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Word of the Day – Oct. 16 – Furlong

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Noun: Furlong  (FER-lawng) Definition: A unit of distance equal to 220 yards (about 201 meters) Sample sentence: The hikers had not gone more than a furlong when a storm descended on them with great fury.

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Health Tip – Oct. 17 – Olive Oil May Protect Bones

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Following the tenets of the Mediterranean diet, especially regular consumption of olive oil, may help increase concentrations of a bone protective protein known as osteocalcin. This style of eating may provide other substances associated with healthy bone formation as well. Europeans who live in the lower Mediterranean basin have lower rates of osteoporosis than those […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 16 – Surfeit

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Noun: Surfeit  (SER-fut) Definition: 1. An overabundant supply: surplus 2. An intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (as food or drink) 3. Disgust caused by excess Sample sentence: Every day, we’re bombarded by options and the surfeit of decisions we don’t really need to make can be overwhelming.

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Health Tip – Oct. 16 – Ovarian Cancer: Taking Precautions

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Knowledge is key – while ovarian cancer accounts for four percent of all cancers in women, it has a 90 percent cure rate if it is detected in its early stages. Some simple precautions can drastically increase the chance of early detection. Take the following medical precautions: Give a thorough medical history to your gynecologist. […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 15 – Envisage

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Verb: Envisage  (in-VIZ-ij) Definition: 1. To view or regard in a certain way 2. To have a mental picture of especially in advance of realization Sample sentence: When planning out their new patio, Betty and Sherman had to envisage a place for both a hot tub and a barbecue grill.

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Health Tip – Oct. 15 – 8 Signs of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is almost completely curable if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, it has few early symptoms and there is no reliable screening test, making early diagnosis difficult. To help identify problems when they first start, women should talk with their physician if the following symptoms are persistent, even if they seem trivial: 1. […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 12- Nuncupative

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Adjective: Nuncupative  (NUN-kyoo-pay-tiv) Definition: Spoken rather than written: oral Sample sentence: On his deathbed Jacob made a nuncupative will for his son and daughter.

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Health Tip – Oct. 12 – Smile For Your Health

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Keeping a genuine smile on your face while you’re under stress can be good for your heart, new research shows. Investigators at the University of Kansas set out to test whether the old adage “grin and bear it” can give you an edge when you’re stressed. They taught 169 volunteers how to hold neutral expressions […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 11 – Rectitude

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Noun: Rectitude  (REK-tuh-tood) Definition: 1. The quality or state of being straight 2. Moral integrity: righteousness 3. The quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure Sample sentence: The speaker exhorted audience members to lead lives of unimpeachable rectitude and integrity.

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Health Tip – Oct. 11 – Qigong Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

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New research performed in Canada suggests that the routine practice of qigong, a form of meditative movement, can help lessen the pain of fibromyalgia and make a significant difference in the impact the disorder has on patients’ lives. Investigators at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia enrolled 100 people, mostly women (average age 52) with […]

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