Living Well Blog

July 16, 2021
Many patients wonder when they have a problem whether they should go straight to a specialist or a primary care physician. For example, if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, should you seek out a cardiologist? What about type 2 diabetes—do you need to see an endocrinologist?  If you… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
May 5, 2021
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
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 9, 2021
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 9, 2021
If you’ve had one of the three coronavirus vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news for you: You can get together with small groups of other people who have been fully vaccinated and ditch some precautions. That’s right: No mask, no social distancing.… See more
February 2, 2021
Ask women what health issue is more likely to kill them and a majority think they should be most concerned about breast cancer, not heart disease or having a heart attack. They’re then surprised to hear that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States today and is more deadly… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 2, 2021
Low estrogen levels in women can cause weight gain, mood swings and headaches. It also raises the risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia. And in men it may raise body fat, lower sex drive and contribute to erectile dysfunction.  Seems awful. But there is one bright spot –… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
January 28, 2021
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
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
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.

WHEN CAN I GET THE VACCINE?

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
MDVIP
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
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