URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / December 2016 December 2016 Is Pessimism Bad for Your Heart? A pessimistic attitude increases the risk for death from heart disease, a new study reports. I Can’t Sleep! Seventy-five percent of adults have reported experiencing sleep problems at least a few nights a week or more within the past year. Hot Tip for Resisting Holiday Overeating Here come the holidays—and the eating and the guilt.