Doctor Says Loneliness Can be as Deadly as Cigarettes

Can loneliness be as deadly as cigarettes?  How can you combat loneliness?

Dr. William Courter

On this week’s Health & Wellness Wednesday segment Dr. William Courter explains how friendship lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, improves the immune system, and decreases the risk of major illnesses.  Click here to listen to the entire interview!

Dr. William Courter has been the associate medical director of a large health-care agency, and a national consultant on difficult cases, helping shape the health care for thousands of patients.  He is currently the founder of the Boomer Health Institute and the author of THE BOOMER SURVIVOR KIT: An Indispensable Guide for Yourself * Your Relationships * Your Life, which helps the baby boomer population and others lead a less stressed, more balanced, and more meaningful life.