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November 16, 2017

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Dr. Monique Tello is a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of research and academic affairs for the MGH DGM Healthy Lifestyle Program, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and author of the evidence-based lifestyle … See Full Bio
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Elizabeth Izzard
November 26, 2017

Good advice, thanks.

Liz Feinauer
November 18, 2017

Think of these percentages…40%, 25%, and 50%. These are the percentages of increased risk an individual is at due to stress for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke respectively. Among people who are stressed, 40% overeat or eat unhealthy food and 44% loose sleep every night (AIS, n.d.). Another good way to manage stress is to spend time with a pet/animal. Dogs have been shown to help decrease stress levels among individuals. A Harvard Medical School report video discusses how dogs help in reducing stress. The video can be found at

AIS. (n.d.). Stress is killing you. Retrieved from

Harvard University (Producer). (2015, August 25). Harvard report: Dogs reduce stress [Video file]. Retrieved from

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
November 20, 2017

Thanks for this information and links! Very relevant!

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