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True friendships are good for the health of men and women

Most of the emails I receive that request forwarding to others, I don't pay much attention to, unless they have cute animal photos or some real meaning to me. One from my best friend Bev, who lives in Mesa Ariz., captured my attention. The subject line "I knew we were good for each other!" and the contents intrigued me. It was about a lecture at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, Calif., called "he body-mind connection - the relationship between stress and disease."

I have just touched on friendships and their importance to me in past columns, but the information in this email and my subsequent research should also be food for thought for all older adults. The...