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Stress Management and Relief

In today's hectic world, stress management is necessary to help maintain optimal health. Learn about effective stress management techniques as well as the impact of stress on your health from our team of Emaxhealth reporters.

Managing Stress Is Important During Flooding

Public health officials are urging Iowans affected by recent flooding to manage stress to reduce injury and further mental distress. Continued long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion, and dealing with losses from damaged property can create a highly stressful, but avoidable, situation.

Virtual Reality, Psychotherapy, Show Promise In PTSD

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop following exposure to traumatic events and includes three types of symptoms: re-experiencing the trauma, such as nightmares and flashbacks; avoidance symptoms such as avoiding reminders of the experience and feeling emotionally numb; and physical hyper arousal, such as being easily startled.

Unstable Economy Leading To Executive Stress

More and more executives admit that stress is affecting their jobs and health. With an unpredictable economy, pressure to maintain profitability and increased responsibilities, you've got a high stress environment. "It's no wonder that stress is high on the list of executive concerns this year," says Dr. Juan Remos, Director of Wellness and Regenerative Medicine at Miami Institute of Age Management and Intervention.

Some Brain Injuries Reduce Likelihood Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study of combat-exposed Vietnam War veterans shows that those with injuries to certain parts of the brain were less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Naval Medical Center, suggest that drugs or pacemaker-like devices aimed at dampening activity in these brain regions might be effective treatments for PTSD.

Survey Reveals Women's Stress Levels During Holidays

With thoughts of shopping lists, holiday menus and decorating looming in our minds, it's no wonder it becomes challenging to get through the holiday season stress-free. According to an Opinion Research Survey conducted in October 2007 -- almost half the women polled reported experiencing increased stress during the holidays.