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Health Tip – Oct. 15 – 8 Signs of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is almost completely curable if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, it has few early symptoms and there is no reliable screening test, making early diagnosis difficult. To help identify problems when they first start, women should talk with their physician if the following symptoms are persistent, even if they seem trivial: 1. […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 12- Nuncupative

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Adjective: Nuncupative  (NUN-kyoo-pay-tiv) Definition: Spoken rather than written: oral Sample sentence: On his deathbed Jacob made a nuncupative will for his son and daughter.

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Health Tip – Oct. 12 – Smile For Your Health

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Keeping a genuine smile on your face while you’re under stress can be good for your heart, new research shows. Investigators at the University of Kansas set out to test whether the old adage “grin and bear it” can give you an edge when you’re stressed. They taught 169 volunteers how to hold neutral expressions […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 11 – Rectitude

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Noun: Rectitude  (REK-tuh-tood) Definition: 1. The quality or state of being straight 2. Moral integrity: righteousness 3. The quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure Sample sentence: The speaker exhorted audience members to lead lives of unimpeachable rectitude and integrity.

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Health Tip – Oct. 11 – Qigong Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

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New research performed in Canada suggests that the routine practice of qigong, a form of meditative movement, can help lessen the pain of fibromyalgia and make a significant difference in the impact the disorder has on patients’ lives. Investigators at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia enrolled 100 people, mostly women (average age 52) with […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 10 – Lenticular

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Adjective: Lenticular  (len-TIK-yuh-ler) Definition: 1. Having the shape of a double-convex lens 2. Of or relating to a lens 3. Provided with or utilizing lenticules Sample sentence: Amateur astronomers might be interested in the new observatory with the largest lenticular telescope on Earth.  

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Health Tip – Oct. 10 – Honesty Can Make You Feel Better

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Lying, even telling “little white lies” may be taking a toll on your health. A new study from Notre Dame showed that when participants in a truth-telling experiment stopped telling major and minor lies for 10 weeks they reported less tension and feelings of melancholy as well as fewer sore throats and headaches. The researchers […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 9 – Viand

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Noun: Viand  (VYE-und) Definition: 1. An item of food; especially, a choice and tasty dish. 2. Provisions, food. Sample sentence:  My favorite viand on Thanksgiving is my mother’s stuffing.

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Health Tip – Oct. 9 – Yoga Helps Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

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Mindfulness yoga – a combination of meditation and traditional physical poses – may help relieve symptoms of major depression that affects one in five pregnant women. A pilot feasibility study from the University of Michigan found that 10 weeks of mindfulness yoga classes resulted in significant reductions in depression symptoms among the psychiatrically high-risk, expectant […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 8 – Egg Yolks and Your Heart

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Eating eggs regularly could be almost as bad for your heart as smoking, according to newly published data from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Researchers there surveyed more than 1,200 men and women (mean age 61.5) who were attending heart disease prevention clinics. The investigators used ultrasound to measure the total area of […]

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