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Watch out for stress and its harmful effects on your health (access required)

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What you don’t know can hurt you—literally. Many recognize the danger to the heart of smoking, high cholesterol, lack of exercise and the like, but lesser-known conditions or illnesses can also take their toll. Stress is one of them. “Stress is a killer—it increases the chance of heart attack,” says Gerald Gacioch, M.D., division head of cardiology ...

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