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Health Tip – Sept. 25 – Six Reasons to Drink Water

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Want to promote healthy skin and proper digestion? Interested in a natural detoxifier? Water is a basic necessity. The body is more than two-thirds water, and keeping it hydrated is vital. Some reasons to sip H2O include: 1. Healthy blood and bones. Your blood is over 80 percent water and your bones over 50 percent […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 24 – Rebuff

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Verb: Rebuff   (rih-BUFF) Definition: To reject or criticize sharply. Sample sentence:  I offered my sister several helpful suggestions on her new career wardrobe, but I knew she would probably rebuff them all.

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Health Tip – Sept. 24 – What’s Really Wrong With Fast Food?

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In addition to consuming oversize portions that quickly exceed a prudent calorie intake, eating too much fast food appears to dramatically raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. New research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health suggests that indulging in just one fast food meal per week increases […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 21 – Inimitable

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Adjective: Inimitable  (in-IM-it-uh-bul) Definition: Not capable of being imitated: matchless Sample sentence: As hard as I tried to make biscuits like my grandmother, her recipe was inimitable.

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Health Tip – Sept. 21 – Sedentary Life as Bad as Smoking

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If you’ve been thinking about an exercise program, it’s about time to get off the couch. A new study from Harvard suggests that inactivity can be as hazardous to your health as smoking and that a sedentary lifestyle is the cause of one in 10 deaths worldwide. The research team included investigators from 33 countries […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Gainsay

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Verb: Gainsay  (gayn-SAY) Definition: 1. To declare to be untrue or invalid 2. To contradict, oppose Sample sentence: There is no doubt that their work makes a useful contribution, but it does not provide enough evidence to gainsay the conclusions of earlier scholars.

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Health Tip – Sept. 20 – Exercise to Quell Hot Flashes

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Many women think that exercise might aggravate hot flashes, but Penn State researchers found just the opposite in a group of women who reported “mild to moderate” menopausal symptoms. The 92 women who participated in the study wore accelerometers to monitor their physical activity, as well as monitors to measure skin conductance, which varies with […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Inspissate

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Verb: Inspissate  ( in-SPISS-ayt) Definition: To make or become thick or thicker. The recipe said the stew would begin to inspissate after it simmered for about an hour.

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Health Tip – Sept. 19 – Can Star Fruit Kill?

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Snopes.com, a rumor-investigating site, recently reprinted a piece titled “Star Fruit Can Kill” that has circulated on the Internet since at least May of 2008. The piece asserts that a kidney patient in Malaysia went into a coma and died after eating carambola, popularly known as star fruit due to the star-shaped cross sections it […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Wend

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Verb: Wend  (WEND) Definition: To direct one’s course: travel, proceed Sample sentence: The hikers decided to wend through the forest trails on the beautiful summer day.    

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