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You're Fired: The Health Effects Of Job Insecurity

Can fear of losing your job harm your health?

A study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that heart attacks are no joke for people who suspect they are going to be laid off.

Over four years, a study group with imperiled jobs was found to have a forty to sixty percent greater occurrence of heart disease than a control group whose jobs were secure.

And that's not all! People in insecure jobs also gained weight, overslept, tended to avoid exercise, and had higher cholesterol rates.

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