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Word of the Day – Dec. 23 – Eupeptic

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Adjective: Eupeptic  (yoo-PEP-tik) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or having good digestion. 2. Cheerful, optimistic. Sample sentence: With all the holiday treats offered at the office party, I am glad I have a eupeptic stomach.

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Health Tip – Dec. 23 – Practice Fire Safety

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  Most residential fires occur during the winter months, so don’t leave fireplaces, space heaters, stoves, or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly. As tempting as it is to show off your holiday decorations, never leave home or go to bed with holiday lighting left on. This means Christmas tree lights, […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 20 – Travel Safely This Holiday Season

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Whether you’re traveling across town or around the world, help ensure your trip is safe. Don’t drink and drive, and don’t let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 20 – Ragout

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Noun: Ragout  (ra-GOO) Definition: 1. Well seasoned vegetables and meat cooked in a thick sauce. 2. A mixture of several things. Sample sentence: The movie is an ill-conceived ragout of fantasy, science fiction and old-fashioned romance.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 19 – Vivacious

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Adjective: Vivacious  (vuh-VAY-shus) Definition: Lively in temper, conduct or spirit: sprightly. Sample sentence: The hostess was a pretty, vivacious woman with a knack for making people feel comfortable. lively in temper, conduct, or spirit : sprightly Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/#k6XSSawBwdqEayiU.99

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Health Tip – Dec. 19 – Manage Holiday Stress

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The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health and pocketbook. Keep your commitments and spending in check. Balance work, home, and play. Get support from family and friends. Keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Make sure to get proper sleep.

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Health Tip – Dec. 18 – Do You Really Know How Much Wine You Are Drinking?

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Unless you’re measuring carefully, you may not have a clue. A new study on the subject of wine consumption shows that informal servings differ based on the size of the glass you’re using, whether you are holding the glass as you pour or whether you’re pouring red wine or white. Researchers at Cornell University and […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 18 – Midriff

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Noun: Midriff  (MID-riff) Definition: 1.  A body portion of muscle and connective tissue; specifically, the partition separating the chest and the abdominal cavities in mammals: diaphragm. 2. The mid-section of the human torso. 3.  A section of a woman’s garment that covers or exposes the midriff. Sample sentence: Even the store’s winter line of clothing […]

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Health Tip – Dec. 17 – Caffeine and Kids’ Brains

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While adolescents are fast asleep, their brains are busy maturing, making key connections (synapses), a process that continues until adulthood. But the amount of caffeine kids consume may be disrupting that process, warn a group of Swiss researchers who investigated how caffeine acts on the brains of rats. A study from the team at the […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 17 – Agrarian

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Adjective: Agrarian  (uh-GRAIR-ee-un) Definition: 1. Of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure. 2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of farmers or their way of life. 3. Organized or designed to promote agricultural interests. Sample sentence: Since buying their organic farm, Ken and Sheila have been gradually adjusting to an agrarian lifestyle.

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