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  1. Workplace Wellness Programs Work

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness programs in the workplace help cut health care costs and reduce hospital admissions for employees with chronic illnesses, a new study suggests. The researchers said, however, that workplace wellness program

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  2. What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure nu

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  3. Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that parts of your brain may differ depending on whether you're a social butterfly or a lone wolf. The research is preliminary, but it could lead the way to more insight into how humans -- and other p

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  4. Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-vol

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  5. That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

    By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests. A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occ

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  6. Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who think stress is affecting their health may be setting themselves up for a heart attack, a new study contends. The researchers found that these people had double the risk of a heart attack compared with people who

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  7. Cell Phone 'Distracted Walking' Can Be Dangerous

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pedestrians are becoming more likely to be injured while using their cellphones and an estimated 1,500 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 as a result, a new study finds. It's impossible to know how many of the injurie

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  8. 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests. Instead, devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking the

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  9. Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kin

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  10. Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hair analysis can reveal if seniors have elevated stress hormone levels that may put them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. Unlike a blood test that provides information about stress hormo

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