Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
September 13, 2019
Vaping gained traction over the last 15 years because it seemed like a healthier – possibly even lifesaving -- alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes. And since electronic nicotine delivery systems such as vapes, vape pens, hookah pens, e-cigs, tank systems and mods don’t need ashtrays to… See more
September 13, 2019
We've all heard that wine is good for your heart. We've all heard wine and alcohol are bad for your heart. Confused over this seemingly contradictory information? You’re not alone. Over the last decade research, reported in reputable science journals, has found both to be true—the difference comes… See more
August 22, 2019
Two of the biggest questions for people who have suffered a heart attack or have heart disease are: Can sex cause a heart attack, and when is it okay to have sex after a heart attack?  Worrying about the strain sex can put on your cardiovascular system is a legitimate concern. And while enjoying… See more
August 16, 2019
The answer to this question is not simple because we’re currently at a pivotal moment in the research and thinking on how much alcohol is OK to drink and if it might even have a positive effect on our health. For decades, the narrative has been that two drinks for men daily and one for women is not… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 16, 2019
Experts have been telling us for years that poor sleep quality contributes to heart disease. But you may not realize just how detrimental sleep deprivation can be for your heart. A lack of sleep raises your risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of your age, weight, smoking and exercise habits… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 16, 2019
Men have a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a known risk for cardiovascular disease, but women with OSA experience impaired heart function earlier than men, according to a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?…

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By Janet Tiberian
August 14, 2019
Over the last few years, some experts have suggested that consuming a moderate or light amount of alcohol every day might protect your heart better than abstaining from alcohol. This theory may not hold much water, according to recent alcohol studies. A study published in 2018 linked light… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 13, 2019

What is Parksinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that renders many people confined to a wheelchair. Every year about 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with… See more
By Mart J. Amick, MD
August 10, 2019
Between 50 and 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, including insomnia (short-term or chronic) and sleep apnea. Close to 25 percent struggle with sleep in some form on a nightly basis. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 19, 2019
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Close to 100,000 cases of melanoma — the most dangerous form — will be diagnosed in 2019… See more
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