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When Patients Do Nothing: Illness and Inertia

One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways. It’s not that people with cardiac risk don’t know […]... More>


No Bad Luck This Friday Unless You Think it Will Happen

Have you watched the movie Friday the 13th? Scary, isn’t it? Well, perhaps not quite as scary as the infamous Rebecca Black song, “Friday” - but close enough. If you are one of those who carries around a rabbit foot and strokes it all day long for good luck or makes a wish after blowing away a fallen eyelash – then you are probably in the midst of bolting your doors, turning on all the lights and hiding under the comforting warmth of your comforter. Tomorrow just so happens to be Friday the 13th and if you have friggatriskaidekaphobia – it’s simply not a day to be trifled with.... More>


Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments


How does stress affect your decision-making?


El estrés cambia la forma en la que se toman decisiones