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Word of the Day – Sept. 21 – Inimitable

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Adjective: Inimitable  (in-IM-it-uh-bul) Definition: Not capable of being imitated: matchless Sample sentence: As hard as I tried to make biscuits like my grandmother, her recipe was inimitable.

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Health Tip – Sept. 21 – Sedentary Life as Bad as Smoking

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If you’ve been thinking about an exercise program, it’s about time to get off the couch. A new study from Harvard suggests that inactivity can be as hazardous to your health as smoking and that a sedentary lifestyle is the cause of one in 10 deaths worldwide. The research team included investigators from 33 countries […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Gainsay

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Verb: Gainsay  (gayn-SAY) Definition: 1. To declare to be untrue or invalid 2. To contradict, oppose Sample sentence: There is no doubt that their work makes a useful contribution, but it does not provide enough evidence to gainsay the conclusions of earlier scholars.

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Health Tip – Sept. 20 – Exercise to Quell Hot Flashes

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Many women think that exercise might aggravate hot flashes, but Penn State researchers found just the opposite in a group of women who reported “mild to moderate” menopausal symptoms. The 92 women who participated in the study wore accelerometers to monitor their physical activity, as well as monitors to measure skin conductance, which varies with […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Inspissate

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Verb: Inspissate  ( in-SPISS-ayt) Definition: To make or become thick or thicker. The recipe said the stew would begin to inspissate after it simmered for about an hour.

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Health Tip – Sept. 19 – Can Star Fruit Kill?

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Snopes.com, a rumor-investigating site, recently reprinted a piece titled “Star Fruit Can Kill” that has circulated on the Internet since at least May of 2008. The piece asserts that a kidney patient in Malaysia went into a coma and died after eating carambola, popularly known as star fruit due to the star-shaped cross sections it […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Wend

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Verb: Wend  (WEND) Definition: To direct one’s course: travel, proceed Sample sentence: The hikers decided to wend through the forest trails on the beautiful summer day.    

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Health Tip – Sept. 18 – Five Reasons Supplements Are Useful

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The daunting variety of vitamins and other supplements on the market today can make choices difficult. Alongside traditional multivitamins and single-nutrient pills (such as vitamins C or E, or individual minerals such as zinc) there are also condition-specific supplement formula combinations, high-potency versions of the classics, and vitamin-infused waters. Which of these do you need […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 17 – Aborning

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Adverb: Aborning  (uh-BOR-ning) Definition: While being born or produced. Sample sentence:  The bill was introduced in the Senate last year, but it died aborning.

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Health Tip – Sept. 17 – Corn: A Summer Treat

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Corn on the cob is a traditional summertime treat that can add some positive nutritional value to typically less-than-healthful BBQ fare. Corn has been cultivated for hundreds of years and was (and still is) a staple in many parts of the world. A good source of vitamins B1, B5 and C, corn also provides many […]

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