Living Well Blog

If you’re feeling like the pandemic will never end, you’re not alone. We’re now entering our ninth month since the pandemic officially began — nine months without a vacation, nine months without visits with our grandchildren or elderly parents, nine months without normalcy. This consistent black… See more
I wish the news about COVID-19 were better. I’d like to say, congratulations -- you’ve made it through the worst of the pandemic! Unfortunately, this virus seems to be hanging around and we’re still in early stages. See more
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, we've heard a lot about vaccines. There have been promises for quick vaccine development as well as warnings about how long it really takes to develop a safe, effective vaccine.  You’ve also probably heard that a coronavirus vaccine is necessary… See more
Over the years, you've probably seen many magazine articles and TV shows talking about unique herbs and exotic fruits that can boost your immune system. Unfortunately, there's no magic pill where your immune system is concerned. You’ll need to put in the work to get your whole body healthier.… See more
With various states and the federal government considering easing social distancing restrictions and reopening segments of the economy, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus hasn’t gone away. That means if you’re in a high-risk group – or come into contact with people who are in a high-… See more
You’re probably hearing a lot about different drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus. For example, choloroquine and its brand-named cousin Plaquenil were recently in the news. While you may see these drugs and others on TV or in your Facbook feed, it’s important to remember that doctors… See more
It’s been a difficult month for patients and physicians alike. As a doctor, a mom and a daughter, I’ve been worried about a lot of different people. My 85-year-old mother, for example, lives in New York, about 1,300 miles from us. At first, I was worried about whether I should fly up to see her or… See more
Just about all of us have embarked on a weight loss journey at some point in our lives. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans currently report being over their ideal weight in a new MDVIP survey. The good news is that… See more
You may know that inflammation is an important aspect of health, but if you’re like most people, you don’t know exactly why. That’s understandable. Inflammation is a complex process.  Sometimes inflammation is a good thing, like when you cut yourself shaving. Your body sends cells to the source of… See more
Generation X has longed suffered as the ‘middle child’ of all American generations. Because Gen X is one of the shortest generations – spanning only a 15-year period from 1965 to 1980 – there are only 65 million Gen Xers, compared with 77 million Baby Boomers and 83 million Millennials. Gen X is… See more
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