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Fasting Can Reduce Risk Markers of Type 2 Diabetes.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 1, 2023 |

New research suggests that restricting eating to a four-hour window at least three days a week can improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity within six months, which may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Nature Medicine, April 2023

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Sleep Behaviors That Increase Stroke Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | May 1, 2023 |

Using data from the INTERSTROKE study, researchers report the following sleep characteristics are associated with an elevate risk for stroke: short sleep (less than five hours), long sleep (longer than nine hours), poor quality sleep, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, prolonged napping, snoring, and sleep apnea. Neurology, April 2023

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Greenspaces May Help Protect Eyes of Diabetes Patients.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

Adding to a growing body of research on the benefits of greenery on public health, an analysis of data from a long-term study that included nearly 60,000 diabetics found that living in a neighborhood with better access to greenspaces is associated with a lower risk for diabetic retinopathy. Environmental Research, March 2023

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Poor Sleep Late in Pregnancy Linked to Postpartum Depression.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

A systematic review that included ten studies concluded that poor sleep in the weeks prior to giving birth is associated with a 2.71 times increased risk for postpartum depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, April 2023

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Low Back Pain Is Common in Adolescents.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

Questionnaires completed by 2,000 teenagers revealed that 57% experienced an episode of low back pain in the previous year. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, September 2022

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Just 20 Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Lower Risk for Hospital Stays.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

For adults in middle and old age, a recent study found that getting just twenty minutes of exercise a day can reduce the risk of hospitalization from pneumonia, stroke, diabetes complications, and severe urinary tract infections by as much as 23%. JAMA Network Open, February 2023

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Foods to Avoid for Reducing Salt Intake.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences notes that the following foods may be most responsible for excessive sodium intake in the American diet: pizza; bread, rolls, and buns; cold cuts and cured meats; soups; burritos and tacos; savory snacks; poultry; cheese; pasta dishes; burgers; cookies, brownies, and cakes; bacon, frankfurters, and…

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Parents Often Give Fever Meds to Kids Too Soon.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 24, 2023 |

A survey of nearly 1,400 parents revealed that a third would still give their child fever-reducing medication at a temperature below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and half would provide such pharmaceuticals at a temperature below 101.9 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, one-in-four parents would give their child an additional dose in an effort to keep such a low-grade…

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Lifestyle Changes for Better Blood Pressure Management

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 18, 2023 |

The Mayo Clinic offers the following natural recommendations for individuals to lower their blood pressure: lose weight, get regular exercise, reduce sodium intake, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, don’t smoke, learn to manage stress, get adequate sleep, monitor blood pressure at home, and let your family and friends know your goals so they can support your…

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Breathing Exercises May Hasten Concussion Recovery

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 18, 2023 |

In this study, researchers recruited 30 teenagers with concussion symptoms lasting longer than one month to participate in a breathing exercise intervention with or without aerobic exercise and found that the combination of breathing and aerobic exercise contributed to a speedier recovery. American Academy of Neurology, April 2023

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