September 24, 2007 |
Oprah Winfrey recently informed the nation on "Good Morning America" that she "blew out her thyroid" at the end of last season because of stress. But that isn't exactly a medical term. No one blows out a thyroid, says endocrinologist Dr. Terry Smith of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. "What is that? Like a right rear tire on a Ferrari?" he asks.
November 22, 1998 |
The phone is ringing, bosses are hovering and the deadline is just about here. You can't prioritize, your muscles are tense, and all you can think about is how awful it all is. If only you could escape, maybe you could get it all together. Companies including Bethesda, Md.-based Acacia Life Insurance Co. and New York City's PT & Co. realized a need for mending the worker's soul, and both provide that escape in the form of a meditation room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 |
A wealthy Century City physician, who pleaded guilty to 25 felony fraud and theft charges after bilking insurance carriers of up to $8 million, claimed he was stressed out after his indictments and has been receiving $266 a week in state disability payments. On Thursday, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said Dr. Gershon W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1987
Reading the article (March 21), "Asst. City Atty. Accused of Perjury Files Stress Claim," makes me think that the words "suffered job-related stress" are becoming a standard operating procedure for every kind of job. Nice if you can get 90% of a $76,669 annual salary. If this goes on, everyone on down to the lowest filing clerk will claim disability. When one begins to enumerate the positions and work all of us take on, I dare anyone to not be able to discover some stress. Just listing a few makes one think: a housewife, the nurse, the teacher, the pupil, a waitress, a trash collector, an actor, the President, the janitor, a salesperson, and a whole host of others.
February 16, 2013 |
Suppose you're under a lot of pressure. Does it feel like a huge flood is swirling around in your brain, tossing your thoughts every which way? Well, Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson say, maybe that's because your brain really is flooded - with dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that the brain needs to run at full capacity, but as with so many good things, it's possible to have too much of it. So, as your brain keeps producing fresh dopamine, it has to keep getting rid of the old. In the prefrontal cortex, special enzymes called COMT - for catechol-O-methyltransferase - carry out these mop-up operations.
May 20, 2011 |
Men, it's your health and happiness or hers. Women, it's your health and happiness or his. At the end of the day, if there's housework to be done (and there's always housework to be done) and you’re both employed (as almost 52% of married couples with children younger than 6 are), there's only one winner. Grim, yes. But that is the finding of a study published recently in the Journal of Family Psychology , and conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California.