5 top reasons to relax about the Affordable Care Act enrollment number

As we near the March 31 deadline to enroll in insurance through health exchanges, we hear phrases such as “death spiral” or about fears that coverage will be too expensive. Health policy expert Heather McCabe gives us five reasons to rest easy.

Science of attraction

Do you ever wonder what makes you attracted to someone? Is it their physical appearance, their personality, or could it even be an adaptive cognitive mechanism?

Play now, pay later? College athletes’ quality of life later in life

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom multimedia intern Lena Morris: Beyond having their names screamed at the games, Division I athletes symbolize the best health and physique of our age group. However, a recent study conducted by Janet Simon, doctoral student at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, shows that such ideas might not be […]

March Madness gambling — common, illegal

This post is provided by guest blogger Mary Lay, project manager of the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program, which is a project of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Mid March is the time when all college basketball fans come together to do their “brackets.” It is big […]

If it’s yellow, let it mellow

We’ve all heard the phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow,” but how many people actually do this?  Check out my Health & Vitality blog on Tumblr to learn about why people should care.  IU energy policy researcher Shahzeen Attari talks about her research findings that Americans use twice the amount of water that they […]

Zohydro debate pits pain relief against drug abuse, death

A debate that pits potential relief for chronic pain against efforts to stem an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is unfolding as advocacy groups ask the FDA to reverse its decision to approve Zohydro, scheduled to hit markets this month. Advocates who want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject the […]