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By On January 9th, 2015

It Takes a Village to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

We are nine days into the new year.  What is the status of the goals you set for 2015?  Whether you have made resolutions or not, the following applications for your smart phone could prove helpful. There are several applications for your smart phone that could help you achieve your goals.  Connecting with others with…

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By On May 20th, 2014

Study Says Biomarker Can Predict Schizophrenia Patients’ Stress Tolerance

  New research indicates the salivary levels of the endogenous neuromodulator kynurenic acid (KYNA) can identify patients with schizophrenia who are likely to be intolerant of stress. “Importantly, we have uncovered a potential biomarker separating a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia displaying a particular maladaptive behaviour”, say lead study author Joshua Chiappelli, from the Maryland…

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By On February 20th, 2014

Stress Leads To More Frequent Headaches

Some days scientific discoveries are more surprising than others. It certainly isn’t a shock to most that stress tends to cause more headaches, but a study from Germany has finally confirmed the belief. The team surveyed 5,159 people between the ages of 21 and 71 about their stress levels and how frequently they suffer from…

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By On November 13th, 2013

Reading Helps Lower Stress and Keep Your Brain Healthy

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that reading regularly is good for your brain, but it may be beneficial in ways you haven’t really considered. Besides helping you learn and be entertained, books can improve sleep, help you relax, and even help empathy. It has also been documented that self help books can ease depression.…

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By On October 3rd, 2013

Day-to-Day Stresses in Middle-Aged Women Linked To Dementia

If having to manage children, a job, and a marriage sounds like a handful, its because it is. Middle-age women are known to suffer from a large amount of stress, but a new study suggests that stress may cause problems later in life. Middle-age women with high levels of day-to-day stress have a somewhat higher…

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By On April 24th, 2013

Stress and Your Heart

A recent study seeks to confirm what conventional wisdom has told us for a long time.  If you often find yourself stressed out, easily bothered, or experience disturbances in your sleep or appetite, you may be at higher risk for heart disease.  The study utilized data from population-based studies and involved a total of 10,943…

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By On February 12th, 2013

Does Stress Lead To Diabetes?

Chronic stress has a number of adverse effects on the human body. You age faster and are sick more often when dealing with permanent stress. Now, as Huffington Post reports, a study has revealed that for men, the chances of also developing diabetes is about 45-percent higher. Researchers even took into account other typical factors…

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By On January 28th, 2013

Don’t Let Stress Take Its Toll

Dealing with stress just seems to be a part of life for many of us, but if not dealt with properly you are risking your mental and physical health. Stress can result in substance abuse, trouble sleeping, joint and muscle pain and many other harmful symptoms. Dr. Alan Gelenberg, chair of the Department of Psychology…

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By On November 21st, 2012

Coping With the Holiday Blues

Holidays are a time of joy and togetherness for families and friends across the nation, but for an individual without those social lines, it can be a time of loneliness and sadness causing a sense of the “blues”. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that 35 million Americans will be affected by depression in their lifetime,…

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By On November 19th, 2012

Overcoming Stress

Brookhaven’s own Outreach Coordinator, Johnathan Hines recently published a book titled “Overcoming Stress: From a Cook Point View Point”.  Johnathan’s book addresses the main causes of stress in an easy layout that allows individuals to identify, address and overturn the negativity related to stress into something that is manageable and easily able to be conquered.…

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