Living Well Blog

December 13, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine has been highly effective against transmitting the COVID variants and protecting from serious illness and hospitalizations. Unfortunately, the vaccines’ efficacy — especially against infection — seems to wane over time. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and the Food… See more
December 8, 2021
Every few years or so, a large survey comes out that highlights Americans views on longevity. The consistent message is that most of us want stick around long enough to grow (very) old.  In a 2016 survey by the Stanford Center on Longevity, three-fourths of the 2,330 adult respondents said they… See more
December 8, 2021
For most of us, the term “early death” isn’t scientific. It simply describes death that occurs unexpectedly early: in children, of course, but also their parents and anyone else in the so-called prime of their lives.  Public health experts offer a clearer definition, and the age cutoff may… See more
By Louis B Malinow, M.D.
November 16, 2021
Put your seatbelt on for this one....... Is there anyone with pre diabetes or diabetes out there? Although pre diabetes and diabetes may sound like different conditions, the reality is, they are actually the same disease with the same risks. Yet, many people don’t take controlling their blood… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2021
Americans love salt. From shaking it on their food to gobbling up salty, prepackaged snacks to dining on sodium-rich restaurant food, it’s a staple of our diet. As a result, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt each day, despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 12, 2021
Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became available last December, Americans have been wondering which provides more protection: the vaccine or natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID-19?  The vaccine offers higher… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 11, 2021
Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical achievements. They help cure infections like bronchitis, pink eye, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, UTIs, pneumonia, E. coli and salmonella. They can even help with secondary bacterial infections like ear, sinus and lung infections triggered by… See more
November 1, 2021
If you sleep poorly, you risk more than crankiness in the morning: You risk your heart. Studies show that even if you are at a healthy weight, get exercise and don’t smoke, too little sleep can increase your risk for heart disease.  That’s because good sleep does more than leave us feeling… See more
November 1, 2021
You surely know by now that there’s an “ideal” amount of sleep we’re supposed to get at night: roughly seven to nine hours. This applies to the entire age range for adults, whether you’re 18 or 88.  And it’s not a loose suggestion, like how many days a week you should shower.  Sleep guidance is… See more
November 1, 2021
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, how much you exercise — even when you go to bed each night. Together, these things are called sleep hygiene and practicing… See more
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