Choosing the Right Shoe to Reduce Fall Risk

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers the following recommendations for older adults when choosing a new shoe: check for support on both sides of the heel, flexibility in the toes, and stability in the middle; make sure to have your feet measured to ensure proper shoe size when shopping for shoes, and wear socks when…

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Mental Illness Tied to Heart Problems

An analysis of 108 studies that included more than 30 million people found that individuals with severe mental illness—such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—have a two-times greater risk for cardiac-related death than the general population. The authors add, “The increased relative risk of [cardiovascular disease] diagnosis in more recent decades may be a result of…

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Prolonged Sitting at Work Affects the Spine

Assessments of office workers revealed that at the end of an eight-hour workday, participants had experienced a significant reduction in both standing and sitting height, along with an increase in spinal pain. The findings highlight the importance of breaking up prolonged sitting time with frequent breaks to stretch or walk. International Journal of Occupational Safety…

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Extra Weight Increases Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height. An analysis of data concerning nearly 120,000 women from seven countries revealed that for every five unit increase in BMI, the risk for endometrial cancer rises by 88%. BMC Medicine, April 2022

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Daily Aspirin for Heart Health?

For years, experts have recommended taking a daily low dose aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. However, based on findings from three large-scale studies that weighed the benefits and risks of this practice, the United States Preventative Services Task Force is now reversing this recommendation for adults under the age of…

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Witnessing Domestic Violence in Childhood Can Have Lifelong Consequences

A survey of more than 17,700 adults revealed that among those who were exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood, 22.5% had major depression later in life, 15% suffered from anxiety, and nearly 27% had a substance disorder—all of which are rates significantly higher than those seen in the general population. Study author Dr.…

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Dizziness and Chronic Neck Pain

Among a group of 133 patients under treatment for chronic neck pain, 43% reported concurrent dizziness. Additionally, those with both neck pain and dizziness were more likely to experience more intense neck pain and disability, along with lower scores on quality of life assessments. Doctors of chiropractic are skilled in the management of both neck…

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Exercise Promotes Longevity

Following an analysis of data from 64 studies, researchers confirm that individuals with a lifelong history of exercise have a lower risk for early death than their sedentary peers. International Journal of Epidemiology, May 2022

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