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By Kelly Strodl | September 2, 2006
A study by UC Irvine researchers could prove that stress is even more harmful to the human body than previously thought — specifically to the brain. The researchers, led by Frank LaFerla, discovered a hormonal connection between stress and Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that increased levels of stress increases acceleration of the disease through the brain. UCI researchers Kim Green and Lauren Billings worked to solve the connection between stress and Alzheimer's using a crew of genetically altered mice.
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December 13, 2012
In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" (" Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"? "Low-stress city"? If Costa Mesa was low-stress before Righeimer and company, it was because no one was bucking the status-quo folks who didn't want real improvement. And Costa Mesa can use some improvement to compete with other cities to our south for the most productive citizens.
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By Lauren Williams | May 4, 2012
If you feel like the ping of an email pulls you away from that deadline you're trying to reach, you're not alone. According to a recent UC Irvine study, employees who were constantly plugged in to email were less focused, multitasked more often and had a higher stress levels than their unplugged counterparts. Researchers cut off 13 employees — including a chemical engineer, materials scientist, psychologist, biologist and food technologist — from email for five days after monitoring their normal activity for three.
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March 14, 2008
With stress, a little bit goes a long way, UCI researchers report. A new study has found that short-term stress has more of an impact than earlier thought. It has been understood by scientists that long-term stress affects brain cell communication in the areas of learning and memory, but UCI researchers have found that short-term stress — lasting only a few hours — can have the same effect. Researchers discovered the selective molecules called corticotropin-releasing hormones disrupted how the brain collects memories.
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By Sheri Alzeerah, Special to the Daily Pilot | December 21, 2011
Fact: Having a holly, jolly holiday season means eating holly, jolly feasts with family and friends. From crisp apple strudels to schnitzel with noodles, these are a few of everyone's favorite things. But when it comes to funding a feast that can fill up a table of tummies, your wallet quickly becomes far from full. Fear no more, holiday host extraordinaire. With these simple steps, you can feast like royalty with time, money and, as is the case with all holiday meals, yummy food to spare.
NEWS
December 2, 2001
Young Chang There's the gift list that sprouts names like a salamander regrows chopped legs. There are the cupcakes you have to bake because your kid promised to bring sweets to her holiday party at school. There's the matter of whether you should eat 500 more daily calories just because co-workers and family keep throwing ginger-spiced temptations your way. There are the lines at the register, lines at the airport and, most infuriatingly, lines snaking out the door of every local post office.
NEWS
October 22, 2002
Two weeks into the school year, the hallways of high schools are once again crowded and filled with the aroma of freshly sharpened pencils. Outside, campuses can be heard the echoing footsteps of newly purchased shoes and the slight mumble of intertwining conversations. The sweaty stench from the brutal workings of Hell Week has already masked any new paint smell that may have remained from a summer renovation of the gym rooms, where unwashed PE clothes remain stuffed in lockers.
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By Jessie Brunner | January 10, 2007
A program designed to alleviate the mental and physical stress often experienced by women dealing with infertility comes to Newport Beach this month. The Mind Body Institute for Infertility is expanding from the Los Angeles community to Orange County, and is accepting new participants for its 10-week program, beginning Jan. 20. Modeled after the work of Dr. Herbert Benson and Alice Domar in mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School, the program incorporates relaxation techniques and positive psychology to offer women coping with infertility a way to deal with the associated stresses.
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By Lauren Williams | March 13, 2013
Puppy love struck UC Irvine on Tuesday as dozens of students doled out tummy rubs, receiving a few licks in return. Therapy dogs and their owners visited the university as part of a program aimed at relieving stress and jitters during final exam time. Scott Alburn, a first-year biology student, was happy to see Molly, a 6-year-old golden retriever who bears a resemblance to his own pooch in Visalia. "She acts the same way" too, Alburn said. Alburn made his way to the more than half a dozen dogs during a respite between demanding exams.
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By Joseph Serna | June 6, 2010
A few years ago, Brad Green and other Newport Beach police officers were responding to a report of gunshots on the Balboa Peninsula in the middle of the night. Officers found a scattering of bullet casings in the area and began looking for the suspect. Green headed down an alley with no lights and plenty of hiding spots. "If this guy jumped out of nowhere, he would've had me. One shot and I'm done," Green, 54, recalled. "I looked up at the sky and there was no moon, so the stars were really showing.
