Week of: Monday, July 31st, 2023

“The more you know yourself, 
the more patience you have 
for what you see in others.” 
~ Erik Erikson

Health Alert: Opioid Overdose Survivors at Greater Risk for Death in Following Year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that among a sample of 8,300 patients treated in the emergency room for an opioid overdose, 900 died within the next twelve months, most commonly from subsequent drug overdose.
National Health Statistics Reports, May 2023

Diet: Custom Diet May Help Fight Cancer in Future.
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Center report that tailoring a diet to a patient that considers genetics, physiological characteristics, and lifestyle factors may someday serve as a treatment to combat tumor growth.
Trends in Molecular Medicine, May 2023

Exercise: Physical Activity Useful for Managing Low Back Pain in Late Pregnancy.
For women experiencing low back pain and/or sciatic pain during late pregnancy, a recent study found that engaging in aerobic exercise for 60 minutes three times a week led to better improvements in pain, disability, and the ability to carry out social activities.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, July 2023

Chiropractic: Mid-Back Pain?
In a recent experiment that included 100 patients with mid-back pain, those who received eight treatments that included a combination of thoracic spinal manipulative therapy and therapeutic exercises experienced better outcomes than participants in a therapeutic exercise-only group. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize a multimodal treatment approach when managing mid-back pain that includes manipulative therapy and exercises.
Biomed Research International, April 2023

Mental Attitude: Loneliness Reduces Survival Following Cancer Diagnosis.
An analysis of data concerning more than 3,400 cancer patients revealed that those who reported any level of loneliness were less likely to survive the disease. The authors of the study add that loneliness can lead to negative emotions, unhealthy behaviors, and immune system disorders that can contribute to a worse outcome for patients under cancer treatment.
American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 2023

Wellness/Prevention: Computerized Tomography Helpful for Calculating Mid-Life Heart Risk.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that using computerized tomography (CT) scans to detect calcium deposits in the heart arteries is better for assessing mid-life heart disease risk than analyzing an individual’s genes, which offered no predictive value.
Journal of the American Medical Association, May 2023

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