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Daily Health Update
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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Drs. Chelsey and Steve Smiley
8870 Zionsville Rd #B
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 228-9701

“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.”
~ Anthony Robbins


Mental Attitude: Brain-Training Programs May Not Boost Thinking Skills.
In this study, researchers found that participants aged 18 to 35 who used a popular brain-training program five times a week for ten weeks failed to show any improvement in their memory and reasoning skills compared with individuals who spent the same amount of time playing online games. Study author Dr. Caryn Lerman adds, “We found, contrary to our expectations, that there were no advantages for commercial cognitive training relative to the other groups in any of the outcomes we examined.”
Journal of Neuroscience, July 2017

Health Alert: Medication Mistakes Have Increased in United States Since 2000.
The rate of serious medication errors increased from 1.09 for every 100,000 Americans in 2000 to 2.28 per 100,000 by 2012. Investigators report that 40% of these mistakes involved heart medication, painkillers, hormone therapy prescriptions, and insulin, and approximately a third of these errors led to hospitalization.
Clinical Toxicology, July 2017

Diet: Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Lead to Heavier Kids Later.
A pregnant woman’s craving for sugar-sweetened beverages may put her child at risk for being overweight later in life. According to a new study, eight-year-old children who drank at least half of a sugar-sweetened drink weekly were about two pounds heavier if their mothers had consumed more than two sugar-sweetened beverages each day during the second trimester of her pregnancy. The finding suggests that a mother’s consumption of sugary beverages during pregnancy can affect a child’s weight as they become older. If this is the case, study author Dr. Sheryl Rifas-Shiman notes that avoiding a high intake of sugary beverages during pregnancy may help prevent childhood obesity.
Pediatrics, July 2017

Exercise: Soccer Good for the Bones.
Scientists at the University of Exeter recently compared the bone development of adolescent male soccer players with swimmers, cyclist, and boys not involved in sports. The results showed the soccer had significantly better bone quality than the participants in the other groups. The researchers conclude, “We already knew exercise was key for bone growth, but here we clarify what type of exercise… Although we didn't study other sports, it's reasonable to suppose that weight-bearing, high-impact, high-intensity exercise like tennis, badminton, basketball, and handball will have similar effects to soccer.”
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. July 2017

Chiropractic: More Benefits of Cervical Adjustments.
Doctors of chiropractic commonly use high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments to treat patients with neck complaints. A review of data from eleven published studies indicates that cervical HVLA spinal manipulation increases cervical range of motion; improves handgrip strength for patients with tennis elbow; and improves blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, July 2017

Wellness/Prevention: Dealing with Poor Air Quality.
The National Weather Service recommends the following when dealing with poor air quality for individuals with breathing problems: if exercising outdoors, make your routine less strenuous than usual; take more breaks and shorten the length of your workout; move planned outdoor activities to another day or indoors; and consider doing activities in the morning, when air quality usually better.
National Weather Service, July 2017

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Daily Health Update
Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Drs. Chelsey and Steve Smiley
8870 Zionsville Rd #B
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.”
~ Joan Didion


Mental Attitude: Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay.
An analysis of data concerning nearly 900 young children revealed that for each 30-minute increase in time a child spends on a smartphone, tablet, or electronic device at 18 months of age, they have a 49% elevated risk for expressive speech delay. According the American Academy of Pediatrics, expressive language is the ability to convey feelings and information. Of concern to the researchers is that 20% of the children in the study spent an average of 28 minutes per day in front of a screen.
Pediatric Academic Society, May 2017

Health Alert: Sunscreen Use May Cause Vitamin D Deficiency.
Sunscreen is key to protecting our skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but a new study suggests that using sunscreen could lead to vitamin D deficiency. In this study, researchers found that using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher could reduce the body's vitamin D-3 production by 99%. Based on the findings, the researchers suggest that individuals should avoid sunscreen use when exposed to midday sun for up to 30 minutes twice weekly in order to increase and maintain normal vitamin D levels. Co-author Dr. Kim Pfotenhauer adds, “People are spending less time outside and, when they do go out, they're typically wearing sunscreen, which essentially nullifies the body's ability to produce vitamin D. While we want people to protect themselves against skin cancer, there are healthy, moderate levels of unprotected sun exposure that can be very helpful in boosting vitamin D.”
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017

