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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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Word of the Day – July 23 – Tucket

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Noun: Tucket  (TUCK-ut) Definition: A fanfare on a trumpet. Sample sentence: The tucket sounded, and everyone rose as the king and queen entered the courtyard.

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Word of the Day – July 20 – Bruit

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Verb: Bruit  (BROOT) Definition:  Report, rumor Sample sentence:  Word of John’s imminent dismissal was something for his co-workers to bruit about around the water cooler.

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Health Tip – July 20 – High Blood Pressure: Rewriting Family History

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We know that the risk of developing hypertension increases when one of your parents is affected with the disease. Even if your father or mother had high blood pressure your own risk may be dramatically lower if you’re in good shape. A study published online May 14, 2012 in Hypertension found that exercise can trump […]

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Health Tip – July 19 – Got Asthma? Your Pillow Could Make Matters Worse

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Got asthma? Your pillow, a haven for dust mites, could be making matters worse. Wash your pillows regularly and replace them annually. No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And […]

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Word of the Day – July 19 – Kedge

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Verb: Kedge  (KEJ) Definition:  To move a ship by means of a line attached to a small anchor dropped at the distance and in the direction desired. Sample sentence:  To get closer to shore, the sailors needed to kedge the ship.  

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Health Tip – July 18 – Lose a Few Pounds to Lower Cancer Risk

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Women: if you’re overweight or obese, shedding just 10 percent of your weight might reduce your overall cancer risk. The goal is to lower levels of inflammation in the body, and for some women losing even five percent might do the trick. Inflammation has been linked to heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases, and […]

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Word of the Day – July 18 – Wifty

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Adjective: Wifty  (WIF-tee) Definition: Eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane: ditzy Sample sentence:  The American Idol judges only have to lounge around, and make some  wifty comment about the performance.

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Word of the Day – July 17 – Tetralogy

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Noun: Tetralogy  (teh-TRAH-luh-jee) Definition: A series of four connected literary, artistic, or musical works. Sample sentence: An example of an original tetralogy would be three tragedies and a comedy performed serially on the Athenian stages of ancient Greece.

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Health Tip – July 17 – Anti-Alzheimer’s Diet

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The more omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, the lower the blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer’s disease.  A study from Columbia University Medical Center in New York looked at blood levels of 10 nutrients in more than 1,200 seniors over the age of 65, none of whom had dementia. Just over a […]

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