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The Social Connection

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In May of 2023 U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a surgeon general advisory calling awareness to the impact of the loneliness epidemic in the United States. With the evolution of social media and an abundance of avenues for instant social connection, how is it that we’re in a lonely culture?

Founding scientific chair and board member for the U.S. Foundation for Social Connection and the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection, Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad dissects the loneliness epidemic and whether our understanding of connection and community has evolved or devolved. Dr. Julianne explains whether in person vs. virtual connection is more beneficial to your well-being and fulfilling your social battery.

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