Health Alert: Asthma Tied to Kids with Disabilities & Delays.
An analysis of data collected from nearly 72,000 families revealed that children with hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities have a significantly elevated risk for asthma. Study co-author Dr. George Delclos writes, “These results support advising pediatricians to screen for asthma in children with disabilities, so that interventions can be started sooner.”
JAMA Network Open, June 2020
Diet: Best Protein-Rich Vegetables?
In addition to legumes, experts consider the following vegetables to be good sources for plant-based protein: watercress, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, Chinese cabbage, asparagus, mustard and collard greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.
Medical News Today, June 2020
Exercise: Take Microbreaks!
For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood.
Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020
Chiropractic: Fall Risk Among Patients with Severe Knee Osteoarthritis.
Questionnaires completed by 259 knee osteoarthritis patients revealed an association between back pain intensity and an increased risk for falling. The findings suggest that treatment to manage co-occurring back pain—such as chiropractic care—may be necessary to reduce fall risk among patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee.
Clinical Rheumatology, June 2020
Mental Attitude: A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable?
The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reports that up to 35% of dementia cases could be prevented by staying mentally engaged; maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose reading; addressing midlife hearing loss and late-life depression; and staying socially active.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, July 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Garden Safety.
Gardening is a great way to get physical activity, beautify the community, and provide fresh nutritious produce, while enjoying the outdoors. To stay safe while gardening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wear protective gear as needed, such as safety goggles, appropriate shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen with a SPF of 15 or greater; and make sure to drink water if you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2020