Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Do you have an underactive thyroid? If yes, you may have an elevated risk of developing dementia as you age, particularly if you’re taking thyroid hormone replacement therapy, according to a study published in an online edition of Neurology. The study is observational, which means… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
January 31, 2022
You may not know this, but heart disease is actually the number one complication of diabetes. Having type 2 diabetes doubles your risk for heart disease. Even having pre-diabetes, a diagnosis where your blood glucose levels are above normal but not quite high enough to be considered type 2,… See more
June 2, 2021
In today’s culture, there’s no escape from the pressure to achieve an ideal body. As a result, being overweight can cause significant shame or embarrassment – to the point that some people avoid doctor visits. They don’t want to face the scale, much less a lecture about weight loss, according to… See more
June 2, 2021
Stress is bad for your health – but you probably know that from experience. (If you’ve somehow skated through this life stress-free, we want to know your secrets.) Stress can keep you up all night and cause diarrhea, headaches, fatigue and more.   Stress also harms your health in ways you can’t… 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
March 19, 2021
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about catching COVID-19 and developing serious complications. People with type 2 are at higher risk for serious cases of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But if you’re taking the diabetes drug metformin, your chances of a COVID-19 related… 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
September 22, 2017
Early menopause has long been associated with symptoms like weight gain, bone thinning and insomnia, but new research also links early-onset menopause and type 2 diabetes.See more
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