Living Well Blog

November 2, 2020
With the global pandemic entering its ninth month, there’s a disturbing upward trend of new infections just as flu season begins. Nationally, new COVID-19 infections began increasing in mid-October, with the country recording several record days of new positive tests. By the end of the month, the U… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 29, 2020
More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s dementia. Nearly two-thirds are women. And scientists have spent years trying to figure out why. Turns out – women develop brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease earlier than men… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 28, 2020
It doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going away any time soon, which means it’s important to keep your immune system strong. This means getting good quality sleep, exercising regularly, managing stress and eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats.  It also is a good idea… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 15, 2020
For decades, coconut oil was shunned as a cooking oil because it was considered unhealthy. It’s really high in saturated fat, after all. But over the last 10 to 12 years, it has gained popularity and has even been touted as heart healthy.   Coconut oil’s rise can be contributed to a couple of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 1, 2020
What's your risk for dementia and how can you lower it? Find answers in our brain health center. If you’re like most people, the thought of losing your cognitive skills is scary. In fact, most Americans are concerned… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
If you’re one of those people who gets their flu shot occasionally — or who never gets it — here’s a reason to sign up early: Public health officials are warning of an impending crisis during the upcoming flu season. Why? The coronavirus is still spreading, putting a strain on healthcare systems.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
Most of us are stressed every day (in fact 55 percent in one Gallup poll reported feeling stressed for a good portion of the previous day). Unfortunately, that stress isn’t healthy. Uncontrolled stress is tied to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression … it’s a long list.… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
August 12, 2020
I wish the news about COVID-19 were better. I’d like to say, congratulations -- you’ve made it through the worst of the pandemic! Unfortunately, this virus seems to be hanging around and we’re still in early stages. See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 7, 2020
For most avid gardeners, weeds and pests are plenty challenging. If you’re a gardener with allergies or asthma, however, the sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and breathing problems are enough to make you want to hang up your spade. But there are steps you can take to minimize allergies while… See more
July 22, 2020
Anyone who has ever had too much to drink knows that alcohol affects your brain. Slurred speech, slowed reflexes and blurry vision are obvious examples of “a few too many.” Regular, heavy drinking can permanently alter your brain function.  What'… See more
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