Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 17, 2021
Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure – a condition that raises your risk for heart attacks, strokes, sexual dysfunction and damage to the brain, kidneys and eyes. However, only 24 percent of Americans with high blood pressure have it under control, according to the U.S. Centers… See more
June 16, 2021
It's inevitable that when you bump into your desk, cut yourself while cooking, or strain a muscle playing sports that the area is bound to be sore, become red or swell. This is known as inflammation, which can happen as a result of an injury or infection. Your body then helps to accelerate the… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
June 16, 2021
When it comes to preventing heart disease, many of us miss the mark – we’re just focused on other things. Women are more concerned with breast cancer risk, for example, than heart disease, which kills seven times the number of women as breast cancer. Men seem to be even less worried – they’re 33… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 3, 2021
Traditionally, women have been concerned about women’s related health issues – breast cancer, reproductive health, urinary tract infections and osteoporosis. These are legitimate concerns that women should address and discuss with their doctors.  But many women fail to consider other serious… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 16, 2021
Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have warned us that chronic conditions raise the risk for serious COVID-19 complications. Scientists have now pinpointed the four cardiometabolic disorders that have accounted for two-… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 15, 2021
You can’t turn on a television or scroll through a social media feed without reading about COVID-19. And while COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is dangerous and contagious — it’s not the leading cause of death in the United States. The reigning champ of deadly conditions… See more
February 2, 2021
Ask women what health issue is more likely to kill them and a majority think they should be most concerned about breast cancer, not heart disease or having a heart attack. They’re then surprised to hear that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States today and is more deadly… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 2, 2021
Heart failure affects 6.2 million Americans. And the number of deaths continue rising. In 2018, heart failure was mentioned on close to 400,000 death certificates. But there’s some good news: For women, walking may be a key to preventing it.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 2, 2021
More than 42 million American women live with some form of cardiovascular disease, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it's the leading cause of death among American women, according to the American Heart Association. But many aren’t getting the exercise they need to help… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 1, 2020
Catching the flu may have more serious consequences than a few weeks in bed: It can trigger heart attacks. Medical experts have long suspected a connection between the flu (and other respiratory illnesses) and heart attacks for years but weren’t able to confirm it until a recent study published by… See more
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