Health Flash – Loneliness

flash-297580_640Make community a priority. Our brains are wired to interconnect with others and our survival depends on community. Currently, 40% of American adults report being lonely. Chronic loneliness threatens human health as much as smoking and obesity does. It causes heart disease and premature death.

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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