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Adjective: Aseptic (ay-SEP-tik) Definition: 1. Preventing infection. 2. Free from pathogenic microorganisms. 3. Lacking vitality, emotion or warmth. Sample sentence: Patients with compromised immune systems must be treated in aseptic environments. Like and Share with your friends

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Research suggests that the Ayurvedic herb Tulsi, also called holy basil, may help manage levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to boost your mood. Look for teas and supplements in health-food stores and follow package directions. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Rx (ahr-EKS) Definition: A prescription, such as: 1. A written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent; specifically: one for the preparation and use of a medicine. 2. Something, such as a recommendation, resembling a doctor’s prescription. Sample sentence: Any exercise that continuously moves major muscle groups, especially the legs, is the right Rx […]

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For athlete’s foot, reach for tea tree oil, an extract of the leaves of an Australian tree. It appears to have antiseptic properties and may work as well as or better than over-the-counter antifungal products. Apply a light coating of the oil to affected areas two to three times a day; continue for a week […]

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Verb: Infantilize (IN-fun-tye-lyze) Definition: 1. To cause to be or remain like an infant or young child. 2. To treat like an infant or young child. Sample sentence: Even though Katie was a teenager, her grandmother still tended to infantilize her, bringing her dolls and other gifts more suitable for younger kids. Like and Share […]

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Adding raw or lightly cooked garlic and onions to your meals may help keep you healthy. Both foods appear to possess antiviral and antibacterial properties and are believed to boost immunity. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Utile (YOO-tul) Definition: Useful Sample sentence: Shaker crafts are simple, meticulously constructed, pleasing to the eye, and eminently utile, all at the same time. Like and Share with your friends

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Certain trigger points — spots of tension in musculoskeletal tissue — can cause back pain. Ask a massage therapist or other bodyworker who specializes in myofascial release or neuromuscular therapy to focus on these points during a massage. Like and Share with your friends

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For sore muscles and joints, apply a cream or ointment that contains capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile peppers, two or three times a day. The heat from the peppers has been shown to help relieve pain. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Syllogism (SIL-uh-jiz-um) Definition: 1. A deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion. 2. A subtle, specious, or crafty argument. 3. Deductive reasoning. Sample sentence: Kelly could not prove it, but she suspected that her opponent’s argument was a sneaky syllogism based on dubious “facts.” […]

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