Living Well Blog

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
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 30, 2020
With various states and the federal government considering easing social distancing restrictions and reopening segments of the economy, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus hasn’t gone away. That means if you’re in a high-risk group – or come into contact with people who are in a high-… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 17, 2020
In this simplest terms, COVID-19 is respiratory tract infection. It can affect sinuses, nose, throat, trachea and lungs. About 80 percent of cases are mild, producing symptoms similar to the flu such as fever, fatigue, aches/pains, cough, sore throat, runny nose and congestion. With rest and some… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 15, 2020
During the coronavirus shutdown, you might not be able to go to the gym or to your pool or to your yoga class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work out. Exercise virtually.  Many fitness professionals are helping Americans begin workouts, as well as continue staying active through the help of… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 20, 2020
It’s been a difficult month for patients and physicians alike. As a doctor, a mom and a daughter, I’ve been worried about a lot of different people. My 85-year-old mother, for example, lives in New York, about 1,300 miles from us. At first, I was worried about whether I should fly up to see her or… See more
March 4, 2020
You probably don’t think much about heart disease if you’re under 50 years of age. But heart disease is a killer – in fact, it’s the number one cause of death in the U.S. Your lifetime risk for developing heart disease after age 40 is nearly 50 percent if you’re a man and 32 percent if you’re a… See more
January 22, 2020
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 31 million Americans. It seems there are practically as many “natural remedies” that promise arthritis relief. Unfortunately, most of them, from copper bracelets to apple cider vinegar, don’t work. The good news is that there are a few science-backed, drug-free ways to… See more
July 10, 2019
If you’re having trouble sleeping, discuss these natural remedies with your doctor. Studies suggest that some natural remedies can work for mild insomnia. If you aren’t getting enough zzz’s, discuss the following options with your MDVIP-affiliated physician. Acupuncture… See more
July 10, 2019
Try the following tips to help you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity several times a week at least four hours before bedtime. Limit alcoholic beverages throughout the day and avoid them after 5 pm.… See more
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