Living Well Blog

August 18, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are now recommending a third dose or booster COVID vaccine shot for immunocompromised individuals. The decision was made especially for transplant recipients whose immune systems do not produce the same protective effect from the… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
August 18, 2021
The federal government is planning to make booster doses of mRNA vaccines available starting the week of Sept. 20. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Aug. 18 that the move was designed to help boost waning immunity in vaccinated individuals especially to mild and moderate illness caused by… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 18, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been an uptick in depression, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, both new diagnoses of depression and prescriptions for… See more
July 29, 2021
Just as you thought we were in the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic, two new variants have emerged in the U.S., causing infection rates to rise, hospital beds to fill and regulators to recommend masks again. Should you get out your mask? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is… See more
July 19, 2021
Medicare coverage for telemedicine visits is relatively new. Traditionally Medicare has paid for such visits in a limited way. But the coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, has changed all of that. Why? Many primary care physicians are using telemedicine appointments in lieu of traditional in-office… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 17, 2021

Are You Hungry All the Time? You May have Low Blood Sugar

You’re trying to lose weight. But despite your best efforts, it’s not working. One problem is that you’re hungry most of the time, even shortly after eating a meal. Ignoring hunger will make you feel miserable, while giving in can… See more
July 16, 2021
Many patients wonder when they have a problem whether they should go straight to a specialist or a primary care physician. For example, if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, should you seek out a cardiologist? What about type 2 diabetes—do you need to see an endocrinologist?  If you… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2021

Study Suggests New Prostate Cancer screening Is More Accurate than PSAs

For the last 25 years, doctors have used the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test along with digital rectal exams (DRE) to screen for prostate cancer. This approach, to say the least, has been controversial. 

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2021

Blood Pressure Diet Credited with Reducing Heart Injury and Strain

High blood pressure is a major problem in the United States. In fact, close to half of all Americans have it. And while the condition is one of the leading predictors of cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death… See more
July 13, 2021

How Do I Know If I Need Anxiety Medication?

Anxiety feels terrible. Anti-anxiety medications, also called anxiolytics, can deliver fast relief. So why doesn’t everybody with anxiety take them?  The short answer, from a treatment perspective: These drugs can do much more to your body than… See more
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