Could Increase Risk of
Heart Disease in Women
Reduced estrogen levels during women''s pre-menopausal
years may set the stage for heart disease later in
life, reports Jay Kaplan, Ph.D., from Wake Forest
University Baptist Medical Center.
Heavy Cost of Chronic Stress
Humans are subject to the chronic, primarily psychological,
pressures of modern life. Yet they also suffer consequences
when the body's biological mechanisms for handling
stress go awry. By ERICA GOODE.The
New York Times. December 17, 2002.
- Hostility Predicts Heart Disease
Hostility levels may be a better predictor of heart
disease risk than "traditional" factors such as high
cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and being
overweight, suggests a new study. By Sid Kirchheimer,
WebMD Medical News. November 18, 2002
- It Might Be Even Worse Than You ...
Nearly a quarter-century ago, Dr. Redford Williams
of Duke University began studying the now-infamous
"type-A" behavior as a risk for coronary disease.
NIH Record. March 23, 1999
& Soul with Gail Harris
In their bestseller, Anger Kills, Redford Williams,
MD, and his wife Virginia Williams, PhD, lay out some
strategies for coping with, and reducing our hostile
trouble linked to attacks
New Yorkers with damaged hearts were twice as likely
to suffer life-threatening irregular heartbeats in
the month after Sept. 11 than before, Columbia University
researchers found in one of the first studies to link
an increase in heart distress to a terrorist attack.
By Diedtra Henderson, Denver Post Science Writer.
September 11, 2002
Heal or Not to Heal
Dr. kiecolt-Glaser's home page in the Department of
Psychiatry at Ohio State University. Includes discussion
of her work with chronic stress, marital stress and
Effects of Stress on the
Immune System: Implications
for Health By Ronald Glaser, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology,
Behavioral Medicine Research Institute, Ohio State
University Health Sciences Center. Summary of Presentation
on December 17, 1996 Science Writers Briefing Sponsored
by the OBSSR and the American Psychological Association
bursts of stress may enhance immune system function
Columbus, Ohio - For years, researchers have found
that chronic stress has negative effects on the body.
But a new study suggests that there may be instances
where short-term stress may help mobilize the immune
Stress Reduction Overview
A consumer health resource featuring content reviewed
by faculty of the Harvard Medical School. Contains
information about stress, heart health, cancer and
and your Immune System
breastcancer.org's™ Ask-the-Expert Online Conference,
held in collaboration with The Wellness Community
and the Health Library at Stanford University. Featuring
Mitch Golant, Ph.D.,of The Wellness Community, and
Dr. Marisa Weiss, a radiation oncologist specializing
in breast cancer.
Herbert Benson Interview:
Boston Globe Magazine
First, Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of the Harvard-affiliated
Mind/Body Institute, proved the healing value of relaxation.
Now, he's studying intercessory prayer. By John Koch,
Boston Globe. November 1997.
Aresource on mind/body medicine and the Mind/Body
Medical Institute. Learn to elicit the relaxation
response, follow Benson's research findings and connect
to medical services for people suffering from stress-related
Researcher: Sara Lazar
Lazar's Harvard University homepage. Includes links
to her research and related topiocs.
Mind controls body in extreme experiments. An article
on Benson and Lazar's research. By William J. Cromie,
Harvard Gazette Staff.
Siri Chand Yoga
About Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.,
the Master of Kundalini Yoga, featured in this episode.