Living Well Blog

March 22, 2019
Every year in the U.S., there are well over 700,000 new heart attacks and 335,000 repeat heart attacks. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Everyone can take simple steps to reduce the risk of heart disease. And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. While some heart disease risk factors are out of… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 15, 2019
How many push-ups can you do? It may sound like an arbitrary question, but it turns out the number of push-ups you can do may be tied to your future risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in JAMA Network… See more
March 15, 2019
When it comes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), members in MDVIP-affiliated practices know a lot. That was one positive takeaway from a national survey of consumers’ understanding of CVD recently conducted by MDVIP and Ipsos.  For example, most members knew that, in addition to cholesterol levels,… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
March 15, 2019
Many of my patients are concerned about heart disease -- and with good reason. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, despite having effective tools to help detect and prevent it.  What’s even more of a head-scratcher is that our understanding of heart disease prevention far out-… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 13, 2019
For many, yoga is the ultimate low-impact exercise. But yoga isn’t for everyone. Read on to find out if yoga is really right for you. Good: It’s easy on your joints. 
Yoga can help improve strength, balance and coordination without putting a lot of pressure on joints. And it… See more
March 8, 2019
When it comes to your heart health, you probably know some of the most important numbers to watch for: blood pressure, weight, cholesterol – especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol. Did you know you should also keep tabs on your triglycerides to help prevent your risk of… See more
March 5, 2019
It’s not exactly news: Heart disease and depression, two of the most common chronic conditions in America, are also linked to each other. Researchers, who have been looking at the connection for decades, know that at least one-fourth of all heart disease patients have depression – many are… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 4, 2019
Over the last decade, experts have told us getting seven to eight hours of sleep every night can help protect us against heart disease. Ever wondered why? Researchers think they might have the answer. Healthy, sound sleep triggers a mechanism designed to protect your arteries, according to a study… See more
By Janet Tiberian
February 14, 2019
Stress -- you can’t escape it. And it can wreak havoc on blood pressure. Exercise, meditation and hobbies are common, effective stress busters. So is having a social support system of friends and relatives. But if they’re not available,… See more
February 8, 2019
This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and only dirties one bowl! Not quite as easy as boxed cake mixes, but those often contain trans fats. Our simple "from scratch" recipe gives you a home-baked cake with healthful canola oil and whole-wheat flour. Ingredients… See more
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