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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Wednesday, May 10th, 2019


Friday, May 10th, 2019
Courtesy of:  David Tejada, D.C.
Mental Attitude: Screen Time Linked to ADHD? The results of a study involving over 2,300 preschoolers suggest
that kids who spend more than two hours a day interacting with a smartphone or tablet are significantly more likely
to exhibit symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PLoS One, April 2019
Health Alert: Are Hospital Privacy Curtains a Big Breeding Ground for Germs? Privacy curtains used in
hospital rooms can protect a patient’s dignity, but they may also harbor dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. In this
study, researchers sampled privacy curtains from 625 rooms at six skilled nursing facilities and found that 22% of
the curtains tested positive for multidrug-resistant organisms, with contamination rates ranging from 12% to 28.5%.
European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, April 2019
Diet: “Added Sugars” Labels Could Save Lives. In 2020, Nutrition Facts labels on food in the United States will
require food manufacturers to detail the amount of sugar added to the sugars already present in the food product.
Based on behavioral experiments that show that consumers make healthier food choices when such information is
available, researchers estimate that these new labels may prevent more than 350,000 cases of heart disease and
nearly 600,000 cases of type 2 diabetes in the next 20 years. Circulation, April 2019
Exercise: Scared to Exercise After a Heart Attack? Experts from the American Heart Association note that
several studies in recent years have shown that heart attack patients who are physically active are significantly less
likely to die in the near term than those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. Of course, it’s highly recommended to
consult with your physician before starting any fitness routine. American Heart Association, April 2019
Chiropractic: Frozen Shoulder Improves with Conservative Care. Adhesive capsulitis (AC), also known as
frozen shoulder, is described as a painful restriction of the shoulder’s range of motion, and about 3% of adults will
develop the condition in their lifetime. A recent study involving 215 AC patients found that 72.3% were satisfied
with their outcomes following a course of conservative care for their condition. Furthermore, the researchers
observed that the longer a patient waited before seeking care, the lower their odds for a successful result. Doctors of
chiropractic are trained to diagnose and treat shoulder conditions, often using conservative approaches that include
mobilization/manipulation, physiotherapy modalities, exercise, and nutritional recommendations.
Journal of Orthopedic Science, April 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Practice Pool Safety. To ensure kids are safe around the pool, experts recommend the
following water safety guidelines: always watch children who are in the water; learn infant and child CPR; have a
phone nearby in case of emergency; never leave children alone or with siblings; enclose a pool inside a fence; and
teach children how to swim. Intermountain Healthcare, April 2019
Quote: “Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.” ~ Thomas Hardy

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