Week of: Monday, September 25th, 2023

“Wisdom denotes the pursuing 
of the best ends by the best means.” 
~ Francis Hutcheson

Health Alert: Reducing Inflammation Helps the Heart.
Chronic inflammation has been linked with several poor health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease. A systematic review that included 27 randomized clinical trials found that treatment to reduce inflammation resulted in a lower risk for heart attack and stroke in participants. The findings suggest that reducing inflammation should be a goal for individuals seeking to lower their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Atherosclerosis, July 2023

Diet: Sugary Drinks May Raise Alzheimer's Risk.
An analysis of data concerning more than 200,000 middle-aged and older adults revealed that consuming two or more servings of sugary beverages a day is associated with an elevated risk for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis during a ten-year period.
GeroScience, August 2023

Exercise: Low-Intensity Exercise and Brain Health.
According to a recent study, engaging in low-intensity aerobic exercise three times a week for three months can improve executive function skills in middle-aged and older adults.
GeroScience, June 2023

Chiropractic: Try Chiropractic First!
A recent study found that patients with acute non-specific low back pain who initially seek chiropractic care to manage the condition have lower overall healthcare utilization costs over the following year than those who first visit the emergency room.
Physical Therapy, June 2023

Mental Attitude: Nearly 1 in 10 Children Have a Developmental Disability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 9% of children in the United States have a developmental disability, which can include autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2023

Wellness/Prevention: Half of People with Glaucoma Don’t Know They Have It!
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss, though symptoms may not be apparent until irreversible vision loss occurs. It’s estimated that three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half are aware they have the condition. Health experts remind adults over age 50 or those with a family history of glaucoma to attend regular eye exams because while there’s no known cure, treatment can help control the disease and slow its progression if caught early.
Penn State Health, July 2023

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