Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 5, 2022
Monkeypox has gotten a lot of media attention lately. But what is it? Danish researchers first identified the monkeypox virus in 1958 in monkeys imported from Singapore. It wasn’t until 1970 that the first human case was diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the 10 countries in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 12, 2022
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose 20 elusive pounds? Or maybe you’re a hard gainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight management… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 11, 2022
The fat around your waist, snuggled up to your organs and clinging to your thighs and backside isn’t just a nuisance. It’s actually a remarkable component of your body composition. Fat has many benefits, such as giving you energy, manages cholesterol and blood pressure, helps escort some vitamins… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 9, 2022
Do you struggle with knee pain? If you do, you know the problem is more than just pain. When your knees hurt, you can’t move very well. And your ability to perform daily activities, including walking, are compromised.  Knee pain can be caused by a wide range of issues, but there’s a pretty good… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 8, 2022
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. Americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day. That’s more coffee than soda, juice and tea combined. But if you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably aware of the controversy that surrounds it. On one hand, it’s credited… See more
June 28, 2022
If you’re joining an MDVIP-affiliated practice, you may be wondering how the program works with commercial health insurance and Medicare. The answer: Commercial insurance and Medicare work the same in MDVIP-affiliated practices as they do in traditional primary care practices. Your MDVIP-… See more
June 28, 2022
MDVIP has been connecting doctors and patients for more than 20 years, providing a model of care where members and their physicians have time to actually work together, focus on preventive care and form meaningful connections that can lead to better health outcomes. Started in 2000 by primary care… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 17, 2022
Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues. About 1 in 10 Americans have type 2 diabetes and a third have pre-diabetes, which if left untreated will become type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is: Eating a healthy diet can lower… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 16, 2022
As Covid-19 transitions from pandemic to endemic, it’s left another major public health issue in its wake -- significant weight gain. The U.S. was dealing with an obesity epidemic long before Covid hit. Between 2017 and 2018, about 42… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 15, 2022
Cannabis is a group of plants with psychoactive properties that are used to produce industrial hemp, CBD oil, and medical marijuana. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that cannabis plants can absorb a lot of dangerous heavy metals.

Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Horticulturists have… See more
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