WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 5th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Smoking Increases Sleep Apnea Risk. A pack year is the number of cigarettes smoked if a person smokes one pack a day for a year. A systematic review of thirteen studies concluded that smoking increases one’s risk for severe obstructive sleep apnea, especially heavy smokers with a history of 20 or more pack years. Nicotine & Tobacco Resea...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Death Rate from Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Has Quadrupled in the Last 20 years. According to a recent study, deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis in the United States increased 400% between 1999 and 2019, from 4,000 to 24,000 per year. Lead researcher Dr. Charles Hennekens notes, “My hypothesis is that the reason we're seeing more of liver disease ear...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Green Spaces May Lower Risk for Several Cancers. According to a study that monitored 144,427 adults who resided in the same city for 20 years, those who lived in neighborhoods with more greenery had a lower risk for cancer of the lung, bladder, breast, prostate, and skin. The findings suggest that increasing the amount of green space in urban env...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 15th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Cervical Cancer Risk. Third-hand smoke is the invisible remnant of tobacco smoke that clings to surfaces. An analysis of data from the China Kadoorie Biobank study found that women with frequent exposure to either second-hand or third-hand smoke had a 22- 24% increased risk for cervical cancer over the fo...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 8th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Many THC-Free CBD Products Contain THC. Tetrahydrocannobinol (THC) is a chemical in marijuana that causes intoxication. An analysis of 80 different readily available THC-free cannabidiol (CBD) products found that about 60% of these products did contain THC. The researchers note that most contained only trace amounts of THC, but...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, August 1st, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Prediabetes Linked to Heart Attack. Prediabetes is a term used to describe elevated blood sugar levels that have not yet reached the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. An analysis of data regarding 1.79 million hospitalizations for myocardial infarction found that prediabetes increases an individual's risk for heart attack by 2...
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