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Word of the Day – Jan. 29 – Logy

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Adjective: Logy  (LOH-ghee) Definition: Marked by sluggishness and lack of vitality: groggy Sample sentence: I was feeling logy after such a big meal, so I decided to take a nap.

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Health Tip – Jan. 29 – Surprise Diabetes Threat

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The more “acidic” foods you consume – particularly animal protein – the more you may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to results of a new study from France. For 14 years, researchers in Paris followed more than 66,000 women who were participating in a long-running study of cancer and nutrition, and […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 28 – Rutilant

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Adjective: Rutilant  (ROO-tuh-lunt) Definition:  Having a reddish glow Sample sentence: We all sat quietly around the campfire, each person’s rutilant face mesmerized by the crackling flame.

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Health Tip – Jan. 28 – What Sugary Sodas Can Do To Your Kidneys

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A study from Japan suggests another reason to avoid sweetened sodas: an increased risk of kidney disease. More than 12,000 employees at a Japanese university had their urine tested for the presence of protein as part of their annual check-ups. Protein in the urine can be an early – but reversible – indication of kidney […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 27 – Conflate

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Verb: Conflate  (kun-FLAYT) Definition: 1. To bring together: fuse 2. Confuse 3. To combine (as a reading of a text) into a composite whole Sample sentence: The professor warned us to be careful not to conflate the two similar theories.

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Health Tip – Jan. 27 – What is the Treatment for Frostbite and Frostnip?

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Symptoms of frostnip: white patches of skin that are numb. Symptoms of frostbite: skin that is white or grayish-yellow and feels hard, waxy, or numb, or is blistering or becoming darkened or black. Other symptoms include swelling, itching, burning, and deep pain during the rewarming/healing process. Frostbite requires emergency medical care. If you think you […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 24 – Acephalous

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Adjective: Acephalous  (ay-SEF-uh-lus) Definition: 1. Lacking a head or having the head reduced. 2. Lacking a governing head or chief. Sample sentence: Having no head, the larvae is acephalous.

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Health Tip – Jan. 24 – Asthma-friendly Sports

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Swimming is the most asthma-friendly sport of all, but cycling, canoeing, fishing, sailing and walking are also good, according to the experts. Asthma need not hinder peak performance in sport. 11 percent of the US Olympic team were asthmatics – and between them they won 41 medals.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Pratfall

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Noun: Pratfall  (PRAT-fawl) Definition: 1. A fall on the buttocks. 2. A humiliating mishap or blunder. Sample sentence: Use extreme caution when you walk across the parking lot to avoid a pratfall.

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Health Tip – Jan. 23 – Burn the Boredom, Blast the Lard

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Rev up your metabolism by alternating your speed and intensity during aerobic workouts. Not only should you alternate your routine to prevent burnout or boredom, but to give your body a jolt. If you normally walk at 6.5km/h on the treadmill or take 15 minutes to walk a km, up the pace by going at […]

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