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Exercise Provides Mental Health Benefits for Those with Prostate Cancer

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New research suggests that both resistance training and aerobic exercise are effective for reducing anxiety and depression in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, February 2021

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Cocoa Flavanols Boost Memory?

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In a recent clinical trial involving 211 healthy middle-aged and older adults, researchers observed that participants provided with a cocoa flavanol supplement for twelve weeks performed better on a list-learning task than members of a placebo group. Scientific Reports, February 2021

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Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D?

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Painful peripheral neuropathy is a common long-term complication in patients with type 2 diabetes. An analysis of blood samples from 483 type 2 diabetics revealed that those with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy were three times more likely to have severe vitamin D deficiency, leading researchers to suggest that low vitamin D status may be a risk factor for the condition. Frontiers in Nutrition, March 2021

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Health & Wellness Tips for All

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The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center offers several small tips for improving one’s health and wellness: schedule a wellness check and stick to it, get yearly eye exams, eat at least one fruit and vegetable at every meal, spend one entire day on you, schedule regular dental exams and cleanings, drink at least two glasses of water per day, give up soft drinks, and get physically active. Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, March 2021

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Early Life Mental Health Issues Can Affect Physical Health in Adulthood

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An analysis of long-term health data concerning over 1,000 individuals whom researchers monitored for several decades revealed that participants with a history of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues as children experienced sharper declines in sensory, motor, and mental function as they aged. The findings suggest that improving the mental health of kids and teens may provide life-long benefits. JAMA Psychiatry, February 2021

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