Week of: Monday, July 10th, 2023

“Be true to your work,
your word, and your friend.”
~ John Boyle O'Reilly

Health Alert: Hazardous Seaweed on Course to Florida's Coast.
Scientists report that a floating mass of sargassum seaweed is on course for Florida’s coastline, which can release toxic gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide as it decomposes. Health officials advise beachgoers to leave the area if they smell ammonia or rotten eggs, especially those with respiratory conditions that can be exacerbated by these gases at higher concentrations.
Baylor College of Medicine, May 2023

Diet: Cruciferous Vegetables Protect the Prostate.
A systematic review that included 16 studies and over 1.2 million participants found that a high intake of cruciferous vegetables—including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, and collards—can reduce the risk for prostate cancer by up to 13%.
Urologia Internationalis, June 2023

Exercise: Exercise Important When Arthritis Strikes.
While it seems counterintuitive, the most effective and affordable treatment for managing osteoarthritis is regularly engaging in aerobic exercise, such as walking, cycling, or swimming.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, May 2023

Chiropractic: Many Chiropractic Patients May Have Already Tried Surgery.
Using data from a 110-million patient network in the United States, researchers report that 10.8% of patients who received chiropractic spinal manipulation had at least one prior spine surgery.
Cureus, April 2023

Mental Attitude: Younger Diabetics at Higher Risk for Dementia.
According to a recent study, the earlier in life an individual develops type 2 diabetes, the greater their risk for dementia diagnosis in old age. In particular, type 2 diabetes before age 40 is associated with a 300% increased risk for dementia.
Diabetologia, May 2023

Wellness/Prevention: It’s Tick Season, Beware of Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a bite from an infected tick.Symptoms can include a rash, flu-like symptoms, joint pain, and weakness in the limbs. If the bacteria enters the heart, it can cause a potentially life-threatening arrythmia. To reduce the risk for Lyme disease, health experts recommend the following: stay out of areas where ticks are likely to be, such as wooded areas, tall grass, and places with a lot of leaf cover; use an insect repellent; when heading to where ticks are more prominent, wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt that are light in color to make it easier for you to detect ticks on your clothes; check yourself for ticks before heading indoors; if you find a tick, remove it carefully with tweezers; and visit your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.
American Heart Association, June 2023

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