Week of: Monday, June 3rd, 2024

“The only failure is not to try.” 
~ George Clooney

Health Alert: Gene Discovery May Offer New Avenue to Combat Alzheimer’s.
In a recent study that included individuals at elevated risk for Alzheimer's disease, researchers observed that those who did not develop the neurodegenerative condition carried a gene variant that helps the brain more efficiently remove the beta amyloid plaques from the brain that are a hallmark of the disease. If scientists are able to develop a therapy that mimics the gene’s effect in the brain, it’s hoped that Alzheimer's cases may be reduced by up to 70%.
Columbia University, April 2024

Diet: Intermittent Fasting Benefits Intestinal Health.
Intermittent fasting is a dietary strategy that alternates between periods of eating and fasting, typically within a structured time frame each day or week. A recent animal study found that intermittent fasting is associated with reduced inflammation and improved glucose control in the small intestine, which suggests this dietary practice may improve intestinal health.
American Physiology Summit, April 2024

Exercise: Sedentary Behaviors Raises COPD Risk.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and it is a leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis of data from several long-term studies found that for every 2.8 hours an individual averages per day watching television, their risk for COPD doubles.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research, April 2024

Chiropractic: Manual Therapy's Impact on Ankle Dorsiflexion.
For individuals with reduced ankle dorsiflexion following a lower limb injury, a recent study found that ankle joint mobilization and calf muscle massage are effective interventions for improving ankle range of motion. Doctors of chiropractic are trained in the use of these and other therapies in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the extremities, including the ankle and foot.
Journal of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies, January 2024

Mental Attitude: Long Commute and Musculoskeletal Pain Linked to Burnout.
Questionnaire completed by 1,615 healthcare professionals revealed that the combination of a commute lasting longer than 50 minutes and either neck and shoulder pain or ankle pain alone are linked to an elevated risk for burnout.
BMC Health Services Research, April 2024

Wellness/Prevention: New Urine Test May Streamline Bladder Cancer Follow-Up.
Researchers have developed a new urine test that can look for genetic markers of bladder cancer, which may reduce the need for follow-up cystoscopies in bladder cancer survivors while also detecting cancer recurrence for earlier treatment.
European Association of Urology, April 2024

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