Stress Management and Relief
Researchers from Yale have discovered that stress sends out signals that can turn cells into cancerous tumors. The findings could lead to novel ways to attack back.
In a shocking revelation today, Urban Meyer, the head football coach of the University of Florida Gators, announced that he would be resigning from coaching after the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
There is road rage, roid rage, and now wrap rage. According to a poll conducted by the Pennsylvania Medical Society, 17 percent of Pennsylvanians experienced an injury or know someone who was injured while opening gifts during the Christmas season or a birthday.
Building new traditions during the holidays can help ease fiinancial and personal stress, according to Martha Wadsworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver.
The use of marijuana (cannabinoids) may be helpful in treating patients who have post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study released by the University of Haifa’s Department of Psychol
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been found to effect one in six returning veterans from the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) campaigns.
Before deployment, soldiers from the Illinois National Army and Air Guard will undergo intensive five-day training in trauma and life-support for the treatment of military casualties at Rush Univer
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror and people are treating PTSD naturally.
Researchers say DHEA, a hormone secreted in response to stress, can enhance the ability of soldiers to perform better under stress. Scientists at the University School of Medicine and VA National Center for PTSD suggest DHEA may have a role for helping manage stress among military personnel, police and firefighters.
People directly exposed to the 2001 World Trade Center disaster were four times more likely than other people to report post-traumatic stress symptoms in 2006-2007, a new study shows.
It would make sense that teenage mothers have a lot of psychological stress in their lives, but a new study shows that the distress comes before the pregnancy, not because of it.
“Psychological distress does not appear to be caused by teen childbearing, nor does it cause teen childbearing, except apparently among girls from poor households,” said Stefanie Mollborn, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sociology at the Institute of Behavioral Science of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
As the economy continues to falter, a poll released today shows that parents must make harder choices about how to spend what money they have, and children – especially those who are uninsured or who are among the lowest income bracket - are more at risk because of it.
Becoming a celebrity brings new stresses to one’s life. Susan Boyle has learned this lesson. Her hospitalization just hours after placing second on the “Britain’s Got Talent” TV show underscores this.
Over a very short time, Susan Boyle, 47, has gone from obscurity to instant celebrity. She is now reported to be hospitalized in a private clinic where she was taken under police escort.
Researchers from China have documented genuine physiologic benefits from a program of meditation found to lower stress. Undergraduates at the University of Oregon, taking part in research to study the effects of integrative body-mind training (IBMT), were able to lower stress levels and improve attention in just five days. The mind-body program is adapted from traditional Chinese mind-body training.
Job loss is putting a lot of stress on families and individuals. They need to know stress management works and how they can relive stress in hard emotional times. The New York Times reported recently on a report by Kate Strully, PhD who studied U.S. government health and employment data on 8,125 workers (1999, 2001, 2003). Her research found that workers who lost their jobs were 83% more likely to report new health conditions than people with steady jobs. This was true regardless of age, gender, race, and education.
With job layoffs leading daily newscasts and Wall Street struggling to gain traction, has there ever been a better time for a stress reduction program, especially one that's offered free of charge?
"Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program," a free four-week series to improve participants' sense of well-being, inner calmness and clarity of thought, will be offered Wednesdays, May 6, 20 and 27, and June 3, from noon - 1 p.m. at Beaumont Hospital in the Beaumont Cancer Center, first floor - Classroom, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road (west of Woodward Avenue) in Royal Oak.
Increased mental distress may be somehow influenced by where you live, suggests a new study. There is an uneven distribution among groups of people who experience frequent mental distress (FMD), based on geographic location.
Frequent mental distress is defined as experiencing depression or emotional upset for more than fourteen days in the previous month. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, showed that certain geographic locales are associated with greater frequencies of mental distress.
Ohio’s National Guardsmen and Reserve head off to war armed with more than their combat skills. Ohio leaders have led the nation in shielding its citizen-soldiers from battlefield stress with mental health support to protect them from the trauma of war before and after deployment.
Most of us remember our teenage years with a mix of fondness and relief. Fondness for the good memories, and relief that all that teenage stress, angst and drama — first love, gossip, SATs, fights with parents — is behind us.
Or is it? It turns out, say UCLA researchers, that even stressful times from the teenage years exact a physical toll that could have implications for health during adulthood.