Research

Study: Mindfulness Practices Need Adapting For Some Populations

A team led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has offered recommendations to help practitioners improve mindfulness-based interventions for low-income adults seeking help for mental health issues.

The proposals are the result of focus group sessions with 32 adults, most of them African American, who sought services at a… more »

Exercise, Not Smoking Benefit Childhood Trauma Survivors’ Well-being

The long-term negative consequences of adverse childhood experiences are well documented, but a recent study focusing on adult survivors of childhood trauma has brought a new perspective to understanding what might promote their well-being.

Adult survivors of childhood trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, who reported physical activity and not smoking may be more likely to… more »

Tobacco Study: Some Smokers Misperceive Harm Of Flavored Cigars

African-American cigarette smokers and smokers with lower educational attainment are more likely to think of flavored little cigars as less harmful and easier to quit, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study also found that daily smokers of menthol cigarettes… more »

Endoscopy Rates Rise After Medicare Changes, Data Analysis Shows

Use of endoscopic colorectal cancer screenings has increased following recent changes to government-subsidized health insurance for seniors, according to a study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“This is great news,” the study stated, “because…overall utilization rates are low, and much improvement is needed in many… more »

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