Tuesday, January 17, 2012


We all have stress sometimes. For some people, it happens before having to speak in public. For other people, it might be before a first date. What causes stress for you may not be stressful for someone else. Sometimes stress is helpful - it can encourage you to meet a deadline or get things done. But long-term stress can increase the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems.  If you have chronic stress, the best way to deal with it is to take care of the underlying problem.

[Excerpted from MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html]

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