Age and Mental Health

by Volume 12, Number 10 Stereotypes of aging are generally negative. Many adults lament getting older. A prevailing view of aging is one of general decline, including deterioration of physical and cognitive function. While vulnerability to many physical health problems…

Gut – Brain Axis

by Volume 12, Number 9 It is nothing new to assert that activity in the central nervous system can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Many persons anecdotally report that stress affects GI function, and there is scientific evidence corroborating this…

Subjective Age

by   Volume 12, Number 8 In the social and behavioral sciences, objective data often reveal the importance of subjective perceptions with respect to health. Perceptions of stressors have a profound impact on how much stress persons actually experience. Optimistic…

Sun Exposure

by Volume 12, Number 7 As a bald, fair-skinned, white male, I have long been advised to avoid sun exposure, especially extensive sun exposure. The reason for this is that exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight is a…

Food and Sleep

by Volume 12, Number 6 With respect to the importance of diet for health, the saying “you are what you eat” may be warranted. Research over the past several years would suggest that a variant of this saying may eventually…

Workaholism

by Volume 12, Number 5 During their working years, adults spend approximately one-third of their time at work. A person who chooses to work long hours (i.e., more than one-third of their time), perhaps compulsively, is often labeled a workaholic.…