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Pharmacist Doug: The Impact of Stress

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Did You Know?
2/3 of all office visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Did You Know?
43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress (The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in Your Life. Lyle H. Miller,Ph.D. & Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D.)

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High levels of hostility have been found to predict heart disease more often than high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, or obesity (Health Psychology, November 2002)

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Men high in optimism were less than half as likely to develop heart disease than were the more pessimistic men (Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study)

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Employees receiving mental health counseling lowered the usage of medical insurance by 31% (Group Health Association)

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Work-related stress can double one's risk of dying from heart disease (British Medical Journal, 2003)

Did You Know?
Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death - heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. (The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in You Life. Lyle H. Miller, Ph. D. & Alma Dell Smith, Ph. D.)

Did You Know?
Workplace stress causes approximately 1 million U.S. employees to miss work EACH day (American Institute of Stress)

Did You Know?
According to a recent Labor Day survey, more than half of Americans are somewhat or extremely stressed at work, and a shocking 1 in 6 workers report being angry enough to hit a co-worker.

There are many books and self help programs out there to learn about decreasing stress. Investigate all them and find something that works for you. 

1.) The Everything Stress Management Book by Eve Adamson, Avon, MA 2002, 

2.) The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in Your Life by Lyle H. Miller and Alma Dell Smith
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