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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined. Fortunately, many heart-related diseases are preventable with lifestyle changes. In addition to proper diet and exercise, engaging in mindfulness activities like meditation and yoga can help to reduce stress, manage emotions and lower blood pressure. In recognition of February being American Heart Month, Teri Pipe, ASU chief well-being officer, shares how practicing mindfulness can be part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Glenn Gaesser, professor in the College of Health Solutions, is challenging the long-held premise that obesity is the primary cause of many major weight-related health conditions. According to Gaesser, who has studied obesity for more than a quarter-century, “health encompasses much more than a number on a scale. We tend to get hung up on weight and that is a problem.” In this Q&A, Gaesser shares his perspective and how he fully expects that his stance will get mixed reactions.
Over the last decade, the reality of mass shooting has escalated. In 2018 alone, the country has already faced some two dozen school shootings. These senseless acts of gun violence, often committed by young people, have created enormous fear and insecurity for parents, teachers and students alike. In an effort to assess the many angles of this multifaceted issue, explore ideas from across the political landscape and search for solutions, we asked nearly a dozen ASU experts from a wide variety of fields to share their insights.
Associate Professor, School of Transborder Studies Policy
EXPERTISE: Planning along the border and issues related to drug cartels and immigration
Founding Director and Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
EXPERTISE: Politics and Civility
Got a Minute? Paul Carrese on Civility
Director, ASU Global Security Initiative; professor of practice, Fulton Schools of Engineering
EXPERTISE: The complexity of global security challenges, diversity in cybersecurity, app user privacy issues, security issues related to climate change
Got a Minute? Nadya Bliss on Geeks
Nadya Bliss on Women in STEM
February 7, 2019 | Nature
February 6, 2019 | Smithsonian
February 6, 2019 | Fox News
January 26, 2019 | The Guardian
January 24, 2019 | Scientific American