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Stress: Don't Let It Rule Your Life

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Work, family and financial worries... this is all called stress and it's wreaking havoc on your body.
Air Date: 2/6/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Nancy Simpkins, MD
Dr. Nancy SimpkinsFor over 25 years Dr. Nancy Simpkins, a Board Certified Internist, with a practice in Livingston, NJ, has been involved in all aspects of internal medicine, with a focus on women’s health.

Known for her diagnostic ability, coupled with her wit, Dr. Simpkins has garnered a huge following and become a sought after speaker, guest and consultant for women’s groups. She is dedicated to raising awareness by providing the most current and up to date information for people of any age (even those over 40) can utilize to feel and look their best. Recently, Dr. Simpkins appeared with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his syndicated television show, The Dr. Oz Show, where she debunked “medical myths” including the myth that caffeine stunts your growth.  

Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Dr. Simpkins was greatly influenced by her mother and father. Her father, also a doctor, was known as the original “Marcus Welby.” Dr. Simpkins attended Bucknell University and graduated cum laude in 1980 with a degree in psychology. She originally planned on getting a PhD in psychology when her mother said, “Why spend 5 years getting that degree when you can get a medical degree in four years?” Her mother’s insight aided Dr. Simpkins’ decision to attend medical school instead. 

Dr. Simpkins graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1984 and passed the National Board of Medical Examiners certification exam one year later. She completed both her internship and residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. In 1989 Dr. Simpkins received her certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Today, Dr. Simpkins is affiliated with St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. In addition to her solo practice, Dr. Simpkins is also a Medical Advisor for the state of New Jersey. 

Dr. Simpkins values being a mom, above all things, to her to her 26-year-old son and 23- and 24-year-old daughters. Every Saturday, Dr. Simpkins visits her children in New York City. She also enjoys running, hot yoga and spin throughout the week. Dr. Simpkins currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.
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Stress: Don't Let It Rule Your Life
Stress definitely comes with a cause and effect in our daily lives.

The cause can be anything from money to relationships and the effect is sickness and disease. Yes, stress is that dangerous to your health. So, how do you take a step back and de-stress before your worries take hold?

Dr. Nancy Simpkins joins Wellness for Life Radio to share the dangers of stress, how to avoid it and how you can learn to let go of your worries and start dealing with everyday stress once it hits.

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