Living Well Blog

January 22, 2020
If you woke up with joint pain this morning, you could be among more than 50 million Americans with arthritis. While there are many types, they often share similar symptoms, including: Pain Stiffness Swelling Redness Decreased range of motion If any of these words describe one of more of your… See more
January 22, 2020
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 31 million Americans. It seems there are practically as many “natural remedies” that promise arthritis relief. Unfortunately, most of them, from copper bracelets to apple cider vinegar, don’t work. The good news is that there are a few science-backed, drug-free ways to… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 17, 2018
You may already know that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression are among the top risk factors for dementia. But so is being “skinny fat”, especially among older people… See more
May 7, 2018
Like most family physicians, I talk about sleep a lot with my patients. They tell me they can’t fall asleep or stay asleep or that they don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleep. Usually, these patients – especially those older than 65 – would like either a prescription for sleep medication… See more
March 26, 2018
There isn’t a magic bullet that can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there’s a diet may be the closest thing we have. It’s called the MIND diet, and it was designed by experts at Rush University Medical Center to slow down the brain changes that raise the risk of… See more
March 26, 2018
The various forms of dementia affect our memory, our ability to think and communicate and sometimes our ability to perform basic, everyday tasks. While there’s nothing we can do about some risk factors – like age and genetics – there are other risk factors that we can control. Here are four of them… See more
March 19, 2018
A recent survey found that more than 170 million Americans take supplements, and the number one reason is to improve health and wellness. But if you ask your primary care doctor which supplements are right for you, you’ll probably get a very short list – if you get any recommendations at all. One… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 17, 2018
The MIND diet, created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, seems to forestall Alzheimer’s disease, boost brain health and slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to a previous study. The MIND… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2017
It’s probably no surprise that older Americans between the ages of 65 and 79 are prescribed more medications than young adults. But did you know the average senior gets… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 29, 2016
As we age, many of us begin to worry about our cognitive health, which includes memory, language skills and reasoning. It's easy to attribute cognitive decline to routine memory glitches that are quite different. Let’s start by understanding the differences between the two; then we'll consider the… See more
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