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Post-Concussion, Ease Back into Normal Activities…

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New United States government guidelines recommend that after sustaining a concussion, children should refrain from physical and mental activities for the first three days, including school and sports, and then gradually resume their normal routine. Researchers Dr. Matthew Breiding notes, “Some children and teens think concussions aren’t serious or worry that if they report a concussion they will lose their position on the team or look weak. Remind them that it’s better to miss one game than the whole season.”

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Protecting Children After Pet Exposure.

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Classroom pets, such as Guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, or frogs can be a great learning experience for kids, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that exposure to animals does come with some risk. Because they are still developing their immune system, children are more likely to get sick after handling an animal. The CDC recommends the following to reduce a child’s risk: always wash hands with water and soap right after touching animals, their food, or ...

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Does Chiropractic Care Prevent Back Pain?

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If you suffer from non-specific low back pain (NSLBP), the results of a new study support continued chiropractic care following your initial course of treatment. In the study, which included 328 NSLBP patients who responded well to chiropractic treatment, those who continued to receive care at least once every three months reported twelve fewer days with bothersome back pain over the following year than patients who did not receive maintenance care.

PLOS One, September 2018

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Exercise Doesn’t Affect Onset of Menopause.

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Is there a link between how much a woman exercises and her risk for early menopause? An analysis of twenty years of data concerning more than 107,000 women found no association between physical activity levels at any point in life and the early onset of menopause. Study director Dr. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson writes, “Our results, in conjunction with other studies, provide substantial evidence that physical activity is not importantly associated with early menopause… we would encourage premenopausal women to be physically ...

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Whole Grains Help Prevent Diabetes.

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After monitoring the health of 55,000 adults for 15 years, researchers report that participants with the highest wholegrain intake had a lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes (34% for men and 22% for women) than those with the lowest wholegrain intake.

Journal of Nutrition, September 2018

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