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4 Your Health: Nurses stressed at work; alternative medicine for vets

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More than 80 percent of military health facilities now offer alternative medicine treatments.

Researchers with the Rand Corporation report that acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and massage are the most commonly used practices in military hospitals. These services are used to treat chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety and sleep problems.

Healthcare workers said complementary medicine offers military patients an alternative to opioid drugs.

High stress for nurses

The majority of America's nurses are stressed out, according to researchers at Ball State University.

A new study found 92 percent of nurses have moderate to very high-stress levels.

The stress not only affects their job performance but it is taking a toll on their health.

Three-quarters of nurses admitted they get too little sleep and 70 percent said they ate too much junk food.

Other workers stressed out

New research from the Rand Corporation reveals American workers, as a whole, feel physically and emotionally taxed. 

One in four people in the study said they don't have enough time to do their job and half say they end up working during their free time. Other major stressors include an unpredictable work schedule and facing hazardous conditions on the job.

But there is some good news on the job front, more than half of employees say their boss is supportive and they have very good friends at work.

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