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Bodywatch; Stress To Your Advantage


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Stress To Your Advantage
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Lately, psychologists have found that some people in the highest stress situations live long, happy lives. These "hardy" people seem to possess a cluster of characteristics that allow them to thrive on stress. BODYWATCH explores how these qualities can be cultivated by others who wither in the face of stress. Viewers also discover that it's the little hassles of life that really do kill, not the major crises.

DIAL program guide, June 1986 description: “Evaluating personal stress styles and controlling reactions to pressure.”



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Chicago: “Bodywatch; Stress To Your Advantage,” 03/27/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD1D41E72B0E471FBEC7FBCA2BC04A38.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Stress To Your Advantage.” 03/27/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD1D41E72B0E471FBEC7FBCA2BC04A38>.
APA: Bodywatch; Stress To Your Advantage. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD1D41E72B0E471FBEC7FBCA2BC04A38
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