Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Fatty Liver Disease May Increase Risk for Heart Failure. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption, and it is associated with a number of poor health outcomes. Following an analysis of national health survey data from 2005-...More
Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Depression Is a Risk Factor for Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity. Cardiometabolic multimorbidity is characterized as having two of the following three conditions: hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Past research has shown that individuals who meet these criteria have a 12-15 reduced life expectancy. A recent study found...More
Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Premature Births Are at 15-Year High. The March of Dimes reports that 10.5% of all babies born in 2021 were delivered before full term, a level not seen in nearly 15 years. The organization attributes the increase to reduced access to prenatal care and an increased incidence of gestational diabetes and hypertension. March of Dimes...More
Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Common Pain Relievers May Make Arthritic Knees Worse. An analysis of data from a longterm study on knee arthritis found that regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with worse knee inflammation and cartilage deterioration. Lead researcher Dr. Johanna Luitjens writes, “The use of NSAIDs for their anti...More
Rio Vista Chiropractor - Dr. Joe MegnaAt your Rio Vista Chiropractor you can benefit from my gentle pain relieving methods? Back & Neck Relief As your Rio Vista Chiropractor I offer relief of back and neck pain caused by postural stress and over exertion. ...
Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Bacteria Cause 1 in 8 Deaths Worldwide. In 2019, about 7.7 million people died from infection from one of 33 common types of bacteria, with over 75% of bacteria-related deaths resulting from infection in either the lungs, bloodstream, or abdomen. Co-researcher Dr. Christopher Murray notes, “These new data for the first time reveal the ...More