Category: Lisa Fredman

Are Caregivers Healthier?

November 1st, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Lisa Fredman, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Lisa Fredman, School of Public Health

The idea that caring for a chronically ailing or disabled family member might be good for you is so startling, so counterintuitive, that it sends researchers rummaging through their data to see where they went wrong…

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“It’s very rigorously done. They had a big sample they followed over a long period.”

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Study: Caregiving can be good for you

February 28th, 2013 in 2013, Cape Cod Times, Lisa Fredman, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Lisa Fredman, School of Public Health

Caregiving is no picnic…

Expert quote:

“It was a shocker. My first thought was, ‘This can’t be right!’ Like many before me, I subscribed to the idea that caregiving is bad for your health. But over time I kept finding essentially the same patterns.”

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How Caregiving Improves Your Health

November 8th, 2012 in 2012, Huffington Post, Lisa Fredman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Lisa Fredman, School of Public Health

It is a well-known fact that taking on the role of the primary caregiver for a loved one is often so stressful and draining that it can take a toll on your well-being, increasing your risk for chronic stress, depression, and illness and resulting in what is known as “caregiver burnout.”…

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Caregiving’s Sunny Side

February 15th, 2012 in 2012, Lisa Fredman, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lisa Fredman, School of Medicine

An un-news flash: Caring for a spouse, parent, other family member or friend can cause mental and physical stress…

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Supper, talk for caregivers

January 29th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Lisa Fredman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Lisa Fredman, School of Public Health

Caregivers are invited to a free Valentine’s supper Feb. 13 and discussion with Lisa Fredman, from the Boston University School of Public Health…

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