How COVID-19 Impacts Teens’ Mental Health

How COVID-19 Impacts Teens’ Mental Health

Since the end of January, Isa Sanchez, a senior at Whitney Young High School, had been working on her senior…

Ask the Harvard Experts: Lower Coronavirus-Related Stress with the Relaxation Response

Ask the Harvard Experts: Lower Coronavirus-Related Stress with the Relaxation Response

Q: The coronavirus outbreak has raised my stress level. I am worried that it is making me more susceptible to…

Friends Can Help Your Health

Friends Can Help Your Health

Human beings have a built-in need for friendships. Friends help us through the pressures of everyday living and the havoc…

Check In Instead of Stressing Out

Check In Instead of Stressing Out

The other day I was speaking with a friend, the father of a sophomore at one of our prestigious Chicago…

Why Persistent Anxiety Leads to Other Health Problems

Why Persistent Anxiety Leads to Other Health Problems

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: My wife says that I worry too much and it’s bad for…

Gray Hair: Age Isn’t the Only Reason it Starts to Happen

Gray Hair: Age Isn’t the Only Reason it Starts to Happen

For many men and women, spotting a few strands of gray hair is a reminder that as you age, your…

8 Positive Skills for Stress Relief

8 Positive Skills for Stress Relief

How do we cope with stress from caregiving or health-related issues? Positive feelings can counterbalance stressful experiences, changing the emphasis…

Your natural ‘love hormone’ helps relieve stress

Your natural ‘love hormone’ helps relieve stress

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Do humans really have a love hormone? A: Yes, we do. It’s…

Simple strategies to relieve stress

Simple strategies to relieve stress

Your misplaced wallet. A dead car battery. It’s easy to encounter situations that can make you feel stressed. But it’s…

Traumatic News Events Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Health

Traumatic News Events Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Health

The news can be hazardous to your health. Distressing headlines about traumatic events such as school shootings, hate crimes, terrorist…

De-stress your life

De-stress your life

How stressed-out are we? Consider this: In some cities, “rage rooms,” sometimes known as anger rooms, allow customers who are…

Stress raising your blood pressure? Take a deep breath

Stress raising your blood pressure? Take a deep breath

By Naomi D. L. Fisher, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Stress is rampant, and high blood pressure (what doctors call hypertension)…

Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

By Srini Pillay, M.D. Harvard Health Letter Healthy behaviors clearly make sense from a rational standpoint, but they can be…

How stress affects seniors and how to manage it

How stress affects seniors and how to manage it

Harvard Health Letters We all experience a little stress from time to time. It’s not so hard to handle when…

What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

By The Brain and Spine Team, Cleveland Clinic If you eat well and exercise regularly but don’t get at least…

Managing worry in generalized anxiety disorder

Managing worry in generalized anxiety disorder

By Srini Pillay, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Everyone worries, but some people worry more than others. When worry is excessive,…

Extra tired? Could be stress

Extra tired? Could be stress

By Rae Lynn Mitchell, Texas A&M Health Science Center Do you ever notice how stress and mental frustration can affect…

EatingWell: Check out 5 foods for stress relief

EatingWell: Check out 5 foods for stress relief

By Holly Pevzner EatingWell.com While we may feel better in the short-term after that hot-fudge brownie sundae, healthy foods are…

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

The importance of keeping cool can’t be stressed enough By Kate Silver Stress has been a lifelong problem for Claire.* For years, the…

Stress In Chicago

Stress In Chicago

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has conducted a national survey on stress. In 2012, the survey charted stress levels…

Know Your Panic

Know Your Panic

Understanding how to control the way you lose it By Nancy Maes When Richard Harper’s* oldest daughter flew off to…

Want to Reduce Stress? Here’s How

Want to Reduce Stress? Here’s How

Patricia Normand, MD, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center and director of its Mindful Life Program, says that in…

Cure to Stress Found in Canadian Waters

Cure to Stress Found in Canadian Waters

By Kathleen Aharoni Last summer, my love and I canoed the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. It was beyond…

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

By Morgan Lord When we women leave our 20s and enter our 30s and 40s, we finally peak—comfortable in our…

Too Hot To Handle

Too Hot To Handle

A reality check to help cool down summer stresses that can ruin the season and harm your healthBy Donna Shryer…

Coping with Kidnapping

Coping with Kidnapping

How do our bodies react and recover from horrific experiences like the one in Cleveland? By Nancy Maes The names…