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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We showed it's not just death that can give you a broken heart, but illness in your spouse can give you a broken heart and contribute to death.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You can die of a broken heart not just when your partner dies but also when your partner falls ill.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Over the first 30 days it can be almost as bad for you to have a sick spouse as a dead spouse.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We showed you can die of a broken heart not just when your partner dies, but when your partner falls ill. We showed it is not just death that can give you a broken heart, but illness -- even when the spouses don't die.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If you are living at the margin, economically or in terms of age or being sicker, you are more vulnerable to your spouse being sick. If I am richer or younger, it is not as big a shock.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Initially the partner is at increased risk from heart attack, suicide, and accidents. I am shocked my wife is sick and I stop paying attention when driving. And there is an increase in infections.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Because people are interconnected, we think this phenomenon we studied in elderly married couples applies more generally. We are looking at broader connections -- between parent and child, brother and sister, neighbors, and friends.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“These are a huge set of issues of fundamental social science interest that shed light on the workings of society.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You can save my life by taking better care of my spouse as she dies. People care about the burden of their death on their loved ones. When I'm sick I want to know the impact of my health on the health of my loved ones.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What it means to me is that people are interconnected, and so their health is interconnected, and in really real ways, there can be a kind of spread of disease between people.”

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