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Of Monkeys and Men
Robert Sapolsky author of "A Primate's Memoir," talks about his years spent with a troop of baboons-and what they've taught him about people.
An Atlantic Unbound interview. April 25, 2001. Robert Sapolsky
The author of "A Primate's Memoir," and the world's funniest neuroscientist, talks about hanging out with baboons, madness in Africa and the difference between apes and his kids. By Douglas Cruickshank. May 14, 2001

BBC NEWS:Baboon key to human stress
The findings of physiologist Robert Sapolsky may suggest ways of limiting the impact of mankind's modern, stressful lifestyle.

Baboon social life
Information from the Amboseli Baboon Project, a long-term, coordinated series of studies of yellow baboons, of East Africa, immediately north and west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Project has long centered on processes at the individual, group, and population levels, and in recent years has also included other aspects of baboon biology, such as genetics, hormones, and nutrition, hybridization, and relations with other species.

Fear: Learning Series:
The Brain and Emotions - part 1

Recent research shows that when something bad happens to you, part of your brain begins thinking independently, storing its own memories so it can save you next time. By Steven Johnson. Photograph by Elinor Carucci. Graphics by Don Foley. DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 3 (March 2003)

Angry at Heart

Stress 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.

The 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.

WebMD - 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

Stress - 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


Body & 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 impulses.

Heart 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, 2002,1413,36%257E24

To Heal or Not to Heal

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.
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 wound healing.

The 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

Short 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 system.

Intelihealth 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 stress reduction.

Stress and your Immune System'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.

Just Relax
The 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.

Mind/Body Medical Institute
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 illnesses.

Harvard Researcher: Sara Lazar
Lazar's Harvard University homepage. Includes links to her research and related topiocs.

Meditation changes temperatures
Mind controls body in extreme experiments. An article on Benson and Lazar's research. By William J. Cromie, Harvard Gazette Staff.

Baba Siri Chand Yoga
About Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., the Master of Kundalini Yoga, featured in this episode.


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