Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2021
Americans love salt. From shaking it on their food to gobbling up salty, prepackaged snacks to dining on sodium-rich restaurant food, it’s a staple of our diet. As a result, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt each day, despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 12, 2021
Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became available last December, Americans have been wondering which provides more protection: the vaccine or natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID-19?  The vaccine offers higher… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 11, 2021
Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical achievements. They help cure infections like bronchitis, pink eye, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, UTIs, pneumonia, E. coli and salmonella. They can even help with secondary bacterial infections like ear, sinus and lung infections triggered by… See more
November 1, 2021
If you sleep poorly, you risk more than crankiness in the morning: You risk your heart. Studies show that even if you are at a healthy weight, get exercise and don’t smoke, too little sleep can increase your risk for heart disease.  That’s because good sleep does more than leave us feeling… See more
November 1, 2021
You surely know by now that there’s an “ideal” amount of sleep we’re supposed to get at night: roughly seven to nine hours. This applies to the entire age range for adults, whether you’re 18 or 88.  And it’s not a loose suggestion, like how many days a week you should shower.  Sleep guidance is… See more
November 1, 2021
A lot of surprising things can affect your sleep. For example, what you drink and when you drink it, electronic devices like your phone or tablet, the temperature of the room, how much you exercise — even when you go to bed each night. Together, these things are called sleep hygiene and practicing… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
October 18, 2021
Since the 1980s, doctors have been prescribing aspirin to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, especially in individuals at high risk. But in recent years, studies have shown that aspirin, which is often prescribed because it helps inhibit blood clot formation that can block your arteries, may… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 16, 2021
Chances are, your doctor is already screening you for atherosclerosis risk. They are probably keeping track of your cholesterol, blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. But even if these numbers are perfect, you may still have fatty deposits in your heart arteries, according to a new study. … See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 15, 2021
If you like walnuts, you’re going to go nuts over this: They may help lower your risk for heart disease. Coronary artery disease, the most common form of cardiovascular disease, when plaque builds up in your arteries. Elevated levels low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol,… See more
October 8, 2021
Would you be able to identify clinical depression in yourself? Could you identify it with a loved one?  You may think you can. After all, the telltale signs seem pretty hard to miss: ongoing sadness or hopelessness, loss of interest in normal activities, fatigue, sleep problems. 


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