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Code red! App would warn you about angry messagesupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 13:21:00

Would it help you manage your stress level to get a warning that the text message you're about to read is your boss or partner chewing you out? The creators of a new mobile app think so.

As baby boomers retire, a focus on caregiversupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 16:27:00

Whenever Felicia Hudson gets overwhelmed juggling a full-time job and caring for her ailing father, she finds solace in a piece of paper hanging in her office.

Orangutans stressed by eco-touristsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:44:00

Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?

Avoid the afternoon stress-eating bingeupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:55:00

That foods can soothe, reduce anxiety and boost your mood is well known to anyone who has kept a vise grip on a pint of Chunky Monkey at midnight or dived into the deep end of a party pack of chips at the end of a day gone awry.

Money Magazine: Beat stress for lessupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:34:00

This year the end of the holidays probably didn't bring the usual stress relief; there are still worries about unemployment, a flailing housing market, and a volatile stock market, all of which may be taking a toll on your health.

Presidents only look like they age fasterupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 16:02:00

Earlier this year, sociologist Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., watched President Barack Obama return to his hometown of Chicago to celebrate his 50th birthday. In the days that followed, Olshansky was struck by the amount of media coverage dedicated to a single question: When did Obama's hair get so gray?

Money Magazine: Three ways to cut financial stressupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 05:23:00

Are your finances keeping you up at night? Here are a few tips and tricks to break free and relax.

New Pentagon study finds psychological toll from years of fightingupdated: Thu May 19 2011 16:10:00

A new report paints a stark picture of the toll on the U.S. military of almost a decade of war: higher stress and lower morale.

Touching makes you healthierupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 08:05:00

Whether it's a squeeze of the hand, a big bear hug, a kneading massage, even a bedroom romp, touch is shaping up to be the ultimate mind-body medicine.

7 jobs that are worth the stressupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 08:51:00

Most jobs are stressful. When you're an hour away from the deadline for that spreadsheet of "value-adding actionable items" and your boss is breathing down your neck, your anxiety level is going to be pretty high.

Job strain ups heart-attack risk in womenupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 08:06:00

Women with very demanding jobs are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack as their peers in more easygoing occupations, a new study suggests.

Overworked or challenged at your job?updated: Wed Sep 22 2010 10:26:00

Breaking points are subjective. Some people are just hard-wired to handle certain stressors better than others.

Gloomy personality may up heart riskupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 16:12:00

Are you pessimistic, chronically worried and stressed-out, and ill at ease socially? You may be at higher risk of heart attack and other heart problems, a new study suggests.

Is your marriage making you sick?updated: Thu Jun 10 2010 07:26:00

You eat right. You exercise. You get an annual physical. You probably think you're doing everything you can to stay healthy.

Distress of 9/11 may have led to miscarriages, research saysupdated: Tue May 25 2010 07:42:00

The shock and stress felt by pregnant women after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, may have contributed to an increase in miscarriages of male fetuses in the United States, according to a study released Monday.

Can caring make you sick?updated: Thu May 20 2010 08:58:00

Soon after Paul Coskie's bicycle collided with a car, it became clear to his mother that her son would be sick for a very long time, and indeed he was. The 13-year-old boy went into a coma for a month and spent six months total in the hospital.

Working overtime may harm the heart, study saysupdated: Wed May 12 2010 14:30:00

If you've been saying for years that long hours at work are killing you, forward this article to your boss--it might literally be true. According to a new study, people who work more than 10 hours a day are about 60 percent more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack than people who clock just seven hours a day.

Stressed? Calling Mom helps, study saysupdated: Wed May 12 2010 10:39:00

It's a situation every mother has been through: Your child is stressed out or upset, but she's at school or summer camp--too far away for you to give her a hug.

What your heart and brain are doing when you're in loveupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 13:50:00

Poets, novelists and songwriters have described it in countless turns of phrase, but at the level of biology, love is all about chemicals.

Stress has taken over: How can I turn my mind off?updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:40:00

Somehow I have managed to let stress take over my life. I have several issues to deal with -- a lot of people, financial problems, health problems, family issues, etc. -- but over time I have been worrying and stressing over them constantly. I can't seem to turn my mind off. It feels like I am surrounded by hundreds of little stress monsters, and they constantly fire little stress arrows into my brain. I know that sounds weird, but it's almost like they are competing to be the No. 1 stressor. Sometimes this goes on late into the night, preventing sleep. I guess it would be called "racing thoughts." How can I turn my mind off?

