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May Health News Review

May 6, 2015

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Dr. Arnold's Latest Pitching Newsletter - The Pitch Revisited, Part 4

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#5 - Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners - ScienceDaily April 26, 2015

"U.S. kindergartners watched an average of 3.3 hours of TV a day. Both kindergartners and first-graders who watched one to two hours or more than two hours daily had significantly higher body mass indexes than those who watched less than 30 minutes or 30-60 minutes a day..."

#4 - Babies as young as six months using mobile media - ScienceDaily April 25, 2015

"The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of entertainment media such as televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets by children under age 2."

#3 - Can Orange Glasses Help You Sleep Better? NY Times April 7, 2015

"Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep...A Swiss study of 13 teenage boys...showed that when the boys donned orange-tinted the evening for a week, they felt “significantly more sleepy” than when they wore clear glasses."

#2 - Eating out = high blood pressure? - ScienceDaily April 10, 2015

"Professor Tazeen Jafar's team surveyed 501 university-going young adults aged 18 to 40 years in Singapore...including meals eaten away from home and physical activity levels...pre-hypertension was found in 27.4% of the total population, and 38% ate more than 12 meals away from home per week...even eating one extra meal out, raised the odds of prehypertension by 6%."

#1 - Flaxseed Further Helps Medication Improve Cholesterol Levels - NOW Foods April 15, 2015

30 grams of milled flaxseed "lowers total and LDL cholesterol in patients with peripheral artery disease and has additional LDL cholesterol–lowering capabilities when used in conjunction with cholesterol-lowering medications.”

Testimonial of the month:

"I was referred to Dr. Arnold being told that his abilities may help my 20 yr. old son who was struggling with foot injuries for over a year and a half. We had already been to several physical therapists, two orthopedic surgeons and a chiropractor. I thought how could a 'pitching doc' be of help for a runner with a chronic tendon injury of the foot? I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only was Dr. Arnold receptive to his injury he knew right away what needed to be done...Dr. Arnold had him back to running by the end of the week, eating much better and added in additional supplementation. His level of caring and knowledge was amazing. We can not be more grateful to Dr. Arnold for doing what he knows best and we will certainly continue to use his services and will not casually recommend him but insist that anyone with an issue get into his office and include his treatment on your road to recovery." -Diane, Setauket

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