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Loneliness is an epidemic. Go and find your people.

There was an article in my medical journal that struck home this morning. So sad to hear about chronic loneliness. Come and see if the Ducks are your people. Reach out. We are feeling the love.

Loneliness is Common in Primary Care Patients

Twenty percent of adult patients making routine primary care visits report being lonely, and the prevalence is higher in younger patients. A survey of 1,235 primary care patients in Colorado and Virginia found that 246 (20 percent) reported lack of companionship, feeling left out, and feelings of isolation from others. The prevalence of loneliness decreased with age, with 33 percent (18/58) of respondents less than 25 years old reporting loneliness compared to 11 percent (34/307) of those over 65 years old. Loneliness was significantly associated with relationship status and employment status. Respondents who were divorced, separated, widowed or never married, as well as those who were unemployed or disabled, had a significantly higher prevalence of loneliness than other respondents.

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