Living Well Blog

By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
February 27, 2024
Here’s one doctor’s prescription for what patients can do to avoid burnout.Healthcare can be a real headache that’s causing many Americans to avoid going to the doctor -- and that’s not healthy.An… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 18, 2023
It’s mid-summer, 90 degrees and humid, but you want to work out and you prefer doing it outdoors. Treadmills really aren’t your thing – you feel like a hamster walking or running on one.  You’re probably aware summer heat raises your risk for sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat… See more
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… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 15, 2023
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a 23 percent higher chance of having a heart attack than patients with normal guts, according to a study presented at an American College of Cardiology meeting. IBD is an umbrella term for conditions that involve chronic inflammation of the… See more
By Sean Kelley
November 17, 2022
The food most of us eat could be slowly killing us. The Western diet, laden with sugary processed foods and red meats, is one of the top reasons the American life span had declined  in recent years. This type of diet raises our risk for overall death as well death from heart disease and cancer… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 17, 2022
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 16, 2022
What's the best exercise for stroke victims? Patients may have a new tool to help them recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke: seated Tai chi. A new study has demonstrated the ancient Chinese martial art is a beneficial form of rehab.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 11, 2022
The eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also the windows to our health. 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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 20, 2022
The topic is surprisingly polarizing among nutritionists, foodies and many health advocates. What are seed oils? Are seed oils bad for you? 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… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 19, 2022
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.

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