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Herbal Remedies to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Pressure. Anxiety. Tension. Worry. Stress. Whatever you call it, you know when it’s heavy on your shoulders. You might get tension headaches, feel nauseous or have anxiety attacks. Or your symptoms may be less physical and more behavioral: a constant feeling of irritation, a sense of being overwhelmed, an inability to relax, a constant need to defend yourself (which often comes out as a version of attacking others). The symptoms of stress tend to create even more stress. You may not be able to take a week-long beach vacation to get away from the sources of the stress, but you can incorporate some herbal remedies into your daily routine. Stress always exists somewhere, but learning to cope with it calmly and naturally puts you back in charge.

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Study: Music Can Reduce Child’s Stress and Pain During Doctor Visits

Any parent who has held their screaming child down to get a shot or during a check-up knows how nerve-wracking a visit to the doctor can be. It’s agonizing to watch your baby feel pain – even when it’s for their own good. But what if there was a simple way to ease that pain? Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found that listening to music effectively reduces the amount of pain children perceive when they’re in the emergency room.

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How Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure & Stress

High blood pressure (HBP) and stress are common and potentially life-threatening medical conditions. While there is no direct link between HBP and stress, both conditions can put you at risk for a variety of health problems such as heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. It is not certain how many people suffer from stress, but according to the American Heart Association, around 1 in 3 adults suffer from HPB. In 2005, the death rate from HBP in the U.S. was more than 18 percent.