Entries by Ginny Sigle

Cholesterol & Diabetes

by Caroline Benitez When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes, monitoring blood sugar is probably the first step that comes to mind, but there’s another number worth keeping an eye on – cholesterol. For many patients with diabetes, LDL cholesterol is more likely to be elevated. Chronically high levels of this “bad” kind of […]

Returning to LVIM

We have all had time in the last several months to assess what is important in the world and especially what is important in our own world. Many of us have discovered that time spent with loved ones and time spent in solitude is important.  Time to enjoy the simpler things in life – a […]

Mobile Food Pantry

            August 2020 Update In March of this year, LVIM became a Mobile Food Pantry site twice a month thanks to the George W Jenkins End Hunger Initiative in partnership with United Way of Central Florida and Feeding Tampa Bay. Since then, we have provided fresh food to 2,738 Households […]

World Hepatitis Day

by Caroline Benitez World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on July 28th bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2020 the theme is ‘Find the Missing Millions’. When your liver is healthy, you won’t notice as […]

COVID-19 Response

A NOTE FROM ALICE Alice V. Koehler, MBA | President & CEO July 23, 2020 Throughout history, when people are faced with challenges, we see them either retreat or lean in, crumble or build.  Challenging times, if we let them, will get the best of us.  Conversely, however, challenging times can also make the best […]

Mask Up!

Recent studies have revealed that COVID-19 spreads through person-to-person transmission in the form of respiratory droplets produced when infected individuals cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of nearby persons, or they may be inhaled. Reports and studies on infection control state that these droplets usually travel around 6 […]

Together We Heal

Today, tens of millions in America live without health insurance – or much hope. That’s where we come in. Over 25 years ago Dr. Jack McConnell dared to imagine the possible in the face of the impossible. He imagined, what if we didn’t see patients but simply saw people? What if treating those people with […]

Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

A Holistic Approach to Managing Stress by Kelly Andrews By now you may or may not feel like you are starting to be” in flow” with our new reality. Everyone is continuing to find their own way of dealing with continuous challenges of COVID-19 and for most of us some days are better than others. […]

Eating Well & the LVIM Mobile Food Pantry

by Caroline Benitez Eating well starts not with what’s on your plate, but what’s in your grocery cart. Though there isn’t a one-size fits-all way to eat, almost everyone agrees that a diet rich in fresh veggies, produce, and whole grains is the foundation to good health. Sometimes knowing the right foods to eat isn’t […]

Healthy Delicious Recipes

Did you know LVIM has volunteer Nutrition Educator who works with our patients?  Throughout the month of June, we will be sharing some of the healthy and delicious recipes given to us by Katherine Bates on our social media. Katherine Bates is a Florida native and a Nutrition Educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in […]