Week of: Monday, November 27th, 2023

“The future belongs 
to those who believe 
in the beauty of their dreams.” 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Health Alert: Women Less Likely to Get CPR in Public Places.
New research that looked at data regarding cardiac arrests in public spaces in the United States and Canada between 2005 and 2015 found that 68% of men received CPR from bystanders compared with just 61% of women.
European Emergency Medicine Congress, September 2023

Diet: Heavy Drinking Linked to Visceral Fat Build-Up.
According to a recent study, alcohol affects fat distribution in the body and adipose tissue is more likely to accumulate around the heart, liver, and kidneys of heavy drinkers. Past research has shown a link between visceral fat build-up and an elevated risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
Journal of the American Heart Association, September 2023

Exercise: Is Morning Exercise Best?
For people looking to lose weight, the 7am to 9am window appears to be the optimal time to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
Obesity, September 2023

Chiropractic: Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain Is Underreported.
Among a group of 538 women with pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain, only 43% reported their pain and discomfort to their healthcare provider and only about 1 in 5 of these expectant mothers received any form of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic often address pregnancy-related and postpartum lumbopelvic pain with manual therapies, nutritional recommendations, and specific exercise instruction.
Journal of Women’s Health, August 2023

Mental Attitude: Is Vaping Linked to Chronic Stress?
Following an analysis of data from the Canadian Health Measures Surveys, researchers report that young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to experience extreme chronic stress; however, it is unclear if vaping increases susceptibility to stress or stressed individuals are more likely to vape.
European Respiratory Society, September 2023

Wellness/Prevention: When an Earthquake Strikes.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds the public that earthquakes can strike unexpectedly and lead to fires, tsunamis, and landslides. For individuals in quake-prone areas, FEMA recommends securing heavy furniture and appliances to the wall to keep them from falling over; storing heavy and breakable items on lower shelves; forming a plan with family members on where to meet if you they separated; and putting together a supply kit that includes three days of food and water, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher, a whistle, and necessary medications.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, September 2023

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