Living Well Blog

November 18, 2019
Are friendships and social networking — real life or online — as important to your health as diet and exercise? You might not think so, but science is proving otherwise. Studies published many decades ago found loneliness in old age can have significant negative effects on health and longevity.… See more
November 18, 2019
MDVIP-affiliated physician Dr. Lewis Weiner discusses the role mindfulness can play in stress relief and heart health.  Transcript:

The role that stress plays in heart disease is becoming increasingly apparent as studies evolve and we understand the science better.… See more
November 11, 2019
When it comes to heart attacks and stroke, your cholesterol level isn't the only factor. In fact, half of all people who show up at the emergency department having a heart attack have NORMAL cholesterol. But what they have in common with other heart attack victims is inflammation. Here's how… See more
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
By Janet Tiberian
July 17, 2019
A new trend in physical activity is quickly gaining popularity -- high-intensity interval physical activity (HIIPA). It’s based on the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method and could be a way for you to get the benefits of intense training without the risks or even working out. HIIT… See more
July 15, 2019
Answer the following questions below to determine if you might be at risk. If you answer “true” to three or more of these questions, you may be at moderate to high risk for sleep apnea.* Take these results to your MDVIP-affiliated physician, who may suggest further evaluation. *STOP-Bang… See more
July 10, 2019
A lot of surprising things can affect your sleep. For example, what you drink and when you drink it, electronic devices like your phone or tablet, the temperature of the room — even when you go to bed each night. Together, these things are called sleep hygiene and practicing good sleep hygiene… See more
July 10, 2019
If you’re having trouble sleeping, discuss these natural remedies with your doctor. Studies suggest that some natural remedies can work for mild insomnia. If you aren’t getting enough zzz’s, discuss the following options with your MDVIP-affiliated physician. Acupuncture… See more
July 10, 2019
Try the following tips to help you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity several times a week at least four hours before bedtime. Limit alcoholic beverages throughout the day and avoid them after 5 pm.… See more
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
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