Living Well Blog

July 19, 2021
Medicare coverage for telemedicine visits is relatively new. Traditionally Medicare has paid for such visits in a limited way. But the coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, has changed all of that. Why? Many primary care physicians are using telemedicine appointments in lieu of traditional in-office… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 17, 2021
You’re trying to lose weight. But despite your best efforts, it’s not working. One problem is that you’re hungry most of the time, even shortly after eating a meal. Ignoring the hunger will make you feel miserable, while giving in can add hundreds of extra calories. You’re stuck between a rock and… See more
July 16, 2021
Many patients wonder when they have a problem whether they should go straight to a specialist or a primary care physician. For example, if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, should you seek out a cardiologist? What about type 2 diabetes—do you need to see an endocrinologist?  If you… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2021
For the last 25 years, doctors have used the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test along with digital rectum exams (DRE) to screen for prostate cancer. This approach, to say the least, has been controversial.  Critics of the PSA test, which was first approved in 1986 to monitor progression of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2021
High blood pressure is a major problem in the United States. In fact, close to half of all Americans have it. And while the condition is one of the leading predictors of cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in the U.S. – it’s also contributes to kidney problems, vision conditions and… See more
July 13, 2021
Anxiety feels terrible. Anti-anxiety medications, also called anxiolytics, can deliver fast relief. So why doesn’t everybody with anxiety take them?  The short answer, from a treatment perspective: These drugs can do much more to your body than simply turn down the dial on anxious feelings.… See more
July 8, 2021
Anxiety can be uncomfortable. Physically uncomfortable. An intense episode of anxiety can make you want to crawl out of your skin. A single episode of anxiety can also affect your personality, bringing out undesirable traits – even if only for a short period. You might burst into tears if your… See more
July 8, 2021
Anxiety affects us all. In some cases, it’s fleeting: a pit your stomach before your doctor delivers test results; sweaty palms before you deliver a presentation. Those are normal responses to stressful situations. Anxiety may be a problem, however, if it becomes overwhelming or interferes with… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
June 24, 2021
For most of the last year, scientists haven’t just been focused on the main coronavirus but also newer versions of it. You’ve probably heard about a lot of different variants named for the place where they were first detected like the British or South African variants or given a more clinical… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 18, 2021
Migraines are a debilitating condition that affect about 39 million Americans, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Typical treatment includes over the counter and prescription pain relievers. Some migraine… See more
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