Park It

by Volume 15, Number 5 Anecdotally, most people would say that going to a park is typically a pleasant experience. The fact that urban areas continue to prioritize having green spaces with trees and other vegetation, even in locations where…

Sugar

by Volume 15, Number 4 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “sweet tooth” as “a craving or fondness for sweet food.” Many people, including me, would acknowledge having a strong affinity for sugary foods. Is sugar an addictive substance? In a recent…

In the Now

by Volume 15, Number 3 Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are among the most sought-after strategies for stress management, and there is evidence that MBIs decrease the subjective experience of stress and improve quality of life. More research is necessary to conclude…

Healthspan

by Volume 15, Number 2 S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is known for his research about the maximum number of years that human beings can live.…

Retirement Planning

by Volume 15, Number 1 Planning for retirement is recommended from the outset of one’s work life, and commonly is discussed as part of an employee’s benefit package with any new employment. Retirement planning appropriately focuses on the accrual of…

Viral

by Volume 14, Number 12 Consider some trends in vaccinations and viral illnesses. Influenza vaccination coverage in the United States in the 2017-18 flu season was 37.1%, 6.2% lower than in the 2016-17 season. It is estimated that approximately 80,000…