Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care
“Overlooking spirituality leaves patients feeling disconnected from the health care system and the clinicians trying to care for them”.
You're only as old as you (psychologically) feel
How old are you, really? Most likely, your real age has little to do with your chronological age.
It takes only small amounts to corrupt many (eye) doctors
Eye doctors who receive even small financial incentives from pharmaceutical companies are up to twice as likely to prescribe brand name eyedrops for glaucoma instead of cheaper generic versions.
Despite flexibility, gig work proves harmful to workers
Insecure income from gig work contributed to poor health outcomes, including a sicker workforce, higher unreimbursed healthcare costs and greater costs to the consumer.
Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of death from heart attack, stroke
25% of U.S. adults aged over 65 are socially isolated and the prevalence of loneliness is even higher.
Feminism may lead to better body image
When daughters hear their mothers talk negatively about their body, the daughters’ body image takes a hit. Daughters who embrace their bodies can serve as a positive influence on their mothers.
Health services are not living with Covid, they're dying from it
Now is the time to face the fact that the Western world’s attempt to ‘live with Covid’ is the straw that is breaking the back of health services.
Neighborhood trees may protect against high medical costs, poor health
In neighborhoods lacking tree cover, residents suffer poorer health and incur hundreds of dollars more in medical costs than neighbors on leafier blocks, according to a new study of 5 million Americans over a 13-year period.
Maternal deaths caused by chronic hypertension continue to rise
More women die giving birth in the US than in any developed country. Chronic high blood pressure is contributing substantially to the excessive maternal death rate, with Black women particularly at risk.
How to reduce loneliness: Meaningful activities can improve health, well-being
Becoming engrossed in enjoyable activities that require both concentration and skill, such as playing the piano or painting, can lead to a state of flow. Time passes quickly, giving life meaning, and experiences of loneliness are reduced.
Social support may lower risk of cardiovascular disease, death
That increased social support could mitigate depression and help cardiac outcomes has been one of the main assumptions behind much of psychocardiology. Sometimes assumptions are right!
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