Calling mom can reduce stress levels

Your mom was right (as usual): It's good for your health to give her a phone call.

This final note today.

Call your mom. No, seriously. Call your mom -- it's good for you.

The Wired Science blog from Wired magazine reports on a study today that shows when people are stressed, talking to mom made 'em feel better -- physiologically. Stress hormones dropped, comfort hormones rose. Contact has to be on the phone or in person. Texting doesn't do a thing for you.

Marketplace angle? None. Just a plug for moms everywhere.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy in the country.

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