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BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which stress hormones impact triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) etiology and treatment are unclear. We have previously shown that stress hormones, cortisol, and catecholamines induce rapid DNA damage and impact DNA repair in NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. This study investigates whether stress hormones increase DNA damage in breast(More)
Previous research has found that individuals who engage in risky health behaviors respond to health risk messages in a self-serving manner, limiting the impact of health messages among targeted individuals. The present study sought to investigate whether alcohol-using college students would respond to risk messages about alcohol use with a similar defensive(More)
Little is understood about biobehavioral mechanisms that mediate the comorbidity between cigarette smoking and depression. We hypothesized that expectancies about nicotine's reinforcing effects are associated with vulnerability to depression, and may partially explain the relationship between history of depression and smoking. Young adult smokers and never(More)
Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between subjective social status (SSS) and objective socioeconomic status (SES) on sleep status (sleep duration and daytime sleepiness). Method: The study sample included 73 primary care patients from a free medical clinic in which low-income individuals are primarily treated. Subjective social(More)
Purpose of the Current Study: Purpose of the Current Study: To determine how Motivational Interviewing (MI) impacts To determine how Motivational Interviewing (MI) impacts hypertension patients hypertension patients ' ' adherence to exercise recommendations adherence to exercise recommendations in primary care in primary care Specifically, the current study(More)
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