Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 17, 2023
When you think of osteoporosis, you probably imagine a frail, older woman. After all, osteoporosis is most often associated with thin, older women with small bone structures. White and Asian women tend to have a higher risk than Black and Latina women, but their risk also is significant.Your risk… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 15, 2023
Not getting enough sleep is linked to various health issues – from heart disease to diabetes to obesity. It can exacerbate stress and anxiety and can even lead to mental health issues. It’s also associated with raising the risk of atrial fibrillation in women, according to a study published in the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 14, 2023
About two out of three Americans have some level of cognitive impairment at an age 70, according to the National Institutes of Health. Cognitive decline takes a tremendous toll on the quality of life of an individual and breaks the heats of family members. It also can be quite costly with expensive… See more
November 3, 2023
Social isolation and loneliness are known to increase as we age and are often spoken about interchangeably. But they are not the same and far from nuanced in their differences. Loneliness is psychologically defined as the feeling of being alone, regardless of how much social contact you have — more… See more
November 3, 2023
As Benjamin Franklin famously noted: nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes.But when death comes sooner than expected to a loved one, or even when we’re prepared for the possibility, the ensuing grief can be debilitating, impacting many aspects of our life and our ability to focus… See more
November 3, 2023
The elements of grieving are both personal and unpredictable. The extent of bereavement, how we handle loss, and the direct impact on our health varies greatly person to person. Research shows that it’s normal to experience an undercurrent of emotional, mental and physiological health issues… See more
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
October 17, 2023
High blood pressure is major cause of premature death. It’s a primary risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death globally and the reason for about one-third of heart-related emergency department visits. High blood pressure can be very problematic because it usually doesn’t trigger… See more
October 11, 2023
You’re probably already familiar with the concept of a lifespan, which refers to how many years a person is alive. Your health span is a newer concept for many people and refers 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 Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 5, 2023
Ticks are known for causing a wide range of illnesses, with the most common being Lyme disease - a bacterial illness that affects hundreds… See more