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Issue 15 - September 17, 2022

It's starting to feel like Fall! Introducing the newest issue of the bi-weekly newsletter, For the Health of It. In each issue, we cover broad spectrums of health, wellness, and even a little science. We're also sprinkling in a few of our favorite news articles that have been circulating recently.

This issue features some really interesting stories as well as an article about having a healthy relationship with the news, something we all need to be aware of and actively pursuing. Remember - mental health is still your health!

Take care of yourself today!



Celebrity Health Rumors Debunked

We have long been fascinated by the bizarre health fads of celebrities, from Michael Jackson's oxygen chamber to Demi Moore's 'leech therapy'.

Many of these health fads have all been dismissed as utter nonsense by health professionals.


This Week's Health Hack

Exercise your brain regularly with challenges like puzzles.

By the time you reach 45, your brain will be losing 50,000 cells a day from the cerebral cortex — but keeping your mind stimulated can help to preserve your cognitive function. So, whether it’s doing a Sudoku puzzle, a memory game or a quiz, or embarking on something more challenging such as learning a new language, always continue to give your brain fresh challenges.


This week in Genetics

Karen Douthitt (left) and her two of her older sisters, Susie Gilliam (center), and June Ward (right) each took a test for the genetic mutation presenilin 1 after their mom got Alzheimer's disease in her early 60s. Each child of a parent with this mutation has a 50% chance of inheriting it. Read on for the full story.


Now in the News

Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.

We all do it — reach for the phone first thing in the morning to check the news. And no wonder, with all that has happened in the world over the past few years. But might this habit be harming our health? Read on to gauge the evidence and experts to find out what we can do to prevent becoming overwhelmed by the news.

New research offers yet another reason why Americans should cut back on their soda consumption: Drinking too many sugary beverages may increase the risk of death from cancer.