Monthly Archives: February 2016

Does Receiving Genetic Information About Obesity Change Diet and Exercise Intentions?

Imagine a physician told you that you had a genetic predisposition for obesity. Would you improve your diet and exercise in order to overcome your predisposition, or would you decide to not even bother to change your behavior? An article published this year in Annals … Continue reading

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An Innovative Approach to HPV Vaccination

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine for adolescent girls and young adult women that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV) – a sexually transmitted virus that can cause several cancer types, including cervical cancer. In … Continue reading

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Does Monitoring Goal Progress Promote Goal Attainment?

Most of us have tried tracking the foods we eat or used a FitBit in hopes of meeting our health goals. Have you wondered whether it was worth the trouble? Findings from a recent meta-analysis published in Psychological Bulletin suggest … Continue reading

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