Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 5, 2022
Monkeypox has gotten a lot of media attention lately. But what is it and how is it transmitted? Danish researchers first identified the monkeypox virus in 1958 in monkeys imported from Singapore. It wasn’t until 1970 that the first human case was diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 26, 2022
Covid-19 is a respiratory virus that can damage the heart and blood vessels of many of its survivors. And while some damage may heal on its own, people who’ve had Covid are at increased risk for heart damage, according to a large-scale study published in Nature Medicine. What’s surprising… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 13, 2022
It’s been two long years since Covid-19 hit the U.S. Routines have been completely disrupted. We’ve adopted new lifestyles that involve social distancing, wearing masks and staying home. We skipped doctor appointments, wellness screenings and routine care. Many people lost jobs and businesses. And… See more
January 15, 2022
It’s hard to believe we’ve been living with COVID-19 for two years. For many, the constant grind, worrisome headlines, sacrifices and separation from loved ones has come at a heavy cost: Depression and anxiety have increased dramatically for Americans.

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December 13, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine has been highly effective against transmitting the COVID variants and protecting from serious illness and hospitalizations. Unfortunately, the vaccines’ efficacy — especially against infection — seems to wane over time. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 12, 2021
Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became available last December, Americans have been wondering which provides more protection: the vaccine or natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID-19?  The vaccine offers higher… See more
October 4, 2021
Since late 2019, COVID-19 has been circulating and evolving. It’s infected countless people and claimed an estimated 4.5 million lives — nearly 700,000 in the U.S. Each time a major outbreak tamped down by social distancing, vaccination and other public health efforts, the virus finds a way back –… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
COVID-19 is still a relatively new, and scientists learn more about it every day. For example, your DNA may affect how vulnerable you are to contracting a COVID-19 infection and how severe that infection may be, according to a study… See more
August 19, 2021
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: COVID is surging nationwide and it’s still a dangerous disease — especially for the unvaccinated. Over the last six weeks, cases of the Delta variant have grown nationally and hospital wards are filling again.  Most U.S. states are experiencing substantial or… See more
August 18, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are now recommending a third dose or booster COVID vaccine shot for immunocompromised individuals. The decision was made especially for transplant recipients whose immune systems do not produce the same protective effect from the… See more
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