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Managing anxiety before surgery

It is normal to feel increased levels of stress, tension, and anxiety when you are planning to have surgery and spend time in the hospital. 

The stress response happens when your body and mind are getting you ready to cope with an event or time that may feel difficult or scary.

Listen in as Barbara Hopperstad, MA., explains how you can manage pre-surgical stress and how that can help you have a better surgical outcome.


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