Living Well Blog

January 28, 2019
(BPT) - Many Americans consider themselves well-informed and attentive when it comes to their health. That’s why it's so puzzling that many remain unfazed by the threat of heart disease. That was among the findings of the MDVIP Heart Attack IQ Survey, a national study showing Americans are more… See more
January 27, 2019
It has become clear to me, after more than 35 years of medical practice, that the traditional approach to cardiovascular disease is missing the boat. Just look at these dismal statistics: Heart disease has been the No. 1 cause of death in this country since 1900. Somebody has a heart attack every… See more
January 25, 2019
Alan Reisinger, MD, Baltimore, MD:
There are some unfortunately well entrenched myths about heart disease. Myth 1: Cholesterol numbers are the best indicator of heart disease. There are multiple players in developing cardiovascular disease or heart disease: Smoking,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 18, 2019
Exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, managing weight, controlling stress and avoiding tobacco can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But sometimes genetics trump even the healthiest of lifestyles. You can do everything right and still be diagnosed with coronary artery… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 13, 2018
Low levels of estrogen and testosterone play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among Americans. The link is to the most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD develops when cholesterol and other substances accumulate along… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 2, 2018
Have you seen the recent study on low-dose aspirins? It’s gotten a lot of media attention because it contradicts conventional wisdom that low-dose aspirin therapy helps prevent heart attacks.  For years, doctors have recommended daily low-dose aspirin therapy for patients with or at risk for… See more
By Brett A. Wohler, MD
October 15, 2018
Have you heard about at-home genetic screening kits that analyze your genes for disease risk? All you do is send off a saliva sample to a company to find out whether you’re genetically predisposed to get certain illnesses. Doctors having been ordering genetic health-risk screening tests for years… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
Heart failure affects 6.5 million Americans. And the numbers continue rising. American Heart Association reported the number of heart failure cases rose by 800,000 between 2012 and 2017. But there’s some good news: For women, walking may be a key to preventing it.… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 17, 2018
More than one-third of Americans take multivitamins, despite little evidence that they help (there’s little evidence they cause harm either). And now a new study says multivitamins don’t promote cardiovascular health. … See more
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