Stress Is Good — In Small Amounts

A new study in the July issue of Psychological Bulletin examines 30 years' worth of research on the links between health and immunity. Findings suggest short-term stress may boost immunity, but prolonged stress can weaken the body's defenses against disease. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with study co-author Suzanne Segerstrom.

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