Green Space in Cities May Soothe the Heart

March 20, 2015 11:00 AM

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FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Turning vacant lots into attractive green plots may make life less stressful for city residents, a new study suggests.

The research included people in two Philadelphia neighborhoods who wore heart rate monitors when they went for walks in their area. Some vacant lots in one neighborhood underwent "greening" -- which included cleaning, debris removal, planting grass and trees and installation of a low wooden post-and...

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