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Are Online Communities Good for Your Health?

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on September 21st, 2016 Tags:

Connecting on a regular basis with people we care about is good for our health, as I talked about in a previous TPLG column, Family and Friends Can Benefit Your Health. People who share close personal connections with other people are more likely to recover from serious medical issues such as breast cancer and heart attacks. They also tend to live longer than people…

Family and Friends Can Benefit Your Health

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on October 28th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

While recovering from my own breast cancer surgery, there were long stretches when I felt alone, hungry, and in pain. I was afraid to get out of bed and walk down the stairs. Only I came to my little pity parties (there were several). My husband was out of town, I didn’t want to bother anyone else, and I didn’t feel like answering the phone.…

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