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Word of the Day – Mar. 8 – Diplopia

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Noun: Diplopia (dih-PLOH-pee-uh) Definition: A disorder of vision in which two images of a single object are seen because of unequal action of the eye muscles. Sample sentence: Most cases of diplopia go away on their own, but in some instances it can be sign of an aneurysm or other disorder in the brain.

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Health Tip – Mar. 8 – Rice and Whole Grains for Health

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Rice and whole grains are healthful sources of carbohydrates, providing you choose the right ones. Try adding the following varieties to your table – each provides nutritional benefits as well as flavor and texture. For rice dishes: Experiment with brown, basmati, jasmine and wild rice, all healthier options than traditional white rice. For recipes that […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 7 – Arrogate

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Verb: Arrogate (AIR-uh-gayt) Definition: 1) a: To claim or seize without justification. 1) b: To make undue claims to having 2: To claim on behalf of another Sample sentence: The mayor got in trouble with the city council when he tried to arrogate authority to himself that rightly belonged to the council.

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Health Tip – Mar. 7 – A Surefire Way to Lose Weight

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Want to shed some unwanted pounds, increase your energy and even improve your mental outlook? It’s simpler than you probably think. Just turn off the television and take a walk. Try walking 30 to 45 minutes a day as a way to maintain a healthy body and weight. It is a good idea to take […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 6 – Putsch

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Noun: Putsch (PUTCH) Definition: A secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government. Sample sentence: German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed for his role in an intricate putsch aimed at assassinating Adolf Hitler.

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Health Tip – Mar. 6 – Five Ways to Warmer Feet

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You don’t have to be getting married or making a commitment to experience cold feet. Often this condition is simply due to cold weather or exposed feet and toes, but some people can experience cold feet even when the weather is very warm – and some have cold feet year-round. If you tend to get […]

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Health Tip – Mar. 5 – Yerba Mate Tea for Stronger Bones

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Yerba Maté tea is made from the dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, an evergreen shrub that grows in Central and South America. This Latin tea is said to brim with antioxidants, and new evidence suggests that it can bolster bone strength in postmenopausal women. A study from Argentina compared 146 postmenopausal women, some of whom […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 5 – Felicitate

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Verb: Felicitate (fih-LISS-uh-tayt) Definition: 1. To consider happy or fortunate. 2. To offer congratulations to. Sample sentence: The other swimmers where encouraged by their coach to felicitate the winner of the race.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 2 – Yuppify

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Verb: Yuppify (YUP-uh-fye) Definition: To make appealing to yuppies: also to infuse with the qualities or values of yuppies. Sample sentence: While rent prices in the city have fallen, the neighborhoods that were relatively recently yuppified remain too expensive for most city residents.

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Health Tip – Mar. 2 – Vision Loss: B Vitamins May Help

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While there are a host of vision supplements on the market, the compounds now under investigation that have proven to protect against disease were folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. Researchers tested the vitamins for more than seven years in 5,205 women who didn’t have age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss […]

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