Living Well Blog

May 20, 2020
Last reviewed and updated: May 20, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown, we're updating this resource center regularly to keep you informed. Stay connected:  Check back here for updates. Follow the news and consult the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2020
It’s a simple question: Can vitamin D protect you from the coronavirus? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple, despite recent research that shows a crude, but clear relationship between countries with high levels of vitamin D deficiency and high levels of COVID-19 cases and deaths.  In May,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2020
Mediterranean diet has been linked to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. One reason it works is by altering gut bacterium linked to healthy aging and lower inflammation in older people, according to a study published the BMJ… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 12, 2020
Using herbs and spices is one of the easiest ways to enhance the flavor of your food. And they’re certainly healthier than adding salt or sodium-laden condiments such as soy sauce, salad dressings and dips. Because they’re plant-based, they’re also high in antioxidants and minerals and can boost… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 11, 2020
There has been a precipitous drop in medical visits and preventive testing since shelter-in-place orders went into effect in March, even though many doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and hospitals are still open. Since early April there has been a 49 percent decrease in adult primary care… See more
May 11, 2020
From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, we were told to watch for a few symptoms: dry cough, shortness of breath, fever. By the end of April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms to the list: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, repeated shaking with… See more
May 7, 2020
It’s an important question -- especially now, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re experiencing symptoms possibly related to COVID-19, another illness or an injury, where do you go? Your primary care doctor office? A walk-in clinic? Urgent care? Or an emergency department?  Each… See more
May 5, 2020
PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after a traumatic event. The event may be shocking, frightening or dangerous, which is why many of us associate PTSD with war. While it’s true that recent veterans are more likely to have PTSD than the rest of us, anyone can get it. During a… See more
May 4, 2020
Many people are excited to "get back to normal" as businesses reopen and regular activities resume; I am too! But there's still the need to protect ourselves against COVID-19 while coming into contact with the general public again. Here are some action steps that you can take to help stay safe and… See more
April 30, 2020
Some states that issued stay-at-home orders in the wake of COVID-19 are starting to reopen for business. If it’s safe for you to go get your hair cut, shouldn’t that mean it’s safe for you to see your grandchildren?  Maybe. Maybe not.   Base your plans not… See more
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