Study links changes in work environment with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease among most at-risk employees

Graph showing greater protection of risk for those at higher cardiometabolic risk

A reduction in stressful conditions at work has now been linked to a reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) among those employees who were at an elevated risk of CVD at the start of the intervention study, especially if they were older workers. Researchers affiliated with The Work, Family & Health Network Study deployed interventions at two different types of works sites (IT and long-term care) designed to increase work-life balance…

Parental warmth supports adolescents’ recovery from daily stressors

Daily stressors impact the mood, physical health and cortisol patterns of adolescents. A Work, Family & Health Network intervention study published in Health Psychology finds that youth who experienced parental warmth were better able to recover from the symptoms of daily stressors.