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  1. Cut Stress by Anticipating Laughter?

    April 7, 2008 -- OK, take a deep breath. Now put your hand on your belly. Imagine your stomach jiggling, as if you are starting to laugh. You may have just taken a step toward reducing stress hormone levels. Researchers say merely anticipating a laugh can jump-start healthy changes in the body. The

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  2. Stress May Hurt the Tender Heart

    March 24, 2008 -- Psychological stress may be bad for the heart, but stress management helps. So says psychiatry professor Joel Dimsdale, MD, of the University of California at San Diego. Writing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology's April 1 edition, Dimsdale reviews 30 years of res

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  3. 5-Minute Stress Fixes

    By Tara Rummell Berson Go from keyed-up to calm with these easy tactics. Whether you're anxious about the hectic holiday season, frustrated by an endless list of chores, or upset over an argument with a loved one, you don't have to let stress get the best of you. All you need is five minutes to esca

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  4. Meditation Swiftly Cuts Stress

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- Five days from now, you could be cooler under pressure if you learn to meditate, new research shows. Chinese scientists today reported that after five days of training in meditation, students had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva after a stress test, compare

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  5. 6 Surprising Stress Fixes

    By Catherine Guthrie Simple, field-tested strategies you can use right now You know what stress looks like: The sun rises; so do you. Your child suddenly remembers that he needs cupcakes for the school party. The dog's gotten sick in the living room. Your spouse leaves for work in a huff after a pre

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  6. Coping With Stress Helps Cholesterol

    Aug. 20, 2007 -- The better you cope with stress, the better your "good" cholesterol level is likely to be, according to a new study. "We know that stress and hostility affect cholesterol," says researcher Carolyn M. Aldwin, PhD, professor and chairwoman of the department of human development and fa

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  7. Miami Tops Rude Driving List

    May 15, 2007 -- Out of 25 major U.S. cities, Miami has the rudest drivers and Portland, Ore., has the most courteous drivers, a new poll shows. It's Miami's second year in a row in the top spot, according to the telephone poll of 2,521 adults, including at least 100 people from each of the 25 cities

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  8. Stress Squeezes 4 in 10 Americans

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- Four in 10 Americans often feel stressed, a Gallup poll shows. U.S. stress levels haven't changed much in recent years. Since 1994, between 33% and 42% of Americans have reported frequent stress. In the latest Gallup poll, of 1,010 adults telephoned Dec. 11-14 of last year, 38% repo

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  9. Stress May Have Caused Man's Amnesia

    Oct. 24, 2006 -- Jeffrey Alan Ingram didn't know his name or how he had ended up in Denver. So he went on TV and asked if anyone recognized him. Someone did -- his fiancée, who was back in Olympia, Wash. According to wire reports, the 40-year-old Ingram left his Olympia home on Sept. 6 with plans to

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  10. Instant Stress Busters

    by Lisa Goff How to go from crazed to calm     Yesterday, I stormed out of the drugstore without waiting for my prescription. True, the elderly woman at the front of the line was painstakingly paying for her order in nickels. But it was obvious that stress was getting to me. Our bodies are hardwired

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