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Health Tip – May 20 – Brush, Brush, Brush!

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Brushing your teeth isn’t just vital for good dental hygiene. It can also help you stay heart smart. A study performed by the British Medical Journal found that if you forget to brush your teeth twice a day, you can raise your risk of heart disease by 70%. So be sure to keep your pearly […]

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Word of the Day – May 17 – Sesquipedalian

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Adjective: Sesquipedalian  (sess-kwuh-puh-DAIL-yun) Definition: 1. Having many syllables: long. 2. Using long words. Sample sentence: Jacob’s editor advised him to do away with much of the sesquipedalian prose he favored and opt for simpler words that would reach readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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Health Tip – May 17 – Could There Be More to Snoring?

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Snoring is very common and harmless for almost all of us. But, for some people it might be a symptom of a sleep disorder. If you snore loudly with long pauses between snores, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. If this describes your snoring, you should see your doctor.

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Word of the Day – May 16 – Requite

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Verb: Requite  (rih-KWYTE) Definition: 1. To make return for: repay. 2. To make retaliation for: avenge. 3. To make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for an injury. Sample sentence: Beautiful but cruel, Maude would requite Sydney’s love with scorn and treachery.

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Health Tip – May 16 – Better Than Lying Around

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If you ever find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and unable to fall back to sleep within 15 minutes, don’t stay in bed. Get up and do something relaxing until you feel ready to sleep again. Doing so is actually more helpful than just lying in bed.

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Word of the Day – May 15 – Milieu

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Noun: Milieu  (meel-YOO) Definition: The physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops: environment. Sample sentence: The quiet suburban neighborhood is within walking distance of the elementary school and provides the perfect milieu for raising a family.

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Health Tip – May 15 – Choose Smart Ways to Fill Yourself

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When you eat, remember that feeling full is based on volume, not the total number of calories you’ve taken in. So to fill up without piling on the pounds, try eating foods that are high in water like fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins.

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Health Tip – May 14 – Either Chunky or Creamy Will Do

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Everybody likes something sweet from time to time. The problem is that sweet tooth satisfaction can cause us more harm than good. As a way to have a healthier sweet fix, eat a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s full of protein and fiber as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium.

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Word of the Day – May 14 – Fountainhead

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Noun: Fountainhead  (FOUN-tun-hed) Definition: 1. A spring that is the source of a stream. 2. Principle source: origin. Sample sentence: Rachel considers Aristotle’s Poetics to be the fountainhead of modern art criticism.

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Health Tip – May 13 – They Really Are Man’s Best Friend

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Having a dog can help you reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Studies have found that if you pet a dog when you are stressed, doing so can help you lower your heart rate. So happiness and good heart health can both be found from a warm puppy.

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