Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 3, 2020
It’s not news that exercise -- particularly aerobic activity – is good for your heart. And as long as your doctor approves, it’s never too late to begin working out to improve your cardiovascular health.  But a lot of people, once they get into the groove of their workouts, quickly go overboard.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 2, 2020
The summer heat can make gardening not only miserable but dangerous. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise the risk for heat injuries such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, these injuries are preventable. Here are some steps you can take to stay healthy… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 1, 2020
After having a heart attack, it’s common to make lifestyle changes. Get more exercise. Give up certain foods. Throw away the cigarettes. Another step that may help especially if you’re experiencing chest pains following a heart attack – also known as early post-infarction angina: Listen to more… See more
June 24, 2020
Wearing cloth masks in public has become rather controversial for many people. If you wear a mask in grocery stores, you probably believe it reduces transmission of COVID-19. If you skip the mask, you probably believe a simple cloth barrier won’t do much against this pandemic. 
And if you’re… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 23, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, experts warned Americans with chronic conditions to take extra precaution to lowering their risk for COVID-19. One of the conditions highlighted in this warning was high blood pressure, a serious condition that can damage your heart, brain and kidneys. This… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 20, 2020
The number of Americans growing their own food has risen 200 percent since 2008, according to the National Gardening Association. Harvesting your own fruits and vegetables is often more affordable than buying organic produce and healthier than packaged foods. Gardening also is a great workout that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 19, 2020
Do you sneeze, cough, wheeze and have a runny nose throughout the year? Maybe you chalked it up to a pollen allergy. But it’s possible the real culprit is mold.  Mold is a year-round problem for homes -- whether it’s winter dampness, summer humidity, spring rain or autumn wind. But the worst time… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 19, 2020
For some people, knowing if they’ve had COVID-19 is an important step to getting back to normal. If they’ve had the disease, they may have some immunity to future infections (though that’s not yet certain) and may be willing to take greater risks, such as dining out and visiting friends. But… See more
June 10, 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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 1, 2020
With the media focusing on COVID-19, you may have missed the news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced new nutrition fact labels. Next time you are grocery shopping, pick up a packaged food item and check out the updated label. They’ve changed to include information on potassium… See more
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