Denver Chiropractor to attend 2015 Active Release Techniques (ART) Instructor’s meeting.

I’ll be out of the office on Friday, April 17, to attend the annual Active Release Techniques (ART) instructors’ meeting. – I’ve been an ART instructor since 2002. So if you need to come see us, don’t wait- give us a call and get in! 303.300.0424.

Here’s this week’s 1-Page Health News:

Loneliness & Social Isolation Associated with Early Mortality.
Researchers analyzed data from 70 studies regarding loneliness, social isolation, and living alone and found that social isolation was linked to an increased risk of early death. On the other hand, they note that the presence of social relationships has a positive influence on overall health.
Perspectives on Psychological Science, March 2015

Vitamin D Helps Reduce Chronic Pain.
Chronic pain patients given a daily supplement of 4000 IUs of vitamin D over the course of 90 days experienced substantial declines in both perceived pain and inflammation.
Lupus, April 2015

Can Yoga Help Pregnant Women with Depression?
A small study suggests that yoga may help ease depression symptoms in pregnant women. The study included 34 expectant mothers with depression who attended yoga classes for ten weeks with encouragement to perform yoga at home. The researchers found that the women’s depression scores fell during the study, and the more yoga they did, the better their mental health. Lead author Dr. Cynthia Battle adds, “Prenatal yoga really does appear to be an approach that is feasible to administer, acceptable to women and their health care providers, and potentially helpful to improve mood.”
Women’s Health Issues, March 2015

Chiropractic: Always Wear Your Seat Belt!
While seat belts are often considered a life-saving device, they also save drivers from serious injuries in the event of a car accident. An analysis of data from 10,479 drivers who were involved in motor vehicle collisions between 2006 and 2011 found that seat belt use reduced a driver’s risk for traumatic brain injury from 10.4% (no seatbelt) to 4.1% (seatbelt). Seatbelt users are also half as likely to suffer a traumatic injury to the head, face, or neck. Although seatbelt use reduces a driver’s risk for a serious spinal fracture, the researchers did find that seat belt use doubles the risk of a sprain or strain injury to the back. However, they note that treating minor back injuries can cost over thirteen times less than treating serious back injuries (like bone fractures), not to mention the impact such a traumatic injury can have to a an individual’s quality of life. Bottom line: Always wear your seatbelt!
Traffic Injury Prevention, August 2015

Should You Take a Daily Multivitamin?
Over the course of eleven years, older male physicians who took a daily multivitamin were 8% less likely to receive a cancer diagnosis than their peers who did not take a daily multivitamin. For those with a previous history of cancer, taking a daily multivitamin was linked to a 27% lower risk for a second cancer diagnosis. The authors of the study note that if all men took a daily multivitamin, it could prevent nearly 68,000 cancers per year.
Postgraduate Medicine, January 2015

Denver Chiropractor Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center and this week’s 1-Page Health News

We are in the very final stages of our office remodel, and I’m happy to say that all of our treatment rooms are open again. During the construction, there were a few weeks where we had just one treatment room, and that’s why it was tough for some of you to get in to see us. We are truly sorry about the inconvenience, but we are fully operational once again! So if you need us, call us 303.300.0424 (or reply to this email to get straight to Natalie at front desk.)

Here’s this week’s 1-Page Health News:

Mental Attitude: Your Speaking Skills May Be the Key to Making Things Happen.
Investigators at the University of Chicago report that your voice may be instrumental in advancing your career. In the study, researchers found that evaluators were more moved to action by well-spoken pitches than well-written submissions.
Journal of Psychological Science, February 2015

Health Alert: New Data on E-Cigarette Use Among College Students.
Surveys completed by nearly 1,400 college students show that 30% have at least tried e-cigarettes. Among current e-cigarette users, 87% previously used another nicotine product and nearly 35% used other non-cigarette tobacco products during the previous month. The data also show that students who use e-cigarettes tend to have average or below-average grades.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, April 2015

Diet: Salt Intake May Affect More Than Your Blood Pressure.
A new study warns that eating too much salt may damage your blood vessels, heart, kidneys, and brain, even if you don’t develop high blood pressure. Researchers say that even if people do not develop high blood pressure, excessive salt consumption can lead to reduced function of the inner lining of blood vessels, enlargement of the left ventricle of the heart, kidney function issues, and damage to the sympathetic nervous system.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, March 2015

Exercise: Can Exercise Improve Your Child’s Math Grades?
After performing physical fitness tests on 273 elementary school students, Indian researchers found that those with the greatest levels of aerobic fitness scored 8-11% higher on math tests than their least fit peers, even after adjusting for gender, socioeconomic status, and weight status. Because physical fitness could elevate a student’s grade from a C to a B or a B to an A, the researchers recommend educators and policymakers look for opportunities to promote physical activity during the school day.
PLOS ONE, March 2015

Chiropractic: Sitting Increases Back Pain Risk?
While most people think of back pain as resulting from strenuous physical activity, a new study finds that the more time an individual spends sitting each day at both home and work, the greater their risk for a back injury. In the study, researchers found that among a group of 201 blue-collar workers, those who spent the most time sitting on their average day were three times more likely to experience back pain when compared with those who sit the fewest hours on a given day.
PLOS ONE, March 2015

Wellness/Prevention: Insufficient Sleep Linked to Overnight Increases in Blood Pressure.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that individuals who don’t sleep enough hours experience a rise in blood pressure and an elevated heart rate when they do sleep, the opposite of what occurs in those who get sufficient quality sleep. Researcher Dr. Naima Covassin explains, “We know high blood pressure, particularly during the night, is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, and Americans typically do not get enough sleep. For the first time, we demonstrated that insufficient sleep causes increases in nighttime blood pressure and dampens nocturnal blood pressure dipping by using a controlled study that mimics the sleep loss experienced by many people.”
Mayo Clinic, March 2015

Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center