Living Well Blog

August 7, 2020
For most avid gardeners, weeds and pests are plenty challenging. If you’re a gardener with allergies or asthma, however, the sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and breathing problems are enough to… See more
July 22, 2020
You’ve read the warning on your prescription bottle or over-the-counter medicine countless times: “Do Not Drink Alcohol With This Drug.” Chances are, you’ve ignored that warning countless times. … See more
July 22, 2020
Anyone who has ever had too much to drink knows that alcohol affects your brain. Slurred speech, slowed reflexes and blurry vision are obvious examples of “a few too many.” Regular, heavy drinking… See more
July 22, 2020
When you hear the term binge drinking, you may think of college students drinking all night. But binge drinking can and does occur at all ages – and the threshold for a “binge” may be lower than you… See more
July 22, 2020
The good news: You might be. Research consistently shows that low to moderate alcohol use may be cardioprotective. The bad news: Habitual drinking – even when you don’t drink much in one sitting –… See more
July 22, 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, we've heard a lot about vaccines. There have been promises for quick vaccine development as well as warnings about how long it really takes to… See more
July 22, 2020
  Here are the four basic types of vaccines.  Live-attenuated vaccines: use a weakened (or attenuated) version of the germ that causes a specific disease. One or two doses of the… See more
July 21, 2020
You can reduce your risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease by exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, controlling blood pressure and inflammation and managing stress.… See more
July 20, 2020
As of early 2020, 33 states legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes and another 11 states plus Washington, D.C. legalized it for recreational use. That’s a lot of people who can legally use Mary… See more
July 18, 2020
Experts have spent decades warning Americans to limit their intake of whole-fat dairy products. However, over the last few years, a few studies have turned the tables on this advice, suggesting… See more
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