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 »

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 »

Avoid the stress of fireworks

Fireworks are a regular feature of Australian celebrations – many of us love seeing those colours flash across the sky when we bring in the New Year, or celebrate other milestones. But while the fanfare of fireworks is fun for most humans, the bright lights and loud noises can cause fear and distress in many… Read More »