MEN'S HEALTH

What is News in Health Week of March 20, 2017

 

Spring has sprung. Another terrorist attack in the world, bans on flying from the middle east, will Obamacare survive? So many riveting issues. 

And the Team is here to bring you the best in health and what is news!

Here is some of what we have been learning:

  • 86% of people 18 and over have consumed alcohol at some point in their lives and research has found that even moderate alcohol consumption may increase one cardiac disease risk.
  • While white wine may raise the chances of your having melanoma. Alcohol increases risk for this and white wine increases it 13%-- due to the acetaldehyde in white wine.
  • Try red wine if you must drink, as it contains anti-oxidants.
  • At last measure, over 66,000 kids go to the emergency room (age 1-3) from faulty nursery products. Beware and read up on what you are buying!
  • Mumps is increasing!
  • ADHD actually shows up on brain scans with five areas of the brain being smaller in volume. There are real brain variations with this neurological disease. Don't poo poo it!
  • Postpartum depression has dropped 5% or so in 8 years. Reasons include that three times the rate of antidepressants are given, there are fewer preterm births which caused stress. Check and be aware of what you treatments you may get at the hospital because some which induce labor etc., can cause postpartum depression. We are not docs! Check with your healthcare professional!
  • Four eight ounce brewed cups of coffee is the recommended maximum for people to have of caffeine these days. Organic coffee is preferable otherwise you may be getting pesticides which cause disease. Don’t use it if you get jittery-check with your doctor. Also if you are dragging and need coffee, there may be another underlying issue going on-thyroid, etc.. doc is best in that case too!
    • Two-thirds of men who had a depression AND who were also on a Mediterranean diet which included three tablespoons of olive oil daily, reduced their depression over a three months time frame.
    • A 2012 study indicated that a diet with high salt, not enough nuts and seeds, a high intake of processed foods and a low intake of omega 3’s from seafood, was related to a 45.5% increase in the number of deaths from heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and stroke.  We want to highlight that death can be avoidable with diet and exercise! 
  • A new study of seniors, showed that people on Medicare were just as likely to die within thirty days of hospital discharge as those who had spent less on tests, scans, etc..
  • 75% of physicians have no training on treating transgender patients.  A recent Grand Rounds about minors who are opting for transgender surgery did not ask the question of whether professionals thought minors should be able to choose a permanent surgery for themselves then or when more maturity set in such as at a later stage in life. What do you think!?
  • People in Canada live ten years longer than those in the U.S. who have Cystic Fibrosis. There, they are on a high fat diet!
  • Millenials beware. The rates of colon and rectal cancer are increasing every year it seems: 3% each year for 20-30 year olds and 2% a year for 40—50 year olds.
  • Did you know that avocado pits are edible and that you can grind them up in a blender and then add teaspoons to smoothies for an increase in anti-oxidants and mono-saturated fats!
  • Teens who use synthetic marijuana are at higher risk for injuries, risky drugs, behaving violently and high risk sex. Beware and be in touch with your teens! 

Information is power. With it we can choose!

Choose to win!

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 There is so much written about breaking up:

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Health News This Week February 2017

 

Between the weather's ups and downs and the constant shock and surprises in Washington, there is so much going on. Still, we wanted to make sure to give you updates about what is news in health this week.

Regarding eating disorders, family based therapy still works well. It consists of teaching parents not to respond emotionally, being too supportive, too angry or too removed.  Parents should allow for breathing room in between themselves and their teens and learn also how to not be provoked by their child’s behavior.  Instead there should be an acknowledgement to the child: “Oh you need this, you are doing this, we understand.”

Parents need to stop blaming themselves and/or their child for their eating disorder illness.

Low dose CT scans for lung cancer screenings are producing false alarms indicating lung cancer.  Be aware.

 

How fast you walk is a strong predictor of mortality and is related to arthritis in the hip and knees, to muscle strength, pain, balance, vitamin supplementation, fall risk, cardiovascular status, etc.. This has doctors rethinking how their patients walk and how well they take care of themselves, put on and take off their socks and what their feet look like.  Your feet are your bodies' foundation and without foot health, you are likely to incur other physical issues. 

Stroke risk with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease has been seen to increase if they take Valium, Klonopin or Ativan.   

Most newborns whose mothers used opioids during pregnancy, have neonatal withdrawal.  This affects 55% to 94% of these newborns.  The withdrawal reactions include dehydration, weight loss, fever, tremors and irritability.  The amount of kids and teens who have been hospitalized for opioid poisoning has doubled recently.

People who are overweight or obese and who also have daytime sleepiness have found that when they lose weight purposefully, their sleepiness goes away.   

Keeping the brain active and busy appears to lower the risk of age-related mental decline in people 70+. Activities listed include: craft projects, playing games and participating in social activities as well as using a computer.

If someone is on an anti-depressant medicine and uses anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or acetaminophen, it can hinder the effectiveness of the antidepressant.

When post-menopausal women use hormone therapy they significantly reduce their chances of having vascular dementia and to a smaller extent, they decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

An interesting study of older people (80 year olds) who developed high blood pressure, were 42% less likely to develop dementia and those who developed high blood pressure after age 90 were 63% less likely to develop dementia.

More on marijuana use and what it does:

  • Found to be of anti-nausea and anti-vomiting use in adults who undergo chemotherapy.
  • Found to be a pain reliever in adults with chronic pain.
  • For those with Multiple Sclerosis, found to be an antispasmodic agent for spasticity.
  • Increases risk of death from motor vehicle accidents following use.
  • Risk of accidental overdose in children.
  • Long-term use can worsen respiratory symptoms and lead to chronic bronchitis.
  • Hindrance of learning, memory and attention related performance if used within 24 hours.
  • If used daily by those with bipolar disorder there are increased thoughts of suicide.
  • Helps with sleep in people who have a serious illness.
  • It is also used effectively for sleep apnea at times. 

Over the past 10 years, many 65+ year olds in the U.S. are being prescribed three or more medicines that affect the central nervous system and this has doubled from prior years. Those taking antidepressants, antipsychotics, painkillers, and/or sleep aids—did not appear to have a mental health or pain diagnosis.  Consider everything your are doing!

 

Take charge of your life and your health.

You can choose your path!

Choose to win!


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