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Cherokee Regional Medical Center/Senior Life Solutions Offers Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic

 


Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death. Cherokee Regional Medical Center/Senior Life Solut...



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