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Normal Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent “Heart Block.”

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Heart block, also known as atrioventricular block, occurs when electrical signals between the chambers of the heart are disrupted. This is often felt as a skipped beat and can result in the need for a pacemaker. An analysis of data concerning more than 6,000 people, aged 30 and older, showed that every 10 millimeter increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) is associated with a 22% greater risk of heart block, and every millimeter increase in fasting blood sugar is ...

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Overweight/Obese Children Have Increased Risk for Lumbar Hyperlordosis

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Examinations of 910 pre-adolescents revealed that kids who are overweight for their age are more likely to exhibit excessive curvature of the lumbar spine, which may raise their risk for future back pain. The findings are especially concerning to researchers as obesity has become more prevalent among children in recent decades.

Childhood Obesity, April 2019

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Interval Training Can Benefit Obese Seniors.

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Among a group of 36 obese 70-year-old men and women, those who participated in a ten-week home-based bodyweight interval training program lost an average of two pounds of body fat and gained one pound of lean muscle mass.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2019

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Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

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An analysis of data from ten published studies concerning 33,645 participants concluded that there’s an association between increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and a reduced risk for experiencing depressive symptoms.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2019

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Dentists Prescribe Antibiotics That Are Unnecessary Most of the Time.

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After reviewing nearly 170,000 dentist-written antibiotic prescriptions from 2011 to 2015, researchers concluded that 81% of scripts were unnecessary as the patients did not have a cardiac condition that warranted an antibiotic prescription as recommended by current medical guidelines. The Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry’s Dr. Susan Rowan notes, “Dental providers are very thoughtful when they develop care plans for their patients and there are many factors that inform dentists’ recommendations, but this study shows that there is an opportunity for ...

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