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Today’s Health Headlines

 

Running shoes with more “cushion” may cause  more injuries

Researchers would rather have us put our weight on the ball of the foot rather than heel to lower our “impact loading rate”.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/21/trainers-less-cushioning-padding-loading-rate-running-reduce-injury-study

Dementia rates have dropped 24%

On behalf of all of us medical providers, your welcome.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2016/11/21/dementia-rates-are-dropping-even-population-ages/Fe0oJI5kInEvwOmz0iSweO/story.html

Macho men may suffer from more health woes

According to this study “men who strongly conformed to masculine norms were not only more likely to have poor mental health but also also less likely to seek mental health treatment.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161121130641.htm

Asthma exacerbated in school children by mice

Mice allergens appeared to be the most inflammatory for school children over dog/cat/dust mite allergens found in classrooms. So measures parents take at home are not enough if kids are being exposed to allergens at school.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/11/21/the-disturbing-airborne-allergen-in-schools-that-may-be-exacerbating-your-kids-asthma/

 

What is safe for our pets to eat this Thanksgiving?

We need to be careful as our dogs and cats go around the table begging for table treats.  Here’s a quick list of do’s and don’ts for your pets.

https://doctordaliah.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/thanksgiving-foods-your-pets-can-and-cannot-eat/

Driver fatigue and sleep apnea blamed for NJ Hoboken fatal crash

Many train, car and truck accidents have been attributed to the above.  Commercial DOT physicals have become stricter if a driver wants to get certified.
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/us_to_ask_railroads_to_address_worker_fatigue.html

Zika downgraded from “World Health Emergency”

The WHO no longer deems the Zika epidemic a world health emergency. However cases are rising in Florida and in other countries, such as Brazil, they are not ready to downgrade just yet.

E-cigs may poorly affect gums and teeth as much as cigarettes.
If this holds true than the inflammation may also affect the heart as tobacco products do

http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/e-cigarettes-yellow-teeth-study/

HDL (good cholesterol) may not be so “good” afterall
This one study found HDL to actually increase inflammation.  I don’t buy it….
 
CDC reveals top five causes of death (many preventable)
2/3 of deaths in America are caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory illness (COPD, pneumonia, asthma) or accidents

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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