Clay Marsh, The Conversation

Clay Marsh, The Conversation

Chancellor and Executive Dean for Health Sciences, West Virginia University.

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Curing America’s loneliness epidemic would make us healthier and less likely to abuse drugs

By: - July 17, 2023

A national health advisory issued by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on May 3, 2023, sheds light on the urgent public health issues of loneliness and isolation. The report reflects Dr. Murthy’s personal and professional experience with the damaging health impacts of loneliness. As surprising as it sounds, social isolation and loneliness have the same […]