Living Well Blog

March 13, 2024
Almost everyone has heard of the thyroid gland, but most people don’t know much about it. If your thyroid is functioning properly, you don’t have much reason to even think about it. Your thyroid is fine now, but that might not always be the case. More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid… See more
January 18, 2024
Skin cancer occurs when damaged DNA causes abnormal cell mutations to grow indiscriminately and uncontrollably in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer. These cells can rapidly multiply forming malignant, cancerous tumors.According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV… See more
December 20, 2023
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you may feel overwhelmed. Getting a new medical diagnosis is often confusing and scary. You’re probably experiencing a range of emotions as you process this new information. Read on to learn all about prediabetes: what causes it, how to work with your… See more
October 11, 2023
You’re probably already familiar with the concept of lifespan, which refers to how many years a person is alive. Your health span is a newer concept for many people referring to the number of healthy, disease-free years of life you experience.It is possible to have a long lifespan but a short… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
August 3, 2023
It’s hot out there, folks. The summer of 2023, which has another month and half to run, is likely to be one of the hottest on record. Considering last summer was one of the hottest measured, according to the… See more
June 16, 2023
Lab work, screenings and tests may be a hassle, but they can save your life. You’ll notice that your doctor will order some tests during certain periods of your life, while others will be ordered every year.  Here are the preventive screenings you’ll probably have during your life broken down… See more
June 16, 2023
According to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, the preventable health conditions and diseases with the highest cost, if you get them, are: Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way the body metabolizes sugar. It's… See more
June 16, 2023
When it comes to aging, we can’t always avoid major health issues. But even if our genetics set us up for type 2 diabetes, for example, there are plenty of steps we can take to reduce our risk. Which preventive steps provide the biggest return on our effort?  Here’s where science suggests… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 14, 2023
You’ve cleaned-up your diet, cut your calories and ramped up your workouts, but the scale still hasn’t budged. We all know that managing weight can be a difficult, complex process. And experts still don’t have all the answers. But a new weight management variable has caught the attention of… See more
November 1, 2021
You surely know by now that there’s an “ideal” amount of sleep we’re supposed to get at night: roughly seven to nine hours. This applies to the entire age range for adults, whether you’re 18 or 88.  And it’s not a loose suggestion, like how many days a week you should shower.  Sleep… See more