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Dec 2008 / Jan 2009

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Health Topics: Stop Stressing

In troubled times, understand stress and how to cope with it

Your inbox is overflowing with work and you can't keep up with the hundreds of emails you get every day. You're trying to get out of the office to pick your baby up from daycare but the boss needs to see you right away. When will you get your holiday shopping done? At home, you have to make dinner, clean up, and help the kids with their homework before you can collapse into bed, hoping to get a few hours rest before you have to start all over again tomorrow. And don't bother opening that 401K statement. With the stock market in freefall, the last time you checked it you nearly went into a freefall yourself.

Feeling stressed? You're not alone.

Click here to learn what causes stress and how you can cope >>

M.D Corner: Q&A with Dr. Linda Yang

Specialist - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, BIDMC

Women's health is a passion for Dr. Linda Yang. As a specialist in minimally invasive gynecological surgery at BIDMC, she uses tiny instruments guided by camera technology to help women with everything from painful fibroids to heavy periods.

Click here to see Dr. Yang's answers to reader's questions about reproductive health >>

Health & Hope: Lily's Story

Lily Burns was young, active and healthy…or so she thought. When she had a stroke at just 33 years of age, a minimally invasive procedure at BIDMC's CardioVascular Institute fixed a hole in her heart, and saved her life.

Click here to watch Lily's incredible story of survival >>

The Heart of BIDMC: Meet Linda Trainor

Linda Trainor wasn't heavy as a child, but, like many people, she gained weight as an adult. Now healthy living and healthy eating is her passion -- one she shares with her patients at the BIDMC Surgical Weight Loss Center.

Click here to learn more about Linda >>

Health Headlines

Study Shows Perils of 'Holiday Heart Syndrome >>
Belly Fat Doubles Death Risk >>
America's Healthiest Cities >>
Music Helps the Heart >>

Just the Facts

Healthy Holidays (from the BIDMC Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine)

Before you take a bite out of that gingerbread man, take a moment to learn some interesting facts about health and the holidays.

Click here for more info and healthy recipes >>