Nurses Cut Stress 40 Percent with Relaxation Steps at Work (audio) Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption It's estimated that one million people a day miss work in the United States because they're too stressed out. To help lower stress in the workplace, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study with staff members in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU). They found that a few simple on-the-job relaxation techniques cut stress levels by 40 percent and lowered the risk of burnout. Credit The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.