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Word of the Day – July 10 – Vouchsafe

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Verb: Vouchsafe (vowch-SAYF) Definition: 1. To grant or furnish often in a gracious or condescending manner. 2. To give by way of reply. 3. To grant as a privilege or special favor. Sample sentence: View my commercial, you faithful television watchers, and vouchsafe my product earns me much wealth.

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Health Tip – July 9 – Tame Tension Headaches

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Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.

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Word of the Day – July 9 – Benedict

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Noun: Benedict (BEN-ih-dikt) Definition: A newly married man who has long been a bachelor. Sample sentence: There was more than one benedict at my high school reunion, but I was most surprised at Denny, who had vowed he’d never marry.

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Word of the Day – July 8 – Ephebic

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Adjective: Ephebic (ih-FEE-bik) Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a youth of ancient Greece or a young man. Sample sentence: Ephebic training included athletic instruction in the events which were contested in the Olympics.

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Health Tip – July 8 – Sip Oolong Tea for Eczema Relief

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Research suggests that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms. Compounds in the tea called polyphenols appear to be responsible.

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Word of the Day – July 5 – Lenitive

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Adjective: Lenitive (LEN-uh-tiv) Definition: Alleviating pain or harshness: soothing. Sample sentence: Peppermint, chamomile, and ginger are all reputed to have a lenitive effect on the digestive system.

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Health Tip – July 5 – Walking Surfaces – Some Are Better Than Others

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Walking is a very healthy form of exercise requiring little equipment other than good shoes. Do be aware, however, that some surfaces are better for walking than others on your musculoskeletal system. Walking on a cushioned or rubberized track is ideal, because the cushioning of this type of track absorbs most of the impact of […]

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Word of the Day – July 4 – Aghast

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Adjective: Aghast (uh-GAST) Definition: Struck with terror, amazement, or horror: Shocked. Sample sentence: Critics were aghast at how awful the play was.

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Health Tip – July 4 – Heat Stroke

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Heatstroke is a very serious, life-threatening condition. It happens when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. During heatstroke, the body’s temperature rises fast. Sweating stops and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106 degrees or higher within 10 minutes. Heatstroke can cause death or permanent injury if […]

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Health Tip – July 3 – Heat Exhaustion

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Heat exhaustion may come on suddenly, or develop after a few days of being in the heat. It is a serious condition. These are the signs the staff of the Mayo Clinic wants you to watch for: 1. Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat. 2. Heavy sweating. 3. Feeling faint or […]

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