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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Monday, May 13th, 2019


Monday, May 13th, 2019
Courtesy of: David Tejada, D.C.
Mental Attitude: Hearing Loss Linked to Stroke Risk? An analysis of data concerning nearly 20,000 middle aged
and older Chinese adults identified an association between hearing loss and an elevated risk for stroke, particularly in
cases of severe hearing loss. Atherosclerosis, March 2019
Health Alert: Post-Concussion Symptom Persistence… Using data concerning 647 patients who had experienced
a mild-traumatic brain injury (mTBI), researchers identified the following risk factors for post-concussion symptoms
and disability: advancing age, female gender, previous psychiatric history, and the involvement of assault or alcohol
in the head injury. British Journal of Neurosurgery, April 2019
Diet: Reduce Sugary Drinks. Regular sugary drink consumption has been linked to many chronic diseases and
conditions. If you struggle with reducing your sugary drink intake, the Alaska Department of Health and Social
Services offers the following suggestions: limit sugary drinks to special occasions; choose water or low-fat milk
instead; carry water with you; and make water tasty by adding lemon or mint.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, March 2019
Exercise: Find Time for a 7-Minute Workout. If it’s difficult to find time for a workout, try this 7-minute workout
created by the American College of Sports Medicine that combines cardio and resistance exercises into a single
circuit training session involving jumping jacks, wall sits, push-ups, abdominal crunches, step-ups, squats, tricep
dips, planks, running in place, lunges, push-ups, and side planks. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with a tensecond break before starting the next exercise. The circuit can be performed just once, or it can be repeated up to three times. Because you don’t need any equipment, it can be done just about anywhere and can provide great fitness
benefits. American College of Sports Medicine, March 2019
Chiropractic: Effects of Spinal Manipulation on Pain Sensitivity. In a study that involved 29 patients with
chronic low back pain, researchers observed that participants treated with six sessions of spinal manipulative therapy
(SMT) not only experienced improvements related to low back pain and disability but also in pressure point
thresholds in both the lower back and lower extremities up to a week after the conclusion of care.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, March 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Smoking Linked to Stroke Recurrence. Following a stroke, individuals who continue to
smoke cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to experience a recurrent stroke as those who have never smoked.
However, those who quit smoking can slash that risk by nearly 60%.
Journal of the American Heart Association, April 2019
Quote: “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” ~ Abraham Maslow
David Tejada, D.C. (630) 375-9444

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