Week of: Monday, July 8th, 2024

“True happiness consists not 
in the multitude of friends, 
but in the worth and choice.” 
~ Ben Jonson

Health Alert: Concussions May Raise Later Cardiovascular Risks.
Examinations of 4,080 former professional football players at midlife revealed that those with a history of concussion had an elevated risk for both hypertension and high cholesterol, both of which are linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, May 2024

Diet: A Low-Calorie Keto Diet May Help Ease Acne.
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat eating plan that aims to shift the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. In a recent weight loss study, researchers observed a reduction in acne among young women on a low-calorie ketogenic diet. Lead author Dr. Luigi Barrea writes, “These findings represent an opportunity to control a skin disease that affects most teenagers and many adults at some point in their lifetimes, causing distress, embarrassment, anxiety, and low self-confidence among sufferers, robbing them of their quality of life.”
European Congress on Obesity, May 2024

Exercise: Is It Safe to Run Every Day?
While the concept of running at least a mile a day is gaining popularity, health experts caution runners the practice can result in overtraining, which can weaken the immune system and increase the risk for injury. To reap the most benefit, recreational runners are encouraged to include rest days in their training regimen.
The Conversation, May 2024

Chiropractic: Manual Therapy vs. Oral Pain Medications for Neck Pain.
A systematic review and meta-analysis that included nine clinical trials found that manual therapy interventions are likely more effective than oral pain medications for managing neck pain in both the short- and long-term, with a lower risk for adverse events. Doctors of chiropractic are well-versed in the application of several manual therapies for addressing neck pain.
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 2024

Mental Attitude: Subtle Mental Decline Occurs Before Seniors Quit Driving.
According to a recent study that monitored 283 older adults for nearly six years, slight changes in memory, thinking, and reasoning abilities often lead to the decision to stop driving an automobile, more so than advancing age or declining physical function.
Neurology, May 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Concussion May Have Long-Term Effect on Kids’ Wellbeing.
Using data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey, researchers report that children with a history of concussion have an elevated risk for current depression, anxiety, and difficulty making friends.
Brain Injury, July 2024

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