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Standard Time Should Be Permanent.

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

Due to the adverse effects on health— especially those related to sleep disruption—caused by time changes, the American Medical Association recommends eliminating daylight savings time and making standard time permanent in the United States. American Medical Association, November 2022

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Trouble Falling Asleep May Be Risk Factors for Mood Disorders

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

Questionnairescompleted over the course of one year by 779 adults revealed that difficulty falling asleep is linked to anincreased risk for both depression and anxiety over time. Journal of Affective Disorders, February 2023

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Neck Pain Common After Sports Collisions.

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

A recent study found that a third of high school athletes who experience a sport-related collision report acute neck pain, and these individuals tend to experience more concussion-related symptoms. The authors conclude that concussed athletes with neck pain should be screened for injury to the neck. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to assess patients with…

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Moms Don’t Get Enough Exercise

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

Among a group of 848 women, researchers found that less than 50% achieved at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, and the percentage was even lower in mothers with a young child or multiple children. PLOS One, November 2022

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High Sugar Intake Associated with Premature Aging in Childhood Cancer Survivors.

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

In a cohort study that monitored childhood cancer survivors throughout adulthood, researchers found that the risk for premature aging—the visible signs of aging appearing earlier in life—increased by as much as 30% for every 25 grams of sugar participants consumed per day, on average. Senior author Dr. Yikyung Park adds, “We need to find a…

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Depression Is a Risk Factor for Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 24, 2023 |

Cardiometabolic multimorbidity is characterized as having two of the following three conditions: hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Past research has shown that individuals who meet these criteria have a 12-15 reduced life expectancy. A recent study found that depression is associated with up to a 68% increased risk for developing cardiometabolic multimorbidity during a twelve-year…

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Safe Contact Lens Care

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 17, 2023 |

To reduce the risk of infection when using contact lenses, the American Optometric Association recommends the following: don’t wash your hands with a creamy soap that can leave a film on lenses; never make your own saline solution, which can damage lenses; don’t put lenses in your mouth to moisten them; don’t store or wash…

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Link Between Life Stressors, Insomnia, and Mood Disorders in Teens.

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 17, 2023 |

A multi-year study that included 6,995 teenagers found that life stress, insomnia, and mood disorders have an interconnected relationship in that the presence of one increases the risk for the other two. The findings suggest that adolescents under treatment for one condition should be assessed for all three.Journal of Affective Disorders, February 2023

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Managing Low Back Pain

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 17, 2023 |

According to a study the included 32 patients with low back pain, a treatment plan that includes stabilization exercises, patient education, and manual therapies—an approach commonly used by doctors of chiropractic—is effective for improving range of motion in lumbar spine and reducing low back-related pain, pain sensitivity, and disability. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation,…

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Exercise Helps Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Fatigue

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 17, 2023 |

Researchers recruited 89 women undergoing treatment for breast cancer to complete a home-based twelve-week resistance training exercise program. The participants reported both lower fatigue levels as well as improved quality of life. Breast Cancer, November 2022

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