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    1. 4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found. "The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers i

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    2. Cortisol Controls Stress, but What Else?

      Nov. 9, 2015 -- Although cortisol is known as the “stress hormone,” researchers suspect it plays a much larger role in our health. A recent study, for example, linked cortisol to memory in older adults. People with unusually high nighttime cortisol levels had reduced brain size and did more poorly o

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    3. Keep Your Cool During Holiday Gatherings

      By Alia Hoyt Some people just know how to push our buttons, and actually seem to enjoy it. If you are laid back, don't like confrontation or are just sensitive (like I am), dreading the snarky comments that are sure to come from your frenemy/crazy uncle/estranged stepmother can cause serious stress

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    4. Find Pleasure in a House Full of Guests

      By Alia Hoyt We’re supposed to be feeling jolly, giving and thankful during the holidays, but hosting guests often causes the opposite reaction. A little bit of stress and anxiety are totally understandable, considering all of the elbow grease and time that goes into preparing the average (read: eno

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    5. Am l More Productive When l Multitask?

      By Cody Lyon Phones are ringing off the hook, your desk looks like a fire hazard and your computer screen just let you know you've got new mail. Out of nowhere comes your boss to ask you about that Excel document he'd wanted you to compile. Suddenly you're gripped by fear as you recall the question

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    6. Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health?

      Sept. 1, 2015 -- Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, you may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems. A recent study from University College in

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    7. How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart

      Everyone gets angry. It’s a normal emotion, and there’s probably a good reason why you feel that way. The way you handle your anger can make a difference to your heart, though. “If you have a destructive reaction to anger, you are more likely to have heart attacks,” says cardiologist Dave Montgomery

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    8. Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Money continues to be the leading cause of stress for Americans, a new survey finds. Overall, stress in the United States is at a seven-year low, and average stress levels are declining, the American Psychological Asso

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    9. Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a way to help reduce your stress? Try checking your emails less often, researchers suggest. The new study featured 124 adults -- including students, financial analysts, medical professionals and others -- who

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    10. Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than include

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