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Stress Can Increase Unhealthy “Couch Potato” Behavior – But Only Certain Kinds of Stress

Contact: Keith Diaz, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Lots of sitting is known to endanger health: The more time people spend…

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Feeling Way Old — But You’re Not? Your Body Could Be Sending Signals

Contact: Angelina Sutin, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Feeling older than your years? Pay attention to that feeling—because even if you’re…

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Depression After Heart Attack and Stroke—A Dangerous Treatment Lag

Contact: Maree Hackett, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Heart attacks and strokes are disturbingly common around the world:  More than 32…

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How Our Bodies Cope with Stress: Does Sexual Orientation Matter?

Contact: Vickie Mays, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Troubling stress and strains over time can inflict a hit on our health—and…

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Meditation: The Brain Reveals That Different Types May Have Some Different Benefits

Contact: Sara Lazar, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately As meditation programs aimed at lowering stress continue to surge in popularity, there…

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Better Neighborhood Resources Buffer Children from Damaging Health Effects of Poverty

Contact: Danielle Roubinov, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately There’s a solid link between a family’s socioeconomic status (SES) and children’s health:…

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Higher Blood Pressure Tied To Riskier Health Behaviors and Dampened Emotional Responses

Contact: James McCubbin, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately High blood pressure is no friend to the 1.13 billion adults in the…

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Weight Training Can Boost The Energy of Fatigued Pregnant Women

Contact: Patrick J. O’Connor, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Evidence shows that miserable fatigue hammers 60% to 90% of pregnant women…

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Smartphones: The Digital Security Blanket For Temporary Relief of “Social Freeze”

Contact: John Hunter, M.A. For Release: Immediately That socially awkward meeting with new colleagues . . . a looming, dreaded…

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Optimism Delivers Surprising Edge For Health and Longevity

Contact: Eric Kim, Ph.D./ Lewina Lee, Ph.D. For Release: March 10, 2019 Are sunny optimists deluded Pollyannas bound to be…

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Strong Relationships in Adulthood May Mean A Longer Life for Abused Kids

Contact: Jessica Chang, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Building a strong network of supportive friends and family members in adulthood appears…

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Sense of Purpose in Life May Be A Potent Survival Tool for Many HIV Patients

Contact: Gail Ironson, M.D., Ph.D. For Release: Immediately A patient in the middle range of HIV illness who holds a…

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