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Health Tip – Dec. 5 – Reading Food Labels and Your Weight

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Here’s a behavioral strategy that may help you control your weight: make a habit of reading food labels. A new study authored by an international team of researchers showed that women who read food labels routinely weighed almost nine pounds less than women who didn’t. The researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health Interview […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 5 – Connive

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Verb: Connive  (kuh-NYVE) Definition: 1. To pretend ignorance of or fail to take action against something one ought to oppose. 2. To be indulgent or in secret sympathy: to cooperate secretly or have a secret understanding. 3. To engage in secret scheming: conspire. Sample sentence: Co-workers will connive against each other if they think it […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 4 – Scumble

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Verb: Scumble   (SKUM-bul) Definition: 1. To make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush. 2. To soften the lines or colors of (a drawing) by rubbing lightly Sample sentence: The artist is known for his ability to scumble […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 4 – New Way to Find Cancer in Dense Breasts

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The FDA has approved a new one-minute ultrasound scan for use in conjunction with screening mammograms in healthy women with dense breasts. Mammograms can yield inconsistent results regarding signs of cancer in dense breasts since both the tumors and the dense tissue show up as white areas on the film. According to data submitted to […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 3 – Why Fruits and Vegetables are Especially Good For Women

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Here’s some news women can cheer: a large study performed in Sweden found that women who ate the most fruits and vegetables – nearly seven servings a day – had a risk of heart attack that was 20 percent lower than that of other women in the study. The researchers credited the antioxidants in the […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 3 – Hotdog

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Verb: Hotdog  (HAHT-dawg) Definition: To perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner; especially to perform fancy stunts and maneuvers. Sample sentence: The wide receiver would often hotdog in the end zone after catching a touchdown pass.  

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Health Tip – Nov. 30 – Blood Sugar and Brain Damage

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Blood sugar in the “high normal” range – short of levels associated with diabetes or even pre-diabetes – can lead to brain shrinkage, according to results of a new study from Australia. Using multiple brain scans, researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra found evidence of the shrinkage in seniors between the ages of […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 30 – Cathexis

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Noun: Cathexis  (kuh-THEK-sis) Definition: Investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. Sample sentence: Martha’s cathexis in her science project earned her the highest award at the science fair.

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Research from China suggests that drinking green tea may provide benefits beyond protecting us against cardiovascular diseases, esophageal cancer, high blood pressure and the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. In studies with mice, the investigators found that epigallocatechin-3 galate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, boosts production of neural progenitor cells. These progenitor cells can […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 29 – Numen

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Noun: Numen  (NOO-mun) Definition: A spiritual force or influence often identified with a natural object, phenomenon, or place. Sample sentence: For the technology man, the internet is the glue that holds our globalized world together and the divine numen that fills it with meaning.

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