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Steps to Prevent Colon Cancer.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer in the United States, but steps can be taken to reduce one’s risk for this deadly condition, such as: attend screenings starting at age 45 or sooner if you have a family history; eat a healthy diet full of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting beef,…

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Biggest Risk Factors for Dementia.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

The American Heart Association reports that 42% of dementia cases in the United States can be attributed to these twelve factors: lower educational attainment, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, smoking, depression, social isolation, not getting the recommended amount of physical activity, diabetes, and air pollution. American Heart Association,…

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Musculoskeletal Complaints Common in Nurses.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

Questionnaires completed by 550 nurses revealed that 88.1% experienced work-related musculoskeletal pain in the previous twelve months, with the low back, shoulders, and neck as the most affected areas. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, February 2022

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How Many Steps Per Day?

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

A systematic review that included 15 studies found that for adults over the age of 60, an average of 6,000 to 8,000 steps per day is associated with a reduced risk of premature death. Meanwhile, for adults under age 60, the optimal number of steps appears to fall in the 8,000 to 10,000 stepsper-day range.…

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Nordic Diet Helps Lower Cholesterol & Blood Sugar.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

Among a group of 200 overweight, middle-aged adults, researchers observed that those who adopted the Nordic diet—an eating pattern rich in berries, veggies, fish, whole grains, and rapeseed oil—experienced greater improvements in their cholesterol levels and glucose regulation than participants who maintained their usual diet. Clinical Nutrition, December 2021

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Vaping May Increase Risk of Diabetes.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 13, 2022 |

An analysis of data concerning over 600,000 adults found that e-cigarette use may be associated with a 54% increased risk for prediabetes—a term used to describe elevated blood sugar levels that have not yet reached the threshold for diabetes diagnosis. Senior researcher Dr. Shyam Biswal adds, “There is a real concern that there’s a perception…

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Signs of a Stroke.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 4, 2022 |

The American Stroke Association notes the following are signs and symptoms of a stroke: sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body); sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden vision issues in one or both eyes; sudden difficulty walking or dizziness; loss of balance…

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Early Menopause May Increase Dementia Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 4, 2022 |

According to a study that looked at the long-term health histories of over 153,000 women, entering menopause before the age of 40 is associated with a 35% increased risk for dementia later in life when compared with women who begin menopause around age 50. Researcher Dr. Wenting Hao notes that estrogen can activate antioxidants in…

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Is Standing Better for Guitar Players?

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 4, 2022 |

Examinations of 25 guitar players revealed that compared with standing, playing while sitting results in greater tilt of the torso, increased abduction of the right shoulder, higher flexion of the left shoulder, and a higher radial deviation of the left wrist, which may increase the risk for musculoskeletal pain in these areas. PLOS ONE, January…

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Lift Weights for About an Hour a Week.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 4, 2022 |

A meta-analysis of 16 studies found that strength training for between 40-60 minutes a week is the optimal dose for reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. BMJ, February 2022

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