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The Clever Way Brazilian Students & American Retirees Are Helping Each Other

What do you get when you combine older Americans who want someone to talk to and young Brazilians who want to learn English? The "Speaking Exchange" program, an innovative program developed by the Bra…

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How Loneliness Makes Us Sick

Obesity may be touted as America’s most pressing health crisis, but loneliness is twice as deadly as carrying around excess weight, according to prominent University of Chicago psychologist, John Caci…

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The Shocking Reason More Seniors Are Going to the Doctor

Every day, three out of four doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) see at least one older patient due to a single, surprising complaint: loneliness. Researchers from the Campaign to End Loneliness, a …

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