Daily Health Updates

Friday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy of: Jacalyn Amrine, D.C. (208) 917-1929

Health Alert: Smoking Increases Risk for Post-Surgical Complications. Using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database regarding 18,594 arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgeries, researchers report that current smokers are at significant risk for complications, readmission, and sepsis or septic shock in the 30 days following their procedure.

JSES International, January 2021

Diet: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Asthma. Among a group of nearly 2,200 teens with a gene variant associated with natural low serum omega-3 fatty acid levels, those with a higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids at age seven were 51% less likely to experience asthma-related symptoms in early adolescence. European Respiratory Journal, January 2021

Exercise: Exercise Can Improve Brain Function in Cancer Survivors. New research suggests that aerobic exercise, resistance training, balance training, and yoga are effective for reducing the symptoms of cognitive impairment that may be experienced by cancer survivors.
Annals of Translational Medicine, January 2021

Chiropractic: One-in-Four Cases of Dizziness May Involve the Neck. Following a review of medical records from nearly 30,000 patients who sought care for vertigo or dizziness, researchers report that 25% of cases could be traced to cervical dysfunction. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate the neck and provide treatment to restore normal function. Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 2021

Mental Attitude: Postpartum Depression Treatment Can Help Baby Too. A study that involved 40 new moms with postpartum depression revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy not only helped change the mothers’ destructive thought patterns but their children also experienced improved emotions and behaviors. Depression and Anxiety, January 2021

Wellness/Prevention: Reversing Prediabetes May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Strokes.

Prediabetes is a term used to describe elevated blood sugar levels that have not yet reached the threshold for diabetes diagnosis. Among a group of 14,231 adults with prediabetes, researchers observed that those who took steps to improve their blood sugar status had a 38% lower risk for heart attack and a 28% reduced risk for stroke over the following decade when compared with participants who progressed to type 2 diabetes. American Heart Association, January 2021

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.