Author: Paul Hershberger

Emotional Diversity

by Volume 13, Number 12 Acute inflammation is an important and essential feature of the immune system’s response to a pathogen (such as an infection) or an injury, and subsequent process of tissue repair and healing. However, chronic inflammation is…

Physical Activity Perceptions

by Volume 13, Number 11 “Compared with most women/men your age, would you say that you are more physically active, less active, or about the same?” It may seem that this question is irrelevant for your own personal health, because…

Judging “Truth”

by Volume 13, Number 10 There are many health-related topics where people decide for themselves what is true, and subsequently behave accordingly. Among these are decisions about immunizations, use of prescription medications versus “natural” products, what constitutes a “healthy” diet,…

Smartphone Brain Drain

by   Volume 13, Number 9 One major change in the lives of persons living in developed countries over the past decade is the presence of smartphones. According to the Pew Research Center, as of January of this year, 77%…

Walking and Conflict

by Volume 13, Number 8 Walking is arguably the most basic form of physical activity, and its associated health benefits have been well established. Walking has made its way into the workplace in the form of walking meetings and/or treadmill…