Living Well Blog

June 16, 2023
Lab work, screenings and tests may be a hassle, but they can save your life. You’ll notice that your doctor will order some tests during certain periods of your life, while others will be ordered every year.  Here are the preventive screenings you’ll probably have during your life broken down into… See more
June 16, 2023
When it comes to aging, we can’t always avoid major health issues. But even if our genetics set us up for type 2 diabetes, for example, there are plenty of steps we can take to reduce our risk. Which preventive steps provide the biggest return on our effort?  Here’s where science suggests your… See more
May 16, 2023
It’s true that genetics plays a significant role in determining your risk of developing dementia. In fact, studies show that people with a parent or sibling suffering the disease are more likely to develop the condition, with an increased risk of 30 to 40 percent.  With Alzheimer’s disease – the… See more
May 16, 2023
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and, like Alzheimer’s, can cause decline in cognitive function, memory loss and difficulty performing complex tasks. While we currently have no known way to prevent Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia is largely… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
May 11, 2023
Living longer and healthier isn’t always about exercise and healthy eating. While these things are important and account for a huge part of our health span - the period of our lives we live without chronic conditions and mobility issues -- there are other factors that play a big role too, including… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2023
Is your doctor on your case to go to the gym? If yes, it’s because strength training helps prolong your life. In fact, the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a review 16 studies of that found just 30 to 60 minutes a week of… See more
January 18, 2023
The average American will live into their late 70s. While medical experts expect life spans to increase in the coming years — possibly to more than 100 years of age — they’re increasingly worried about our health spans. Health span is the period of our lives we live without debilitating diseases… See more
January 11, 2023
Let’s face facts – as we age, most of us become increasingly less active. For some people, it’s a lack of energy, while for others, old injuries and wear and tear on our bodies causes pain. Many older adults are sedentary, spending nine to 13 hours a day sitting, according to research. If you are… See more
January 11, 2023
Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of the joints that can cause debilitating pain. There are many types of arthritis; however, two of the most common include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). RA is an autoimmune disease and systemic condition in which the immune… See more
November 14, 2022
  What we eat profoundly influences how long and how well we live.  Hi, I’m Dr. Michael Roizen,… See more