Posts Tagged "Stress"

Perception of stress on health tied to real heart attack risk

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Disease, Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

It’s the thought that counts for how much stress harms our health, research suggests. Researchers in the U.K. started following 7,268 civil servants when they were 50 years old and tracked new cases of heart disease for 18 years. “We looked to see what the perceived effect of stress was on the health to the individuals in the study,” said Eric Brunner of the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London. “It seems to be a big risk if you feel your health is being messed up by stress and either you do nothing about it or you simply try to...

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Doctors cut nuclear stress test dose in half

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Image processing software lets doctors cut the radiation dose in half for nuclear stress tests without a clinically meaningful drop in image quality, according to new research. The results of the late-breaking study were presented at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging in Amsterdam this week. “It’s our view that myocardial perfusion imaging is feasible with significant radiation dose reduction,” said lead author Dr. Nili Zafrir, director of nuclear cardiology at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, Israel, in a statement. Myocardial...

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Job stress taking its toll? Here's what to do

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times   November 15, 2010|9:33 a.m. A Los Angeles Times story explains how researchers defined high job stress among the more than 17,000 women in the study. Still, there’s no need to panic. We’ve rounded up some tips on stress management. For starters, check out Help Guide. For a full primer on stress management, read what HealthKey has to say. Start here: Learn better ways to manage your time. You may get more done with less stress if you make a schedule. Think about which things are most important, and do those first. Try out new ways of...

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