Living Well Blog

January 28, 2019
(BPT) - Many Americans consider themselves well-informed and attentive when it comes to their health. That’s why it's so puzzling that many remain unfazed by the threat of heart disease. That was among the findings of the MDVIP Heart Attack IQ Survey, a national study showing Americans are more… See more
January 27, 2019
It has become clear to me, after more than 35 years of medical practice, that the traditional approach to cardiovascular disease is missing the boat. Just look at these dismal statistics: Heart disease has been the No. 1 cause of death in this country since 1900. Somebody has a heart attack every… See more
September 17, 2018
If you've struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You've warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how much could you improve your life if… See more
July 19, 2018
The TODAY Show recently featured the MDVIP/IPSOS Fat IQ survey in a clip on choosing the right diet. Hosts Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist discussed the results with Dr. Drew… See more
July 17, 2018
As a family physician in Alexandria, Virginia, I’m routinely asked by patients, “What should I eat to lower my cholesterol?” It’s an important question. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance in all your cells. When you have too much of it, it can stick to the lining of your blood vessels,… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
July 2, 2018
Just about all of us have embarked on a weight loss journey at some point in our lives. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans currently report being over their ideal weight in a new MDVIP survey. The good news is that… See more
June 22, 2018
The supplement aisle in grocery stores is tempting, isn’t it? The labels on the backs of the bottles would have you believe that for just a few dollars, you could take a pill that improves a huge range of symptoms – or just your overall health.  I have a feeling you know the bad “news” I’m about… See more
June 19, 2018
Sherry, a member of an MDVIP-affiliated practice in Phoenix, talks about how she was able to work with her physician to lose weight. "He (Dr. Kevin Turner) came up with the plan to help me lose weight," Sherri says. "In the first year I lost about 50 pounds.… See more
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