Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.

People who have upbeat outlooks on life are twice as likely to have better cardiovascular health, than those whose outlooks are less rosy, according to a recently published study that looked at links between optimism and heart health.  “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,”…Read more Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.

People who have upbeat outlooks on life are twice as likely to have better cardiovascular health, than those whose outlooks are less rosy, according to a recently published study that looked at links between optimism and heart health.  “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” […]

The Human Factor 2014-11-25 17:34:52

Dear Readers: I’ve been remiss in updating The Human Factor for these past few months – a very hectic time between covering health conferences like the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting [and chosen as a Journalism in Aging Fellow for GSA and New America Media], joining the Board of the Journalism and Women’s Symposium…Read more

Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed…Read more Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed…Read more Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics