WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Too Much TV/Social Media Increases Depression Risk for Teens. New research that looked at the mental health status of 4,000 Canadian teenagers suggests that adolescents who spend an above average amount of time on either social media or watching TV are more likely to experience depressive symptoms. JAMA Pediatrics, July 2019 More

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Trees Promote Mental Well-Being? Questionnaires completed by nearly 47,000 citydwelling adults revealed that living in a neighborhood with more tree cover is associated with less psychological distress and better general health. JAMA Network Open, July 2019 Health Alert: Diabetes Increases Heart Failure Risk. A rev...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 16th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Genetics Mostly to Blame for Autism. The results of a new study involving over two million people from five countries suggest that autism spectrum disorder is 80% contingent on inherited genes. Dr. Andrew Adesman, director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York notes, “Although ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 9th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Parents Who Belittle Their Kids May Be Raising Bullies. Interviews with more than 1,400 teens revealed that those subjected to derisive parenting were more likely to develop dysregulated anger, which is often a sign of difficulty controlling emotions and puts teenagers at a higher risk for both bullying and for becoming bully victims. Study s...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Kids with ADHD May Be Less Prepared for School. Children with attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have less developed social, emotional, and language skills than their peers without ADHD. The findings suggest that identifying and helping preschoolers with ADHD symptoms could possibly reduce their struggles in elementary school. ...
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