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Dealing with “headline anxiety”? How to help yourself, and your kids, cope.
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Dealing with “headline anxiety”? How to help yourself, and your kids, cope.

It has been a heavy start to the new year.Northern California was pounded by deadly, destructive storms for the first three weeks of 2023.Within the past two weeks, California has seen two separate mass shootings: one in Monterey Park that killed 11 people during Lunar New Year festivities, and another in Half Moon Bay that killed seven migrant farm workers.Now, communities are calling for justice after body camera video was released of the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols, who grew up in Sacramento. From young children to adults, these traumatic events can be a lot to process and can take a toll on your mental health.Some may be feeling "headline anxiety," or feel trapped by endless doom scrolling.KCRA 3 spoke with Dr. Eric Tepper, who is a family practice doctor. He also run...
1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During Pandemic
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1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During Pandemic

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of public health workers have endured threats, anger and aggression from the public during the pandemic, and that has come at a steep cost to their mental health, a new study finds.“The negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers have been documented and the research on psychological impacts is building,” said lead study author Hope Tiesman. She is a research epidemiologist with the division of safety research at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Morgantown, W.Va.“Public health workers do the important work of disseminating information and services to the public; making sure their health and well-being are addressed in the face of workplace ...
Best Breathing Exercises for Anxiety
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Best Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear or tension about things that may happen. If you’re dealing with anxiety, one of the best ways to cope can be literally just one breath away. Breathing exercises are one of many ways to help manage anxiety.Getty ImagesBenefits of Breathing Exercises They can lower your blood pressure and slow your heart rate, making you feel more relaxed. They relax the nervous system. When most people are anxious, they take short, shallow breaths that may signal a stress response in the body, says Jaryd Hiser, a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Your stress response is how the body reacts to a perceived threat, and it can cause that shallower breathing as well as a qui...