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STUDY: Women more likely to suffer from ‘broken heart syndrome’

November 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer “broken heart syndrome,” when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death causes overwhelming heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms, the first nationwide study of this finds. Continue Reading

STUDY: Women more likely to suffer from ‘broken heart syndrome’

November 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer “broken heart syndrome,” when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death causes overwhelming heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms, the first nationwide study of this finds. Continue Reading

Heartache, pain bound together in our brains

April 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Like a jab in the arm with a red-hot poker, social rejection hurts. Literally. A new study finds that our brains make little distinction between the sting of being rebuffed by peers or by a lover, boss or family member and the physical pain that arises from disease or injury. Continue Reading