Living Well Blog

Scientists have known for year that having type 2 raise your risk for dementia. In fact, scientists have considered using the term type 3 diabetes to describe Alzheimer’s disease – a debilitating form of dementia that progressively impairs cognitive health. Why? Dementia is very much influenced by… See more
Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have warned us that chronic conditions raise the risk for serious COVID-19 complications. Scientists have now pinpointed the four cardiometabolic disorders that have accounted for two-… See more
Osteoporosis is referred to as a silent disease because it often develops without you knowing it. Since you can’t feel bones weakening or becoming brittle, you may not realize you have osteoporosis until your first bone fracture.  About 54 million Americans struggle with debilitating osteoporosis… See more
You can’t turn on a television or scroll through a social media feed without reading about COVID-19. And while COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is dangerous and contagious — it’s not the leading cause of death in the United States. The reigning champ of deadly conditions… See more
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about catching COVID-19 and developing serious complications. People with type 2 are at higher risk for serious cases of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But if you’re… See more
Most of us appreciate the wisdom that comes with age, but not the gray hair. Age and genes are probably the most widely accepted reasons for hair color loss. But thyroid conditions and low vitamin B12 levels also can play a role, as can… See more
If you have asthma, there’s a good chance that you’ll be prescribed a steroidal medication to ease airway constriction, coughing and wheezing. However, taking steroid inhalers or tablets to manage asthma or treat flare-… See more
If you’ve had one of the three coronavirus vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news for you: You can get together with small groups of other people who have been fully vaccinated and ditch some precautions. That’s right: No mask, no social distancing.… See more
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture join forces to release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Accordingly, the 2020… See more
If you’re already vaccinated for COVID-19, you may feel like you’ve won the lottery. For those who got their shots early, that’s not a bad comparison. Through mid-February nearly 40 million Americans had received at least one dose of a vaccine.  But if you have been vaccinated or are about to be… See more
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