People.com: Brooke Mueller Released from Hospitalupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 17:54:00

"I picked her up and brought her to a friend's house in Los Angeles," her mother tells PEOPLE

People.com: Brooke Mueller to Seek Stress Reduction, Psychological Therapyupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 19:32:00

"Her mom is checking out spas around the country now," a source tells PEOPLE

Gupta treats injured babyupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 10:49:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta treats a 15-day-old baby whose house collapsed upon her in the Haiti earthquake.

In Haiti, mental aftershocks could be far-reachingupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 10:49:00

As Haitians struggle to recover from the devastation of Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake, mental health experts caution that the most severe psychological effects won't take form until individuals' situations stabilize.

Benefits of more sexupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:29:00

A new study outlines the health benefits of having more sex. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

New Year's resolution: Have more sexupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:29:00

Yoga instructor Sadie Nardini and her husband got an early start on their New Year's resolution: In December, the New York couple decided to have sex every day for the entire month.

Music relieves stressupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 19:54:00

In today's Health Minute, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how music relieves the body of stress.

Poll: Money worries world's greatest cause of stressupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 08:27:00

A new international poll has revealed that money is the main source of stress in most countries --- but men and women often don't worry about the same things.

Can keeping a routine help control bipolar symptoms?updated: Tue Sep 29 2009 10:29:00

I have a diagnosis of brittle bipolar disorder. Most peer-reviewed literature tells me that setting up concrete routines (daily, work, home, etc.) is a good way to help control symptoms. Is this true? Is it an important tool or just speculation? How can I work with my employer/coworkers to limit my symptoms with routines?

Why we eat too much, and how to get controlupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:29:00

We all know we're supposed to eat healthy portions. So why is it that a rough day at the office or even just the smell of chocolate-chip cookies can cause us to throw our best intentions out the window?

Stressed-out parents plus pollution boost asthma riskupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 09:36:00

There may be a reason that children's asthma rates are so high in urban areas. Youngsters with stressed-out parents and exposure to air pollution have a higher risk of asthma, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Joint Chiefs chairman: Troops' mental health needs to be priorityupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 17:52:00

America's highest ranking military officer said Tuesday the nation must do more for the mental health of American soldiers, warning statistics show "there are going to be more [troop] suicides this year than last."

Jon and Kate plus hate? Ways to deal with common relationship stressupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 15:18:00

Although it may have been Jon and Kate Gosselin's unusual family that landed them a reality show, it is their marital problems-- to which much of their audience can likely relate-- that have made them a household name in recent weeks.

Mindfulness training busts stressupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 11:39:00

"Just the facts" has always been Lillian Waugh's motto. A historian and former professor of women's studies at West Virginia University, Waugh is a stickler for facts and details. And because she was always the "go to" person at WVU, she was constantly in demand -- and busy.

How to handle work exercisesupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 11:39:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on exercises that can help you handle the pressure of work in today's Health Minute.

Dangerous stress and how to wrangle itupdated: Sun May 17 2009 02:21:00

Feel as if you're about to snap? Learn what causes stress, along with proven strategies for controlling it.

Study: Job loss associated with health problemsupdated: Fri May 08 2009 15:34:00

As if losing your job isn't bad enough, a new study suggests that people who are laid off are at higher risk of being diagnosed with health conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and even arthritis than those who keep their jobs.

Bad economy means bad healthupdated: Fri May 08 2009 15:34:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports that people who are laid off are more likely to develop new health problems.

Study: 8 out of 10 Americans stressed because of economyupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 11:00:00

If you're lying awake at night, feeling angry or fatigued, because of stress, you're in the majority, according to a nationwide report released Tuesday.

Recession relief -- many are stretching for itupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 11:04:00

As recession-rattled Americans look to stretch their dollars, it looks like yoga is a little luxury they're holding on to -- or adding to -- their schedules in the hopes of shedding some stress.

Money Magazine: Why you can't trust your gut in this marketupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 14:12:00

If you think you're immune to market panic, consider this experiment.

