Medicine: A Good Word for Stress

The stress of modern living is blamed for a host of ills, and especially for triggering heart attacks. But the routine stress of daily living may be better than enforced inactivity for patients who have already had a heart attack. In fact, on-the-job pressure and competition are often good medicine for the recovered heart-attack victim, according to three New Jersey investigators.

"Rest and inactivity, once a cardiac lesion has healed, do not prolong life," say Drs. Marvin C. Becker and Jerome G. Kaufman of Newark's Beth Israel Hospital and Rutgers University's Wayne Vasey. In Circulation, published by the American Heart Association,...

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