Living Well Blog

If you like to run, cycle or hike outside, you have indoor options when winter hits. However, if you are a die-hard outdoor exerciser or winter athlete, who chooses to power through the freezing temperatures, gusty wind, ice and snow, you may want to adopt a few measures to protect your lungs.  “… See more
With winter in full swing, you probably find yourself reaching for Chapstick® and body lotion more often. Winter’s dry, cold weather draws moisture away from the skin and can lead to winter itch -- a type of… See more
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in childhood. Typical signs include having difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors or being overly active. Although ADHD can span into adulthood, it was largely considered a childhood… See more
It’s the holiday season – a time of joy, cheer and heartburn. Mainstream holiday fare – high fat foods, alcohol and desserts – can trigger heartburn. Of course, heartburn isn’t just a holiday thing – many of us experience bad heartburn anytime we eat foods that are spicy or high in fat or drink… See more
Americans love salt. From shaking it on their food to gobbling up salty, prepackaged snacks to dining on sodium-rich restaurant food, it’s a staple of our diet. As a result, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt each day, despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending… See more
Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became available last December, Americans have been wondering which provides more protection: the vaccine or natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID-19?  The vaccine offers higher… See more
Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical achievements. They help cure infections like bronchitis, pink eye, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, UTIs, pneumonia, E. coli and salmonella. They can even help with secondary bacterial infections like ear, sinus and lung infections triggered by… See more
Chances are, your doctor is already screening you for atherosclerosis risk. They are probably keeping track of your cholesterol, blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. But even if these numbers are perfect, you may still have fatty deposits in your heart arteries, according to a new study. … See more
If you like walnuts, you’re going to go nuts over this: They may help lower your risk for heart disease. Coronary artery disease, the most common form of cardiovascular disease, when plaque builds up in your arteries. Elevated levels low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol,… See more
Type 2 diabetes has been an epidemic in the U.S. for more than a decade — 13 percent of American adults have diabetes and almost 35 percent are considered prediabetic, according to JAMA. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults -- the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and… See more
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