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Word of the Day – Oct. 4 – Seriocomic

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Adjective: Seriocomic  (seer-ee-oh-KAH-mik) Definition: Having a mixture of the serious and the comic. Sample sentence: The intergenerational meal was a seriocomic affair, with the younger generation refereeing the jabs their elders hurled at one another while trying to keep the youngest generation from getting a true sense of just what was going on.

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Health Tip – Oct. 4 – Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that causes interruptions of normal breathing during sleep. Symptoms include: 1. Heavy snoring 2. Periods of not breathing 3. Waking frequently during the night or experiencing fitful sleep 4. Feeling sleepy or not well-rested during the day Depending on how often and for how long […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 3 – Placate

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Verb: Placate  (PLAY-kayt) Definition:  To soothe or mollify especially by concession : to calm the anger or bitterness of. Sample sentence: In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.

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Health Tip – Oct. 3 – Even Temporary Weight Loss Decreases Risk of Diabetes

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If you’re overweight, losing 10 percent of your weight (20 pounds if you weigh in at 200) may cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you regain the pounds you shed within a decade. This finding comes from a national study that included 3,000 overweight people with impaired glucose tolerance, a metabolic […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 2 – Excoriate

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Verb: Excoriate  (ek-SKOR-ee-ayt) Definition: 1. To wear off the skin of : abrade 2. To censure scathingly Sample sentence:  My new shoes started to excoriate my heels, so I had to resort to wearing mole skin patches to prevent blisters.

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Health Tip – Oct. 2 – Lack of Sleep May Weaken Vaccine Effects

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If you haven’t been sleeping well, you’re likely to be tired a lot of the time, have headaches and gain weight. Not surprisingly, your eyes may be red, your hands may shake, and you could be at increased risk of high blood pressure. But did you know that individuals who don’t get enough sleep may […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 1 – Obesity Plus Low Vitamin D Equals Insulin Resistance?

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After analyzing data from 5806 participants in a large national health survey, researchers at Drexel University School of Public Health found that low levels of vitamin D among obese individuals may increase the risk of insulin resistance, a contributing factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Individually, vitamin D insufficiency and obesity are recognized […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 1 – Emolument

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Noun: Emolument  (ih-MAHL-yuh-munt) Definition: The returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perks. Sample sentence: James has contributed countless volunteer hours to the organization and continues to refuse any emolument for his work.

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Hot Tub Party Hits the Bullseye

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The Hot Tub Giveaway Party at the Country Lanes and Entertainment Center on Thursday, September 27 was right on target for what Great Lakes Radio strives to provide as a fun event for the listeners.The food from Mama Russo’s was a hit, as usual. My hat’s off to the staff at the Country Lanes for […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 28 – Are You Eating the Healthiest Nut?

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Walnuts are an excellent choice when it comes to healthy snacking, one I have consistently recommended as part of an overall healthy diet. It looks like I am not alone: Researchers from the University of Scranton compared the amount of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants, in nine different types of nuts, both raw and roasted. Walnuts came […]

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