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Health Tip – Oct. 31 – Eat Peppers, Prevent Parkinson’s?

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Strange as it may seem, peppers (and to a lesser degree tomatoes) contain edible nicotine (far less than you would get from a cigarette) that may help protect against Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle evaluated the diets of 490 Parkinson’s patients and 644 adults who had no neurological disorders. All […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 30 – Teetotaler

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Noun: Teetotaler (TEE-TOH-tuh-ler) Definition: One who practices or advocates teetotalism: one who abstains completely from alcoholic drinks. Sample sentence: The couple plans to use sparkling cider, rather than champagne, for the wedding toast because the bride’s mother is a teetotaler.

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Health Tip – Oct. 30 – A Suprising Reason Why Women Live Longer

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Among most animal species, humans included, females tend to live longer than males. A number of theories has been advanced over the years to explain this gender-based survival advantage. Now, new research from Japan suggests a reason that can be tested: women’s immune systems age more slowly. A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 29 – Scintilla

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Noun: Scintilla (sin-TIL-uh) Definition: A very small amount: spark, trace. Sample sentence: This morning I awoke to a scintilla of snow.

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Health Tip – Oct. 29 – Are Cell Phones Bad For Blood Pressure?

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New research from Italy shows that talking on cell phones can cause a significant rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers has reported that during cell phone calls, blood pressure bumped up from 121/77 to 129/82. However, the research team noted the increase was less drastic among people who took or made 30 […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 28 – How Lack of Sleep Can Ruin Your Diet

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Did you ever wonder why you tend to overeat after a restless night? It’s almost as if lack of sleep throws a switch in your brain, letting loose cravings for donuts, pizza and burgers. That’s pretty much what actually happens, according to results of a study from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers there recruited […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 28 – Adjudicate

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Verb: Adjudicate (uh-JOO-dih-kayt) Definition: 1. To settle judicially. 2. To act as judge. Sample sentence: After a complaint has been filed, the panel has 30 days to adjudicate on the dispute.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 25 – Asseverate

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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret.

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Health Tip – Oct. 25 – Omega 3s for Strong Bones

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Postmenopausal women who are increasing their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health may get a big bonus: protection against hip fractures. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed blood samples from postmenopausal women and found that those with higher levels of omega-3s (from both fish and plant sources) were less likely to have broken […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 24 – Skylark

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Verb: Skylark (SKY-lahrk) Definition: 1. To run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport. 2. To frolic. Sample sentence: The boys would rather take time to skylark after school than to do their homework.

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