Kathryn Cawdrey

I am pursuing a master’s degree in environmental reporting with concentrated studies in conservation biology at the University of Missouri—School of Journalism. I am continuing my science journalism education following completion of my Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in science journalism. I am covering the 2018 AAAS Conference from Austin, Texas, with Science, Health…

Amit Sood shares four-step guide to happiness

ORLANDO – Stress affects one in five Americans, sending many people to a therapist’s office to address the problem. But what if people could prevent stress on their own? That was the focus of the “Science of Stress” session at the Association of Healthcare Journalists conference on April 20, 2017 led by Dr. Amit Sood. Sood, a professor of medicine at…

Why are fewer heavy Americans trying to lose weight

By Jing Ren “During the past 12 months, have you tried to lose weight?” The majority of overweight Americans will say no to that question, according to a recent study. Across the nation, the obesity rate is rising, but fewer overweight Americans are trying to lose weight, according to a study published in the Journal…