Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
July 12, 2018
One of the drugs commonly prescribed to control frequent acid reflux, or GERD, has been linked to pneumonia in older adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  Proton-… See more
July 11, 2018
Popular with both children and adults, these crispy, low-fat turkey fingers will disappear faster than you expect. For a fruity alternative, substitute apricot jam for the maple syrup in the dipping sauce. Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons plus  1/2 cup whole-grain… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 6, 2018
Now that it’s summer, you should be taking precautions against tick-borne illnesses if you’re spending time outside. Ticks are notorious for spreading illnesses such as Lyme disease, Powassan virus and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. But… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 6, 2018
If you’re trying to lose weight, listen up: You need to take measures to protect your bones. Weight loss is associated with a lower bone density, particularly among older Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.   Researchers from… See more
July 4, 2018
A simple relish of parsley and olives jazzes up grilled tuna. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled vegetables and steamed new potatoes. Ingredients Olive Relish 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup chopped pitted imported black olives, such as Kalamata 1/4 cup… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
July 2, 2018
Just about all of us have embarked on a weight loss journey at some point in our lives. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans currently report being over their ideal weight in a new MDVIP survey. The good news is that… See more
June 27, 2018
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat. Ingredients 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise  3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)  1/4 cup shredded coconut… See more
June 22, 2018
The supplement aisle in grocery stores is tempting, isn’t it? The labels on the backs of the bottles would have you believe that for just a few dollars, you could take a pill that improves a huge range of symptoms – or just your overall health.  I have a feeling you know the bad “news” I’m about… See more
June 21, 2018
Perfect for a hot summer's night, baked tofu, bell peppers and scallions are stir-fried with udon noodles in this quick and easy dish. Ingredients 8 ounces udon or whole-wheat noodles 2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon loose green tea leaves, preferably gunpowder (optional) 2… See more
June 19, 2018
Sherry, a member of an MDVIP-affiliated practice in Phoenix, talks about how she was able to work with her physician to lose weight. "He (Dr. Kevin Turner) came up with the plan to help me lose weight," Sherri says. "In the first year I lost about 50 pounds.… See more
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