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Does losing your train of thought or the inability to come up with the right word mean more than just a passing “senior moment”? Maybe so, concludes a study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Senior moments don’t suggest that Alzheimer’s is near, the researchers reported, but these minor lapses could […]

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Slow breathing can beat pain. This strategy worked among women who paced their breathing at half the normal rate – they were able to significantly reduce the pain from heat pulses on their palms. Paced breathing was even effective for women with fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain. But women who were overwhelmed by negative feelings, […]

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The worldwide market for counterfeit drugs sold online is projected to reach $75 billion this year, a 92 percent increase over the past five years. The biggest sellers: fake drugs for erectile dysfunction (ED), which are especially popular because many men are embarrassed to discuss sexual problems with their physicians and because the genuine pharmaceuticals […]

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A large meal can trigger your body to release more insulin, causing blood sugar (glucose) levels to drop and leaving you in a fatigue-inducing slump. Skipping meals only deprives your body of needed calories, and sets you up for energy-draining overeating at your next meal. Instead, eat smaller meals or healthy snacks throughout the day, […]

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In addition to seeing a therapist and following your doctor’s recommendations, there are some natural ways to treat depression. For rapid benefits in alleviating depression, there is no better method than regular aerobic exercise. I recommend 30 minutes of continuous physical activity, at least five days a week for best results. Check out all your […]

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Noun: Yegg (YEG) Definition: A safecracker; also a robber. Sample sentence: The police grabbed Bob and another yegg for a convenience store burglary.

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Noun: Crucible (KROO-suh-bul) Definition: 1. A vessel in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted. 2. A severe test. 3. A place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. Sample sentence: Living in Paris in the late 60’s was like living […]

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Cardiovascular disease isn’t generally much of a worry for young women, but the amount of fish they eat growing up appears to have a powerful role in keeping their hearts healthy. A new study from Denmark shows that women of childbearing age (between 15-49) who rarely or never ate fish had 50 percent more cardiovascular […]

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Pistachios, like most nuts, are a healthy snack when eaten in moderation, and their fat content can help stave off hunger pangs. If you need more reasons to pick up a bag of pistachios, consider that pistachios can help reduce the risk of heart disease. They are rich in the amino acid arginine, phytosterols and […]

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Noun: Xylograpy (zye-LAU-gruh-fee) Definition: The art of making engravings on wood especially for printing. Sample sentence: Francine uses a rubber-stamping technique in her art that is reminiscent of Chinese xylography.

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