Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 17, 2020
Since early 2020, medical and public health professionals have been scrambling to understand COVID-19. So far, a majority of those whose infections were confirmed with testing — 80 percent — had mild symptoms and recovered with little medical intervention, which is obviously great news.  But 15… See more
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 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
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
April 17, 2020
In this simplest terms, COVID-19 is respiratory tract infection. It can affect sinuses, nose, throat, trachea and lungs. About 80 percent of cases are mild, producing symptoms similar to the flu such as fever, fatigue, aches/pains, cough, sore throat, runny nose and congestion. With rest and some… See more
March 4, 2020
You probably don’t think much about heart disease if you’re under 50 years of age. But heart disease is a killer – in fact, it’s the number one cause of death in the U.S. Your lifetime risk for developing heart disease after age 40 is nearly 50 percent if you’re a man and 32 percent if you’re a… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 10, 2020
Many people associate heart disease with men. But heart disease is also a woman’s disease. In fact, more women die from heart attacks each year than men. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. You might be thinking – what about breast cancer? Surprisingly, heart disease… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2019
Do you eat a healthy diet? If you’re like most people, you probably said “yes.” About 75 percent of Americans claim to eat healthy diets. But most of us do not. As of 2015, 76 percent of Americans weren’t eating enough fruit and 87 percent weren’t eating enough vegetables. Our portion sizes… See more
November 18, 2019
Are friendships and social networking — real life or online — as important to your health as diet and exercise? You might not think so, but science is proving otherwise. Studies published many decades ago found loneliness in old age can have significant negative effects on health and longevity.… See more
November 18, 2019
MDVIP-affiliated physician Dr. Lewis Weiner discusses the role mindfulness can play in stress relief and heart health.  Transcript:

The role that stress plays in heart disease is becoming increasingly apparent as studies evolve and we understand the science better.… See more
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