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Issue No 39.

Fall 2018

A Study of Effect of Stressors and Heart Rate in an Academic Environment

Students: Mariachristina Altomari, Megan A. Huerta, Jackelin Perez, & Pooja N. Shah

Medical students perceive their education as being very stressful, and stress may affect both cognitive functioning and physical health. No wonder that medical education-associated stress is a topic medical students are very interested in. Anguilla research group tried to find out if increased intake of caffeine and smoking (things that can be modified) correlates with the heart rate (that is a function that cannot be voluntarily controlled) and the perceived level of stress. The results may surprise you…

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