Chiropractic Blog

Preventing Norovirus Infection.

Posted by:

Every year, the highly-contagious norovirus causes up to 21 million illnesses, about 70,000 hospitalizations, and up to 800 deaths in the United States alone. This virus in known to cause vomiting and diarrhea, and often lurks in confined areas. To help protect yourself from the norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wash your hands often with soap and water; prepare food safely; disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated by someone who is sick; and wash ...

Continue Reading →
0

Improving Thoracic Posture Improves Lung Function.

Posted by:

This case study involved the non-surgical treatment of a 33-year-old male patient with straight back syndrome (lack of normal curve of the spine) using spinal traction and postural correction. After 16 weeks, the patient experienced a ten-degree improvement in thoracic spine curvature, a reduction in back pain, improved breathing, and a greater than two liter increase in lung capacity. The authors note this case study illustrates that non-surgical improvement of thoracic curvature is possible and can positively influence lung capacity, ...

Continue Reading →
0

Exercise Can Change Gut Microbes.

Posted by:

Researchers have discovered the first definitive evidence that exercise can change gut microbial composition independent of diet. In the study, researchers followed 18 lean and 14 obese sedentary adults for six weeks while they maintained their normal diet. A comparison of pre- and post-study fecal samples revealed increases in concentrations of short-chain fatty acids, which promote healthy intestinal cells, reduce inflammation, and generate energy.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, November 2017

Continue Reading →
0

Too Much Takeout Food Bad for Kids’ Health.

Posted by:

In a new study, researchers monitored the eating habits and health of more than 1,900 children and found that those who regularly consumed takeout food typically had higher levels of body fat and blood cholesterol than those who usually ate meals prepared at home.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, December 2017

Continue Reading →
0

Vaping May Lead to Smoking Among Teens.

Posted by:

Surveys completed by 800 high school students revealed that teens who have used an e-cigarette during the previous month are at least four times more likely to smoke a cigarette in the near future.
Pediatrics, December 2017

Continue Reading →
0
Page 1 of 314 12345...»