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“Why Your Work May Be Hurting Your Health and How to Fix It”

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This June 6, 2014 Business2Community article talks about work related stress and the impact it can have on us, as well as offering some tips to maybe improve the situation.

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“7 Tips for Holiday Resilience”

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 1st week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 20, 2013 article found on the Philly.com Health section talks about some tips to help folks make it through the holidays a bit easier.  Tips include taking a break from technology, spending time with family or friends sharing old memories over a cup of hot chocolate, or even things like simply taking time for yourself to take part in a favorite hobby that you find relaxing to help you recharge and regroup.  There are seven tips in all, and are things that would be able to be done by just about everyone.

 

 

 

“Stress-Busting Tips From Experts”

English: Effects of stress on the body.

English: Effects of stress on the body. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 19, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about some great ideas for managing and even decreasing stress some of which can be done wherever you happen to be.

 

 

“Stressed Out: Health care system comes up short in responding to need for early treatment”

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This March 11, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about stress, not only the high level of it in America, but also the issue of it being largely ignored by the medical community unless it leads to something like a heart attack.

 

“From pets to ‘recess’: High school stress relief”

English: Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - ...

English: Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 – “Custer”, one of Hope Crisis Response’s 12 therapy dogs from Virginia and New York now working out of the Baton Rouge Joint Field Office. “Custer” will visit various Disaster Recovery Centers and Travel Trailer Parks to offer comfort to displaced victims and relief workers. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 31, 2013 article on the York Daily Record website talks about how some schools are starting to add therapy dogs, 20 minute breaks, and other stress reducers to high schools in an attempt at helping students manage their stress better despite the high pressure schedules many students have.

**Side note …. Therapy dogs while similar to Psychiatric Service Dogs are not the same thing.  a TD is trained to work with a group of people and isn’t allowed to go with their handler into as many places as a PSD a PSD is trained to aid an individual and has the same protection under the ADA as a guide dog.   Therapy dogs typically have to be granted special permission to go into public places where a PSD like a guide dog can typically go anywhere the disabled handler can go.**

“How ‘Dr. Stress’ belies his moniker”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about how one doctor switched gears from researching how to treat illness and started focusing on how to prevent illness 30 years ago.  His focus is on stress and how to better manage it since stress is a lead culprit in contributing to the cause of some serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity to name a few.

 

“Stressed Out: Manage modern-life stress before health problems set in”

Young GI models a 'stress ball' at Guantanamo....

Young GI models a ‘stress ball’ at Guantanamo. :Original caption: :”Pfc. Leslee Fong holds a stress ball given to her by members of the Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team (JSMART), Dec. 21, 2010. JSMART’s mission is to provide outreach and stress prevention for all Troopers during their deployment. -photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This January 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about stress and the impact it has on us.  The article also talks about some of the dynamics of our society as they pertain to the response  to how others handle stress and what some of the consequences are for those who are unable to manage stress.

 

 

 

 

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