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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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Word of the Day – Oct. 8 – Illustrious

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Adjective: Illustrious (ih-LUSS-tree-us) Definition: notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions: eminent. Sample sentence: During the ceremony, the illustrious  star of stage and screen was presented with a lifetime achievement award.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 5 – Devoir

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Noun: Devoir  (duh-VWAHR) Definition: 1. Duty, responsibility 2. A usually formal act of civility or respect Sample sentence: I have a lot of chores in my house, but taking out the garbage is not my devoir.

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Health Tip – Oct. 5 – Build Stamina With Stair Climbing

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The Empire State Building “run up” happens each winter. Hundreds of competitors race up the 1,576 stairs to the 86th floor; the winner typically finishes in under 11 minutes. You have to be in extraordinary shape to compete in one of these events. To win, you have to take the stairs two at a time, […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 4 – Seriocomic

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Adjective: Seriocomic  (seer-ee-oh-KAH-mik) Definition: Having a mixture of the serious and the comic. Sample sentence: The intergenerational meal was a seriocomic affair, with the younger generation refereeing the jabs their elders hurled at one another while trying to keep the youngest generation from getting a true sense of just what was going on.

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Health Tip – Oct. 4 – Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that causes interruptions of normal breathing during sleep. Symptoms include: 1. Heavy snoring 2. Periods of not breathing 3. Waking frequently during the night or experiencing fitful sleep 4. Feeling sleepy or not well-rested during the day Depending on how often and for how long […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 3 – Placate

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Verb: Placate  (PLAY-kayt) Definition:  To soothe or mollify especially by concession : to calm the anger or bitterness of. Sample sentence: In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.

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