The importance of social support in organ transplantation outcomes
from By Maria Frisch
From Oct. 17:
Epidemiological studies have linked poor social support to negative health outcomes and higher mortality rates across a multitude of medical conditions. Social support appears to result in more positive biological profiles, and recent research on immune-mediated inflammatory processes shows how integrative physiological mechanisms directly link social support to physical health. And this asset has been shown to be a key variable in organ transplant success.
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