Comfort Food

by Volume 11, Number 1 There is extensive evidence that food choices are affected by stress, such that there tends to be a preference for higher fat and/or sugar content. These types of foods are often referred to as comfort…

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,…

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…