Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

April 7, 2015 9:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study.

The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may lead to significantly fewer doctor visits and lower health care costs, the University of Georgia researchers said.

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