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)…