Ways to manage stress during times of crisis
In case you're feeling anxious during the coronavirus pandemic, it may help to understand how to manage anxiety. Kaushal Nanavati, MD, is a doctor of family medicine and serves as director of integrative medicine at Upstate. He talks about the benefit of taking a deep breath and asking, "What can I do at this moment?" when things seem overwhelming. He also addresses how to take care of yourself and keep calm during this stressful time.
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