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Stress Health Effects

There's No Vaccine For This Global Epidemic (But There Is A Cure)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

''Stress is a killer -- it thwarts productivity," the actress Goldie Hawn told the BBC this week from Davos. Hawn, who led a session on meditation...

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Your Job Is Slowly Killing You

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

More than eight in 10 Americans are stressed about their jobs. Occupational stress is so pervasive that we accept it as a fact of life, but the truth ...

A Surprising New Link Between Stress And Weight

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Another link between stress and chronic disease has been found in a small, observational study from Deakin University in Australia. Overweight and...

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

5 Simple Tips For Keeping Calm Under Pressure

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Research shows that mind-body practices have a positive effect on all systems in our body, improving quality of life, reversing the harmful effects of stress, and creating fundamental changes in the way the brain functions.

Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?

What Are Those Adrenals Doing in There, Anyway?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Adrenals impact our ability to have a healthy libido, lose weight, sleep, become pregnant, get out of bed, and digest our food, as well as other behaviors.

9 Stress Myths, BUSTED

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and coworkers complaining abou...

I Am Millennial

Matthew Lew | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lew

Just as the Boomer generation redefined what their parents handed off to them, we will too and already are -- just much more quickly and perhaps overtly than ever before given the transparency prompted by the Internet.

Make Stress Work For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

This might sound a little crazy, but what if it's the very fact that we assume stress is bad that's actually making it so bad for us? And what if there were another way to think about stress -- a way that might actually make it a force for good in our lives?

How Stress Is Hurting Your Health -- And What You Can Do About It

Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living

According to the American Psychological Association's recent Stress in America survey, the majority of Americans report experiencing higher stress...

Millennials Come of Age as America's Most Stressed Generation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

First came the "Baby Boomers," then came "Generation X." The branding of the subsequent generation was less definitive, ping-ponging between "Generation Y" and "The Millennials." I'd like to add a third name: "Generation Stress." According to Stress in America, a study commissioned by the American Psychological Association, Millennials are the most stressed demographic. And it's reasonable to assume that higher levels of stress put the Millennials at higher risk for all sorts of destructive downstream consequences, from diabetes and obesity to anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly, work is one of the biggest causes of stress. The job numbers are grim, and even those lucky Millennials that land a decent job often face a workplace rife with destructive definitions of success. So here's hoping that as they advance through the ranks of the workplace, Millennials will do themselves -- and the generation after them (Generation Z?) -- a favor by redefining success.

10 Scary Things Stress Can Do To Your Body

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

When you're constantly feeling overwhelmed and anxious, the cumulative effects can be dangerous.

Job Stress? How To Keep Catastrophic Thoughts From Killing You

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

A massive stress education program could go a long way toward addressing the problem, because the vast majority of us know next to nothing about stress -- and how we hold the key to creating it or dumping it.

Healthy Cats Show Signs of Illness When Stressed

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — It's not just people who get sick from stress. A recent Ohio State University study found that healthy cats show signs of illness...