Psychosocial resilience associated with better cardiovascular health in Blacks
Increased psychosocial resilience correlates with improved cardiovascular (CV) health in Black Americans, according to a study that might hold a key for identifying new strategies for CV disease prevention.Source: Mdedge
Your high levels of stress and anger can put you at risk for a serious health condition
Constantly feeling stressed out, anxious, and angry at the world isn’t going to do your health any favors. Feelings and emotions like stress and anger put one’s body, quite literally, on edge. These frenzied states of being can extract a huge toll on the body over time.Source: Ladders
Mental Stress & Anger Are Linked to Have Implications for Patients with Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure may have more mental stress and anger, according to a new report published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Factors such as mental stress and anger often go unrecognized, but researchers are now making a connection with how it can affect those with heart problems.Source: Bel Mara Health
Impact of Mental Stress and Anger on Indices of Diastolic Function in Patients with Heart Failure.
Under controlled conditions, mental stress can provoke decrements in ventricular function, yet little is known about the effect of mental stress on diastolic function in patients with heart failure (HF).Source: Physician's Weekly
Kim Smolderen, PhD, psychologist and outcomes researcher
In February the Interventional Cardiology team welcomed outcomes researcher, Kim Smolderen, PhD. A medical psychologist by training, Smolderen joined the faculty on February 1 as the co-founder of the Vascular Medicine Outcomes program, or VAMOs, with Carlos Mena, MD. VAMOS is among the few dedicated research programs in the U.S. focused on improving patient outcomes for peripheral vascular disease.
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Why Shared Decision Making Should Apply to Informed Consent
When clinicians engage in shared decision making, it can help to bolster the patient-physician relationship. In order to truly honor patient preferences, we have to create a culture where shared decision making is the norm.Source: Care for your mind
Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety
Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. Dr. Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.Source: CNBC