Living Well Blog

By Dr. Andrea Klemes
October 18, 2021
Since the 1980s, doctors have been prescribing aspirin to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, especially in individuals at high risk. But in recent years, studies have shown that aspirin, which is often prescribed because it helps inhibit blood clot formation that can block your arteries, may… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 16, 2021
Chances are, your doctor is already screening you for atherosclerosis risk. They are probably keeping track of your cholesterol, blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. But even if these numbers are perfect, you may still have fatty deposits in your heart arteries, according to a new study. … See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 15, 2021
If you like walnuts, you’re going to go nuts over this: They may help lower your risk for heart disease. Coronary artery disease, the most common form of cardiovascular disease, when plaque builds up in your arteries. Elevated levels low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol,… See more
October 8, 2021
Sad, struggling, down, depressed. These are the words we use to describe our lousy, low moods. We use them interchangeably – and that’s just fine.  One word that doesn’t belong there: depression.  Feeling depressed is not the same thing as having depression. The former describes a mood. The… See more
October 8, 2021
Would you be able to identify clinical depression in yourself? Could you identify it in a loved one?  You may think you can. After all, the telltale signs seem pretty hard to miss: ongoing sadness or hopelessness, loss of interest in normal activities, fatigue, sleep problems.  In older adults,… See more
October 4, 2021
Since late 2019, COVID-19 has been circulating and evolving. It’s infected countless people and claimed an estimated 4.5 million lives — nearly 700,000 in the U.S. Each time a major outbreak tamped down by social distancing, vaccination and other public health efforts, the virus finds a way back –… See more
September 17, 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 has been the center of attention. However, as fall approaches, you’ll hear more and more about the flu.

When Does Flu Season Start?

Flu season typically starts in November and runs through March, but it can start as early as October and last through May.  “… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
Type 2 diabetes has been an epidemic in the U.S. for more than a decade — 13 percent of American adults have diabetes and almost 35 percent are considered prediabetic, according to JAMA. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults -- the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
COVID-19 is still a relatively new, and scientists learn more about it every day. For example, your DNA may affect how vulnerable you are to contracting a COVID-19 infection and how severe that infection may be, according to a study… See more
September 8, 2021
How much does your diet affect your risk for cancer and what role does it play? For decades researchers have looked for foods that lower your cancer risk or plant-based nutrients that are related to higher or lower risks. While studies in Petri dishes and animals have shown promise, most of that… See more
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