Entries by Ginny Sigle

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 […]

Today Is Not Like Any Other Day

Today is not like any other day, just like the past two months have not been like any other months. You may be home with family or you may be home alone, but we all have something in common that connects us! As a mental health therapist and grief specialist, I have seen my share […]

Protect Your Skin

by Caroline Benitez As spring makes way for summer, many of us are dreaming about days in the sun. Although plans for beach days and picnics in the park might need to be put on hold for a bit longer, you can still find creative ways to soak up the sun in your own backyard. […]

Just Breathe

by Caroline Benitez To be stressed is to be human, especially during these uncertain times. At some point, everyone experiences situations that cloud their head with worry and overwhelms their thoughts. While there are plenty of ways to describe this sort of feeling, it would be a mistake to think that stress is something that’s […]


With the arrival of COVID-19 on our doorstep, LVIM will continue to be a critical resource to the community. Working together to keep our community safe and healthy, LVIM is planning and prepared to face the new normal that lies ahead.  In these uncertain times, LVIM is keeping the doors open to our current patients, […]

Gut Feeling

by Caroline Benitez While many of us are used to making decisions based on a gut feeling, it takes more than intuition to know your risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer refers to cancer of the digestive tract- specifically, cancer occurring in the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Roughly 148,000 new cases of colorectal cancer […]