Living Well Blog

By Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, LDN
May 23, 2023

The fuss about gut health: Fad or fact?

Have you heard the terms “gut health,” “microbiome,” and “probiotics” but still don’t really know what they mean? You’re not alone. Nearly half of Americans (47%) in an… See more
May 23, 2023

Trust your gut: It could be the secret to healthier living

You probably know how important it is to keep your body’s major organs healthy. Are you aware of the bodily system whose proper functioning greatly impacts your overall health?  If you don’t, you’re not alone. The majority of… See more
May 22, 2023
  Gut health is garnering a lot of attention, as research continues to show its importance to overall health. Yet, the flood of information online about improving digestive health can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. In this video, MDVIP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrea Klemes and… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 19, 2023
If you’ve ever cared for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia or experienced an event that’s life-threatening, you may heard their physicians use terms like curative care, palliative care and hospice care. They’re common terms applied to the care approach we use in latter… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 18, 2023
You’re probably aware the processed foods and ultra-processed foods have a bad rap. Regularly eating these foods raise the risk for obesity,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 17, 2023
Now that we’re heading into the summer months, you’ll probably spend more time outdoors and a lot more time around mosquitoes. If you’re one of those people mosquitoes love to target, we have some good news.  Mosquitoes are a hassle. They bite and spread viruses such as… See more
May 16, 2023
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and, like Alzheimer’s, can cause decline in cognitive function, memory loss and difficulty performing complex tasks. While we currently have no known way to prevent Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia is largely… See more
May 16, 2023
It’s true that genetics plays a significant role in determining your risk of developing dementia. In fact, studies show that people with a parent or sibling suffering the disease are more likely to develop the condition, with an increased risk of 30 to 40 percent.  With Alzheimer’s disease – the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 15, 2023
Many people find living in rural areas desirable. When compared to urban, even suburban living, a rural lifestyle usually includes a bigger home, a greater connection to nature and brighter nighttime skies. Rural residents also benefit from the peace and tranquility they experience in their… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
May 13, 2023
If you’re trying to protect your heart, you probably already know the things you should do: Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, manage your weight, minimize stress and make sure you’re seeing your doctor regularly. But there are other things that can put you at risk for heart disease that… See more