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World’s Longest Study: Do This Now to Have Great Health in Your 80s
What do we need for a long and happy life? The answer to this question is emerging from the longest study on happiness conducted by the Harvard Study of Adult ...
March 17, 2023
1 Thing Can Help Holiday Parties Boost Well-Being
Making an intentional effort to recognize positive life events and achievements while gathering for food and drink at ...
December 25, 2022
The Healing Power of Stewie
Almost a year ago, my husband and I got a skittish little rescue dog. Stewie is a white ...
November 24, 2022
Dr. Steve Cole on Loneliness
Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Cole, who heads the NIH-funded Social Genomics Core Laboratory at the University ...
August 24, 2022
National Institutes of Health
Coping With Loneliness
There’s a “Peanuts” cartoon panel that might make you smile or—thanks to our ongoing struggle with social isolation—even ...
June 11, 2022
A History of Loneliness
Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his ...
September 4, 2021
How Pandemic Fatigue Made Us Antisocial
On a Thursday morning in mid-February, writer Donna Ashworth woke up in lockdown in Scotland, and something felt ...
April 19, 2021
Kira M. Newman
Loneliness Is Killing You (Yes, Even You!)
Commentary Loneliness is poison. It is deadly. Loneliness is literally killing us. And if you just rolled your eyes, I’m ...
April 18, 2021
Getting Through the Pandemic Stronger
In late 2019, Dennis Gillan gave a TEDx talk about the loneliness epidemic, and right before February 2020, ...
March 10, 2021
Joy Redoubled: Men, Loneliness, and Friendship
In the movie “Saving Private Ryan,” a detachment of American soldiers is sent behind German lines to rescue ...
February 23, 2021
Homeless but Dying With Dignity
Commentary CUMBERLAND, Maryland—Had it not been for the kindness of strangers, Henry McCain would have died the way ...
February 16, 2021
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Commentary “Are you lonesome tonight? / Do you miss me tonight? / Are you sorry we drifted apart? ...
July 21, 2020
Our Hidden Epidemic: Loneliness and the Elderly
How can we who are over the age of 65 fight loneliness, and how can we help those ...
July 7, 2020
For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off Pandemic of Despair
Even as states relax COVID-19 restrictions, in most cases, older adults are advised to keep sheltering in place. ...
June 8, 2020
Our Own Unique Isolation
I am feeling isolated. Is this a state, or an emotion? Rather than getting into the semantics of ...
June 8, 2020
The Togetherness of Social Distancing
Commentary As the coronavirus stops normal life, trapping more Americans in their homes, some have raised the specter ...
March 24, 2020
The Question That Explains Almost Everything
Commentary If you want to understand a human being or the human condition, what is the single most ...
February 4, 2020
Woman Spots Lonely Elderly Man on Park Bench, Gets Inspiration for ‘Chat Benches’ to Combat Social Isolation
After witnessing an elderly man sitting alone and ignored on a park bench for 40 long minutes, an ...
November 30, 2019
Cohousing Offers New Option for Older Baby Boomers
One of the major questions of growing older is “Where do I want to live as I age?” ...
September 18, 2019
Nancy P. Kropf
Feeling All Alone? You’re Not
If you are alone and miserable, if you are looking for human contact, extend the hand of friendship. ...
August 16, 2019
How Social Media Is Affecting Your Life
Commentary New studies are showing just how influential social media is on a person’s life, and they seem ...
June 21, 2019
The Loneliness of Being In Command
One of my later tours in Afghanistan was as a task force operations officer. My boss, Big Ed, ...
May 2, 2019
Understanding Loneliness in Older Adults—and Tailoring a Solution
Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News is not ...
March 26, 2019
Loneliness Doesn’t Drive Seniors to See More Doctors
Older adults who are socially isolated may not necessarily see doctors or visit health clinics more often than ...
March 23, 2018
The Dangers of Loneliness
Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual ...
December 19, 2017
IMF Approves Nearly $3 Billion Bailout for Sri Lanka
Capitol Report: Possible Trump Indictment Evokes Critics; Xi Meets Putin During Wartime
State Senators Press Norfolk Southern CEO About Burning of Toxic Chemicals After Train Derailment
Trump Files Motion to Squash Georgia Special Purpose Grand Jury Investigation
Boston Police Sack Two Officers Who Protested Against COVID Vaccination Mandate
Republicans React to Trump’s Call for Protests
Biden Signs Bill to Declassify COVID Origins Intelligence on Wuhan Lab
Africa Reporter Interrupts White House Briefing, Complains of Discrimination
US ‘Will Continue to Focus’ on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting: State Department
1 Student Shot and Killed, Another Injured at Texas High School; Suspect Charged With Capital Murder
Jana J. Pruet