Living Well Blog

By Dr. Andrea Klemes
January 12, 2021
I know many of you want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccines that were approved last month, and I thought I’d share some important information with you.


I also know many of you are anxious to find out if/when your MDVIP-affiliated doctor will be able to… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 8, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic, now more than 10 months old, shows no sign of abating, even as vaccines are slowly rolling out. In early January, the U.S. set single day records for deaths and new diagnoses for COVID-19, the condition caused by the virus. 

New COVID Strains

Meanwhile, the… See more
January 7, 2021
Last reviewed and updated: Jan. 12, 2021 During the coronavirus pandemic, we're updating this resource center regularly to keep you informed. Stay connected:  Check back here for updates. Follow the news and consult the See more
December 28, 2020
Think of good friends as a tool – not unlike diet and exercise, really – to promote mental and physical health. You can’t measure the benefits directly, but the ripple effect of strong social connections improves heart health, brain function, even your immune system.  What if you’re perfectly… See more
December 28, 2020
America has a loneliness problem.  A report released in 2020 found that more than three in five adults are lonely. Many say they feel left out, poorly understood or short on companionship.  Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes including cognitive decline, depression and longer… See more
December 28, 2020
We all have a friend or two we’ve known for years and still adore. Too often, these gems don’t live near us anymore. We can count on them for support and great conversation, but that happens by phone and text these days.  As much as we love our dearest friends far away, they can’t fulfill our… See more
December 28, 2020
We reach out to friends to solve problems. We call them to share good news. We meet them for walks, for lunch, for card games. All the while, and with every interaction, we grow healthier – without stepping foot in a gym or counting a single calorie.  More than 20 years of research connect… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
December 15, 2020
A few weeks ago, several of my MDVIP colleagues and I took part in AstraZeneca's phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. We still don't officially know which of us received placebo and which of us received the real deal. But I'm pretty certain I got the actual vaccine. Why? Side effects.… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
December 14, 2020
This blog was updated Dec. 14, 2020. There hasn’t been a lot of great news lately around the coronavirus. New infections are skyrocketing everywhere, and unfortunately, deaths from COVID-19 will follow. Don’t let down your guard. But recently there were a few bright… See more
December 10, 2020
With COVID-19 infections still setting records, the 2020/2021 flu season is just getting underway in the Northern hemisphere. The question on many epidemiologists’ minds: Will it be worse or better than past years? In the plus column: Community measures implemented for the coronavirus pandemic… See more
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