Category: Volume 17

Addressing Loneliness

by Volume 17, Number 5 May 2021 Loneliness is a subjective state, defined as the feeling of being alone or the experience of having fewer social contacts than one desires. Social connection, on the other hand, is an objective assessment…

To a Point

by Volume 17, Number 4 Optimism has been associated with better health outcomes in numerous studies, whether the optimism is dispositional (a personality trait) or learned (a way of thinking, such as a growth mindset). But as is the case…

Judging “Truth”

by Volume 13, Number 10 There are many health-related topics where people decide for themselves what is true, and subsequently behave accordingly. Among these are decisions about immunizations, use of prescription medications versus “natural” products, what constitutes a “healthy” diet,…

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…