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Love & Marriage: Improving Health

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Marriage and social relationships can improve your health.
Air Date: 6/28/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
John HigginsJohn P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Love & Marriage: Improving Health
A recent study showed that those who were married were more likely to recover after a heart attack. They also had a shorter hospital stay by about two days.

The overall benefit of marriage outweighs the risk if it is a reasonable marriage.

Married folks tend to live longer, have less depression and are healthier than those who don't socialize. Socializing isn't based on your number of social media buddies. It's based on people you interact with face-to-face.

Knowing you have the support around you during a health event will help your recovery. If you're not married, a great group of friends will provide comfort and support.

Listen in as Dr. John Higgins shares how marriage can help your health.
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