The Health Burden of Stress
What We Can Do About It


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For many of us, stress is an omnipresent and frequently overwhelming factor of day-to-day life. As we begin to better understand its toll on our health, this Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health event – in connection with a new poll by HSPH, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR – shared the story of stress as perceived by many Americans. What are the biggest sources of stress? How can it affect our health? And what can we do in our homes, workplaces and communities to help us manage stress and to live calmer – and healthier – lives?

Presented in Collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR

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