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Column: Broaden your social horizon to improve overall health

2:49 PM, Mar. 1, 2013
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Ever wonder why Tom Hanks' character in "Cast Away" made friends with a volleyball named Wilson? He probably would not have survived such an ordeal without "someone" to talk to. Having a strong social network and connecting with others is crucial for overall well-being. Isolation or having a negative social network can cause depression, anxiety, substance abuse, general illness, or even suicidal thoughts or actions.

Maintaining a healthy social network will not come naturally for many; you might need to work at it in the same way you exercise consistently to maintain general health. ...

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