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Connecting with Your Child.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that children who have a positive, healthy relationship with their parents are better able to handle challenges such as family instability, parental stress, or depression. To improve parent-child bonding, the NIH recommends the following: reward and praise your child for good behavior; give your child chores and offer praise for jobs well done; don’t be overly critical if a child fails a task and allow time to develop new skills; use kind words, ...

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Almost Half of Golfers Have Back Pain…

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Among a group of 271 recreational golfers, researchers found that 45% suffered from mechanical lower back pain (MLBP) and 23% had sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD). Further analysis showed that nearly 96% of the golfers with SIJD also had MLBP. The findings suggest that doctors should evaluate the sacroiliac joint in golfers with low back pain and that improving sacroiliac joint function could reduce the risk of low back pain recurrence.

South African Journal of Physiotherapy, March 2018

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Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer’s Patients.

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According to a study involving mice with a condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, exercise may trigger the production of new neurons in brain regions where memories are encoded, potentially slowing the progression of the disease.

Science, September 2018

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Nutrient-Rich Diet Beneficial to Heart Failure Patients.

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An examination of data regarding 246 heart failure patients found that 44% of patients with deficiencies in seven or more micronutrients—the most common being calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins C, D, and E—were hospitalized or died within the next year, compared with only 25% of patients who had fewer or no nutrient deficiencies.

Journal of the American Heart Association, September 2018

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Sleep Loss Increases Risk for Diabetes.

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In this study, researchers found that six hours of sleep deprivation led to elevated blood glucose in the liver, an increase in triglyceride levels, and changes to levels of liver enzymes related to metabolism in otherwise healthy rats. The research team believes that the changes induced by sleep deprivation may be the root cause of insulin resistance and buildup of fat in the liver, increasing the risk for diabetes, regardless of changes in activity and diet.

American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology ...

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