Living Well Blog

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
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
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 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 21, 2018
Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. 
Ingredients Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour… 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 Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
March 17, 2018
Supplementing with fish oil is now linked with lowering your risk of cardiac death, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. It’s only a moderate eight percent reduction, but I’ll take it. I’m sure you’ve heard about the health benefits of omega… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 17, 2018
The MIND diet, created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, seems to forestall Alzheimer’s disease, boost brain health and slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to a previous study. The MIND… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 17, 2018
If you’ve ever experienced a kidney stone, you know first-hand just how excruciating painful they can be. Despite being a largely preventable condition, kidney stones are quite common. Each year more than 3 million people visit their doctor or the emergency room seeking treatment for stones,… See more
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