Asparagus Salad Topped with Poached Eggs

This asparagus salad topped with poached eggs is satisfying yet light, making it a nice option for lunch, brunch or even dinner with some crusty bread. Roasting brings out a toasty flavor in the asparagus. We like this salad with medium-set poached eggs so the yolks are still a little runny, but poach your eggs for the full 8 minutes if you prefer hard-set yolks.


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Turkey Fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce

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.

IngredientsTry these Turkey Fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce

1 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons plus 

1/2 cup whole-grain mustard, divided


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Grilled Tuna with Olive Relish

A simple relish of parsley and olives jazzes up grilled tuna. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled vegetables and steamed new potatoes.

IngredientsTry this Grilled Tuna with Olive Relish

Olive Relish

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1/3 cup chopped pitted imported black olives, such as Kalamata

1/4 cup finely chopped celery


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How Your Gut Biome Can Affect Your Weight

Janet Tiberian Author
By Janet Tiberian
June 8, 2018

gut biome interfering with weight lossYou’ve cleaned-up your diet, cut your calories and ramped up your workouts, but the scale still hasn’t budged. We all know that managing weight can be a difficult, complex process. And experts still don’t have all the answers. But a new weight management variable has caught the attention of researchers over the last several years — gut health. 


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Janet Tiberian

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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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.

IngredientsEasy to Make Summer Dessert: Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise 

3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip) 


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Stir-Fried Noodles with Green Tea

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.

IngredientsEasy Summer Dinner - Stir Fried Noodles with Green Tea

8 ounces udon or whole-wheat noodles

2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon loose green tea leaves, preferably gunpowder (optional)


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4 Surprising Summer Health Hazards – And How to Avoid Them

Brett A. Wohler, MD
By Brett A. Wohler, MD
June 8, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, and for a lot of us that means a vacation is in store. Will you head to the beach? Travel abroad? Pop a tent at a nearby campsite? 

You’re probably not thinking about summer vacation health hazards as you plan, pack or travel. Unfortunately, they happen. As a family physician in Alexandria, Virginia, I see plenty of them. Sometimes they could have been prevented, if my patients only knew what to watch for.

With that in mind, I’ve compiled a short list of summer health safety tips, potential vacation risks, and how to avoid them.


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About the Physician
Brett A. Wohler, MD

I am a primary care physician practicing in a personalized healthcare model, similar to a concierge model, with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and early detection. As a family physician, I see children and make rounds with my patients admitted to INOVA Alexandria Hospital. My practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia and serves the DC Metro area, including Springfield, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, as well as surrounding areas in Maryland.

My practice philosophy is focused on getting to know and understand my patients as best I can to help guide them through the maze of our current healthcare system. This commitment involves partnering with patients and continually discussing their health concerns and lifestyle choices. As a private doctor, I like to emphasize the power of the individual and to help him or her using natural treatments (more exercise, stress management, healthier diet and weight management) rather than pharmaceuticals when possible.

I have been named to the list of Best Doctors in America® for 18 consecutive years.

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Tobacco Use on the Rise as Marijuana is Legalized

Janet Tiberian Author
By Janet Tiberian
June 8, 2018

As more and more states are decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, researchers have noticed a problem: Cigarette smoking is also on the rise. 

Cannabis is currently legal for recreational use in 10 states and for medicinal purposes in 30 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.  

"Cannabis use - medical and recreational - have risen substantially over the last 20 years," says Bernard Kaminetsky, MD, medical director, MDVIP. "And baby boomers are the fastest growing group of users."  


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Janet Tiberian

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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Are Whole Grain Products Healthy?

Louis Malinow, MD Author
By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
June 15, 2018

You’re standing in the bread aisle of your supermarket trying to select a healthy bread to buy. Whole grain, whole wheat, multi-grain -- it’s confusing.  But the reality is, none of them are healthy. Based on the Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, eating whole grains is like taking a wrecking ball on your health. Here’s why.


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Louis B Malinow, MD
, MDVIP

Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician that's been practicing in Baltimore for more than 20 years. He's board certified in Internal Medicine, a certified Hypertension Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland that specializes in both high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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Here Are Two Alternatives That May Help with Osteoarthritis Pain

Janet Tiberian Author
By Janet Tiberian
June 8, 2018

Doctors typically prescribe medications, physical therapy and gentle stretches for osteoarthritis pain relieve the pain — a condition affecting millions. But alternative treatments for osteoarthritis pain, such as taking fish oil and eating foods high in vitamin K may also help, according to a meta-analysis study published in Rheumatology.


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Janet Tiberian

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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