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A prescription for high stress this election

Feeling anxious and stressed about this election? You’re not alone. And as it turns out, there’s a name for what many of us are experiencing- it’s called “election stress disorder”.

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Back-to-school stress, how much is too much?

It’s no secret that when the summer sun begins to set, it doesn’t take long for back-to-school stress to set in.

Health Talk spoke with Michael Miller, Psy.D., L.P., an associate psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry about how this strain can impact the wellbeing of students, and what parents can do to help combat stress as school is in session.

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In the News: Experiences with nature good for your overall health

Nature can provide you with more than fresh air and a nice view. In fact, nature can enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

The Center for Spirituality & Healing’s Jean Larson, Ph.D., was featured in the December issue of Minnesota Health Care News and discussed nature’s health benefits…

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Combating Holiday Stress

For most people, the holidays are a time of celebration.

But for some, the holidays can also be a catalyst for increased stress levels.

During the holidays, increases in family time, financial challenges or responsibilities can be overwhelming. In addition, these stressors can be compounded as we sleep and exercise less and our food and alcohol intake climbs.

But the good news is that with a few simple tips, most people can help keep stress levels from getting the better of them this holiday season.

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