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The Great Recession's Effect On Our Health

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The Great Recession affected millions of jobs and caused many families to lose their houses, but how did it affect our health? According to research by Sarah Burgard, Ph.D., the Great Recession changed major health indicators for those affected by job and other losses. However, her study found unexpected changes such as a drop in mortality in infants and from accidents and heart disease among adults. She talks about how economic downturns have countervailing effects on different groups of people.