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Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’

Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’

The New York Times - By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Researchers commonly use the term the “Lassie effect” to describe the wide-ranging health benefits of walking a dog. The name refers to the television collie that nobly saved Timmy’s and so many other people’s lives week after week on her popular show. But even though walking the dog can have …

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