Living Well Blog

By Dr. Andrea Klemes
January 12, 2021
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
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
December 15, 2020
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
December 10, 2020
With COVID-19 infections still setting records, the 2020/2021 flu season is just getting underway in the Northern hemisphere. The question on many epidemiologists’ minds: Will it be worse or better than past years? In the plus column: Community measures implemented for the coronavirus pandemic… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 4, 2020
Giving the gift of health to your family and friends can be expensive. But this year, you can be a “Healthy Santa," with our list of wellness gift ideas that won’t break the bank.     An Herb Mill is a thoughtful gift for someone who cooks or is trying to cut down on salt. Herb… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 3, 2020
Your holiday lifestyle is probably different than your usual routine. Maybe you consume more calories—a lot more if you’re like most people. Or maybe you stress over juggling social, work and family commitments. Or maybe the shopping, decorating and gift wrapping is enough to push you over the edge… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
November 17, 2020
In 2003 a new weight loss fad began emerging—high protein diets. For a while, these high-protein, low-carb diets seemed like the Holy Grail of weight loss. Over time, many people found these diets difficult to sustain and associated with some health issues. The diets fell out of favor as a… See more
October 22, 2020
How many times have you arrived at your doctor’s office for an appointment and been asked if you’d like to see the doctor or a nurse practitioner? This question may come as a surprise; chances are you just assumed that you’d see your doctor. These days, however, that’s not necessarily the… See more
October 22, 2020
Primary care doctors play an important role in your health. They should be the center of your medical team, your starting place for most health care, and the person who has an in-depth knowledge of your medical history and any current health concerns and understands your risk factors for specific… See more
September 18, 2020
When it’s time to look for a new doctor, what are the most important factors to consider? This is a decision you’ll want to handle with care. A primary care doctor who is a good fit can help optimize your health, increase longevity and lower your… See more
August 13, 2020
We asked one of America's top virus scientists, Erica Saphire, PhD, a researcher at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and a professor of immunology and microbial science, to brief members on the latest COVID-19 vaccine and treatment news. Saphire has been on the frontlines of viral research… See more
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