Living Well Blog

By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 14, 2022
Have you ever volunteered for a good cause? If yes, how did it make you feel? Did it boost your mood? What about when you donated to your favorite charity? It turns out volunteering and giving are two activities associated with good health and longevity.  Let’s focus on volunteering first.

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By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 14, 2022
Does your life have meaning? Does it have purpose? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: Studies show that having a purpose can lead to better health outcomes. That’s the bottom line, but from there it gets a little murky. Let’s start with how we define what gives us meaning or purpose in… See more
December 8, 2021
For most of us, the term “early death” isn’t scientific. It simply describes death that occurs unexpectedly early: in children, of course, but also their parents and anyone else in the so-called prime of their lives.  Public health experts offer a clearer definition, and the age cutoff may… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 2, 2021
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2020
Mediterranean diet has been linked to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. One reason it works is by altering gut bacterium linked to healthy aging and lower inflammation in older people, according to a study published the BMJ… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2018
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2018
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 23, 2018
What's your risk for dementia and how can you lower it? Find answers in our brain health center. Gray hairs, wrinkles and an expanding waist line are common visual signs of aging. But there are also many hidden signs, like brain shrinkage.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 13, 2018
If you’ve been a loyal patient of your primary care physician, here’s some good news: Patients who continuously use the same primary care doctor live longer, according to a recent study published in BMJ Open journal. Results also… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 18, 2018
When it comes to aging, there are no magic pills. But a new study is shining light on a supplement that may help reverse aging in your blood vessels.  MitoQ -- an anti-aging supplement and pharmaceutical grade antioxidant -- may reverse vascular aging in older adults by as much as 15 to 20 years,… See more
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