February 27, 2016

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Saralyn Mark, MD
How do you deal with stress?
We all experience stress. During these times, take some time for yourself to re-balance and center. This can help you deal with stress. I talk about some of my favorite ways in my book, Stellar Medicine using life's pleasures such as sex, chocolate, wine, and shopping--all in moderation, of course!

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine.

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that chronic stress seems to take an especially hard toll on the health of 40-to-60-year-old women. The most common stress-related health complaints included aches and muscle/joint pain (reported by 40 percent of the women), headaches and migraines (reported by 28 percent of the women) and gastrointestinal issues (reported by about 28 percent of the women). However, researchers did not find links between perceived stress and early death.

The study, conducted at the university’s Sahlgrenska Academy, has followed 1,500 women since 1968, following up with them regularly and asking questions about their health and stress levels. The women’s experience of stress peaked during…

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Saralyn Mark, MD

Saralyn Mark, MD, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services for 11 years and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Mark was responsible for the development and analysis of initiatives and programs on emerging technologies, public health preparedness, physician workforce issues, sex and gender-based medicine and women's health on Earth and in Space.