Living Well Blog

February 15, 2023
Some cancers cannot be prevented, and scientists continue to study why some people develop them and some don’t. But health experts at leading medical institutions agree that lifestyle choices play a huge part in lowering your risk. At the Harvard School of Public Health, scientists estimate that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 20, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of music legend Elvis Presley, recently passed from a sudden cardiac arrest. She was 54.  During an NFL football game in early January, Damar Hamlin collapsed after a hit. Reports suggested he too had cardiac arrest. He survived due to immediate, on-field medical… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 19, 2023
You should always be vigilant about protecting your immune system. But between October and May, it’s imperative.  First, it’s flu season, which can lead to pneumonia and hospitalizations. We’re also still dealing with COVID. Although experts have yet to identify a “COVID season,” cases are… See more
January 18, 2023
The average American will live into their late 70s. While medical experts expect life spans to increase in the coming years — possibly to more than 100 years of age — they’re increasingly worried about our health spans. Health span is the period of our lives we live without debilitating diseases… See more
January 11, 2023
Let’s face facts – as we age, most of us become increasingly less active. For some people, it’s a lack of energy, while for others, old injuries and wear and tear on our bodies causes pain. Many older adults are sedentary, spending nine to 13 hours a day sitting, according to research. If you are… See more
January 11, 2023
Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of the joints that can cause debilitating pain. There are many types of arthritis; however, two of the most common include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). RA is an autoimmune disease and systemic condition in which the immune… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022
Maintaining healthy cognitive function is a vital component to living a healthy life. Almost 10 percent of Americans older than 65 have dementia and another 22 percent have mild cognitive impairment – the earliest stage of memory loss, according to a study published in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022
You’ve probably heard (and used) expression, “But first, coffee.” If you’re preventing heart disease, you might want to rephrase: But first, tea!  Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s high in flavonoids, plant-based compounds found in a wide range of foods including fruits,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2022
Nutrition is a complex science, but it plays a significant role in our health, so it’s important to understand at least the basics.

Which free diet tools can help me lose weight and eat healthier?

Fortunately, there are many dietary tools available to help, including free ones from the… See more
By Sean Kelley
December 1, 2022
If you’ve ever been outside in the snow on a sunny day, you know how blinding it can be. The same is true when you’re out on a boat or at the beach.  On days like this, the sun not only hits our eyes directly, it reflects brutally off the bright surfaces. But that’s just visible light, which can… See more