Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
The American diet is notorious for processed meals, salty foods and sugary drinks. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans eat too many refined grains and sugars and not enough fruits and vegetables, according to an NPR poll conducted in 2016. Baby boomers are no exception. While they have been… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
You’re sneezing, coughing and long for your bed. Is it a cold, which will probably clear up in a couple of days? Or is it the flu, which will sideline you for weeks? As many as 20 percent of Americans catch the flu annually, leading to about 200,000 hospitalizations and between 3,000 and 4,000… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
Influenza, commonly referred to “the flu” is a highly contagious respiratory virus with many different strains. Flu shots are an obvious strategy to help prevent the flu, yet only about 40 percent of Americans get a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… See more
January 12, 2018
Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe. Ingredients 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil,… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
January 12, 2018
Sugar is toxic. No, it won’t kill in seconds like cyanide does, but it does kill – in a slow, insidious manner. Sugar is linked to a wide variety of… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
You probably crave salty food from time to time -- whether it’s crunchy potato chips or a slice of pizza. A wide range of variables can trigger a salt craving, throwing a monkey wrench into your diet. But there’s good news: Eating spicy foods can curb your salt cravings, according to a study… See more
January 9, 2018
This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.  Ingredients 12 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops (see… See more
January 2, 2018
Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In our recipe for Spaghetti Genovese we give pesto a nutritional boost by adding spinach and toss it all together with fiber-rich whole-wheat pasta for a warm, comforting weeknight meal. Serve with… See more
January 2, 2018
This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make it hearty enough for dinner.  Ingredients     24 dried shiitake or black Chinese mushrooms (2-3 ounces)     2 carrots, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks     2 8-ounce cans bamboo… See more
December 28, 2017
Not sure when you should get vaccinated as an adult? Use this chart as a guide, but always ask your primary care physician which vaccines are appropriate for you.  
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