Diet: A Specific Antioxidant May Help the Arteries of Diabetics.
The antioxidant called resveratrol—which is found in red wine, peanuts, and berries—may improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes. According to the results of a new study, researchers have found that resveratrol supplements lessened artery stiffness in some diabetic individuals. Among a group of patients who each had an exceptionally stiff aorta at the start of the study, researchers found that 100mg daily doses of resveratrol reduced stiffness nearly 5% in just two weeks. Increasing the dose to 300mg per day for the next two weeks reduced stiffness by 9%.
American Heart Association, May 2017

Exercise: Avoid These Common Exercise Errors.
To reach your exercise goals, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends avoiding these seven mistakes: failing to keep a journal to monitor your progress, losing track of your goals, strength-training the same muscles on consecutive days, breathing incorrectly during exercise, not eating enough protein, getting distracted during your workout, and ignoring flexibility and balance training.
American College of Sports Medicine, May 2017

Chiropractic: Myofascial Release Protocol Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. A study recently investigated the effects of MFR on pain and disability in patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP). The study included 54 participants with nonspecific CLBP who either received four sessions of myofascial treatment lasting 40 minutes or a sham treatment (similar to taking a placebo in a drug trial). The researchers found that participants in the myofascial group reported significant improvements in pain and disability compared with those in the sham group. Myofascial release is often utilized by chiropractors to manage many musculoskeletal conditions.
Spine, May 2017

Wellness/Prevention: Dropping Weight Can Save Your Knees.
Losing a few extra pounds may take a load off your knees. Researchers collected data on 640 obese and overweight people who had mild osteoarthritis or were at risk of it. Investigators found that obese and overweight people who lost 5% or more of their weight over four years experienced less degeneration of their knee cartilage compared with individuals whose weight remained stable. Furthermore, patients who lost 10% of their body weight experienced even slower cartilage degeneration.
Radiology, May 2017

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Daily Health Update
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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8870 Zionsville Rd #B
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
~ Henry Rollins


Mental Attitude: Depression Linked to Falls Among Elderly People.
About one-third of Americans 65 or older fall each year, and about 10% of all elderly people are injured during falls. In fact, experts report that up to 50% of nursing home admissions follow a fall. In a new study, investigators looked at falls involving more than 7,200 people aged 65 and older who were part of a national study and observed a relationship between a moderate rise in symptoms of depression among older people and a 30% increase in falling within two years.
Social Science & Medicine, May 2017

Health Alert: Death Rates from Alzheimer's Disease Increasing in the US.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), death rates from Alzheimer’s disease increased 55% between 1999 and 2014. In a first-of-its-kind study, CDC researchers analyzed death certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System and identified these possible reasons for the increase in Alzheimer's related deaths: the growing population of seniors in the United States (US), improved diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease at earlier stages; increased reporting by doctors and others who record the cause of death; and fewer deaths from other causes of deaths for the elderly.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 2017

Diet: Eating Fruits and Vegetables Decreases Obesity Risk.
Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of packing on extra weight by nearly 50%. Researchers followed more than 16,000 healthy, non-obese adults for an average of ten years and found that compared with individuals who ate the fewest servings of fruits and vegetables each day, those who ate the most had a 43% lower risk of obesity.
European Congress on Obesity, May 2017

Exercise: Organized Sports Are Not Enough to Meet Activity Requirements.
Health experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Some parents believe that enrolling their children in organized activities or structured sports can help meet this recommendation, but a recent study suggests it won’t. Researchers found that between sitting while listening to instructions, standing in line, and other aspects of practice that require idleness, only about 30% of an hour-long practice session is spent in moderate to vigorous exercise. Because of this, the authors of the study advise parents to make sure their children have at least 40 minutes outside of practice to play freely. Dr. Katie Heinrich, an associate professor at Kansas State University adds, “Organized sports are valuable, but free play activities are needed as well. It's important to provide children with opportunities for both.”
Journal of Sports Sciences, March 2017

