Stories tagged: stress
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Crowded airplanes heighten aggression – we know that from studying rats
It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Americans of all political stripes are stressed out regarding the future of the country
Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of the nation, according to an
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Gary Crooks: Political stress spreads to letters
Calm, substantive argumentation has been overwhelmed by full-on personal attacks from writers of all political persuasions.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Americans are seriously stressed out about the future of the country, survey finds
We’re a nation of people already wound pretty tight. But right now we’re more stressed out than we’ve been in the past decade, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students
For much of last Thursday morning, Caroline Maher’s head was filled with anxiety – about the long essay due in her English class, the work for her two advanced placement …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 7 a.m.
Election stress sending people to Spokane therapists’ couches
This presidential election is unusually stressful for both Democrats and Republicans, according to a survey published by the American Psychological Association. Michelle Estelle, a licensed clinical psychologist, has never seen …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016
Ask Doctor K: Reduce stress to protect your heart
Dear Doctor K: I’m under a lot of stress in my life. Of course, I don’t like that, but what really worries me is that it will affect my heart. …
Tue., April 22, 2014
Robert Sapolsky speaks on stress, degraded health
People just don’t die like they used to. Few of us get cholera or succumb during childbirth. Instead, we live well enough and long enough to see our bodies fall …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
How to defeat holiday stress
Whoever called the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year obviously didn’t have a mile-long shopping list and a house full of people. Getting tired just thinking about …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 7:02 a.m.
UI professor teaches laughter to deter stress
Matthew Wappett teaches teachers how to laugh. Three years ago, at Harvard Medical School, Wappett went to a session on laughter yoga, where he joined 80 doctors in exercises that …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Doctor K: Breathing focus helps counter stress
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m under a lot of stress from my job. I’ve heard that a technique called “breath focus” might help. Can you tell me more about this?
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012, 7:08 p.m.
Octomom checks into rehab citing anxiety, stress
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octomom Nadya Suleman has checked herself into a rehabilitation center, citing anxiety, exhaustion and stress. A statement from Suleman’s spokeswoman Gina Rodriguez on Tuesday says the …
Sat., March 31, 2012
Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress
If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012
Go Red luncheon is all about heart
Three years ago, when Corinne Kubena had a heart attack at age 23, she didn’t recognize the symptoms, although she’d known for years something wasn’t right with her body. “I …
Mon., March 28, 2011
Face Time: Rose says stress-free adults nurture healthy kids
Stress kills adults. And it can destroy their children, too. For more than 20 years, Robin Rose, of Salem has researched how the stress of adults affects the brain development …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2009
With fatigue, watch for red flags
A friend was recently diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Her only symptom was fatigue for more than six months when she decided to see her doctor. Another friend was …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008, 11:57 a.m.
Stress is driving folks to smoke
The stress of empty wallets and mounting bills is triggering a return to old habits: former smokers are lighting up again.
Wed., Jan. 1, 1997
Only Tempers Are Hot In Snowy North Idaho After Eight Weeks Of Heavy Snow, ‘Berm’ And ‘Plow’ Are Four-Letter Words
A man jumped on the running board of a city snowplow a few days ago and threatened to blow the driver’s head off for plowing shut a driveway. Police were …
Mon., Oct. 14, 1996
Forum Shows Benefits Of Time Tracking
A businesswoman’s first clue she’s leading an unbalanced life? She regularly winds up throwing herself on the bed at midnight, so stressed out that even her clothes hurt. Eileen McDargh, …
Mon., Oct. 7, 1996
Field Guide Field Trips Can Be Nightmarish Ordeals For Parents, But They’re Survivable With Right Attitude, Sedatives
Tommy’s mom always goes on field trips. She volunteers in the class three times a week. Her brownies won first place in the Betty Crocker Cook-Off, and she donated her …
Thu., Sept. 7, 1995
Chasing The Ideal Perfectionists Leave Wake Of Troubled Relationships In Their Obsessive Quest For Utopia
Dana Gilligan does not alphabetize her spices at home or her files at work. Indeed, her organization system is ostensibly chaotic but inscrutably functional. Nonetheless, she is an admitted perfectionist …
Sat., June 17, 1995
Inner Child Can Become Office Brat Stressful Work Environment Triggers Childhood Behavior
Throwing a paperweight through the office window or sabotaging a co-worker’s brownbag lunch are not the exclusive domain of the immature. They’re common ways to express office angst, experts say.