An Epidemic of Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

Author Finds Connection Between Friendships and Longevity

Boston Globe Reporter and Author Billy Baker was assigned a story on the link between loneliness and health issues in men. In his new book, We Need to Hangout, Baker details the startling findings he learned concerning lost friendships in adulthood and the debilitating impact it is having on people around the globe. Categories: Health Matters, News Tags: Adulthood, aging,…

Black Life Expectancy Increases.

There's still a gap between the length of white and black lives.

“According to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the age-adjusted death rate among African-Americans declined 25 percent from 1999 to 2015. However, although blacks as a whole are living longer, their life expectancy is still four years less than whites and critical racial disparities still persist between the two races, researchers say.” See the…