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Mindfulness as a Tool to Combat Stress and Overeating at UCSF

June 28, 2019
No time to prepare meals, or even to have a simple breakfast. Too many snacks during the day, and too much fatty and sugary food to relieve stress. Sound familiar? These are some of the most common comments that Rachel Radin, Ph.D., hears while helping individuals with their healthy eating goals.

Aric Prather, PhD, awarded 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award

June 25, 2019
AME Co-Director, Aric Prather, PhD has been awarded the 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award by the Society for Health Psychology.

Chronic Stress may Lead to More Rejection of your Current Momentary Experience

April 12, 2019
Had a stressful day? Where is your mind now?  Stressful events predict more nightly mind wandering as found in a new study by Alexandra Crosswell, PhD. 

Early adversity may determine rate of telomere attrition as adults, new finding by Steffi Mayer

April 12, 2019
How does early trauma stay with us?      Dr. Stefanie Mayer has found that early life adversity is a predictor of not just shorter telomere length but also greater shortening over time. 

Clues to Increased Longevity in Women vs. Men

March 06, 2019

UCSF Leads the 12th Annual SSEW Symposium: The Exposome & Metabolic Health

December 13, 2018
On September 19, 2018, the Sugar, Stress, Environment & Weight (SSEW) Initiative hosted the 12th Annual SSEW Symposium, “The Exposome & Metabolic Health.” The symposium centered around the topic of toxics and how exposures in our social, psychological, and physical environments can...

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