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Researchers Find September 11 Stress Increases Risk of Heart Problems

January 7, 2008

firefighters equipment Stress and fear in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks may be making Americans sicker, according to a groundbreaking new study by University of California-Irvine researchers. Full Story

University of California - Irvine

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