Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Be More of a Concern for Women than Men

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By Janet Tiberian
August 16, 2019

Men have a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a known risk for cardiovascular disease, but women with OSA experience impaired heart function earlier than men, according to a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America.


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Studies Link Light to Moderate Drinking with Increased Health Risks and Premature Death

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August 14, 2019

Over the last few years, some experts have suggested that consuming a moderate or light amount of alcohol every day might protect your heart better than abstaining from alcohol.


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Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

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By Janet Tiberian
August 13, 2019

What is Parksinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that renders many people confined to a wheelchair. Every year about 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism. But that number continues rising, according to a couple of recent studies.


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7 Drug-Free Sleep Solutions  / Brett A. Wohler, MD / May 7, 2018

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Tips for getting more sleep

Try the following tips to help you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

Get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity several times a week at least four hours before bedtime.

Limit alcoholic beverages throughout the day and avoid them after 5 pm. Alcohol interferes with sleeping.

Avoid caffeinated beverages and foods like tea, coffee, cola and chocolate, particularly after 4 pm.


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Hate Exercise? This New Fitness Trend Might Be for You

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By Janet Tiberian
July 17, 2019

A new trend in physical activity is quickly gaining popularity -- high-intensity interval physical activity (HIIPA). It’s based on the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method and could be a way for you to get the benefits of intense training without the risks or even working out.


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5 Tips to Survive Hot Summer Workouts

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By Janet Tiberian
July 18, 2019

It’s mid-summer, 90 degrees and humid, but you want to work out and you prefer doing it outdoors. Treadmills really aren’t your thing – you feel like a hamster walking or running on one. 

You’re probably aware summer heat raises your risk for sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, so it’s important to talk to you doctor before you work out in high temperatures. If you get clearance, there are strategies that can help make summer workouts more enjoyable. Try these five tips.   


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Can Summer Trigger Migraines? / Janet Tiberian / August 14, 2016

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The Future of Skin Cancer Detection Seems to Be Improving

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July 19, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Close to 100,000 cases of melanoma — the most dangerous form — will be diagnosed in 2019.


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8 Things You Need to Tell Your Doctor

Here are eight things your doc absolutely needs to know, as they can indicate some pretty serious—even life-threatening—conditions that may need to be ruled out with tests, considered when issues occur down the line, or at the very least impact your ongoing overall health and wellbeing.


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Embarrassing but Crucial Symptoms Doctors Wish You’d Tell Them That Many Patients Don’t

There are very few people except seven- or eight-year-old boys who enjoy and feel confident talking openly about embarrassing health issues without squirming, cringing and feeling super nervous. But when it comes to your health, you need to get comfortable in doing so in the confidential space of your doctor’s office. Here’s what your doctor wants and needs to know about:


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Why and How to be Fully Transparent with Your Physician

If doctors could wave a magic wand, they would ideally know everything about you. But we all know that’s difficult-to-impossible to do in a world of infrequent appointments that are typically only 10 minutes long or less. As an MDVIP patient, you have the luxury of long appointments (averaging 45 minutes), during which your physician can really dig in to learn all about you—your health, your lifestyle, your family and relationships, that all contribute to the matrix of your health. 


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