Latest by Stephanie Stephens

Woman stressed out by a heavy workload.

Your Stressful Job Raises Your A-fib Risk

A Swedish study reports that job strain is associated with an almost 50 percent increased risk of a-fib.

Doctor checking a toddler's ears.

Smoking Exposure May Cause Toddler's Hearing Impairment

Research from Japan shows that exposure to tobacco smoke both prenatally and postnatally may raise the risk of hearing problems in children.

Gardeners working with plants outdoors.

Outdoor Professions Carry Different Risks for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Solar ultraviolet radiation is now recognized as an occupational disease common to outdoor workers in a number of countries.

Yoga class.

Sleep Health and Yoga Team Up for Better Sleep in Low-Income Communities

New research says that delivering sleep health education and yoga interventions in low-income communities improved both sleep quality and daytime functioning.

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Five Questions

Meet Multiple Sclerosis Activist Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis shares her experience with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and what inspired her to start Center Without Walls.

Woman crossing a city street.

Quicken Your Pace for Longer Life

Walking at an average or fast pace is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality as well as of cardiovascular disease.

Man sleeping happily in bed.

Sleep Seven Hours for a Young Heart

Seven appears to be the magic number for sleep during a 24-hour period, while sleeping less or more may increase heart age.

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Cost of Care

Opioid-Related Deaths An Enormous Burden

The percentage of deaths due to opioids increased nearly 300 percent from 2001 to 2016, says new research in JAMA Network Open.

Hand rejecting cigarettes.

Former Smoker? Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Congrats on quitting smoking, but your risk of lung cancer is still elevated. Here's why you should be vigilant about lung cancer screening.

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If You Want to be Happy: Involve Other People

New research says that time socializing with family, friends, and neighbors increased life satisfaction ratings.