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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Annual Lecture:  Other
Title:  A Nation Under Pressure: The Public Health Consequences of Stress in America
Description:  The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) presents the Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. The series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary health approaches and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative health.

Stress levels are on the rise in our increasingly busy world. In a 2015 national survey, 24 percent of adults reported extreme stress, an increase from 18 percent just one year earlier. About one-third reported their stress had increased over the past year; less than half as many said it had decreased. The top sources of stress were money, work, and family responsibilities. In this lecture, 19th U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., will explore the individual- and population-level impact of stress in a conversation with NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014 and 2017. In his role as the Nation’s Doctor, he worked to address America's most pressing public health challenges, including Ebola, Zika, and the Flint water crisis. He launched the TurnTheTide campaign in 2016, urging health professionals to join a movement to address our Nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s report on alcohol, drugs, and health—in which he called on the Nation to expand access to prevention and treatment and to recognize addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw.

During their discussion, Drs. Murthy and Collins will address what research is revealing about not only the ways in which stress affects us, but also the approaches people can incorporate into their lives to help reduce stress, such as regular exercise, social connection, and contemplative practices, including meditation. They will also examine how improvements in mental and emotional well-being can have a positive impact on the lives of indivi
Series Name:  Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies
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Thursday, September 07, 2017   11:00am - 12:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Vivek H. Murthy, M.D.
Title:   19th United States Surgeon General
City/Province:   Washington
State:   District of Columbia
Country:   United States
Name:   Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:   Director
Organization:   National Institutes of Health
City/Province:   Washington
State:   District of Columbia
Country:   United States

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Masur Auditorium
Street Address:  10 Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Annice Lawrence
Phone:   3015947939
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