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Video 1How Stress Affects Your Body
Description: Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. In this excellent and fun-to-watch animation from TED-Ed, Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Video 2We Train Soldiers for War, Let’s Train Them to Come Home too.
Description: Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life, says psychologist Hector Garcia. In this sobering, and hopeful TED Talk, we learn how applying the same principles used to prepare soldiers for war, Garcia is helping veterans suffering from PTSD get their lives back.

Audio 1“Smart” Pill Bottles Aren’t Always Enough to Help the Medicine Go Down
Description: A number of companies are now selling wireless “smart” pill bottles, Internet-linked devices aimed at reminding people to take their pills. But in this report from National Public Radio (NPR), we learn how recent research suggests that actually changing that behavior may take more than an electronic nudge. An excellent companion report to our chapter’s information on adherence.