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Dr. Ken's Corner:  Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Doctors can add another risk factor when taking a patient's history--loneliness.  A strong body of evidence now shows that lonely people are more likely to become ill and die early.  Heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and suicide have all been linked to chronic loneliness.  And studies show that Americans, young and old alike, are lonelier than ever.

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Topics: loneliness, patient history, risk factor, health problems

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