Living Well Blog

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
When it comes to preventing heart disease, many of us miss the mark – we’re just focused on other things. Women are more concerned with breast cancer risk, for example, than heart disease, which kills seven times the number of women as breast cancer. Men seem to be even less worried – they’re 33… See more
Two vaccines used worldwide — only one authorized for emergency use in the U.S.— have come under scrutiny after several cases of rare blood clotting issues. In mid-April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration paused the administration of the Johnson… See more
When it comes to healthcare, women are extremely important. They make 80 percent of household healthcare decisions. Plus, they’re the caretakers of their children, their partners and often their parents.  But what we learned from the MDVIP Women’s Health Survey is that many women are in the dark… See more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, a lot of pundits, experts and epidemiologists have been talking about herd immunity. Herd immunity occurs when a high percentage of a population achieves immunity to a disease, either through exposure or vaccination, making spread of the disease… See more
Now that there are three vaccines approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, you may be tempted to shop around to find a particular one. Some people may want the convenience of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot and its low rate of side effects. Others may be interested… See more
It was March 11 last year when the World Health Organization first announced that the coronavirus had reached pandemic stage. At the time, there were 118,000 cases in 114 countries. A year later and there are more than 114 million cases and 2.5 million deaths worldwide. In the year since the… See more
It’s not been an easy rollout of the new coronavirus vaccines. From early December when the first vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use to now, fewer people have been vaccinated than hoped for. The criteria for who can get the vaccine has shifted. And states,… See more
I know many of you want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccines that were approved last month, and I thought I’d share some important information with you.


I also know many of you are anxious to find out if/when your MDVIP-affiliated doctor will be able to… See more
A few weeks ago, several of my MDVIP colleagues and I took part in AstraZeneca's phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. We still don't officially know which of us received placebo and which of us received the real deal. But I'm pretty certain I got the actual vaccine. Why? Side effects.… See more
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