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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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 arith

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Staying Healthy in Times of Stress

      Studies show people with medical conditions such as heart disease, mental illness, or other chronic diseases are most vulnerable to the negative consequences of stress, but healthy people are also at a risk. The link between stress and heart-related problems has been widely studied, and researchers

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    10. Open Office Noise Increases Stress

      Feb. 26, 2002 -- Overhearing your co-workers' conversations from across the cubicle may help you keep tabs on office gossip, but it also may increase your stress level. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology even found low-level noise produced in open-style offices can increase stres

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