opioid overdose risk higher than car crash

Odds of dying by opioid overdose higher than car crash, analysis finds

Opioid Overdose Death Risk Higher Than Car Crash The crisis surrounding opioid addiction and deaths has been around for several years. Not only is the opioid crisis still with us, opioids are winning. Opioid overdose risk of death is higher than car crashes now. For the first time, Americans’ odds of dying from an accidental …

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reducing statins

One cardiologist’s mission to reduce statin use for cholesterol – CNN

Reducing Statins It’s not often enough that physicians question the way they practice. It is even more rare for a cardiologist to question the fundamentals of her protocols and argue for reducing statins. In fact, Dr. Elizabeth Klodas makes that case that there must be more attention paid to food patients consume instead of prescribing pills …

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china junk food

How Chummy Are Junk Food Giants and China’s Health Officials? They Share Offices. – The New York Times

China Junk Food   Modern lifestyle challenges are descending on China. While China’s junk food consumption has not reached Western proportions, there are forces at work to get them there. Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health …

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Red Meat Hurts Gut Health

Link Between Red Meat and Heart Health Happens in the Gut, Study Finds – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Red Meat Hurts Gut Health A new study has highlighted additional concerns that red meat hurts gut health. Long known for fats and cholesterol, red meat may produce additional interactions that impact gut health which can increase heart disease. For years we’ve been advised to go easy on the steak dinners, because research that has …

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whole grains lower diabetes risk

Can Adding More Whole Grains To Your Diet Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

whole grains lower diabetes risk They don’t just taste good but whole grains lower diabetes risk according to research with over 50,000 adults. Interestingly, the subjects were ages 50 to 65 which holds promise for correcting decades of bad lifestyle decisions. Not sure if you should add that loaf of rye bread or those rolled …

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Elderly Flexibility

Tenacity and flexibility help maintain psychological well-being, mobility in older people

Elderly Flexibility It is too easy to forget that older folks still have and need goals. Elderly flexibility in attaining those goals can be very important to a healthy lifestyle that gets elderly citizens up and moving, according to new research.  Older people who persistently strive for their goals, but at the same time are …

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Health Greater Than Fitness

Fitness industry booms, but we’re not getting fitter – Axios

Health Greater Than Fitness For most Americans, joining a health club is equal to getting healthy. New research highlights that health is greater than fitness. Unfortunately, the US healthcare system continues to focus on how much we exercise instead of what we eat, how we relate to other people, where we live, our financial stability …

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nada ear acupuncture

Wyoming’s Radical Openness to NADA Ear Acupuncture: Community Healing Model for Anyone with the Blues? | John Weeks, Integrator

NADA Ear Acupuncture A critical consideration often overlooked in healthcare is the potential benefit vs. the potential cost / harm. NADA ear acupuncture is low-cost and low-risk but may be part of helping relieve chronic challenges like “the Blues”. The state of Wyoming has embraced this approach where “regular” people can be part of providing …

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Hazelnut Health Benefits

Hazelnut Health Benefits: Vitamin E and Magnesium – mindbodygreen

Hazelnut Health Benefits Food as Medicine research continues and most recently has found hazelnut health benefits. It is also important to remember the gut microbiome. While we can isolate specific vitamins and minerals the health benefits may actually come from far more complex interactions of many nutrients and trillions of gut flora. A new study …

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