Healthy ways to cope with stress

COVID-19 has changed a lot in our lives. People are afraid of getting sick or making others sick. Many are worried about their jobs, paying bills or daily routine. Others suffer from being isolated and feeling disconnected. Not to mention, the anxiety of wearing a mask, even though it protects you and others. As the […]

How to kick the habit: Skipping breakfast

Val Gleason is the president and chief executive officer at Newton Medical Center. Gleason joined Newton Medical Center in 2004 as vice president of physician services and most recently served as the hospital’s chief clinical integration officer. She graduated from Newman University with a B.S. in Business and holds an MBA from Baker University. She’s […]

How to kick the habit: Stress – is it hurting my heart?

We hear so much about stress these days. The American Institute of Stress defines it as “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.”  I’ve noticed it’s generally discussed in a negative context. But I’d argue there is a distinct difference between everyday stress and distress. Everyday stress is not normally harmful when you have appropriate […]