Chiropractic: Lifestyle Factors Contribute to Back Pain in Elderly.
A recent study set out to investigate if comorbidities and lifestyle factors could predict the course of low back pain in older men. Among a sample of 1,685 older men living in suburban Sydney, Australia, researchers found that the odds of persistent back pain increased with each additional alcoholic drink per week a participant consumed and with each additional unit of their body mass index (BMI). They also found that those with one or more chronic conditions had an elevated risk for developing back pain over the following two years.
Pain, May 2017

Wellness/Prevention: Summer Swimming Safety.
Here are some recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to make sure children are safe while they spend their summers in or around pools, lakes, and oceans: don’t leave kids alone in the water, and make sure a responsible adult is watching them; even if a lifeguard is nearby, this individual shouldn’t be distracted by a smartphone or other activities; fences around pools should be a least four feet (~1.2 meters) high and protect all sides; keep rescue equipment on hand, such as shepherd’s hook; be aware that suction from drains in a pool or spa can be dangerous, and repair them when needed; if you are boating, make sure children wear properly fitted life jackets at all times; teach your child to never dive into water without getting permission from an adult who has made sure the depth is safe; and never allow swimming in the ocean unless a lifeguard is on duty.
American Academy of Pediatrics, May 2017

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Daily Health Update
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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Drs. Chelsey and Steve Smiley
8870 Zionsville Rd #B
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 228-9701

“What is worth having is worth working for.”
~ Philip Pullman


Mental Attitude: Teasing Teens About Weight Can Cause Lasting Harm.
Teens who are bullied about their weight may be more likely to become obese adults who struggle with a poor body image. In this study, researchers tracked nearly 1,800 adults from their teens into their early 30s and found that men and women who were teased about their weight as teens were twice as likely to be obese in adulthood; women who were teased as teens were found to be more likely to eat in response to stress, engage in other unhealthy weight-control measures as adults, and have a poor body image; and men who had been teased about their weight as teens were found to be less satisfied with their bodies and were more likely to engage in emotional eating. Study co-author Dianne Neumark-Sztainer adds, “Health professionals working with youth and families may have unique opportunities to assess youth for their experiences of weight-based teasing, educate parents about the damaging health consequences of teasing, and offer families resources to support children and help them cope with weight-based teasing using healthy, effective strategies.”
Preventive Medicine, May 2017

Health Alert: Larger Waist May Raise Risk of Some Cancers.
Carrying extra weight around the midsection can increase one's risk for several cancers including cancer of the liver, kidneys, breast, colon, thyroid, pancreas, gallbladder, and ovaries. In a new study, researchers analyzed data from about 43,000 men and women collected over a twelve-year period and found that an extra 4.3 inches (10.92 cm) on the waistline increased the risk of obesity-related cancers by 13%, while an extra 3.1 inches (7.87 cm) on the hips increased the risk for such cancers by 15%.
British Journal of Cancer, May 2017

Diet: Make Your Diet More Mediterranean.
Studies have proven that a Mediterranean-style diet can lead to a number of health benefits including weight loss and a reduced risk for heart disease and some cancers. Here's how to include more Mediterranean-style foods in your meals: focus on fruit, vegetables, and whole grains; eat more beans and lentils; include more seafood in your meals; and enjoy healthier fats from olive oil, seeds, and nuts.
HealthDay, April 2017

Exercise: Increasing Physical Activity May Reduce Bladder and Kidney Cancer Risk.
A chronic lack of physical activity can drastically increase the risk of developing cancer of the bladder and kidneys. In a new study, researchers analyzed 160 patients with kidney cancer, 208 patients with bladder cancer, and 766 cancer-free individuals and found that those who were physically inactive over the course of their lives were 77% more likely to develop kidney cancer and 73% more likely to develop bladder cancer. Research leader Dr. Kirsten Moysich adds, “We hope that findings like ours will motivate inactive people to engage in some form of physical activity. You don't have to run marathons to reduce your cancer risk, but you have to do something—even small adjustments like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around the block a couple of times on your lunch hour, or parking the car far away from the store when you go to the supermarket.”
Cancer Epidemiology, May 2017

