Integrative Medicine Alert – March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
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This cross-sectional study of African-American children 1 to 6 years of age (n = 31) in Kansas City, MO, finds a statistically significant inverse correlation between asthma control (measured by Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids score) and stress from racism.
A Canadian survey capturing one week in the early stages of the COVID- 19 pandemic found that respondents reporting exercising outdoors and decreasing or maintaining screen time were more likely to self-report higher levels of mental and physical health. This association was stronger in women when compared to men.
Participation in mindfulness-based group therapy shows promise for reducing stress and improving functioning in this pilot study involving 27 socioeconomically disadvantaged African-American women.