WASHINGTON — Married adults are more than three times more likely to survive the critical first three months after heart surgery than their single counterparts, according to a US study released Wednesday.
“That’s a dramatic difference in survival rates for single people, during the most critical post-operative recovery period,” said sociologist Ellen Idler, lead author of the study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
“We found that marriage boosted survival whether the patient was a man or a woman,” said Idler, from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in a statement issued by the American Sociological Association.
The idea that married people live longer than singles has been documented as far back as the mid-19th century in France, but Idler’s team opted to focus on a major health crisis.
Its research included both data from the Centers for Disease Control’s national death index and interviews with more than 500 patients who had undergone heart bypass surgery.
Married patients had “a more positive outlook” going into the operating room, noted Idler, whose study appears in this month’s Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
“When asked whether they would be able to manage the pain and discomfort, or their worries about the surgery, those who had spouses were more likely to say, yes,” she said.
Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."