A lot of Americans feel lonely – between one-third and half, depending on which research you consult. The holidays can be an especially difficult time for people who spend them alone.
A few weeks ago, we talked about the emotional experience of loneliness.
Today, we looked at the health effects and financial costs of sustained loneliness with Kerstin Emerson, a clinical assistant professor of gerontology at the University of Georgia's College of Public Health.
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