Stress levels are higher than pre-pandemic levels across the board according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of adults agreed that uncertainty about the coming months causes them stress.

On this week's Health News You Can Use, we’re talking to Dr. Tracy Stevens, cardiologist and medical director of Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, about how your body processes stress, how stress can impact your heart, and what people should be mindful of during stressful times.

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