Mental Health at the Forefront of Cardiovascular Health Discussions at AHA21

Mental health was a big topic of conversation at AHA21, a fitting topic when pandemic related stress, clinician burn out, and depression seem to be at an all-time high. As a graduate student myself, I was interested in attending sessions that touched on depression, wellness, and work-life balance topics. A Health and Tech panel session … Read more

“Run, Forrest, Run!” – Effects of Cardiovascular Exercising on Mental Health

If life gave me a box of chocolates, I am pretty sure I would eat them all. As a basic science researcher, I am all too familiar with burn-outs and stress, and more recently to the effects of stress-induced anxiety. So, I started running. I ran when my worries got too overwhelming, I ran when … Read more