Living Well Blog

Almost half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only a small percent actually achieves them. In fact, about 80 percent of resolutions fall by the wayside by February.  Why do so many people give up? Some experts chalk it up to a lack of motivation. Remedies include setting up a… See more
Exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, managing weight, controlling stress and avoiding tobacco can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But sometimes genetics trump even the healthiest of lifestyles. You can do everything right and still be diagnosed with coronary artery… See more
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably aware of how difficult it can be to manage. You may struggle keeping your A1c levels in line despite exercising, managing your weight, eating a healthy diet and taking a prescription medication.

Cause of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is caused by… See more
Stress is a part of our everyday lives. Oddly enough, some of it can be positive, driving you to perform better and achieve more. But for the most part, it gets a bad rap and deservedly so -- stress-related conditions account for 75 to 90 percent of appointments to primary care doctors. 

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Low estrogen levels in women can cause weight gain, mood swings and headaches. It also raises the risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia. And in men it may raise body fat, lower sex drive and contribute to erectile dysfunction.  Seems awful. But there is one bright spot –… See more
Low testosterone, commonly referred to as low T, can cause a wide range of health issues for both men and women. It’s tied to erectile issues and difficulty concentrating in men, as well as low libido, fertility problems, weight gain, muscle and bone loss, depression, osteoporosis and type 2… See more
Low levels of estrogen and testosterone play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among Americans. The link is to the most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD develops when cholesterol and other substances accumulate along… See more
Many Americans take metformin. Most of them have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (the drug is also occasionally used to treat type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes). Although you may not love taking metformin, there is a bright side: The drug may… See more
Have you seen the recent study on low-dose aspirins? It’s gotten a lot of media attention because it contradicts conventional wisdom that low-dose aspirin therapy helps prevent heart attacks.  For years, doctors have recommended daily low-dose aspirin therapy for patients with or at risk for… See more
Fall Open Enrollment Period for Medicare kicks off October 15th. This is the time of year when current Medicare enrollees can select or change Medicare benefits. If you’re on a Medicare plan, evaluate your current plan to make sure the coverage and costs fit your needs. To help you, your Medicare… See more
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