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Mediterranean Diet and Lower Cardiovascular Risk.

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The results of a twelve-year study suggest that women who most closely follow a Mediterranean-style diet (which focuses on a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil, while limiting red meat and dairy consumption) have a 23-28% reduced risk for cardiovascular disease.

JAMA Network Open, December 2018

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Soaps, Shampoos May Be Pushing Girls into Early Puberty.

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Exposure to chemicals found in many personal care products appear to be linked to early puberty in girls. In this study, researchers observed that when a woman had double the amount of phthalates, parabens, or triclosan in her blood during pregnancy, her daughter would experience signs of puberty one or more months earlier than her peers who had less chemical exposure while in utero. Study author Dr. Kim Harley comments, “[Our] findings are consistent with what we know about the ...

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Standing Up to Bullies.

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In a study that included 450 sixth-graders and 446 ninth-graders, researchers observed that children with positive familial relationships were more likely to deem bullying behaviors as unacceptable and intervene in such situations.

Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October 2018

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Child Fever Guidelines.

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Fever is generally not a concern, but some cases do require medical attention. The Nemours Foundation recommends that you seek immediate care if your child shows the following behaviors or symptoms: won’t stop crying; exhibits extreme irritability or fussiness; has trouble waking up; develops a rash or purple spots that look like bruises; has blue lips, tongue, or nails; has a stiff neck; has a severe headache; is limp or refuses to move; has trouble breathing that doesn’t improve when ...

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Diabetes-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

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According to a new paper published in the European Journal of Rheumatology, patients with diabetes mellitus have an elevated risk for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including: limited joint mobility syndrome, frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, stiff hand syndrome, flexor tenosynovitis, Charcot osteoarthropathy, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic amyotrophy, diabetic muscle infarction, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, and osteoporosis. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat many of these conditions, often in conjunction with a patient’s medical provider, when ...

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