In previous psychology and sociology classes, I have witnessed controversial debates on whether marriage truly improves health. While some believe marriage has no effect on ones emotional or physical being, the article below suggest that it does. The author found that those who were married were less likely to die from diseases in comparison to their unmarried peers. The article also states that today, future studies would have to be conducted to access the effect of gay marriage, divorce participants and domestic partnership. Yet this article still leaves one to wonder why is it that married people are less likely to be diagnosed with pneumonia, cancer and undergo surgery. Is marriage truly correlational to health and if not what other underlying factors are there?