For stress reduction, just say ommmupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 16:07:00

Managing the service department of an Atlanta, Georgia, car dealership is a stressful job, according to Debbie Peek.

Meditation benefitsupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 16:07:00

Feeling stressed out and not sure what to do about it? Some doctors may suggest meditating, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports

Does stress block the feeling of pain?updated: Wed Dec 03 2008 10:56:00

Stress-induced analgesia occurs when an injured person can ignore the pain of an injury because of other stressful situations going on at the same time. For example, if you bang your shin while hiking, it stops hurting if you see a mountain lion. Researchers say a stress hormone, noradrenaline, also known as norepinephrine, which floods the bloodstream during stressful events, numbs the brain's pain-processing pathway. Previous studies have shown that adrenaline is also part of the reason that certain forms of stress can boost the immune system and help fight off the flu. A study on rats explains how someone injured in a car wreck can still manage to save other people.

My job's giving me a heart attack!updated: Thu Nov 20 2008 11:13:00

When Helen Smith had a heart attack at age 37, she was in shock. She was young, healthy and in tip-top shape. There'd been no warning signs. She had no family history of heart disease.

And you thought your job was stressful...updated: Wed Nov 19 2008 09:49:00

If you want to find a job that is free of stress, you're out of luck. Only characters in movies and on TV have jobs that don't cause occasional hair-pulling or high blood pressure.

Seven signs you have a work spouseupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 09:51:00

A work spouse is a co-worker of the opposite sex with whom you have a close platonic relationship. In many ways, these relationships can mirror a real marriage.

Time.com: Poll: Debt Hurts Your Body, Tooupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 15:00:00

The stress from deepening debt is becoming a major pain in the neck -- and the back and the head and the stomach -- for millions of Americans

De-stress in 5 minutes or lessupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:53:00

If you've got five minutes, you have enough time to try one of these stress busters. What are you waiting for? Try one now!

Reports of stress disorder leap in militaryupdated: Wed May 28 2008 11:39:00

The number of U.S. military personnel diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder jumped 47 percent in 2007 according to new statistics -- a change the Pentagon attributed to greater awareness and better record-keeping.

Time.com: Stressed Out in India's Tech Capitalupdated: Tue May 06 2008 16:00:00

Bangalore has a suicide rate three times the national average. The workplace stress in India's booming corporate sector may be taking a psychological toll

Time.com: Genes and Post-Traumatic Stress updated: Tue Mar 18 2008 12:00:00

A groundbreaking new study helps explain why some people succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder while others don't

Watch out for energy vampiresupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 11:22:00

Some people bring unexpected lightness and comfort to your life. They crackle with energy, practically electrify you with their presence. And then there are those who leave you feeling stressed out. Or guilty. Or exhausted down to your very last molecule.

Fortune: 4 easy ways to beat stress at workupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 11:35:00

Why did you quit your last job - assuming you left voluntarily? According to a recent study of 93 big companies by human-resources consultants Watson Wyatt (www.watsonwyatt.com), the No. 1 reason why people quit is excessive stress. Yet employers seem unaware of this, or in denial: When asked why they thought employees were leaving, most HR managers gave insufficient pay and lack of career development, including promotions, as the main reasons.

Time.com: Stressed Moms, Schizophrenic Kidsupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 19:00:00

A new study suggests that a mother's acute emotional stress during early pregnancy may increase her unborn baby's risk of developing schizophrenia later in life

Fortune: Attaining wellness was never so easyupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 08:02:00

Our company's wellness program invites employees to take an online risk-assessment survey provided by one of the nation's top clinics. I generally don't take those things because I like to fly high and tight, and if a piece of antiaircraft fire is coming my way, I don't really want to know about it. But it came to my attention that participants get a 10% reduction in the cost of their health insurance. Since that would bring my annual bill down to just below $40 billion, I decided to give it a shot.

Big bucks in shaggy dog storyupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 00:16:00

Maureen Lafferty is anti-fur. Anti-fur in her tub. Anti-fur on her towels. And anti-fur in the drain.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Holiday Stressupdated: Sun Dec 16 2007 19:22:00

Students will learn about different types of stress and stressors and how the body responds to different types of stress. Students will identify ways to manage holiday stress.

