Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll

Being lonely does more than just make a person feel sad — loneliness can affect a person’s physical health, researchers report.  In a study of 200 breast cancer survivors, average age 51, compared to study participants with more social connections, people who said they felt lonely showed more inflammation in response to stress, and higher levels of reactivation of a latent herpes virus, which is a sign of poor immunity.  Click here to read the full article.