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Wishing You a Warm and Blessed Christmas

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Christmas Day has dawned. The family has gathered, there are presents under the tree. The air is filled with the excitement of the children and a sense of relief from the adults. The stress, hustle and bustle are over and now is the day to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is also a […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 24 – Exercise Intensity Cuts Heart Disease Risk

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You can walk for an hour a day, but that won’t necessarily affect your risk of heart disease or stroke. But walking fast or jogging is a different story, according to results of a newly published Danish study. Researchers at Bispebjerg University Hospital, in Copenhagen, followed more than 10,000 Danish adults, between the ages of […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 21 – Lagniappe

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Noun: Lagniappe  (LAN-yap) Definition: A small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase. Broadly: something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure. Sample sentence:  Diners will no doubt be pleasantly surprised that such a fine champagne is served with the special holiday menu’s first course as […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 21 – Happy Visiting

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Remember that the homes you visit may not be childproofed. Keep an eye out for danger spots like unlocked cabinets, unattended purses, accessible cleaning or laundry products, stairways, or hot radiators. If you have visitors in your home, visiting family members, getting presents, parties, etc., can all increase your child’s stress levels. Trying to stick […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 20 – Vitamin C May Fight Osteoporosis

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New research from New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine has found that high doses of vitamin C can help build bones, preventing osteoporosis, at least in female mice. The investigators compared two groups of mice. One group had their ovaries removed, a procedure that leads to reduced bone density in both humans and mice. […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 20 – Algid

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Adjective: Algid  (L-jid) Definition: Cold. Sample sentence: I know it is good to keep my face covered when I go out on winter mornings,  with air so algid it hits like a sledgehammer the moment you step into it.”

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Health Tip – Dec. 19 – Which Bad Health Ruts Should You Avoid During the Holiday Season

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The first is lack of sleep. You’ve got parties to go to, family to visit, you’re not sleeping in your own bed — it wears you down. Avoid sleeping aids if you can, so instead try an old trick: naps. Even 20 minutes in the afternoon can make a huge difference in your energy level. […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 19 – Quadrate

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Adjective: Quadrate  (KWAH-drayt) Definition: Being square or approximately square. Sample sentence: The linoleum featured a colorful pattern of large quadrate shapes.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 18 – Hagiography

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Noun: Hagiaography  (hag-ee-AH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1. Biography of saints or venerated persons. 2. Idealizing or idolizing biography. Sample sentence: The book effectively portrays the leader’s strengths without resorting to hagiography.

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Health Tip – Dec. 18 – Selenium for Healthy Aging

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According to Bruce Ames, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley, when certain vital micronutrients are in short supply, the body undergoes slow, insidious changes that undermine health and increase the risk of chronic disease. One such crucial micronutrient is selenium. Dr. Ames and his fellow researchers recently analyzed 25 studies to judge the activity […]

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