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  1. How to Cope With Tax-Time Stress

    Spring is the season when the cherry trees and cottonwoods bloom. For Barbara Halpern, spring is also the season when her workweek blooms to 80 hours or more. Accompanying those long work hours are the colds, migraines, dizziness, and weight swings that plague Halpern and her colleagues at her small

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  2. Workplace Wellness

    Health conditions such as ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety disorder, and sleep problems can indeed exact a staggering toll on the business budget. In the U.S., where depression affects nearly one in 10 people, the estimated cost of this disability in missed work days, medical expenses, and prema

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  3. Mental Stress May Hurt the Heart

    March 7, 2006 - Mental stress has long been suspected of playing an important role in heart disease, and now new research suggests that this might be true for some patients more than others. Researchers from the University of Florida found that about a third of the patients with known coronary arter

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  4. Cell Phones Raise Work-Home Stress

    Dec. 14, 2005 -- Increasing use of cell phones and pagers may be blurring the boundaries between work and home and raising stress levels at both places. A new study shows use of cell phones can cause work worries to spill over into home time for both men and women. But only women seem to suffer from

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  5. Exercise, Stress Management Curb Heart Disease

    April 5, 2005 -- Exercise and stress management -- along with standard medical care -- could help the hearts of people with stable heart disease. Heart disease is a leading killer in the U.S. Many people learn that they have heart disease before it's too late. For them, exercise and stress managemen

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  6. Stress Affects Memory, Problem Solving

    Oct. 25, 2004 -- It may come as no surprise that stress can take its toll on thinking. Under the gun, we're all vulnerable to less-than-optimal reasoning. However, new research shows that stress actually helps when it comes to recalling simple memorized facts. The finding is based on memory and thin

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  7. The Pet Prescription: Is It for You?

    For many pet owners, having a dog or cat fills their lives with companionship and affection. But having a pet may do much more. Evidence is mounting in support of a "pet prescription" for many things that ail you.   Research has shown that when dog or cat owners were asked to perform a stressful ari

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  8. Beating Holiday Stress

    The holidays really are the best of times and the worst of times. Our tidings of comfort and joy can so easily be devoured by the insatiable stress to do it all, be it all, and buy it all. And that stress is nothing to ho, ho, ho about, either. It increases your risk of illness and even death. One s

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  9. Highly Educated Workers More Stressed

    April 18, 2003 -- The more you know, the more your mental health suffers? That's the surprising conclusion of a study that looked at the mental health of highly educated workers in Northern California. Researchers found that workers with advanced degrees were more stressed and had poorer mental heal

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  10. Internet Volunteering Relieves Stress

    March 26, 2003 -- Feeling stressed and anxious? Helping out can be a great way to deal with all the emotions that surround such troubling times, say experts. In fact, if you want to help out -- donate time, energy, or money -- all sorts of volunteer opportunities are just a click away. "It decreases

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