Health Alert: Sedentary Behavior Increases the Risk of Heart Failure in Women.
An analysis of health and lifestyle data of nearly 81,000 postmenopausal women found that spending less than 6.5 hours a day engaged in sedentary activities can cut the risk for hospitalization for heart failure by over 40%.
Circulation: Heart Failure, November 2020
Diet: Adding Dried Fruit Equals Better Diet and Health Markers.
Researchers analyzed data on over 25,000 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people who regularly consumed dried fruit were more likely to eat a healthy diet and less likely to be overweight or hypertensive.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 2020
Exercise: Exercise May Help Keep the Mind Sharp.
An evaluation of data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging revealed that middle aged and older adults who regularly exercised scored higher on assessments of orientation, attention, memory, and language than non-exercisers.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, November 2020
Chiropractic: Headaches and the Neck.
For patients with headaches that originate in the neck, also known as cervicogenic headaches, a combination of manual therapies and specific exercise recommendations can be effective for reducing headache frequency and intensity. Past research suggests that up to 4% of the general population and up to one-in-six chronic headache sufferers may be affected by cervicogenic headaches.
StatPearls, August 2020
Mental Attitude: Cognitive Impairment and Balance and Walking Ability.
Assessments of 90 older adults revealed that those with either mild cognitive impairment or early dementia exhibited differences in gait and balance compared to participants with normal cognitive function. The findings suggest that changes in walking ability and balance may help healthcare providers identify patients who may be experiencing cognitive decline, possibly before other symptoms are present.
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, December 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Smoking Causes Half of Bladder Cancer Cases!
The current research notes that smoking is the strongest risk factor for bladder cancer, accounting for roughly half of bladder cancer cases. Furthermore, there’s no evidence to suggest that electronic cigarettes reduce this risk.
Spanish Archive of Urology, December 2020