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Health Tip – Jan. 6 – Signs and Symptoms of Hypothermia and Frostbite

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For hypothermia signs and symptoms include uncontrollable shivering, feelings of numbness, drowsiness, exhaustion, confusion, memory lapses, slow or slurred speech, slow breathing and pulse rates, failing eyesight, poor coordination and possible unconsciousness. Signs and symptoms of frostbite include the loss of feeling and color in parts of the body. If you are experiencing these symptoms, […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 3 – Abecedarian

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Adjective: Abecedarian  (ay-bee-see-DAIR-een-un) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the alphabet. 2. Alphabetically arranged. 3. Rudimentary Sample sentence: The children recited an abecedarian chant, beginning with “A is for apple” and ending with “Z is for zebra.”

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Health Tip – Jan. 3 – Surprising Snacking Strategy

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Snacking between meals can pile on calories and, eventually, pounds, and Americans have been doing more and more of it, so much so that the rise in snacking has paralleled the increase in obesity. Researchers at the University of Missouri have come up with a strategy to quell afternoon hunger pangs that doesn’t lead to […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 2 – Endemic

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Adjective: Endemic  (en-DEM-ik) Definition: 1. Characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment. 2. Restricted or peculiar to a locality or region. Sample sentence: A recent report identifies the country as a “failed state,” citing endemic corruption at all levels of government.

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Health Tip – Jan. 2 – Empowering Your HDL

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High density lipoprotein or HDL is commonly known as “good” cholesterol because it carries cholesterol away from blood vessels so it can’t contribute to the formation of blockages leading to heart attack. HDL also acts as an  antioxidant and reduces inflammation, but just having high blood levels of HDL may not be enough. Researchers at […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 1 – Debonair

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Adjective: Debonair  (deb-uh-NAIR) Definition: 1. Dressing and acting in an appealing and sophisticated way: fashionable, attractive,  confident, suave. 2. Lighthearted or nonchalant. Sample sentence: David, a handsome and debonair bachelor, was among the first guests to arrive at last night’s New Year’s Eve party.

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Health Tip – Jan. 1 – How Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Improve Your Looks

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Here’s a study that developed as a result of staffer observations at the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center: they noticed that sleep apnea patients coming in for their check-ups looked better than they did before treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices to help them breathe better during sleep. Sleep apnea causes multiple […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 31 – Pococurante

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Adjective: Pococurante  (POH-koh-kyoo-RAN-tee) Definition: Indifferent, nonchalant. Sample sentence: Even the most pococurante museum-goers are bound to be moved by the photos in the new exhibit.

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Health Tip – Dec. 31 – Almonds For Weight Control

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The latest news on nuts comes from a Purdue University study showing that snacking on 1.5 ounces of almonds daily reduced hunger and didn’t lead to weight gain, even though participants continued eating their customary daily diets. The investigators also reported that by eating almonds the study participants boosted their vitamin E  levels as well […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 30 – Saponaceous

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  Adjective: Saponaceous  (sap-uh-NAY-shus) Definition: Resembling or having the qualities of soap. Sample sentence: When boiled or bruised in water, the leaves turn saponaceous and the resulting lather cuts through grease. When boiled or bruised in water, the leaves turn saponaceous, and the resulting lather cuts through grease. Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/#TtI5xCpFGfeRjQfQ.99 resembling or having […]

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