Living Well Blog

July 15, 2019
Answer the following questions below to determine if you might be at risk. If you answer “true” to three or more of these questions, you may be at moderate to high risk for sleep apnea.* Take these results to your MDVIP-affiliated physician, who may suggest further evaluation. *STOP-Bang… See more
July 10, 2019
A lot of surprising things can affect your sleep. For example, what you drink and when you drink it, electronic devices like your phone or tablet, the temperature of the room — even when you go to bed each night. Together, these things are called sleep hygiene and practicing good sleep hygiene… 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
By Janet Tiberian
June 14, 2019
More than 42 million American women live with some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American College of Cardiology. But many aren’t getting the exercise they need to help prevent complications like heart attack and stroke. In fact, the… See more
June 14, 2019
If doctors could wave a magic wand, they would ideally know everything about you. But we all know that’s difficult-to-impossible to do in a world of infrequent appointments that are typically only 10 minutes long or less. As an MDVIP patient, you have the luxury of long appointments (averaging 45… See more
June 14, 2019
Here are eight things your doc absolutely needs to know, as they can indicate some pretty serious—even life-threatening—conditions that may need to be ruled out with tests, considered when issues occur down the line, or at the very least impact your ongoing overall health and wellbeing.

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June 14, 2019
There are very few people except seven- or eight-year-old boys who enjoy and feel confident talking openly about embarrassing health issues without squirming, cringing and feeling super nervous. But when it comes to your health, you need to get comfortable in doing so in the confidential space of… See more
June 13, 2019
The term “heart attack” is kind of a misnomer. Nothing actually attacks your heart. So, what really happens during a heart attack?  In a nutshell, a coronary artery becomes blocked. This prevents blood from flowing to the heart, and as a result your heart muscle is damaged.  The medical term is… See more
By Janet Tiberian
June 12, 2019
You’ve heard it many times: limit your intake of highly processed foods. You know the fast, ready-to-eat convenient foods with a long list of hard to pronounce ingredients. Some are easy to recognize -- soft drinks (including diet soda), fast food menu items and packaged baked goods, to name a few… See more
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