WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 8-24-2020

Health Alert: Asthma Tied to Kids with Disabilities & Delays. An analysis of data collected from nearly
72,000 families revealed that children with hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities have a
significantly elevated risk for asthma. Study co-author Dr. George Delclos writes, “These results support
advising pediatricians to screen for asthma in children with disabilities, so that interventions can be started
sooner.” JAMA Network Open, June 2020
Diet: Best Protein-Rich Vegetables? In addition to legumes, experts consider the following vegetables to
be good sources for plant-based protein: watercress, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, Chinese cabbage, asparagus,
mustard and collard greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. Medical News Today, June 2020
Exercise: Take Microbreaks! For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform
a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood. Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020
Chiropractic: Fall Risk Among Patients with Severe Knee Osteoarthritis. Questionnaires completed by
259 knee osteoarthritis patients revealed an association between back pain intensity and an increased risk
for falling. The findings suggest that treatment to manage co-occurring back pain—such as chiropractic
care—may be necessary to reduce fall risk among patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee.
Clinical Rheumatology, June 2020
Mental Attitude: A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable? The Lancet Commission on Dementia
Prevention, Intervention and Care reports that up to 35% of dementia cases could be prevented by staying
mentally engaged; maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose reading; addressing
midlife hearing loss and late-life depression; and staying socially active.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, July 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Garden Safety. Gardening is a great way to get physical activity, beautify the
community, and provide fresh nutritious produce, while enjoying the outdoors. To stay safe while
gardening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wear protective gear
as needed, such as safety goggles, appropriate shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen
with a SPF of 15 or greater; and make sure to drink water if you’re outside in hot weather for most of the
day. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2020
Quote: “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” ~ Eric Hoffer
I found that Dr. Joe Megna is one of the best chiropractors I have found in the Napa region.