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Health Tip – Jan. 3 – New Year’s Resolution to Eat Well: Help With an App

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So you mad the New Year’s Resolution to eat well. There is an app to help you and it is The Eatery. If you had to take a picture of everything you put in your mouth, would you eat better? That’s the idea behind this app, where you record the meals you eat by snapping […]

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Health Tip – Jan. 2 – Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking With an App

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The app “My Last Cigarette” helps users quit smoking by mapping out the changes in their health as they quit. Simply enter in your smoking habits, and the app keeps you informed on how you’re bettering your life through quitting. There are over ten different readouts, with indicators that display how your lifespan is increasing, […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 2 – Farrier

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Noun: Farrier  (FAIR-ee-er) Definition: A person who shoes horses. Sample sentence: Since he spent so much of his childhood around horses, it was not a surprise when James decided to apprentice to learn to be a farrier.

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Health Tip – Jan. 1 – New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight With Help From an App

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Many people probably will be welcoming the new year with familiar resolutions: Live healthier, save more and, in general, improve one’s life. But New Year’s resolutions tend to fizzle out faster than an old bottle of champagne. Luckily, several great smartphone apps can help keep you on track with your 2013 resolutions. If losing weight […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 1 – Vacuous

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Adjective: Vacuous   (VAK-yuh-wus) Definition: 1. Emptied of or lacking content 2. Marked by lack of ideas or intelligence: stupid, inane 3. Devoid of serious occupation: idle Sample sentence: The student’s vacuous facial expression suggested a lack of comprehension.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 31 – Promulgate

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Verb: Promulgate  (PRAH-mul-gayt) Definition: 1.  To make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration: proclaim 2.  To make known or public the terms of (a proposed law) or to put (a law) into action or force Sample sentence:  The bishop will promulgate the new changes in the church at the next conference.

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Health Tip – Dec. 31 – Lung Cancer Part 2: Simple Prevention Tips

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Breathing properly is fundamental to good health, and you shouldn’t take your respiratory system for granted, especially if you live in a big city. In addition to prudent supplementation and a diet rich in beta carotene and other antioxidants, simple lifestyle steps can help promote healthy lungs for a lifetime. Don’t smoke. Tobacco addiction is […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 28 – Donnybrook

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Noun: Donnybrook  (DAH-nee-brook) Definition: 1. A free-for-all, brawl 2. A usually public quarrel or dispute Sample sentence: The two antique collectors found themselves embroiled in a spirited donnybrook over the value of an unusual piece of furniture at the auction.

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Health Tip – Dec. 28 – Lung Cancer Part 1: Knowing the Signs

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Lung cancer typically doesn’t cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages, with noticeable changes occurring most often when the disease is advanced. These may include: 1. A new cough that doesn’t go away 2. Changes in a chronic cough 3. Coughing up blood, even a small amount 4. Shortness of breath 5. Chest pain […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 27 – Glogg

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Noun: Glogg  (GLUG) Definition: Hot, spiced wine and liquor punch served in Scandinavian countries as a Christmas drink Sample sentence: The Christmas Eve family gathering would not be complete without the lutefisk  and the glogg. served in honor of our Norwegian ancestors.

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