Living Well Blog

By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
May 11, 2023
In the 1800s, nearly 200,000 Chinese immigrants came to the U.S. to work on the railroads. They brought with them Eastern medicine practices that dated back thousands of years including oil made from a Chinese water snake. The oil was used to treat the sore joints of workers after a long, grueling… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
May 11, 2023
Living longer and healthier isn’t always about exercise and healthy eating. While these things are important and account for a huge part of our health span - the period of our lives we live without chronic conditions and mobility issues -- there are other factors that play a big role too, including… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
May 7, 2023
When I was in school growing up in New York, hardly anybody had food allergies. Nobody sat alone at an allergy table, and peanut butter was practically cuisine du jour. A lot has changed. Today, food allergies affect a growing number of American adults – about 2 percent. They cause 30,000… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
May 6, 2023
For the last few years, hospital workers have generally had only one respiratory illness to focus on – COVID. Patients hospitalized due to respiratory Illness like flu, RSV and pneumonia (unrelated to COVID) were actually kind of rare. Unfortunately, the bugs are back. Since early fall, rates of… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
April 21, 2023
Do you see your dentist regularly? If you do, good for you. Unfortunately, only about two-thirds of Americans have seen their dentists in the last 12 months. That’s bad for their teeth, and it may also be bad for their heart. That’s because there’s a link between what’s going on in your mouth and… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 19, 2023
Do you like sleeping in on the weekends? Many of us look forward to staying under the covers on our Saturdays and Sundays, especially after a late night or a long week. The extra shuteye helps us recover from missed sleep during the week. Or so we think. Unfortunately, this kind of inconsistent… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
April 18, 2023
As an internal medicine physician for 36 years, I was never fond of New Year’s resolutions. They always seemed artificial and destined to fail. And if you’ve ever made one, you probably know what I’m talking about. In fact, about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, but… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 14, 2023
The loss of a loved one is an inevitable part of life. Bereavement is a tough and personal journey that can be overwhelming at times, whether the loss is a spouse, child, parent, relative, friend or pet. Bereavement includes grieving, our internal thoughts and feelings on loss, and mourning, our… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2023
Is your doctor on your case to go to the gym? If yes, it’s because strength training helps prolong your life. In fact, the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a review 16 studies of that found just 30 to 60 minutes a week of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2023
Hair care is important to Americans. In 2022, haircare industry revenue was $13 billion. While hair care products are important if you want hair that looks healthy, it begins with nutrition, not shampoo and conditioner.
Studies have found that eating lean proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids, fat-… See more
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