Brain Health: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Dementia

By Dr. Bradley C. Shapero One in every seven Americans older than 71 years of age has some form of dementia, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. More than 24 million people worldwide have some form of dementia, and by the year 2040, it is estimated that without new medical options that number could reach a staggering 84 million. However, new research has proven that you can do some things now at any age to prevent becoming another statistic. Read on to learn what you can do, starting today, to reduce your risk of developing dementia. Exercise your mind. Leisure activities that sweat the brain, such as board games, crossword puzzles, writing, dancing, playing musical instruments, and reading are proven to stave off the development of dementia. Obtaining higher levels of education also is shown to correlate with a delayed presentation of dementia; although once developed, progression is not slowed. Whatever you do, do not spend hours...
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Improvement in a Child with Autism Following Chiropractic

In the July 6, 2017, issue of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health is a case report documenting the improvement of autism symptoms in a child after undergoing chiropractic care. The study describes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a set of developmental disabilities that can lead to significant social, behavioral and communication restrictions. The word spectrum refers to a variety of symptoms associated with autism, which affect skills at various levels of impairment. The number of ASD diagnosed children is increasing worldwide. In the U.S., it is estimated that the number of children with ASD is 1 in 68. This has increased over a four-year period from what was estimated at 1 in 88 children. This problem is much more prevalent in boys as the numbers show that at the age of eight, approximately 1 in 42 boys have ASD compared to 1 in 189 girls. ASD adds a financial...
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Reduction of Labor and Delivery Time Due to Chiropractic Care

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study on April 3, 2017, documenting the case of a woman who experienced a shorter and easier birth due to chiropractic care. This improvement was compared to her first pregnancy and delivery where she did not receive any chiropractic care. The study begins by noting that chiropractic care has been involved in the care of pregnant women since the early days of the profession over a century ago. The authors note that over 76% of practicing chiropractors report that the care of pregnant women is a part of their practices. This care is rendered for both musculoskeletal issues related to pregnancy as well as care for overall wellness during pregnancy. In this study, a 28-year-old woman went to the chiropractor for evaluation and possible care. She sought chiropractic for a pain in her tailbone area as well as for wellness care....
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