WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep Apnea During Childhood Can Spell Heart Trouble for Teens. The result of an eight-year study that included 421 children found that participants with sleep apnea before adolescence that did not improve over time are at increased risk for high blood pressure as teens, which can set the stage for poor cardiovascular health in adulthood. Study a...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Appendicitis After Age 45 May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, researchers concluded that patients treated for appendicitis after age 45 not only had an elevated risk for Alzheimer’s disease but they developed it earlier in life than their peers without a history of appendicitis. The data ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 16th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Early Signs of MS Often Missed. Researchers examined the insurance records of nearly 198,000 adults and found that those eventually diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) were more likely to make doctor visits for issues such as urinary problems, visual disturbances, abnormal skin sensations, impaired movement, and dizziness in the time preceding their diagnosis. Recognizing these clusters of symptoms coul...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: DNA Test May Help Spot a Range of Cancers. Scientists have developed a new test that looks for cell-free DNA in blood samples, which is a telltale sign of nearly 50 types of cancerous tumors. Study leader Dr. Eric Klein “[The test] sets the stage for a new paradigm of screening individuals for multiple cancer with a single blood test, as opposed...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: DNA Test May Help Spot a Range of Cancers. Scientists have developed a new test that looks for cell-free DNA in blood samples, which is a telltale sign of nearly 50 types of cancerous tumors. Study leader Dr. Eric Klein “[The test] sets the stage for a new paradigm of screening individuals for multiple cancer with a single blood test, as opposed...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Migraines Linked to Increased Risk for Pregnancy Complications. Researchers analyzed over 145,000 pregnancies and found that women with a history of migraine had a higher risk of obstetric and postpartum complications, such as gestational diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and blood clots. Study author Dr. Nirit Lev notes, “Our study confirms that women...
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