Articles By Stephanie Kossman
Chicago Couple Accused Of $45M Medicare Scam, Forced Indentured Servitude
The couple allegedly bribed three health care companies to obtain Medicare beneficiaries and falsified medical records to make their patients appear sicker.
Risk-Taking May Be Hardwired In Our Brains
People prone to risk-taking and sensation-seeking behaviors showed a reduced amount of grey matter in the brain regions responsible for self-control.
Childhood Obesity Can Be Predicted Earlier Than We Thought
Measuring a child's BMI as early as 6 months of age can accurately assess their risk of developing childhood obesity later in life.
Mindfulness Helps Veterans Overcome PTSD
Veterans who combined therapy with mindfulness training saw greater PTSD symptom relief, as well as beneficial changes in brain activity shown through fMRI scans.
Criticizing Employees Might Cause Them To Lie and Cheat
People who work in business, law, and STEM fields are likely to behave immorally after receiving negative feedback about their work performance.
You Can Become Smarter, Stronger, And Happier — All At Once
College students who made simultaneous changes in diet, exercise, and sleep habits achieved long-lasting improvements in physical and mental health.
Your BPA-Free Water Bottles Could Be Making You Fat
BPA-free plastics contain a substitute chemical that may be as dangerous as BPA.
Suffer From Lower Back Pain? Try Meditation
Mindful practices like meditation and yoga relieved lower back pain better than typical treatments.
We May Be Confusing ADHD With Immaturity
Preschool and elementary school-aged children may be misdiagnosed with ADHD as a result of entering the school system prematurely, as ADHD symptoms are similar to the immature behaviors of young...
Social Teens Are Less Likely To Drink Booze Or Smoke Pot
Teens who closely identify with social groups like friends, family, and school are much less likely to use tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana.
Your Makeup And Soaps May Be Exposing You To Harmful Chemicals
Teens who replaced their typical personal care products with chemical-free products saw dramatic reductions in their body levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in just three days.
Be Social: It'll Stave Off Memory Loss
Brain-engaging tasks like computer use and socialization can promote neuroplasticity and reduce the risk of memory decline and cognitive impairments.