Navigation Links
Strong attachment to local communities made oil spill more stressful for many coastal residents
Date:10/7/2011

BATON ROUGE A major concern related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the impact on people living in coastal areas. News reports provided anecdotal evidence that those living along the coast and reliant on the fishing or oil and gas industries for their livelihoods were very distressed and worried about the impact of the spill on their future.

Two decades of social science research has reported that people who are more attached to their communities are better off. They are happier, less depressed and physically healthier than those who have weak attachments to their community. It therefore seemed likely that in south Louisiana, a place where people tend to stay for generations, being strongly attached to the local community would help insulate people from the stress related to dealing with the oil spill. But in a study just advance published online in the prominent journal American Behavioral Scientist, two LSU sociologists challenge the conventional wisdom on this score and reach a much a different conclusion.

In one of the first publications to present systematically collected public health data on coastal populations affected by the catastrophic oil spill of 2010, LSU sociologists Matthew Lee and Troy Blanchard report that individuals having a stronger sense of attachment to their community exhibited higher self-reported levels of anxiety, worry, nervousness and fear. The data for their study "Community Attachment and Negative Affective States in the Context of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster" were collected via telephone surveys with more than 900 household respondents in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Plaquemines parishes in coastal Louisiana between June 16 and July 1, 2010, while the oil was still flowing freely.

The authors suggest that under normal conditions, attachment to community is a good thing, providing people avenues for social supports and a positive sense of having a place to call home in mass so
'/>"/>

Contact: Ashley Berthelot
aberth4@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women have stronger immune systems than men and its all down to a single chromosome
2. Stronger tobacco control policy in the Netherlands would save thousands of lives
3. Diabetics coronary calcium levels strongly linked to heart attack risk
4. Strong leadership necessary to provide more sophisticated care for aging population, study finds
5. Stimulation of female genital regions produces strong activation of various brain sites
6. College Football Players Get Bigger, Stronger With Age
7. Stronger social safety net leads to decrease in stress, childhood obesity
8. Blueberries help lab rats build strong bones
9. Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds
10. Circulating levels of a lung protein found to be strongly predictive of cardiovascular disease
11. ACSM: Stronger hips improved running mechanics, lessened knee pain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - ... for the first time the in vitro growth of ... mouse embryonic stem cells. Correct spatial organization of motor ... was observed., This study has been published online by ... on 30.10.2014 ., For many years Elly Tanaka and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... Halloween visit to Pompano Beach firefighters, showing that you ... community. , Timothy met firefighters Tracey and Carl ... by Galuppiā€™s Restaurant and the Pompano Beach Chamber of ... outside the fire truck, letting Timothy wear his real ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... no longer mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade ... focusing on the development of uniquely potent topical ... Skin Health System ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with patented ... highest available glycolic acid concentrations (50% and 70%) ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager focused ... people save money through its innovative discount card program. ... in the new health care system, the Paramount Rx ... relationship between consumers, businesses and the pharmacy industry. ... today with medical costs is the rising price of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... By Tara Haelle ... (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 genes have been ... new studies report. And researchers say they are ... overall that may contribute to the disorder. Autism ... by communication and social difficulties and repetitive behaviors. An ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture 2Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 2Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 3Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 4Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 3Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 4Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 2Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 3Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 3
... unreimbursed loss of as little as $500 would have ... As unemployment rates continue to climb, one often ... to affordable insurance. In a national recent survey conducted ... nearly two-thirds of respondents admitted to living paycheck-to-paycheck "often" ...
... Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR ... has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.03 ... holders of record on June 26, 2009.Danaher Corporation ... Technologies, Industrial Technologies and Tools and Components ( ...
... Fiscal third quarter revenue from continuing operations increased $25 million, or ... , , , , ... , , , , , ... , , , , , ...
... (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing ... operations officer, will present at the Bank of America and ... 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference will be held ... invited to listen to a live audio webcast of the ...
... Ohio, May 7 STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE ... a 38% increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.11 per ... to shareholders of record at the close of business on ... of STERIS Corporation is to provide a healthier today and ...
... Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is the National ... ,Medical Home,WELLINGTON, Fla. May 7 The ... has joined the Executive Committee of the ... is a collaboration of major employers, consumer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Affinion Group Survey Reveals That Underinsured Consumers Need Alternate Solutions in Light of Current Economic Climate 2Health News:Affinion Group Survey Reveals That Underinsured Consumers Need Alternate Solutions in Light of Current Economic Climate 3Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 2Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 3Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 4Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 5Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 6Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 7Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 8Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 9Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 10Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 11Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 12Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 13Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 14Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 15Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 16Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 17Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 18Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 19Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 20Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 21Health News:Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter 22Health News:Abaxis, Inc. to Present at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference 2Health News:STERIS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase of 38% 2Health News:STERIS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase of 38% 3Health News:The Quantum Group Joins Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 2Health News:The Quantum Group Joins Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 3Health News:The Quantum Group Joins Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 4Health News:The Quantum Group Joins Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 5Health News:The Quantum Group Joins Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 6
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 29, 2014 Electrodes ... potential which can be amplified to diagnose as ... electrodes used in medical devices facilitate the detection ... from muscle cells and neurons of the patients. ... utilize the radiofrequency alternating current to perform minimally ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today reported financial ... "During the quarter, we achieved a key ... securing a partner to accelerate the development and commercialization of ... we do not have a commercial presence while also retaining ... the value of PIXUVRI for CTI and help us achieve ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... YORK , Oct. 29, 2014 ... growth through 2013 with the introduction of new ... well-covered in Vaccines: The World Market. The Kalorama ... covering specifically commercialized vaccines and developmental vaccines for ... not only individuals, but also entire communities from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 2Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 3Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 4CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11CTI BioPharma Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12Vaccines 2014: World Market Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Pediatric and Adult Segments 2Vaccines 2014: World Market Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Pediatric and Adult Segments 3
... (Nasdaq: UPI ), a medical device company ... treat voiding dysfunctions, announced today that David Kaysen, Uroplasty,s ... and CFO, will present the Company,s business strategy and ... Conference at 3:30  PM PDT on Tuesday, August 17, ...
... SPRING, Md., Aug. 16 The U.S. Food ... of the drug midodrine hydrochloride, used to treat ... required post-approval studies that verify the clinical benefit ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Uroplasty to Present at Global Hunter Securities Inaugural Healthcare Conference 2FDA Proposes Withdrawal of Low Blood Pressure Drug 2FDA Proposes Withdrawal of Low Blood Pressure Drug 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: