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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Collimate

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Verb: Collimate  (KAH-luh-mayt) Definition: To make something (such as light rays) parallel. Sample sentence: The higher cost and fixed eyepieces of the binoculars are distinct disadvantages, but setup time is reduced and there is no need to collimate optics.

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Health Tip – Apr. 11 – Traveling With Kids

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When traveling with your kids to a new and unfamiliar location, it is possible for your children to get separated from you, especially when in a crowded location like a theme park or zoo. Come up with a plan for your kids in case they ever get lost and practice going over it with them […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 10 – Kith

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Noun: Kith  (KITH) Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors or relatives. Sample sentence: Alan looked forward to the annual block party as a way to stay connected with his kith.

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Health Tip – Apr. 10 – Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

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Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some from of heart disease or stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 4 – Narwhal

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Noun: Narwhal  (NAHR-wahl) Definition: An arctic cetacean about 20 feet long with the male having a long twisted ivory tusk. Sample sentence: In medieval times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes passed off and sold as the horn of the fabled unicorn.

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Health Tip – Apr. 4 – Is Bad Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Here’s another potential reason to watch your cholesterol levels. New research from the University of California, Davis, suggests that the cholesterol levels often associated with cardiovascular disease may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease as well. For the study, investigators measured the blood lipid levels of 74 seniors with normal to mildly impaired cognitive function. […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 3 – Cadge

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Verb: Cadge  (KAJ) Definition: Beg, sponge. Sample sentence: Mike tried to cadge a stick of gum from Paula, but she told him the get his own pack.

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Health Tip – Apr. 3 – New Strategy to Prevent Cataracts

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The more antioxidants in women’s diets, the lower the risk of developing cataracts as they age. This news comes from a Swedish study that looked at the diets of more than 30,000 middle aged and older women, and found those with the highest total intake of antioxidant nutrients were 13 percent less likely to develop […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 2 – Reverberate

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Verb: Reverberate  (rih-VER-buh-rayt) Definition: 1. To reflect or become reflected. 2. To continue in or as if in a series of echoes: resound. Sample sentence: I love to hear the bass notes of the massive pipe organ reverberate through the cathedral.

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Health Tip – Apr. 2 – Eating Slowly Cuts Calories

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Can you really cut daily calories by eating your meals more slowly? Researchers from Texas Christian University tackled this question by recruiting 70 men and women – half of them were of normal weight, and half were overweight or obese. In a research kitchen, the study participants were asked to eat an unlimited lunch slowly, […]

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