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1) Environment matters. Want to know more about your patient’s environment? Look at their significant other. “Doctors tend to treat people as individuals, guided by the need to ensure patient confidentiality. But knowing about one partner’s health can provide key clues about the other’s. For instance, signs of muscle weakening or kidney trouble in one may indicate similar problems for the other.”
2) Another reason why you need to work on your aerobic fitness “new research suggests that fitness, not physical activity alone, plays a protective role in guarding the body against risk factors for heart disease and other conditions.”
3) I think it was Joe LaVacca that said something like, “if left unresolved, your knee pain will become heart disease”. This study shows he’s right. “Not only are people older than 40 years who report a history of knee or ankle injury more likely than their uninjured counterparts to have osteoarthritis (OA), they are also more likely to have a cardiovascular or respiratory disease, the researchers found.”
4) Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia (OIA) – “At high doses, opioid painkillers actually seem to amplify pain by changing signaling in the central nervous system, making the body generally more sensitive to painful stimuli.”
5) “A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.”
6) The continuing decline of American health – “the life expectancy for 65-year-olds is now six months shorter than in last year’s actuarial study”
7) Mesothelioma is a life-threatening, terminally ill disease caused by exposure to asbestos and those who suffer from this disease could possibly use the dedication, commitment, and resources that this website site provides.
8) Lose weight to save our future. “In addition to immediate implications for pregnancy complications, increasing evidence implicates maternal obesity as a major determinant of offspring health during childhood and later adult life. “
9) Longevity and healthy lifestyle is more than just diet and exercise. It’s stress management, social support, and helping others.
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