WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, December 30th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Dealing with Job Burnout. If you experience high levels of physical or emotional exhaustion at work that reduce your sense of accomplishment and personal identity, then you may be suffering from job burnout. To manage job burnout, the Mayo Clinic recommends the following: work with your supervisor to change expectations; seek support from co-w...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Late-Life Mental Health and Disability. Using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study concerning 3,663 older adults, researchers have identified an association between late-life anxiety or depression and an increased risk for disability over the following five years. The findings suggest that managing latelife depression and anxi...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, December 16th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Being Fit May Protect Against Depression. According to a study that included nearly 8,000 European adults, being physically active appears to reduce the risk for depression, even among those with a genetic predisposition for the condition. Depression and Anxiety, November 2019 Health Alert: Unhealthy Lifestyle Sets Stage fo...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, December 9th, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Deep Sleep May Wash Toxins from the Brain. According to a new study, activity in the brain changes during deep sleep in a manner that allows the cerebral spinal fluid to rinse out the waste products that can accumulate during the waking hours. Sleep medicine specialist Dr. Raman Malhotra writes, “[This may] help explain why individuals who don...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Mental Attitude: Waist Size Linked to Dementia Risk. Researchers reviewed data concerning 872,082 seniors and found that for every five-centimeter increase in waist circumference, an individual’s risk for dementia diagnosis over the next five years increases by about 5%. Obesity, November 2019 Health Alert: Don’t Let Babies Sleep on an Inc...
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