Loneliness can be bad for your health

Feb 14, 2017

Here's something to ponder on this Valentine's Day. Loneliness can be bad for your health.

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Studies have shown a link between isolation and illnesses such as heart disease and strokes. But an associate professor of social psychology at the University at Buffalo says romance is not the only way to forge socialĀ  bonds.

Dr. Shira Gabriel is associate professor of social psychology at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Shira Gabriel tells WBFO's Brian Meyer human beings have long survived by banding together with others.