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Health Tip – July 30 – Golden Years Coming?

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Women can do just fine in their 70s if they keep eating their fruits and vegetables and continue getting some daily exercise. New findings from the University of Michigan School of Social Work show that maintaining good health in your golden years means doing more of the same things you did to get there. The […]

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Health Tip – July 27 – Yogurt to Cure Bad Breath

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Bad breath comes from a number of places, the two most common being the mouth and the stomach. The neutralizing powers of yogurt and other probiotics treat the latter cause. Yogurt shouldn’t have any effect at all on the bacteria that live on the tongue because it’s not there long enough. However, it likely has […]

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Word of the Day – July 27 – Arbalest

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Noun: Arbalest  (AHR-buh-list) Definition: A crossbow especially of medieval times. Sample sentence: The destructive power of the arbalest was so greatly feared during the 1100’s that some governments tried to outlaw its use.

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Health Tip – July 26 – Duct Tape to Remove Warts

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A group of doctors compared duct tape’s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients’ warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. The question is […]

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Word of the Day – July 26 – Hypnagogic

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Adjective: Hypnagogic  ( hip-nuh-GAH-jik) Definition: Of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep. Sample sentence: Those people who constantly play video games may see vivid images of the game they have been playing as they enter the hypnagogic state after they go to bed.

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Health Tip – July 25 – Fatigue Facts – Five Things That Make You Tired

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Are you tired? Your  extreme fatigue could be coming from one of these energy suckers: 1. Dehydration – It turns out that even moderate dehydration (which results in the loss of 3 percent of your body weight) can make you feel mentally sluggish and mess with your concentration. The next time you’re feeling foggy or […]

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Word of the Day – July 25 – Oftentimes

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Adverb: Oftentimes  (AW-fun-tymez) Definition: Often, repeatedly Sample sentence: Oftentimes, she is the last employee to leave the office for the day.

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Health Tip – July 24 – Get Moving

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A healthful diet is not the only factor when it comes to achieving a healthy weight – physical activity plays an important role as well. While it may seem challenging to find time to work out, the long- and short-term health benefits make it a necessary aspect of achieving optimum health and a healthy weight. […]

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Word of the Day – July 24 – Ahimsa

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Noun: Ahimsa  (uh-HIM-sah) Definition:  The Hindu and Buddhist doctrine of refraining from harming any living being. Sample sentence:  The world would be a much better place if all mankind embrace the doctrine of Ahimsa.

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It’s tempting to resort to weight-loss supplements in the daily battle against the bulge, but there are indeed no shortcuts. A study published online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism concluded that there is no sound research evidence showing that any single product results in significant weight loss. A handful – […]

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