Week of: Monday, October 17th, 2022

“All that counts in life is intention.” 
~ Andrea Bocelli

Health Alert: Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked to Gestational Diabetes.
Fine particulate matter is a mixture of dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets in the air, most commonly from gasoline combustion and the burning of wood and coal. A recent study found that increased exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy is associated with higher blood glucose levels and a greater risk for gestational diabetes.
Environmental Research, November 2022

Diet: Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Colorectal Cancer in Men.
According to an analysis of data on over 200,000 adults, a high intake of pre-cooked and instant meals—particularly processed meat products—is associated with an elevated risk for colorectal cancer in men, but not women.
BMJ, August 2022

Exercise: Urban COPD Patients May Be at Fitness Disadvantage.
A study that included 404 patients with mild-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) identified an association between living in a more densely populated areas and fewer steps taken per day, more time spent engaged in sedentary activities, and less exercise capacity—all of which may lead to worse outcomes for COPD patients.
Environmental Research, November 2022

Chiropractic: Posterior Shoulder Instability Management.
Posterior shoulder instability is a shoulder injury that’s more common among young men who engaged in high-contact sports. A comprehensive review concluded that in most cases, patients with posterior shoulder instability should utilize non-surgical care options for at least six months before considering a surgical procedure. The review notes that care should concentrate on proprioceptive and strengthening exercises of the subscapularis muscle and other dynamic stabilizers of the shoulder, as well as managing any co-occurring shoulder conditions, such as scapular dyskinesis. Doctors of chiropractic are trained in the diagnosis and management of several musculoskeletal conditions, including posterior shoulder instability.
StatPearls, July 2022

Mental Attitude: Lifestyle Factors for Preserving Cognitive Function.
The current research supports the following lifestyle behaviors for preserving cognitive function as one ages: don’t smoke, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and get regular exercise.
Applied Neuropsychology, Adult, November 2022

Wellness/Prevention: How to Floss Properly.
The American Dental Association offers the following instructions on how to floss: use a piece of floss about 18 inches long; wrapped at each end around a finger; hold the floss taut between your fingers; gently and slowly slide the floss between each tooth; carefully shape the floss into a C at the gum line, and slide it between the gum and tooth; be sure to press the floss firmly against the tooth, carefully sliding the floss up and down against all sides of the tooth; repeat with the next tooth.
American Dental Association, September 2022

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