Living Well Blog

January 15, 2022
It’s hard to believe we’ve been living with COVID-19 for two years. For many, the constant grind, worrisome headlines, sacrifices and separation from loved ones has come at a heavy cost: Depression and anxiety have increased dramatically for Americans. Studies published early in the pandemic found… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 14, 2022
If you like to run, cycle or hike outside, you have indoor options when winter hits. However, if you are a die-hard outdoor exerciser or winter athlete, who chooses to power through the freezing temperatures, gusty wind, ice and snow, you may want to adopt a few measures to protect your lungs.  “… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 18, 2021
With winter in full swing, you probably find yourself reaching for Chapstick® and body lotion more often. Winter’s dry, cold weather draws moisture away from the skin and can lead to winter itch -- a type of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 18, 2021
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in childhood. Typical signs include having difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors or being overly active. Although ADHD can span into adulthood, it was largely considered a childhood… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 17, 2021
It’s the holiday season – a time of joy, cheer and heartburn. Mainstream holiday fare – high fat foods, alcohol and desserts – can trigger heartburn. Of course, heartburn isn’t just a holiday thing – many of us experience bad heartburn anytime we eat foods that are spicy or high in fat or drink… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
December 15, 2021
I love the holidays. From time with family to time away from work to good food and good cheer, it’s a near perfect time of year. But not for everyone. Some people dread the holidays because of family history and memories that aren’t joyous. Others find the added stress of crowds, finances and… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III MD FACP
MDVIP
December 13, 2021
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. 

New Years Resolutions Statistics

In fact, about 45 percent of Americans… See more
December 8, 2021
Every few years or so, a large survey comes out that highlights Americans views on longevity. The consistent message is that most of us want stick around long enough to grow (very) old.  In a 2016 survey by the Stanford Center on Longevity, three-fourths of the 2,330 adult respondents said they… See more
December 8, 2021
For most of us, the term “early death” isn’t scientific. It simply describes death that occurs unexpectedly early: in children, of course, but also their parents and anyone else in the so-called prime of their lives.  Public health experts offer a clearer definition, and the age cutoff may… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2021
Americans love salt. From shaking it on their food to gobbling up salty, prepackaged snacks to dining on sodium-rich restaurant food, it’s a staple of our diet. As a result, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt each day, despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending… See more
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