Chiropractic: European Guidelines Recommend Manual Therapies for Neck Pain.
The European Spine Journal has published new guidelines for the nonsurgical treatment of patients with a recent onset of neck pain or cervical radiculopathy. The guidelines advise doctors to provide patients with information about their condition and to encourage them to remain active. Regarding treatment, the guidelines recommend healthcare providers to utilize different types of supervised exercise and manual therapies (or a combination of them) to help reduce both pain and disability. These types of treatments are commonly delivered by doctors of chiropractic.
European Spine Journal, May 2017

Wellness/Prevention: Make Your Backyard Safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions to help reduce the risk of injury in your backyard: keep outdoor stairways clear and install handrails on both sides; keep all walkways, porches, and stairs well lit; always watch children; and keep your yard free of tall grass, litter, and brush to discourage animal nests.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2017

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Daily Health Update
Monday, June 19th, 2017

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Drs. Chelsey and Steve Smiley
8870 Zionsville Rd #B
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 228-9701

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
~ Charles R. Swindoll


Mental Attitude: Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed.
Pet dogs can provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed. Researchers randomly assigned children to experience stressors, such as public speaking or a mental task, with either their dog or a parent present for social support, or no one at all. They found that children who had their pet dog with them reported feeling less stressed compared with having a parent for social support or having no social support. Furthermore, saliva tests revealed reduced cortisol levels among children who spent more time with their dog.
Social Development, May 2017

Health Alert: Nearly 30% of Prescription Drugs Have Safety Issues After FDA Approval.
Safety issues emerge with nearly a third of prescription drugs after they’ve been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An analysis of data on drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010 found that 32% of drugs had safety issues after approval. More specifically, of the 222 drugs approved during the study period, three were withdrawn, 61 received boxed warnings, and 59 prompted safety communications. The medications that were most likely to have post-approval safety issues included biologics, psychiatric drugs, and medicines approved through the FDA’s accelerated approval process.
JAMA, May 2017

Diet: Too Much Salt in a Teen’s Diet Can Lead to Unhealthy Changes to Blood Vessels.
A study that involved 775 teenaged participants measured the elasticity of a major artery located in the upper arm as well as the speed that blood traveled in major arteries in the neck and groin. After analyzing the amount of sodium consumed on self-reported diet records, the researchers found that the adolescents who consumed the most salt had measurable changes in their blood vessels linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease in adults. The findings suggest that adolescents who consume too much salt may place themselves at higher risk for future a heart attack or stroke.
Pediatric Academic Society, May 2017

Exercise: Running Can Reduce Cellular Aging.
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, which are considered a marker of biological age. As we age, telomere length usually shortens. In this study, researchers analyzed data concerning 5,823 adults who were a part of the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that those who ran for 30 to 40 minutes a day, five days a week had telomere lengths more akin to people up to nine years their junior. Lead researcher Dr. Larry Tucker adds, “If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological ageing, it appears a little exercise won’t cut it. You have to work out regularly at high levels. We know that regular physical activity helps to reduce mortality and prolong life, and now we know part of that advantage may be due to preservation of telomeres.”
Preventive Medicine, May 2017

Chiropractic: Chronic Pain Affects Quality of Life.
Chronic pain can result in significant clinical and social consequences. A recent study set out to investigate the influence of chronic pain on health-related quality of life, work productivity, depression, and anxiety among individuals in a community setting. The researchers found that roughly a third of those with either multisite pain or neuropathic pain reported depressive symptoms. Furthermore, those suffering from either chronic multisite or neuropathic pain reported their condition significant interferences with their daily activities and physical function, as well as their performance at work. The findings confirm that chronic pain is a multifaceted health condition that requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Chiropractic care focuses on improving quality of life and function among sufferers with these types of conditions.
Family Practice, April 2017

Wellness/Prevention: Coping with a Stomach Virus.
A gastrointestinal virus can cause your stomach to become sensitive to many foods, which can lead to nausea or a general worsening of symptoms. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests the following easy-on-your-tummy foods: bananas, rice, plain potatoes, plain applesauce, plain dry toast, saltine crackers, and clear broth.
American Academy of Family Physicians, May 2017

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