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'Tis the Season for Holiday Stress

From last-minute gift shopping, to preparing for family celebrations, being of good cheer isn't always easy during the holidays.

Health experts discuss the effects that stress can have on your health, and offer some suggestions for keeping your cool during this frantically festive season.


Esther Sternberg, MD, author The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions; director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program; chief of the section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health

Edward T. Creagan, MD, author of How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis; moderator of the Mayo Clinic Stress Blog; professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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