WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, November 29th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Risk Factors for Stroke in Type 2 Diabetics. Among a group of 18,013 type 2 diabetics, researchers observed that participants with at least five of the following seven risk factors had nearly a 15-times increased risk for stroke: smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, family history of stroke, obesity, short sleep duration (less than six hours a n...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Medical Paperwork Keeps Some People from Seeking Care. Questionnaires completed by 4,155 young and middle-aged adults revealed that 25% had delayed or skipped care due to administrative tasks such as obtaining information from an insurance company or provider, resolving issues with billing, or seeking preauthorizations for care.  Health Serv...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, November 15th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: One in Five College Students May Misuse Prescription Stimulants. Questionnaires completed by over 600 students from two universities revealed that 20% had misused a prescription stimulant with the goal of improving academic performance.                                                             Journal of American College Health, September 2...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, November 8th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Hypertension More Common in Older Women and Younger Men. A recent study concluded that a third of Americans taking blood pressure medication do not have their blood pressure under control. Interestingly, women in their 70s and 80s were 29% and 64%, respectively, more likely to have uncontrolled high blood pressure than men. However, in the 20s...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, November 1st, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Shift Work May Elevate Diabetes Risk. During an eight-year study that included 17,515 middle aged and older adults, researchers observed that participants who worked non-traditional hours had a 19% increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.                                                                                       ...
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