Posts Tagged ‘optimism’

Looking Back on Deaths of Despair and Disparities

July 15, 2021 — Stats are rolling in to put numbers on the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year we’ve just survived (apologies to Judith Viorst). Those stats tell us just how bad things had gotten. Life expectancy dropped more than ever since the World Wars. Deaths from drug overdoses jumped by 30 percent. It was a year […]

Cheer Up for Heart Health?

January 12, 2015 — Cheer up! A new study finds that optimism is linked to better heart health. Based on this, the lead investigator, Rosalba Hernandez, is telling us: Optimism may be a potential avenue for AHA to reach its goal of improving Americans’ cardiovascular health. Call us pessimistic, but we’re not sure this will work. The study itself […]