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  1. Perception of Animals and Cardiovascular Responses During Verbalization with an Animal Present

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Locker, Barbra Zuck, Lockwood, Randall

    The presence of animals has been associated with decreased physiological responses to stressors. Not all individuals respond equally to the presence of friendly animals. The current study was designed to examine whether attitudes toward animals are related to individuals' physiological...

  2. Veterinary Vision, Fall 2006

    | Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)

    Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  3. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  4. Heart quiz that could save your life

    | Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

  5. Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.

  6. Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.

  7. Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.

  8. Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.

  9. Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health

    | Contributor(s):: Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.

  10. Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.

    In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy. Forty-eight hypertensive individuals participated in an experiment at home and in the physician’s...

  11. Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler

    | Contributor(s):: von Borstel, U. König, Euent, S., Graf, P., König, S., Gauly, M.

  12. Cow milk and human development and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Maijala, K.

    This paper reviews the hypotheses of the relationship between milk and human coronary heart disease (CHD). These hypotheses are examined and their original historic deficiencies are discussed. This is followed by the new and emerging scientific evidence to support, question or refute these...

  13. Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.

  14. Integrative approaches for cardiovascular disease

    | Contributor(s):: Guarneri, M., Mercado, N., Suhar, C.

  15. Paws and relax: one hospice's pet therapy journey

    | Contributor(s):: Browder, L. M.

  16. Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen

  17. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.

    It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...

  18. The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan

    | Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.

    This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly patients...

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