Living Well Blog

By Mart J. Amick, MD
August 10, 2019
Between 50 and 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, including insomnia (short-term or chronic) and sleep apnea. Close to 25 percent struggle with sleep in some form on a nightly basis. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
August 10, 2019
During sleep we (1) are completely vulnerable to predators; (2) cannot hunt for food; (3) cannot hunt for a mate or reproduce; and (4) cannot care for or protect our young.  For evolution to not have eliminated sleep on this basis means that it must be incredibly important. 

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By Janet Tiberian
July 19, 2019
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Close to 100,000 cases of melanoma — the most dangerous form — will be diagnosed in 2019… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 18, 2019
It’s mid-summer, 90 degrees and humid, but you want to work out and you prefer doing it outdoors. Treadmills really aren’t your thing – you feel like a hamster walking or running on one.  You’re probably aware summer heat raises your risk for sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 17, 2019
A new trend in physical activity is quickly gaining popularity -- high-intensity interval physical activity (HIIPA). It’s based on the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method and could be a way for you to get the benefits of intense training without the risks or even working out. HIIT… See more
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
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