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Some chemicals may pose a diabetes risk. The chemicals in question are phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates), and they’re everywhere – in plastic toys, detergents, food packaging, nail polish, perfumes, shampoos, hairspray and hundreds of other products. New research from Sweden suggests that routine, household exposure to these chemicals may double the risk of type 2 diabetes […]

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Noun: Cognoscente (kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee) Definition: A person who has expert knowledge in a subject: connoisseur Sample sentence: Derrick was a cognoscente of fine art and knew that most of the works being auctioned off on the cruise ship were second-rate.

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Tonight from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s First Thursday Concert Series will feature The Truckey Boys. A $5 donation is suggested at the door and will go directly to the band               […]

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Today’s Answer: Jumanji Winner: Shelly Today’s winner is Shelly! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Adjective: Halcyon (HAL-see-un) Definition: 1. Calm, peaceful 2. Happy, golden 3. Prosperous, affluent Sample sentence: Although Grandma spoke longingly of the halcyon days of her childhood, Jamie suspected all had not been as perfect as she recalled.

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Can eating grapes mitigate the negative effects of a diet high in salt on blood pressure and, by extension, heart disease? Researchers at Michigan State report that grapes could lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body and reduce signs of heart muscle damage, and suggest these effects are due in part to the naturally […]

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You can join Northern Vegans at Upfront and Company tonight at 6 p.m. for a casual dinner. Order a vegan dinner off the menu.  No RSVP is required and all are welcome.  For more information you can visit online www.northernvegans.com or call 236-1279

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Today’s Answer: Four Weddings and A Funeral Winner: Maria Today’s winner is Maria! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Adjective: Tempestuous (tem-PESS-chuh-wus) Definition: Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: turbulent, stormy Sample sentence: Because the player’s relationship with his manager had grown more tempestuous over the course of the season, the decision to trade him benefited everyone.

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Snacking on raisins a few times a day may help lower your blood pressure if you have pre-hypertension, a condition affecting one of every three Americans. Prehypertension is defined as having systolic pressure (the top number) from 120 to 139 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or a diastolic (lower number) pressure from 80 to 89 […]

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