WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, February 24th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Smog Could Be Bad for Bones. In a study involving 3,700 adults living in various parts of India, researchers found that participants who lived in areas with higher fine particulate matter air pollution tended to have lower bone mass. Researcher Dr. Otavio Ranzani writes, “This study contributes to the limited and inconclusive literature on air po...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, February 17th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Odds of Recurring Blood Clots. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions—obesity, high blood pressure, problematic cholesterol, impaired metabolic function, and excessive waist circumference—that occur together and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. An analysis of data concerning over...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, February 10th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Big Rise in Meth and Fentanyl Use in Recent Years. According to a study that compared urine drug test result data from 2013 and 2019, positive tests for methamphetamine increased from 1.4% in 2013 to 8.4% in 2019, while the detection rate for fentanyl increased from 1% to 5%. The findings suggest that methamphetamineand fentanyl-related overdose ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Ozone and COPD Risk. Johns Hopkins University reports that for every 5-parts-per-billion increase in ten-year ozone exposure, the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases by 16%, regardless of smoking history. Johns Hopkins University, December 2019 Diet: Fish Oil Supplements May Reduce Disk Degeneration...
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