Living Well Blog

July 14, 2017
Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person.

Ingredients

2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
July 11, 2017
At age 61, Oscar Mestas didn’t have any obvious symptoms of cardiovascular disease. His cholesterol and blood pressure were normal. And he was physically active—he spent his career as an urban forester for the Texas Forest Service. Hiking and backpacking were part of his job. In his spare time, he… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 22, 2017
Experts are predicting a longer, more severe tick season this summer, which may trigger an outbreak of tick-borne illnesses. In particular, researchers are worried about an uptick in Lyme disease and Powassan virus, a rare condition that  can cause brain inflammation. 

While Lyme… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 21, 2017
Until a few years ago, millennials were the driving force behind sales of Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar and other so-called energy drinks. But that trend has been changing. In fact, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers are now significant consumers of the highly caffeinated beverages.

While energy… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 20, 2017
Zika may be public enemy number one when it comes to mosquito-borne viruses, but it’s not the only threat these insects pose. Other mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria and Chikungunya also worry public health officials. Why are mosquitoes suddenly such a public… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
May 15, 2017
Did you know that dietary potassium, found in fruits and vegetables like bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach can help control blood pressure?  

Research shows that too little potassium can increase your risk of hypertension and stroke. But studies also show that people who have high… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
May 14, 2017
You're probably aware of the dangers associated with smoking and second-hand smoke. But so-called third-hand smoke, the chemical residue left behind on surfaces and clothing after smoking tobacco products, may also be a health risk--particularly to children--according to a study published in … See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
April 17, 2017
Hepatitis C is a global epidemic. And baby boomers are especially likely to have the disease, according to the University of Michigan Health System. They are five times more likely to have been exposed to the infection than other age groups. In fact, baby boomers comprise 75 percent of adults with… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
April 13, 2017
It’s probably no surprise that older Americans between the ages of 65 and 79 are prescribed more medications than young adults. But did you know the average senior gets… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
February 17, 2017
Every time you see your doctor, there’s a good chance someone takes your blood pressure. Why? Blood pressure readings can help your doctor understand what is going on in your body. For instance, high blood pressure indicates a risk for cardiovascular disease and kidney failure; very low blood… See more
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