Items Tagged ‘stress’

Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

November 8, 2018

Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity. Fortunately, the activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Even a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a nearby park can benefit both body and mind. While activities such as hobbies can contribute to maintaining independent, healthy living, exercise has been shown to […]

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Tags: health benefits, insomnia, physical activity, stress


Ask the Doctors - How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

August 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing on the news that researchers have discovered that when stress causes a heart attack, it all begins in the brain. How does this work? And is it even possible to control the way our brain responds? Before we dive into the details of the intriguing revelations regarding stress and heart […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack, meditation, pilates, stress, stress reduction, Tai Chi


Ask the Doctors - What's the connection between stress, heart attack and the brain?

July 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What’s the connection between stress, heart attack and the brain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: News reports are saying that researchers have figured out how stress causes a heart attack, and that it all starts in the brain. I’ve already quit smoking, I exercise, and have switched to a healthy diet. But how am I going to control my brain? The physical connection between the mind and the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack risk, stress


Ask the Doctors - Could stress be contributing to my or my husband's infertility?

April 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could stress be contributing to my or my husband’s infertility?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My husband and I are trying to have a baby, but we’re having problems conceiving. Could my stress be to blame? Dear Reader: First, let’s consider a couple of statistics, specifically as they relate to women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.1 percent of married women between the […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol use, caffeine, Caffine, Conceiving, Conception rate, Dr. Robert Ashley, enzyme, Fertility specialist, Fertility treatments, getting pregnant, Infertile


How to survive the high anxiety of college admission decisions

February 28, 2018

How to survive the high anxiety of college admission decisions

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Some high school seniors and their parents are feeling a little tense right now. The regular admission deadline for college applications was around the first of the year; that means many students applying to highly ranked colleges receive word of acceptance – or rejection – in March and in April. When a young person feels […]

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Tags: Anxiety, college, high school, pediatrics, psychology, stress


Ask the Doctors - How can I limit psoriasis flare-ups?

February 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I limit psoriasis flare-ups?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve had psoriasis for close to seven years, and lately it has been flaring up more often. Is there anything I can do with my diet to control this, or even prevent it from happening? Dear Reader: That’s a good question. Thanks to the growing body of research detailing the link between inflammation […]

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Tags: behavioral change, certain medications, disease, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, flare up, Gluten sensitivity, immune system, infection, inflammation and chronic disease, inflammatory disease, medicine


Mindfulness has health benefits

January 12, 2018

Mindfulness has health benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so we don’t have to think about them. […]

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Tags: ACE excercise, healthy lifestyle, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, resilience, STOP exercise, stress, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


January 10, 2018

I’m very appreciative!

By Slow Nana ajcollins04

When my numbers were elevated, my primary doctor took me off my blood pressure meds to try to reduce them but the numbers remained high. I had been in a bad auto accident so there was some thought that the numbers could be stress/trauma related. But then I saw an endocrinologist who said it was […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yeh, endocrinologist, hyperparathyroid, patient stories, primary doctor, stress


Stress triggers that can wreak havoc on your health

November 19, 2017

Stress triggers that can wreak havoc on your health

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are universal stress points that affect us all. How we respond to these stressors can influence our well-being. Unchecked stress can affect your health and contribute to conditions such as: Headache Acid reflux Muscle pain Depression Sexual dysfunction As your level or frequency of stress increases, stress can cause your body to show more […]

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Tags: behavioral health, stress, stress coping strategies, stress factors, stress management, stress triggers, UCLA Behavioral Health Associates, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


What to know about behavioral insomnia in children (BIC)

May 30, 2017

What to know about behavioral insomnia in children (BIC)

By uclahealth uclahealth

Insomnia is a persistent difficulty with falling or staying asleep at night. BIC, which affects about 25 percent of children, is a type of pediatric insomnia that encompasses three behavioral disorders: sleep-onset association, limit-setting and combined BIC. “Sleep-onset association, most common among infants and toddlers, is a behavioral disorder in which the child has learned […]

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Tags: behavioral insomnia, BIC, child stress, insomnia in children, iqbal rashid md, pediatric sleep center, peds pulmonology, poor sleep, sleep, sleep medicine, stress, symptoms of poor sleep