Living Well Blog

March 13, 2020
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the term social distancing has become a buzzword. Social distancing means remaining out of group settings (like church, small groups and restaurants), avoiding mass gatherings (like concerts, sporting events and festivals) and maintaining distance from… See more
March 4, 2020
You probably don’t think much about heart disease if you’re under 50 years of age. But heart disease is a killer – in fact, it’s the number one cause of death in the U.S. Your lifetime risk for developing heart disease after age 40 is nearly 50 percent if you’re a man and 32 percent if you’re a… See more
February 25, 2020
For the last few years, fasting diets, which restrict calories through periods of abstinence, have become very popular. They fall into different categories (alternate day fasting, modified fasting regimens, intermittent fasting, etc.), but all contain phases where participants do not eat for a… See more
February 25, 2020
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is healthy and what isn’t when it comes to eating. Should you eat fewer carbs or less fat? When should you eat more meals or fewer? Should you fast? What about superfoods? Is that plant-based burger healthy? Nearly every day a new study comes out telling… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 24, 2020
Veggie burgers have been on the market for years. But when Burger King added the Impossible Burger to their menu, vegetarians and folks trying to limit their red meat intake might have thought they found heaven on Earth.  Food manufacturers may have figured out how to improve the taste of meatless… See more
February 17, 2020

Highlights from Kimberly Collins’ Nominations

The wife of a 94-year-old patient who had a recent fall felt his health was declining. She was
scared and unwilling to call 911. Sensing her desperation, Kimberly drove six miles to their
house and convinced them to call 911.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 15, 2020
Oprah’s 2019 annual list of favorite things included blue light blocking glasses -- prescription or non-prescription eye wear that filter out blue light on the higher end of the visible light spectrum. Blue light blocking glasses supposedly ease eye strain, help you sleep better and have gained… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 14, 2020
Got milk? Despite the many dietary experts who have for decades been warning Americans of possible health issues tied to drinking milk, a new study claims drinking the dairy staple can slow aging. To be sure, milk is polarizing. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 10, 2020
Many people associate heart disease with men. But heart disease is also a woman’s disease. In fact, more women die from heart attacks each year than men. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. You might be thinking – what about breast cancer? Surprisingly, heart disease… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
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
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