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Stress triggers a hormonal fight-or-flight reaction that speeds up the heart and quickens breathing. In small amounts, stress is natural and may even be beneficial. But learning to manage stress is key to preventing health problems such as depression or insomnia.

Stress News

  • Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders are six times more likely among American military veterans than in the general population, a new study finds. And veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to have the highest rates, the researchers said. The research involved more than 9.7 million veterans treated by the Veterans Health [...][...]

  • Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests. Researchers found that vets who were given pet dogs showed significant improvement in their PTSD symptoms. The study included 19 U.S. veterans receiving treatment for the condition. PTSD can develop [...][...]

  • Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Almost 14 percent of U.S. veterans surveyed during a two-year Veterans Affairs (VA) study reported having suicidal thoughts. More than 2,000 veterans were surveyed in 2011 and again in 2013. Each time they were asked whether they’d had suicidal thoughts in the past two weeks. Nearly 4 percent reported suicidal [...][...]

  • Mindfulness Training May Ease PTSD

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness training can trigger brain changes that help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manage disturbing memories and thoughts, according to a new study of war veterans. The goal of mindfulness training is to help people develop in-the-moment attention and awareness. This study included 23 U.S. veterans of the Iraq [...][...]

  • PTSD May Stiffen Veterans’ Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have blood vessels that don’t expand normally, a new study suggests. If vessels don’t widen as they should, the risk of heart attack and stroke goes up, the researchers noted. The researchers also found that risk factors usually assoiated [...]