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Jane's Blog Work Fatigue

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Jane's Blog Work Fatigue

Fatigue at work can affect your ability to think clearly, perform efficiently, feel mentally and physically stable and increases the likelihood of health problems, accidents, injuries and sometimes death. People who are fatigued often don’t recognize how fatigued they really are and continue to push their limits rather than resolving the problem. There are many reasons people are tired at work: Sleep issues, stress, diet, health problems, medications, depression, and too many responsibilities to name a few. SLEEP: Inadequate sleep diminishes our body’s ability to recharge, repair and recover physically and mentally. Chronic stress wears the adrenal glands (energy glands)...

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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

A study reported in the February 15th, 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. A study published in the November 2019 European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggested the same. Six studies were included, which contained a total of 166,146 participants. The overall result demonstrated a significant increase in dementia risk with proton pump inhibitors use. Research published in the 2020 medical journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, from the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society in Sweden shows that...

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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

More than 6 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure, which is caused by many conditions that damage the heart muscle. It’s the most common diagnosis in hospitalized patients over age 65. One in nine deaths has heart failure as a contributing cause. Congestive heart failure (CHF) (also called heart failure) is a serious progressive condition in which the heart muscle is less able to contract or is structurally limited in its ability to fill with blood. As a result, the heart’s pumping action can’t keep up with the body’s demand. Blood returns to the heart faster...

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Jane's Blog Brain Health

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Jane's Blog Brain Health

Persistent memory and cognitive decline are becoming an ever-growing problem. The Alzheimer’s Association estimated 6.5 million (about 1 in 9) Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older and almost two-thirds are women. A new study was published Feb. 3, 2022 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association reports that the brains of a small sample of patients who died of COVID display some of the same molecular changes found in the brains of people...

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Jane's Blog Spinal Stenosis

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Jane's Blog Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spaces in your spine, can compress your spinal cord and nerve roots exiting each vertebra. Symptoms include back and/or neck pain, and numbness, tingling and weakness in your arms and legs. As people age, the ligaments of the spine can thicken and harden (called calcification). Bones and joints may also enlarge, and bone spurs (called osteophytes) may form. Bulging or herniated discs are also common. Spondylolisthesis (the slipping of one vertebra onto another) also occurs and leads to compression. When these conditions occur in the spinal area, they can cause the spinal canal to narrow,...

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