Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 17, 2022
Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues. About 1 in 10 Americans have type 2 diabetes and a third have pre-diabetes, which if left untreated will become type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is: Eating a healthy diet can lower… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 16, 2022
As Covid-19 transitions from pandemic to endemic, it’s left another major public health issue in its wake -- significant weight gain. The U.S. was dealing with an obesity epidemic long before Covid hit. Between 2017 and 2018, about 42… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 15, 2022
Cannabis is a group of plants with psychoactive properties that are used to produce industrial hemp, CBD oil, and medical and recreational marijuana. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that cannabis plants can absorb a lot of dangerous heavy metals.

Heavy Metals in Cannabis

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 14, 2022
When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food manufacturers want us to believe. While some “… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2022
Your brain is comprised of networks of neurons – electrically excitable cells. These networks are the building blocks of your nervous system and the basis of basis of brain activity. They transmit information to and from your brain and the rest of your body to help you think, feel and interact with… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 7, 2022
If you’re a walker, you’ve probably heard the recommendation to walk 10,000 steps (or about five miles) every day for health. Did you ever wonder how experts arrived at this amount?  Not through science. The original concept came from a 1964 Japanese marketing campaign to promote an early… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 6, 2022
When it comes to your heart, being obese is a real killer. Researchers have known for years that obesity raises the risk of heart failure for men (11 percent) and women (14 percent), but a new study shows that for some women, being… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 14, 2022
Have you ever volunteered for a good cause? If yes, how did it make you feel? Did it boost your mood? What about when you donated to your favorite charity? It turns out volunteering and giving are two activities associated with good health and longevity.  Let’s focus on volunteering first.

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By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
April 14, 2022
Does your life have meaning? Does it have purpose? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: Studies show that having a purpose can lead to better health outcomes. That’s the bottom line, but from there it gets a little murky. Let’s start with how we define what gives us meaning or purpose in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 10, 2022
Depression is often thought of as a women’s health issue. Women are almost twice as likely as men to experience symptoms of depression, according to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  But the truth is: Depression also affects men and in large numbers… See more
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