• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do Pets Help You Live Longer?

July 20, 2016

two pets, a dog and a cat, resting on a pet bed togetherDoes owning a pet help reduce your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events? A recent study suggests the answer is yes, especially if you're a woman over 50 who owns a cat.

Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic oncologist Dr. Edward Creagan about how pets can improve your health and life.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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