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Low Back Pain Among Young Athletes.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

Questionnaires completed by 7,000 child and teen athletes from a variety of sports revealed that 5% had low back pain with the greatest risk among 13- to14-yearolds, females, and basketball, handball, and volleyball players. The findings may assist in the development of programs and strategies to prevent low back pain in youth athletic programs. Doctors…

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Stretch!

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

Among a group of 205 runners who completed a half marathon, twelve experienced anterior knee pain immediately following the event. Further analysis showed that insufficient stretching of the hamstring was the most common risk factor for anterior knee pain following the long-distance run. Journal of Clinical and Orthopedics and Trauma, October 2021

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Eat a Big Breakfast and a Small Dinner?

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

There’s an old saying: “Breakfast like a king; lunch like a prince; dinner like a pauper.” A recent study found that there may be truth to this as researchers found that individuals were less likely to gain weight if they consumed their largest meal earlier in the day and not in the late afternoon or…

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An Example of the Importance of Reading Product Labels Carefully.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

According to a new report, confusion over labeling may have led bakers in Missouri and Rhode Island in 2018-19 to use non-edible luster dust to add sparkle to their cake decorations, which contained potentially harmful levels of copper, lead, and other metals. Emergency physician Dr. Robert Glatter writes, “From a public health standpoint, clear and…

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Tips to Prevent Gingivitis.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gum around that base of the teeth. Over time, it can lead to tooth loss, as well as an elevated risk for respiratory disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Mayo Clinic recommends the…

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ADHD Linked to Dementia Risk?

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

According to a recent study that included over 2 million people, parents of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 34% greater risk of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, September 2021

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Manual Therapies Benefit Tension-Type Headache Sufferers.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common form of headache that affects adults. A systematic review of ten studies concluded that manual therapies, such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic, are effective for improving overall wellbeing in TTH patients, as well as reducing TTH-related pain and disability. While the review did not find any…

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Benefits of Stretching.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

The American Council on Exercise notes that stretching provides the following benefits: decreased muscle stiffness and increased range of motion; reduced risk of injury; improved posture; lower stress; reduced muscular tension and enhanced muscular relaxation; improved mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance; and improved circulation. American Council on Exercise, September 2021

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Healthy Diet May Benefit Cognitive Function.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

A systematic review of several meta-analyses concluded that diet is a modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline and that adopting a healthy eating pattern—such as the Mediterranean diet—may help delay or possibly prevent dementia in individuals at increased risk for the disease. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, November 2021

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Risk Factors for Stroke in Type 2 Diabetics.

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 29, 2021 |

Among a group of 18,013 type 2 diabetics, researchers observed that participants with at least five of the following seven risk factors had nearly a 15-times increased risk for stroke: smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, family history of stroke, obesity, short sleep duration (less than six hours a night), or long sleep duration (over eight hours a…

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