Integrative Medicine Alert – July 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
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An observational study of more than 1,000 individuals aged 50 years and older with knee arthritis revealed that regular walking for exercise correlates with fewer reports of new knee pain and slower disease progression, as verified by radiographic evidence at eight-year follow-up.
Researchers studied English patients with an acute cardiovascular event who received an influenza vaccine in the same 12-month period and compared that to the 120-day period after vaccination and the rest of the year. They observed those vaccinated were less likely to experience an acute cardiovascular event for 120 days after vaccine vs. the rest of the year.
This study demonstrated that combined use of universal depression screening and MomMoodBooster2, a cognitive behavioral therapy-based e-health program, were effective tools for treating women with depression in the perinatal period.