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What Your Social Situation Says About How You’re Likely To Die

A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you’re divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, “The Social Side of Accidental Death,” examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We’ll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing […]

A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you're divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, "The Social Side of Accidental Death," examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We'll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing all divorced, single or poorly educated people.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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