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Tetris and other absorbing brain games can get you into a "flow" state that relieves stress. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

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Physicians face long hours, frustrating paperwork and sometimes difficult patients. But researchers aren't so clear on whether burnout is the right word to describe their problems. ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Vacation days piling up? Even a short trip can boost well-being. Kristen Uroda for NPR hide caption

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Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation

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Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

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New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and endure stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. Leland Bobbe/Getty Images hide caption

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Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

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Hannah Vanderkooy demonstrates the napping pod she uses at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, N.M. Joe Suarez for NPR hide caption

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Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

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Parents can phrase advice to their teens about coping with stress in ways that also help teenagers imagine the perspectives of others. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Uncertainty about the future can raise stress levels, psychologists say. Here, students in Charlotte, N.C., hold hands during a Sept. 21 protest after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a police officer. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

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Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

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Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

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