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Health Tip – June 10 – Flossing Makes a Difference

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Flossing offers long-lasting benefits. When your dentist tells you to floss once a day, he’s not just making conversation. He’s giving you an important health tip because this between-the-teeth cleaning can reduce your risk of serious health conditions and leave your pearly whites sparkling. Add flossing to your daily dental routine and you’ll experience a […]

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Word of the Day – June 7 – Stichomythia

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Noun: Stichomythia  (stik-uh-MITH-ee-uh) Definition: Dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered by two actors in alternating lines (as in classical Greek drama). Sample sentence: To heighten the emotional intensity between the characters, the playwright employed stichomythia.

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Health Tip – June 7 – Finding Time to Stay Fit

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Most adults lead very busy lives that don’t allow a lot of time to stay healthy and fit. There are ways that even the busiest person can still find time to live a healthy life. Make time to eat right, find fun ways of exercising, and just get up and move, whether it involves taking […]

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Health Tip – June 6 – Lather, Rinse, Repeat

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While it’s something we learn to do as kids, some of us still forget to wash our hands after using the restroom. Not doing so can lead to the spread of a variety of infections. Keep yourself and others disease-free and wash your hands every time you go.

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Word of the Day – June 6 – Orotund

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Adjective: Orotund  (OR-uh-tund) Definition: 1. Marked by fullness, strength and clarity of sound. 2. Pompous, bombastic. Sample sentence: Josh cleared his throat dramatically, then did a dead-on impression of the professor’s orotund, patronizing speech.

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Health Tip – June 5 – The Calming Effects of Vitamin B

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There are some foods that will help someone who suffers from panic attacks enjoy a better state of well-being. Foods containing Vitamin B with grains and nuts can really help control panic attacks. Green veggies and fruits are great as well, and so is a large daily intake of water. A healthier diet can be […]

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Word of the Day – June 5 – Encumber

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Verb: Encumber  (in-KUM-ber) Definition: 1. Weigh down: burden. 2. To impede or hamper the function or activity of: hinder. 3. To burden with a legal claim, as a mortage. Sample sentence: Lack of funding is sure to encumber the progress of the new community building’s construction.

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Health Tip – June 4 – Burn That Belly Fat

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Almost 70% of the world’s population is overweight. Increasing your activity levels, however, plays a key role in getting your weight under control. So be sure to take long walks or exercise every day. Swimming regularly is another great way to overcome obesity. Stay active, and your body will respond.

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Word of the Day – June 4 – Nonpareil

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Adjective: Nonpareil  (nahn-puh-REL) Definition: Having no equal. Sample sentence: The restaurant, owned by Italian immigrants, served a pizza nonpareil to any other  in town.

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Health Tip – June 3 – A Good Workout Can Work the Kinks Out

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If you suffer from back pain, one way to cure it is to get out and exercise. Exercise doesn’t carry many of the negative side effects of other pain treatments – but be sure to consult your doctor to make sure this course of action is right for you.

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