Interim Healthcare—September 17, 2014
The Ties that Bind
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery set out to examine the relationship between post-surgery pain and social isolation following a number of studies that had already pointed to a potential correlation between the two.
"Previous studies have shown that social isolation is a risk factor for poor health outcomes," said Lisa Mandl, M.D., rheumatologist at HSS and co-author of the study. "Studies show that people who don't have good social ties are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, and even dying, compared to those who enjoy the social support of family, friends and the community."
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