Category: Volume 10

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,…

Financial Hardship

by Volume 10, Number 12 Financial hardship can be defined as struggling to make ends meet. In other words, expenses are greater than available resources to meet the expenses. While low income individuals are more likely to experience financial hardship,…

Age Cues

by Volume 10, Number 11 “Age management” is a multi billion dollar industry. The desire to hide, slow, stop, or reverse aging motivates people to spend lots of money on anti-aging products or programs. Physiologic aging is, of course, ultimately…

Weight Bias

by Volume 10, Number 10 Our perceptions and opinions of others are at times unfair and prejudicial, in spite of intentional efforts to minimize and/or eliminate such judgments. There is strong research evidence that biases can be implicit, that is, present without awareness…

Satisfaction

by Volume 10, Number 9 In many communities, including the area in which I live, health care organizations compete for patients to use their facilities and services. Competition for market share in health care is not unlike competition between financial institutions, grocery stores,…