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Health Tip – Aug. 23 – Are Toxins in Your Chicken?

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Researchers from John’s Hopkins and Arizona State University discovered fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics, in samples of feather meal, a product made from chicken feathers that is routinely added to feed for chicken, swine, cattle and fish. The FDA banned use of these antibiotics in poultry production in 2005 principally because they can accelerate the […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 22 – A-go-go

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Adjective: A-go-go  (ah-GOH-goh) Definition: 1.  Of, relating to, or being a disco or the music or dances performed there 2. Being in a whirl of motion 3. Being up-to-date — often used postpositively Sample sentence: The shop is chock-full of the latest in fashionable home decor, it’s decorating trends a-go-go.

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Health Tip – Aug. 22 – Do Earlobe Creases Indicate Heart Problems?

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If you have ever heard that a crease in the earlobes – specifically one that runs diagonally – indicates an increased risk of heart disease, you aren’t alone. More than 30 studies over the past few decades have examined whether an earlobe crease is a sign of heart disease, indicative of cholesterol deposits in arteries, […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 21 – Bloviate

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Adjective: Bloviate  (BLOH-vee-ayt) Definition:  To speak or write verbosely and windily Sample sentence: Mitchell spent his Sunday morning listening to talk show pundits who all tended to bloviate about world affairs.

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Health Tip – Aug. 21 – Meditation for Multitasking

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Practicing meditation might make your workday less stressful and improve your memory and concentration. A new study from the University of Washington explored the effects of meditation on three groups of human resource managers. To assess how well the participants dealt with stress before and after meditation training they all took a test of their […]

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Health Tip – Aug. 20 – Back Pain Ruining Your Day?

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Chronic back pain is often due to poor posture, injuries, or muscle tension, and can profoundly impact your quality of life. Instead of using medications to dull the pain, try yoga. It is a proactive approach that can help prevent further injury and lessen the symptoms of current back pain. Yoga can: Engage your body, […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 20 – Cachinnate

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Verb: Cachinnate  ( KAK-uh-nayt) Definition:  To laugh loudly or immoderately Sample sentence: The person sitting beside me at the table had the nerve to cachinnate through the entire dinner party, ruining my enjoyment of the meal.

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Health Tip – Aug. 17 – Five Foods That Reduce the Risk of Stroke

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Want to help reduce your odds of having a stroke? Besides minimizing common risk factors such as smoking and unhealthy stress, consider adding magnesium-rich foods to your grocery cart. Researchers at the Swedish Karolinska Institute found that the risk for ischemic stroke – the most common type of stroke in older people, which is when […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 17 – Convoke

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Verb: Convoke   (kun-VOHK) Definition: To call together to a meeting Sample sentence: In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt saw a need to convoke a conference at The Hague to discuss arms limitations.

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Health Tip – Aug. 16 – Obese, But Healthy?

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Being obese doesn’t automatically mean you’re destined for cardiovascular disease – although it certainly increases the odds. New research from the UK shows that the risk of developing heart problems depends on metabolic health, and not body size.Metabolic health means having normal levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and C-reactive protein, a marker for […]

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