WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 28th, 2019

Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Risk Factors for Depression in Old Age. Researchers monitored 11,553 seniors for four years and observed that 22.3% developed depressive symptoms during this time. Further analysis identified the following late-life risk factors for depression: inadequate sleep, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, arthritis, and chronic digestive disorders. The risk for dep...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 21st, 2019

Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Depression and Vitamin D Status. The results of a recent study involving military personnel suggest there’s a link between vitamin D deficiency and an elevated risk for depression, particularly for those stationed at higher latitudes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, September 2019 Health Alert: Parental Asthma...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 14th, 2019

Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Posting Selfies May Cause Negative Social Perception. In this study, college students were asked to rate the Instagram profiles of students from another university. The participants rated those who posted posed photos taken by someone else as more likeable, more successful, having greater self-esteem, and being more outgoing. However, students who posted a...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 7th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: A History of Exercise Reduces Postpartum Depression Risk… Postpartum depression affects about one in five new mothers. A review of data from sixteen published studies found that women who exercise before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and following the birth of their child had a lower risk for postpartum depression than new moms with poor fitnes...
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