Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
December 11, 2019
Have you ever felt a little unsteady on your feet? Maybe you’ve even fallen. It could be related to balance, an important component of fitness that wanes as you age, particularly if you don’t work at preserving it.  Balance, the ability to move without falling, is a complex process that involves… See more
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
By Janet Tiberian
November 18, 2019
A sleepless night can leave you feeling groggy, fatigued, irritable – and apparently craving junk food, according to a new study published in eLife. This may not be news to you, if, after a night with little shut eye, you’ve yearned… See more
November 18, 2019
When fall and winter days draw in and it gets increasingly darker earlier in the late afternoon, you may start to feel moody, even gloomy, sluggish, lacking in energy, slower to function and more tired. If you feel this way and have not been diagnosed with clinical depression, it’s likely you’re… See more
November 18, 2019
It’s natural to feel sad occasionally. You may feel a little depressed because of grief or stress or the change of seasons. But if the sadness persists, that’s depression. And depression is serious. Why? Untreated depression can affect your body in a number of ways. You may gain weight, you may… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 18, 2019
No surprise —job stress is a major source of worry for Americans. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a cashier at Walmart or a stay-at-home caregiver. Stress has always been linked with health problems but a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive… 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
October 18, 2019
As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult for most of us to manage our weight. Because our metabolism slows, our muscles wane and our hormones deplete, we expect to gain some weight. But if you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and limiting your caloric intake, the scale shouldn’t… 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
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