COPD Affects Approximately 16 Million Americans, Making Breathing Difficult
““Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe chronic lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and is characterized by breathlessness. Some people with COPD also experience tiredness and chronic cough with or without mucus,” said Army Maj. (Dr.) Nikhil Huprikar, chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).”

Plant-based dietary patterns defined by a priori indices and colorectal cancer risk by sex and race/ethnicity: the Multiethnic Cohort Study
“Plant-based diets assessed by a priori indices are associated with health outcomes. This study investigated the associations between pre-defined indices of plant-based diets and risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and evaluated whether the association varies by sex, race and ethnicity, and anatomic subsite of tumors.”

Dr. Sebi Diet Review
“The Dr. Sebi alkaline diet is a plant-based eating pattern that strongly emphasizes consuming alkaline foods and branded supplements. This diet might be suitable for individuals who are already adjusted to plant-based eating, but for people new to alkaline veganism, this eating plan may prove too expensive or limiting in terms of acceptable food choices and dietary rules.”

USDA Proposes Science Driven Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC | What They’re Saying
“Proposed changes promote nutrition security and maternal and child health, increase flexibility for participants”

UC Health launches new Long COVID education resource to expand access to care
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a mass-disabling event that has led to long-term consequences for patients, health care providers and California’s health care system. With potentially one in five COVID-19 patients affected by Long COVID — also known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) — it is urgent for health care providers to understand the best ways of providing effective and timely screening for patients with post-COVID symptoms, managing symptoms and making specialty referrals.”

Move Faster, Live Longer? A Little More Effort Goes a Long Way
“Nov. 30, 2022 – If there’s one public health message Americans have heard loud and clear, it’s this one: Move more. Take more steps. Spend more time doing physical activity – at least 150 minutes a week, according to the latest guidelines. But hearing the message doesn’t mean we act on it. A whopping 25% of Americans don’t get any physical activity beyond what they do in their job, according to a CDC survey. A new study suggests a different approach: You don’t have to do more. Just do what you’re already doing, but with a little more effort.”

DASH diet’s impact differs based on race and gender
“Study finds it reduces 10-year cardiovascular risk score by 14% among Black adults vs. 3% among non-Black adults.”

Guideline addresses use of integrative therapies for cancer-related pain management
“A new clinical practice guideline jointly published by ASCO and Society for Integrative Oncology addresses the potential role of integrative pain management techniques in management of cancer-related pain in adults.”

The Lifestyle Factors That Ease — and Worsen — ADHD Symptoms in Children
“What helps ADHD in children? What worsens symptoms? Lifestyle and environmental factors — from diet, sleep, and exercise to stress, screen time, and behavior management — have an impact roughly equal to that of ADHD medications, according to ADDitude readers who rated the most potent treatments in a recent webinar.”

Prenatal Wellness Classes Cut Moms’ Depression in Half Up to 8 Years Later
“A low-cost, prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, a new UC San Francisco study finds.”

Is There a Cure for Eczema?
“There isn’t currently an eczema cure. However, up to 80% of children with the condition will outgrow it by the time they become adults.1 People with eczema also experience periods of remission, where symptoms disappear temporarily.2 The best way to treat eczema is by using medications, alternative treatments and lifestyle changes.”

A neuroscientist shares the 3 exercises she does to stop stress and anxiety—in ‘just a few minutes’
“During stressful situations, our brain can feel like our worst enemy, causing us to shut down with anxious thoughts or heart palpitations. Intense anxiety activates the sympathetic nervous system, a network of nerves that trigger the “fight or flight” response to perceived danger. But instead of protecting us, it is sometimes inconvenient — for example, if you’re at a job interview and trying to impress a potential future employer.”

What Are the Benefits of Calisthenics?
“Use your body weight to build muscle and burn calories — no equipment required!”

USDA Launches New Virtual Nutrition Center of Excellence
“WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its new Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health) in support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot effort to end cancer as we know it. This new virtual center will accelerate research on diet-related chronic diseases, including cancer. A long-term goal of the center is to translate research into impactful solutions that improve public health and wellbeing, particularly in underserved communities.”