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Health Tip – Oct. 31 – A Healthy and Safe Halloween

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It is possible for everyone to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween. Here are a few tips to help: 1. A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. 2. Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 30 – Men May Need Chocolate, Too!

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A new report from Sweden suggests that consuming chocolate can help lower the risk of stroke in men. Researchers at the famed Karolinska Institute asked 37,103 men aged 49 to 75 about their eating habits, including how much chocolate they enjoy. Over the following decade 1,995 of the men participating in the study experienced a […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 30 – Dissociate

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Verb: Dissociate  (dih-SOH-shee-ayt) Definition: Disconnect, disunite Sample sentence: Although both politicians are members of the same party, the Senator is trying to dissociate herself from the unpopular governor.

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Health Tip – Oct. 29 – Niacin and Super Bugs

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There is a potential new role for vitamin B3 or niacin: high doses can help boost the power of immune cells to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria by a factor of 1,000. Recent studies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, UCLA and other institutions reported that megadoses of B3 can […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 29 – Malison

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Noun: Malison  (MAL-uh-sun) Definition: Curse, malediction Sample sentence: When I see him again he shall have the rough side of my tongue and my malison besides.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 26 – Smashmouth

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Adjective: Smashmouth  (SMASH-mouth) Definition: Characterized by brute force without finesse Sample sentence: Monday night’s game, between two teams known for their hard-hitting, aggressive styles, promises to be entertaining if you like smashmouth football.

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Health Tip – Oct. 26 – The Benefits of Olives

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Olives are among the oldest cultivated foods known – they were planted and harvested in Crete some seven thousand years ago. While olives have a high fat content, almost three-fourths of their fat is the healthy monounsaturated type, which can help to improve cholesterol ratios. Olives are also a good source of vitamin  E (which […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 25 – Less Exercise Better For Weightloss

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A new study from Denmark suggests that running, biking or rowing for 30 minutes daily when you’re trying to lose weight helps pare off pounds better than an hour-long workout. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen concluded that “less exercise is better” after following 60 healthy but overweight men for 13 weeks. Half of the […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 25 – Garniture

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Noun: Garniture  (GAHR-nih-cher) Definition: 1. Embellishment, trimming 2. A set of decorative objects (as vases, urns, or clocks) Sample sentence: The master bedroom in the old manor was authentically furnished right down to the 16th-century garniture decorating the mantel and the wardrobe.

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Health Tip – Oct. 24 – Echinacea for Colds

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When you feel a cold coming on, reach for echinacea (Echinacea purpurea or Echinacea augustofolia). Its antibiotic and antiviral properties make this native American plant an ideal first-line treatment for colds and flu, sore throat, and other simple infections. It can also help you through times of low resistance by enhancing the immune system. Available […]

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