Living Well Blog

April 25, 2018
No matter what my schedule brings, I always make some time to exercise. It’s been a priority of mine for a long time. (I’ve competed in marathons, triathlons, even a few Ironman competitions.)  Not surprisingly, I strongly recommend exercise to most of my patients as exercise has many health… See more
March 26, 2018
If you’re worried about your brain health, forget Sudoku. Online memory sites? Skip them. Instead, put on your walking shoes. That’s right: Exercise has been shown to help improve brain function and protect against dementia. In fact, it lowers your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. More… See more
March 26, 2018
Did you know that dementia isn’t a disease? It’s also not one of those inevitable aspects of aging, like getting shorter or losing muscle mass. (In fact, it’s not even a normal part of the aging process, according to the National Institute on Aging.) Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of… See more
March 26, 2018
The various forms of dementia affect our memory, our ability to think and communicate and sometimes our ability to perform basic, everyday tasks. While there’s nothing we can do about some risk factors – like age and genetics – there are other risk factors that we can control. Here are four of them… See more
March 26, 2018
You’ve heard it a million times: Eat healthier for your heart, to prevent diabetes, for your joints. But what about your brain? Research suggests that some of the foods you should be eating anyway can also help your mind stay sharp as you age. Even if you’re not inclined to follow the diet that… See more
March 26, 2018
There isn’t a magic bullet that can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there’s a diet may be the closest thing we have. It’s called the MIND diet, and it was designed by experts at Rush University Medical Center to slow down the brain changes that raise the risk of… See more
March 19, 2018
A recent survey found that more than 170 million Americans take supplements, and the number one reason is to improve health and wellness. But if you ask your primary care doctor which supplements are right for you, you’ll probably get a very short list – if you get any recommendations at all. One… See more
By Janet Tiberian
February 16, 2018
High doses of vitamin D may quickly ease arterial stiffness in certain overweight, vitamin-deficient populations, according to a recent study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Arterial stiffness can in crease your risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia… See more
By Sean Kelley
December 28, 2017
Each year, millions of Americans ask that question – and more than half the adult population say, “no.” That’s right. Only about 40 percent of Americans get the flu vaccine every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the fact that it’s the best protection… See more
December 28, 2017
Not sure when you should get vaccinated as an adult? Use this chart as a guide, but always ask your primary care physician about which vaccines you should get and when.  
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