The U.S. Surgeon General is bringing attention to what's being called an "epidemic of loneliness and isolation." Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory Tuesday saying a lack of connection in the U.S. "increases the risk for premature death to more than 60-percent." Recent researched cited in the report shows about half American adults experience loneliness daily -- something that happened even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Increases in the risk of anxiety, depression, heart disease, dementia and stroke were also linked to the lack of social connection.