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Americans across the country are grappling with limited movements and a lot more time at home. For many refugees, this is familiar territory. Boise State Public Radio reporter Heath Druzin joins Idaho Matters to talk about how their insights can be valuable to coping with life under lockdown.

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Idaho health officials are issuing an isolation order for Blaine County – the state’s first mandatory lockdown in an area that has reported the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far.


Chronic Loneliness Leads To Health Problems

May 31, 2018

Health experts are now finding deleterius correlations between loneliness and human health. With advances in the virtual world, Americans are finding themselves increasingly isolated, creating cocoons of insularity. Studies link loneliness to increased levels of stress and inflammation - the kind that leads to diabetes and heart disease.