The Crystal Ball in the Social Network - Research on Aging
Premiere Date: 1/9/2012; 59 minutes

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There are many factors that contribute to successful aging. One new area of research shows that our social networks have a tremendous influence on our health and consequently how well we age. The two go hand in hand. Join us for this insightful look at how our family members, friends, and even friends-of-friends shape virtually every aspect of our lives presented by noted expert, Dr. James Fowler who is conducting pioneering research in this area. His startling findings shed light on how social networks form and operate, and the profound impact they have on our happiness, beliefs, health and well-being. The research has been the basis of Dr. Fowler's and Dr. Nicholas Christakis's bestselling book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives and has repeatedly made front page news nationwide. (#20496)

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