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Study Shows Unemployment Can Affect Your Health

While the stress of work might feel like it's taking years off your life, working might be more healthy than the alternative.
JOPLIN, MO -- While the stress of work might feel like it's taking years off your life, working might be more healthy than the alternative. A new study from the University of Oulu in Finland says long-term unemployment speeds aging. Researchers studied DNA from more than 5,600 people. They found those who'd been without a job for at least two years were twice as likely to develop an age-related illness, including type two diabetes and heart disease. Financial advisors say the times have been tough, and they've seen people go to desperate measures to find work.

"Some folks find it neccesary to travel to go find a decent paying job, even leaving some family members behind as they're getting through this," said Marshall Hogue, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Previous research also found too much work can be just as harmful as too little. Doctors advise you to find a healthy balance and stay active.

If you're looking for a job, these sites might help:
Missouri: http://jobs.mo.gov/
Oklahoma: 
http://www.ok.gov/okworks/
K
ansas:https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/
A
rkansas: http://dws.arkansas.gov/
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