WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August, 31st, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Signs of Adult Diabetes Risk Are Visible at Age 8. A study that monitored the health of more than 4,000 participants found that unhealthy high-density lipoprotein (the “good” cholesterol) levels at age 8 may signal that an individual is at an elevated risk for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by age 25. Diabetes Care, June 2020 Di...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 24th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Asthma Tied to Kids with Disabilities & Delays. An analysis of data collected from nearly 72,000 families revealed that children with hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities have a significantly elevated risk for asthma. Study co-author Dr. George Delclos writes, “These results support advising pediatricians to screen for asth...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 17th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Obesity in Middle-Age Linked to Dementia. New research that looked at long-term health data concerning nearly 6,600 adults suggests that obesity at midlife is associated with a 31% increased risk for dementia in old age.                                                                               International Journal of Epidemiology, June ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Air Pollution Linked to Early Death. An analysis of long-term data concerning over 68.5 million Medicare enrollees suggests that tightening air quality standards in the United States from 12 μg/m3 of fine particulate matter to the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 10 μg/m3 could save over 140,000 lives over the following decade.      ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 3rd, 2020,

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: New Advice Regarding Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Individuals with a genetic predisposition for elevated low-density lipoprotein (the “bad” cholesterol) levels have traditionally been instructed to reduce their consumption of saturated fats to lower their risk for heart disease. However, a team of heart disease and diet experts reviewed dietar...
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