May 15, 2007

Can Ombuds Prevent Heart Attacks?

A new study found that people who thought they were treated unfairly were more likely to suffer a heart attack or chest pain. Those who thought they had experienced the worst injustice, such as racial and gender discrimination, were 55% more likely to experience a coronary event, according to the report published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. People who think they are victims of discrimination often respond by drinking, smoking or overeating. (LA Times.)

Put down that drink and call the ombuds.

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