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  1. Hospital Pet Programs Unleash Healing Powers

    March 8, 2013 -- A small but growing number of U.S. hospitals are expanding their visitation policies to allow supervised visits from furry family members. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the latest hospitals to adopt a visiting policy for pets, had its first patient-owned pet visi

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  2. Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Abusive bosses not only cause misery for the employees they target, but they also poison the work environment for the victims' co-workers, a new study indicates. The "secondhand" effects caused by abusive bosses can lead to jo

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  3. Job Stress Doesn't Seem to Raise Risk for Cancer

    Feb. 8, 2013 -- Stress on the job may cause a lot of things, but at least you can rest safe knowing that cancer isn't likely one of them. A new study finds that overall, high job stress was unlikely to be an important risk factor for colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancers. It was also not ass

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  4. Young Adults Are Most Stressed Generation: Survey

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans between 18 and 33 years old -- the so-called millennials -- are more stressed than the rest of the population, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. What's stressing them out?

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  5. Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor o

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  6. Turn Down Negative Self-Talk

    "I might as well face it, I'll always be fat." When Franco Beneduce hears a client say something like this, he knows he has his work cut out for him. Beneduce is a certified life coach and group facilitator in San Francisco. As he coaches people on weight loss, body image, and successful life strate

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  7. The Power of Positive Talking

    What would make you happy? A new wardrobe, a faster car, moving to a different city? People often think these things are the key to feeling good, but experts say only about 10% of a person's happiness is related to them. Much more happiness -- 90% -- has to do with your general outlook on life. You

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  8. Health and Happiness Are Not Always Linked

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A study says yes, but there's a catch. The new study adds to the evidence examining the impact of health status on happiness in older adults. Several previous studies suggest that people in poor health -- including those with life

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  9. 12 Ways to Destress Amidst Holiday Madness

    By Melody Warnick Employ these easy reenergizing techniques when you need them most this season   The most wonderful time of the year, huh? So why do the holidays sometimes feel like a month-long panic attack? "During the holidays, people have such high expectations for things to be perfect," says J

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  10. 9 Things You Didn't Know About Dreams

    By Sarah Jio Discover what your nighttime visions mean, how you can control them and more   Everyone dreams—every single night—and yet we tend to know so little about our dreams. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Can we control them and should we try to interpret them? We spoke to the drea

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