Living Well Blog

By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 26, 2019
If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a good idea on what types of exercise is good for your heart: running, swimming, bicycling. In short, cardiovascular exercise – and lots of it. But you may be surprised to learn that strength training may actually be better for your heart. Here are… See more
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
April 4, 2019
This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the earthy-sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips and rutabaga.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 pounds flat, first-cut brisket, (see Note), trimmed
3 medium onions, sliced
6 allspice berries, or pinch of ground… See more
April 1, 2019
After a long winter, who doesn't love a beautiful spring day? The warm air, the gentle breezes, fragrant flowers, buzzing bees and ... the sound of sneezing, sniffling and coughing.  Okay, nobody likes that last part, but there is relief if you suffer from seasonal allergies.  April and May are… See more
March 31, 2019
Did you hear the latest news that eggs are back on the shortlist of “bad” foods for your heart? Higher egg consumption has been associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature death, according… 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
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
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
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