Living Well Blog

By Dr. Andrea Klemes
October 18, 2023
For most people, the thought of having cancer provokes feelings of fear and dread. It can be a cruel, grueling disease that affects millions of Americans. Just last year there were 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. And statistics suggest that one in two American men and one in three… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 16, 2023
Every 3.2 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a debilitating form of dementia that deteriorates cognitive skills and memory.  Unfortunately, cognitive health tests are usually conducted once symptoms have begun. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t have early… See more
January 7, 2022
Food usually brings people together in friendship, in celebration, even in sorrow. But it can also be a major source of stress.  For some, a single bite of the wrong food can mean a trip to the emergency room. This is called anaphylaxis, a classic food allergy reaction. For others, eating a… See more
January 7, 2022
You know your body, and you know when something isn’t right: a rash you can’t explain, lightheadedness, nausea or diarrhea for no obvious reason. Sometimes these symptoms appear after a meal. But other times, they appear at seemingly random times.  One possible explanation might surprise you… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2021

Study Suggests New Prostate Cancer screening Is More Accurate than PSAs

For the last 25 years, doctors have used the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test along with digital rectal exams (DRE) to screen for prostate cancer. This approach, to say the least, has been controversial. … See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 18, 2021
For years, doctors recommended patients begin colorectal screenings at age 50. However, in 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated their colorectal screening recommendations to begin at 45. And now, the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 12, 2021

How to Get Screened for Cancer & When: Talk to Your PCP

“You have cancer” are three words you never want to hear. The dreaded disease is associated with grueling treatments and claims more than 600,000 American lives each year. But there is some good news: United States cancer deaths… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
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