Tag: health

Healthspan

by Volume 15, Number 2 S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is known for his research about the maximum number of years that human beings can live.…

The Day After

by Volume 14, Number 8 How you feel today about what happened yesterday can affect your health ten years from now. This is the conclusion of a study recently published in Psychological Science by investigators from the University of California,…

Celebrity Health Advice

by Volume 14, Number 5 Whether we like it or not, endorsement of a health-related product or process by a celebrity affects consumer behavior, for good or ill. Katie Couric’s televised colonoscopy in 2000 was followed by a subsequent increase…

Numbers

by Volume 12, Number 4 Paying attention to numbers is pervasive in matters pertaining to health, especially in interactions with physicians. Height and weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose (HbA1c for persons with diabetes), and other measures are…

Life Satisfaction

by Volume 11, Number 8 Dissatisfaction or discomfort is often the impetus for making a change. This can be as simple as adjusting one’s physical position, or as significant as changing jobs. Dissatisfaction regarding one’s health is often a motivator for…