Coping when loved ones have dangerous jobsupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 09:41:00

RoseEllen Dowdell wakes up in the middle of the night, thinking about her sons, one in the military and one a firefighter. Kristina Zimmerman changes the channel when she hears of another soldier killed -- not wanting to worry about her husband, a military policeman.

SI.com: Melissa Segura: One fantasy sports league is connecting war vets updated: Fri Nov 09 2007 16:19:00

We want to believe in the happily-ever-after. That when the troops come home to the local high school band playing, families waiting, flags waving, the worst is over and they are finally free to begin tending to their lives, families and lawns. Everything that the American dream and the flag they've fought under is all about.

Relax, take a napupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:49:00

Doctors encourage rest and relaxation to deal with stress. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

2 moms, too stressed, looking for reliefupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:49:00

Jennifer Lynch and Jennifer Gonzalez live nearly 900 miles apart. But they have much more in common than their first names: Each has three young children, each works outside the home and each admits she's stressed out.

Kids use yoga to learn mythology, fight pre-test jittersupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 11:08:00

Fourth-grade teacher Elisabeth Beckwith wants her students at Fernbank Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, to pay attention to a lesson on Greek mythology.

Healthy travelingupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 13:40:00

Feel like life's a treadmill, but you never see a real one? Running between meetings, but never around the park? Do you stretch out meetings, but never your legs? Exercise and healthy eating are often the first things to fall off the agenda when on the road. But, as experts point out, an unhealthy lifestyle can affect productivity, concentration, happiness and stress levels.

How to manage your stressupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:55:00

Feeling frazzled? Try these proven strategies for controlling stress (instead of letting stress control you).

Time.com: Fallout From the War at Homeupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 15:00:00

A new study shows soaring rates of child abuse and neglect in military families after a parent's deployment

Time.com: Survey Finds Many Docs Stress Mistakesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 15:05:00

Patients aren't the only ones harmed by medical errors, according to a survey released Wednesday that found many doctors who make mistakes -- and even those who come close -- suffer stress, sleep problems and loss of confidence

Women at war: Mental health toll unknownupdated: Tue May 22 2007 12:55:00

More American women are closer to combat in Iraq than in any other modern war, and there are many unknowns about the mental health effects they may experience when they come home from the war zone.

Iraq vet: 'My brain will not let go'updated: Fri May 18 2007 10:57:00

A year after coming home from Iraq, AJ Jefferson is still fighting the war in eerie nightmares about the bomb that left him and two comrades seriously wounded.

Study: Anxiety, depression, acute stress in combat troopsupdated: Fri May 04 2007 11:35:00

The latest Pentagon survey assessing the mental health of troops in Iraq found one-third of soldiers and Marines in high levels of combat report anxiety, depression and acute stress.

Q&A: Living to 100updated: Fri Mar 23 2007 15:44:00

Dr. Thomas Perls is the founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians and their families in the world. As one of the nation's leading gerontologists, Perls also runs the Web site http://www.livingto100.com/, which allows visitors to assess their life expectancy.

Line between overeating and binge disorder is a thin oneupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 14:07:00

For Natalie, it started in high school. She had always been a hearty eater, but increasingly, when life got stressful, she turned to food for comfort.

Fresh ways to decompress: Stress busters that really workupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 16:36:00

I have close, meaningful relationships with espresso brownies, cold beer, and reruns of "The West Wing." Until recently, it hadn't occurred to me that these paramours are, in fact, three of the major players in my stress-management strategy. Hey, I wasn't even aware I had a stress-management strategy.

Seasonal hangovers: Tricks to help you power through updated: Tue Dec 19 2006 09:52:00

There's more than one way to overindulge during the holiday season. You can carol until you get a sore throat, or scarf too many cookies at the office party. You can stress over the perfect prime rib, or try to work off 5 pounds in a day so you can fit into that slinky cocktail dress that night.

Stress? It's everywhereupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:28:00

If finding the right amount of time for work, family and fun in your life turns into more of a juggling act than a balancing act, you're not alone.

Shepperd: Stress no excuse for crime updated: Thu Aug 10 2006 16:44:00

The news of four soldiers accused of murders and rape in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, brings up issues that are often linked, but should not be -- "stress" and "crime."

