Health Alert: A Crowded ER Can Cost Lives.
An analysis of data concerning more than 5 million emergency room (ER) visits found that if delays in admission exceed five hours, an individual’s risk of death in the next 30 days increases by 8%.
Emergency Medicine Journal, January 2022
Diet: Vitamin D May Help Reduce Autoimmune Disease Risk.
A study involving 26,000 adults found that those who took a daily supplement of 2,000 IU of vitamin D reduced their risk of developing an autoimmune disease by 22%.
British Medical Journal, January 2022
Exercise: Just 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Can Save Lives.
Following a review of health data concerning nearly 5,000 middle-aged and older adults, researchers estimate that if each adult engaged in just ten minutes of exercise a day, it could prevent over 100,000 premature deaths each year.
JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2022
Chiropractic: Myofascial Treatment Aids Microcirculation.
Impaired blood flow to the smallest blood vessels in the circulatory system is commonly observed in patients with musculoskeletal disorders and is associated with pain intensity, pain duration, and disability. With the aid of laser-doppler flowmetry and videofluoroscopic imaging, investigators observed that myofascial treatment—a therapy performed by doctors of chiropractic—results in an immediate improvement in microcirculation in the immediate area, especially in patients with a musculoskeletal disorder such as neck or shoulder pain.
Diagnostics, November 2021
Mental Attitude: Young Females at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Young Males.
A review of 16 studies regarding stroke incidence in the younger adult population found that women under the age of 35 are 44% more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than men in the same age group. While the review does not pinpoint a reason for the difference, the authors of the study note that adults of all ages can reduce their risk for stroke by managing stress, maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure, eating a nutritious diet, not smoking, and getting regular exercise.
Stroke, January 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D May Protect the Eyes.
Uveitis is an inflammatory condition of the eye that affects around 50 of every 100,000 people each year. A review of data from 16 studies found evidence that poor vitamin D status may be associated with an elevated risk for the condition.
Survey of Ophthalmology, March 2022