Week of: Monday, June 24th, 2024

“Be first the master of yourself.” 
~ Balthasar Gracian

Health Alert: Accelerated Aging Raises Risk for Some Cancers.
Using data from the UK Biobank study, researchers found that accelerated aging—the presence of biomarkers in the blood more akin to an individual of an older age—is associated with an elevated risk for several early-onset cancers, including the lungs (42%), gastrointestinal system (22%), and uterus (36%). While genetics play a role in the aging process, an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to accelerated aging. Some factors include poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive sun exposure, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, poor sleep, and exposure to environmental pollutants.
American Association for Cancer Research, April 2024

Diet: Diet May Slow Brain Shrinkage.
New research suggests that a traditional Japanese diet characterized by a high intake of rice, fish, shellfish, miso, and seaweed may slow brain shrinkage in women, which may help protect against age-related cognitive decline.
The Conversation, April 2024

Exercise: One Way Exercise Protects the Cardiovascular System.
A recent animal study found that late-life aerobic exercise appears to prevent genomic instability in mice, particularly in cells associated with the circulatory system. The researchers suspect this may be one pathway by which exercise reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease.
American Physiological Society, April 2024

Chiropractic: Persistent Pain Following Endometriosis Surgery?
For women with persistent myofascial and pelvic pain following surgical treatment for endometriosis, a recent study found that manual therapies—such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic—may be an effective intervention for addressing such symptoms.
Minerva Obstetrics and Gynecology, November 2023

Mental Attitude: Managing Stress During Standardized Tests.
The Baylor College of Medicine offers the following tips to help teens manage stress related to studying for and taking standardized tests: don’t skimp on sleep, don’t skip meals, avoid junk food, eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, take breaks while studying to stretch and get fresh air, manage expectations, and limit social media use.
Baylor College of Medicine, April 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Tips for Getting Rosacea Under Control.
Rosacea is a skin disease that causes the skin to redden, become sensitive, and take on a bumpy texture, typically on the face. To help recognize and avoid triggers for rosacea flare-ups, look for rosacea-friendly products, test skin care products before use, protect your skin from the sun, and use gentle cleansers and moisturizers.
American Academy of Dermatology, April 2024

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