Fortune: Tough jobs make for great workplacesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 15:59:00

As senior manager of FedEx's bustling Anchorage hub, Dale Shaw oversees hundreds of employees who unload and sort up to 13,400 parcels per hour arriving from Taipei, Pudong and Hong Kong, and bound, that same day, for hubs in Memphis, Newark, and Los Angeles.

Don't let hectic holidays frazzle kidsupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 09:01:00

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time for children -- they're on vacation, they get to hang out with their friends and they can sleep in late. Unfortunately, not all kids are in good cheer. Like many adults, children and teenagers can get stressed during the holidays.

Man's best friend is also good medicineupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 10:36:00

The white coats of cardiologists are a regular fixture for heart patients, but more and more, the furry coats of man's best friends might become a common sight.

Fortune: Commuters Beware: Road Rage Can Make You Sickupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 09:05:00

Driving to work can be extremely stressful -- and unhealthy. A stress-management expert tells six ways to calm down and protect your sanity.

Monday morning bad for your healthupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 11:29:00

Monday mornings could seriously damage your health, according to new research.

Waging war on work stressupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 09:00:00

Come on, admit it. You've fallen victim to workplace stress at one time or another. You've probably even called in sick because of a stress-related illness.

CNNMoney: How do I quit the rat race?updated: Tue Aug 31 2004 10:29:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: I feel like I'm on a treadmill. I'm in my early 40s and earn a decent salary, but it's a high-stress job and the stress is killing me.

Sheep put brave face on stressupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 08:49:00

Sheep have shown researchers why stressed-out people are comforted by the sight of a friendly face.

Stressed out in the sunshineupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 11:34:00

For European workers the summer vacation season is here. Yet new research suggests that many are not enjoying the full recuperative benefits of a fortnight in the sunshine, while some find it the busiest and most stressful time of their working year.

Travel stress reaches new heightsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 05:10:00

As the world's major hubs become bogged down with more security checks and with more travelers returning to the skies, jet stress is being driven to new heights.

Ecstasy approved for medical studyupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 19:32:00

A South Carolina psychiatrist said Wednesday he will immediately start recruiting patients after winning approval to conduct the first study testing MDMA -- better known as ecstasy -- as a therapeutic tool.

Fortune: The Last Taboo It's not sex. It's not drinking. It's stress--and it's soaring.updated: Mon Oct 28 2002 00:01:00

For John Haughom, it started about two years ago.

Fortune: If You're Feeling A Little Pinched...updated: Mon Apr 02 2001 00:01:00

Stress has become part of everyday life--40% of U.S. workers feel it on the job--but not all stress is bad. Most of my patients would be bored to tears without stressful challenges in their lives. ...

Fortune: Let Me Put You On Hold While I Get This EKGupdated: Mon Oct 30 2000 00:01:00

Two hours after too much Vindaloo chicken and beer at lunch, the chest still feels oddly tight. The fingers of the left hand tingle slightly. That sharp shooting pain above the diaphragm has subsid...

Fortune: HOW TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK Coronaries aren't what they used to be. With new medicines and < surgical procedures, more executiupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

I'LL NEVER GET a heart attack. Not me. Maybe that pasty-faced guy in sales who always looks so tired. And that blimp-in-a-suit who ate all the French fries at lunch today and had pie for dessert. H...

Fortune: WHO BEATS STRESS BEST -- AND HOW In a faster-spinning world, managers are finding new ways to ease stress in workers and themselupdated: Mon Oct 07 1991 00:01:00

WHAT WE DON'T understand about stress could fill volumes. And it does. Some books say stress is an invigorating tonic; others, that it's lethal. Stress stands implicated in practically every compla...

Fortune: NOW SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT STRESS You're too busy, the bod hurts, and you suspect you're a Type A. Heart attack city? Not necessarupdated: Mon Jun 23 1986 00:01:00

Corporate America worries a lot about stress. Studies portentously estimate that it costs U.S. industry maybe $150 billion a year. Hundreds of companies offer programs to help employees manage it. ...

Fortune: THE NEW ASSAULT ON HEART ATTACKS The across-the-board approach to prevention through diet and exercise is giving way to medical updated: Mon Mar 31 1986 00:01:00

BY NOW MANY health-conscious Americans can readily reel off the four main risk factors commonly associated with heart disease: a high cholesterol level, a diet heavy in saturated fats, high blood p...

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