Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
June 14, 2019
More than 42 million American women live with some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American College of Cardiology. But many aren’t getting the exercise they need to help prevent complications like heart attack and stroke. In fact, the… See more
June 13, 2019
The term “heart attack” is kind of a misnomer. Nothing actually attacks your heart. So, what really happens during a heart attack?  In a nutshell, a coronary artery becomes blocked. This prevents blood from flowing to the heart, and as a result your heart muscle is damaged.  The medical term is… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 16, 2019
For decades, the advice on dietary fat was clear – steer clear of saturated fat, the type commonly found in meats, whole-fat dairy products and coconuts. But over the last few years, that advice regarding no-dairy diets has been turned on its head.… See more
May 6, 2019
Ask women what health issue is more likely to kill them and a majority think they should be most concerned about breast cancer, not heart disease or having a heart attack. They’re then surprised to hear that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women in the United States today and is more deadly… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 26, 2019
When it comes to heart health, eating like an American probably isn’t your best bet. That’s because our diets are high in unhealthy fats, processed foods and lots of carbs. But one diet in particular always gets highlighted by researchers and health experts: the Mediterranean diet. The… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 26, 2019
If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a good idea on what types of exercise is good for your heart: running, swimming, bicycling. In short, cardiovascular exercise – and lots of it. But you may be surprised to learn that strength training may actually be better for your heart. Here are… See more
April 24, 2019
If you’re at risk for heart disease – or have already had an event — your doctor will probably prescribe medication to lower your risk. He or she may prescribe more than one drug, depending on your risk factors. Below is a simple synopsis of the common drugs doctors prescribe for heart health.… See more
By Janet Tiberian
April 12, 2019
Americans love fried food. About 33 percent of American adults eat fast-food, usually fried, every day. Fried chicken, Buffalo wings, fried fish, French fries, tacos and tortillas — it's a long list and heavy in America's favorite foods. Favorite or not, eating fried foods raises the risk for… See more
April 8, 2019
Fish may well be one of our best friends when it comes to staying heart healthy. Why? Because eating a diet rich in fish is linked to lowering our risk of heart attacks and stroke, and in particular, sudden cardiac death. So much so that the American Heart Association recommends we eat at least one… See more
March 31, 2019
Did you hear the latest news that eggs are back on the shortlist of “bad” foods for your heart? Higher egg consumption has been associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature death, according… See more
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