Living Well Blog

Putting on a cloth mask over a surgical or medical mask can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  The agency updated mask guidelines Feb. 10 based on… See more
When it comes to heart health, eating like an American probably isn’t your best bet. That’s because our diets are high in unhealthy fats, processed foods and lots of carbs. But one diet in particular always gets highlighted by researchers and health experts: the Mediterranean diet. The… See more
If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a good idea on what types of exercise is good for your heart: running, swimming, bicycling. In short, cardiovascular exercise – and lots of it. But you may be surprised to learn that strength training may actually be better for your heart. Here are… See more
Each year, millions of Americans ask that question – and more than half the adult population say, “no.” That’s right. Only about 40 percent of Americans get the flu vaccine every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the fact that it’s the best protection… See more
Happy New Year! Like many people, you may be trying to achieve certain goals in 2017.  You’re not alone. Millions of American’s make New Year’s resolutions from trying to save money to volunteering more. In fact, it’s a practice which goes back to Ancient Babylonia and Rome.

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If you’re on Medicare and take prescription drugs, this won’t surprise you: The costs of medications are rising fast. Up an estimated 12.6 percent in 2014, prescription drug costs are projected to rise by an average of 7.3 percent annually, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… See more
A few months back, we asked you what was on your bucket list. And what you told us was amazing! Whether it’s seeing the aurora borealis or visiting Machu Picchu or  making memories with family, your bucket lists inspired us. Here are some of our favorites from MDVIP members.   “I want to see my… See more
It’s a safe bet you’ve heard both good things and bad things about drinking coffee. On the bad side: All that caffeine isn’t good for you, it can stunt your growth, and coffee may cause cancer. The good stuff: Coffee helps you focus and may lower your risk of certain diseases. For more than a… See more
When Rebecca Champion met her MDVIP physician Dr. Jacqueline Pearson, she frankly didn't know what to expect. She had spent more than 20 years in the same primary care practice before her physician stopped taking insurance. Then Champion was passed onto another doctor. In all, she bounced around to… See more
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