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Word of the Day – Apr. 17 – Four-flush

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Verb: Four-flush (FOR-FLUSH) Definition: To bluff or to make a false claim. Sample sentence: We are always hearing the Presidential hopefuls promising they will never four-flush or mislead voters.

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Health Tip – Apr. 17 – Burst Blood Vessels in the Eye

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If you have a bright red or dark patch on the whites of your eyes, you may have a burst blood vessel. Known as subconjuctival hemorrhage, this can happen for many reasons – sneezing, coughing, crying, vomiting, rubbing your eyes, or the cause may be impossible to identify. Blood thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin), […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 16 – Piquant

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Adjective: Piquant (PEE-kunt) Definition: 1. Agreeably stimulating to the palate, especially spicy 2. Engagingly provacative; also having a lively arch charm Sample sentence: The green salad was bright and crisp, with a suitably piquant balsamic vinegar dressing.

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Health Tip – Apr. 16 – Is Your Produce Exposing You to Chemicals?

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Eating fresh produce is the best way to obtain the nutrients that support optimum health, but the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern. Pesticides present real health risks, particularly to children and those with health concerns. The toxicity most commonly associated with pesticides in animal studies include disruptions in the normal […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 13 – Querulus

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Adjective: Querulous (KWAIR-yuh-lus) Definition: 1. Habitually complaining 2. Fretful, whining Sample sentence: How many times have you been on a trip with your kids and you hear a querulous voice from the back seat ask “Are we there yet?”

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Health Tip – Apr. 13 – Three Tips for Gardening Allergies

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If you love to garden but hate seasonal allergies, there are some simple steps you can take: 1. Garden later in the day. Pollen is released in the early morning hours, and by early evening, pollen is less likely to be near the ground. 2. Garden in the rain. On wet and humid days, pollen […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 12 – Tragus

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Noun: Tragus (TRAY-gus) Definition: The prominence in front of the external opening of the outer ear. Sample sentence: The tragus would not be a good choice for ear piercing because it is made of thick cartilage.

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Health Tip – Apr. 12 – Feeling Guilty About Gossip?

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Gossip is good for you! That’s the word from a study at the University of California, Berkeley, which found that some forms of gossip can actually be therapeutic. Here’s the deal: as part of their investigation, researchers studied the behavior of volunteers who were allowed to witness someone cheating at a game. When they saw […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 11 – Diet Sodas and Death

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Drinking diet sodas daily is associated with an increased chance of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or of dying due to conditions that affect the circulatory system. This news follows an analysis of data gathered from more than 2,500 participants in New York City that looked at the relationship between drinking sodas (diet or regular) […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Loquacious

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Adjective: Loquacious (loh-KWAY-shus) Definition: 1. Full of excessive talk: wordy 2. Given to fluent or excessive talk: garrulous Sample sentence: The children were loquacious on the car ride back from the zoo, chattering endlessly about all the animals they saw.

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