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Fruit, Vegetables, and Kidney Health

By Dr. Youdeem | Aug 9, 2022 |

Following a review of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers have observed an association between chronic kidney disease and a low intake of fruit and vegetables. Journal of Renal Nutrition, July 2022

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Prediabetes Linked to Heart Attack

By Dr. Youdeem | Aug 9, 2022 |

Prediabetes is a term used to describe elevated blood sugar levels that have not yet reached the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. An analysis of data regarding 1.79 million hospitalizations for myocardial infarction found that prediabetes increases an individual’s risk for heart attack by 25%, percutaneous intervention (angioplasty) by 45%, and heart bypass surgery by…

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Greening Up Cities Could Save Lives

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 25, 2022 |

Following an analysis of government mortality data and greenness data from satellite imagery, researchers estimate that about 1,500 early deaths among seniors could be prevented each year by increasing greenery in urban environments. Frontiers in Public Health, May 2022

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Eye Trouble Can Lead to Lower Cognitive Test Scores for Seniors

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 25, 2022 |

In a recent experiment, researchers asked 24 older adults with normal vision to take both visual and oral cognitive tests with and without goggles that simulate age-related macular degeneration. Investigators found that when the participants experienced impaired vision, their performance on vision-based cognitive assessments fell. Study leader Dr. Anne MacNamara adds, “A mistaken score in…

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Effective Treatment for Cervicogenic Dizziness

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 25, 2022 |

A systematic review that included 13 studies found that the combination of manual therapies and specific exercises is an effective approach for managing dizziness that originates from dysfunction in the cervical spine. Doctors of chiropractic often use manual therapies like spinal manipulation and mobilization in combination with exercises in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of…

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Exercise Tips During Pregnancy

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 25, 2022 |

Studies have shown that physical fitness can confer benefits to both a mom-to-be and her unborn child. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service offers the following tips for exercise during pregnancy: always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward; try to keep active on a daily basis—30 minutes of walking each day can be…

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Omega-3s Help Keep Arteries Flexible

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 25, 2022 |

According to a study that included 6,124 older adults, a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with increased arterial elasticity, a sign of good cardiovascular health. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2022

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A Pet Dog May Shield Children from Crohn’s Disease

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 19, 2022 |

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract that can result in abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. An analysis of data on nearly 4,300 people enrolled in the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Genetic, Environmental, and Microbial project found that having a family dog…

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Big Increase in Teen Hospitalizations for Mental Health Issues

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 19, 2022 |

According to a new study, the number of teens admitted to the hospital for suicidal ideations or suicide attempts increased by 60% between 2019 and 2020. Researchers also observed a significant increase in admissions for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Hospital Pediatrics, May 2022

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Manual Therapies Plus Stabilization Exercises for Chronic Neck Pain

By Dr. Youdeem | Jul 19, 2022 |

Among a group of 58 patients with chronic neck pain and mobility deficits in the upper cervical spine, researchers found that the combination of spinal manipulative therapy, mobilization therapy, and stabilization exercises targeting the upper cervical spine led to improvements in pain and range of motion that were not observed in participants in a stabilization…

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