Health Alert: 1 in 5 Post-Stroke Patients Have Recurring Depression.
According to a study that followed stroke survivors for nearly eight years, 40% will experience at least one episode of depression with half of such individuals reporting recurrent depression.
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, March 2022
Diet: Soft Drink Consumption During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD in Offspring.
Based on data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study and Medical Birth Registry of Norway, researchers report that daily maternal intake of sweetened carbonated beverages during pregnancy is linked to a small increase in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in offspring at eight years of age.
European Journal of Nutrition, January 2022
Exercise: Exercise is Good for Bone Health.
The National Institutes of Health reports that weight-bearing physical activities such as walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, playing tennis, and dancing can lead to stronger and healthier bones, which can reduce one’s risk for osteoporosis.
National Institutes of Health, January 2022
Chiropractic: Try Chiropractic First.
A recent study found that patients with spinal pain who see a doctor of chiropractic as their first treatment choice are less likely to fill an opioid prescription, receive a spinal injection, or see a specialist within the next six months than those who initially consult with a medical physician.
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, January 2022
Mental Attitude: Alzheimer’s Disease Management.
The Cleveland Clinic offers the following advice for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease: stay informed about the disease, learn about behavioral challenges such as agitation and depression, be alert for wandering, provide a stable and calm environment, help the loved one express their emotions, and make sure the loved one keeps a regular sleep schedule.
Cleveland Clinic, January 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Most Kids Don’t Wear a Helmet When Sledding.
Questionnaires completed by nearly 2,000 parents revealed that while 73% of children always wear a helmet when downhill skiing or snowboarding, 70% of kids never wear a helmet when sledding, which can also result in a serious head injury.
University of Michigan, January 2022