A Stroke Impacts Spouse’s Health, Too

Swedish researchers report caring for a spouse who had a stroke may negatively impact their mental and physical health for years to come. The two most important predictors of the caregiver spouse's quality of life was the extent of the spouse's stroke disability and their own age. Even when stroke survivors impairment was relatively mild the…

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Your Spouse’s Friends May Influence Your BP

It is recognized that an individual's own social relationships influences  their longevity.  Researchers studied the social network quality of 94 couples free of hypertension, heart disease, or psychological disorders. After adjustments, a greater number of supportive social ties was associated with lower blood pressure, and a larger number of aversive relationships were associated with higher blood pressure…

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