John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Parents sue over teen’s caffeine powder death Prom king Logan Stiner died of a caffeine overdose just days before his high school graduation last May, and now his parents are suing. Kate and Dennis Stiner have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against companies that manufacture and distribute caffeine powder, including Amazon.com and Hard Rhino. “This is pharmaceutical-grade caffeine powder that is advertised, marketed, and delivered across the country, and just a small difference in dosage is the difference between life and death,” their attorney, Brian Balser, tells WKYC. An autopsy showed more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system, as much as 23 times the amount found in that of a typical coffee or soda drinker.
WELLNESS: Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money and Health Research suggests you never fully adjust your circadian rhythm to the hour shift associated with daylight savings time (DST). Losing an hour of sleep may increase your risk for a heart attack over the following three days, due to the compromising effect sleep deprivation has on immune function, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein. Suggestions are given for mitigating the adverse effects of the time change, including getting up 30 minutes earlier on the weekend, avoiding electronics, and getting bright sun exposure in the early morning.
CHIROPRACTIC: 4 Perils of Poor Posture Slump away at your desk, scrunch your shoulders to type another text message, bend and lift without protecting your back – what harm can it do? Pain: The No. 1 consequence of poor posture is pain, and it can manifest anywhere from the neck down to the low back / pelvis and even further. Attitude: Try this quick test and you’ll immediately notice how poor posture can impact your attitude / mood: First, in a standing position, roll your shoulders in toward your chest, letting your spine “round.” How do you feel? Now do the opposite – expand your chest, pull back your shoulders and stand up tall. Which feels better? Which makes you feel confident, ready to take on the world? Stress: Poor posture compresses your lungs / organs, leading to shallow breathing, which leads to stress. It makes perfect sense: What’s the first rule when you’re stressed out? Take a deep, full breath or two. Major health issues: Stress isn’t the only consequence of shallow breathing; reduced lung function means vital organs including the heart and brain don’t receive adequate oxygenated blood, especially over time. The long-term result: an increased risk of heart / cardiovascular disease.
FUNNY BONES: When I call a family meeting I turn off the house wifi and wait for them all to come running.@@ That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is “act natural, you’re innocent”.@@Life is all about perspective. The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the ship’s kitchen.
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