Weekly Health Update: Bone Demineralization

By Published On: April 29, 2013Categories: NJ Health and Wellness

Chiropractic: Bone Demineralization.
With lack of proper motion (joint immobilization), vertebral bone density will decrease if the vertebrae do not bear normal weight (think of osteoporosis). On the other hand, bone density will increase when coupled with lack of proper motion and the vertebrae bearing too much weight (think of degeneration and bone spurs).
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1992

Mental Attitude: Negativity Online.
Simply reading angry rants online can cause a negative mood shift within five minutes of doing so, even if you find them entertaining, interesting, or funny.
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, March 2013

Health Alert: Superbug Hits United States Hospitals!
Untreatable, antibiotic-resistant infections from a rare but life-threatening super bug are on the rise in United States hospitals. Early in 2012, close to 200 hospitals and long-term care facilities treated at least one person infected with bacteria from the Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) family, and 50% of patients who contract bloodstream CRE infections will die. These bacteria can spread among patients and on the hands of health care workers. This kind of transmission can produce new deadly infections for hospital patients, and potentially for normally healthy people as well. To date, nearly all CRE infections occur in people receiving medical care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or nursing homes.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2013

Diet: Olive Oil and Satiety.
Consuming olive oil as part of your normal diet may help increase satiety (the feeling of fullness) following a meal.
Technical University of Munich, March 2013

Exercise: More Reasons.
Exercise helps reduce and prevent the immediate symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, sleep disturbances, irritability) and decrease the long-term risks of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and obesity.
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996

Wellness/Prevention: Prevent Tobacco Deaths.
By the end of this century, tobacco smoking is projected to kill one billion people! To reduce the prevalence of smoking to less than 5% worldwide by 2048, world officials are attempting to implement plain packaging, high taxation, smoke-free public places, and educational non-smoking and stop smoking campaigns.
Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century, March 2013