Vickee Wolcott

Yes, You Can Catch Obesity From Your Coworkers

Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures influenced soldiers' weight, their drinking and their smoking, Wolcott found. Read more...

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