WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, May 31st, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Obesity May Shorten Survival of Cancer Patients. According to a review of findings from 200 studies, obesity is associated with shorter cancer survival in patients with cancer of the breast, uterus, colon, prostate, or pancreas. JAMA Network Open, March 2021 Diet: Processed Foods Are Bad for the Heart. Using data from...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, May 24th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Obesity Linked to Higher Healthcare Costs. A review of health records concerning nearly 180,000 adults and children found that healthcare costs are nearly $1,900 higher per year for obese individuals, with the cost increasing $235 a year with each unit increase in body mass index.                                                                   ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, May 17th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: E-Cigarettes Increase Risk for Lung Disease. An analysis of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System revealed that e-cigarette usage is associated with a 26% increased risk for asthma and a 44% elevated risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tobacco Induced Diseases, April 2021 Diet: Nuts Are G...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, May 10th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep Apnea Can Affect the Autonomic Nervous System. A review of data from 71 studies suggests that obstructive sleep apnea can affect autonomic nervous system functions related to relaxation, digestion, stress response, and heart rate. The authors of the review speculate this may be the mechanism by which sleep apnea increases the risk for cardi...
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