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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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Word of the Day – Apr. 1 – Hospitalist

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Noun:  Hospitalist  (HAH-spih-tuh-list) Definition: A physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients of other physicians. Sample sentence:  George has been practicing medicine in the St. Louis area since 1998, including ten years of experience as a hospitalist.

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Health Tip – Apr. 1 – Farewell to Gluten-Free: Don’t Be Fooled By Pseudoscience or Marketing Gimmicks When It Comes to Food

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Gluten gives fresh bread its pull and chew. A complex protein, it is to baked goods as tannin is to wine, more a feel than a flavor, but a key part of the sensory magic. It makes cereals satisfying, pasta al dente and crackers crisp. Bagels bounce on springs of gluten. But gluten has lately […]

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Health Tip – Mar. 31 – How to Pick a Toothpaste

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There’s nothing better than a bright, beautiful smile to make you feel confident and happy. And there’s nothing better than the right toothpaste to help maintain your oral health and make sure you have the healthiest and best looking pearly whites possible. Toothpaste can do a lot more than simply clean your teeth. Depending on […]

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