WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 3-30-2020

Health Alert: Colon Cancer Hits the Poor and City Dwellers the Hardest. An analysis of data concerning nearly 27,000 colon cancer patients in the United States revealed that colon cancer-related mortality rates are higher in both urban environments and in areas with below-average per capita incomes than in more affluent suburbs. The findings reveal that more effort is needed to provide access and remove barriers to care to reduce colon cancer’s impact on society. American Society of Clinica...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 3-23-2020

Health Alert: Diabetic Pregnancies May Lead to Hearing Risk in Offspring. Using data from the Audiological and Genetic Database, researchers estimate that children of diabetic pregnancies have an elevated risk for bilateral and sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, February 2020 Diet: Diet Linked to Breast Cancer Survivability. An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative Modification clinical trial found that breast cancer patients wh...
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WWEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 3-16-2020

Health Alert: Asthma Linked to Heart Rhythm Disorder. The results of a thirteen-year study involving 6,615 adults suggest that individuals with persistent asthma have a 50% elevated risk for developing atrial fibrillation, which is a common heart rhythm disorder that is known to significantly increase the risk of stroke. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, February 2020 Diet: An Egg a Day Is Okay. New research concludes that there is no association between egg intake and higher b...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 3-9-2020

Health Alert: Many Seniors Could Benefit from Visiting an Optician. Vision tests of nearly 1,200 older adults revealed that 61% could significantly improve their vision by getting prescription glasses or changing the power of their current lenses. Acta Ophthalmologica, January 2020 Diet: Less Protein in the Diet May Benefit Cardiovascular Health. An analysis of dietary information and blood samples of over 11,000 adults revealed an association between a diet containing fewer sulfur amino ac...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor 3-2-2020

Health Alert: Sleep Apnea Linked to Fatty Liver Disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. An analysis of data concerning 33,045 adults revealed that individuals with obstructive sleep apnea have a 78% increased risk for NAFLD. BMC Gastroenterology, February 2020 Diet: Americans Throw Away a Lot of Food. According to a study that looked at the food purchasing and consum...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep Apnea Linked to Fatty Liver Disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. An analysis of data concerning 33,045 adults revealed that individuals with obstructive sleep apnea have a 78% increased risk for NAFLD.           ...
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