What you should know to avoid high cholesterol
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

September 27, 2017

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol

Understand your CholesterolSeptember is National Cholesterol Education Month. It was started in 1985 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The purpose is to remind Americans that controlling cholesterol helps keep hearts healthy and to educate those who already have coronary heart disease (CHD) on how […]

Family History

High Cholesterol: It’s not black and white
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

September 25, 2017

High Cholesterol: It’s not black and white

One fad does not fit all with high cholesterol.No one argues the importance of heart health, and you’ve probably heard nutrition advice ranging from “no more than 1 egg per year if it’s a special occasion” to “eat a minimum of 1 pound of grass-fed butter per day.” How are such contradictory recommendations possible? They’re […]

Family

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

August 15, 2017

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care

Partnering for Better OutcomesIn autumn 2004, my husband and I had been dating a few months when I begged him to drive me to the ER with unrelenting intense pain in my side. The next thing I remember, a surgeon announces I need an emergency cholecystectomy. I was 23, in agonizing pain, and unprepared. No […]

Doctor Appointments

Why is Medication Adherence So Difficult for So Many?
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

March 27, 2017

Why is Medication Adherence So Difficult for So Many?

Turn Medication Adherence to Medication Dedication, but How?Looking at my prescriptions lined up on the counter, I realized although they’re written by my doctors for good reason, I don’t always take them as directed on a consistent basis. For whatever reason, I subconsciously assign importance to each based on my perception of the severity of […]

Digital Health

Curry, Anyone? How you could lower inflammation.
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

February 20, 2017

Curry, Anyone? How you could lower inflammation.

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body gets confused and the immune system attacks its own organs, tissues, and cells.  According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are more than 80 identified autoimmune diseases that affect between 23.5 -50 million Americans and the prevalence continues to rise.  In my immediate family alone we cover type 1 diabetes, celiac […]

Allergies