Living Well Blog

June 16, 2023
We often think of prevention from the perspective of youth. If we had started eating healthy in our 20s, if we had built strong exercise habits in our 30s, if we had maintained a healthy weight in our 40s … While we can do a lot of good — or bad — when we’re young, we can still have an impact on… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 19, 2023
If you’ve ever cared for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia or experienced an event that’s life-threatening, you may heard their physicians use terms like curative care, palliative care and hospice care. They’re common terms applied to the care approach we use in latter… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 16, 2023
Every 3.2 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a debilitating form of dementia that deteriorates cognitive skills and memory.  Unfortunately, cognitive health tests are usually conducted once symptoms have begun. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t have early… See more
July 13, 2021

How Do I Know If I Need Anxiety Medication?

Anxiety feels terrible. Anti-anxiety medications, also called anxiolytics, can deliver fast relief. So why doesn’t everybody with anxiety take them?  The short answer, from a treatment perspective: These drugs can do much more to your body than… See more
December 28, 2020
We reach out to friends to solve problems. We call them to share good news. We meet them for walks, for lunch, for card games. All the while, and with every interaction, we grow healthier – without stepping foot in a gym or counting a single calorie.  More than 20 years of research connect… See more
December 28, 2020
America has a loneliness problem.  A report released in 2020 found that more than three in five adults are lonely. Many say they feel left out, poorly understood or short on companionship.  Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes including cognitive decline, depression and longer… See more
December 28, 2020
We all have a friend or two we’ve known for years and still adore. Too often, these gems don’t live near us anymore. We can count on them for support and great conversation, but that happens by phone and text these days.  As much as we love our dearest friends far away, they can’t fulfill our… See more
October 16, 2020
What's your risk for dementia and how can you lower it? Find answers in our brain health center. While we know that exercise has many health benefits — it can help prevent or treat cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and even certain cancers… See more
October 9, 2020
What's your risk for dementia and how can you lower it? Find answers in our brain health center. Watch this MDVIP-exclusive webinar with Dr. Majid Fotuhi. Dr. Fotuhi, a national-recognized neurologist in the field of memory and brain… See more
By Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP
September 21, 2020
Dr. Lara Hitchcock discusses how she uses the screenings in the MDVIP Wellness Program to help track patients' brain health.