Cannabis Products May Have Heavy Metal Contamination

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

Cannabis is a group of plants with psychoactive properties that are used to produce industrial hemp, CBD oil, and medical and recreational marijuana. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that cannabis plants can absorb a lot of dangerous heavy metals.


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New Brain Stimulation Approach May Help Severe Mental Illness

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2022

Your brain is comprised of networks of neurons – electrically excitable cells. These networks are the building blocks of your nervous system and the basis of basis of brain activity. They transmit information to and from your brain and the rest of your body to help you think, feel and interact with your environment.
 


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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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6 So-Called Healthy Foods

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

When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food manufacturers want us to believe.


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Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 7, 2022

If you’re a walker, you’ve probably heard the recommendation to walk 10,000 steps (or about five miles) every day for health. Did you ever wonder how experts arrived at this amount? 

Not through science. The original concept came from a 1964 Japanese marketing campaign to promote an early pedometer called Manpo-Kei, which is literally translated 10,000 steps meter. Naturally, as the pedometer craze hit the U.S. around 2005, the 10k-step concept became popular here — and it has stuck


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Obesity Contributes to Heart Failure in Some Women, Study Says

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 6, 2022

When it comes to your heart, being obese is a real killer. Researchers have known for years that obesity raises the risk of heart failure for men (11 percent) and women (14 percent), but a new study shows that for some women, being obese can double — or triple — the risk of heart failure.


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How Volunteering, Giving Boosts Your Mood and Health

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By Sean Kelley , MDVIP
April 14, 2022

Have you ever volunteered for a good cause? If yes, how did it make you feel? Did it boost your mood? What about when you donated to your favorite charity? It turns out volunteering and giving are two activities associated with good health and longevity. 

Let’s focus on volunteering first.

How can volunteering improve my health?

Studies show that people who volunteer tend to have:


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How Having a Purpose Can Lead to Better Health

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April 14, 2022

Does your life have meaning? Does it have purpose? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: Studies show that having a purpose can lead to better health outcomes.

That’s the bottom line, but from there it gets a little murky. Let’s start with how we define what gives us meaning or purpose in life.


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Why You Need to Worry About Sugar

Dr. Andrea Klemes, Chief Medical Officer MDVIP
By Dr. Andrea Klemes , MDVIP
April 8, 2022

Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar. Cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened beverages like gourmet coffee and sodas come to mind. But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein bars and canned soup, in canned fruit, smoothies and even spaghetti sauce and ketchup.


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Dr. Andrea Klemes, Chief Medical Officer MDVIP
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Dr. Andrea Klemes is the Chief Medical Officer of MDVIP. She also serves as the executive and organizational leader of MDVIP’s Medical Advisory Board that supports quality and innovation in the delivery of the healthcare model drawing expertise from the affiliated physicians. Dr. Klemes oversees MDVIP’s impressive outcomes data and research including hospital utilization and readmission statistics, quality of disease management in the MDVIP network and the ability to identify high-risk patients and intervene early. She is instrumental in the adoption of the Electronic Health Record use in MDVIP-affiliated practices and the creation of the data warehouse. Dr. Klemes is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Klemes received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan, New York and an Endocrine and Metabolism Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Prior to joining MDVIP, Dr. Klemes worked at Procter & Gamble in the areas of personal healthcare, women’s health and digestive wellness and served as North American Medical Director for bone health. She spent 10 years in private practice specializing in endocrinology and metabolism in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition, Dr. Klemes held leadership roles with the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and as Medical Director of the Diabetes Center in Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida, as well as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Tallahassee Community Hospital. She has been a consultant and frequent lecturer and has completed broad clinical research in diabetes and osteoporosis and published extensively.

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Depression in Men Looks Different than It Does in Women

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 10, 2022

Depression is often thought of as women’s health issue. Women are almost twice as likely as men to experience symptoms of depression, according to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

But the truth is: Depression also affects men and in large numbers — about six million American men struggle with depression. Unfortunately, they’re less likely to address their depression than women. 


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Lean Body Mass Can Help Forestall Osteoporosis, Particularly in Men

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 9, 2022

Most men aren’t too concerned about their own bone density. Understandably so. Bone thinning affects far more women than men. Take hips for example. Hip osteopenia is prevalent in 56 percent of women and 18 percent of men and hip osteoporosis affects 16 percent of women and 2 percent of men, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research


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