WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE foe Monday, January 25th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleeping Pills Linked to Falls & Fractures in Dementia Patients. Researchers collected data on over 27,000 dementia patients and found that those prescribed a high dosage of strong sleeping medications such as zaleplon, zolpidem, zopiclone (so-called “Z-drugs”) had an elevated risk for a stroke, serious fall, and fracture, especially hip frac...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Many People May Not Recognize a Heart Attack. The top five most common heart attack symptoms include chest pain/discomfort; shortness of breath; arm and shoulder pain and discomfort; feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint; and jaw, neck, and back pain. A survey of 393 adults revealed that only 11.5% recognized all five symptoms and the majority (71....
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Vitamin D Supplementation May Lower Acute Respiratory Infection Risk. A review of findings from 42 published studies found that consuming a daily 400-1000 IU vitamin D supplement may reduce an individual’s risk for acute respiratory infection by up to 30%.                        MedRxiv, November 2020 Diet: Processed Fats and ...
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WEEKL HEALTGH UPDATE for Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sedentary Behavior Increases the Risk of Heart Failure in Women. An analysis of health and lifestyle data of nearly 81,000 postmenopausal women found that spending less than 6.5 hours a day engaged in sedentary activities can cut the risk for hospitalization for heart failure by over 40%. Circulation: Heart Failure, November 2020 More