19 February 2008
From today's (2/19/08) NYT Science section ..... Large social networks may help surgical patients .... it appears that having a large network of friends and family may help you do better in surgical procedures (surprised?).
From a study published in the February 2008 issue of
Social Connectedness and Patient Recovery after Major Operations, one of the authors, Daniel B. Hinshaw, a professor of surgery at the University of Michigan , states:
"The average physician, when he takes a social history, asks about smoking and drugs and not the real social situation of the patient. And yet it looks like this is a real marker for problems".
Posted by Stan Wasserman at February 19, 2008 1:35 PM