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The New (Proven! All-Natural! Free!) Way to Relieve Stress

A new study suggests that doctors can actually “prescribe” nature to reduce cortisol levels—and it won’t take much time from your day.

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    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at