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Surgeon General discusses the health risks of loneliness

Clip: 05/02/2023 | 8m 9s  | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. Surgeon General declared a new public health epidemic in America, loneliness. A new report finds loneliness can have profound effects on mental health as well as heart disease, stroke and dementia. It tracks a decline in social connections and links all this to billions of dollars in health care costs. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the risks.

Aired: 05/02/23

Rating: NR

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