Picture this: You’re quietly enjoying your Americano and catching up on email when your cubemate starts melting down over her bad performance review. Or you’re about to stream last week’s episode of Scandal when your friend texts you about the major drama with her off-again guy. Even though nothing’s actually changed in your life, you may feel your blood pressure surge and your heart beat faster, just as if you were the one coping with tension and pressure. Yep, stress can spread just like a virus—and like the flu, it can make you sick, experts say. Read the full article on Shape.com.
“BRB—headed to ER.” That’s the message more than 6,000 pedestrians each year would send if they could, finds a new analysis of national emergency-department visits by University of Buffalo physicians. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Lightning doesn’t strike twice—but cancer can. People who survive a skin cancer other than melanoma face a higher risk of 29 other cancers later on, finds new research from the University of Melbourne. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
We’ve collected a whole slew of simple, effective strategies for safeguarding your heart health. You don’t have to adopt all of these lifesavers, but give each one a try to see if you can stick with it for the long haul. Who knows? You just might dodge a bullet. Read the full article in Men’s Health.