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Assistant Professor - School of Pharmacy
It builds on a 2004 report that showed Appalachia _ a 13-state region stretching from southern New York to northeast Mississippi _ had some of the nation's highest death rates for heart disease, cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The new report, completed this month, confirms a statistical correlation between poor socio-economic conditions and early mortality, or deaths among those under 65.But Halverson says it's the anomalies that are most intriguing.Even within Appalachia, there are differences: People live longer in the northern reaches of the region than in the southern."Part of it's health care access.Part of it's behavior.Part of it's culture.Part of it's diet," Halverson says."There's a whole range of issues that vary from place to place."To really understand the disparities,
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