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A New England Journal of Medicine study found that sudden, unexpected and severe emotional distress can actually trigger a weakness of the heart muscle that is akin to a heart attack (myocardial infarction-MI), but is reversal.  Shocking news, such as learning of the unexpected death of a loved one, has been known to cause catastrophic […]

Don Morris, MD a researcher at the University of Michigan’s Neuropsychiatric Institute conducted a study involving 62 nursing students and 17 student pilots were interviewed for 30 minutes to determine the presence of emotional instability.   The groups were followed for 12-18 months and 4-6 months respectively.    The nursing students were experiencing some emotional stress […]