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Tips to Prevent Gingivitis.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gum around that base of the teeth. Over time, it can lead to tooth loss, as well as an elevated risk for respiratory disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Mayo Clinic recommends the…

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ADHD Linked to Dementia Risk?

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

According to a recent study that included over 2 million people, parents of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 34% greater risk of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, September 2021

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Manual Therapies Benefit Tension-Type Headache Sufferers.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common form of headache that affects adults. A systematic review of ten studies concluded that manual therapies, such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic, are effective for improving overall wellbeing in TTH patients, as well as reducing TTH-related pain and disability. While the review did not find any…

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Benefits of Stretching.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

The American Council on Exercise notes that stretching provides the following benefits: decreased muscle stiffness and increased range of motion; reduced risk of injury; improved posture; lower stress; reduced muscular tension and enhanced muscular relaxation; improved mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance; and improved circulation. American Council on Exercise, September 2021

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Healthy Diet May Benefit Cognitive Function.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

A systematic review of several meta-analyses concluded that diet is a modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline and that adopting a healthy eating pattern—such as the Mediterranean diet—may help delay or possibly prevent dementia in individuals at increased risk for the disease. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, November 2021

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Risk Factors for Stroke in Type 2 Diabetics.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Among a group of 18,013 type 2 diabetics, researchers observed that participants with at least five of the following seven risk factors had nearly a 15-times increased risk for stroke: smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, family history of stroke, obesity, short sleep duration (less than six hours a night), or long sleep duration (over eight hours a…

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Tips to Help Teens Get Good Sleep.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 22, 2021 |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about four-in-five high schoolers fail to get enough sleep during the school week. To help a teenager consistently get a good night’s sleep, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers the following tips: get more physical activity, avoid caffeine after school, limit naps to 30 minutes…

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Vaping May Be Linked to Eating Disorders in Young Adults.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 22, 2021 |

An analysis of data on more than 51,000 college students found that those with a history or anorexia or bulimia were more likely to use ecigarettes. Study author Dr. Kyle Ganson explains, “Nicotine vaping may be used by individuals to support eating disorder behaviors and goals, such as suppressing appetite and catalyzing weight loss… Young…

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Restoring Neck Curvature Improves Nerve Conductance.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 22, 2021 |

Among a group of 32 women with reduced cervical lordosis (curve) and forward head posture, those who received treatment to restore normal posture in the neck experienced an improvement in central nerve conduction, the time it takes for nerve impulses to travel through the central nervous system on their way to the target muscles. Science…

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Nature-Based Activities Benefit Mental Health.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 22, 2021 |

An analysis of data from 50 studies found that regularly engaging in outdoor activities such as gardening or walking in a park or woodlands is associated with improved mood and reduced anxiety. SSM – Population Health, December 2021

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