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Health Tip – June 7 – Grapes For Your Heart

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Can eating grapes mitigate the negative effects of a diet high in salt on blood pressure and, by extension, heart disease? Researchers at Michigan State report that grapes could lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body and reduce signs of heart muscle damage, and suggest these effects are due in part to the naturally […]

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Word of the Day – June 6 – Tempestuous

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Adjective: Tempestuous (tem-PESS-chuh-wus) Definition: Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: turbulent, stormy Sample sentence: Because the player’s relationship with his manager had grown more tempestuous over the course of the season, the decision to trade him benefited everyone.

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Health Tip – June 6 – Raisins to Lower Blood Pressure

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Snacking on raisins a few times a day may help lower your blood pressure if you have pre-hypertension, a condition affecting one of every three Americans. Prehypertension is defined as having systolic pressure (the top number) from 120 to 139 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or a diastolic (lower number) pressure from 80 to 89 […]

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Word of the Day – June 5 – Recidivism

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Noun: Recidivism (rih-SID-uh-viz-um) Definition: A tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially a relapse into criminal behavior. Sample sentence: The judge took the rate of recidivism into account when assigning penalties for various criminal offenses.

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Health Tip – June 5 – Yogurt Drink Plus Vitamin D Fights Inflammation

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Sipping a daily dose of a vitamin D fortified Persian yogurt drink called doogh seems to dial down inflammation in people with type 2 diabetes. Inflammation, which is now being recognized as a root cause of many chronic diseases, can lead to heart disease and stroke and other complications of type 2 diabetes. Researchers in […]

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Word of the Day – June 4 – Lookism

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Noun: Lookism (LOOK-iz-um) Definition: Prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty. Sample sentence: As a teacher, Kim’s response to recent studies showing that attractive students receive better grades was to try to be vigilant against her own possible lookism.

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Health Tip – June 4 – Can Berries Prevent Parkinson’s?

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New evidence suggests that eating as little as two servings of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or apples per month can lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 25 percent compared with eating these fruits less than once a month. The recent report also found that men whose diets were rich in flavonoids, the protective compounds found […]

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Word of the Day – June 1 – Space Cadet

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Noun: Space Cadet (SPAYSS-kuh-DET) Definition: A flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person. Sample sentence: A well-worded e-mail that recaps your main points can remind your colleagues that, however much you flubbed your presentation in the meeting, you’re not really such a space cadet.

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Health Tip – June 1 – Blueberries and Apples May Protect Against Diabetes

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Here’s another good reason to eat plenty of fresh fruit. A new investigation from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that eating lots of blueberries and apples appears to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers examined the diets of some 200,000 men and women who were enrolled in three ongoing studies of […]

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Word of the Day – May 31 – Fugacious

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Adjective: Fugacious (fyoo-GAY-shus) Definition: Lasting a short time: evanescent Sample sentence: The rock band’s rise in popularity turned out to be fugacious, and within two years its members had moved on to other careers.

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