Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
Influenza, commonly referred to “the flu” is a highly contagious respiratory virus with many different strains. Flu shots are an obvious strategy to help prevent the flu, yet only about 40 percent of Americans get a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… See more
January 12, 2018
Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe. Ingredients 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil,… See more
January 9, 2018
This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.  Ingredients 12 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops (see… See more
January 2, 2018
Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In our recipe for Spaghetti Genovese we give pesto a nutritional boost by adding spinach and toss it all together with fiber-rich whole-wheat pasta for a warm, comforting weeknight meal. Serve with… See more
January 2, 2018
This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make it hearty enough for dinner.  Ingredients     24 dried shiitake or black Chinese mushrooms (2-3 ounces)     2 carrots, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks     2 8-ounce cans bamboo… See more
December 28, 2017
Not sure when you should get vaccinated as an adult? Use this chart as a guide, but always ask your primary care physician about which vaccines you should get and when.  
December 28, 2017
Depending on factors including age, health conditions, lifestyle and whether you travel internationally, adults need immunization protection against these diseases.   Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) if you have not had a Tdap vaccine Shingles (60 yrs. and older) Hepatitis B… See more
December 28, 2017
Nobody likes getting vaccines. But the conditions they protect against can be really nasty. Consider pertussis or whooping cough. Although most people think of whooping cough as a disease affecting young children and infants, it can affect adults, causing pneumonia and hospitalization. Plus, adults… See more
December 28, 2017

Travel Immunizations by Country

Check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website’s Traveler’s Health section for a complete A-Z of destinations and the required and recommended vaccinations needed by type of traveler – from… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
December 28, 2017
Each year, millions of Americans ask that question – and more than half the adult population say, “no.” That’s right. Only about 40 percent of Americans get the flu vaccine every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the fact that it’s the best protection… See more
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