5 Ways to Live Younger Longer

The average American will live into their late 70s. While medical experts expect life spans to increase in the coming years — possibly to more than 100 years of age — they’re increasingly worried about our health spans. Health span is the period of our lives we live without debilitating diseases and mobility issues Unfortunately, it’s not something we focus on when we’re planning our golden years.


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Take Precautions Against RSV – One of the Tripledemic Viruses

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 19, 2023

You should always be vigilant about protecting your immune system. But between October and May, it’s imperative. 

First, it’s flu season, which can lead to pneumonia and hospitalizations. We’re also still dealing with COVID. Although experts have yet to identify a “COVID season,” cases are expected to rise during the colder months as people spend more time indoors. COVID can cause life-threatening complications. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: It’s More Common in Men, But Women Have Lower Survival Rates

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 20, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of music legend Elvis Presley, recently passed from a sudden cardiac arrest. She was 54. 

During an NFL football game in early January, Damar Hamlin collapsed after a hit. Reports suggested he too had cardiac arrest. He survived due to immediate, on-field medical treatment.


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8 Ways to Maintain Your Mobility as You Age

Let’s face facts – as we age, most of us become increasingly less active. For some people, it’s a lack of energy, while for others, old injuries and wear and tear on our bodies causes pain. Many older adults are sedentary, spending nine to 13 hours a day sitting, according to research. If you are sedentary and would like to get moving again, here are eight tips that can help. 

Eat a healthy diet

It may seem surprising to start with food, but proper nutrition is essential for mobility. Your body needs a healthy balanced diet to fuel movement. Here are a few examples:


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Americans Aren’t Using Free Dietary Tools to Eat Healthier

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2022

Nutrition is a complex science, but it plays a significant role in our health, so it’s important to understand at least the basics.

Which free diet tools can help me lose weight and eat healthier?

Fortunately, there are many diet tools available to help, including free ones from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provide guidance on what to eat and drink to help us:


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Can Drinking Tea Prevent Heart Disease in Women?

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022

You’ve probably heard (and used) expression, “But first, coffee.” If you’re preventing heart disease, you might want to rephrase: But first, tea! 

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s high in flavonoids, plant-based compounds found in a wide range of foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea, chocolate and wine. Flavonoids are a significant source of antioxidants, which protect cells against free radicals, helping to stave off chronic conditions like heart disease – the leading cause of death in the U.S. 


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This Nutrient May Slow Cognitive Decline and Promote Brain Health

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022

Maintaining healthy cognitive function is a vital component to living a healthy life.10% of Americans older than 65 have dementia and another 22 percent have mild cognitive impairment – the earliest stage of memory loss, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology


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