Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 2, 2021
More than 42 million American women live with some form of cardiovascular disease, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it's the leading cause of death among American women, according to the American Heart Association. But many aren’t getting the exercise they need to help… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 1, 2021
Men have a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a known risk for cardiovascular disease, but women with OSA experience impaired heart function earlier than men, according to a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?…

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 29, 2021
Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 28, 2021
For many Americans, getting one of the two currently approved COVID-19 vaccines has become an exercise in frustration. Distribution challenges, not enough vaccines and a tangle of federal, state and local rules have led to confusion but as many vaccinations as planned.  There are a lot of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 28, 2021
You've probably heard or seen a lot about new variants of COVID-19 in the last few weeks. It’s no surprise that after a year of circulating, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has evolved. Viruses often mutate and change. Sometimes they weaken, sometimes they strengthen, and sometimes they become… 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 Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 8, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic, now more than 10 months old, shows no sign of abating, even as vaccines are slowly rolling out. In early January, the U.S. set single day records for deaths and new diagnoses for COVID-19, the condition caused by the virus. 

New COVID Strains

Meanwhile, the… See more
January 7, 2021
Last reviewed and updated: Jan. 12, 2021 During the coronavirus pandemic, we're updating this resource center regularly to keep you informed. Stay connected:  Check back here for updates. Follow the news and consult the See more
December 28, 2020
Think of good friends as a tool – not unlike diet and exercise, really – to promote mental and physical health. You can’t measure the benefits directly, but the ripple effect of strong social connections improves heart health, brain function, even your immune system.  What if you’re perfectly… See more
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