Living Well Blog

By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 14, 2022
Does your life have meaning? Does it have purpose? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: Studies show that having a purpose can lead to better health outcomes. That’s the bottom line, but from there it gets a little murky. Let’s start with how we define what gives us meaning or purpose in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 10, 2022
Depression is often thought of as a women’s health issue. Women are almost twice as likely as men to experience symptoms of depression, according to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  But the truth is: Depression also affects men and in large numbers… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 9, 2022
Most men aren’t too concerned about their own bone density. Understandably so. Bone thinning affects far more women than men. Take hips for example. Hip osteopenia is prevalent in 56 percent of women and 18 percent of men… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 8, 2022
Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar. Cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened beverages like gourmet coffee and sodas come to mind. But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein bars and canned soup, in canned… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 31, 2022
For decades, Alzheimer’s researchers have faced a major challenge in treating early stages of the disease. They could only study the brain after a patient died and the disease spread throughout the brain. But a relatively new imaging technique is giving scientists a window into the development of… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
March 31, 2022
The year I graduated from medical school, 1982, a brave new world of cardiology was just beginning. Researchers conducting a trial of the drug lovastatin discovered it lowered cholesterol in a small group of patients with a genetic predisposition for dangerously high cholesterol. Patients with this… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 29, 2022
For centuries, doctors and public health officials have pointed to Ben Franklin’s famous mantra, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Can you really save money by preventing disease?

What is Preventive Care

Preventive care detects serious diseases at an early stage, before… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
March 29, 2022

Do you see your dentist regularly?

If you do, good for you. Unfortunately, only about two-thirds of Americans have seen their dentists in the last 12 months. That’s bad for their teeth, and it may also be bad for their heart. That’s because there’s a link between what’s… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 28, 2022
When the doctor-patient relationship works, patients experience better health outcomes. Research shows when patients are happier and reassured, they understand their health challenges and… See more
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