Disadvantaged

by Volume 9, Number 11 Health statistics for this disadvantaged group are sobering. Children are less likely to reach age 5 than are their non-member peers. Group members are less likely to reach 50 years of age. Those who do reach age 50…

Taking Flight

by Volume 3, Number 12 The title of this newsletter would suggest that I’m going to discuss something related to aircraft, or perhaps to birds. However, in spite of living and working in the “birthplace of aviation,” my topic is…

Willpower

by Volume 8, Number 8 If desire is defined as wanting to have or do something, how much of the time do we experience desire? According to an article recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the simple answer is…

Stress Eating

by Volume 7, Number 7 Most people recognize that their eating patterns change during periods in life when stress is more intense. Studies suggest that during stressful times, approximately 40% of people eat more food, 40% eat less, and 20%…

Down on the Job

by Volume 4, Number 11 Depression is one of the costliest health problems for employers. There are numerous reasons why this is the case. Depressed workers miss 1 to 4 workdays per month, on average. The symptoms of depression (e.g.,…