Stress Levels Run High And Take Toll On Americans' Health

NPR: For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family
Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic – even disabling. And there's a lot of toxic stress out there. A national poll done by NPR with our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that more than one in every four Americans say they had a great deal of stress in the previous month (Knox and Neighmond, 7/7).

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