Tag Archives: Stress

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »

Can Music Actually Reduce Stress?

We all pretty much accept that music is food for the soul, but we rarely ponder on the meaning of this. This is a “fact” that we primarily intuit, but there is something to be said about the nearly magical nature of sonic harmony. When a situation becomes dire and days acquire all shades of… Read More »

Mindfulness Meditation Lowers Stress

In our books we teach mindfulness meditation to combat stress and to promote health. We know that it is effective based upon our experience and the experience of participants in our programs. Now there is scientific proof that meditation is effective. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center randomly assigned 89 people with anxiety disorders to… Read More »