Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna

Health Alert: Don’t Use Tap Water for Nasal Rinse. Individuals with sinusitis and allergic rhinitis often find relief using a nasal rinse—like a neti pot. However, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind users to use sterile water and avoid using tap water. The primary reason is that tap water may contain
microbes like the amoeba Acanthamoeba that can lead to a severe and potentially deadly infection.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 2024

Diet: Nutrition Education Benefits Adolescents. A recent literature review found that not only do nutrition education interventions help teens make healthier food choices, but they may also experience an improved selfimage.                                    Frontiers in Nutrition, March 2024

Exercise: Physical Activity Reduces Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Type 2 Diabetics. Past research has shown that type 2 diabetics are at elevated risk for developing atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular complications. In a recent study, researchers observed that diabetics who engaged in at least 214 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity a week had a lower incidence of atrial fibrillation than less active diabetes patients.                                                                                                                                          Cardiovascular Diabetology, March 2024

Chiropractic: Chiropractic Care for Trigeminal Neuralgia. This case study involved a 55-year-old female with trigeminal neuralgia that failed to respond to conventional treatment. A chiropractic examination revealed joint dysfunction at several levels of the cervical and thoracic spine, as well as trigger points in the trapezius and levator scapulae muscles. The patient underwent a multimodal treatment plan that included spinal manipulative therapy, mechanical cervical traction, and focused radial shockwave therapy that led to a significant reduction in her symptoms that maintained at a six-month follow-up appointment. The authors conclude, “The lasting nature of the
pain reduction provides a compelling argument for the long-term benefits of chiropractic intervention in the management of [trigeminal neuralgia].”                    Cureus, February 2024

Mental Attitude: Depression Linked to Increased Heart Risks in Women. University of Tokyo researchers analyzed data concerning 4.2 million adults and found among women, depression is associated with an elevated risk for heart issues like heart attack, stroke, angina, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.
American College of Cardiology, March 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer. The Mayo Clinic notes that the incidence of colorectal cancer is on the rise in adults under age 50. Warning signs for this type of cancer include abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in bowel movements, and iron deficiency anemia. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.                                                                                Mayo Clinic, March 2024

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Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna