Living Well Blog

March 13, 2024
Almost everyone has heard of the thyroid gland, but most people don’t know much about it. If your thyroid is functioning properly, you don’t have much reason to even think about it. Your thyroid is fine now, but that might not always be the case. More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid… See more
January 18, 2024
Skin cancer occurs when damaged DNA causes abnormal cell mutations to grow indiscriminately and uncontrollably in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer. These cells can rapidly multiply forming malignant, cancerous tumors.According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV… See more
January 18, 2024
There are many skincare beauty products with proven ingredients helpful for fighting age spots, wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes, skin tone inconsistencies and dull skin – including retinol, vitamin C, peptides,… See more
January 18, 2024
Our skin is our body’s first barrier of defense. It protects us from the elements and keeps potentially harmful disease-causing microbes out while keeping fluids in to prevent dehydration. Skin also helps regulate body temperature through a process called thermoregulation. Near the surface of the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 12, 2023
Lung cancer is the second most common occurring cancer and leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. And while most women are more concerned about breast cancer, lung cancer kills more women than breast, cervical and ovarian cancers combined.Decades ago, lung cancer was considered a man’… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
October 18, 2023
For most people, the thought of having cancer provokes feelings of fear and dread. It can be a cruel, grueling disease that affects millions of Americans. Just last year there were 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. And statistics suggest that one in two American men and one in three… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 17, 2022
If you smoke, you already know it’s dangerous. It’s the leading cause of preventable disease and contributes to one of every five deaths in the United States every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The real discussion is about quitting. About 70 percent… See more
May 4, 2021
While heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, cancer is still scary. Cancers that commonly affect women are breast, lung, endometrial, colorectal, skin, cervical and ovarian, with the most… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2017
To put it mildly, skin cancer statistics are scary. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. One in every five Americans will develop skin cancer during… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 5, 2017
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, by the end of 2015, there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women and 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer among men.  Although breast cancer is not considered preventable, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), you… See more