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Gyrations in Stock Markets: Worrisome for the Heart

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

We can only speculate about the extent of cardiovascular adversity precipitated by the current financial crisis in Greece, and potentially also in Puerto Rico going forward. Along with a healthy diet and life-style, keeping emotions out of investment decisions might be a wise move.

The 13 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters In America

Thrillist | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Hold onto your hats, thrill-seekers.

9 Activities For Adrenaline Junkies In South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.

Yes, You Can Actually Be Scared To Death

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

As it turns out, being "scared to death" isn't just a saying. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel that provides your "weekly dose of ...

35 Photos to Spike Your Adrenaline and Spark your Wanderlust

DL Cade | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

Each year, thousands of people start off the New Year determined that, this year, they'll travel. This year, they'll live life to the fullest and stop...

World's Most Terrifying Ski Slopes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out of your mind.

Surfing In Slow Motion Shows Just How 'Heavy' A Wave Can Be

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.30.2014 | Sports

No wave will ever look heavier than it does at 1,000 frames per second. That super slow frame rate will also give everyone a whole new appreciation fo...

Why Being a Sports Fan Is Like Being a Couch Potato Adrenaline Junkie

Karin Swanson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports
Karin Swanson

From the Super Bowl to March Madness, the Masters or the World Series and the World Cup, the sports world is cyclical. Seems we are always waiting eagerly on the edge of our seats (be them of the living room or arena variety) for the next big event.

What Stress Can Do To The Heart, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Who would have thought that there is such a thing as “good” stress on the heart? Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some fascinating...

Down Under

Fathom | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Adrenaline junkie, city girl, and Fathom contributor Shari Bayer celebrated her birthday in high-octane style in Queenstown, New Zealand, jumping off a bridge, out of a plane, and into a helicopter.

Rushing to Conclusions About Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

While shots of adrenaline alone do not enormously boost physical or emotional responses, adrenaline and noradrenaline play major roles in helping us cope with what the world throws our way.

The 3 Major Stress Hormones, Explained

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Thanks to the work of our sympathetic nervous system, the "fight or flight" system that takes over when we're stressed, when you see your boss's name ...

My Journey With Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

These days, scientifically sound ideas about adrenaline are often unknowingly intermixed with some fanciful and sensational capacities. I have recently written a biography of adrenaline to tell the full story of this intriguing molecule.

The Entrepreneur's Addiction

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Amy Rees Anderson

I tend to set ridiculously short timelines on projects for myself in order to get as many things done each day as possible. Is it wrong to do that? I don't know.

Team Effort Frees Boy Trapped Under Car

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.01.2012 | Good News

We often hear of ordinary people unleashing superhuman strength in an emergency. But in Nelson, New Zealand, this week, the heroics required a team ef...

Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 3): How the Main Stress Hormone Robs You of Memory and Telomere Length, Possibly Natal Chi

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Cortisol switch" is when you flip from the cortisol love -- which is where cortisol is helping you be productive, helping you focus, helping you feel on top of the world -- to the cortisol hate. You hit the wall.

Man Lifts Up SUV To Save Trapped Friend (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

You know those emergencies that supposedly turn ordinary people into Superman? Carlos Castro can now don a red cape and tights if he wants. Nobody on ...

The Fearless Magic Of 'Hyper Flow'

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Clarkson

"Hyper flow" is a mental and physical state in which we tap into our fight-or-flight system to harness its powerful hormones for increased focus, strength and production.

A Snake-handler's Lethal Embrace Of Religious Ecstasy

Jack Levison | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

Snake-handling is senseless, of course. But it's also daring. It's the lure of ecstasy. The rush of religious adrenaline.

Under Pressure: Does Stress Accelerate Aging?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Do stress and anxiety actually accelerate the aging process?

Michigan Teen Lifts 2,000-Pound Car To Save Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.23.2012 | Good News

Austin Smith, a 15-year-old from Ida Township, Mich., was spending a Saturday morning working on a car with his grandfather when tragedy struck, WDIV ...

Amusement Parks In Maine: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Nia Stanley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Maine can be a rewarding place for families to visit. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our g...

At Least We Still Have the Kardashians -- The "Who Cares?" World Series

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I think the problem is that fear and greed and star addiction have in common is that they are all adrenaline driven.

12 Epic Outdoor Adventures (PHOTOS)

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

What makes for an epic adventure? You need a spectacular location, thrilling activities and, of course, just enough danger to make it a challenge. But...

LA Road Warriors: Commuter Stress Taking Its Toll

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Today's commuting environment isn't just an unpleasant daily reality we have to resign ourselves to; it's a very real health hazard.