One way or another, it's almost over. It seems wrong to feel that way about the culmination of our nation's democratic process, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ready for the end of this election cycle.

As far back as July, Americans were already suffering from election coverage fatigue, evidenced by a Pew Research study. At that time, 59 percent of Americans said they felt exhausted by the amount of election coverage.

But fatigue might be the least of our election-related problems, at least according to Dr. Robert Glatter. In a recent Forbes column, he asks, "Is the election making you sick?" After all, he writes, prolonged stress, such as that caused by vitriolic political opinions and an unrelenting news cycle fueled by constant news alerts and tweets, can cause elevated blood pressure, a key factor in everything from strokes and heart attacks to hypertension. 

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.