Caregiver Nation: Snapshot Of 43 Million Americans Who Give Unpaid Care
A numerical snapshot of the nation's army of over 43 million unpaid family caregivers, and a portrait of one of them, who cares for her father with dementia. The average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman, and the trend is that there are fewer caregivers whose work is becoming ever more intense.
When And Where Do You Stress? Ambitious Project Aims To Map Daily Life, Whole City
An ambitious new study will aim to map the stress points in individual lives, in professions and institutions (who's under more stress, doctor or nurse? Harvard student or Northeastern student?) and even of a whole city -- Boston.
Silent Wars: Helping Vets Fight Mental Health Battles At Home
Among the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, between 11 and 20 percent are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder each year; however, about 50 percent of them do not seek treatment. Each day, 22 veterans go on to commit suicide.
Why To Exercise Today: To Beat Back The Toxic Stress Of Life
Wouldn't it be great to take little pill for combatting stress; something that allowed you to just laugh at all the bad drivers in Boston rather than screaming obscenities and giving everyone the finger? Apparently there's something even better: exercise.