Living Well Blog

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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2020
When you’re stressed out, indulging in your favorite, high-fat comfort foods may hit the spot. But doing so may interfere with your ability to concentrate, according to a study published in See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2020
Chronic inflammation has been linked to chronic diseases, autoimmune disorders, musculoskeletal pain, mental health issues and gut biome-related problems. And while medications are often the treatment of choice in lowering inflammation, psychological and… See more
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
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