Digest This: Making healthy habits stick

    Health economists are studying what it takes to cultivate healthy habits. The experts offer lots of advice: Keep a journal to help you lose weight. Join a support group to quit smoking. Pay your employees to exercise. But what really works to make those New Year’s resolutions stick?

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    THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Making Healthy Habits Stick

    Health economists are studying what it takes to cultivate healthy habits. The experts offer lots of advice: Keep a journal to help you lose weight. Join a support group to quit smoking. Pay your employees to exercise. But what really works to make those New Year’s resolutions stick?

    When: 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 29th

    Where: Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to join the chat.

    Moderator: Taunya English

    This week’s guests:

    Andia100x120Jennifer A. Andia MS, MPH is the Coordinator of Health Education and Outreach at the 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University. She leads community wellness programs including classes in smoking cessation, cooking and prenatal nutrition. Andia also works with individual patients to manage their weight and chronic conditions.

     

    Halpern100x120Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At Penn, he holds appointments as a Senior Fellow in the Center for Bioethics, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and Institute on Aging. Halpern studies the moral and policy implications of decisions made by clinicians and patients, particularly when those decisions involve tradeoffs between the interests of individual patients and society as a whole.

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