Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 4, 2023
It’s common for people to experience the flu differently. In some people, the flu triggers strong cold-like symptoms, while other people develop life-threatening issues. Influenza is a virus responsible for about 9 million illnesses, 4 million medical visits, 10,000 hospitalizations and 35,000… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 18, 2023
Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS) is a complex disorder that affects about 2.5 million Americans. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that ME/CFS can strike anyone, but it most often occurs among middle-aged… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
May 7, 2023
When I was in school growing up in New York, hardly anybody had food allergies. Nobody sat alone at an allergy table, and peanut butter was practically cuisine du jour. A lot has changed. Today, food allergies affect a growing number of American adults – about 2 percent. They cause 30,000… See more
January 7, 2022
In an age where countless people seem to have some kind of food sensitivity or intolerance, elimination diets have become incredibly common. They help you find out what foods, if any, trigger or worsen conditions ranging from joint pain to acne.  The tricky thing about them – besides the fact… See more
January 7, 2022
Food usually brings people together in friendship, in celebration, even in sorrow. But it can also be a major source of stress.  For some, a single bite of the wrong food can mean a trip to the emergency room. This is called anaphylaxis, a classic food allergy reaction. For others, eating a meal… See more
January 7, 2022
You know your body, and you know when something isn’t right: a rash you can’t explain, lightheadedness, nausea or diarrhea for no obvious reason. Sometimes these symptoms appear after a meal. But other times, they appear at seemingly random times.  One possible explanation might surprise you: Food… 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
April 1, 2019
After a long winter, who doesn't love a beautiful spring day? The warm air, the gentle breezes, fragrant flowers, buzzing bees and ... the sound of sneezing, sniffling and coughing.  Okay, nobody likes that last part, but there is relief if you suffer from seasonal allergies.  April and May are… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 29, 2016
Years of studies suggest that happiness can improve quality of life because happy people tend to have better jobs they excel at and are more satisfied with marriages and friendships. But in recent years, scientists have begun focusing on how that happiness impacts people’s health and happiness. … See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 15, 2015
Chronic fatigue syndrome, recently renamed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a complex disorder that affects about one million Americans. ME/CFS can strike anyone but most often occurs among middle-aged Caucasian women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… See more