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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Monday, November 15th, 2021

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 2021
Diet: Fruit and Veggies Benefit Colorectal Cancer Survivors. Among a group of 456 colorectal cancer
survivors, those with a higher intake of fruit, vegetables, and dietary fiber reported less fatigue, better physical
function, and a greater ability to carry out activities of daily living.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2021
Exercise: Sore from Exercise? Try Some Blackcurrant. Participants who took a daily 300 mg black current
extract supplement experienced less muscle inflammation and soreness following strength training exercise.
Nutrients, August 2021
Chiropractic: Conservative Care Offers Benefits to Those with TMD. Temporomandibular disorders
(TMD) are characterized by pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints and associated jaw muscles
and facial nerves. A recent study found that manual therapies—such as those provided by doctors of
chiropractic—are effective for improving pain, sleep quality, and quality of life in TMD patients.
Cranio, July 2021
Mental Attitude: Marijuana Use Tied to Greater Risk of Mental Health Issues? A review of health
histories of over 80,000 adults revealed that those with a history of regular marijuana use were three times more
likely to develop conditions such as depression and anxiety, and they were nearly seven times more likely to
develop severe mental illnesses such as psychosis or schizophrenia. The findings suggest it may be advised for
healthcare providers to screen patients who recreationally use marijuana for potential mental health disorders.
Psychological Medicine, October 2021
Wellness/Prevention: How to Spot Peripheral Artery Disease. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common
circulatory problem that is the result of reduced blood flow to the legs. Common PAD symptoms include
painful cramping in the hip, thigh, and calf muscles; numbness or weakness in the legs; coldness in the lower
legs or feet; a change in leg color; hair loss or slow hair growth on the lower legs; slower toenail growth; shiny
skin on the legs; and weak pulsing sensation in the legs. If you are suffering from some of these symptoms, talk
with your healthcare provider. Mayo Clinic, September 2021
Quote: “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” ~ Napoleon Hill
David Tejada, D.C. (630) 375-9

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