Week of: Monday, February 27th, 2023

“You can't help getting older, 
but you don't have to get old.” 
~ George Burns

Health Alert: One-in-Four Young Adults Do Not Have a Close Relationship with Their Dad.
Using data from two nationally representative surveys, researchers report that 26% of young adults are estranged from their fathers, while 6% are estranged from their mothers.
Journal of Marriage and Family, December 2022

Diet: Walnuts Can Be a Good Snack for College Students.
A recent study found that university students who consumed a half cup of walnuts each day experienced improvements in their mental health, metabolic health, and sleep quality.
Nutrients, November 2022

Exercise: Aerobic Exercise Benefits Perimenopausal Women.
Among a group of 289 perimenopausal women, researchers observed that those who participated in an eight-week aerobic exercise intervention experienced improvements with respect to depression, anxiety, and sleep quality.
Frontiers in Psychiatry, November 2022

Chiropractic: Manual Therapy Helps Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis.
A systematic review that included ten studies concluded that long-axis distraction, mobilization, and thrust manipulation—treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic—are effective interventions for reducing pain and range of hip motion in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, December 2022

Mental Attitude: Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Have Lifelong Effect on Mental Health.
Following a review of data from two longitudinal studies, researchers report that kids who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are 2.65 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression in adulthood. Examples of ACEs include abuse (physical, sexual, emotional); neglect (physical, emotional); witnessing domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness in the household; and the loss of a parent (separation, divorce, incarceration, death).
Journal of Affective Disorders, February 2023

Wellness/Prevention: Be Cautious of Drug and Food Interactions.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers the following tips to avoid potentially harmful food and drug interactions: read medication labels before using and ask the pharmacist or your healthcare provider about anything you do not understand; read interaction precautions, instructions, and warnings on medication labels; unless instructed otherwise, drink a full glass of water when taking medication; unless your healthcare provider instructs you to do so, don’t split or break apart medication pills or capsules or mix medications with food or hot drinks; make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are currently using; and don’t take medications with alcohol.
American Academy of Family Physicians, January 2023

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