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Guest Blog: Can Dogs Protect Seniors Against Heart Disease?

For thousands of years, dogs have been considered “man’s best friend.” Current research now suggests that not only do our furry friends make us smile as we come through the door, but they may be a friend for our health too. By contributing to lower cholesterol levels, increase in daily physical activity, and reduced risk of depression and anxiety, owning a dog may help protect against heart disease.   Seniors and Cardiovascular Health According to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, in 2010, 37.2 percent of the 41.4 million elderly persons (age 65 and older) in the U.S reported that they…

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