Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 6, 2022
When it comes to your heart, being obese is a real killer. Researchers have known for years that obesity raises the risk of heart failure for men (11 percent) and women (14 percent), but a new study shows that for some women, being… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
March 31, 2022
The year I graduated from medical school, 1982, a brave new world of cardiology was just beginning. Researchers conducting a trial of the drug lovastatin discovered it lowered cholesterol in a small group of patients with a genetic predisposition for dangerously high cholesterol. Patients with this… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
March 29, 2022

Do you see your dentist regularly?

If you do, good for you. Unfortunately, only about two-thirds of Americans have seen their dentists in the last 12 months. That’s bad for their teeth, and it may also be bad for their heart. That’s because there’s a link between what’s… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 26, 2022
Covid-19 is a respiratory virus that can damage the heart and blood vessels of many of its survivors. And while some damage may heal on its own, people who’ve had Covid are at increased risk for heart damage, according to a large-scale study published in Nature Medicine. What’s surprising… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 13, 2022
It’s been two long years since Covid-19 hit the U.S. Routines have been completely disrupted. We’ve adopted new lifestyles that involve social distancing, wearing masks and staying home. We skipped doctor appointments, wellness screenings and routine care. Many people lost jobs and businesses. And… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 11, 2022
To say that America has a heart disease problem is to put it mildly. For more than a century, heart disease has reigned as the leading cause of death in the U.S. It kills one out of every three men and a quarter of women or roughly 690,000 Americans every year.  These are grim… See more
February 1, 2022
If you’re a man, you’re more likely to die from heart disease than any other cause. If that surprises you, you’re not alone. Most people don’t know the number one cause of death for men is heart disease, according to surveys. But the condition actually kills one in every four men. Fortunately,… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
February 1, 2022
There's so much more to heart health than knowing basic cholesterol numbers, like total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Did you the size and number of your LDL cholesterol particles matter? Learn more about cholesterol in this video from Dr. Alan Reisinger. TRANSCRIPT Do you know… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
January 31, 2022
A 2020 study found that periodontal disease influences the development of atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque along the walls of your arteries. Learn more in this short video with Dr. Alan Reisinger.
When you’re at the dentist, do you ever think about your… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
January 31, 2022
You may not realize it, but your mental health can heavily influence your risk for heart disease. From stress to anxiety to depression, how your feeling can affect your heart's health. Learn more in this video from Dr. Alan Reisinger. TRANSCRIPT: I’m sure you know that things… See more
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