January 2012

  • Illustration of a man bypassing cupcakes and carrying a shopping basket filled with produce.

    Breaking Bad Habits

    Why It’s So Hard to Change

    If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? NIH-funded scientists have found clues to why bad habits are so difficult to kick. And they’re developing strategies to help us make the changes we’d like to make.
  • Illustration of a busy computer workstation.

    Mindfulness Matters

    Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

    Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. Studies suggest that the ancient practice called mindfulness may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Joe Balintfy
  • Vicki Contie
  • Bonnie Tabasko
  • Harrison Wein