Living Well Blog

March 5, 2024
When it comes to health span – the period in our life where we live healthy – not everything is in our hands. First, no one lives forever – and most of us will die from or with a chronic condition. Genetics also play a big role in our longevity and risk for chronic conditions.But that doesn’t mean… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 19, 2024
Have you ever misplaced your glasses? Or walked into a room only to forget why? For years, mild forgetfulness was considered a normal part of aging often triggered by being in a noisy environment, dealing with stress or multitasking.But researchers also think these memory lapses may be an early… See more
November 3, 2023
Social isolation and loneliness are known to increase as we age and are often spoken about interchangeably. But they are not the same and far from nuanced in their differences. Loneliness is psychologically defined as the feeling of being alone, regardless of how much social contact you have — more… See more
June 16, 2023
We often think of prevention from the perspective of youth. If we had started eating healthy in our 20s, if we had built strong exercise habits in our 30s, if we had maintained a healthy weight in our 40s … While we can do a lot of good — or bad — when we’re young, we can still have an impact on… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 19, 2023
If you’ve ever cared for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia or experienced an event that’s life-threatening, you may heard their physicians use terms like curative care, palliative care and hospice care. They’re common terms applied to the care approach we use in latter… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 16, 2023
Every 3.2 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a debilitating form of dementia that deteriorates cognitive skills and memory.  Unfortunately, cognitive health tests are usually conducted once symptoms have begun. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t have early… See more
July 13, 2021

How Do I Know If I Need Anxiety Medication?

Anxiety feels terrible. Anti-anxiety medications, also called anxiolytics, can deliver fast relief. So why doesn’t everybody with anxiety take them?  The short answer, from a treatment perspective: These drugs can do much more to your body… See more
December 28, 2020
We reach out to friends to solve problems. We call them to share good news. We meet them for walks, for lunch, for card games. All the while, and with every interaction, we grow healthier – without stepping foot in a gym or counting a single calorie.  More than 20 years of research connect… See more
December 28, 2020
America has a loneliness problem.  A report released in 2020 found that more than three in five adults are lonely. Many say they feel left out, poorly understood or short on companionship.  Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes including cognitive decline, depression and… See more
December 28, 2020
We all have a friend or two we’ve known for years and still adore. Too often, these gems don’t live near us anymore. We can count on them for support and great conversation, but that happens by phone and text these days.  As much as we love our dearest friends far away, they can’t fulfill our… See more