taking to your bed will actually slow down your recovery. By continuing your normal daily activities, you’ll have better luck getting your back to straighten up. Stretching periodically throughout the day is also a great way to make your back feel […]

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Health Tip – Mar. 27 – A Song for the Soul

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If you like to sing, go for it! Singing will help improve your breathing as well as your muscle tone. And if you don’t think you can carry tune but still want to improve your breathing, try humming instead. It is a good way to open up your sinuses.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 27 – Nascent

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Adjective: Nascent  (NASS-unt) Definition: Coming or having recently come into existence. Sample sentence: Brent began working for the company when it was in its nascent stage, with just a one room office and four employees.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 26 – Hallmark

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Noun: Hallmark  ((HAWL-mahrk) Definition: 1. A mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness. 2. A distinguishing charactaristic, trait or feature. Sample sentence: The entertainer’s new book features the same kind of wry humor that is a hallmark of his radio show.

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Health Tip – Mar. 26 – A Good Between Meals Snack and Stress Reducer?

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A quick addition to a weight loss program is chewing gum. It can serve as a low-calorie alternative for dieters who are dealing with food cravings. In fact, studies have found that if you chew gum in the morning, you consume fewer calories at lunch and won’t feel the need to make up for it […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 25 – Grift

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Verb: Grift  (GRIFT) Definition: To obtain money or property illicitly. Sample sentence: Seniors should be aware of the many scams that try to grift them with elaborate schemes, promising to provide goods or services that never will be produced.

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Health Tip – Mar. 25 – After Total Hysterectomy, No Pap Test Needed

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If a woman has had a total hysterectomy, she no longer has a cervix and is at negligible risk for developing cervical cancer. In practical terms, she therefore doesn’t need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer. The same generally hold true for women over 65 who have a history of normal Pap screens. […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 22 – Carminative

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Adjective: Carminative  (kahr-MIN-uh-tive) Definition: Expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Sample sentence: Fennel is a carminative herb that helps alleviate gas after a spicy meal.

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