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,…

Vaccinations

by Volume 10, Number 8 The development of vaccinations to prevent illnesses that were once common is arguably one of the most significant advances in public health. Some diseases that were responsible for extensive morbidity and mortality have largely been…

Education

by Volume 10, Number 7 The advantages of educational attainment for employment and income are well documented. According to the United States Bureau of Labor statistics for 2013, unemployment rates and median weekly earnings were as follows for levels of educational attainment: Less…

Decisions, Decisions

by Volume 10, Number 6 Although a sizeable proportion of human behavior can be characterized as automatic responses to environmental cues, making intentional decisions is ever-present in life. Some decisions can be relatively simple (e.g., which socks to put on),…