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COPING WITH LIFE
August 30, 1987
Stress: What is it?
Stress is to be tense, under pressure, uptight.
Do you ever feel this way? Tense? Under pressure? Uptight?
Time Magazine: "Stress: Can we cope?" June 6, 1983, pp 48-54
"Two-thirds of office visits to family doctors are prompted by stress-related symptoms.
At the same time, leaders of industry have become alarmed by the huge cost of such
symptoms in absenteeism, company medical expenses and lost productivity."
"Effects of stress are costing American business $50 to $75 billion a year, or
more than $750 for every U.S. worker."
"Stress is a major contributor, either directly or indirectly, to coronary heart disease,
cancer, lung ailments, accidental injuries, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide."
Dr. Joel Elkes, University of Louisville says, "Our mode of life itself, the way we live,
is emerging as today's principle cause of illness."
How is your stress level?
Jesus lived under stress ...
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