Mental Attitude: Alcoholism Harms Even Those Who Don’t Have Drinking Problems.
Researchers gathered data from two nationwide surveys in the United States that included nearly 9,000 adults and found that 21% of women and 23% of men were harmed by someone else’s drinking in the past year. These harms include threats, harassment, damaged property, vandalism, physical aggregation, money problems, relationship issues, and driving issues. Study author Dr. Katherine Karriker-Jaffe warns, “Heavy drinkers should be aware of how they might be impacting the lives of people around them.”
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, July 2019
Health Alert: Stay in School!
An analysis of data gathered between 1971 and 2012 concerning more than 75,000 people found that failure to complete high school is associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Study author Dr. Rita Hamad adds, “Overall, people with more education may have reduced heart disease because they have higher incomes, allowing them to afford better food and healthcare… Or, it may be that they have more resources and therefore less stress, which has been previously linked with heart disease.”
PLOS Medicine, June 2019
Diet: Breast Cancer Survivability?
The current data suggests that eating a healthy diet with a high intake of unrefined cereals, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and olive oil, and a moderate/low consumption of saturated fatty acids and red meat is associated with increased survivability following a breast cancer diagnosis.
Nutrients, July 2019
Exercise: This Combo Helps Maintain Muscle Mass in Older Obese Adults…
New research suggests that for older obese adults, adopting a fitness program that combines aerobic exercise and resistance training is effective for increasing muscle protein synthesis and preserving muscle quality.
Cell Metabolism, July 2019
Chiropractic: Neck Pain Linked to Digital Eye Strain?
Computer vision syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain, is a common condition associated with prolonged viewing of screens at a short distance. In a recent study, researchers observed that persistent neck pain patients were more likely to report CVS while using a computer than individuals without neck pain, though the nature of the relationship is unclear at this time.
Applied Ergonomics, October 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Keep Safe During Severe Weather.
Severe thunderstorms can cause great damage to property, topple trees, and cause flooding. During severe thunderstorms, the National Weather Service urges people to do the following: stay updated with a local news station or NOAA Weather Radio; stay away from windows and large open rooms; do not take shelter under a tree or within a shed; if possible, go to a secure location within your home; and take your pets with you.
National Weather Service, July 2019