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The High Health Toll of Social Isolation — and What Providers Can Do to Help

health toll of social isolation

Most patients don’t get a call from the doctor’s office inquiring about their Thanksgiving plans. But that’s exactly how one health care system is addressing a clear threat to patients’ health — social isolation. In a post to the Wall Street Journal blog “The Experts” (subscription only), Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., explains that social isolation among older adults can worsen their health.

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