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Does social media make you lonely?

December 21, 2018

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Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Contributor

As a practicing general internist for many years, Dr. Nobel experienced “the front lines” of health care and its delivery. Currently, through his faculty appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical … See Full Bio
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Nutrindo Ideias
December 23, 2018

Very good article! It as about time to someone say something about it.

December 22, 2018

Sure seems to result in dogs being lonely. I’ve lost count of how many people I see at the beach (on the OR coast) and elsewhere w/their dogs. and their cellphones or tablets. The dogs, if they’re not running off & jumping on other people’s dogs, harassing shore birds, etc., are staring at their owners, who are ignoring them & staring at their screens instead. For up to 30 minutes w/only occasional glances at their dogs.

No doubt, if asked, each of these dog owners would say they “loved” their dog.

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