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UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

State prepares to weather bleak mental health forecast that shows millions of Washingtonians adversely affected

Mental health experts estimate 2 million to 3 million Washington residents’ mental health will be adversely impacted by the virus, and the restrictions imposed to contain it, in the coming …


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Stay calm, for pet’s sake: Keeping normal routines is pivotal for pet care needs in time of pandemic

Pet care in time of COVID-19 pandemic: Think of activities, focused care and relieving stress – for you and your dog or cat as all spend more time at home.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Lego sets its sights on a growing market: Stressed-out adults

The 87-year-old Danish company increasingly bills its brightly colored bricks as a way to drown out the noise of the day and perhaps achieve a measure of mindfulness.


‘A new wave of the ancient’: Sound therapy heals body and soul and ‘drops you into place’

Jea’nah Jens takes a deep breath and exhales as she beats the horse-hide drum cradled in her arms. The deep vibration fills the room like it’s new air. The rhythm …


Stress a factor in shingles for people younger than age 50

U.S. residents older than age 50 are at risk for shingles because the body’s immune system weakens with age, but a number of younger people can get the condition, as …


Know how to manage your triggers for stress

The kids are screaming, the bills are due and the pile of papers on your desk is growing at an alarming pace. It’s undeniable – life is full of stress. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group …


Childhood trauma expert brings research to Gonzaga

Nicki Bush, a UC San Francisco professor, will share her research into childhood trauma during a Wednesday presentation at Gonzaga.


Everybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll

Whichever word you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people. Causes range from illnesses such as anemia, depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes and heart …


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.


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


Gary Crooks: Political stress spreads to letters

Calm, substantive argumentation has been overwhelmed by full-on personal attacks from writers of all political persuasions.


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.


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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?


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …