Living Well Blog

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? The Journal of the American Medical Association just published a large study that links higher egg consumption with a… See more
March 22, 2019
Every year in the U.S., there are well over 700,000 new heart attacks and 335,000 repeat heart attacks. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Everyone can take simple steps to reduce the modifiable risk factors of heart disease. And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. While some heart disease risk… See more
March 15, 2019
When it comes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), members in MDVIP-affiliated practices know a lot. That was one positive takeaway from a national survey of consumers’ understanding of CVD recently conducted by MDVIP and Ipsos.  For example, most members knew that, in addition to cholesterol levels,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 15, 2019
How many push-ups can you do? It may sound like an arbitrary question, but it turns out the number of push-ups you can do may be tied to your future risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in JAMA Network… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
March 15, 2019
Many of my patients are concerned about heart disease -- and with good reason. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, despite having effective tools to help detect and prevent it.  What’s even more of a head-scratcher is that our understanding of heart disease prevention far out-… See more
March 8, 2019
When it comes to your heart health, you probably know some of the most important numbers to watch for: blood pressure, weight, cholesterol – especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol. Did you know you should also keep tabs on your triglycerides to help prevent your risk of… See more
March 5, 2019
It’s not exactly news: Heart disease and depression, two of the most common chronic conditions in America, are also linked to each other. Researchers, who have been looking at the connection for decades, know that at least one-fourth of all heart disease patients have depression – many are… See more
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