(ANIMAL CONNECTION) LOS ANGELES — UCLA Cardiology professor, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, thinks that humans may have more in common with animals than we realize. We seem to contract the same diseases. This may seem like a basic idea, but some of these common diseases include psychological afflictions, like cutting, and even sexually transmitted diseases, like Chlamydia. The NY Times released a brief essay based on the new book by Natterson-Horowitz and writer Kathryn Bowers, called “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.” Read more below to learn what surprising health afflictions we share with animals and what that means about the future of medicine. — Global Animal

Read the full NY Times essay here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/opinion/sunday/our-animal-natures.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all