Health Alert: Nearly 7% of Kids Have Suffered a Head Injury or Concussion.
Using data from the 2020 United States National Health Interview Survey, researchers report that 7% of children exhibited signs of concussion or brain injury, but only 4% had received a doctor’s diagnosis.
NCHS Data Brief, December 2021
Diet: A Sulfur Microbial Diet May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk.
A diet characterized by a high intake of low-calorie beverages, French fries, red meat, and processed meat combined with a low intake of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains may promote the growth of sulfur-metabolizing bacteria populations, which researchers have linked to an elevated risk for colorectal cancer.
JAMA Network Open, November 2021
Exercise: Get Fit at Work.
The National Institutes of Health offers the following tips to incorporate more physical activity into the workday for individuals with desk jobs: take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk during your lunch break, walk and talk with a co-worker instead of sending an e-email, park farther away from your office, and join your company’s fitness center, if available.
National Institutes of Health, November 2021
Chiropractic: Using a Soft Cervical Collar After Whiplash Increases Risk of Persistent Symptoms.
A retrospective observational study that included 2,162 whiplash associated disorder (WAD) patients from two emergency rooms found that 25.5% of patients who used a soft cervical collar returned to the emergency room within three months, compared to only 6.1% who did not wear a soft cervical collar. The findings suggest that the use of a soft cervical collar in the management of WAD is a risk factor for persistent symptoms.
Healthcare, October 2021
Mental Attitude: Social Relationships May Be Important for a Healthy Lifestyle.
A study that included over 1,000 adults revealed that those who believed they could rely on their friends and family for support had lower levels of inflammation in the body, which has been associated with a reduced risk for chronic disease. The findings suggest that maintaining a positive social network may be an important key to healthy living.
Brain, Behavior and Immunity, November 2021
Wellness/Prevention: Tips to Prevent Acne.
To keep acne at bay, WebMD offers the following tips: keep your face clean, moisturize, use makeup sparingly, watch what you use in your hair, keep your hands off your face, stay out of the sun, eat a healthy diet, exercise daily, and manage your stress levels. If the problem persists, consult with a dermatologist for other treatment options.
WebMD, November 2021