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By Billy Graham | December 6, 2013
Q: I'm already depressed about Christmas. Last year, we resolved not to spend as much money or get so busy, but I can already tell that it's not going to happen. How we can make Christmas what it ought to be, instead of this rat race? — Mrs. E.W.J. A: I suspect countless readers feel exactly like you do; the holiday season has become so busy and so commercialized that we hardly have time to stop and think about its true meaning. But it shouldn't be this way, nor does it need to be. You can still take steps to make this Christmas a less stressful and more spiritual time.
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By Rachel Gajardo | November 2, 2013
It has often been said that the grass is always greener on the other side. But the student leaders in the Coast Community College District argue that the grass can be greener on our side if we move toward sustainable practices. On Oct. 25, Coast's District Student Council voted unanimously to create a sustainability committee. This council is comprised of student leaders from the district's three campuses: Coastline Community College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College.
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By Bradley Zint | October 29, 2013
WESTMINSTER - They came en masse under the mantra of keeping the freeways free. More than 150 people crowded Westminster's Civic Center on Tuesday night to formally voice their opposition to any toll roads within a 14-mile portion of the 405 Freeway, from the 73 Freeway in Costa Mesa to the 605 Freeway outside Rossmoor. Representatives from communities nearby and along the busy thoroughfare - Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Fountain Valley - were in universal opposition to the toll option, officially called Alternative 3 by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
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By Lauren Williams | March 13, 2013
Puppy love struck UC Irvine on Tuesday as dozens of students doled out tummy rubs, receiving a few licks in return. Therapy dogs and their owners visited the university as part of a program aimed at relieving stress and jitters during final exam time. Scott Alburn, a first-year biology student, was happy to see Molly, a 6-year-old golden retriever who bears a resemblance to his own pooch in Visalia. "She acts the same way" too, Alburn said. Alburn made his way to the more than half a dozen dogs during a respite between demanding exams.
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December 13, 2012
In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" (" Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"? "Low-stress city"? If Costa Mesa was low-stress before Righeimer and company, it was because no one was bucking the status-quo folks who didn't want real improvement. And Costa Mesa can use some improvement to compete with other cities to our south for the most productive citizens.
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By Joe Haakenson | September 15, 2012
If there is one aspect (defense) that would be considered key (defense) to the success (defense) of this year's boys' water polo team (defense) at Northwood High school, the answer is clear. Ask first-year coach Chris Murin, and you hear it over and over again. That's right, it's defense. Northwood is off to a good start to the season, winning two of its first three games. Murin has come to Northwood to coach both the boys' and girls' teams after coaching previously at Palos Verdes High, and he immediately went to work to change things around, focusing on defense and the counter attack.
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By Lauren Williams | May 4, 2012
If you feel like the ping of an email pulls you away from that deadline you're trying to reach, you're not alone. According to a recent UC Irvine study, employees who were constantly plugged in to email were less focused, multitasked more often and had a higher stress levels than their unplugged counterparts. Researchers cut off 13 employees — including a chemical engineer, materials scientist, psychologist, biologist and food technologist — from email for five days after monitoring their normal activity for three.
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By Sheri Alzeerah, Special to the Daily Pilot | December 21, 2011
Fact: Having a holly, jolly holiday season means eating holly, jolly feasts with family and friends. From crisp apple strudels to schnitzel with noodles, these are a few of everyone's favorite things. But when it comes to funding a feast that can fill up a table of tummies, your wallet quickly becomes far from full. Fear no more, holiday host extraordinaire. With these simple steps, you can feast like royalty with time, money and, as is the case with all holiday meals, yummy food to spare.
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By Joseph Serna | November 25, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Walking down Marine Avenue on Balboa Island on Friday, it was hard to tell that this was the busiest shopping day of the year across the country. The shops were open on the morning after Thanksgiving, and store owners had posted signs to lure folks in with sales of 30% off, or 2-for-1 bargains. But there were no frazzled parents elbowing each other for the year's hottest Christmas presents, or penny-pinching young adults and grandparents scurrying in and out trying to hoard the savings.
NEWS
October 28, 2011
A Newport Beach-based doctor will discuss her new book about the effects stress has on women's bodies and how to manage it Tuesday. Dr. Stephanie McClellan will also sign copies of "So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women" at the event at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation-sponsored event begins at 7 p.m. with a lecture and question-and-answer segment. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.
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