Living Well Blog

If you smoke, you already know it’s dangerous. It’s the leading cause of preventable disease and contributes to one of every five deaths in the United States every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The real discussion is about quitting. About 70 percent… See more
As you know, getting consistent, good quality sleep is crucial for your health. Sleep deprivation raises your… See more
Patients may have a new tool to help them recover from the debilitating effects: Seated Tai Chi. A new study has demonstrated the ancient Chinese martial art is a beneficial form of rehab. Ischemic strokes… See more
The eyes are the window to the soul. But they’re also the windows to our health. And while most Americans fear losing their vision more than other serious ailments like cancer, stroke and heart disease, they know a lot less about eye health than they think they do, according to a 2020 Harris Poll.… See more
Americans are sleep deprived. Disordered sleep, whether it be driven by a health issue, work conditions or lifestyle, is a widespread problem in the U.S. As many as one in three adults don’t get enough sleep, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poor sleep leads to… See more
But you can also boost your life span with something you probably haven’t thought of – optimism. A growing body of research links higher levels of optimism with a longer lifespan.
Yes, as you go through life, you’ll endure trials and tribulations that affect your outlook. Poor health… See more
According to a recent study, if  you want to live longer and you’re a heavy drinker, reducing your consumption could help improve your health conditions. People age differently, largely due to microscopic parts of our anatomy at the end of our chromosomes called telomeres. In simplest terms,… See more
The topic is surprisingly polarizing among nutritionists, foodies and many health advocates. Are cooking oils made from seeds like canola or soy healthy and safe? The oils, which have been a staple of western diets for more than 100 years (oil made from soybeans goes back thousands of years in… See more
Over the last decade, health experts have been singing the praises of plant-based diets – as they should. Plant-based diets are credited with: Reducing inflammation Improving kidney function Lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

Should I Eat A Plant-Based Diet?…

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Only about 20 percent of Americans have optimal heart health, according to a new study, which may help explain why heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. A research team led by… See more
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