Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 2, 2023
With winter less than two months away, now is a good time to prepare yourself for colder temperatures, especially if you have health conditions affected by lower temperatures.Circulation, in particular, can be impacted by winter weather. Colder air narrows blood vessels in your toes, fingers and… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 19, 2023
It makes sense that if we have an unhealthy gut, we’ll have gastrointestinal issues. But sometimes we forget that what we eat affects our entire body – not just our gut. How does the gut have so much influence over our health?  Let’s start with the gut-brain axis. This is a network of two-way… See more
September 18, 2023
From annual physicals to acute care for minor injuries and illnesses that come up, primary care is an essential part of healthcare. But what happens when you need care beyond what a primary care physician or PCP can provide?

What Is Primary Care?

Primary care is typically the first point of… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
September 15, 2023
If you’ve taken part in the MDVIP Wellness Program, you may have had your blood tested for myeloperoxidase or MPO. It’s one of the tests that may be included when your doctor draws blood. MDVIP added this option so physicians would have an additional tool to better identify heart disease risk —… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 13, 2023
Vegetarianism has gotten a lot of hype over the last 15 years. A lifestyle once written off as earthy crunchy, went mainstream around 2010.There are many reasons people go vegetarian, with the most popular being health. Studies suggest a vegetarian lifestyle may help: 
•    Lower the risk for… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 31, 2023
Sugar has been vilified for decades. Refined (or processed) sugar as lacks nutrients, making high sugar foods essentially empty calories that contribute malnutrition. And high sugar consumption also has been linked to dental problems,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 30, 2023
It’s not news that a high percentage of body fat raises your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep tabs on your body fat percentage.… See more
August 29, 2023
We all feel tired some of the time, and often it’s nothing a few restful nights of sleep can’t cure. Fatigue is also common when you’re suffering from allergies or fighting an illness or infection.Medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders and fibromyalgia can also cause ongoing tiredness, and… See more
August 29, 2023
Many prescription and over-the-counter medications come with a slew of side effects, including making you feel overly tired. Meds affect people in different ways, and the presence and prevalence of side effects can vary.It’s always a good idea to take your meds and supplements or a list of them to… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 18, 2023
It’s still summer, which means most people are spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. You’ll be happy to know that sun exposure helps boost vitamin D levels, raise serotonin levels, reduce the risk… See more