Cardiovascular Disease / Health / Mortality

Tweeting our Happiness and Health

I previously wrote about the novel use of Twitter to predict geographic happiness, citing a study that used a geo-tagged data set of over 80 million words generated in 2011 on Twitter to estimate the happiest and saddest states (shown in red and blue, respectively, on the map). Authors describe their methodology as follows: “To measure sentiment … Continue reading

Evidence / Health

The Facts of Random Chance and Cancer Prevention

I spend a lot of time researching and teaching about cardiovascular disease (CVD), and I have found over the years that my students view CVD similarly: as the fault of the individual. Although this isn’t true (there are unmodifiable risk factors for CVD such as menopausal status, gender, age and heredity), many students perceive that unhealthy lifestyle habits … Continue reading

Health / running

Ask the Expert: Winter Warriors, Cross Training and the Cold

Is the winter getting you down? Struggling for ways to keep motivated or add in alternative exercise strategies into your workouts? A lot of runners question how to best train, maintain and increase fitness, and plan for the next racing season during snow, sleet, ice and cold. But no stress– we’ve got the answers for you. Here’s … Continue reading