2020 Annual Meeting Special Edition

From the Editor’s Desk Annie Ginty, PhD APS Newsletter Editor Welcome to the Special Issue newsletter featuring the upcoming American…

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APS Introduces Fellows of APS to recognize sustained contributions and excellence in psychosomatic science

APS is pleased to announce the Fellow Status in the American Psychosomatic Society (FAPS) has been created to recognize sustained…

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How Poverty Endangers the Teeth: New Immune System Link Found

Poorer people are more likely than the better off to have periodontal disease—inflamed and bleeding gums, cavities and teeth that are so infected they must be pulled.

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Key Racial Difference Found in Health Benefits of Rising Income and Education

White adults who have reached a higher socioeconomic class across their life course tend to enjoy a drop in their inflammation levels—and so lower risk for disease—but that’s not true for blacks, a novel new study suggests.

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Winter 2020 President’s Message

Season’s greetings! With another year upon us, it is good to take time to reflect on the lessons and blessings…

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Winter 2020 Newsletter

From the Editor’s Desk Annie Ginty, PhD APS Newsletter Editor Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s 2020 is off to…

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When a Spouse Dies: Keeping Your Emotions to Yourself May Hinder Health

The death of a spouse can take a sobering toll on the health of the surviving partner: Within six months of their wife’s death, widowers are nearly twice as likely as similar married men to die themselves while widows have a 10% to 20% higher death rate than comparable married women.

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Sleeping Too Much or Too Little and Erratic Sleep May Impair Stress Response in Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Contact: Melynda Casement, PhD casement@uoregon.edu Peter Franzen, PhD franpl@UPMC.edu For Release: Immediately Social stress and poor sleep habits are quite…

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Depression May Worsen the Unhealthy Impact of Discrimination on Blacks

Contact: Danielle Beatty Moody, PhD Email: dlbeatty@umbc.edu For Release: Immediately Black people’s risk of suffering a stroke between the ages…

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Teens’ Shorter Sleep Might Signal Higher Risk for Blocked Arteries

Contact: Carmela Alcántara, PhD Email: ca2543@cumc.columbia.edu For Release: Immediately Between the magnetic lure of social media, the constant demands of…

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