John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Few US adults meet fruit, vegetable intake guidelines Less than 15 percent of U.S. adults eat enough fruits daily to meet federal recommendations, but the numbers are even worse in some states, dipping as low as 7.5 percent in Tennessee, according to a new study. Even fewer adults eat enough vegetables to meet recommendations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found. Overall, in 2013, half of respondents consumed fruit less than once per day and vegetables less than 1.7 times per day. Fruit consumption was lowest in Tennessee, with about seven percent of people meeting the recommendation, and highest in California, with 17.7 percent meeting the recommendation, Moore’s team writes in CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The proportion of Americans meeting vegetable recommendations ranged from 5.5 percent in Mississippi to 13 percent in California.
WELLNESS: Magnetic pulses may ease ringing in the ears People with tinnitus – a ringing or other “phantom” sounds in their ears – may benefit from a treatment that sends electromagnetic pulses into the brain, suggests a new study. Transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS) is not currently available for the average person with tinnitus, but the study’s lead author hopes it will someday be used along with existing therapies like hearing aids and symptom management strategies. For the new study of 64 people with significant ringing in their ears, the researchers randomly assigned half the participants to receive 2,000 TMS pulses during sessions over 10 consecutive business days. The other half of the participants received sham TMS. The sessions lasted approximately 35 minutes each. Overall, 56 percent of participants receiving TMS improved by the end of the 10 sessions, compared to 22 percent of the participants who received sham TMS. “Some people responded quite well,” Folmer said. “We were surprised they maintained their improvement throughout the six months of follow-up. I thought if people showed an improvement it would be short-lived.”
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Shoulder problems most shoulder problems, even rotary cuff injuries (as long as there is not a complete tear in the tendon or muscle), respond well to chiropractic care. The cause of shoulder problems can be inflammation or injury of the connective tissue, misalignment of the structures that make up the shoulder, muscle imbalance that coordinates the shoulders movements, electrical issues that can affect muscle incoordination including misalignments in the neck. A lot of shoulder problems can respond immediately to treatment though some take time in order for healing to be accomplished. If you or somebody you know suffers from a shoulder problem talk to me or have your friend call our office. Chiropractic first, drug second, surgery last.
FUNNY BONE: I asked my North Korean friend how it was there, he said he couldn’t complain.### I was wondering why does a frisbee appear larger the closer it gets…. then it hit me.### Exaggerations went up by a million percent last year.
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