People who have upbeat outlooks on life are twice as likely to have better cardiovascular health, than those whose outlooks are less rosy, according to a recently published study that looked at links between optimism and heart health. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,”… Read More Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.
Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed… Read More Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics
A new study in the journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds that most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after diagnosis. African-American women were less likely to meet the guidelines than white women. Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked… Read More Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise
excerpted from my post at Covering Health, the blog of Association of Health Care Journalists Sitting in the waiting room of my opthalmologist’s office was an an elderly man, who I later learned was 100 years old, perhaps 102, no one was sure. He could walk with the help of his aide and a sturdy… Read More Our Aging Eyes
“As the internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting Americans of all ages to news and information, government services, health resources, and opportunities for social support, these divisions are noteworthy—particularly for the many organizations and individual caregivers who serve the older adult population.” –PewResearch Internet Project, Older Adults and Technology Use, April 2014 Read… Read More “As the interne…