Health Alert: Triglycerides Increase Stroke Risk?
Researchers monitored 870 patients with a history of stroke and found that those with high triglycerides suffered repeat strokes at double the rate of those with normal triglycerides levels. Despite their findings, the research team is uncertain if triglycerides are fully to blame and will conduct further research to determine if lowering blood lipid levels with diet and exercise could reduce this risk.
Neurology, March 2022
Diet: Simple Ways to Lower Sodium Intake.
Since high intake of sodium is associated with cardiovascular disease, experts note that it’s important to limit one’s salt consumption. Tufts University lists these simple ways to help reduce salt in your diet: cook at home more often, limit prepared foods, and read nutritional food labels.
Tufts University, March 2022
Exercise: Exercise Is a Key for Cancer Survival.
The American Cancer Society notes that regular exercise and a healthy diet are keys to long-term cancer survival and to decrease the risk for recurrence.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, March 2022
Chiropractic: Chiropractic Care Benefits Those with Osteoarthritis.
For patients with osteoarthritis that affects the spine, hips, or extremities, a recent study found that soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation, and other common chiropractic treatments are effective for reducing pain and improving joint function.
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, February 2022
Mental Attitude: Suicides on the Rise in Preadolescent Children.
The National Poison Data System reports that in the last 20 years, suicidal ingestions by children aged 10 to 12 years increased by 450%. When asked about this finding, study co-author Dr. David Sheridan notes, “This study was not designed to look at what is causing this rise or what the factors are… I think the goal is to highlight this is happening, to fuel more research to hopefully get to the bottom of what you’re asking, which I think is a really important thing.”
JAMA Pediatrics, March 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Signs of Toenail Fungus.
The American Podiatric Medical Association lists the following signs and symptoms associated with toenail fungus: darker white or more yellow toenails than usual, a strong odor, accumulation of debris below the toenail, thick and difficult to cut toenails, and painful toenails.
American Podiatric Medical Association, March 2022