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All NSAIDs Have Cardiovascular Risks

May 26, 2011
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When using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (known as NSAIDs) be cautious. NSAIDs include common over-the-counter drugs: aspirin, Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. A recent study showed that there was almost no evidence that any of these “drugs are safe in cardiovascular terms.”  What researchers found is that “rofecoxib was associated with the highest risk of myocardial infarction,...
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Too Much “Screen Time” Can be Deadly

May 24, 2011
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Watching television can be dangerous to your health, according to recent studies. The risk of “all-cause mortality” and cardiovascular disease increases by 52% and 130% respectively for people who spend more than 4 hours in front of a television or computer screen vs. those who spend less than two hours a day. Use your...
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Early Antibiotic Use Increases Risk of Allergies & Asthma

May 19, 2011
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With the use of antibiotics at an all time high, more research is making it clear that early use is not beneficial and can cause harmful health issues later in life. A recent study showed that children who received antibiotics by 6 months were between 59% and 89% likely to have asthma by age...
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Quick Second Birth Associated with Autism

May 17, 2011
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New information is coming to light about the time spaced in between having children.“Children born after shorter intervals between pregnancies are at increased risk of developing autism; the highest risk was associated with pregnancies spaced <1 year apart,” according to a new study. The risk of autism for second born children born less than...
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Seniors Eat Right for a Better Life

May 12, 2011
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Nutrition is vital as people age. A recent study divided older adults into six “cluster” groups, based upon the types of foods they usually consume. The “High-Fat Dairy Products” and “Sweets and Desserts” groups had a 40% “higher risk of mortality than the Healthy Foods cluster.” It is important to maintain a healthy diet...
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Caffeine Negatively Impacts Sleep in Children

May 10, 2011
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Today, many children 5 to 7 years old daily consume caffeine in excess to that found in a 12 oz. can of cola. A new study found that “caffeine consumption and hours slept were significantly negatively correlated,” meaning the more they drink, the less they sleep. Sleep is important for brain function and overall...
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Fitness Increases… After Divorce

May 5, 2011
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An interesting study found that women’s fitness decreased after marriage, while men’s fitness increased after divorce.  (This study did not reveal the alternative results.) These findings would be in keeping with the notion that people have a tendency to let themselves go when they get married, but are motivated to get in shape when...
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Distracted Eaters Eat More

May 3, 2011
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Next time you eat dinner or lunch, focus on your food. A study compared people who ate lunch while playing a video game with people who didn’t. The video game eaters ultimately ate more additional food after lunch than did the non-gamers. These results of this study may “help to explain the well-documented association...
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Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation as Good as Surgery for Sciatica

April 28, 2011
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Sciatica is a serious spinal condition that causes pain, numbness, or weakness in one or both legs. Surgery is many times prescribed to alleviate sciatica, but surgery is not without serious risks. A recent study comparing “chiropractic spinal manipulation” found that “sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited...
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Active Young Adults = Trimmer Middle Agers

April 26, 2011
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“Maintaining high activity levels through young adulthood may lessen weight gain as young adults transition to middle age, particularly in women,” say researchers in this study. Those who were active as young adults also gained fewer inches in their waist. Read Abstract
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Hysterectomies Cause Kidney Cancer?

April 21, 2011
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Hysterectomy is the most common gynecologic surgery for women.  This study found that “hysterectomy for benign indications was significantly associated with renal cell carcinoma.” This was especially true for women undergoing the surgery at a young age. Read Abstract
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“Nutrient Dense” Diet Reduces Fractures

April 19, 2011
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This study finds that “a diet high in vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may reduce the risk of low-trauma fracture, particularly in older women.” Combined with strength training exercises and weight-bearing aerobics, this diet can protect older people from potentially lethal fractures. Read Abstract
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Chiropractic Care Beats Family Physician Care for Low Back Pain

April 14, 2011
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Acute low-back pain is a very common condition many people suffer from. After comparing care provided by family physician medical doctors with care that included “chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy,” researchers found that “compared to family physician-directed usual care, full clinical practice guideline-based treatment including chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy is associated with significantly greater improvement in...
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