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Make Health a Family Affair

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Because eating and exercising together during the week can help family members get and stay healthy, the American Heart Association recommends the following: keep a family schedule, and find 30-minute periods during the week that the entire family can exercise; choose a time that the entire family can decide on the upcoming week’s menu; find…

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The Brain Functions Differently with ADHD

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Functional MRI scans of 360 children and teens revealed that those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibited altered function in several brain networks, including those involved with attention, executive function, and processing visual and sensory information. Molecular Psychiatry, July 2022

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Manual Therapies Help Patients with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

For patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, an analysis of data from 19 clinical trials found that the addition of manual therapy to exercise therapy may lead to better outcomes with respect to pain, function, and stiffness than exercise alone. Doctors of chiropractic often adopt a multimodal approach that includes exercise and manual…

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Physical Activity Can Help an Aging Brain

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Among a group of 300 sedentary older adults with mild cognitive impairment, those who participated in either aerobic exercise or a stretching and balance intervention did not experience worsening performance on cognitive assessments a year later, nor did brain scans show any sign of additional brain shrinkage. On the other hand, subjects who did not…

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Diet Choices May Help Prevent Kidney Stones

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Questionnaires completed by 411 kidney stone patients and 384 individuals without a history of kidney stones revealed that a low intake of fluids and a diet low in calcium and potassium are linked to a greater risk of experiencing a first-time symptomatic kidney stone. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2022

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Smoking Increases Sleep Apnea Risk

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

A pack year is the number of cigarettes smoked if a person smokes one pack a day for a year. A systematic review of thirteen studies concluded that smoking increases one’s risk for severe obstructive sleep apnea, especially heavy smokers with a history of 20 or more pack years. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, August 2022

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Tongue and Lip Piercings Can Harm Teeth and Gums

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

An analysis of data from eight studies identified the following potential consequences of oral piercings: deeper pockets around teeth next to tongue piercings, receding gums, wider gaps between teeth, and bleeding gums. European Federation of Periodontology, June 2022

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Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Following a review of data from the Aidai Cohort study, researchers report that hearing loss in middle age is associated with a 2.7 times increased risk for depressive symptoms. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, September 2022

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Try Conservative Care Before Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a debilitating condition associated with the degeneration of the spine, which can have a wide range of symptoms including back pain, leg pain, numbness and tingling in the legs and impaired physical function. A recent study found that for patients with mild-to-moderate LSS, conservative treatment that includes manual therapies, supervised…

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Boxing May Be a Good Exercise to Curb Parkinson’s Symptoms

By Dr. Youdeem | Sep 6, 2022 |

For patients with Parkinson’s disease, a recent study found that participating in a three-month boxing program may ease both motor and nonmotor Parkinson’s symptoms. Study co-author Dr. Roshni Patel adds, “There’s a lot of growing evidence about the benefits of exercise in Parkinson’s… This is another study that highlights the importance of exercise in the…

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