When is stress good for you?

The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime

Cerebral Cortical Neuron. Digital Light Microscope — By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

By Bruce McEwen

Stress pervades our lives. We become anxious when we hear of violence, chaos or discord. And, in our relatively secure world, the pace of life and its demands often lead us to feel…

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