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I'm writing a sentence that I believe would sound and read better if there was a verb for it.

The stress management program both decreased additional cardiac events, and made them realise what really causes their stress, and with this, how to cope with their stress.

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    What sentence are you writing for which context? Can you include it in your question?
    – user140086
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:24
  • @Rathony edited!
    – corybantic
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:46
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    "...and enlightened them as to what really causes their stress..." or educated or informed.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:46
  • "... and informed them of what really causes..."
    – user140086
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:49
  • Thanks! I also tried "The stress management program succeeded in both a smaller amount of cardiac events, and helped patients realise and approach the root of their anxiety. "
    – corybantic
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:53

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Enlightened

To give information to; inform or instruct.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/enlightened

So in your context

The stress management program both decreased additional cardiac events, and enlightened them as to what really causes their stress, and with this, how to cope with their stress.

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  • Basically what @Rathony said, but in answer form. Thanks! Now I can mark this question as "Answered"
    – corybantic
    Jan 26, 2016 at 13:07
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Consider elucidate:

To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

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