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They actually change our physiology. In one study, groups of rabbits were given a high-fat diet to establish the effects on heart health.

One group of rabbits did particularly well. The researchers looked around and discovered that one particular researcher was petting the one group of rabb...

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  • Loneliness is as much of a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, heavy alcohol use, high blood pressure, and obesity. 
  • Divorce. Some studies show that a good marriage is health-protective. It's not just about being kind. It involves learning to navigate conflict.

There are low-cost interventions that are community-based that can have a significant impact on people's health down the road.

We need to be gentle on new mothers and families and provide support to help buffer the stresses that may arise. It is something every person who's listening can...

We spend a fortune on medical care but we don't get the health results we desire.

It is probably because we're overly focused on medical care, but don't invest in our social world the way we could. We need to have a broader understanding of health, that involves day-to-day interactions.

When most of us think about health, we think about diet, exercise, and sleep, but access to medical care only accounts for about 20% of our health.

How we treat each other is the biggest contributor to health. The missing component of medicine is kindness, love and a strong sense of communi...

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Connection and belonging

These are essential for a healthy and happy life.

Humans need close connections to be healthy, no matter the form they take: friendship, marriage, or family.

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Decreasing The Health Halo Effect

It is difficult for consumers to differentiate and make healthy choices between products when there is a wide variation in serving sizes and nutritional values. So, increasing the amount of information will not help.

The best way to tackle it is for writers, companies and c...

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Studies demonstrate that multivitamins don't improve outcomes on a number of health measures, from staving off cognitive decline to preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. The health benefits of probiotics are wildly exaggerated, and taking antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamin...

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