Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
February 4, 2020
The coronavirus continues spreading worldwide and has already infected more than 60,414 people and claimed at least 1,370 lives. Although most cases (and deaths) occurred in mainland China, 15 cases have been confirmed in the… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 23, 2020
A few weeks ago, a mystery illness caused almost 60 people in Wuhan, China to fall ill. The virus has since been identified as coronavirus, and it’s spreading throughout Asia and has now reached the United States. 

What Is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a group of seven viruses that… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 15, 2019
A 43-year-old Israeli flight attendant recently contracted measles, leading to encephalitis (brain inflammation) and a coma. While a measles outbreak is currently affecting nearly half of U.S. states, most people being infected haven’t been vaccinated. What’s different about the Israeli flight… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 6, 2018
Now that it’s summer, you should be taking precautions against tick-borne illnesses if you’re spending time outside. Ticks are notorious for spreading illnesses such as Lyme disease, Powassan virus and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. But… See more
By Janet Tiberian
February 9, 2018
Catching the flu may have more serious consequences than a few weeks in bed: It can trigger heart attacks, according to a new study published by The New England Journal of Medicine.  Medical experts have suspected a connection between the flu (and other respiratory illnesses) and heart… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 18, 2017
Hate getting a flu shot every year? Good news: The future of flu shots may be a painless patch. Researchers from Emory University and Georgia Tech have developed and tested a bandage-strip sized patch; results were published in a recent edition of The Lancet. The patch is designed to… See more
By Janet Tiberian
June 22, 2017
Experts are predicting a longer, more severe tick season this summer, which may trigger an outbreak of tick-borne illnesses. In particular, researchers are worried about an uptick in Lyme disease and Powassan virus, a rare condition that  can cause brain inflammation. 

While Lyme… See more
By Janet Tiberian
June 20, 2017
Zika may be public enemy number one when it comes to mosquito-borne viruses, but it’s not the only threat these insects pose. Other mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria and Chikungunya also worry public health officials. Why are mosquitoes suddenly such a public… See more
By Janet Tiberian
April 17, 2017
Hepatitis C is a global epidemic. And baby boomers are especially likely to have the disease, according to the University of Michigan Health System. They are five times more likely to have been exposed to the infection than other age groups. In fact, baby boomers comprise 75 percent of adults with… See more
By Janet Tiberian
June 17, 2016
Chances are you probably hadn’t heard of the Zika virus just a few months ago. That’s because the illness was localized to certain tropical areas. But now it is spreading. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared Zika as a public health emergency of international concern.… See more
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