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For the Public Health by Renee Hotchkiss, Ph.D.

Volunteering is healthy

    Throughout the last ten years of her life, my grandmother knitted hats for the newborn babies at her local hospital.  What she didn’t realize was that this small act of kindness, her form of volunteering, not only benefited those babies and their families but was likely to have improved her own health.  That’s right, volunteering not only benefits the community but it can benefit the mental, physical, and social well-being of volunteers.

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