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Word of the Day – May 10 – Tranche

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Noun: Tranche (TRAHNSH) Definition: A division or portion of a pool or whole Sample sentence: The money from the lottery will be doled out to the winner a tranch at a time over a five year span.

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Health Tip – May 10 – Where Do People Sleep Best?

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If you live in California, chances are you sleep better than the folks in the deep south, the U.S. region where residents report the most sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue according to a recent investigation. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data collected nationally by the U.S. Centers […]

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Word of the Day – May 9 – Agog

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Adjective: Agog (uh-GAHG) Definition: Full of intense interest or excitement: eager Sample sentence: Everyone was agog over the rumor that a famous actress would be coming to town to shoot her next movie.

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Health Tip – May 9 – Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Kids and Hypnosis

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Hypnosis can work for kids’ irritable bowel syndromw. This news comes from the Netherlands where researchers found that more than two-thirds of a group of kids who had six sessions of hypnosis and performed self-hypnosis at home were free or mostly free of stomach pain five years later. These results were much better than those […]

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Word of the Day – May 8 – Torrid

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Adjective: Torrid (TOR-id) Definition: 1. Parched with heat especially of the sun: hot: giving off intense heat: scorching 2. Ardent, passionate Sample sentence: As she cleaned out the attic, Monica was shocked to find a box filled with torrid love letters that her grandfather had written to her grandmother.

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Health Tip – May 8 – More Good News About Chocolate

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If you’ve been looking for solid evidence that chocolate offers health benefits, try this: an analysis of 42 small clinical trials suggest that a daily dose of chocolate can help lower blood pressure, improve the functioning of blood vessels and even lower levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. There have been previous […]

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Word of the Day – May 7 – Satiety

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Noun: Satiety (suh-TYE-uh-tee) Definition: 1. The quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity: fullness. 2. The revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess. Sample sentence: Enjoying his satiety after a hearty meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, and gravy, Bill sat down in his recliner for a brief […]

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Health Tip – May 7 – Omega 3’s and Your Brain

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Here’s more food for thought: eating meals rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and other oily fish, slows changes in the brain that could lead to dementia. Researchers at UCLA measured levels of fatty acids in the red blood cells of 1,575 seniors (average age 67) who showed no signs of dementia. […]

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Word of the Day – May 4 – Bon vivant

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Noun; Bon vivant (bahn-vee-VAHNT) Definition: A person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially in respect to food and drink. Sample sentence: Mr. Murray is a congenial bon vivant who seems to relish the fine art of conversation almost as much as he does the fine art of French cooking.

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Health Tip – May 4 – Loneliness and Your Blood Pressure

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If you’re over 50 – and lonely – you may need to watch your blood pressure. New research from the University of Chicago shows that, over time, a sense of loneliness can raise blood pressure, regardless of other risk factors including body mass index (BMI), smoking, alcohol use, race and income level. The researchers also […]

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