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Former Surgeon General Murthy To Speak On Stress, Sept. 7

Dr. Murthy

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th U.S. surgeon general, will visit NIH on Thursday, Sept. 7 to discuss “A Nation Under Pressure: The Public Health Consequences of Stress in America.” The event, a conversation with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, will take place in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon and be streamed live via NIH Videocast (videocast.nih.gov) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/nih.gov and facebook.com/nih.nccih). Murthy’s talk is the 2017 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in Complementary Therapies, part of a series honoring the founding director of NCCIH.

During their discussion, Murthy and Collins will address what research is revealing about the health effects of stress and 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 individuals and communities and explore how models of successful interventions might be scaled to reach larger communities.

The lecture is being supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit nccih.nih.gov/news/events/lectures/SES17.

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