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Preventing Stress Fractures.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

Stress fractures are small breaks in bones that typically result from overuse from repetitive activities, such as running. To reduce your risk for a stress fracture, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends the following: increase the intensity and duration of workouts slowly, diversify your workout by engaging in cross-training, consume a nutritious diet rich…

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Suicides on the Rise in Preadolescent Children.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

The National Poison Data System reports that in the last 20 years, suicidal ingestions by children aged 10 to 12 years increased by 450%. When asked about this finding, study co-author Dr. David Sheridan notes, “This study was not designed to look at what is causing this rise or what the factors are… I think…

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Does Spinal Manipulation Affect Brain Function?

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

Individuals with chronic low back pain are known to exhibit abnormal brain function in areas of the brain associated with regulating emotions and pain, as well as processing cognitive tasks involving memory formation. In a recent experiment, researchers observed that patients with chronic low back pain experienced improved function in these areas of the brain…

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Benefits of Exercise.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following benefits of exercise: aids in weight loss and weight management; reduces high blood pressure; reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and several forms of cancer; reduces arthritis pain and associated disability; reduces the risk for osteoporosis and falls; and reduces symptoms…

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Proven Benefits of Intermittent Fasting.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

For Care Education and Research notes the following benefits of intermittent fasting (restricting eating to a limited window each day or not eating one or two days a week, for example): weight loss, less inflammation in the body, slows cellular aging, increases fat burning, improves insulin sensitivity, improves mental concentration, increases brain function and health,…

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Beware of Trucks and SUVs When Going for a Walk.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 16, 2022 |

An analysis of single-vehicle pedestrian crashes found that the risk of a pedestrian being killed by a right-turning vehicle was 89% higher for pickups and 63% higher for SUVs than standard cars. These findings suggest the need to examine the visibility designs of larger vehicles to reduce blind spots when making turns. Insurance Institute for…

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Make Sure Kids Buckle Up.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 9, 2022 |

To keep kids safe once they graduate to wearing a seatbelt restraint in the car, SafeKids recommends the following: establish a rule that your child always wears a seat belt during every car ride, have children ride only in the backseat until the age of 13, be a role model by always wearing your seat…

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Did You Bump Your Head? Signs You Need Emergency Care.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 9, 2022 |

If you or a loved one has suffered head trauma, the American College of Emergency Physicians recommends seeking emergency care if there are any of the following signs: headaches that worsen despite taking over-the-counter medications; weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination; slurred speech; trouble walking; increased confusion or agitation; repeated vomiting; loss of consciousness for more…

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Back and Neck Pain Linked to Workplace Absenteeism.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 9, 2022 |

An analysis of data from a study that included 1,471 adults found that back pain- and neck pain-related difficulties with walking, standing, or sitting account for up to 43% of all days of missed work. Past studies have demonstrated that prolonged sitting, physical inactivity, and poor ergonomics are risk factors for work-related back and neck…

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Staying or Getting Active Lowers Risk for Ischemic Stroke.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 9, 2022 |

Among a group of 11,089 middle-aged and older adults, researchers observed that those who regularly exercised were 46% less likely to experience an ischemic stroke in the next two decades. Meanwhile, those who were initially inactive and then started to regularly exercise cut their risk for this type of stroke by 23%. International Journal of…

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