Weekly Health Update 10/26

Week of Monday, October 26th, 2020 Health Alert Hypertension Common in Midlife. Among a group of 2,930 middle-aged adults participating in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Disparities in Stroke study, researchers observed that 42% developed hypertension over a nine-year period. However, they found each of the following health indicators/behaviors could reduce one’s risk for … Read more

Weekly Health Update 11/2

Health AlertFatty Liver a Common Issue with Type 1 Diabetics. A review of data from 20 published studies showed that approximately 20% of adult type 1 diabetics will develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, … Read more

Weekly Health Update 11/16

Health Alert:Glass-Topped Tables Pose Risks. Between 2009 and 2015, more than 3,200 individuals required trauma care for injuries associated with glass-topped tables, with the majority involving young adults and children under the age of seven. Experts note that at least half of these injuries were linked to faulty design or construction, suggesting that improved safety … Read more

Weekly Health Update 11/9

Health Alert:Many Women Are Unaware of Heart Attack Risk. The American Heart Association reports that, between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of women who knew that heart disease was the top killer of women fell from 65% to 44%. Circulation, September 2020 Diet:Vitamin E May Be Vital for Nervous System Development. The result of a … Read more

Weekly Health Update 11/23

Health Alert:Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Impairment. Cognitive assessments completed by 218 individuals—roughly half with diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea—revealed an association between more severe sleep apnea symptoms and worse cognitive function. Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine, October 2020 Diet:Sugar Consumption While Breastfeeding May Affect Cognitive Development of Child. New research that looked at data concerning 88 … Read more