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Verb: Promulgate  (PRAH-mul-gayt) Definition: 1.  To make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration: proclaim 2.  To make known or public the terms of (a proposed law) or to put (a law) into action or force Sample sentence:  The bishop will promulgate the new changes in the church at the next conference.

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Breathing properly is fundamental to good health, and you shouldn’t take your respiratory system for granted, especially if you live in a big city. In addition to prudent supplementation and a diet rich in beta carotene and other antioxidants, simple lifestyle steps can help promote healthy lungs for a lifetime. Don’t smoke. Tobacco addiction is […]

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Noun: Donnybrook  (DAH-nee-brook) Definition: 1. A free-for-all, brawl 2. A usually public quarrel or dispute Sample sentence: The two antique collectors found themselves embroiled in a spirited donnybrook over the value of an unusual piece of furniture at the auction.

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Lung cancer typically doesn’t cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages, with noticeable changes occurring most often when the disease is advanced. These may include: 1. A new cough that doesn’t go away 2. Changes in a chronic cough 3. Coughing up blood, even a small amount 4. Shortness of breath 5. Chest pain […]

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Noun: Glogg  (GLUG) Definition: Hot, spiced wine and liquor punch served in Scandinavian countries as a Christmas drink Sample sentence: The Christmas Eve family gathering would not be complete without the lutefisk  and the glogg. served in honor of our Norwegian ancestors.

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Symptoms of psoriasis – a common, chronic condition in which the skin develops red, itchy patches and thick, silvery scales – can range from mildly annoying to disabling. Autoimmunity is suspected as the core problem, and the course of the disease typically involves periods of symptom flares alternating with periods of remission. While there is […]

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The five-second rule – that it’s fine to eat what’s been dropped on the floor within five seconds – has been around a long time. It has been studied scientifically, testing different foods dropped on contaminated surfaces and left for five seconds. Surfaces ranged from ceramic tiles to wood floors and nylon carpeting, and foods […]

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Verb: Debilitate  (dih-BIL-uh-tayt) Definition: To impair the strength of. Sample sentence: People need to be aware that the flu can debilitate them enough to leave them bedridden for days.

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Christmas Day has dawned. The family has gathered, there are presents under the tree. The air is filled with the excitement of the children and a sense of relief from the adults. The stress, hustle and bustle are over and now is the day to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is also a […]

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You can walk for an hour a day, but that won’t necessarily affect your risk of heart disease or stroke. But walking fast or jogging is a different story, according to results of a newly published Danish study. Researchers at Bispebjerg University Hospital, in Copenhagen, followed more than 10,000 Danish adults, between the ages of […]

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